Malia MacLeod is part Hawaiian and part Haole, the Hawaiian word for Caucasian. Raised in Los Angeles, she returns to Oahu to teach high school and learn about her family's history.
Naomi can't believe her good luck. First she gets a job at a local frozen yogurt shop. Then she gets an immediate raise. Her dream car is within her grasp. But why does the shop's owner keep staring at her so intently? And Clay Aguirre is still stalking her, trying to get her back.
Rod Garcia resents goody-two-shoes Ernesto Sandoval through and through. How could an outsider steal everything he'd worked so hard to achieve? He cannot accept Ernesto's win as senior class president. And he refuses to be bested by Ernesto on the track. His number one goal: make Ernesto's life miserable.
"They took my clothes. They shaved my head. I was given a prisoner number. I was no longer a human!"
"The ship is sinking. I don't want to die in the icy sea. When will help come? Who will save us?"
"Life was hard in my village in Poland. So I came to America. I have little money, and I don't speak English. Will my dream of a better life come true?”
The judge gives Rodrigo one last chance. If he doesn’t learn his lesson at the detention camp, he will be sent to state prison. Will the teenage tough guy finally learn to controlhis hot temper? Or will Jon Chandler, his big mouth roommate, push Rodrigo over the edge?
Most of the kids at school are jealous of Alexandra. The pretty teenager is not only a talented dancer, she's rich beyond most people's wildest dreams! But the money makes her self-conscious. No one could guess how lonely she is. And being alone is dangerous when you're wealthy and vulnerable.
The pitching machine hurled the first pitch. It was just like at the cages. Carlos was comfortable. He lifted his left leg slightly. Then he turned his hips to the ball. He swung the bat. Crack!
An historical account of extreme weather events and climate patterns, including human events leading up to observable changes, the people involved in studying trends, and the lingering aftermath.
An historical account of Operation Iraqi Freedom, including the events leading up to the 2002 conflict, the people involved, the political instability and insurgency that arose, and the lingering aftermath.
A biography of South African humanitarian Nelson Mandela, examining his long imprisonment and position as South Africa’s first black president, as well as his emphasis on reconciliation and other social stances.
An historical account of the global refugee crisis, including the events that have triggered ongoing crises, the people involved, the border politics and camp-construction issues, and the lingering aftermath.
A biography of Albanian-born nun Mother Teresa, examining her position as a leader of the Missionaries of Charity in India, as well as her emphasis on compassion and other social stances.
Provide an engaging nonfiction reader for your students as they explore some of the causes of the Civil War. With the Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided e-Book, students will examine the divisive events in the nineteenth century that led up to the war, including the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred Scott decision, and more. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during this turbulent time in American history. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era.
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A biography of Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi, examining his position as a leader of nonviolent civil disobedience, as well as his emphasis on fasting and other social stances.
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Students will explore the heroic life of Harriet Tubman, the courageous woman who helped free other slaves. With the Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty e-Book, students will examine her life, from her early days born into slavery to her brave efforts as the first female conductor for the Underground Railroad. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what Harriet Tubman's life must have been like during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
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