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Write to Me

Cynthia Grady (author) Amiko Hirao (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896887

A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

Pamela S. Turner (author) Gareth Hinds (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895859

A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones. Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story--with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.

James Earl Carter

Lori Hobkirk (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540739

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of James Earl (Jimmy) Carter, thirty-ninth president of the United States.

Los Vaqueros del Rodeo (Rodeo Steer Wrestlers)

Lynn M. Stone

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9780982382431

Explains the history of rodeo steer wrestling. Equipment and techniques, famous riders, animals, records, venues, and championships are highlighted.

Cuban Missile Crisis

Helga Schier Ph.D. (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851698

Explores the Cuban Missile Crisis and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.

Sam Houston: Un estadista auda

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384851

Sam Houston lived a unique and exciting life. This captivating biography focuses on Houston's life and how he became the only person to be president of a republic, a United States senator, and the governor of two different states. The intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and appealing images work in conjunction with an accessible glossary and index to help readers navigate their way through the text while feeling engaged and enlightened as they learn about the Republic of Texas, Cherokee Indians, Texas history, and how Houston became the governor of Texas.

Los caddo y los comanche: Tribus indigenas americanas de Texas

Sandy Phan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433384776

The Caddo and Comanche were two of the largest American Indian groups living in Texas before European contact. This nonfiction title explores the history of the Caddo and Comanche, how they adapted to European colonists and American settlers, and the impact they made on Texas history. The Hasinai, Kadohadacho, Natchitoches, Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, and Shoshone are some of the tribes that readers will discover through engaging sidebars and facts, intriguing images, easy-to-read text, and a supportive glossary, index, and table of contents.

Lizzie Johnson: Texan Cowgirl

Heather Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383953

Through hard work and determination, Lizzie Johnson built one of the largest cattle herds in the country, earning her the nickname "Cattle Queen of Texas." This interesting and inspiring biography highlights the life of Lizzie as she made her way to being one of the most famous cattle ranchers of her time. Through the appealing images and fascinating facts, readers will learn about Lizzie's journey across the Chisholm Trail and how she used brush popping to help grow her large cattle herd.

Lyndon B. Johnson: A Texan in the White House

Harriet Isecke (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383960

Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Texas in the early 1900s. This appealing biography highlights Johnson's life as he represented Texas in the United States Congress for 24 years and became the 36th President of the United States. Through engaging images, intriguing sidebars and facts, easy-to-read text, and a supportive glossary and index, readers will learn interesting topics such as the Higher Education Act, Voting Rights Act, Minority Whip, and the Vietnam War.

George W. Bush: Texas Governor and U.S. President

Patrice Sherman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383984

George W. Bush grew up in a prominent political family in Texas. After serving as Texas governor, Bush followed his father's footsteps in becoming President of the United States. This biography allows readers to discover the life of George W. Bush and explore some the impact he made as president through acts like No Child Left Behind. Readers will also learn of the many unexpected challenges Bush faced, such as the al-Qaeda attack on September 11, 2001, the War on Terror, and the Iraq War.

Sam Houston: A Fearless Statesman

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383939

Sam Houston lived a unique and exciting life. This captivating biography focuses on Houston's life and how he became the only person to be president of a republic, a United States senator, and the governor of two different states. The intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and appealing images work in conjunction with an accessible glossary and index to help readers navigate their way through the text while feeling engaged and enlightened as they learn about the Republic of Texas, Cherokee Indians, Texas history, and how Houston became the governor of Texas.

Leaders in the Texas Revolution: United for a Cause

Kelly Rodgers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383915

In the middle of the 1830s, Texans fought against the Mexican government for its independence. During the Texas Revolution, many leaders emerged, such as Sam Houston, Lorenzo de Zavala, William Travis, Francita Alavez, Sidney Sherman, Susanna Dickinson, James Bowie, and Juan Seguin. This captivating biography allows readers to learn about the incredible accomplishments of these people and what they did to make an impact on the Texas Revolution.

James A. Garfield

Carol Brunelli (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540555

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of James A. Garfield, twentieth president of the United States.

Manchester United

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608503

An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Manchester United, including a brief history since the team’s 1878 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.

The Million Stories of Marco Polo

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

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607919

Among the millions of stories ever told, the tales of the legendary explorer Marco Polo are the most renowned. Listen as an old-time scribe tells his curious young neighbor about stories that are worth remembering.

The Navajo Code Talkers

J. Patrick Lewis (author, )Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607872

Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people—especially bilingual code talkers—helped the Allies win World War II.

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607827

A historical account of Martin Luther King’s assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, the conditions of racial tension, and the lingering aftermath.

The End of the Cold War

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607834

A historical account of the end of the Cold War, including the events that sparked conflict and led to peace, the competition for global ideological supremacy, and the lingering aftermath.

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607810

A historical account of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, conspiracy theories surrounding his death, and the lingering aftermath.

Michelangelo

Adele Richardson (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607551

A biography of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, examining his masterful commissions and papal relationships, as well as some of his most enduring works.

State and Local Government

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607100

A historical survey of state and local governments, including the role and responsibilities each has in its community and influential mayors, governors, and others.

The U.S. Senate

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607131

A historical survey of the United States Senate, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role in Congress and influential senators such as Daniel Webster and Hillary Clinton.

The U.S. House of Representatives

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607117

A historical survey of the United States House of Representatives, from its beginnings to present struggles, including its role in Congress and influential members.   

The U.S. Presidency

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607124

A historical survey of the United States presidency, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role as executive and influential presidents such as Andrew Jackson.

The U.S. Supreme Court

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607148

A historical survey of the United States Supreme Court, from its beginnings to present decisions, including its judicial role and influential justices such as Earl Warren.