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Carving a Niche in Texas: Coming to America from Germany--1844

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847107

Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.

Champion of the Cornfield

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847114

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.

Coming to Terms

Rose Bevins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847169

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.

Do Right and Fear No One: The Paul Gruninger Story

Eleanor Strauss Rosenast (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847213

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.

Dudley: A Florida Manatee

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847244

Provides factual information about the natural history of the Florida manatee through the fictional story of a young manatee named Dudley.

Escape to Freedom: Coming to America from Cuba--1961

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847275

A young Cuban boy and his family leave Cuba secretly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and use the family fishing boat to make their way to a new life in Florida.

A New Mother

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847831

After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.

A Pirate Tale

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847879

This fact-based account tells how Mary Read spent a year working and fighting side-by-side with pirates.

America's Civil War

Owens, L.L. (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846971

What was life like before the Civil War? Why did the war begin? How did it end? This book answers these and other questions.

Dolores Huerta: Advocate for Women and Workers

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119179

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.

Tech Living

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119933

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.

Step Forward With Gratitude 

Shannon Welbourn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118301

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.

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Musician, Indigenous Icon, and Social Activist

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120779

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.

Craig Kielburger: Champion for Children's Rights and Youth Activism

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119193

This inspiring book examines the life and work of Craig Kielburger, co-founder of the worldwide Me to We and Free the Children organizations. An important children’s rights activist, Craig works to empower youth around the world to make a difference in their communities and take action to solve global issues. With his brother, Marc, Craig actively works to stop child labor and promote social involvement across borders—educating, inspiring, and motivating people to make a difference every day.

Jazz Jennings: Voice for LGBTQ Youth

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119186

A groundbreaking advocate for transgender youth and LGBTQ rights, Jazz Jennings is one of the first youth to speak publicly about her experiences as a transgender individual. A spokesperson, writer, and public figure, Jazz inspires all people to embrace themselves and be accepting of all people. Overcoming incredible struggles as a young transgender person, Jazz now uses her platform to make a difference in the LGBTQ community. A vocal advocate for equal rights, she co-founded the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation—all before the age of 15.

Joshua Wong: Student Activist for Democracy

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121004

Joshua Wong was born in Hong Kong less than one year before China took back control of the city from the United Kingdom. While the handover was peaceful, Hong Kong’s citizens lost their right to fully democratic elections. Joshua's leadership as an activist came to international attention in 2014, during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The protest became known as the Umbrella Movement. Although Joshua and his student organization called Scholarism promoted peaceful protest, he was jailed for his participation. Undiscouraged, Joshua continues to advocate for full and free elections in Hong Kong. He has been the subject of a documentary called Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, and has been recognized for his work with many awards including TIME magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens.

Robby Novak: Kid President and Promoter of Positivity

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120755

Known as the Kid President, American teenager Robby Novak thinks it’s cool to be kind, and that compassion and curiosity can help change the world. A YouTube sensation and author of two books before he was 12 years old, Robby promotes his belief that everyone matters and has a purpose. Despite his ongoing struggle with a difficult disease that makes his bones brittle, Robby’s mission is to dance the world toward happiness and show people that everyone can be a superhero to somebody.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: Protecting the Environment and Indigenous Rights

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119209

Trailblazing Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks and performs around the world to inspire and empower people to protect and preserve the environment. A leader of the youth-led climate change movement and an activist for Indigenous rights, the 15-year-old Aztec change-maker is a commanding example to all youth to get involved in social change. Using the powerful medium of music, Xiuhtezcatl inspires people around the world to be environmental stewards in order to secure a better future for today’s youth.

Yusra Mardini: Refugee Hero and Olympic Swimmer

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120793

A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.

Zuriel Oduwole: Filmmaker and Campaigner for Girls' Education

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120762

American teenager Zuriel Oduwole tries to live by the quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, then they’re not big enough.” A filmmaker, public speaker, and writer, Zuriel has interviewed dozens of world leaders and pushed them to promote the education of girls around the world. Founder of the Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up organization, Zuriel teaches citizen filmmaking to kids around the world, speaks out on gender equality at major world forums, and makes world leaders accountable for supporting girls’ education initiatives.

Caring for Earth

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120823

All people are part of a global community that has a responsibility to care for planet Earth. This important title introduces environmental stewardship to young readers. Relatable examples show readers how to care for the environment in their own communities, and how even small changes can help address issues in the global community.

Making Good Choices

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118936

We often make choices based on our values, which are the things that are important to us. Readers will learn that making responsible choices means doing what you think is right. It also means showing respect for others as well as ourselves in the things we choose to do.

Respecting Others

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118943

Being respectful means that we behave in a way that shows the people around us that we care about their feelings and rights. Children will learn ways to show respect to others using manners, obeying laws, showing empathy, and having respect for yourself too.

Sharing Our Global Community

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118950

A person can be part of one or many different communities, or even one big world community. This books explains to young readers that being part of a community allows us to make friendships and work together to solve problems at home, at school, and in our cultures.

A Refugee's Journey From South Sudan

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119735

Ataui and her family live in South Sudan. They have never known what safety feels like. When she and two siblings leave their home, they don’t know that they will never return. After spending many years in a refugee camp, Ataui arrives as a refugee in Canada, where she faces new challenges. Interspersed with facts about South Sudan and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.