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What It Takes to Be a Pro Football Player

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820444

Playing pro football is a dream job, but very few people ever live that dream. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to make it to the NFL, from building skills to staying fit and going to college. (The NFL doesn’t take players right out of high school.) Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro football player, the gear players wear, and the risks of playing. Football players suffer from many different injuries, some life-changing. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Hockey Player

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820451

Life on the ice sounds pretty cool, but it’s not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to play pro hockey, from starting young to building skills, staying in shape, balancing school and sports, and the importance of having an agent. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro hockey player, the risks of playing such a rough, aggressive sport, and the annual battle for the Stanley Cup. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Soccer Player

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820475

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. Some pro players are international celebrities. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to play pro soccer, from starting young to playing in community leagues, joining traveling teams, college play, and being fit and agile on the field. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro hockey player, women in soccer (it’s not just a men’s sport), and playing overseas. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known athletes. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the beautiful game.

12 Women in Education

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820550

From Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, to Lucy Wheelock, inventor of kindergarten, the great music teacher Nadia Boulanger, and congresswoman Patsy Mink, who championed Title IX, this book profiles 12 women from around the world who had a profound influence on education. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women in education who never got the recognition they deserved.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Baseball Player

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820420

Playing pro baseball is a dream job, but it’s not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to get there, from starting young to staying fit, following rules set by the team, and spending time away from family and friends. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro baseball player, the gear players wear, the physical risks, and honors players can hope to achieve, like being elected to the Hall of Fame. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to America’s favorite pastime.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Lacrosse Player

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820468

Pro lacrosse players don’t earn big salaries. They don’t become famous. Most have day jobs to earn a living. So why do they do it? Because they love the game. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to play pro lacrosse, from starting young to building skills, training hard, and being fit and agile on the field. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro lacrosse player, women and girls in lacrosse (it’s not just a men’s sport), and playing like a champion. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known athletes. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the fastest game on two feet.

12 Scientists with Disabilities

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820413

One of the greatest minds in history, Stephen Hawking had an incurable disease that left him unable to move or speak. Karin Muraszko is a neurosurgeon who specializes in helping children. She also has spina bifida. After mountain climber Hugh Herr lost both of his legs to frostbite, he became a biomechanical engineer. Today he designs bionic arms and legs. This book spotlights 12 scientists who didn’t let disability keep them from realizing their potential. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

12 Political Leaders with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820406

Tammy Duckworth is a hero of the Iraq war and the first female amputee to serve in the US Senate. Norway’s prime minister since 2013, Erna Solberg has dyslexia. Lenin Moreno, a wheelchair user since being shot in the back during a robbery, was elected president of Ecuador in 2017. This book spotlights 12 political leaders who rose to power despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

12 Journalists and Media Personalities with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820390

At 22, a swimming accident left Charles Krauthammer paralyzed from the waist down. He became a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Jason Benetti is a TV announcer for Chicago White Sox games. He has his dream job – and cerebral palsy. Lucy Martin is a weather presenter on British TV. She was born without her right forearm and hand, and she doesn’t try to hide it. This book spotlights 12 journalists and media personalities who didn’t let disability get in their way. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on facts and figures about disability.

12 Entertainers with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820383

Blind almost from birth, Stevie Wonder became one of the world’s greatest musicians, a 25-time Grammy winner beloved by millions of people. Daniel Radcliffe overcame a learning disability to play the lead in the Harry Potter films. Britain’s Sarah Gordy has Down syndrome and a successful acting career. This book spotlights 12 entertainers from around the world who are living their dreams despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the topic of service animals.

12 Business Leaders with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820376

Ralph Braun was in a wheelchair at age 13. He grew up to invent the first wheelchair lift and start a company that brought independence to millions of people like himself. British journalist Dom Smith has cerebral palsy. He started a line of clothing for people with disabilities. Sabriye Tenberken lost her sight at age 12. She started a foundation for blind children in Tibet. This book spotlights 12 business leaders from around the world who succeeded despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the topic of disability etiquette.

12 Adventurers with Disabilites

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820345

Born without arms, Jessica Cox became a licensed pilot. Paralyzed from the chest down, Geoff Holt sailed solo across the Atlantic. Arunima Sinha climbed Mount Everest with an artificial leg, crawling part of the way. This book spotlights 12 adventurers from around the world who performed amazing feats despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the topic of assistive technology.

12 Stories about Helping Seniors

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820338

In Arkansas, a 12-year-old girl made wishes come true for seniors in a local nursing home. In Canada, people are joining together to help seniors feel less lonely and isolated. The National Council on Aging works with thousands of organizations and businesses across the US to improve the lives of people aged 60 and older. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for seniors. 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.

12 Stories about Helping the Planet

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820321

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen started a Clean Water Project in her hometown in Brazil. The Swedish company IKEA is working to reduce air pollution in India. A 12-year-old girl in Indonesia organized a group of her friends to plant hundreds of mangrove trees, which can protect coastal areas from flooding. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for the environment and the earth. 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.

12 Stories about Helping Immigrants and Refugees

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820314

A charity in Scotland finds places for refugees to stay. In Massachusetts, the Welcome Project makes immigrants feel like part of the community. A church in Old Lyme, Connecticut, opened its doors to a family from Pakistan who were about to be deported. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for immigrants and refugees. 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.

12 Stories about Helping in Education

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820307

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.

12 Stories about Helping after a Disaster

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820291

When earthquakes rocked Mexico in 2017, UNICEF brought drinking water and blankets. They also got children back to school. When wildfires raced through California in 2018, an MLB player and his teammates raised money for fire victims. Soon after Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, an 11-year-old Florida boy designed a better sandbag. This book features 12 stories about making a difference when disaster strikes. 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.

12 Stories about Helping the Community

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820284

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped people in need get homes of their own. Rapper Pharrell Williams offers free summer learning camps for at-risk and low-income kids. Pilots who belong to Angel Flight Northeast use their personal airplanes to fly patients to medical care for free. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for others in our communities. 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.

12 Stories about Helping Children

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820277

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

12 Astounding Athletic Feats

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820215

Florence Griffith Joyner became the world’s fastest woman. Javier Sotomayer overcame his fear of heights to set a new world high jump record. Alex Honnold climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan without a rope. This book features 12 captivating stories about athletes who pushed themselves to their limits. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

The Vegetable Museum

Michelle Mulder (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459816800

Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. When Chloë agrees to help Uli look after his garden, she's determined to find out why he and her dad didn't speak to each other for years. For decades Uli has collected seeds from people in the community, distinct varieties that have been handed down through generations. The result is a garden full of unusual and endangered produce, from pink broccoli to blue kale to purple potatoes. But Chloë learns that the garden will soon be destroyed to make way for a new apartment complex. And the seed collection is missing! Chloë must somehow find a way to save her grandfather's legacy.

Six Seconds of Lightning

Claudia Cangilla McAdam (author) Sandy Rabinowitz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389553

The boys play some basketball

Perfectly Safe

Uma Krishnaswami (author) Gary Undercuffler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389515

Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.

Surfing Iowa

Karen DelleCava (author) Ken Stetz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389591

Jeff is upset about moving to a landlocked state until he "finds his waves."

Sonny with a Chance of Buckets

Greg Trine (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389584

Playing basketball helps a boy find friends in a new hometown.