Apprentice Shop Books produces award-winning high-interest historical fiction and non-fiction books for children, teens and young adults. We focus on books that open doors to American History for young readers. Our books complement many existing curriculum units and programs in a variety of settings and classrooms.
By Linda Crotta Brennan
Illustrations by Lisa Greenleaf
Once, in America
chemicals killed plants and animals. Cars and factories filled the air with toxic fumes. Oil spills destroyed ocean life. The sewage floating along Americaís rivers was so thick it sometimes caught fire. The Earth was dying.
Senator Gaylord Nelson believed that attitudes about ecology could change if people understood what was happening. He charged student organizer, Denis Hayes, with setting a plan for a national Earth Day in motion. What these men began on April 22, 1970, would change the world for the better. (80 pages)
Women of the Ocean State: 25 Rhode Island Women You Should Know
By Linda Crotta Brennan and Others
Illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf
Rhode Islandís women have given this small state a huge historical footprint. Accomplishments in business, activism, sports, and the arts make the Ocean State a model for womenís achievements. (136 pages)