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Girl Warriors

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149304

Who were history's fiercest warriors? Who was voted "Best Team Player?" In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing and diverse women in history. In Girl Warriors, readers will discover and rediscover their favorite heroines and learn about top women warriors who have made an impact. Backmatter material includes writing prompts that encourage readers to think creatively and critically. Each book in this series is written at a higher maturity level using considerate text at a lower reading level in order to engage struggling readers. Series includes, a table of contents, educational sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.

Russian Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832862

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Russian immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Catholic Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832794

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Catholic immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Central American Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832800

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Central American immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Chinese Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Janie Havemeyer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832817

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Chinese immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Filipino Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Gretchen Maurer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832824

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Filipino immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Indian Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832831

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Indian immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Jewish Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832848

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Jewish immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Muslim Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832855

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Muslim immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Race around the World

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837812

Offers readers a captivating look into the race between journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland as they compete to be the first person to travel around the globe in less than 80 days. Learn about how these female journalists broke barriers for women in the United States. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837829

Offers readers a captivating look into the race between three countries to build the world's most destructive weapon. Learn about the Manhattan Project, the atomic bomb, and how the United States used this weapon to end World War II. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Race to Discover Energy Independence

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837836

Offers readers a captivating look into the race for the United States to become energy independent. Learn about the energy sources used throughout the United States and efforts to become less dependent on foreign countries for energy. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Race to Renewable Energy

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837850

Offers readers a captivating look into the race to develop and use renewable energy sources. Learn about how the United States is using energy from the sun, wind, and other sources to fight climate change. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Michelle Obama: Health Advocate

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825512

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Michelle Obama and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she encouraged children to be healthy and supported educational opportunities for females across the globe. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.

Booker T. Washington

Don Troy (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541941

Booker T. Washington rose from his slavery beginnings to become a national leader in education and civil rights. Beginning his career as a teacher and developing into a renowned speaker, Washington's influence is still felt today through Tuskegee University, which he originally founded.

Droughts

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803311

What happens to the environment when a drought occurs? What are some of the causes of droughts? What can people do about the problems caused by droughts? How can you use your math skills to learn more about droughts? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about droughts.

Sea Turtles

Cindy Rodriguez

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944059

Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered sea turtles face and how they can be saved.

Escape North: Underground Railroad

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141179

The events surrounding the Underground Railroad did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a slave, a slave owner, and a conductor on the railroad as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Viewpoints on the Underground Railroad

Kristin J. Russo (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131392

The operation of the Underground Railroad did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the escape network through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757677

Students will explore the heroic life of Harriet Tubman, the courageous woman who helped free other slaves. With the Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty e-Book, students will examine her life, from her early days born into slavery to her brave efforts as the first female conductor for the Underground Railroad. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what Harriet Tubman's life must have been like during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

Social Justice Activist

Jon Eben Field, Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792383

Social Justice goes beyond individual human rights. It means a society where justice is achieved in every aspect of life. This title takes a look at what a just society is by examining such topics as poverty, racism, homelessness, and inequality. Young enthusiasts will learn how the words of activists such as Nelson Mandela and Marian Wright Edelman inspired others to do what was right.

Thunderbird Spirit

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690466

Hockey stars Mike "Crazy" Keats and his new friend, Dakota, are caught in a web of violence which makes winning a championship the least of their concerns. Dakota Smith is in trouble. But Mike "Crazy" Keats doesn't care. He is new to the Seattle Thunderbirds, and Dakota seems like a good guy to have for a friend. Unfortunately, not everyone accepts Dakota's Native North American heritage so easily.

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.

Jumper

Michele Martin Bossley (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436227

Reese loves horses and longs to be a competitive show jumper. When the leased horse she rides is sold, she is left riding the orneriest horse in the stable. She decides she must find a horse of her own. Her parents can't afford a trained horse, so she decides to buy a wild horse at auction. Outbid, she discovers that many of the wild horses will be sold for slaughter. Determined to save the horses from a terrible fate, she finds herself in deeper than she expected—and fighting for her life.

In the Clear

Anne Laurel Carter (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438023

On her seventh birthday, Pauline rode across the lawns on her street followed by her best friend Henry, he on the blue wooden horse, she on the red. On the seventh lawn at the top of the street, she collapsed, becoming a sudden victim of the polio outbreak of the summer of 1954. Five years later, when In the Clear begins, she has survived, but paid a heavy price. A brace on her left leg allows her to walk, but she confines herself to her house, humiliated at the notion of being seen. Terrified by what Pauline has already suffered, her mother watches over her, forbidding her to play hockey on the ice rink her father has created in the backyard. In the Clear alternates, chapter by chapter, between Pauline's horror-filled year in the hospital five years earlier and her struggles to adapt in the present of 1959 and 1960. At the end of the book, her triumphs in past and present come together and she is able to move forward with new friendships, a renewed bond with her mother and, most important, a new faith in herself.