Langston Hughes is often thought of as one of the greatest and most influential African American authors. This fascinating and inspiring biography will have readers enthralled by the life of Hughes as they learn how he became known as the voice of the Harlem Renaissance. Featuring lively images, photos, and captivating facts, this book allows readers to gain insight into how the Civil Rights Movement had an effect on Hughes' life and writing as well as important movements in the Harlem Renaissance like jazz, poetry, music, and clubs. The easy-to-read, supportive text works in conjunction with the accessible glossary and index to give readers the tools they may need to better understand the content and vocabulary.
In this fascinating title, readers will learn all about life for African Americans in the United States after the abolition of slavery. The stunning photos and images work in conjunction with the engaging facts and sidebars to create a captivating reading experience for children as they discover the great impact that African American contributions to art, music, and literature made on the world we know today as well as important issues like discrimination, segregation, racism, and civil rights. Through the supportive text and accessible glossary and index, readers will be able to navigate their way through the book and better understand the content.
This inspiring biography tells about the life of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Readers will learn about Obama's childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his time as president of the Harvard Law Review, his dream of becoming a community organizer, and his journey from State Senator to the very first African American President of the United States. Through lively photos of Obama and his family and interesting facts about his political campaigns and ideas, readers will be inspired and engaged from cover to cover! A glossary and index are featured to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
African Americans in the United States fought for a long time for equality. This enlightening book details lives of some of the most successful African Americans who have overcome racism and segregation. The vibrant images and stunning facts allow readers to learn about discrimination, Civil Rights, and some of the most notable African American contributions to art, music, and literature--including such people as Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and Toni Morrison. With easy-to-read text working in conjunction with an accommodating glossary and index, readers will be able to navigate their way through this book and will be engaged and captivated from beginning to end!
Although early America did not allow women to do many things outside of their homes, there were many women who fought for their rights and worked to make the U.S. a free country for all. Readers will learn about women's accomplishments in early America in this engaging and inspiring book. The stunning facts and vivid images highlight the lives and accomplishments of women like Pocahontas, Abigail Adams, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sacagawea, Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, and Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell. Readers will be inspired and intrigued as they move through this fascinating and delightful book that also features a glossary and index to support the content.
Learn about women's fight for equality in this enthralling book that features highlights on some of the most well-known feminists and suffragists of all time, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. Through plenty of vivid images, engaging facts, sidebars, and easy-to-read text, readers discover the history behind such things as the Women's Rights Convention, the National Women's Suffrage Association, and how suffragists finally got to celebrate when the the Nineteenth Amendment was passed.
Meet some of the women from the 20th century who continue the legacy of breaking down barriers surrounding women's freedom! Sandra Day O'Connor, Susan G. Komen, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Mary Kay Ash, Maya Lin, Elizabeth Dole, and Hillary Rodham Clinton are some of the inspirational women that readers will learn about in this fascinating book. Featuring easy-to-read text working in conjunction with lively images and intriguing facts, readers will learn about women's accomplishments in many different fields, including politics, literature, art, and architecture!
Many talented and skilled immigrants came to America from various places in the world and brought with them their own cultures and traditions to enrich the American way of life. In this inspirational title, readers learn about some of the most famous lives and accomplishments of immigrants such as Canada's Elijah McCoy, Russia's Irving Berlin, Father Edward Flanagan, and Chinese architect I. M. Pei. The fascinating sidebars, vivid scrapbook layout, and lively images work in conjunction with the easy-to-read text, helpful index and table of contents, and accessible glossary to give readers an enlightening and enjoyable experience as they move through from cover to cover.
Trade routes gave rise to the ancient kingdoms in Africa, providing a rich history in culture, trade, and tradition. This appealing book will allow readers to explore the civilization, people, culture, religion, history, and traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa through plenty of colorful photos, fascinating facts, a helpful glossary and index, and supportive text. Other highlighted topics include the Kush civilization, Askum Kingdom, Zagwe dynasty, Ghana, Mansa Musa, Songhai Empire, the language of Swahili, and Zimbabwe. The colorful scrapbook layout and engaging sidebars will leave children interested and intrigued from cover to cover!
The ancient city of Mesopotamia was located in the Middle East and was made up of empires such as the Babylonian Empire, Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire, and Phoenician Empire. Readers will explore these incredible empires and discover how each made contributions and influenced the world as it exists today. The fascinating sidebars filled with captivating facts work in conjunction with the vibrant, alluring images to engage and excite readers as they learn about the Sumerian society, Hebrews, Phoenicians, nomads, and more! A glossary and index are provided to aid in better understanding of the content.
Hammurabi was king of Babylon and later became the king of Mesopotamia. This fascinating biography introduces readers to Babylonian history and explains how Hammurabi changed Mesopotamia. Through appealing photos and images and intriguing facts, readers will also learn about the Persian Empire, the form of writing called cuneiform, Gilgamesh, Cyrus the Great, Darius, and other kings and rulers of ancient times. Featuring a glossary and index for support, children will be sure to be enthralled as well as enlightened as they read from cover to cover!
Many different people have lived in India for thousands of years. Readers will learn about some of the people who have lived there and influenced the Indian religions, culture, and way of life. Featuring vivid photos, maps, stunning facts, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index, this book allows readers to explore such topics as The Mauryan Empire, The Gupta Empire caste systems, The Mughal Empire, King Ashoka, Aryans, Buddha, Mohandus Gandhi, and the Taj Mahal. Interesting and engaging, children will be motivated and excited to learn as they move through the pages!
This fascinating book reveals how various civilizations, Greek gods, and Greek wars influenced Greek culture. The beautiful images, stunning facts, and supportive text work together to teach readers about Greek philosophy, the city-states of Greece, Athens, Sparta, Acropolis, Minoan civilization, and Plato. Readers will be captivated by the vibrant photos and engaging facts about such incredible Greek creations that are still in our world today, like The Acropolis, The Illiad, and The Odyssey. A glossary and index are featured to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
Chinese culture has changed greatly over the years, but the Chinese people still celebrate the great changes in their culture and nation. This appealing book will teach readers about the incredible history of China, the Great Wall, and the various dynasties that ruled, including the Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, and Ming. Readers will also discover Chinese philosophies that are still practiced today, such as Confucianism and Taoism. The stunning photos, incredible facts, and engaging sidebars work in conjunction with the easy-to-read text, helpful table of contents, and accessible glossary and index to provide readers with a reading experience that is both enjoyable and informative.
This captivating book introduces readers to Islamic history through vivid images and intriguing facts. The text works in conjunction with the eye-catching photos and illustrations to give readers a look into the history of Islamic culture, life, and politics, including Muhammad, the Arabian Peninsula, Mecca, the Qur'an, the Five Pillars of Worship, Sunnis, Shi'as, Muslims, and Bedouins. To aid in further development of vocabulary and better understanding of the content, a helpful index and glossary is provided.
It is no wonder this island of green celebrates its nation on the greenest of all holidays, St. Patrick’s Day! Every March 17, the people of Ireland kick off a three-day celebration to honor their country and their patron saint. Ireland’s many celebrations, people, landscapes, and more are highlighted in this striking book.
Considered the Holy Land for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Israel is a sacred place that holds a rich history. This small country is filled to the brim with diverse cultures and varied landscapes. Readers will discover all that Israel has to offer in this exciting title.
The Belles of Baseball discusses how in the 1940s and 1950s, women broke traditional gender barriers by playing professional baseball, boosting morale during World War II and paving the way for future generations of female athletes. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
The Stonewall Riots discusses how in 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stood up for their rights against a society that criminalized their natural feelings, launching a movement whose legacy continues to this day. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Women with Wings discusses how in the 1940s, women broke free from traditional gender roles by piloting aircraft both on the homefront and in combat, making critical contributions to the Allied victory in World War II. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Edward S. Curtis Chronicles Native Nations considers the work of Edward S. Curtis as he photographed the people and cultural practices of a large number of Native nations. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines Curtis’s role in the preservation of Native cultures, including criticism of his work and methods. 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.
Over the past two decades, the Mexican government has signed free trade agreements with the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and many countries in Central and South America. These agreements have helped establish Mexico as a key exporter of goods to other countries, and have helped to stabilize the countrys economy. Today, according to the World Bank, Mexico has the worlds 14th-largest economy, with the countrys annual gross domestic product valued at more than $1.25 trillion. Finding a Financial Balance: The Economy of Mexico provides information about Mexico's manufacturing and industrial sectors, agriculture, natural resources, and tourist industry. It describes problems that the nation faces, such as Mexico's crumbling infrastructure and the vast economic disparity between wealthy and poor citizens, and how the Mexican government has begun to address these problems.
In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Egyptian myths and legends. Several ancient Egyptians myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.
For over a quarter century, Germany stood as a country divided. A huge concrete barrier known as the Berlin Wall physically divided the capital of Berlin. When the wall came down in 1989, Germany was reborn. Readers will learn what daily life is like today for the innovative and industrious people of Germany. Blastoff! Series
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