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Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757677

Students will explore the heroic life of Harriet Tubman, the courageous woman who helped free other slaves. With the Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty e-Book, students will examine her life, from her early days born into slavery to her brave efforts as the first female conductor for the Underground Railroad. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what Harriet Tubman's life must have been like 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.

Best Super Bowl Finishes

Paul Bowker (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356611

Offers 12 of the best Super Bowl finishes in history. With engaging text and colorful photos, this book celebrates everything fans love about these memorable games and what makes them the best Super Bowl finishes.

Surviving the Hindenburg

Larry Verstraete (author), David Geister (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310040

On May 6, 1937, the giant German airship the Hindenburg was destroyed by fire as it attempted to land at Lakehurst Naval Base in New Jersey. Of the 93 people on board, a remarkable 62 survived, including Werner Franz, the ship's 14-year-old cabin boy. In Surviving the Hindenburg, writer Larry Verstraete recounts young Werner's story of the airship's final voyage. Through Werner's memories young readers will explore the inner workings of the giant airship, marvel at the breathtaking vistas from its observation windows, and hold their breath during Werner's terrifying escape from the fiery devastation. "My mind didn't start working again until I was on the ground," Werner said later. "Then I started running." Captured in detailed, dramatic artwork, the story of the doomed airship comes alive for readers and history buffs of all ages. Larry Verstraete's book, S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, was named a 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. David Geister's work has been featured in The History Channel Magazine. His books include B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Friends for Freedom

Suzanne Slade (author) Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346517

No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, and even arsonists, Susan and Frederick became fast friends and worked together to change America.

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131347

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. U.S. Women's National Soccer Team explores the way the celebrated team served to bring Americans--and American women--together across the years. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Somali Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130760

Somali Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Somalia in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Somali heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

Miracle on Ice

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131279

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Miracle on Ice explores the way the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team served to bring Americans together in a time we needed it most. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Hedy Lamarr and Classified Communication

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130821

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Hedy Lamarr and Classified Communication examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to modern technology like Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Jackie Robinson

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131286

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Jackie Robinson explores the way the iconic and groundbreaking baseball player brought Americans together in a time of social unrest. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Jesse Owens

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131293

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Jesse Owens explores the way the Olympic track athlete served to bring Americans (and citizens around the world) together against a common enemy. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Alice H. Parker and the Furnace

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130791

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Alice H. Parker and the Furnace examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the modern home heating systems. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131323

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs explores the way the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match served to bring men and women together to advocate for equal rights across genders. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

2001 New York Yankees

J. E. Skinner (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131330

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. 2001 New York Yankees explores the way the team brought New Yorkers--and Americans--together after the September 11 disaster and showed the world how resilient our country is. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

2013 Boston Marathon

Heather Williams (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131316

Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. 2013 Boston Marathon explores the way the athletes and spectators at the famous race came together after a terrible tragedy. Includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.

Davy Crockett

Emma E. Haldy (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634722179

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Davy Crockett in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Tales of the Seven Wonders

Peg Hall (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990443

Offers young readers a look at the origins of the tombs, temples, statuary, and other ancient creations known as the "Seven Wonders of the World" and what became of them.

Cooking Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284738

In Cooking Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected food preparation through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in cooking and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Cooking Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Transportation Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284820

In Transportation Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected transportation through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in transportation and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Transportation Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Toys Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284790

In Toys Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected toys through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights popular toys of different eras and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Toys Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Clothing Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284677

In Clothing Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to compare how clothing has changed from historical time periods to today. Readers will also learn about the cultural and technological advances that have affected clothing and style. An infographic takes a closer look at fashion in the 20s, another one explores cultural influences on clothing in the United States, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry about clothing, history, and style. An activity allows readers to further explore the creativity of fashion. Clothing Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Communication Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284707

In Communication Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected communication through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in communication. What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Communication Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Homes Then and Now

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284769

In Homes Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected houses and homes through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in housing and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Homes Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aimee Bissonette (author) Doris Ettlinger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126404

When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.

P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet

Carol Crane (author), Mark Braught (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366200

As you travel through the Okefenokee Swamp, keep an eye out for Tiger Swallowtails and Brown Thrashers, and be sure to pick some Yellow Confederate Daisies before taking a nap under a Live Oak Tree. This is the Georgia that becomes a wondrous reality within the beautiful rhyming verses of Carol Crane and the colorful images of Mark Braught. At the same time the rhymes entertain and inform younger readers, Crane's in-depth expository text will appeal to older ones, creating a two-tiered teaching tool for educators in the Peach State and across the country.

Sailing the Unknown

Michael J. Rosen (author), Maria Cristina Pritelli (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602440

A sailor boy named Nick travels the uncharted world of the late 1700s in this illustrated account of the historic three-year voyage of the British vessel Endeavour and its captain, James Cook.