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Little Rock Nine

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783822

Nine high school students in Little Rock, Arkansas were at the heart of the battle to integrate schools in the late 1950s. Many places in the south were slow to change, but things got especially heated in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Cloning

Susan Hennenberg (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982104

Learn about the history, potential, and dangers of cloning, from the first cloned salamander to Dolly the sheep and beyond.

I am Underdog

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982197

Kemba feels like the lamest kid in school. If only he could be cool like the computer game superhero Underdog. But he can’t even save himself from the biggest bully in the sixth grade, let alone protect the weakest of the weak like Underdog does. He has zero friends. Or so he thinks. Kemba hasn’t even had the courage to try until one act of cruelty pushes him over the edge.

Bird's-Eye View

Ann Eriksson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821545

Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles. We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today, almost 200 bird species are critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, pesticides, plastics in the environment, human-made structures and other animals. Bird’s Eye View looks at why wild birds are important, why they need help and what young people all over the world are doing and can do to give wild birds a boost.

The Summer of the Spotted Owl

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437859

After a hang glider crashes into the pool of the house where Dinah and Madge are house-sitting, the hapless pilot creates more than a splash of suspicion in Dinah's mind. Why does this itchy intruder make off with Dinah's inflatable turtle? Why is someone trying to drive their cat-mad neighbor away? And what is the connection with the balding stranger seen lurking behind the hedge? And when Madge's boyfriend starts a campaign to save the endangered spotted owl, it seems that a crooked politician may be out to destroy the habitat of the near-extinct animal. While Madge paints, Dinah brushes aside suggestions that she be a quiet, well-behaved guest in this posh North Vancouver neighborhood. There's just too much for Dinah and her friends—tree-fanatic Pantelli and irritatingly conscientious Talbot—to investigate in this hilariously suspenseful adventure. Along with learning about endangered animals and fragile ecosystems, Dinah runs across clueless reporters and greedy developers, all the while continuing to belt out her favorite songs and satisfy her healthy appetite.

Endangered Animals

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845752

Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.

Coretta Scott King: Civil Rights Activist

Cynthia Klingel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854901

A brief biography of the wife of the reverend Martin Luther King Jr. who shared his dedication to working peaceably to achieve equality. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

Abolitionists

Sarah E. De Capua (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854864

Briefly describes the accomplishments of American abolitionists from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries as they struggled to end slavery. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

The Underground Railroad

Carla Williams (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854963

Before slavery was abolished in the United States, more than 100,000 slaves escaped to freedom with help from the Underground Railroad. A secret network of safe houses, the Underground Railroad is an important part of American history. Underground Railroad workers such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass devoted their energy and even risked their own safety to help enslaved blacks escape to freedom. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

The Racial Justice Movement

Kara L. Laughlin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854888

This book examines the activism involved in the ongoing fight for racial justice in the United States. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

The NAACP

Andrew Santella (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854956

Introduction to the origins, motivations, and accomplishments behind the NAACP. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and Activist

Laura Spinale (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854932

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery. Freed before its abolition, she dedicated her life to speaking out against inequality in all forms. She became one of the nation's foremost abolitionists and an important women's-rights advocate. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

Andrew Santella (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854925

Introduction to the life and accomplishments of famed civil rights leader and Nobel Prize winner, Martin Luther King Jr. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

John Lewis: Civil Rights Champion and Politician

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854949

Describes the life and accomplishments of American civil rights champion, statesman, and politician John Lewis. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

Mars Colonization

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172814

Explore the dark side of space in Out of this World, a new and exciting series for struggling readers. Why should we colonize Mars? What are the dangers of living on Mars? These and other fascinating questions are discussed in the Mars Colonization title using considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance reading comprehension. Sidebars include hands-on experiments, spotlight biographies on women in science, tech connections, and far out facts.

American Colonies

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172647

Would you have survived in the American Colonies? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Communication

Diane Lindsey Reeves, Connie Hansen (author) Ruth Bennett (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173262

Students learn more about how effective communication can help them succeed in the classroom, socially, and in their future careers! The title tackles this essential life skill in an age-appropriate and participatory way, drawing them into fun-filled "investigations" of communication skills illustrated to depict a realistic and relatable classroom situation. Communication invites readers to "investigate" four story-centered scenarios related to listening, talking, body language, and writing. Title includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Smart Farming

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172487

What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Farming, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in agriculture. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.

Seattle Gas Works Park

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172531

Learn more about how Seattle's Gas Works Park went from unused brownfield land to vibrant urban park and art space. Explore the logistics of repurposing the land and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation"--and shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Books in this series include table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Rittenhouse SoundWorks

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172524

Learn more about how Philadelphia's Rittenhouse SoundWorks went from abandoned historic building to vibrant recording studio. Explore the logistics of renovating the building and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility and Adaptation" to "Creativity and Innovation"--and shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Books in this series include table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Project Row Houses

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172562

Learn more about how Houston's Project Row Houses went from abandoned historic housing to vibrant art center and studio space. Explore the logistics of repurposing the land and buildings and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation"--and shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Books in this series include table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Pingree Farms

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172579

Learn more about how Detroit's Pingree Farms went from vacant industrial city block to vibrant urban farm and community center. Explore the logistics of repurposing the land and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation"--and shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Books in this series include table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Newbern Library

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172548

Learn more about how Alabama's Newbern Library went from empty bank building to vibrant library and community space. Explore the logistics of repurposing the building and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation"--and shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Books in this series include table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Born in 1954: Oprah Winfrey and Sonia Sotomayor

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160378

Born in 1954--learn how media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke down gender and racial barriers in their fields. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1947: Hillary Clinton and Temple Grandin

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160361

Born in 1947--learn how politician Hillary Clinton broke down gender barriers and how animal welfare pioneer Temple Grandin created new industry standards for the treatment of livestock. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Health Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.