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The War at Home: The United States in 1968

Mary C. Turck (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849149

Describes life in United States in the year 1968, including the war in Vietnam, the draft, war protesters, hippies and yippies, the presidential campaign and election, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.

Courageous Comebacks: Athletes Who Defied the Odds

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848562

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of nine athletes who have battled illness, accidents, and other disasters on their way to success in their sports, including Lance Armstrong, Gail Devers, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

California Gold Rush

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848487

When gold was found at Sutter's Mill in California in 1849, the lives of thousands of people changed forever.

Explorers to the New World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848623

Describes the first explorers and their expeditions to uncharted lands, discussing their motivations and accomplishments.

From Smoke Signals to Email

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848685

This book tells the story behind the developments for people to communicate with one another from across the street to across the country.

Football's Fallen Hero: The Jack Trice Story

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848654

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.

Patriot School: The United States Military Academy at West Point

Allen B. Boyer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848951

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington had a vision of a school to train soldiers. The book describes the military academy at West Point and the people who attended it.

Great Moments at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848708

Describes some of the greatest moments in the history of the Olympic games, including record-breaking performances, unexpected victories, and inspirational performances by athletes struggling against difficult odds.

Into the Abyss: A Tour of Inner Space

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848760

Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.

Disasters of the Ancient World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848593

Explains what early civilizations believed about natural disasters; highlights notable eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, droughts, famines, and diseases, as well as two noted military failures; and recounts the end of the ancient world.

A Country on the Move: The United States from 1900-1929

Mary C. Turck (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848555

Briefly describes life in United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, including immigration, the labor movement, America's role in World War I and world affairs, and the Roaring Twenties.

Aerial Gunners of World War II

Elbert M. Hoppenstedt (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848272

It's 5:30 in the morning and still dark outside. Two hundred and fifty young men are in the mess hall having breakfast. They've been out of the sack since 4:30. That's when the operations sergeant made the rounds. He woke up everyone whose name was posted on the assignment sheet the night before. Right now, the men are very quiet. They are all thinking the same thing. "Will my plane get back safely? Will I be alive tonight?"

American Justice II: Six Trials That Captivated the Nation

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848333

From the Patty Hearst kidnapping to the Oklahoma City bombing, these cases kept America watching.

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848289

Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.

Ancient Egypt

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848357

Examines the history of ancient Egypt and the many different aspects of ancient Egyptian society, including religion, technology, the pyramids, and home life.

American Justice: Seven Famous Trials of the 20th Century

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848326

Explains the situations behind the cases of Leopold and Loeb, the Lindbergh kidnapper, the Rosenbergs, the Brown school segregation suit, the Manson family, the Pentagon Papers, and O.J. Simpson, and discusses the trials and aftermath.

Breaking Barriers: Athletes Who Led the Way

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848470

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848449

Find out how host cities are chosen, how politics, drug use, and terrorism affect the Games and what the future holds for the Olympics.

When Elephants Fight

Adrian Bradbury Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439020

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands of years ago. Its essence is simplicity—when the large fight, it is the small who suffer most. And when it comes to war, the smallest, the most vulnerable, are the children. When Elephants Fight presents the stories of five children—Annu, Jimmy, Nadja, Farooq and Toma—from five very different and distinct conflicts—Sri Lanka, Uganda, Sarajevo, Afghanistan and the Sudan. Along with these very personal accounts, the book also offers brief analyses of the history and geopolitical issues that are the canvas on which these conflicts are cast. When Elephants Fight is about increasing awareness. For the future to be better than the past, better than the present, we must help equip our children with an awareness and understanding of the world around them and their ability to bring about change. Gandhi stated, "If you are going to change the world, start with the children."

NASA Takes Photography into Space

Arnold Ringstad (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110177

NASA Takes Photography into Space considers the work of NASA photographers as they began exploring space. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines the photography’s contributions to NASA’s overall mission, including how space exploration has pushed photography technology forward. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Information Literacy and Fake News

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120380

In this age of fast-paced social media, news and views are shared throughout the world in seconds. This timely title critically examines the elements of journalism, truth and perspective, sources of news, as well as bias and objectivity to help readers make informed choices about the accuracy of news and information. Readers will gain an understanding of what journalism is and how the medium can shape the message being presented.

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.

Hip-Hop Music

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110306

Since its introduction in the 1970s, hip-hop has become a way of life. This title takes an inside look at hip-hop music. Hip-Hop Music examines the origins of many styles of hip-hop music, such as crunk and gangsta rap, and explores how they burst into the mainstream and went global. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

The Harlem Renaissance

De Ann Herringshaw (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878466

This title examines an important historic event - the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Harlem neighborhood and issues around racism, Harlem's African-American community, cultural identity, and creative spirit - from jazz to dance to poetry, key influential figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Duke Ellington, and Alain Locke, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

12 Incredible Facts about the Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432241

Examines the 12 most amazing facts about the dropping of the atomic bombs in World War II. Full-color spreads provide information about the event’s critical moments, key players, and lasting effects paired with interesting sidebars, questions to consider, and a timeline.