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American Justice: Seven Famous Trials of the 20th Century

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848326

Explains the situations behind the cases of Leopold and Loeb, the Lindbergh kidnapper, the Rosenbergs, the Brown school segregation suit, the Manson family, the Pentagon Papers, and O.J. Simpson, and discusses the trials and aftermath.

America's Early Settlers

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848296

Describes America's earliest settlers, discussing the reasons people took the risky trip, the journey, and the hardships they faced.

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848449

Find out how host cities are chosen, how politics, drug use, and terrorism affect the Games and what the future holds for the Olympics.

Breaking Barriers: Athletes Who Led the Way

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848470

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.

The Price of Freedom: Coming to America from Ireland--1717

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847909

To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.

The Race for a New Life

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847923

After his father becomes injured fighting off a robber, Josh and his family participate in a wild ride for land in the hopes of claiming a homestead and starting a new life - ten-year-old Josh takes his place in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of 1893.

The Real Hannah Green

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847930

Arriving in Texas on an "orphan train," Hannah Green is taken in by a husband and wife who need help on their ranch, and Hannah begins to learn the skills necessary to be a veterinarian.

The Road Home

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847954

Sent west on an "orphan train" when their mother can no longer care for them, Emily and her brother, James, are separated in Omaha, but Emily is befriended by a hobo who helps her find her way back to Omaha to look for James.

The Secret Heroes

Margo Sorenson, Carla Mishek (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848029

A boy must find something special to write about for his class project. When he finally learns the history behind his grandfather's stories of WWII, what else will he learn about one of his new classmates?

The Secret Soldier

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848036

Teenage soldiers Michael and Ralph find a woman's dress in the bushes while serving with the Continental Army and are concerned about spies, but when they and their new comrade, Hugh, face the British they have other worries.

The Spy Catchers

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848081

Brady wants to do something to help the war effort after his brother is killed during the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor, but he feels pulled in two directions when his friend suspects his new neighbor, whom he has a crush on, of being a Nazi spy.

The Spy on West Street

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848098

During World War II, Jack and his friends believe that his neighbor, Mr. Schmidt, is a German spy.

The Barbed Wires of Hate

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847008

This book is about a Japanese American boy and his family, who were forced to live in internment camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Believers

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847015

This book tells the story of a young boy planned to be a preacher. When he is called to save a white girl living with an Indian tribe, he is surprised by what he learns.

My Name Is Kofi: Coming to America from Nigeria--1976

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847664

Kofi's mother sends him to America to live with his father's family, but Kofi feels betrayed and wonders if he will ever be happy again.

Priya's Project: Coming to America from India--1986

Cosson, M.J. (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847916

This book is about an Indian girl who comes to America and how she deals with being different.

Search for Gold Mountain: Coming to America from China--1850

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848012

Li Ming and his father are lured to America after hearing about the wealth to be found in California.

Song of David

Kimberly Klier (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848067

David's grandmother raised him with songs about freedom, and when he is old enough he leaves the plantation where he is a slave to make his way north to Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad.

Flames of Fear: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847305

Returning home after his violin recital, wealthy Philip Thorpe and his father become separated during the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, and Philip tries to find his way home.

Flames of Freedom

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847312

In 1777 Massachusetts, after his parents are killed because of their loyalty to Great Britain, eleven-year-old Timothy is taken in by a parson and his wife.

Free to Learn

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847336

An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.

Friends, No Matter What

Rose Bevins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847343

Kelly is excited to learn that a new family is moving next door with a boy his age, but when he meets his new neighbor Alex, he is surprised to see him in a wheelchair.

Give Me Liberty

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847374

A young boy tries to convince his friend, a slave, that liberty and freedom is worth fighting for. Moses, an African-American slave boy, tells the story of his friendship with the son of the farm's master during the Revolutionary War.

Going, Going, Gone? Saving Animals in Danger

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847381

Looks at ten animals at risk of becoming extinct, and explains how to help protect the animals and their habitats.

Half Free

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847435

This book tells the story of a slave girl who learns that her father was a wealthy slave owner. When he refuses to help her escape, his wife become the girl's ally.