North America

It’s going to be “the biggest hoss race in the world!” Homesteaders are set to race on horseback, in gigs and wagons, and even by train to stake their claim in the Cherokee Strip, the last bit of Oklahoma Territory opened for settlement in 1893. Nearly one hundred thousand settlers will...Read more
Sixteen-year-old Lon Cope wants to be like his father, Jess, working among the mining engineers exploring and developing the huge Alaska Territory of the 1920's. When Jess Cope, as superintendent, is blamed for the Board of Directors’ shutdown of a gold mine, the mine is branded “Cope’s Swindle.”...Read more
Devastated by losses in both livestock and crops on the Kansas prairie in the late 1870's, Steve and his parents push farther west to Colorado for a fresh beginning. The raw nature of the landscape and wildlife—still untamed by developing trains and canals—captivates Steve. Yet the consequent lack...Read more
In this exciting sequel to Desperate Journey, Jonse and his new foster parents set out to make a home on the edge of the wilderness. Together with a group of hardy pioneers, they settle along the banks of the Big Sandy River in Kentucky. The settlers keep ever watchful vigilance against Indian...Read more
The Franciscan friars, led by the intrepid Father Junipero Serra, have arrived in California to bring the Gospel message to the Indian tribes. One life that is changed forever is that of the tribeless boy, Aptos. Touched by the deep love Father Serra shows to all he meets, Aptos soon becomes eager...Read more
In this third installment of the Glen Hazard Adventure series, the three friends Dale, Vester and Sadler must uncover a mystery to clear Sadler's name. He has been accused of stealing his great uncle's gold watch on the night his uncle died. Dale and Vester set out to discover the real thief but...Read more
Life has more gripping episodes in store for Dale, Vester, and Sadler in this next installment of the Glen Hazard Adventure Series. The boys eagerly anticipate their trip to Boston where they plan to sell the silver they recovered earlier in the year (see Wild Cat Ridge). Never having been outside...Read more
Raised by a wise Philadelphia banker-papa and a loving, devout step-mother, Katharine Drexel is uniquely equipped to confront a distressing failing within the century-old nation of the United States. In the 1880’s, the lack of educational opportunities for Native and Black Americans is appalling,...Read more
Semi-crippled and with a poor school record, Mathew Carey should never have succeeded in anything, especially as he was also a Catholic in the intolerant Ireland of 1775. But by the age of 15 he’d gotten himself apprenticed to a Dublin printer and bookseller. At 17, he had anonymously penned an...Read more
Charles Carroll and the American Revolution
Charles Carroll was one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. This wealthy young landowner not only played a key role in founding the United States of America, but a surprising one. He was Catholic. In Maryland, laws prohibited Catholics from all aspects of public life including...Read more