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My Life with Down Syndrome

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490784

Meet Peter! He loves the drums and gym class. He also has Down Syndrome. Peter is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Peter sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. He’s not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.

My Life with Deafness

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490753

Meet Danton! He loves his dogs and playing football. He’s also deaf. Danton is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Danton sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. He’s not defined by his deafness, but he does some things differently than people who can hear.

Statues of Easter Island

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536802

Describes the statues of Easter Island, including theories on how they were built, the people who built them, and what the statues are like today.

Great Wall of China

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536826

Describes the Great Wall of China, including how and why it was built, the dynasties behind its construction, what it was used for, and what it’s like today.

Machu Picchu

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536833

Describes the mystery of Machu Picchu, including how and why it was built, the emperor who lived there, why it was abandoned, and what the ruin is like today.

Stonehenge

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536840

Describes the mysteries behind Stonehenge, including how and why it was built, the people who built it, and what the ruins are like today.

Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536857

Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.

Hair…Monday to Sunday

Harriet Ziefert (author) Tamara Petrosino (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801033

Wear her hair like an ordinary girl? No way! Brenda will change it every day. She’ll dress it up with barrettes, give it bangs like spaghetti, and adorn it with headbands, gold dust, and confetti.

Summer in Savannah

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133848

It's summertime! Ana & Andrew travel to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. While they are there, they learn Grandma and Grandpa's church was built by slaves. With some help from an unusual source! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Jackie Robinson

Saddleback Editors (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915886

Written in graphic novel format, this brief biography of Jackie Robinson describes his childhood, service in the United States Army, and success as a baseball player.

Jazz Jennings

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119186

A groundbreaking advocate for transgender youth and LGBTQ rights, Jazz Jennings is one of the first youth to speak publicly about her experiences as a transgender individual. A spokesperson, writer, and public figure, Jazz inspires all people to embrace themselves and be accepting of all people. Overcoming incredible struggles as a young transgender person, Jazz now uses her platform to make a difference in the LGBTQ community. A vocal advocate for equal rights, she co-founded the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation—all before the age of 15.

China

Walter Simmons

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612113494

China, with over one billion people, is the most populated country in the world. China's most famous tourist attraction is the Great Wall, which runs across about 5,000 miles of northern China. Rich with Chinese culture, this title explores Chinese food, holidays, and daily life. Eager readers will also get to challenge their tongues with a few common words from one of the many Chinese languages! Blastoff! Series

Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Moira Rose Donohue (author) Laura Freeman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178908

Though a disability stunted his growth and left him with a hunched back, William Henry "Chick" Webb did not let that get in the way of his musical pursuits. Even as a young child, Chick saw the world as one big drum, pounding out rhythms on everything from stair railings to pots and pans. His love of percussion brought him to the big time as an influential big band leader. This picture-book biography details the life of black American jazz drummer Chick Webb, who in the 1930s led one of the big bands of the swing era, earning him the nickname the "King of the Savoy."

Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Aimee Bissonette (author) David Hohn (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178915

Hallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people. And more than anything, she wanted to devote her life to protecting her beloved outdoors; she decided she would work for the US Forest Service. But in the 1880s the Forest Service didn't hire women, thinking they couldn't handle the physical challenges of the work or the isolation. But the Forest Service didn't know Hallie or how determined she could be. This picture-book biography tells the story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the first woman "fire guard" hired by the US Forest Service, whose hard work and dedication led the way for other women to join the Forest Service.

Mary McLeod Bethune: Pioneering Educator

Amy Robin Jones (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854031

Throughout her life, Mary McLeod Bethune worked tirelessly to increase women's opportunities, from education to the military to the right to vote. Learn about how her activism led her to the White House as a consultant for several presidents. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt

Rivvy Neshama (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854048

Examines the life of enslaved African-American Nat Turner and the events leading up to the slave rebellion he led in 1831. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Slavery

James Meadows (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854055

Through engaging text and gripping images, readers will learn about the system of slavery in the United States. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Amistad Mutiny

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854062

In 1839, African slaves who rebelled against their Spanish owners on the Amistad schooner were charged with murder in the United States. This book details the famous U.S. Supreme Court case that ultimately ruled in favor of the black captives. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Civil Rights Movement

Rose Venable (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854079

The Civil Rights Movement was a time of drastic change in America. From the end of Reconstruction, when blacks were denied their rights in the South, through the Montgomery bus boycott and Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, to the election of the first black president of the United States, witness the events that forever changed the way we look at race. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Charles W. Carey Jr. (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854086

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. Learn more about this historic document that served as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Tulsa Race Massacre

Kara L. Laughlin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854093

A brief introduction into the violent Tulsa Race Massacre that occurred on May 31-June 1 1921. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Tuskegee Airmen

Sarah E. De Capua (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854109

In a time when the U.S. military was segregated, the Tuskegee Airmen proved that blacks could fight as well and with as much courage as anyone. Learn about this group of exceptional pilots, whose outstanding flying and performances paved the way for the integration of the military. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician

Melissa Maupin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854000

Eighteenth-century mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker was widely known and respected in his time. Most of what he knew, he taught himself. His letter to Thomas Jefferson asked the future president to reconsider his racial prejudices. Learn about Banneker, who abolitionists would use as proof that people of any race can be equally intelligent. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Madam C. J. Walker: Entrepreneur

Lori Hobkirk (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854024

Madam C. J. Walker's skill as a businesswoman and desire to create products for black women drove her to become the first black female millionaire. Learn about this amazing woman who, while improving women's lives with her products, employed women as sales agents and hair culturists--all while giving back to her community. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Juneteenth

Emily Dolbear (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854017

Learn the basics about Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, and how the holiday celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.