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Born in 1954: Oprah Winfrey and Sonia Sotomayor

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160378

Born in 1954--learn how media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke down gender and racial barriers in their fields. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Citizens Imprisoned: Japanese Internment Camps

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160569

The events surrounding the U.S. Japanese internment camps during World War II did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a child at an internment camp, a Japanese American soldier, and a worker at the Manzanar War Relocation Center as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Strange But (Mostly) True Stories: Book 3

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980728

Abraham Lincoln may have dreamed about his own death. Scary Halloween decorations turn out to be actual dead people. Frogs, fish, and seeds rain down from above. A woman lives in someone’s closet for a year without being found. Believe it or not, these strange tales are true. Learn the facts in this collection of amazing stories.

Strange But (Mostly) True Stories: Book 4

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980735

A mysterious mine in Arizona lures people in with the promise of gold. But many who seek it are never seen again. After being stranded in a snowstorm, a group of pioneers turns to cannibalism to survive. People with synesthesia may hear things they touch or taste things they see. This collection of stories explores the weird, the wild, and the wonderful that exists all around us. You’ll have to read it to believe it.

Strange But (Mostly) True Stories: Book 5

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980742

The discovery of King Tut’s tomb brought a curse upon those who found it. A young killer countess bathed in the blood of her victims. Two men dug up dead people and even turned to murder, all in the name of science. Some stories sound too strange to be true. But the astonishing tales within this collection have facts to back them up.

The Science of Movies

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783693

How did Edison help movies get started? What was Technicolor? How do 3-D glasses work? Who was Dar Robinson? Has a movie ever amazed you?

12 Women in Politics

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820611

From the politically savvy Cleopatra to Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the world’s youngest female head of government, this book profiles 12 women in politics from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of political women who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Stories about Helping Seniors

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820338

In Arkansas, a 12-year-old girl made wishes come true for seniors in a local nursing home. In Canada, people are joining together to help seniors feel less lonely and isolated. The National Council on Aging works with thousands of organizations and businesses across the US to improve the lives of people aged 60 and older. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for seniors. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping in Education

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820307

Oklahoma City built a school especially for homeless kids. Basketball superstar LeBron James started a school for challenged students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. In schools across the US, seniors are mentoring school kids as Foster Grandparents. This book features 12 stories about making a difference in education. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping after a Disaster

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820291

When earthquakes rocked Mexico in 2017, UNICEF brought drinking water and blankets. They also got children back to school. When wildfires raced through California in 2018, an MLB player and his teammates raised money for fire victims. Soon after Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, an 11-year-old Florida boy designed a better sandbag. This book features 12 stories about making a difference when disaster strikes. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping the Community

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820284

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped people in need get homes of their own. Rapper Pharrell Williams offers free summer learning camps for at-risk and low-income kids. Pilots who belong to Angel Flight Northeast use their personal airplanes to fly patients to medical care for free. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for others in our communities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping Children

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820277

In North Carolina, an organization called TABLE feeds hundreds of hungry children every week. In war-torn countries, War Child helps children cope with trauma. Boys & Girls Clubs of America are guiding kids toward becoming successful adults. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for children around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try

12 Stories about Helping Animals

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820260

Warriors in Kenya are saving elephants. A teenager in Pennsylvania is donating oxygen masks for pets to fire departments. The World Wildlife Fund is working in more than 100 countries to protect species from extinction. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for animals around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Impossible Daredevil Stunts

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820246

Harry Houdini escaped from handcuffs, straightjackets, jails, and boxes, sometimes while underwater. Willie Harris broke barriers for black stuntmen. Kitty O’Neil reached 618 miles per hour in a rocket car. This book features 12 thrilling stories about people who braved injury and worse to do impossible things. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

12 Extreme Survival Stories

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820239

Mountain climber Colby Coombs was hit by a killer avalanche. Sailor Tami Oldham Ashcraft was battered by a hurricane. Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton watched his ship, the Endurance, sink beneath the frozen sea. This book features 12 harrowing and inspiring survival stories. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

12 Epic Rescues

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820222

In 2018 in Thailand, 12 members of a boys’ soccer team were trapped in a cave. In 1987 in Texas, a baby named Jessica fell down a well. In 2010, 33 Chilean miners were working deep underground when their only way out collapsed. Each time, the world held its breath. This book features 12 stories of epic rescues. Some have happy endings, and some are bittersweet. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

Explore Toronto

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820192

A lively introduction to Canada’s most populous and multicultural city, the capital of Ontario and home to the CN Tower, 1,473 parks, and 600 snowplows. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Toronto’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Tokyo

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820185

This book is a lively introduction to Japan’s capital, a city with the world’s biggest metro area, largest metro economy, more than 38 million people and views of Mount Fuji. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Tokyo’s location in its country and the world.

Explore New York

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820154

A lively introduction to the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, home to the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the New York Yankees. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing New York City’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Mexico City

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820130

A lively introduction to the world’s largest Spanish-speaking city, the capital of Mexico and its economic center. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Mexico City’s location in its country and the world.

Explore London

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820123

A lively introduction to the capital of England and the United Kingdom, home to the world’s oldest subway, a thriving theater scene, Buckingham Palace, and a building called the Pickle. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing London’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Dubai

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820116

A lively introduction to the cosmopolitan desert city, home to the tallest building in the world. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Dubai’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Beijing

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820086

A lively introduction to the capital of the People’s Republic of China, home to ancient palaces, modern stadiums and more than 22 million people. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Beijing’s location in its country and the world.

The 12 Worst Earthquakes of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356536

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating earthquakes of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, first-person accounts, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of an earthquake.

Nevers

Sara Cassidy (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821644

Resourceful fourteen-year-old Odette is on the move again, traveling as a stowaway on a cheese cart with her hapless mother, Anneline. They are in Burgundy, France, in 1799, fleeing yet another calamity caused by Anneline (who is prone to killing people accidentally). At dawn they find themselves in a town called Nevers, which is filled with eccentric characters, including a man who obsessively smells hands, another who dreams of becoming a chicken and a donkey that keeps the town awake at night, braying about his narrow life. As Odette establishes a home in an abandoned guardhouse, she makes a friend in the relaxed Nicois and finds work as a midwife's assistant. She and Nicois uncover a mystery that may lead to riches and, more important for Odette, a sense of belonging.