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Jimmy Carter

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477332

How does a young peanut farmer grow into one of the most influential people on the planet? Well, why don't you ask the 39th president of the United States? Jimmy Carter made the spectacular leap from the fields, to a U.S. naval submarine, then all the way to the White House. But he wasn't done changing the world after he left the Oval Office. Jimmy and Rosalynn's Carter Center has been a beacon of humanitarian aid around the world. From eradicating disease, to helping countries establish and strengthen democracies, this former president has earned his Nobel Peace Prize. Learn all about Jimmy's spectacular journey as a president, humanitarian, and more.

John Lewis

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477363

From sit-ins at lunch counters to sit-ins on the Congress floor, marching in Selma to marching though the halls of the Capitol, John Lewis fought for what he believed in. The incredible civil rights activist had plenty of experience under his belt by the time he stood in front of a quarter of a million people as the youngest leader of the March on Washington. John continued on with the same passion as he turned to create change from within the government. The conscious of the congress continued to advocate for the freedom and safety of all. Learn all about the incredible life of this congressman and civil rights hero.

Michael Jordan

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477349

Michael Jordan shoots. He scores! This basketball superstar dominated the sport for years. From a set of three-peat victories to a key spot on the Dream Team, his position as one of the greatest players of all time is indisputable. But how did the basketball great go from being cut during tryouts for his high school basketball team to earning a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame? Follow along as Michael grows from athletic kid, to star college player, to NBA Rookie of the Year and beyond.

Food Warrior

Claudia Martin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477110

Straws slip into the oceans, foods go bad before we get a chance to eat them, and all that food packaging is filling the world with garbage. What a waste! But there's a way to help. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to food waste and join the battle to save Earth! Honest text introduces some of Earth's biggest waste problems, while helpful solutions provide a way for readers to combat the issues. A final eco-activity pairs simple steps with illustrations to give waste warriors a hands-on activity to fight food waste.

Cleaning Warrior

Claudia Martin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477080

Piles of paper towels wind up in landfills, plastic toothbrushes lose their use long before they leave Earth, and dish soap harms our underwater friends. What a waste! But there's a way to help. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to cleaning waste and join the battle to save Earth. Honest text introduces some of Earth's biggest waste problems, while helpful solutions provide a way for readers to combat the issues. A final eco-activity pairs simple steps with illustrations to give waste warriors a hands-on activity to fight cleaning waste.

Clothing Warrior

Claudia Martin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477097

Landfills are piled high with tossed clothes and shoes, clothing hangers harm our flying friends, and tiny microfibers from our fabrics are becoming fish food. What a waste! But there's a way to help. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to clothing waste and join the battle to save Earth! Honest text introduces some of Earth's biggest waste problems, while helpful solutions provide a way for readers to combat the issues. A final eco-activity pairs simple steps with illustrations to give waste warriors a hands-on activity to fight clothing waste.

Deepwater Disaster

James Buckley Jr. (author) Kerstin LaCross (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476311

The Deepwater Horizon disaster sent millions of barrels of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico--straight into the water that is home to countless animals. The oil quickly coated the wings of the brown pelican, putting this already endangered species into even more risk. How were these animals rescued? Find out about the brave scientists who saved the oil-soaked birds in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn more about other oil spills that threatened sea life around the world.

Entertainment Warrior

Claudia Martin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477103

Trashed toys land in landfills, chemicals in batteries and e-waste make them dangerous to destroy, and toy packaging is causing a pollution panic. What a waste! But there's a way to help. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to entertainment waste and join the battle to save Earth. Honest text introduces some of Earth's biggest waste problems, while helpful solutions provide a way for readers to combat the issues. A final eco-activity pairs simple steps with illustrations to give waste warriors a hands-on activity to fight entertainment waste.

Larry Itliong Leads the Way for Farmworkers' Rights

Rose Zilka (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855303

Explores the history, events, and aftermath of Larry Itliong's role in the fight for farmworkers' rights. Through insightful text, “In Their Own Words” special features, and critical thinking questions, this title will introduce readers to a historic example of social activism.

Parkland Students Challenge the National Rifle Association

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855310

Explores the history, events, and future implications of the Parkland students' protest against gun violence. Through insightful text, “In Their Own Words” special features, and critical thinking questions, this title will introduce readers to a modern example of social activism.

Sophie Scholl Fights Hitler’s Regime

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855327

Explores the history, events, and aftermath of Sophie Scholl's fight against Hitler's regime. Through insightful text, “In Their Own Words” special features, and critical thinking questions, this title will introduce readers to a historic example of social activism.

The Standing Rock Sioux Challenge the Dakota Access Pipeline

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855334

Explores the history, events, and aftermath of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Through insightful text, “In Their Own Words” special features, and critical thinking questions, this title will introduce readers to a modern example of social activism.

Pope Francis: Leader of the Catholic Church

Kelsey Jopp (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855389

Introduces readers to the life and work of Pope Francis. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into Vatican City, the Catholic Church, and the office of its current leader.

Bioweapons

Leslie Buteyn (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783662

Bioweapons have been used throughout history. They are made from things in nature and are used to kill. Find out about several common germs and how they have been used as bioweapons.

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911420

This unforgettable story takes place in nineteenth-century England, through the eyes of Black Beauty. The reader will feel the love and cruelty that this great stallion experiences. Beginning with Black Beauty's wonderful life with his master, Squire Gordon, and the kindness of Jerry Barker to the terrible times as a "cab" horse having to tolerate the torture of the "proper" English bearing reins, Black Beauty's story speaks for all animals that can't speak for themselves.

Jackie Robinson

Saddleback Editors (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915886

Written in graphic novel format, this brief biography of Jackie Robinson describes his childhood, service in the United States Army, and success as a baseball player.

The Real Anne Boleyn

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131194

Everyone knows her story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Anne Boleyn? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Racial Justice in America: Topics for Change

Kelisa Wing, Hedreich Nichols, Leigh Ann Erickson (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534186217

Topics on race in America have been avoided in children's education for too long--allowing racist systems to continue to thrive. Racial Justice in America: Topics for Change explores current questions around race in comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate ways. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach race issues with open eyes and minds.

Mary McLeod Bethune: Pioneering Educator

Amy Robin Jones (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854031

Throughout her life, Mary McLeod Bethune worked tirelessly to increase women's opportunities, from education to the military to the right to vote. Learn about how her activism led her to the White House as a consultant for several presidents. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt

Rivvy Neshama (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854048

Examines the life of enslaved African-American Nat Turner and the events leading up to the slave rebellion he led in 1831. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Slavery

James Meadows (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854055

Through engaging text and gripping images, readers will learn about the system of slavery in the United States. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Amistad Mutiny

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854062

In 1839, African slaves who rebelled against their Spanish owners on the Amistad schooner were charged with murder in the United States. This book details the famous U.S. Supreme Court case that ultimately ruled in favor of the black captives. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Civil Rights Movement

Rose Venable (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854079

The Civil Rights Movement was a time of drastic change in America. From the end of Reconstruction, when blacks were denied their rights in the South, through the Montgomery bus boycott and Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, to the election of the first black president of the United States, witness the events that forever changed the way we look at race. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Charles W. Carey Jr. (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854086

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. Learn more about this historic document that served as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Tulsa Race Massacre

Kara L. Laughlin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854093

A brief introduction into the violent Tulsa Race Massacre that occurred on May 31-June 1 1921. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.