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    Book 1
    Book 1

    What Was the Titanic?

    At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the largest passenger steamship of this time, met its ca... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    What Is Climate Change?

    The earth is definitely getting warmer. There's no argument about that, but who or what is the cause? And why has climat... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    What Was Pearl Harbor?

    A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at P... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    What Is the World Cup?

    Every four years, thirty two of the best men's soccer teams from across the globe compete for the title of FIFA World Cu... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    What Was the Vietnam War?

    Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world .... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs?

    The Age of Dinosaurs began about 250 million years ago. In the beginning they were quite small but over time they evolve... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    What Was the Holocaust?

    The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death ca... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    What Is Rock and Roll?

    Rock and roll sprang from a combination of African-American genres, Western swing, and country music that exploded in po... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    What Was the Ice Age?

    Go back 20,000 years ago to a time of much colder global temperatures when glaciers and extensive sheets of ice covered ... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    What Is the Constitution?

    We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being.... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    What Is the Women's Rights Movement?

    The story of Girl Power! Learn about the remarkable women who changed US history. From Susan B. Anthony and E... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    What Is the Women's Rights Movement?

    The story of Girl Power! Learn about the remarkable women who changed US history. From Susan B. Anthony and E... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    What Was the Vietnam War?

    Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world .... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    What Is NASA?

    Find out all about NASA in this out-of-this-world addition to the What Was? series. The National Aeronautics... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    What Were the Negro Leagues?

    In America during the early twentieth century, no part was safe from segregation, not even the country's national pastim... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima?

    Hiroshima is where the first atomic bomb was dropped. Now readers will learn the reasons why and what it's meant for... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    What Was the First Thanksgiving?

    The history of the feast! After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with th... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    What Is a Presidential Election?: with Activities, Stickers, and a Poster!

    The 2020 Election is here! And so is this book, which tells young readers all about presidential campaigns and Ameri... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    What Is the Civil Rights Movement?

    Even though slavery had ended in the 1860s, African Americans were still suffering under the weight of segregation a hun... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    What Is Nintendo?

    Founded in 1889, Nintendo started out as a small playing card company in Japan. Though the cards sold well, Nintendo rea... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    What Was the Age of Exploration?

    Before the fifteenth century, European sailors were unsure what waited for them beyond their well-known travel routes ar... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    What Is Congress?

    Whether Congress is in session or not, here is an enthralling overview about the branch of our government closest to... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    What Is NASA?

    Find out all about NASA in this out-of-this-world addition to the What Was? series. The National Aeronautics... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    What Are the Ten Commandments?

    Not just about Moses, whose origin story leaves open questions, this book looks back at the time when the commandments w... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    What Were the Roaring Twenties?

    Flappers, flag-pole sitting, and the Ford Model T--these are just a few of the things that instantly conjure up a un... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    What Was Stonewall?

    In the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, police arrived at the Stonewall Inn's doors and yelled, "Police! We're taki... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    What Was the Berlin Wall?

    In 1961, overnight a concrete border went up, dividing the city of Berlin into two parts - East and West. The story of ... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    What Are the Paralympic Games?

    It's time to cheer for the inspiring athletes of the Paralympic Games! As the Opening Ceremony for the 1948 ... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    What Was the Hindenburg?

    At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a d... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    What Was the Alamo?

    "Remember the Alamo!" is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small band of men he... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    What Is LEGO?

    The LEGO toy company was founded in 1934 by a Danish carpenter who loved making wooden pull toys. From its humble beginn... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

    When Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the "Corps of Discovery" left St. Louis, Missouri, on May 21, 1804, their miss... More

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    Book 55
    Book 55

    What Was D-Day?

    In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, an armada of 7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches ... More

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