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Team Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518701

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic football, sitting volleyball, and goalball events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's team sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they may differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Individual Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518695

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic athletics, cycling, archery, and triathlon events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's individual sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Water Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518688

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic swimming, canoe, and rowing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's water sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Wheelchair Sports at the Paralympics

Matt Bowers (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518671

A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic basketball, tennis, rugby, and fencing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's wheelchair sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, books and websites, and index.

12 Women in Science and Technology

Brianna L. DeVore (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820628

From “Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark to African American human computer Annie Easley, Adriana Ocampo, head of NASA’s New Frontiers program, and Angelica Lim, who teaches robots to feel, this book profiles 12 women in science and technology from around the world. 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 scientists and an engineer who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in Business

Brianna L. DeVore (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820543

From YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso, and Brazil’s Luiza Helena Trajano, who turned her aunt’s small gift shop into a billion-dollar company, this book profiles 12 women business leaders from around the world. 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 business who never got the recognition they deserved.

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.

12 Women in the Military

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820604

From General Lori Robinson, commander of NORAD and NORTHCOM, to French heroine Joan of Arc, navy officer Grace Hopper, the mother of computing, and Celtic warrior queen Boudicca, this book profiles 12 women in the military from around the world. 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 the military who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in Entertainment

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820567

From singer, songwriter, and activist Aretha Franklin to Latinx celebrity and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira, Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, and Saturday Night Live writer and star Tina Fey, this book profiles 12 women entertainers from around the world. 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 entertainment who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in Medicine

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820598

From Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the United States, to Tu Youyou, who found a cure for malaria, Ronald McDonald House co-founder Audrey Evans, and Dr. Susan Love, who is working to end breast cancer, this book profiles 12 dedicated women in medicine from around the world. 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 medicine who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in Politics

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820611

From the politically savvy Cleopatra to Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the world’s youngest female head of government, this book profiles 12 women in politics from around the world. 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 political women who never got the recognition they deserved.

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 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 Athletes with Disabilities

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820369

Wilma Rudolph overcame polio to win three Olympic gold medals. South Korea’s Im Dong-hyun won Olympic gold in archery, and he’s legally blind. Race car driver Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs in a crash. Today he’s a champion hand cyclist. This book spotlights 12 athletes from around the world who achieved greatness 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 accessibility.

12 Artists with Disabilities

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820352

Deaf by the time she was 12, Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie performs with great orchestras around the world. Born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, Ireland’s Christy Brown became a well-known writer and painter. Internationally renowned British-Nigerian sculptor Yinka Shonibare is paralyzed on one side of his body. This book spotlights 12 artists from around the world who followed 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 types of disability.

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 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.

Explore Toronto

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820192

A lively introduction to Canada’s most populous and multicultural city, the capital of Ontario and home to the CN Tower, 1,473 parks, and 600 snowplows. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Toronto’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Tokyo

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820185

This book is a lively introduction to Japan’s capital, a city with the world’s biggest metro area, largest metro economy, more than 38 million people and views of Mount Fuji. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Tokyo’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Sydney

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820178

A lively introduction to Australia’s largest city, a former penal colony that became an economic center and the site of the iconic Sydney Opera House. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Sydney’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Paris

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820161

A lively introduction to the City of Lights, the capital of France, home to the Eiffel Tower, and a world center for culture and art. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Paris’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Moscow

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820147

This book is a lively introduction to the capital of Russia, the world’s biggest country, home to the Kremlin, Red Square, and gold-domed cathedrals. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Moscow’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Mexico City

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820130

A lively introduction to the world’s largest Spanish-speaking city, the capital of Mexico and its economic center. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Mexico City’s location in its country and the world.

Explore London

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820123

A lively introduction to the capital of England and the United Kingdom, home to the world’s oldest subway, a thriving theater scene, Buckingham Palace, and a building called the Pickle. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing London’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Dubai

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820116

A lively introduction to the cosmopolitan desert city, home to the tallest building in the world. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Dubai’s location in its country and the world.