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FBI Agents

Madison Capitano (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639738

With the highest security clearances, these law enforcement agents are at the very top. Stolen art? Murderer at large? A high-stakes kidnapping? Don’t worry, FBI agents are on the case!

The Presidents

Campbell Collison (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471354

Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 different languages, and Barack Obama converted the White House tennis courts to a basketball court. Dive into all the extreme facts you never know about the presidents of the United States in this zany book.

The White House

Campbell Collison (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471378

Over the years, U.S. presidents have lived in the President's Palace, the Executive Mansion, and the President's House. What about the White House, you may wonder? Well, it's the same building! But this iconic landmark wasn't given its current name until 1901. What else is there to learn about the White House? Read this book to find out!

The Declaration of Independence

Marcia Abramson (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471347

Everyone knows the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. But did you know that it took until July 9th for General George Washington to get his hands on it? Explore the extreme history of our nation's birth certificate.

The Constitution

Campbell Collison (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471361

Did you know the U.S. Constitution doesn't include the word democracy? Or that it took 10 long months to ratify? How about how much the clerk who handwrote the original copy of the Constitution was paid? (It was $30, by the way.) Find out all the extreme history behind one of our nation's most important documents.

Modern Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847286

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how modern spies are operating today. Learn about the tools that governments are using to spy on other countries, and how spies such as Edward Snowden and Maria Butina risked their freedom to find and steal secrets. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Democracy

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846333

Learn about democracy, what it is, how it began, and how the United States came to be a democratic republic. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, informational diagrams, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Cold War Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847279

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how Cold War spies gathered information for the United States and the Soviet Union. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Oleg Penkovsky and Martha Peterson risked their lives to unearth another country's secrets. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172333

Washington, D.C., 1963: Two brothers travel all day to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

John F. Kennedy's Moon Shot

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172326

Houston, Texas, 1962. In the midst of the Space Race, a young girl and her family listen to President John F. Kennedy give a speech at Rice University. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

George W. Bush's 9/11 Address to the Nation

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172340

New York, New York, 2001: A young girl and her mother watch the television in horror as two airplanes strike the Twin Towers. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172357

Washington, D.C., 2008. Two sisters and their mother stand in the crowd to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172302

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1863: Still mourning from the loss of her brother at the Battle of Gettysburg, a young girl and her family listen to President Lincoln's address. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

What Is a Democracy?

Sue Bright-Moore (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196255

This interesting book describes the characteristics of a democracy, a political system in which the government's power comes from its citizens. Democratic governments around the world are featured to show examples of direct and representative democracy, how elections work, and the different checks and balances put in place to avoid the so-called "tyranny of the majority."

Xi Jinping

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177701

Introduces readers to the political career of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into China and the office of its current leader.

Justin Trudeau

J. J. Stewart (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177688

Introduces readers to the political career of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into Canada and the office of its current leader.

Vladimir Putin

Michael Regan (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177671

Introduces readers to the political career of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into Russia and the office of its current leader.

Angela Merkel

Edward Willett (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177664

Introduces readers to the political career of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into Germany and the office of its current leader.

Emmanuel Macron

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177640

Introduces readers to the political career of French President Emmanuel Macron. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into France and the office of its current leader.

Kim Jong Un

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177633

Introduces readers to the political career of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into North Korea and the office of its current leader.

The Debate about the Electoral College

Sue Bradford Edwards (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176704

Provides a thorough overview of the major pros and cons of the electoral college. Readable text, interesting sidebars, and illuminating infographics invite readers to jump in and join the debate.

The Debate about Legalizing Marijuana

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176667

Provides a thorough overview of the major pros and cons of legalizing marijuana. Readable text, interesting sidebars, and illuminating infographics invite readers to jump in and join the debate.

Internment Camps

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118417

An important addition to any multicultural collection, this title examines the internment of “enemy aliens” in the United States and Canada during the Second World War. With particular emphasis on “yellow peril” and the plight of Japanese-American and Canadian citizens, the book reveals the events, mindsets, and policies leading up to and following the forced removal of thousands of citizens from their homes into internment camps. Using primary sources including real accounts of survivors, the title encourages readers to examine differing perspectives on the events and think critically about the complex relationship between citizenship and diversity in North America. A final chapter considers the lasting effects of internment - and how harmful stereotypes in today’s global climate run the risk of repeating past mistakes.

The Legacy of World War II

Laurie Seidlitz (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116956

This thoughtful book describes the course of events that followed the end of World War II, and the war's long-term legacy. Readers will learn about war crimes trials in Japan and Germany. The Nuremburg Trials detailed the horrifying mass murder of six million Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The Paris Peace Conference in 1947 redrew international boundaries and created the state of Israel in an attempt to ensure the survival of the Jewish people. It also split Germany into two parts, each occupied by different countries and setting the stage for a new kind of war - the "cold war." Discussion boxes describe reconstruction in Germany and Japan, what lessons leaders learned from the mistakes of WWI's Treaty of Versailles, and the founding of the United Nations.

The Causes of World War II

Alexander Offord (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116949

This fascinating title sets the world scene in the two decades between the end of World War I and the start of World War II. Readers will get a snapshot of the political and economic situations around the world. Most countries experienced booming economies following WWI. But Germany, punished under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, suffered under great hardship. With the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression that followed, the world found itself moving again toward war. Find out how the humiliation and poverty of the German people led to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party - and a second world war.