Seven Stitches entwines Portland, Oregon in 2059 and Ottoman Istanbul in the 1500s, to weave a story of hope, loss, and resilience.Learn more Learn more
Portland, Oregon, 2059. It’s been a year since The Big One–the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake–hit the city and devastated the Oregon coast. Meryem Einhorn Zarfati is still struggling to put her life back together when she’s called upon to save a young girl enslaved in sixteenth century Istanbul. Seven Stitches joins The Ninth Day and Blue Thread in the Blue Thread Saga.
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Berkeley, California, 1964. While the Free Speech Movement rages, Hope, a shy, stuttering teen scarred by an accidental LSD trip, plans to keep a low profile. Risk compounds reticence when she meets a time-traveler who claims that Hope must find a way to stop a father from killing his newborn son in 11th century Paris.
Miriam time-slips from Oregon’s 1912 woman suffrage campaign to the conflict over a woman’s right to own property 3,000 years earlier.Learn more Learn more
Portland, Oregon, 1912. Spurning her pampered life, Miriam strives to work in her family’s print shop and campaigns a woman’s right to vote. She finds an heirloom shawl, steps into a time-traveling adventure, and faces an ancient conflict over women’s rights. Miriam’s hardest struggle awaits when she returns home.
Fighter for civil rights, the first African-American justice on the Supreme Court, and the man who barely escaped his lynching.Learn more Learn more
From his modest upbringing in Baltimore through his years as the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall spent much of his life battling to gain civil rights for African-Americansand for all Americans. He won the Brown v. Board desegregation case and barely missed his own lynching.
How Congress Works
Step inside the U.S. Capitol to witness laws in the making and sip Senate bean soup.Learn more Learn more
Members of Congress do more than make laws. They also investigate government activities, declare war, impeach public officials (such as the president or a judge), create taxes, make treaties, and change the Constitution. How do they manage to make it all work?
Don’t Whistle in School
Hornbooks to web-cams. Dame schools to “duck and cover.” Four hundred years of America’s schools.Learn more Learn more
In this comprehensive look at the history of schooling and education in America, experience what going to school was like for children over the past four hundred years. From hornbooks and primers to textbooks and computers, discover the wide variety of tools and techniques developed to educate America’s children.
The Fall of Constantinople
The 1453 battle for the “Eye of the World” marked the end of one empire and rise of another.Learn more Learn more
Constantinople’s perfect geographic location earned it the nickname “Eye of the World.” The city’s massive walls thwarted attackers for centuriesuntil 1453, when Ottoman Turks captured the city and renamed it Istanbul. This shift in power, marking the official end of the Byzantine Empire, became one of historys most pivotal moments.
Succeeding to office after President Harding’s death, this shy prankster brought America through the Roaring Twenties.Learn more Learn more
Calvin Coolidge led the U. S. from 1923 to 1929. In spite of his shyness, Coolidge was the first president to make wide use of the media. He gave the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House. Although popular, Coolidge refused to seek another term after the anguishing death of his teenage son.
Chester A. Arthur
How did a corrupt politician turn into a president whose lasting legacy was a fairer system of government?Learn more Learn more
When Chester Arthur unexpectedly became president of the United States in 1881, he was known for his corrupt business and political practices. New York politics. The presidency changed all that. His reform to honesty and integrity in politics surprised his public and left the lasting legacy of a fairer system of government.
James A. Garfield
One of our most intelligent and accomplished presidents, and a man who served only four months in office.Learn more Learn more
James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was a “dark horse” candidate who won the presidential election by a hair and was assassinated four months after taking office. Garfield supported full civil rights for newly freed slaves. What if he had lived to serve out his term?
The Korean War
More than 60 years later, this war is not yet over. Will Korea ever be reunited?Learn more Learn more
When troops from North Korea tried to forcibly unify the Korean peninsula under Communist rule, the result was a three-year conflict (1950-1953) that cost hundreds of thousands of lives and left a division that is yet to be decided today. How started this? Why hasn’t it formally ended? What’s next?
World War I
One assassination started a war that ended with the death of millions and seeded the conflict for World War II.Learn more Learn more
Entangled alliances turned the assassination of a single ruler into the worlds first global war. After three years of horrific trench warfare stretching across Europe, American troops entered the war in June 1917. American’s celebrate the armistice that stopped the fight on November 11, 1918, as Veterans Day.
The Mexican-American War
Remember the Alamoand much more, including the Mormon Battalion, yellow fever, and a diplomat/spy named Jane Snow.Learn more Learn more
Mexico was once twice its current size. When Texas broke away from Mexico, and then sought to join the Union, the U.S. and Mexico fought for power in the southwest. The U.S. victory in 1848 included California and its gold, and made Mexicans foreigners on their own soil.