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Hamilton vs. Jefferson

Curtis Slepian (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425863647

Unravel the conflicting differences between these two founding fathers in the book Hamilton vs. Jefferson! This informational text compares and contrasts the lives, ideologies, and contributions of two of America's most influential founding fathers. This nonfiction reader examines their political rivalry and includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate 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.

Marquis de Lafayette and the French

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425863630

This intriguing story highlights Marquis de Lafayette's strong desire to help America by joining their forces despite the King of France's order. Students will get pulled into this informational text that focuses on the extraordinary life of the Marquis de Lafayette, his relationship with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, and his influence on the Revolutionary War. It 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.

Fair Trade and Global Economy

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120854

Although there are benefits to buying and selling goods and services from country to country, many people are concerned that a global economy contributes to unfair wages and working conditions in many parts of the world. This interesting title examines the global economy and technological innovation, the exploitation of workers, and the 2008 economic crisis. Readers will gain an understanding of key concepts, such as fair trade, and find out how each of us can have a positive impact on workers around the world.

Law and Justice

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119872

Laws are rules made by government. When followed, laws should ensure that people are treated fairly and equally—a pillar of justice in our society. This book explains how laws and legal systems work here and in different countries, and introduces readers to the relationship between law and justice. Using meaningful examples and compelling case studies, the book also tackles difficult questions about such things as civil rights, capital punishment, and prison systems. Discussion prompts encourage readers to examine their own beliefs.

Government and Democracy

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118974

A government is a group of people who provide rules and authority for the society they serve. Readers will learn that there are many different kinds of governments. Examples of governments around the world frame a discussion of why it is important that citizens have a say in who governs them and the decisions that get made. Activities encourage further discussion.

Great Spies of the World

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982111

Are spies criminals or heroes? Some spies are greedy. They only want money. Others spy in wartime. They want to help their country. Businesses also spy on each other. The book explores six famous spies.

Nancy Pelosi Political Powerhouse

Anna Leigh (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583078

Nancy Pelosi is the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House—and she's done it twice. Learn how the most powerful woman in US politics is redefining leadership for future generations.

Abraham Lincoln

Joe Dunn (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616411954

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Abraham Lincoln has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in an informative nonfiction graphic novel. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and presidency have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

Patrick Henry

Rod Espinosa (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412012

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Patrick Henry has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in informative nonfiction graphic novels. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and community service have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

Thomas Jefferson

Joeming Dunn (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412081

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Thomas Jefferson has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in an informative nonfiction graphic novel. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and presidency have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

George Washington

Rod Espinosa (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616411985

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! George Washington has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in informative nonfiction graphic novels. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and presidency have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

Benjamin Franklin

Rod Espinosa (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616411978

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Benjamin Franklin has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in informative nonfiction graphic novels. The subject's birth, childhood, education, community service, and inventions have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

Army Green Berets

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110967

The Green Berets are one of the better-known special forces. Readers will learn the history of this elite force and the training and tools required to perform their dangerous missions.

Jacinda Ardern: Prime Minister of New Zealand

Cynthia Kennedy Henzel (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855358

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

Moon Jae-in: President of South Korea

Cynthia Kennedy Henzel (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855365

Introduces readers to the political career of South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into South Korea and the office of its current leader.

Problems of a New Nation

Saddleback Editors (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602916876

This graphic novel highlights significant people and events in United States history between 1800 and 1830, including the War of 1812 and the burning of Washington, D.C., by the British.

The War of 1812: By the Dawn's Early Light

Heather Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757592

With The War of 1812: By the Dawn's Early Light e-Book, students will explore the war that inspired our national anthem. This fascinating nonfiction reader will examine the events that led up to the war and what happened afterwards, including Francis Scott Key penning the iconic "The Star-Spangled Banner." Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues of what America was like during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this turbulent time in America's history. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for different types of learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this e-Book readies students for college and career readiness.

Lewis & Clark

Jill Mulhall (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757813

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the exploration team that headed west to explore new territories. With Lewis & Clark, this nonfiction reader e-Book focuses on the treacherous trek, including Sacagawea's contributions to the journey, and challenges the Corps of Discovery encountered. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for those explorers discovering new lands during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

The Real Dolley Madison

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131224

Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Dolley Madison? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

What Are My Rights?

Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181250

Race in America has been avoided in children's education for too long. What Are My Rights? explores the right you have in school, activism, and with the police in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach race issues with open eyes and minds. Includes 21st Century Skills and content, as well as a PBL activity across the Racial Justice in America series. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Alexander Hamilton: The Story of a Statesman

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583047

A founder of the United States turned cultural phenomenon thanks to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton helped create American democracy. Follow his story from orphaned immigrant to successful statesman.

Queen Elizabeth II: Modern Monarch

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583085

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch. Discover the engaging details of her life and how she brought the royal family into the twenty-first century.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Political Headliner

Anna Leigh (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583054

American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress. Learn about her young life, her work as an activist, and her career in the House of Representatives.

Impeachment: Donald Trump and the History of Presidents in Peril

James Roland (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728416199

On December 18, 2019, Donald Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was later acquitted by the Senate. Earlier that summer, Trump held a phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. An unknown whistleblower raised concerns about the call, claiming that Trump had improperly pressured Zelensky to get involved in US politics. Over the following months a dramatic impeachment inquiry unfolded. Fraught hearings played out on television while Democrats and Republicans traded interpretations, arguments, and even insults. Faced with suppressed information and conflicting accounts, the nation tried to discover the truth. In over two hundred years Congress has gathered only a handful of times to debate what makes an impeachable offense. What events led to Trump’s impeachment? How does the impeachment process work? What other presidents have been impeached, and why? Learn the history, mechanics, and milestone events behind impeachment, and discover how the most recent one may affect US politics for years to come.

Michelle Obama

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599703

Growing up on Chicago's South Side, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson loved school and her family. Driven by her parents' passion for education and her own desire to succeed, she graduated first from Princeton and then Harvard Law School and landed a job at a prestigious law firm, where she met her soon-to-be husband, Barack Obama. While raising their two young daughters, Michelle Obama committed herself to public service. She kept that commitment as her husband's political career soared and worked hard to continue serving the public when her family landed in the White House. Follow Obama's journey from Chicago school kid to history-making First Lady and beyond as she continues to make her mark as an inspiring speaker, bestselling author, and agent for positive change.