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Cultural Traditions in Jamaica

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199553

This interesting title describes the festivals and holidays celebrated in the island nation of Jamaica. Traditional foods, reggae music, and festivals such as Carnival reflect the colorful culture of Jamaica. Young readers will also discover that many other cultures have influenced Jamaican traditions.

Cultural Traditions in Germany

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199539

From the Oktoberfest folk festival to Christmas markets, Germany has many unique traditions celebrated with traditional foods, rituals, and music. This exciting title follows a year of holidays and festivals that honor religious, historic, and family traditions celebrated by Germans.

Racism and Prejudice

Margurite Rodger, Jessie Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195425

Racism and Prejudice teaches tweens and teens about diversity and acceptance without badgering or insulting their intelligence. This clearly-written book deals with delicate, sensitive issues and answers questions such as: Is it ever okay to hate or discriminate against a person because of their race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation? Obviously it is never okay, and this book provides coping and resistance tools to those who have experienced racism and prejudice, and advice on how to examine and stop hateful behavior to those who have perpetrated acts of prejudice. Quotes from people who have fought prejudice make the topic “real.” Stories from people who have experienced prejudice and people who have displayed prejudice both shed light on this difficult issue.

Cultural Traditions in Egypt

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190956

Egypt's culture is a fascinating mixture of ancient traditions passed down by the native peoples, as well as the traditions and cultures of countries such as England and Greece, who ruled Egypt in different periods of history. This interesting book describes how ancient traditions, beliefs, and rituals combined with modern influences into the festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Egyptian people celebrate family occasions.

Different Families

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122209

This timely and sensitive title helps define a family, from members related by birth to stepparents and same-sex parents. Children will learn that loving families look after each other, even if they sometimes disagree or argue.

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.

People Did What in the Viking Age?

Shalini Vallepur (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125125

Do you think you would have enjoyed living during the Viking age? Growing up Viking was not for the weak—even their pets were ferocious! This book is full of fascinating facts about Viking daily life, religion, raiding and trading, and family life.

People Did What in Ancient Rome?

Shalini Vallepur (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125118

Do you think you would have enjoyed living in ancient Rome? That depends—do you like taking a bath in public! This book is full of fascinating facts about Roman daily life, religion, the school life of boys and girls, and health care.

People Did What in Ancient Greece?

Shalini Vallepur (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125101

Do you think you would have enjoyed living in ancient Greece? Daily life was ruled over by the gods—and they could be a mean bunch! This book is full of fascinating facts about Greek daily life, religion, philosophy, and warfare.

People Did What in Ancient Egypt?

Shalini Vallepur (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125095

Do you think you would have enjoyed living in ancient Egypt? It wasn't bad if you were a pharaoh—but watch out if you were a slave! This book is full of fascinating facts about Egyptian daily life, religion, royal life, and the afterlife.

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.

Women Rulers Hidden in History

Sarah Eason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124777

Ruling queens and politicians are not unusual today, but the stories of their ancestors are often lost in time. This amazing book brings the remarkable lives of ruling women to light, examining the historic evidence that women have always been great and powerful leaders. Discover rulers throughout history, from the most powerful women in Europe, such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife to one king and mother to two others, to Mandukhai Katan, Mongol ruler and “second Ghenghis Khan.”

Women Inventors Hidden in History

Petrice Custance (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124760

We’ve all heard of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, but very few female inventors are household names. This fascinating book illuminates the history of women who used their brainpower and skills to produce important items we use ever day. Meet Hedy LaMarr, a famous Hollywood actress by day and inventor of a radio guidance system for torpedos by night. Marvel at the cleverness of Ng Mui, who developed the martial art known as Wing Chun, which later developed into kung fu.

Women Explorers Hidden in History

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124753

There’s no doubt that women have always been a part of journeys of discovery, from Viking women crossing the ocean to new lands to trade caravans bringing goods through Africa. But there is slim mention of them in most history books. This exciting book digs up the history of the bold women who dared to travel all over the world, including multilingual Isabelle Eberhardt, who “obeyed her destiny” and traveled through the Algerian desert dressed as a man, and adventurous aviatrix Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman to hold a pilot’s license.

Towns and Villages/Ciudades y pueblos

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124449

This Spanish and English bilingual book takes you on a trip around the world to compare the many different places where people live and work, from big, busy cities to small, remote villages.

School Life/La vida escolar

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124432

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to school in another country? This Spanish and English bilingual book takes you around the world to compare how children get to school, what they learn there, how they have fun, and even what they eat for lunch!

Houses and Homes/Casa y hogares

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124425

People make their homes in all kinds of places around the world. This Spanish and English bilingual book looks at the different places where we live, from busy high-rise apartment buildings to remote yurts.

Games and Entertainment/Juegos y ocio

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124418

This Spanish and English bilingual book looks at how children have fun in other countries. Travel the world to see the activities that people enjoy, from sports and games to art and music.

Festivals and Celebrations/Fiestas y celebraciones

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124401

This Spanish and English bilingual book takes you on a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals, and traditional celebrations.

Daily Life/La vida diaria

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124395

This Spanish and English bilingual book takes you on a journey around the world to see what the daily lives of people in other countries are like, from what they wear to how they have fun.