Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose political contributions made our country great. From Austria's Felix Frankfurter who served on the Supreme Court and started the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), to Czechoslovakia's Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the postion of Secretary of State, to Thailand's Tammy Duckworth, who became the first woman elected to Congress who was hurt fighting for America, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.
Sonia Sotomayor has been a trailblazer all her life. She’s the Supreme Court’s first Latina justice, and its third-ever woman! This low-level book explores Sonia’s childhood in the Bronx, her career as a tough-but-fair prosecutor, and her journey to the highest court in the U.S. Sonia Sotomayor’s extraordinary life shows young readers that anything is possible!
An accomplished lawyer and dedicated public servant, Michelle Obama goes far beyond the title of First Lady. This title explores her life before the White House, and how she used her position to make healthy living possible for kids across the United States. Learn more about this exceptional First Lady in this low-level biography!
After the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, James Madison realized there were no laws established to protect the rights of the people. In 1791, the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution. Beginning readers will be introduced to this important symbol of freedom through its definition, history, and examples of how people practice their rights today!
Of all the U.S. presidents, Abraham Lincoln stands out as a champion of change and equality. It is no surprise the Lincoln Memorial is considered a symbol of freedom. This title provides a look into the achievements of President Lincoln and why we honor his legacy today with the Lincoln Memorial!
Known as one of America’s greatest leaders, George Washington led an army of rebels to independence. Today, we honor his successes through the Washington Monument. Beginning readers will find informative text and features along with eye-catching photos from cover to cover in this title about the Washington Monument!
Readers follow along on a day in the life of a police officer as a young girl pretends to be a law enforcement officer while on a walk with her dad. Includes a glossary and an activity.
This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about fire engines and how they carry firefighters and their equipment to help put out fires.
In Mayors, beginning readers will learn about the work mayors do to keep the communities they run clean and safe and well-organized. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover where mayors work, whom they work with, and how they spend their days. A labeled diagram helps readers identify different items on a mayor’s desk, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about mayors online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mayors also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Describes some of the pets who have shared the White House with various presidents, including Thomas Jefferson's mockingbird, Abraham Lincoln's goats, Warren Harding's dog, and John Kennedy's hamsters.
Profiles the self-educated man who arose from poverty to become the sixteenth president of the United States.
Antarctica is one of the most desolate and fascinating continents on Earth! In Explore Antarctica, kids are taken on a journey through this continents chilly geography, exploring its mountains, peninsula, seas, and mile-thick layer of ice. Kids will be thrilled to learn about why Antarctica receives six months each of sunlight and darkness every year, the beautiful animals that live in Antarctica, the ground-breaking Antarctic Treaty, and the amazing findings of researchers studying this little-known continent.
Joshua Wong was born in Hong Kong less than one year before China took back control of the city from the United Kingdom. While the handover was peaceful, Hong Kong’s citizens lost their right to fully democratic elections. Joshua's leadership as an activist came to international attention in 2014, during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The protest became known as the Umbrella Movement. Although Joshua and his student organization called Scholarism promoted peaceful protest, he was jailed for his participation. Undiscouraged, Joshua continues to advocate for full and free elections in Hong Kong. He has been the subject of a documentary called Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, and has been recognized for his work with many awards including TIME magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens.
From American revolutionaries to abolitionists to suffragettes, generations have celebrated the Liberty Bell’s message of freedom. This informative book explores the history and importance of America’s most famous bell.
It was the War of 1812, and the Battle of Baltimore raged! The Americans’ valiant defense inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem – and the Star-Spangled Banner was born. Readers will discover the origins of our national anthem in this engaging book.
Did you know the Pledge of Allegiance began as a children’s magazine poem in 1892? Since then it has been recited in schools, courts, and more. This title introduces students to history and meaning of the Pledge.
The Founding Fathers dreamed of a nation that protected the rights of its people. Today, the Constitution and Bill of Rights still promise freedom for all. In this book, beginning readers will learn the basics of the Constitution and its role in the formation of our government.
In 1777, the United States flag had just 13 stars and stripes. How Old Glory has grown since then! Today, the flag flies over schools, libraries, government buildings, and more. Young readers will learn the flag’s symbolism and origins in this patriotic title.
At over 300 feet tall, the Statue of Liberty is a towering symbol of hope. The statue’s torch has lit the way to freedom for generations of Americans. This book examines the history and power of one of the United States’ most enduring monuments.
The bald eagle has symbolized freedom since the Great Seal was designed in 1782 – almost our nation’s beginning. Today we find bald eagles on dollar bills, stamps, flags, and more! Early readers will learn about the history and legacy of this powerful American image.
Since 1800, the White House has been the president’s home. In its halls, leaders sign treaties, the president gives speeches, and tourists learn about history. This fact-filled book teaches students about the past and present of the United States’ most famous building!
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Franklin Pierce, fourteenth president of the United States.
In this book, readers will learn how local government is organized. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how the various roles and divisions in local government work together to ensure our cities and towns are run effectively.
In this book, readers will learn about the legislative branch of the United States government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how Congress creates laws and what other duties they are tasked with to ensure that the federal government and society runs smoothly.
In this book, readers will learn about the executive branch of the United States government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the president’s duties, who else is in the executive branch, and the work they all must do to ensure that the federal government and society runs smoothly.