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12 Military Leaders Who Changed the World

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820055

From Julius Caesar to the fierce Celtic Queen Boudica, British admiral Horatio Nelson, and Michelle Howard, the first female admiral in the US Navy, this book profiles 12 powerful military leaders 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 Educators Who Changed the World

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820048

From Booker T. Washington to Maria Montessori, Head Start creator Edmund Gordon, and Savitribai Phule, who is fighting for girls in India, this book profiles 12 leading educators 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 Chefs Who Changed the World

Jamie Kallio (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820031

From Julia Child, who taught America the art of French cooking, to TV personality Giada De Laurentiis, Ethiopian Swedish American chef Marcus Samuelsson, and Iron Chef Masaru Morimoto, this book profiles 12 top chefs 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: Amicus Publishing 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

12 Artists Who Changed the World

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820017

From real Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci to revolutionary American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Chinese activist Ai Weiwei, and the mysterious, anonymous Banksy, this book profiles 12 influential artists from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars and thought-provoking prompts keep readers interested. Four more mini-bios pique readers’ curiosity.

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786668

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the developer of the miniskirt, Mary Quant. Follow Quant’s story from her early years selling her designs in her shop Bazaar as she names the miniskirt and brings it from popular London skirt style to worldwide fashion trend! Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Summer in Savannah

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133848

It's summertime! Ana & Andrew travel to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. While they are there, they learn Grandma and Grandpa's church was built by slaves. With some help from an unusual source! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

School Warrior

Claudia Martin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477127

Trees are chopped down to supply classrooms with paper, disposable pens pile high in landfills, and pollution from transporting ingredients for school lunches hangs in our air. What a waste! But there's a way to help. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to school 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 school waste.

Travel Warrior

Claudia Martin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477134

Carbon dioxide fills the air as airplanes fly through the sky, packaging from travel-sized snacks piles high in landfills, and paper travel tickets are adding to global deforestation. What a waste! But there's a way to be eco friendly on the go. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to travel 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 travel waste.

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.

America Ferrera

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477318

America Ferrera is a star on and off the screen. From winning an Emmy at only 22 years of age for a groundbreaking role as Latina fashionista and beauty-on-the-inside Betty, to flying through the skies atop the dragon in How to Train Your Dragon, you might think being a successful actor would be enough for America. But that's just the tip of the iceberg for this powerful woman. Her work offscreen to stand up for the rights of women, immigrants, and children is just as spectacular. And this star still has a lot of life to live. Learn all about America's spectacular journey as an actor, activist, and more.

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.