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12 Women in the Space Industry

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820635

From Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, to Peggy Whitson, space station commander, citizen space explorer Anousheh Ansari, and British space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, this book profiles 12 women from around the world who have gone into space or worked in the space industry. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of space-focused women who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in Science and Technology

Brianna L. DeVore (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820628

From “Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark to African American human computer Annie Easley, Adriana Ocampo, head of NASA’s New Frontiers program, and Angelica Lim, who teaches robots to feel, this book profiles 12 women in science and technology from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women scientists and an engineer who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Scientists with Disabilities

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820413

One of the greatest minds in history, Stephen Hawking had an incurable disease that left him unable to move or speak. Karin Muraszko is a neurosurgeon who specializes in helping children. She also has spina bifida. After mountain climber Hugh Herr lost both of his legs to frostbite, he became a biomechanical engineer. Today he designs bionic arms and legs. This book spotlights 12 scientists who didn’t let disability keep them from realizing their potential. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

12 Political Leaders with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820406

Tammy Duckworth is a hero of the Iraq war and the first female amputee to serve in the US Senate. Norway’s prime minister since 2013, Erna Solberg has dyslexia. Lenin Moreno, a wheelchair user since being shot in the back during a robbery, was elected president of Ecuador in 2017. This book spotlights 12 political leaders who rose to power despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

12 Business Leaders with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820376

Ralph Braun was in a wheelchair at age 13. He grew up to invent the first wheelchair lift and start a company that brought independence to millions of people like himself. British journalist Dom Smith has cerebral palsy. He started a line of clothing for people with disabilities. Sabriye Tenberken lost her sight at age 12. She started a foundation for blind children in Tibet. This book spotlights 12 business leaders from around the world who succeeded despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the topic of disability etiquette.

12 Athletes with Disabilities

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820369

Wilma Rudolph overcame polio to win three Olympic gold medals. South Korea’s Im Dong-hyun won Olympic gold in archery, and he’s legally blind. Race car driver Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs in a crash. Today he’s a champion hand cyclist. This book spotlights 12 athletes from around the world who achieved greatness despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the topic of accessibility.

12 Artists with Disabilities

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820352

Deaf by the time she was 12, Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie performs with great orchestras around the world. Born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, Ireland’s Christy Brown became a well-known writer and painter. Internationally renowned British-Nigerian sculptor Yinka Shonibare is paralyzed on one side of his body. This book spotlights 12 artists from around the world who followed their dreams despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on types of disability.

12 Adventurers with Disabilites

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820345

Born without arms, Jessica Cox became a licensed pilot. Paralyzed from the chest down, Geoff Holt sailed solo across the Atlantic. Arunima Sinha climbed Mount Everest with an artificial leg, crawling part of the way. This book spotlights 12 adventurers from around the world who performed amazing feats despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the topic of assistive technology.

12 Stories about Helping Seniors

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820338

In Arkansas, a 12-year-old girl made wishes come true for seniors in a local nursing home. In Canada, people are joining together to help seniors feel less lonely and isolated. The National Council on Aging works with thousands of organizations and businesses across the US to improve the lives of people aged 60 and older. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for seniors. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping the Planet

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820321

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen started a Clean Water Project in her hometown in Brazil. The Swedish company IKEA is working to reduce air pollution in India. A 12-year-old girl in Indonesia organized a group of her friends to plant hundreds of mangrove trees, which can protect coastal areas from flooding. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for the environment and the earth. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping in Education

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820307

Oklahoma City built a school especially for homeless kids. Basketball superstar LeBron James started a school for challenged students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. In schools across the US, seniors are mentoring school kids as Foster Grandparents. This book features 12 stories about making a difference in education. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping after a Disaster

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820291

When earthquakes rocked Mexico in 2017, UNICEF brought drinking water and blankets. They also got children back to school. When wildfires raced through California in 2018, an MLB player and his teammates raised money for fire victims. Soon after Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, an 11-year-old Florida boy designed a better sandbag. This book features 12 stories about making a difference when disaster strikes. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping the Community

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820284

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped people in need get homes of their own. Rapper Pharrell Williams offers free summer learning camps for at-risk and low-income kids. Pilots who belong to Angel Flight Northeast use their personal airplanes to fly patients to medical care for free. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for others in our communities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping Children

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820277

In North Carolina, an organization called TABLE feeds hundreds of hungry children every week. In war-torn countries, War Child helps children cope with trauma. Boys & Girls Clubs of America are guiding kids toward becoming successful adults. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for children around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try

12 Epic Rescues

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820222

In 2018 in Thailand, 12 members of a boys’ soccer team were trapped in a cave. In 1987 in Texas, a baby named Jessica fell down a well. In 2010, 33 Chilean miners were working deep underground when their only way out collapsed. Each time, the world held its breath. This book features 12 stories of epic rescues. Some have happy endings, and some are bittersweet. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

12 Poets Who Changed the World

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820079

From the ancient Greek poet Homer to American poet Walt Whitman, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and Gwendolyn Brooks, a Chicago poet who chronicled black culture, this book profiles 12 outstanding poets from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

12 Musicians Who Changed the World

Jamie Kallio (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820062

From Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, to Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan, civil rights activist Nina Simone, and rapper Tupac Shakur, this book profiles 12 famous musicians from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

12 Athletes Who Changed the World

Paula Solien (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820024

From Jim Thorpe, the first Native American to win Olympic gold, to tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King, soccer superstar Pelé, and Chinese badminton champ Lin Dan, this book profiles 12 legendary athletes from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration

The Syrian-American Journey

Rachel Castro (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641289245

In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Syrian-Americans took to the United States. This title also introduces readers to their country of origin, reasons for leaving their former home, the steps and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen, and the ways in which they assimilate to life in America while bringing their cultures and traditions. An infographic enhances understanding of this journey, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. An activity allows readers to further explore. The Syrian-American Journey also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. The Syrian-American Journey is part of Jump!’s The American Journey series.

The Somali-American Journey

Rachel Castro (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641289238

In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Somali-Americans took to the United States. This title also introduces readers to their country of origin, reasons for leaving their former home, the steps and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen, and the ways in which they assimilate to life in America while bringing their cultures and traditions. An infographic enhances understanding of this journey, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. An activity allows readers to further explore. The Somali-American Journey also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. The Somali-American Journey is part of Jump!’s The American Journey series.

The Mexican-American Journey

Emma Carlson Berne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641289221

In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Mexican-Americans took to the United States. This title also introduces readers to their country of origin, reasons for leaving their former home, the steps and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen, and the ways in which they assimilate to life in America while bringing their cultures and traditions. An infographic enhances understanding of this journey, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. An activity allows readers to further explore. The Mexican-American Journey also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. The Mexican-American Journey is part of Jump!’s The American Journey series.

The Indian-American Journey

Emma Carlson Berne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641289214

In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Indian-Americans took to the United States. This title also introduces readers to their country of origin, reasons for leaving their former home, the steps and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen, and the ways in which they assimilate to life in America while bringing their cultures and traditions. An infographic enhances understanding of this journey, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. An activity allows readers to further explore. The Indian-American Journey also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. The Indian-American Journey is part of Jump!’s The American Journey series.

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Waste

Rebecca Rissman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121448

How many uses can you find for an old glass jam jar? This engaging book looks at the always topical issues of managing our waste in a world with finite resources. Infographic details provide ready facts such as how much energy recycling one tin can provides and what that energy can be used for.

Using Renewable Energy

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121455

Readers bored with seeing the same information on renewable energy will love the focus on relevant contemporary examples in this book. How does solar power give energy to medical clinics in Ghana or cut fossil fuel use in Australia? Infographics make finding detailed information easy and interesting.

What are Eco-Cities?

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121462

From urban design that suits the local landscape to zero-carbon living, this fascinating book looks at how cities around the world are adapting to environmental change. Readers are presented with real-life, eco-city solutions to issues such as water use in times of drought, and why green spaces matter.