Readers will learn about the fifth UN Sustainable Development Goal and what it takes to commit to achieving gender equality by 2030. Aligned to curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Public Policy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.
The events surrounding the 2011 Tucson shooting did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of an eyewitness, a NRA member, and a vigil participant as readers act out scenes and compare and contrast various perspectives. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.
Black people have fought in every war the United States has been in, even when they weren't able to officially serve. Readers will discover the bravery and achievements of Black soldiers and units--including the storied 6888th battalion of tenacious Black women. The Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement series celebrates Black achievement and culture, while exploring racism in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, activities created by Wing, table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.
Wilma Mankiller knew firsthand the hardships facing the Cherokee people in the mid-20th century. After growing up in poverty, she got involved in the Native American rights movement of the 1960s and resolved to fight for change. As the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, her hard work and determination improved health care, education, and living conditions for her tribe. Mankiller’s legacy of compassion and dedication continues to inspire people in the American Indian community and beyond.
As a minister and an activist, Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to helping others. He fought for equality during a time when Black people in America experienced great injustice. His life and legacy continue to inspire others to push for change.
For more than 100 years, the television has sparked wonder and excitement in people around the world! A device that displayed fuzzy pictures on small screens has become an entertainment machine. In this title, readers will discover the history of the television and how it has advanced over time. Leveled text also covers how television impacts life today and what we may expect in the future. Features include profiles, a timeline, fun facts, and more!
Vaccines have been used for more than 1,000 years! The first vaccine was made to protect people against smallpox. Today, vaccines help protect people from many diseases and illnesses. This title walks readers through the history of vaccines, how they work and impact our lives, and what we may expect in the future. Features highlight an inventor and a specific vaccine, show how many vaccines work, and more. Readers will have a new appreciation for this life-saving invention!
Believed by some to be one of the most important inventions of all time, the telephone has helped connect people all over the world. This title welcomes readers with a narrative that showcases the telephone today. From there, readers dial into the history and development of the telephone. The text also discusses how the telephone impacts life today and how it may work in the future. Features compliment the text through a profile, a diagram, a timeline and more!
In 1943, Jan Baalsrud traversed the icy mountains and fjords of Nazi-occupied Norway. The journey was fraught with danger, but Baalsrud received plenty of help along the way. This graphic nonfiction title traces his treacherous voyage, including his interactions with the Nazis, his battle with the elements, and his journey to safety. Actual quotes bring history to the page, a map shows off Baalsrud’s route, and a timeline helps readers trace his path to survival.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Haiti. The damage trapped thousands of people under rubble and toppled more than 100,000 buildings. In this hi/lo text, reluctant readers will learn about the earthquake and its aftermath. Special features show a map of the areas affected, the shockwave of the earthquake, and a timeline of the events.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf of Mexico, leaving destruction in its wake. Winds of 125 miles per hour and storm surges as high as 19 feet tall pounded coastlines, displacing millions of people from their homes. In this hi/lo title, reluctant readers will learn about the events of this disaster and its aftermath. Special features including a chart and a map show the extent of devastation caused by the hurricane.
On December 26, 2004, an enormous earthquake ripped through the Indian Ocean. This triggered a series of massive tsunami waves, some as high as 100 feet tall. In this hi/lo text, readers will learn about the events that caused the tsunami as well as the effects it had on the areas it struck. Features illustrate how a tsunami starts as well as how much destruction the tsunami caused.
A brief biography of the wife of the reverend Martin Luther King Jr. who shared his dedication to working peaceably to achieve equality. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.
Langston Hughes is often thought of as one of the greatest and most influential African American authors. This fascinating and inspiring biography will have readers enthralled by the life of Hughes as they learn how he became known as the voice of the Harlem Renaissance. Featuring lively images, photos, and captivating facts, this book allows readers to gain insight into how the Civil Rights Movement had an effect on Hughes' life and writing as well as important movements in the Harlem Renaissance like jazz, poetry, music, and clubs. The easy-to-read, supportive text works in conjunction with the accessible glossary and index to give readers the tools they may need to better understand the content and vocabulary.
Frederick Douglass was born a slave and ended up becoming one of the most famous abolitionists of his time. This inspiring biography teaches readers about Douglass' incredible life. Through captivating images and illustrations and engaging sidebars and facts, readers will learn about the Thirteenth Amendment, the Underground Railroad, and the Emancipation Proclamation as well as people that had major impacts on Douglass' freedom and life, such as Abraham Lincoln, WIlliam Lloyd Garrison, and suffragists. A glossary and index are provided to give readers the tools they may need to better understand the content and vocabulary.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone from being a student activist, to the First Lady of the United States, to a state senator, to the Secretary of State of the United States. Her inspiring and impressive life in law and politics is detailed in this fascinating biography. Readers will learn about her role as one of the most influential First Ladies of all time, as Secretary of State, and her plan to give everyone healthcare. This book features vibrant photos and images, intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and a helpful glossary and index to provide readers with an engaging reading experience that will have them interested from beginning to end.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked hard to fight for equal rights of women. This encouraging biography details the lives and accomplishments of two of the most well-known women of the Suffrage Movement. Featuring captivating images, stunning facts, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be enthralled and engaged from cover to cover as they learn about these incredible reformers!
Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining title teaches readers about many different kinds of animals and encourages analytical habits, engaging children with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. Predict where students can find ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more animals! With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read text, an accessible glossary, and vivid images, this book will engage readers and encourage them to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!
This engaging title tells the story of two different ecosystems--the declining fish population in the Claymount Stream and the declining number of birds in the Mainsville Woods. These stories show prime examples of predicting causes, collecting data, and making conclusions and problem-solving solutions. Not only will children practice collecting data and making predictions, but they will also learn about ecology and STEM themes. The interesting stories, vivid images, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and accessible glossary will keep readers engaged and confident that they can learn to analyze data to solve these problems and many others!
Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up knowing that there needed to be a change in the way that African Americans were treated. In this biography, readers will learn about his inspirational life as he fought for equality and desegregation for African Americans through nonviolence and became one of the most infamous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Readers will discover topics such as discrimination, sit-ins, his winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and the March on Washington through inspirational images and photos, supportive text, stunning facts, glossary, table of contents, and index.
Robots may seem new, but their roots trace back more than 2000 years. Today, we have more robots than ever before. They work in factories, cook our meals, and even perform surgery. As robots become more like humans, what new changes will they bring to our world?
Learn all about women's rights activism, from pay equity to women in the combat. Get a global look at the history of the movement, meet the activists involved, and celebrate some of the legal victories! Each chapters end with a call to action, so kids can feel inspired to get involved in their own communities. This high-interest book is written at a lower reading level for struggling readers. Considerate text and engaging art and photographs are sure to grab even the most reluctant readers. Series includes a table of contents, sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.
The War Years was a defining era that shaped America--and the world. Readers will turn back the clock to history's turning points during that era and will take a closer look at the major challenges and hurdles the United States faced. Readers will review how World War II influenced the American culture from the fashion to the policies to the entertainment. The series includes educational sidebars and backmatter that align with the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Books also include a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and timeline.
Tulsa Race Riots and the Red Summer of 1919 explores the events in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, as well as activities created by Wing. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
Voting Rights explores the regulations Black people and people of color have endured in pursuit of their right to vote. Concepts are approached in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, as well as activities created by Wing. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.