After his father is killed in the Civil War, Alex travels on an orphan train and is chosen by a young couple, the O'Learys. He later learns that Mr. O'Leary paid to have someone else fight for him during the war.
Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.
Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.
While on an airplane en route from his home in Nigeria to New Orleans, Louisiana, to start a new life with his father, Kofi dreams he is a slave in nineteenth-century America.
Li Ming and his father are lured to America after hearing about the wealth to be found in California.
David's grandmother raised him with songs about freedom, and when he is old enough he leaves the plantation where he is a slave to make his way north to Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad.
Returning home after his violin recital, wealthy Philip Thorpe and his father become separated during the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, and Philip tries to find his way home.
In 1777 Massachusetts, after his parents are killed because of their loyalty to Great Britain, eleven-year-old Timothy is taken in by a parson and his wife.
An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.
Kelly is excited to learn that a new family is moving next door with a boy his age, but when he meets his new neighbor Alex, he is surprised to see him in a wheelchair.
Moses, an African-American slave boy, tells the story of his friendship with the son of the farm's master during the Revolutionary War.
Looks at ten animals at risk of becoming extinct, and explains how to help protect the animals and their habitats.
After learning that her father is the wealthy Master Mason, Mary, a slave, tries to gain her freedom.
Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.
Eleven-year-old Willa Blake, who wants to be stagecoach driver, learns to handle the reins at her parents' hotel in Wyoming Territory, in a story that also offers information on stagecoaches in the American West.
After Cossacks raid their village and destroy their home, Sophie and her brother Victor are sent to the United States to live with relatives in New York City.
Unhappy living on a plantation after being sent to Virginia in 1858 on an "orphan train," Danny Murphy decides to return to New York City and accompanies two runaway slave children on their dangerous journey north.
Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.
A boy from New York is sent west on an "orphan train" to Illinois, where he becomes an indentured servant to a family who teaches him how to be a farmer.
Gina Mendoza is not happy about having to cancel her weekend plans when Ricky Vargas, the son of her mother's old friend Lupe, comes for a visit, especially when she finds out that Ricky is blind.
Fourteen-year-old Ruth's life changes dramatically after her father, commander of the Swiss border patrol in St. Gallen, Switzerland, is arrested for helping over 3,000 Jews escape the Holocaust.
Championing equal rights for all people regardless of gender, race, and economic class, Dolores Huerta is a globally recognized icon in the fight for social justice. This book explores Huerta’s inspiring story, focusing on her courage and perseverance as an advocate for the working poor, women’s rights, and rights for immigrant communities. As a co-founder of the United Farm Workers union and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she continues to make positive strides for equal rights and inspire people everywhere to stand up for what they believe.
From robots cleaning houses to clothes that can correct posture, technology is constantly introducing ways to improve our lives. Tech Living explores many of these current and soon-to-be appearing innovations through dynamic photographs and engaging text. Young readers are encouraged to consider both the benefits and drawbacks of many of the technological advancements that are changing the ways humans live at an astonishing rate.
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and appreciative. People who are grateful are aware of and thankful for the opportunities that they have. This helpful book provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how you can make expressing gratitude a regular habit. Discover how showing your appreciation and returning kindness to others is a rewarding experience that will enrich your life.
Inspiring people for decades, Buffy Saint-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker, and philanthropist. Beginning life as an orphan on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie grew to become an international icon. This award-winning songwriter has experienced censorship at times because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples. She continues to create music and art, speak out, and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.