Ruby Bridges just wanted to go to a good school. She did not ask to be a hero, but she knew how to be strong. Her bravery made it possible for classrooms today to be safe places for children of all races.
Sojourner Truth was born to slaves. She had no choice. But when she grew to be a young mother herself, she ran away with her child looking for freedom. She used her voice to speak for all slaves wanting to be free.
Wilma Rudolph wanted to run and jump like other children, but she had a serious disease that kept her leg from growing well. She did not give up and went on to one day win Olympic gold medals.
Naan, sourdough, rye, pita . . . bread takes different flavors and forms all around the world. Experiment with yeast to learn why it makes breads rise, see how to knead bread, and follow a simple recipe to make your own loaf.
What kind of cookies are your favorite? Chocolate chip? Snickerdoodles? Fortune cookies? These sweet treats are fun to make. See what common ingredients and steps are used in making cookies, follow a recipe for No-Bake Super-Easy Cookies, or practice measuring while making a cookie gift jar activity.
There are many different kinds of homes to suit many different kinds of families. Discover types of homes like apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, and more, and learn how they are the perfect fit for the people who live in them.
Mary's new in town. She’s worried about starting classes at her new school. That's why her mom calls the Helper Hounds—and why Sparkplug, the wildly handsome, wickedly smart, card-carrying, world-famous Helper Hound is on the scene. Sparky knows a thing or two about moving. He moved four times as a puppy, and learned to make new friends along the way. Sparky knows he can teach Mary all his best tricks and help her meet new friends, too. At least Sparky thought he could until he met Custard, Mary's persnickety cat. Will Sparky's best tricks be enough to win over Custard and show Mary making friends is nothing to fear?
Portia has overcome a lot in life. Born with Down syndrome, Portia has been through many surgeries, lots of doctor's appointments, and strange looks from people who want to limit what she can do. Inside herself, Portia knows she can do anything—including getting over her fear of dogs. But when Penny shows up at Portia's house, she isn't so sure. After all, Penny is a pit bull—the scariest dogs of all, right? Good thing Penny has a few tricks of her own to win Portia's trust.
Maria Tallchief was inspired to dance while watching Osage dancers as a child in Oklahoma. For tribal ceremonies only men were allowed to dance. But, Maria went on to become America's first prima ballerina.
Daniel Inouye was born in Hawaii to parents who came from Japan. He had a happy life as a child until 1941 when the Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor in his hometown. As war broke out, Daniel's life changed forever. He fought in the U.S. Army against the Japanese and then went on to serve Hawaii and his country in the U.S. Senate.
As a child, Cesar Chavez worked on farms with his family. He felt the workers were not treated well. Cesar used his voice to become a leader in making sure farm workers were paid better and treated fairly.
Families can include one child and one parent, multiple parents and grandparents with many children, and everything in between. Explore diverse families and the many ways that they care for one another.
A child's parents can be a mom and dad, dad and dad, single parents, stepparents, and more. Explore the many ways that different parents care for their children.
Whether acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, every girl is useful!
In this bilingual story, Citlali is excited to celebrate the Day of the Dead with her family! But first, she needs to find the perfect way to represent her grandmother on her school's ofrenda. Citlali and the Day of the Dead, a beautifully illustrated 32-page story, follows Citlali as she searches for the perfect offering for her grandmother, and celebrates the Day of the Dead with her family—giving young readers a glimpse of the festivities and traditions associated with this important holiday.
This bilingual story asks why Coyote howls at the moon? Go ask Rabbit! That trickster knows the answer! Coyote and Rabbit, set in the Mexican desert, is a beautifully illustrated 32-page tale told in both Spanish and English. The adventures of trickster Rabbit and determined Coyote will delight young readers as they learn the answer to this important question.
In this bilingual story, Martina is a beautiful young cockroach who is all alone. Doña Julia has a plan to help her find a husband, but is anyone worthy? Martina and the Beautiful Cockroach, set in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a beautifully illustrated 32-page folktale told in both Spanish and English. Young readers will be delighted as they learn the story of the beautiful young cockroach Martina and her quest for a husband who is pure of heart.
In this bilingual story, a poor old man happens upon some thieves' gold. Can his clever wife fool her husband, and the thieves, and make all their dreams come true? Day It Rained Buñuelos is a beautifully illustrated 32-page tale, told in both Spanish and English, that will delight young readers.
Meet Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. From the TV show that inspired her career to today's Supreme Court rulings and everything in between, Sonia Sotomayor has always been determined to do what is right and fair for all.
From acting, to providing humanitarian aid to those in need, to marrying a prince. Meghan Markle's life may sound like a fairy tale, but it is also filled with a lot of hard work. Find out how this exceptional woman has done it all.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was ahead of her time--so she decided to pave the way. Now, the Supreme Court Justice helps make decisions that impact all Americans. How did she get there? Read this book to find out!
Mae Jemison's groundbreaking journey to space opened doors for future women to succeed in STEM fields and beyond. Find out what led to her expedition to space, and learn more about the great work she has done since.
Malala Yousafzai k that girls deserve the same rights to education as boys. Period. She spoke out, survived an attack by the Taliban, and continues to fight for equal rights for all girls. Follow along on her inspiring journey.
Hitch spends every day moving big planes from around the world into place at the airport. Will his desire to see the world be fulfilled or will Hitch be left to his imagination?
Shares three stories of children learning how to appreciate differences among people. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.