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Navajo Code Talkers

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982081

In the midst of World War II, a unique team of soliders fought to help the U.S. win using an unusal weapon -- language. Native Americans from the Navajo tribe were recruited to help the U.S. military create a code that no enemy could break. These men were called Navajo Code Talkers. This is their story of bravery.

Pride

Robin Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821255

Like the original version, this new edition of Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle celebrates the LGBTQ+ community's diversity and the incredible victories of the past 50 years—but it also has a larger focus on activism, the need to keep fighting for equality and freedom around the world and the important role that young people are playing. The new edition has been updated and expanded to include many new Proud Moments and Queer Facts as well as a profile of LGBTQ+ refugees from Indonesia, a story about a Pride celebration in a refugee camp in Kenya and profiles of young activists, including teens from a Gender and Sexuality Alliance organizing Pride in Inuvik and a trans girl from Vancouver fighting for inclusion and support in schools. There is also a section on being an ally, a profile of a family with two gay dads (one of them trans) and much, much more!

Oh Brother

Sonya Spreen Bates (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824348

Moving to a new city and a new school is never easy. So Lauren is relieved when Callie, Treena and Maddy welcome her into their group. But then Lauren witnesses their reaction to a first grader in a wheelchair. That boy is her little brother, Will. But she’s afraid that if she tells them, they may not want to be friends with her. Soon Lauren finds herself living a double life as she struggles with the challenges of building new friendships and trying to make it up to Will for not acknowledging him at school. At some point Lauren will have to make a decision. What is more important? Friends or family?

Children Working the Fields

Anita Yasuda (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851831

Presents true accounts of migrant child field workers in the 20th century. Personal narratives, informative infographics, and historical photos make this title a compelling and thought-provoking read for young history lovers.

Children on the American Frontier

Rachel Hamby (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851824

Illustrates the experience of children who lived on the American frontier. Captivating text, informative infographics, and historical photos make this title a compelling and thought-provoking read for young history lovers.

Children in the Industrial Revolution

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851817

Illustrates the experience of children who lived during the American Industrial Revolution. Captivating text, informative infographics, and historical photos make this title a compelling and thought-provoking read for young history lovers.

Children in the Holocaust

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851800

Presents true accounts of children who lived during the Holocaust. Personal narratives, informative infographics, and historical photos make this title a compelling and thought-provoking read for young history lovers.

Children in Japanese American Confinement Camps

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851794

Presents true accounts of children forced to live in Japanese American confinement camps. Personal narratives, informative infographics, and historical photos make this title a compelling and thought-provoking read for young history lovers.

Children in Colonial America

Lydia Bjornlund (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851787

Illustrates the experience of children who lived in Colonial America. Captivating text, informative infographics, and historical photos make this title a compelling and thought-provoking read for young history lovers.

Children in the Civil Rights Era

Sheila Llanas (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851770

Presents true accounts of children who lived during the Civil Rights Era. Personal narratives, informative infographics, and historical photos make this title a compelling and thought-provoking read for young history lovers.

Zdravstvujtye, Russia

Meghan Gottschall (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173088

Russia is the largest nation in the world. Its land spans continents just as its history spans the ages. Explore this country's frigid tundra and its beautiful cities. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about Russia's colorful traditions, rich artistic heritage, and communist past. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, a glossary, and references to learn more.

Xin Chào, Vietnam

Meghan Gottschall (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173095

Vietnam is a country of ancient temples, beautiful beaches, and bustling cities. France, China, and Japan have all left their mark on Vietnam, but this nation has kept a character all its own. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about Vietnam's incredible celebration of Tet, the lives of its textile workers, and its communist government. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, a glossary, and references to learn more.

Susan B. Anthony's Women's Right to Suffrage Speech

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172319

Monroe County, New York, 1873: Confused on what to think about the suffragist movement, a young boy stops at one of Susan B. Anthony's pre-trial speeches. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?"

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172289

Akron, Ohio, 1851: A brother and sister listen to Sojourner Truth deliver her speech. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Hola, Dominican Republic

Meghan Gottschall (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173071

The Dominican Republic is a vibrant country influenced by its Spanish and African heritage. Explore the unique celebrations, food, and art of this tropical island nation. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about the Dominican Republic's forests, brimming with orchids and hundreds of bird species, as well as its people and their rich past. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, a glossary, and references to learn more.

Hola, Cuba

Meghan Gottschall (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173064

Learn about the rich culture of Cuba and its diverse environment. This close neighbor of the United States is worlds away in many aspects of its daily life and government. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will explore Cuban art, music, and holidays, and learn about the complicated history of its government. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, a glossary, and references to learn more.

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.

Amelia Earhart

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.

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.

Women Writers Hidden in History

Petrice Custance (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124807

For thousands of years, women in many cultures were excluded from or limited in education. This meant that others told their stories for them. This fascinating book shines a light on women writers who broke that mold. These women wrote some of the most intriguing stories ever written, such as Murasaki Shikibu, who wrote the world’s first novel, and Olympe de Gouges, whose political essays helped spark the French Revolution.

Women Warriors Hidden in History

Sarah Eason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124791

There were many real-life female fighters who wowed the ancient and modern worlds with their bravery and skills. This exciting book dives into the history of women who bravely fought—some to the death! Read about Cynane, the half-sister of Alexander the Great, who became the super-slayer of the ancient Greeks, and the rebel fighters Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who repelled a stronger army and ruled Vietnam for three years.

Women Scientists Hidden in History

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124784

Did you know the first recorded chemist in history was a woman? Tapputi-Belatekallim lived about 1200 BCE and was the head perfumer for the King of Babylon—a big deal in ancient times when perfume was used in medicine and important ceremonies. This informative book offers an overview of the amazing, and often hidden or forgotten achievements of women in science, who developed vaccines and cancer treatments, and unlocked the secrets of nuclear power and DNA—the building blocks of life.