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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.

Small-Town Volleyball

Erin Berger (author) Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389560

Jake tries to ride a bull that's as fast as lightning.

Forgetful Red

Rosalie Maggio (author) Wayne Alfano (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389232

This girl finds a surprising way to make friends at a new school.

Green Thumb

Diana R. Jenkins (author) Natalie Carabetta (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389270

Brad taught his younger sister how plants grow from seeds but what about the pencil stub bits of crayons and the other things she's planted?

Like a Shark

Margaret Springer (author) Susan Spellman (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389355

Jenny plays confidently and boldly after watching and imitating the skillful players on the opposing water-polo team.

Making the Team

Sherryl Warrick (author) Linda S. Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389362

Jamie has offended the most popular girl on the softball team. Will any of the players ever be friends with her?

I.A.M.M.

Harriett Diller (author) Les Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389317

Dorsi shouldn't leave her lizard's mealworms on a low shelf in the refrigerator, not with a toddler like Travis around.

Mei Mei

Leanne K. Currie-McGhee (author) Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-Hwa Hu (illustrators)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389409

Amanda overcomes a language barrier and begins to relate to her newly adopted sister.

Malia's Chance to Dance

Beth Greenway (author) Wayne Alfano (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389379

Malia is chosen to dance in the luau even after making a mistake.

One Froggy Night

Chris Eboch (author) James Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389492

A boy reluctantly ventures out into the pouring rain with his dad to move frogs to safety.