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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.

#MeToo Movement

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121202

A movement begun a decade ago by American activist Tarana Burke, #MeToo went viral in 2017, changing the way people look at sexual harassment and assault of women. This compelling title encourages readers to examine silence breaking and the multiple issues related to the issues of power, gender equality, and violence.

Net Neutrality

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121219

Should the Internet be a place for free thought and free sharing? Or should the government and Internet service companies be able to censor and block content? This up-to-date book will help equip readers with tangible tools to help understand the issues involved in net neutrality and encourage them to stay informed of further developments.

Body Image and the Media

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121394

Our views and opinions on many things are heavily influenced by our culture and what we see in the media. They can even shape how we see ourselves, including what is an acceptable or desirable body. Using relatable examples, this timely title explores the body image messages we receive from movies, video games, magazines, and social media, and how they affect our self-esteem.

Opioid Crisis

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121226

A major societal issue in the world today, opioid addiction is causing a devastating number of deaths and is costing countries millions of dollars. This timely book includes information on the causes and effects of opioid addiction and the methods being used to combat this deadly epidemic.

Medicine and Illness

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121400

Cultural beliefs surrounding illness and societal beliefs about how we should offer health care are discussed in this fascinating addition to the Our Values series. Discussions about the treatment of common diseases, as well as topics of interest, such as how a cast is made, are compared and contrasted with the way health care is provided throughout the world.

Rights and Responsibilities

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121417

What are moral and legal rights and how are they recognized in our society? This engaging title explores what having “rights” means, while pointing out that we can’t have rights without also having responsibilities. A discussion about standing up for your rights will help readers understand the importance of individual rights and how they must be protected.