| The Capitol Ghost Mystery |
By Michelle M. Barone
Illustrations by Tara McMillan
A portrait of Abraham Lincoln has been stolen from the Colorado State Capitol for the second time, and Silvie Blake is on the hunt for clues during her class field trip to the Capitol. Silvie is soon caught in a puzzling web woven around history, ghosts and her own family. As she solves one mystery after another she finds keys that unlock her past, forms an unexpected friendship, and gains a belief in herself that will change her life forever.
The Capitol Ghost Mystery is a new paperback edition of Michelle Barone's 2008 novel, which was a 2013 selection for the Youth One Book, One Denver program.
| Paperback; 144 Pages|
Soldier and Indian Agent
By Nancy Oswald
Edward 'Ned' Wynkoop came west to Denver in the very early days of that city. In the American Civil War he served as an officer and saw action at the Battle of Gloreita Pass.
He may be best known for his role in the investigation and condemnation of Col. John Chivington following the Sand Creek Massacre. Wynkoop wasn't present at the attack and was appalled at the eye-witness accounts he heard during his investigation. In 1866, he became an Indian agent for the Southern Cheyennes and Arapaho, but resigned from that post following the Battle of Washita River. He died in Santa Fe in 1891.
Edward Wynkoop: Soldier and Indian Agent is Number Seventeen in the Now You Know Bio series.
Nancy Oswald is the author of four historical novels: Nothing Here But Stones, Hard Face Moon, Rescue in Poverty Gulch, and Trouble on the Tracks .
| Paperback; 70 pages|
| Florence Sabin|
Teacher, Scientist, Humanitarian
By E. E. Duncan
Florence Sabin was the driving force behind Colorado's landmark public health legislation in 1947, known as the Sabin Health Bills. She was among the first women to graduate from Johns Hopkins Medical School and became the school's first woman professor. As a scientist, Florence made important contributions in the fight against tuberculosis.
E. E. Duncan adds the story of Florence Sabin: Teacher, Scientist, Humanitarian as Number Sixteen in the Now You Know Bio series. She is also the author of two biographies in the Great Lives in Colorado History series: Ralph Carr and Felipe and Dolores Baca.
| Paperback; 66 pages|