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My Life with Autism

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490777

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. 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.

Forgotten Americans Who Made History

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357045

Brings to light 12 forgotten Americans who made history such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who pretended to be a slave so she could spy on a powerful Confederate family; Dave Kopay who was the first professional athlete to publicly declare he was gay; Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used to create treatments for cancer, HIV, and many other diseases; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Entertainment Great

Brandon Terrell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356888

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose entertainment contributions made our country great. From England's John Lennon who changed rock and roll music forever, to Mexico's Salma Hayek whose talents go beyond the camera, to South Africa's Trevor Noah who made his mark as comedian and late night TV host, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Medicine Great

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356895

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose medicine contributions made our country great. From Australia's Elizabeth Blackburn who discovered an enzyme in chromosones, to England's George Clowes who worked to establish chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer, to Lithuania's Andrew Schally who studied the growth of nerve cells in cancerous tumors, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Science Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356918

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose science contributions made our country great. From Croatia's Nikola Tesla who helped design electrical systems, to Germany's Maria Goeppert Mayer who studied the atomic nucleus, to Austria's Hedy Lamarr who invented a radio guidance system for torpedos, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Technology Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356932

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose technology contributions made our country great. From Scotland's Alexander Graham Bell, founder of Bell Telephone and AT&T, to South Africa's Elon Musk, founder of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and auto company Tesla, to Austria's Maria Telkes, best known for her invention of the first solar-powered heating system, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Sports Great

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356925

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose sports contributions made our country great. From Nigeria's Hakeem Olajuwon who made his 7 foot mark playing basketball for the Houston Rockets, to Panama's Mariano (Mo) Rivera who became baseball's greatest closer, to Czechoslovakia's Martina Navratilova who was one of the world's top tennis players, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Arts Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356871

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose art contributions made our country great. From Jamaica's Claude McKay whose poetry sparked an art movement, to Greece's Chryssa whose neon sculptures lit up New York, to Venezuela's Tina Ramirez who created a new voice in the dance world, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Politics Great

Diane Gimpel (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356901

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose political contributions made our country great. From Austria's Felix Frankfurter who served on the Supreme Court and started the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), to Czechoslovakia's Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the postion of Secretary of State, to Thailand's Tammy Duckworth, who became the first woman elected to Congress who was hurt fighting for America, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made the American Military Great

Paige Smith (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356949

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose american military contributions made our country great. From Sweden's John Ericsson who was a naval engineer and inventor of the first armoured turret warship and screw propeller, to Russia's Igor Sikorsky who was an engineer and inventor known for crafting the first four-engine plane and the first working helicopter, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

The 12 Worst Human-Made Disasters of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356581

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating human-made disasters of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each human-made disaster started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a section on avoiding future human-made disasters.

The 12 Worst Health Disasters of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356567

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating health disasters of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each health disaster started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of a health disaster.

The 12 Worst Fires of All Time

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356543

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating fires of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each fire started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of a fire.

Follow that Tap Water!: A Journey Down the Drain

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510804

A child washing the dishes wonders where the water goes, and the story follows water drops as they travel to through the city sewer system, treatment plant, and back again. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.

Follow that Garbage!: A Journey to the Landfill

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510811

A child watching a garbage truck pick up the trash wonders where it goes, and the story follows two garbage bags as they travel to a transfer station and then to a landfill. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.

Follow that Paper!: A Paper Recycling Journey

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510835

A child tosses old homework paper into a recycling bin and the story follows that paper through the process of recycling until it becomes usable paper again. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.

Follow that Bottle!: A Plastic Recycling Journey

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510828

A child tosses a plastic bottle in a recycling bin and the story follows that plastic bottle to through the process of recycling until it becomes a new bottle again. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.

School 100 Years Ago

Alison Lassieur (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533436

A level 2 Amicus Reader that discusses turn-of-the-century American schools and how they are different from the early 1900s to today. Includes “What’s Different?” photo quiz.

Save Energy Every Day

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607535492

Introduces the concept of energy, how we use it, and earth friendly ways kids can help conserve it and save the earth on a daily basis.

Save Water Every Day

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607535508

Introduces the concept of Earth’s water cycle, explains how we use Earth’s water, and offers ways kids can help conserve it.

Take Care of the Earth Every Day

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607535515

Introduces ways to take care of Earth on a daily basis, such as recycling, planting trees, and caring for Earth’s animals.

Recycle Every Day

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607535485

Introduces the concept recycling and why it is beneficial for our Earth while offering fun ways to recycle and reuse at home and in the community.