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The History of PC Gaming

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902257

By building their own custom PCs, video game fans can tweak every detail to make sure they get the best possible experience every time they play. In this book, readers will explore the long, fascinating history of PC gaming, from the earliest innovations to the latest developments. Includes a table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Never Forget: September 11 and Terrorism in America

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902059

The events surrounding September 11 did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a New York Muslim student, a NYFD firefighter, and a Midwestern student as readers act out 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. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901878

Readers will learn more about the history, traditions, and modern achievements of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). From Howard University and homecoming celebrations to all the amazing graduates of HBCUs, students will discover what makes these institutions so special and vital to America. The Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement series celebrates Black achievement and culture, while exploring racism 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 our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, activities created by Wing, table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Friend Request: Invention of Facebook and Internet Privacy

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902042

The events surrounding the creation of Facebook did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of two Harvard students and a Harvard professor as readers act out scenes and compare and contrast various perspectives. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

From Black Wall Street to Allensworth

Hedreich Nichols, Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901922

Students will learn more about America's thriving Black communities, from Tulsa's Black Wall Street to Allensworth, California. These towns and neighborhoods are often ignored in discussions on Black America and their success was often met with resistance--often violent resistance. This book illuminates the achievement and culture of these communities, while exploring racism 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 our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, activities created by Wing, table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Excellence in the Arts

Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901915

Whether it's poetry, painting, fiction writing, or music, Black men and women have contributed so much to the artistic fabric of America. From David Drake to Beyonce, students will explore some of the infinite ways the art of Black Americans have shaped our understanding of art and culture. The Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement series celebrates Black achievement and culture, while exploring racism 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 our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, activities created by Wing, table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Exploration and Explosion: Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902035

The events surrounding the space shuttle Columbia disaster did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a news reporter, a potential future astronaut, and a family as readers act out scenes and compare and contrast various perspectives. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Excellence in STEM

Hedreich Nichols, Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901908

Students will learn about some of the inventions and discoveries Black men and women have made in the world of STEM. From Dr. Marie Maynard Daly to Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley, some of the many ways Black people have contributed to our country's science and technology are explored. The Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement series celebrates Black achievement and culture, while exploring racism 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 our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, activities created by Wing, table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Bearing Arms and Tragedy: 2011 Tucson Shooting and Gun Control

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902103

The events surrounding the 2011 Tucson shooting did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of an eyewitness, a NRA member, and a vigil participant as readers act out scenes and compare and contrast various perspectives. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

A Levee Broke: Hurricane Katrina and America's Response

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902066

The events surrounding Hurricane Katrina did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a storm survivor, a Coast Guard officer, and a California student as readers act out 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. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

A Torch for Freedom: Building the Statue of Liberty

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902097

The events surrounding the building of the State of Liberty did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a U.S. harbor worker, a French artisan, and a U.S. reporter as readers act out 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. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

6888th Battalion and Military Achievement

Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901892

Black people have fought in every war the United States has been in, even when they weren't able to officially serve. Readers will discover the bravery and achievements of Black soldiers and units--including the storied 6888th battalion of tenacious Black women. The Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement series celebrates Black achievement and culture, while exploring racism 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 our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, activities created by Wing, table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Bicycles

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346460

From the 1800s to today, bicycles have changed a lot! But they continue to be a popular toy and form of transportation around the world. With bright images and engaging text, this book will engage reluctant readers as they learn about the history and popularity of bicycles. Special features such as a map, timeline, and profile will further draw in readers to learn about this classic toy.

LEGO Bricks

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346477

For years, kids and adults alike have built incredible things with LEGO bricks. But what’s the story behind this popular toy? In this title, readers will explore the history and growth of these beloved bricks with engaging text and photos. Special features such as a map, timeline, profile, and a variation infographic will further help readers learn and appreciate the story behind LEGO bricks.

Nerf Blasters

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346484

Nerf blaster battles have been a favorite toy among children and adults for decades. In this hi/lo title, vibrant images and leveled text tell the story of Nerf blasters and how they rose to popularity. Special features highlight key events in the history of Nerf blasters, show the origin of the toy, present a visual comparison of different kinds of Nerf blasters, and showcase a profile of a fun Nerf blaster event.

Skateboards

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346491

Skateboards are a favorite toy for people of all ages! Throughout this book, reluctant readers will learn about the story behind skateboards and how they have grown in popularity over the years. Engaging text and crisp images draw readers in, while special features showcase the origin of the toy, point out key events, compare different types of skateboards, and highlight a fun event related to skateboarding!

Action Figures

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346446

From G.I. Joe and Stretch Armstrong to comic book heroes and Star Wars characters, there is an action figure for everyone! In this exciting hi/lo title, readers are introduced to the history behind this favorite toy through bright, colorful images and engaging text. Meanwhile, special features show readers where the toy came from, key events in its history, different variations of action figures, and a fun action-figure related event!

Barbie Dolls

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346453

Barbies are an iconic toy for kids and adults alike. But how did these dolls become so popular? In this hi/lo title, readers will learn the decades-in-the-making history of these top-selling dolls through vibrant images and engaging text. Special features throughout the text show where Barbie dolls were created, highlight events in Barbie doll history, showcase different types of Barbie dolls, and feature an important Barbie-related event!

Trapped in Antarctica: Shackleton and the Endurance

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344596

When the ice froze around his ship, explorer Ernest Shackleton knew his journey to Antarctica had become a fight for survival. This graphic nonfiction title tells the story of Shackleton’s survival through detailed illustrations and dialogue packed with historic quotes. Readers will learn how Shackleton led his entire crew to across the ice and sea while battling hunger, cold, and lack of shelter. The book concludes with a map and timeline that help readers trace Shackleton’s route to safety.

Inside the Volcano: Michael Benson's Story

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344558

A helicopter crash leaves three filmmakers stranded inside a Hawaiian volcano. Toxic fumes cloud the air, and hot lava is only steps away. How will they survive? This graphic nonfiction title tells the story of their ordeal through engaging dialogue and detailed illustrations. Actual quotes let the survivors tell the story in their own words, and a map and timeline help readers trace the men’s route to survival.

Nasutoceratops

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344534

The nasutoceratops was an eye-catching dinosaur. It had two long horns and a large frill! In this book for young readers, vivid illustrations and engaging text take readers on a journey 75 million years in the past, when the nasutoceratops roamed. Special features call out the dinosaur’s size, diet, fossil locations, and more. A two-page spread ends the book by putting all of the dinosaur’s important facts in one place.

Archaeopteryx

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344503

Archaeopteryx first lived around 150 million years ago. This flying dinosaur is related to today’s birds! Eye-catching illustrations and engaging hi/lo text draw readers into this title about the lives and extinction of these amazing creatures. Special features illustrate the dinosaur’s favorite foods, while maps highlight fossil findings and show off what the world looked like when Archaeopteryx roamed. The book concludes with a two-page feature that puts all of this dinosaur’s stats in one place.

Brachiosaurus

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344510

The brachiosaurus was a long-necked dinosaur. Its body measured nearly 100 feet long! Readers of this high-interest title will explore the lives of these giants through vivid illustrations and informative text. Special features highlight the dinosaur’s size, favorite foods, fossil locations, and more. An eye-catching two-page spread puts important facts about the dinosaur in one place.

Giganotosaurus

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344527

The giganotosaurus was a fierce dinosaur. Its sharp, knife-like teeth easily tore apart prey! In this exciting title, eye-catching illustrations and engaging text combine to introduce the life and extinction of this ferocious dinosaur. Maps show off the dinosaur’s world and where its fossils have been found, while other features highlight its diet and size. The book concludes with a two-page spread that puts all of the dinosaur’s stats in one place.

Utahraptor

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341489

The Utahraptor is the official state dinosaur of Utah! This ferocious predator stomped across the earth during the Cretaceous Period. Readers of this high-interest text will learn all about the world of the Utahraptor, from what the dinosaur ate to which body parts helped it hunt. Along the way, readers will be drawn in by engaging text, colorful illustrations, and special features that highlight the dinosaur’s diet, range, size, and more. To conclude the book, a two-page feature puts all of the key points of the Utahraptor into one place!