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Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar

Jim Pipe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179708

This fascinating title brings ancient history to life with a clear, easy-to-understand overview of the Mayan culture and the mystery surrounding their calendar.

Ninjas

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189745

The Samurai may have been the rock stars of the warrior class in medieval Japan, but the Ninjas were the secret agents. Known also as shinobi, which means "to steal away," Ninjas kept to the shadows and practiced espionage for their clan leaders. This exciting book details the history and skills of these stealthy, farming-class saboteurs who were masters of 18 warrior skills, including the martial art ninjutsu.

Women's Rights

Judy Alter (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793637

What are women's rights? Don't all women have the same rights as men? What are the consequences of gender inequality? Find out more about the legal and cultural practices that foster inequality and start thinking about what you think should be done to confront the issue.

Robert L. Johnson

Annie Buckley (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792074

Readers will be introduced to Robert L. Johnson. They'll find out how his charisma, determination, and sharp business skills helped him earn a Master's degree from Princeton University, found one of the biggest television networks in the world, and become driving forces of the entertainment industry.

Roberto Clemente

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792081

Roberto Clemente was the first Hispanic American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Readers will learn how he used his courage and determination during the off-season to help those living in poverty in Latin America.

Madame C. J. Walker

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792098

Madam C. J. Walker's business skills, motivation, and determination helped her to develop a hair product and become the first African American woman millionaire. Readers will learn how those same skills also helped her reach out and help people living in poverty and speak out against injustice.

Racism

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793644

What is racism? Who is a racist? What are the causes of racism? Read this book to learn more about racism and what you can do to help foster tolerance, understanding, and acceptance in your community and the world.

Immigration

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793606

Is immigration a basic human right? Does each country have the right to decide who can enter its borders? What is an illegal immigrant? Start learning about immigration and begin looking at the many different sides of this social issue.

Government and Law in the Early Islamic World

Trudee Romanek (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195616

This informative book looks at how early Islamic empires were governed. Fascinating topics explored include: the caliphs, or spiritual leaders; tolerance of other religions; non-Muslims paying taxes not to be in the Muslim army; sultans, palaces, and palace life; Sharia law; kings and queens in India; and the tribes and clans in Arabia and Kashmir.

Early Islamic Empires

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195647

This fascinating book explores the growth and spread of Muslim peoples from the early 600s to the end of the Ottoman Empire. Early Islamic empires spread from the Middle East to the far corners of Asia and into Europe. The stories of the Umayyds, Abbasids, Al-Andalus, Fatimids, Crusades, Mongols, Safavids, and the Moghul and Ottoman empires are revealed. Key conquests and battles including the Crusades are detailed.

Religion in the Ancient World

Paul Challen, Hazel Richardson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196422

This important book provides a snapshot of religion across various ancient civilizations. Engaging illustrations, detailed timelines, and fascinating information bring back to life the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, and more. Read about Valhalla where Viking warriors go in the afterlife, the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome, and Egypt, Japan's nature worship, the rise of Shinto, and Buddhism and Confucianism, Mesoamerican blood sacrifices to the gods, and the belief in reincarnation after death by the people of the Indus River Valley.

United Arab Emirates

Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031712

The United Arab Emirates is a country of achievements. The world's largest skyscraper, busiest international airport, and most robust set of manmade islands make the UAE a popular travel and business destination. Beyond such feats, ethnic diversity abounds in the UAE, with citizens of Asian, Indian, Iranian, Arab, and Western descent. Learn why so many have come to call the United Arab Emirates home in this fascinating read for curious students.

Democratic Republic of Congo

G.S. Prentzas (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805308

Learn about the history, culture, and geography of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Thailand

Lucia Raatma (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805285

Learn about the history, culture, and geography of Thailand.

Turkey

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805292

Learn about the history, culture, and geography of Turkey.

Iran

G.S. Prentzas (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805278

Learn about the history, culture, and geography of Iran.

Madam C. J. Walker

Lori Hobkirk (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542092

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. While improving women's lives with her products, she employed women as sales agents and hair culturists, all while giving back to her community.

One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists

Janet Wilson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438948

One Peace celebrates the "Power of One," and specifically the accomplishments of children from around the globe who have worked to promote world peace. Janet Wilson challenges today's children to strive to make a difference in this beautifully illustrated, fact-filled and fascinating volume of portraits of many "heroes for today." Canadian Craig Kielburger, who started Free the Children to help victims of child labor at the age of twelve, has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Farlis Calle, forced to identify the body of a young friend -- a victim of her country's civil war -- started the Columbia Children's Movement for Peace. At age ten, Kimmie Weeks, a refugee from the Liberian civil war, came within a whisper of being buried in a mass grave. Almost miraculously he survived and vowed to make a difference in the lives of other children. At thirteen he established Voices of the Future, Liberia's first child rights advocacy group. Other portraits feature the accomplishments of children from Sarajevo, Japan, the United Kingdom, Cambodia, Afghanistan and the United States. These moving testaments to the courage and initiative of youth will inspire readers young and old.

China

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993598

This book looks at the geography, history, resources, culture, and people of China. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Midwest

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993765

This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Midwest region of the United States. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Monarchy

Jane Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158925

The first monarchies date back to about the time civilization began. Many existing monarchies have survived for centuries. The monarchy of Great Britain is more than 1,000 years old. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

China

Stephen Hanks, Jarrett A. Lobell (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993581

Chinese civilization advanced over many thousands of years--through wars, famine, and many families of emperors called dynasties. During this time, there were great moments of invention, discovery, and exploration. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Ancient Governments

Nancy Shniderman (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158895

This book discusses several ancient civilizations and their forms of government. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Hate Mail

Monique Polak (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459807778

Jordie’s cousin Todd has moved back to Montreal and is attending Jordie’s high school. Todd has autism and requires an aide. Todd has not been welcomed in the school. He’s known as a freak, and even other parents seem to resent Todd’s special needs. Jordie does everything he can to distance himself from his cousin, fearful of what his friends might think. When he learns that Todd’s whole family is buckling under the pressure of a hateful letter, Jordie starts to question his own behavior. But Todd’s resources are unique, and he soon finds a way to prove his worth to his peers and to the community at large. Inspired by real-life events, Hate Mail examines the transformative power of speaking out against prejudice.

Orphan Ahwak

Raquel Rivera (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436555

Aneze, a young Aboriginal girl, is left for dead after her village is ripped apart by a wife-raid; her father and brother are killed and her mother is kidnapped. Aneze is the only survivor. She renames herself Orphan Ahwak as she struggles to survive on her own, first in the forest and then in a remote world of tundra and sea-ice. She endures cold and hunger and befriends people whose customs are completely foreign to her. Through it all she remains determined to become a hunter and to find a place in an often hostile and terrifying world.