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How infighting almost silenced Dr. King's momentous "I Have a Dream" speech.
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How Roosevelt and Eisenhower transformed the United States into a global superpower.
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Inspired by stories she heard from her grandparents, Christina Diaz Gonzalez tells the story of a teen’s secret evacuation from Cuba in Operation Pedro Pan.
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