An American farm boy and a German city boy grow up to fulfill their dreams of becoming pilots. When World War II breaks out, they have a remarkable meeting in the skies over Germany. On December 20, 1943, a German pilot escorted an American bomber to safety; this remarkable, secret meeting in the sky inspired a lifelong quest to reunite as the two former enemies became friends.
In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.
In this book, readers will learn about one of the important and necessary duties of active citizens. What is the military? What can we do to support those who are serving now? Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.
David and his family travel back in time to San Antonio, Texas in 1836 and meet brave defenders of the Alamo such as Davy Crockett.
Nell makes two wishes on her birthday, but the next day they show little sign of coming true. Everyone in her household is busy and wants her out from underfoot and no one is willing to help her find her lost cat. In the end she finds more than a cat and she makes her own wishes come true with the help of a row of tall, bright, smiling sunflowers.
In North Carolina, an organization called TABLE feeds hundreds of hungry children every week. In war-torn countries, War Child helps children cope with trauma. Boys & Girls Clubs of America are guiding kids toward becoming successful adults. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for children around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try
Oklahoma City built a school especially for homeless kids. Basketball superstar LeBron James started a school for challenged students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. In schools across the US, seniors are mentoring school kids as Foster Grandparents. This book features 12 stories about making a difference in education. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.