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Other Books By David A Adler

The first full-leangth biography of Gertrude Ederle, the first women to swim the English Cannnel.  This was 1926.  The very day she swam the Channel there was a story in a major London newspaper telling Ederle she could never succeed, that she should know that women are "forever the weaker sex."  She not only succeeded, she beat the men's record for the feat by 2 hours!  
This poweful biography captures the strength, modesty, and dignity of one of baseball's greatest players.  It's more than a sports story.  The the true story of great courage.  Published by Harcourt. 
When his boxing career began he was a hero and symbol of hope to African Americans.  In 1938, just before the outbreak of the second World War, he fought and beat the German fighter Max Schmeling and became a hero to all Americans.  Published by Harcourt.
Harriet Tubman was born a slave in 1822.  She escaped in 1849 and then fearlessly returned thirteen times to help guide others to freedom.  She was the most famous "conductor" of the Underground Railroad.  140 pages.  Published by Holiday House. 
Douglass was born a slave in 1818 to become a world-renowned speaker, journalist, best-selling author, and advisor to U.S. presidents.  140 pages, published by Holiday House.
Satchel Paige was one of baseball's GREATEST players but because he was Afican American he was refused entry into the Major Leagues, the "big show," until he was long past his prime.  His story is part of his country's shameful racist history.  Published by Harcourt. 
"An intriguing portrait of a many-faceted man" -- Booklist *(Starred review)
"Adler doesn't miss a beat in his first biography for this age level, which is perhaps the best so far of a man . . . who may have been 'our greatest American.'"  --  School Library Journal (* Starred review)
Parents' Choice Award
A Bank Street Children's Book of the Year.
A Society of School Librarians International Honor Book.
             Published by Holiday House
Some called Roosevelt "The Cowboy President."  He was also known as a "The Trust Buster" for breaking up powerful monopolies, he led the building of the Panama Canal, was a great conservationist, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating peace between Japan and Russia.
140 pages.  Published by Holiday House.
Biographies of heroes for Civil Rights including Fred Shuttlesworth, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ralph Abernathy, Thurgood Marshall, and others. Published by Holiday House.
The carefully researched account of Washington's trip from his Virginia home to Federal Hall in New York City where he took the oath of office as our first president.
NONFICTION publised 2021 by Holiday House.
The carefully researched account of Washington's trip from his Virginia home to Federal Hall in New York City where he took the oath of office as our first president.
The story of Roy Campanella, the first African American cather in baseball's Major League, a great player whose career ended when a car accident left him a quadriplegic.  His refused to give in to self-pity and became a hero who transcended the sport.  Publised by Viking. 
Included is an examination of Washington's changing attitude toward slavery, from his own words.
A Bank Street Children's Book of the Year.
"Well-researched and thoughtfully structered . . . Another well-rendered biography." -- The Horn Book
Published by Holiday House
Published by Viking Press.
Award winning historical fiction published by Harcourt.
Historical fiction published by Harcourt.
A Harper/Collins "Let's Read and Find Out" science book