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Dolores Huerta

Alexis Davis (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988236

Growing up, Dolores Huerta saw few people in power who looked like her. But her desire to help farm workers drove her to become a leader. After cofounding a labor union in 1962, Huerta helped improve the lives of countless farm workers. Her message of working together for change continues to inspire people around the world.

Chien-Shiung Wu

Alexis Davis (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988953

Born in China, Chien-Shiung Wu moved to the U.S. in 1936. Her dream was to become a physicist. But at the time, there were few women scientists. Discrimination was an issue too. Still, Wu did not give up. With hard work, she not only changed the field of physics, but also blazed a trail for women in science.

Ellen Ochoa

Monika Davies (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988649

As a girl, Ellen Ochoa didn’t dream of going to space. But then she saw Sally Ride do it. This role model inspired Ochoa to apply at NASA. With hard work and perseverance, Ochoa became the first Latina to go to space. Now Ochoa is working to ensure diversity in the next generation of space explorers.

She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics...and the World

Caitlin Donohue (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401638

Whichever side of the political aisle you lean toward, it can seem like the only people in power are white men. But the balance is beginning to tip. Women are being elected at record rates and government is beginning to more accurately reflect the people it represents. Read these profiles of forty-four women in leadership from both sides of the US political spectrum and from around the world to learn about their paths to power, their achievements and missteps, and their lasting legacies. This book will show you what the road to power looks like for women in modern times. By showing up and representing women in the decisions that make or break a country, these leaders pave the way for future female politicians.

Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee Nation

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988199

Wilma Mankiller knew firsthand the hardships facing the Cherokee people in the mid-20th century. After growing up in poverty, she got involved in the Native American rights movement of the 1960s and resolved to fight for change. As the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, her hard work and determination improved health care, education, and living conditions for her tribe. Mankiller’s legacy of compassion and dedication continues to inspire people in the American Indian community and beyond.

Misty Copeland: Prima Ballerina

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988137

Misty Copeland has faced many challenges in her life. From starting dance at a late age and not having a typical dancer’s body type to growing up with abuse and poverty, her journey to becoming the American Ballet Theatre’s first Black prima ballerina has not been easy. Driven by her passion for dance, Copeland continues inspire change in the world of ballet.

Temple Grandin: Autism and Animal Welfare Activist

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988144

At age two, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though this led to many challenges throughout her life, Grandin views her disability as a gift. ASD allowed her to see the world in a different way and make a connection between two seemingly unrelated areas: animal welfare and autism. Today, Grandin works to educate people on animal behavior and humane treatment. She is also a renowned advocate for people with ASD.

Tyler Perry: Media Mogul

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988168

Despite a rough childhood and many setbacks early in his career, Tyler Perry’s spirit never broke. He has since come to dominate Hollywood, even building and operating his own film studio. Through sheer determination, Perry has risen to the top and become an advocate for people in underrepresented groups in the film industry. He now uses his influence and wealth to create opportunities for underdogs like himself.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988120

As a minister and an activist, Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to helping others. He fought for equality during a time when Black people in America experienced great injustice. His life and legacy continue to inspire others to push for change.

The One Percent

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532153006

The One Percent offers a close look at the wealthiest one percent of Americans and how they compare to the other 99 percent, examining how this group impacts the country's economy and society. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Class Mobility

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532152979

Class Mobility examines the difficulties that low-wage and middle-class Americans experience when trying to move up the economic ladder, and takes a close look at the roles race and geography play in mobility today. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Class and Race

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532152962

Class and Race examines how African Americans, Native Americans, and other groups have grappled with class structures in American society, studying the ways in which racism has shaped those structures and continues to do so today. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Class and Education

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532152955

Class and Education looks closely at the relationships between education and class, covering topics like public and private schools and funding, the voucher system, the correlation between class and higher education, and what might be done to lessen the educational achievement gap between classes. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Sexism at Work

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532150951

Women in America continue to struggle for equality in the workplace. This title takes a look at the history of sexism at work, the current issues surrounding this topic, and steps people can take to eliminate sexist practices. Features include a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Sexism and Race

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532150944

Race plays a significant role in shaping women of color's experience with sexism. This title takes a look at the history of sexism that women of color have endured, the current issues surrounding this topic, and steps people can take to eliminate sexist practices. Features include a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Male Privilege

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532150937

Men receive certain privileges that impact the daily lives of women and keep women in lower positions in society. This title takes a look at the history of male privilege, the current issues surrounding this topic, and steps people can take to eliminate sexist practices. Features include a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Samurai

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780357

"We face each other on the battlefield. Two proud samurai. Revenge burns in my heart. Here is where it ends."

A Dream of America

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780401

"Life was hard in my village in Poland. So I came to America. I have little money, and I don't speak English. Will my dream of a better life come true?”

Nelson Mandela

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002852

A biography of South African humanitarian Nelson Mandela, examining his long imprisonment and position as South Africa’s first black president, as well as his emphasis on reconciliation and other social stances.

Mother Teresa

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002845

A biography of Albanian-born nun Mother Teresa, examining her position as a leader of the Missionaries of Charity in India, as well as her emphasis on compassion and other social stances.

Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757660

Ignite a passion for history as students learn more about the abolitionists that organized during the early nineteen century to end slavery. The Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action e-Book offers an exciting nonfiction reader to support social studies lesson plans. Exploring some of the events during this time in America's history, this informative text spotlights significant pioneers in the abolitionist movement including William Lloyd Garrison, Sarah and Angelina Grimké, Frederick Douglass, William Still, and Harriet Tubman. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002838

A biography of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., examining his position as a voice of the movement, as well as his emphasis on nonviolent resistance and other social stances.

Mahatma Gandhi

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002821

A biography of Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi, examining his position as a leader of nonviolent civil disobedience, as well as his emphasis on fasting and other social stances.

Gautama Buddha

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002814

A biography of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, examining his position as the founder of Buddhism, as well as his emphasis on compassion and the lifestyle of the Middle Way.

Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396830

Students will explore the heroic life of Harriet Tubman, the courageous woman who helped free other slaves. With the Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty e-Book, students will examine her life, from her early days born into slavery to her brave efforts as the first female conductor for the Underground Railroad. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what Harriet Tubman's life must have been like during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.