Thurgood Marshall was an incredible man. He believed that "separate but equal" was not fair. He fought for people and their civil rights. He became a justice for the Supreme Court. Here he helped change unfair laws for African Americans. He is known as "Mr. Civil Rights". Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
America has the oldest working constitution in the world! It tells our leaders how to run the country, and it ensures that Americans have rights. Our nation's founders wrote the U.S. Constitution over 200 years ago, and we still follow it today! Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Once America was free from Great Britain, it needed to decide how to run the new country. The nation's founders split the government into three branches. This ensured that no one person would have too much power. This system keeps us free! Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Today, Americans embrace one another's differences. But it was not always this way. In the past, people had to struggle against slavery and unfair leaders. Americans believe in equality and responsibility. These are our civic values. It is important that we uphold these beliefs. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
In many ways Washington, DC is the heart of our nation. There are many important buildings and monuments. The White House, the Supreme Court, and the Lincoln Memorial are just a few of the sights to see. People like to visit our nation's capital because it is a window to our past. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
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.
Readers will learn about the interesting and inspiring life of Dolley Madison in this appealing biography. Through plenty of colorful images and stunning facts, readers learn how Dolley survived a yellow fever epidemic and went on to meet James Madison and later became the First Lady of the United States. The supportive text and accessible glossary and index work together to teach readers about some of the important factors of Dolley's life, including her home at Montpelier and the Constitutional Convention. Children will be intrigued as they move from cover to cover.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone from being a student activist, to the First Lady of the United States, to a state senator, to the Secretary of State of the United States. Her inspiring and impressive life in law and politics is detailed in this fascinating biography. Readers will learn about her role as one of the most influential First Ladies of all time, as Secretary of State, and her plan to give everyone healthcare. This book features vibrant photos and images, intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and a helpful glossary and index to provide readers with an engaging reading experience that will have them interested from beginning to end.
Thomas Jefferson was a great American who helped the United States win its freedom from England. Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence, later went on to become the third president of the United States, and is even featured on famous Mount Rushmore! Readers will enjoy this biography that includes details of Jefferson's time as a lawyer, his membership in the House of Burgesses, and his role as Secretary of State. The vivid images and supportive text combine with the helpful glossary and index to provide readers with tools for better understanding of the content.
Many people know that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity through lightning, but he was also a great inventor and helped write the Declaration of Independence! Young readers will learn about Franklin's life in this appealing biography that features plenty of vibrant images, supportive text, "Fun Fact" boxes, and an accomodating timeline, glossary, and index.
What makes Abigail Adams such an amazing American? Young readers will find out in this intriguing biographical book that uses supportive text, a glossary, index, and table of contents in conjunction with colorful images to engage and encourage children to find someone that they are inspired by.
This informative book teaches early readers about the important impact the government has on our lives. Readers will learn about taxes, the three branches of government, voting, and more through bright images and supportive text. A table of contents, glossary, and index are included to aid in helping readers better understand the content.
This fact-filled nonfiction book will teach readers about various types of laws--from city laws to national ones--and what impact they have on us. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and supportive text work together to inspire readers to learn all they can about laws. A glossary, table of contents, and index are provided to build readers' comprehension.
People count on good citizens to make America a great country. In this inspiring nonfiction book, readers will learn what they can do to be good citizens, what leaders do to help citizens, and what rules good citizens follow. The appealing images, supportive text, and helpful table of contents, glossary, and index work together to keep readers informed and engaged from cover to cover.
The American flag is a symbol for freedom and unity. In this engaging nonfiction title, young readers learn a brief history of the American flag and are encouraged to learn and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
There are many different places and people that make up a town. Through colorful images and easy-to-read text, early readers learn the important aspects of town communities and are encouraged to look for some of the similarities in their own towns!
Give early readers a look into who determines the rules for various places--from the classroom to the entire country! With vivid images in conjunction with easy-to-read text, readers are encouraged to recognize and follow rules that impact their lives.
This nonfiction reader gives children an in-depth look at what a career as a police officer is like. Readers will learn about various aspects of life as a police officer--from being accepted into the academy to keeping streets safe. Readers will learn what a typical day in the police academy is like as well as a day in the field as an officer. Through helpful charts and diagrams and colorful images in conjunction with informational text and stunning facts, readers discover important aspects of keeping communities safe, including what's inside the patrol car, K-9 units, reading Miranda rights to suspects, writing incident reports, penal codes, and interrogations.
Discover captivating historical facts in this informational text that focuses on the life and times of George Washington and his partnership with his secretary and “right-hand man,” Alexander Hamilton. This nonfiction reader includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity. A must-read, this engaging book is sure to deepen students' understanding social studies content and challenge them to analyze multiple perspectives through the use of primary source images, a primary source activity, and a document-based assessment.
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.
This book discusses the childhood, family background, education, and daily life of historic First Kids Sasha and Malia Obama. From campaign trail to White House, readers will learn what it's like to have a father who is the U.S. president. Topics covered include Barack Obama's inauguration and the Obama family's move from Chicago to Washington, D.C. Additionally, readers will learn about living in the White House and traveling with the Secret Service. Also covered are Sasha and Malia's letter from the Bush twins, their new puppy, Bo, and their hobbies and activities. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating lives of Sasha and Malia Obama! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Introduces readers to the cool career of FBI special agent by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth president of the United States.
This biography introduces readers to Donald Trump including his early career as a real estate developer, his successful television series the Apprentice and the Celebrity Apprentice, and his rise in politics from the Democratic and Reform Parties to his 2016 victory as the Republican candidate for president. Information about his childhood, family, and personal life is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
This biography introduces readers to the life of Donald Trump. Easy-to-read text details Trump’s childhood and education, his career as real estate developer, and his success as a reality television star. Trump’s political career is examined, from his early presidential aspirations in the Reform Party to the 2016 campaign when he and Mike Pence defeated Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Paine. Information about Trump’s childhood, family, and personal life is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.