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Nelson Mandela: South Africas Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115706

Imprisoned for 27 years, Nelson Mandela became a symbol in the fight against the oppression of the black majority by South Africa's apartheid government. The first in his family to attend school, Mandela was given the English name Nelson by his teacher on his first day. As Mandela moved up the educational ladder, he became more and more involved in social justice. When he became a lawyer, he joined the African National Congress (ANC), an organization whose purpose was to increase the rights of black South Africans. In 1961, Mandela helped found a military branch of the ANC that used guerrilla attacks against the government. His imprisonment became a rallying point for black South Africansand eventually the world. International pressure against the government helped bring about the end of apartheid and Mandela's release in 1990. Mandela was elected president, serving from 1994 to 1999, and remains a figure revered and loved by his grateful nation.

What Is Money?

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627598

Have you ever wondered why "money makes the world go round"? This book introduces readers to basic personal finance skills. Real world examples help readers learn the importance of math skills for money management. Callouts prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of photographs. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Understanding Taxes

Linda Crotta Brennan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627574

Have you ever wondered why you pay taxes on some things but not others? This book introduces readers to tax-paying. Real world examples help readers learn the importance of math skills for money management. Callouts prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of photographs. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Asking Questions about Political Campaigns

Nancy E. Weiss (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625228

Campaign ads are inescapable, especially in election years. Asking Questions about Political Campaigns shows what goes into those ads, how successful campaigns get their messages across, and how political campaigns and the media influence each other. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Classified: Spies at Work

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189721

To be a spy in today's high-tech world, you've got to specialize whether you're keeping tabs on foreign governments, fighting terrorist organizations, or stopping cyber espionage. This fascinating book describes spying throughout history, the gadgetry of a spy, and what kind of training is required to join intelligence-gathering agencies around the world.

Emancipation

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191663

This title takes us behind the scenes into president Abraham Lincoln's decision to end slavery 150 years ago.

Gettysburg

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179692

This title provides a factual and in-depth look at one of the bloodiest battles in American history. Features include a day-by-day breakdown of events, profiles of major figures, and a detailed review of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, one of the most important speeches in American history.

March on Washington

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191670

As the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. approaches, this timely book looks at its organization, the key players, and why it is still relevant today.

FBI Special Agent

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627383

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an FBI special agent. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

Women's Rights

Judy Alter (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793637

What are women's rights? Don't all women have the same rights as men? What are the consequences of gender inequality? Find out more about the legal and cultural practices that foster inequality and start thinking about what you think should be done to confront the issue.

Poverty

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793583

How do you measure poverty? What are the effects of poverty? What can we do to prevent poverty? Learn about poverty and its many faces around the world and to start thinking about what you can do about this global social problem.

Immigration

Robert Green (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793606

Is immigration a basic human right? Does each country have the right to decide who can enter its borders? What is an illegal immigrant? Start learning about immigration and begin looking at the many different sides of this social issue.

Crime Scene Investigator

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791923

Television shows have made the work of these scientists familiar to many people. These technicians unlock the clues to crime through science. Look inside to see what a crime scene investigator does, and what it takes to become one.

Cyber Cop

Patricia Hynes (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791916

Law enforcement is keeping up with technology - and the criminals attempting to take advantage of it. Cyber cops use the latest electronic devices to track and find the bad guys.

Forensic Science Investigator

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791909

Best-selling books and television shows have helped unlock the mystery behind the work of these scientists. Using amazing tools and techniques, these workers unlock the clues to solve a case. Look inside to explore what forensic scientists do and how they do it.

Rights and Values

Patricia Hynes (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792005

The Bill of Rights in the US Constitution the rights of all citizens. The government and its leaders must protect those basic rights. Look inside to learn more about the rights outlined in the Bill of Rights and what we have done to guarantee them.

Voting

Fredrik Liljeblad (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791978

The right and privilege to vote give people great power. They can choose leaders and affect great change. Look inside for information about history for this right and its importance in the 21st century.

Democracy at Work

Fredrik Liljeblad (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791930

This study makes the United States government system - three branches with checks and balances - clear and understandable.

Electing Leaders

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791985

One of the key features in a democracy such as that in the United States is the right to elect our leaders. Certain groups in the United States have had to fight for this right. Look inside to learn about the history of American voting rights and the future of elections in the 21st century.

Government at Work

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791947

Governments provide many services - fire and police protection, education, medical care and more. So many we sometimes take them for granted. Look inside to discover the services government provides and why we pay taxes to fund them.

Law and Order

Kathleen Manatt (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791992

The US Constitution established the nation's government and laws. The judicial branch - courts, judges, and juries - make sure the laws are fair and keep people safe. Look inside to learn more about the amazing document and the work of the judicial branch of government.

Local Action

Frank Muschal (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791961

There are many levels of government that protect American citizens. While the national government is responsible for protecting us from attack and similar things, state and local governments resolve local issues. Look inside to discover all the kinds of things state and local governments do for their citizens.

Understanding Taxes

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795525

Taxes are collected to support federal, state, and local governments. Who decides how much tax each citizen pays? What does tax money pay for? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and to learn more about taxes and why citizens are required to pay them.

What is Money?

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795532

People use money to pay for the things they want and need. But what exactly is money? Where does it come from? Are checks and credit cards money? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about money.

World War I: The Cause for War

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174994

This fascinating title sets the world scene in the years before the start of World War I. Readers will get a snapshot of the political and social climates of the five great European powers: Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia. Rapid industrial development and a movement toward solving differences through military action led countries to create alliances between them. The feeling in Europe was that war was inevitable, and Germany was the first to make the move. Find out how an assassination set off a chain of declarations of war, and how Germany put their war machine into motion with the Schlieffen Plana strategy that called for the invasion of neutral countries.