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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.

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.

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.

The 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.

The Arab Spring

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607803

A historical account of the Arab Spring, including the events leading up to the string of protests, the people involved, the conditions of political instability, 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.

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 Great Recession

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607841

A historical account of the Great Recession, including the causes of the economic downturn, the role played by the Federal Reserve and other government offices, and the lingering aftermath.

The 9/11 Attacks

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607858

A historical account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the events leading up to that day, the people involved, the monumental rescue and recovery efforts, and the lingering aftermath.

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.

Communism

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607582

An examination of the communist form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.

Democracy

Anne Fitzpatrick (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607599

An examination of the democratic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.

Dictatorship

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607605

An examination of the dictatorial form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.

Monarchy

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607612

An examination of the monarchic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.

Ernest Hemingway

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607537

A biography of American writer Ernest Hemingway, examining his international adventures and succinct style of writing, as well as some of his greatest works.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Jennifer Fandel (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607544

A biography of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, examining his design influence and development of the Prairie School style, as well as some of his most famous structures.

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.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607575

A biography of German-born composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, examining his European travels and interest in opera, as well as some of his greatest compositions.

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.