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Rick Hansen: Improving Life for People with Disabilities

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118134

An important advocate for people with physical disabilities, Canadian Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen circled the world in his wheelchair, proving that, with perseverance and courage, anything is possible! Hansen's Man in Motion tour took him around the world, raising money for research to improve the lives of those who have disabilities. This inspiring book describes his remarkable story as an athlete, activist, and philanthropist. An example of determination for many people around the world, his commitment to making a difference continues today.

Mae Jemison: Trailblazing Astronaut, Doctor, and Teacher

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118141

The first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. This fascinating book describes how Jemison refused to let anyone stand in the way of her dreams. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education - especially for girls and women. Jemison also continues to push scientific research to improve life in developing countries.

Art, Culture, and Sports

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117953

This visually exciting book takes a unique look at our globe from the perspective of art, culture, and sports. Using an innovative design, maps are populated by infographics, graphs, and icons to represent information and statistics about a subject in a very visual way. This aids readers in comparing and contrasting the same subjects in different parts of the world. Each spread explores one subject in-depth, such as what the relationship is between fashion producers and consumers, who the most-read authors are around the world, how a country's education rates compare to their amount of Nobel Prize laureates, and which foods and drinks are most popular in different cultures.

People on Earth

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117960

This visually exciting book takes a unique look at our globe from the perspective of all the people on Earth. Using an innovative design, maps are populated by infographics, graphs, and icons to represent information and statistics about a subject in a very visual way. This aids readers in comparing and contrasting the same subjects in different parts of the world. Each spread explores one subject in-depth, such as how countries are governed around the globe, who has the highest obesity rates, how urbanization rates affect the environment, and how the life expectancy in a country is linked to its sanitation levels.

The Human-Made World

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117977

This visually exciting book takes a unique look at our globe from the perspective of what humans have produced. Using an innovative design, maps are populated by infographics, graphs, and icons to represent information and statistics about a subject in a very visual way. This aids readers in comparing and contrasting the same subjects in different parts of the world. Each spread explores one subject in-depth, such as how goods are transported around the globe, who has the tallest buildings, where space missions have been launched from, and how the production and trade of palm oil affects people and the environment.

Mapping Africa

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117793

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Africa! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Australia and Oceania, and Antarctica

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117816

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through the diverse and intriguing continents of Australia and Oceania, and Antarctica! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of these continents. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Asia

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117809

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Asia! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping North America

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117830

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through North America! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping Europe

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117823

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Europe! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Mapping South America

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117847

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through South America! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

The Displacement of Native Peoples

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117618

This revealing book examines how First Nations and Native Peoples have been displaced in the United States and Canada through treaties, empty promises, and military force. Through close examination of primary source images, documents, and first-hand accounts, readers will gain an understanding of how thousands were displaced and cultures threatened. Topics covered include government relations and policies, such as the Potlatch Law and the Dawes Act, as well as the creation of residential schools and other acts of forced assimilation. Native and non-Native viewpoints are addressed to help readers develop critical thinking skills and get a sense of the attitudes and opinions of the time. A look at relations today sheds light on the lasting repercussions.

Around the World in Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Marguerite Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117458

Laughter is a universal language. Using jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines humor around the world. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and how being a "cultural insider" can help you understand humor in another language or country.

Go West with Cowboys and Ranchers

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117328

When the cattle trade moved west, herds took over vast expanses of land. Go west with the cowboys that rode the range and herded cattle along the trails from the southwest to the railheads. Discover how many of the cowboys were African Americans or Latin American vaqueros. Find out what life was like for the ranchers who owned the herds and how ranching practices sometimes led to armed conflict with neighboring farmers, such as in the Johnson County War.

Go West: First Contact with Native Nations

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117373

As settlers came west, they discovered there were already people living on this "new" land. Discover how this mass invasion of settlers impacted the indigenous peoples of the West: their first contacts with explorers such as Lewis and Clark; the gradual encroachment of white settlers on their traditional lands; the enforced removal of native peoples to the West; the clashes with native peoples after the Civil War; resistance by native leaders such as Sitting Bull; and the end of Native American resistance in the 1890s.

Amelia Earhart: Pioneering Aviator and Force for Women's Rights

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180926

As a girl, Amelia Earhart aspired to a future that would take her beyond the family and medical problems of her younger years, as well as the restrictions imposed on her because she was female. Widely celebrated for her long-distance flights, she also set records for altitude and speed, and helped develop passenger airline service. As a writer and magazine editor, Earhart also further advanced the cause of flight and of women in aviation. Her disappearance during a daring around-the-world flight in 1937 has been a source of intrigue for over 80 years. Earhart’s life and career have provided inspiration to generations of young people, particularly those whose paths have been beset with obstacles and barriers.

Racism and Prejudice

Margurite Rodger, Jessie Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195425

Racism and Prejudice teaches tweens and teens about diversity and acceptance without badgering or insulting their intelligence. This clearly-written book deals with delicate, sensitive issues and answers questions such as: Is it ever okay to hate or discriminate against a person because of their race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation? Obviously it is never okay, and this book provides coping and resistance tools to those who have experienced racism and prejudice, and advice on how to examine and stop hateful behavior to those who have perpetrated acts of prejudice. Quotes from people who have fought prejudice make the topic “real.” Stories from people who have experienced prejudice and people who have displayed prejudice both shed light on this difficult issue.

Different Families

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122209

This timely and sensitive title helps define a family, from members related by birth to stepparents and same-sex parents. Children will learn that loving families look after each other, even if they sometimes disagree or argue.

Immigration and Refugees

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121943

More than 65 million people are displaced in the world today and at least 17 million are refugees. This topical title addresses the issues surrounding how the world, and western countries in particular, deal with the overwhelming scale of refugees and immigrants flooding across borders.

Tecumseh: Speech at Vincennes

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121851

A Shawnee warrior and chief, Tecumseh was widely admired as a skilled orator who wanted to unite Indigenous groups in the United States and Canada to prevent the loss of their territory and way of life. This thought-provoking book features his memorable speech in 1810 at Vincennes, to Indiana Governor Harrison, to revoke a treaty that took Indigenous lands, and to Indigenous peoples to resist the takeover of their territories. Readers are introduced to the social and political circumstances of the time and an anlysis of text highlights Tecumseh's skill in persuasive writing.

Susan B. Anthony: On A Woman's Right to Vote

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121844

In an era when women worldwide had few rights and could not vote, Susan B. Anthony risked her freedom and reputation by advocating for women’s suffrage in the United States. This engaging title analyzes her 1873 speech On Women’s Right to Vote, and its simple, but powerful, assertion that women are "persons." Additional material encourages readers to compare this speech to works by Sojourner Truth, as well as more modern women’s rights advocates.

James Baldwin: Cambridge Debate Speech

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121837

James Baldwin was an author, social critic, and activist known for his deep understanding of race and class in the United States. This book introduces readers to his speech from a 1965 debate at Cambridge University in which he argues for racial equality in the civil rights era. The social and political circumstances of the era are discussed as well as Baldwin's persuasive argument that, despite contributing to the making of the United States, African Americans are not allowed to fully participate in the American Dream.

My New Home After Somalia

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123770

From conflict-torn Somalia, to the massive Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, and finally to a new home in Sweden, Fatuma’s family is used to constant change. Still, Sweden's cold winters and difficult language have required a lot of adjustment. There is hope, but also fear. Fatuma’s story gives readers a glimpse of how, even in countries that accept refugees, not everyone is fully accepting.

Hoping for a Home After Nigeria

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123763

Baseema’s family was nearly torn apart by the terrorist violence of Boko Haram in her homeland of Nigeria. Forced to flee their farm, they relied on friends of her father for a home and support. Still unable to return, the family moves again to Kano, the second largest city in Nigeria, and struggles to survive. Baseema’s story gives a glimpse of how many refugees rely on extended networks of family and friends and how, with education disrupted, young women are often forced to marry early.

My New Home After Iran

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123756

Zahra’s family left Iran because of political persecution and found a new home in Australia. She will never forget her early years as a refugee, from learning English to navigating transportation. But Zahra is now 100 percent Aussie, and keen to finish university and make her mark on her adopted home. The story includes details on how refugees contribute to their new homes culturally, socially, and financially.