Many of the smartest people on Earth are working to find answers - and a cure - for COVID-19. Accessible text and engaging infographics help young readers to understand the science and impact of the global pandemic.
Explore how our lives have changed as we adapt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Accessible text and engaging infographics help young readers to understand the science and impact of the global pandemic.
Bayard learned from an early age how important equal rights were. He knew how to help people work together for equality without violence. He even played an important role in one of the most important Civil Rights events in American history. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in civil rights – Bayard Rustin!
Immigrants around the world move to new places seeking peace and opportunity. How can we support them? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Immigration, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about the rights of immigrants, and what you can do to join them!
As a child, Henry was curious about his family tree. Who was his great-great-grandfather? Why were some things about his family unknown? Henry interviewed family members and discovered connections. When he grew up, he taught others to do the same! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important leader in the field of genealogy – Henry Louis Gates Jr.!
Pollution. Dirty drinking water. Climate change. What can we do about such big problems? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About the Environment, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about protecting Earth and its resources, and what you can do to join them!
Some people live with violence and abuse every day. What can we do to help? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Violence, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about this issue, and what you can do to join them!
People are treated unfairly for many reasons, including because of their skin color, gender, or gender identity. How can we help stop this inequality? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Inequality, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak up about this important issue, and what you can do to join them!
Bullying hurts people around the world every single day. How can we help stop it? By speaking out! In Kids Speak Out About Bullying, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about this issue, and what you can do to join them!
Education helps kids have a bright future. All around the world, there are kids without access to a good education. How can we help? By speaking out! In Kids Speak Out About Education, you'll learn about some incredible kids who have worked to make sure every child has access to a good education, and what you can do to join them!
History recognizes the leadership and voice Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought to the civil rights movement in 1960s America. A 30-foot tall statue of Dr. King gazes into the future full of hope for all humanity. His words of peace are carved in the walls of the monument as a reminder to all Americans of the power of peaceful protest. Learn all about the first national memorial to an African American.
She was a gift of friendship and peace between France and the United States. “Liberty Enlightening the World” stands now as a symbol of America’s embrace of freedom and democracy. Find out why 4 million visitors each year come to see this majestic statue in New York’s harbor.
For millions of people, leaving home and coming to America meant giving up family and all things familiar. For more than sixty years, one site was the first place in America all new immigrants saw. Find out why Ellis Island holds such an important place in America’s history.
The story of Harriet Tubman and her role in leading slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad is well-known. But did you know that during the Civil War Harriet would often dress in disguise to gain important information to share with the Union Army?
It may be a parent's dream, but imagine life without the internet or world wide web. Would airlines be able to fly? Would our nation's security be at risk? What can be done to safeguard the internet?
It seems they're everywhere. But scientists believe bees are at risk of survival. What has put bees at risk and should we care? Imagine a world without these important pollinators and you'll see a world with fewer and fewer critical food sources.
Empires have been built from it, Wars have been fought for it. Imagine a world without oil. What alternatives do we have in a future with limited oil and other fossil fuels?
Look around. Plastic is everywhere. But some experts say today's plastic will be in our landfills for thousands of years to come. Imagine a world without plastic, in some communities, it's a new reality. Explore the good and the bad of plastic in our lives.
Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, birds, reptiles, and even domestic farm animals. And there are many reasons why these animals need to go to shelters. Some of the animals are strays and some are lost; some are rescued from natural disasters or from mistreatment. Some have been given up because their owners could no longer care for them. Using poetic back stories and informative text, Tails From the Animal Shelter shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters. Ten different fictional animals, including a handicapped dog, a magician's former rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig, represent the millions of pets brought to shelters every day. Whether they're known as Humane Societies, rescue services, or other names, these organizations and their caring work remind us all of how a loving home can change the life of a vulnerable animal.
Illustrates the differences between renewable and nonrenewable energy. Explains what makes energy sources renewable or nonrenewable and how they affect everyday life. Colorful photographs and diagrams help illustrate each science concept. A chart compares the concepts head-to-head to help solidify readers' grasp of the material. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Learn about democracy, what it is, how it began, and how the United States came to be a democratic republic. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, informational diagrams, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.
This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment. Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.
Moving to a new city and a new school is never easy. So Lauren is relieved when Callie, Treena and Maddy welcome her into their group. But then Lauren witnesses their reaction to a first grader in a wheelchair. That boy is her little brother, Will. But she’s afraid that if she tells them, they may not want to be friends with her. Soon Lauren finds herself living a double life as she struggles with the challenges of building new friendships and trying to make it up to Will for not acknowledging him at school. At some point Lauren will have to make a decision. What is more important? Friends or family?
A young girl and an old tree learn from each other how to find their purpose and foster healing in the world.
Zen loves to draw and play video games. He also has autism. Zen is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Autism. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Zen sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Zen is not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.