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The Shining Prince

Susan Grohmann (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781623597153

Michael Tsukamoto must face life in a Japanese relocation camp. Will he turn against his heritage or will his uncle help him become proud of who he is? Summit Book.

A Mark on History

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991402

Lao Wai comes to America to work on the transcontinental railroad. The work is difficult and dangerous and many Americans resent his presence. Passages to History Hi/Lo Novel.

The Greatest Heroes

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991310

When 17-year-old Ken Sutton's efforts to help end the Vietnam War fail, he is forced to decide where his loyalties lie. Passages to History Hi/Lo Novel.

Freedom Knows No Color

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991242

After escaping slavery, Julian learns that being free is no guarantee of equality. Passages to History Hi/Lo Novel.

Dream Mountain

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991235

Wakeman travels to gold-mining towns to find his father. He must find the courage to reveal the truth and seek justice for those who have been wronged. Passages to History Hi/Lo Novel.

Dear Mr. Kilmer

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991181

Can a person be both sensitive to nature and brave at the same time? Richard learns the answer after he befriends poet Joyce Kilmer. Passages to History Hi/Lo Novel.


Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991167

When Nazi racism hits his own small town of Westphalia, Ohio, Karl realizes the extent of Adolph Hitler's power. Passages to History Hi/Lo Novel.

The Burning of the Valley

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991129

Her Shenandoah Valley has just been burned, and Abbie stumbles across a wounded Union soldier. Can she find compassion for an enemy in the midle of a bloody civil war? Passages to History Hi/Lo Novel.

The Bloody Wake of the Infamy

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991099

Peter is kidnapped by pirates and held for ransom. Even if Peter's father pays the ransom, will they let Peter live? Passages to History Hi/Lo Novel.

Klondike Fever: The Story of the Last Great Gold Rush

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847558

In 1897, Andrew and his father join thousands of other people headed for the Klondike goldfields. Cover-to-Cover Chapter Book.

The Red Tails: World War II's Tuskegee Airmen

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845912

In 1941, an experimental training plan for black aviators began in Tuskegee, Alabama. These men became some of the best pilots to serve in Army Air Corps. Cover-to-Cover Informational Book.

from My Bondage and My Freedom

Frederick Douglass (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781531126384

A classic title from the Tale Blazers collection. Titles in the Tale Blazers collection include unabridged short stories, essays, and poetry. Each title incorporates selection-specific activities in comprehension, vocabulary, and writing.


David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845608

What is a vampire? Did Count Dracula really exist? Find the answers then read "Blood In My Eyes," a story about vampire hunters.


David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845622

What is a plague? Where do plagues come from? Investigate some historic and modern plagues before reading "The Lost Village."


David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845721

What is a mummy? Where do they come from? Is there really a mummy's curse? Students get the facts, then read "The Walking Horror," a scary story about the mummy that came back to life.

Lost Animals

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845660

Learn about animals we have lost to extinction as well as modern animals at risk before reading "The Last Mammoth."

One Year, One Night

SL Roman (author) Kevin Hopgood (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781947159778

When Annie returns to her home village after a long absence, she rediscovers the diary she kept the year she turned 16, the year that changed her life. We follow Annie as she navigates a blossoming love story with a handsome soldier and her growing affection for an evacuee child. With tender and amusing moments, this story--set in a small English village during World War II--explores love, resilience, and loss with a fresh new voice.

Tuskegee Airmen

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982135

World War II was coming. Soon the United States would join the war. Everyone knew it was a matter of time. African Americans wanted to fight for their country. They wanted to be pilots. But they had to overcome racism to earn their wings.

Navajo Code Talkers

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982081

In the midst of World War II, a unique team of soliders fought to help the U.S. win using an unusal weapon -- language. Native Americans from the Navajo tribe were recruited to help the U.S. military create a code that no enemy could break. These men were called Navajo Code Talkers. This is their story of bravery.

What World is Left

Monique Polak (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459833043

A pampered child used to having her own way, Anneke Van Raalte lives outside Amsterdam, where her father is a cartoonist for an Amsterdam newspaper. Though Anneke's family is Jewish, her religion means little to her. Anneke's life changes in 1942 when the Nazis invade Holland and she and her family are deported to Theresienstadt, a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Not only are conditions in the camp appalling, but the camp is the site of an elaborate hoax: the Nazis are determined to convince the world that Theresienstadt is an idyllic place, and that European Jews are thriving under the Nazi regime. Because he is an artist, Anneke's father is compelled to help in the propaganda campaign, and Anneke finds herself torn between her loyalty to her family and her sense of what is right. What World is Left was inspired by the experiences of the author's mother, who was imprisoned in Theresienstadt during World War II.

Picking Up the Pieces

Carey Newman (author) Kirstie Hudson (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459819979

Picking Up the Pieces tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a living work of art conceived and created by Indigenous artist Carey Newman. It includes hundreds of items collected from residential schools across Canada, everything from bricks, photos and letters to hockey skates, dolls and braids. Every object tells a story. Carey takes the reader on a journey from the initial idea behind the Witness Blanket to the challenges in making it work to its completion. The story is told through the objects and the Survivors who donated them to the project. At every step in this important journey for children and adults alike, Carey is a guide, sharing his process and motivation behind the art. It’s a personal project. Carey’s father is a residential school Survivor. Like the Blanket itself, Picking Up the Pieces calls on readers of all ages to bear witness to the residential school experience, a tragic piece of Canada’s legacy.

The Secret Pocket

Peggy Janicki (author) Carrielynn Victor (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459833739

Mary was four years old when she was first taken away to the Lejac Indian Residential School. It was far away from her home and family. Always hungry and cold, there was little comfort for young Mary. Speaking Dakelh was forbidden and the nuns and priest were always watching, ready to punish. Mary and the other girls had a genius idea: drawing on the knowledge from their mothers, aunts and grandmothers who were all master sewers, the girls would sew hidden pockets in their clothes to hide food. They secretly gathered materials and sewed at nighttime, then used their pockets to hide apples, carrots and pieces of bread to share with the younger girls. Based on the author's mother's experience at residential school, The Secret Pocket is a story of survival and resilience in the face of genocide and cruelty. But it's also a celebration of quiet resistance to the injustice of residential schools and how the sewing skills passed down through generations of Indigenous women gave these girls a future, stitch by stitch.

Mountain of Fire

Julie Roberge (author) Aless MC (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459835078

Take a trip around the world (and beyond) to discover the science, myths and stories behind iconic volcanoes - Krakatoa, Kilimanjaro, Vesuvius. The destructive power of volcanoes has claimed more than 250,000 lives since the beginning of civilization. Whether as objects of worship or of terror, they have shaped our world and fed the human imagination. And they can be found just about everywhere, from ancient Pompeii to the geysers of Yellowstone to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and the surface of Jupiter.


Megan Clendenan (author) Suharu Ogawa (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459831476

If you could design a city that would be both a great place to live and good for the planet, what would it look like? Today, about four billion people—more than half the world’s population—live in cities. This number could rise to seven billion by 2050. Cities face big challenges, including threats from climate change, food insecurity, a lack of clean water and rapid population growth, but they are also places where innovation and sustainability can thrive. Peek into the past to see how cities have changed through time and explore what could make cities more sustainable and welcoming for today and tomorrow.

Are We There Yet?

Maria Birmingham (author) Drew Shannon (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459835214

From finding food, water and shelter to traveling for commerce, trade and eventually exploring the world, humans have always had to find their way from one place to another. Are We There Yet? examines the evolution of how we navigate the world. Our earliest ancestors relied on built-in navigation systems in our brains and followed clues like star patterns and animal behavior. Then came the invention of maps, faster transportation and eventually technology, like satellites and GPS. And from the depths of the ocean to faraway planets, there's still plenty of exploring to do.