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Born in 1818: Frederick Douglass and Amelia Bloomer

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160309

Born in 1818--learn how social reformers Frederick Douglass and Amelia Bloomer used their voices to stand up for abolitionism and women's rights. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Health Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1820: Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160316

Born in 1820--learn about abolitionist Harriet Tubman's pivotal role in the Underground Railroad and how women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony's voice lead the women's suffragist movement. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Economic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1907: Rachel Carson and Frida Kahlo

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160330

Born in 1907--learn how environmentalist Rachel Carson and artist Frida Kahlo used their voices to break gender barriers in their fields and stand against the negative effects of industrialization and urbanization. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Health Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1919: Fred Korematsu and Jackie Robinson

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160347

Born in 1919--learn how civil rights activist Fred Korematsu stood up against injustices to Japanese Americans and how professional baseball player Jackie Robinson challenged segregation. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Economic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1929: Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr.

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160323

Born in 1929--learn how diarist Anne Frank used her voice to stand up for human dignity and how activist Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy impacted the civil rights movement. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1930: Harvey Milk and Dolores Huerta

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160354

Born in 1930--learn how politician and activist Harvey Milk used his voice to overturn policies that targeted LGBT people and how labor reformer Dolores Huerta fought for working rights for Mexican/Latinx laborers. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Economic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1947: Hillary Clinton and Temple Grandin

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160361

Born in 1947--learn how politician Hillary Clinton broke down gender barriers and how animal welfare pioneer Temple Grandin created new industry standards for the treatment of livestock. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Health Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1954: Oprah Winfrey and Sonia Sotomayor

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160378

Born in 1954--learn how media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke down gender and racial barriers in their fields. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Citizens Imprisoned: Japanese Internment Camps

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160569

The events surrounding the U.S. Japanese internment camps during World War II did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a child at an internment camp, a Japanese American soldier, and a worker at the Manzanar War Relocation Center as readers act out the 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.

Digital Worlds

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630789077

People go inside the world of a video game. Doctors practice surgery before working on real patients. Sports fans feel like they're on the sidelines while watching from home. Technology makes it all possible. Virtual reality immerses people in new worlds. Augmented reality adds digital elements to the real world. Both are growing fast. How will this technology change the way people work, play, and live?

Olympic Games

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630789084

The Olympics began thousands of years ago in ancient Greece with just one event. Today, athletes from around the world compete in hundreds of events to win honor for themselves and their home countries. The Olympics unite the world, but they are not without serious problems. What does the future hold for the Olympic Games?

Esports

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630789091

Esports is more than just professional gaming. There are hundreds of contests, serious cash prizes, and millions of fans. Pro gamers have been working hard since the 1970s to build their skills and win big. The Esports industry isn't perfect, but it's definitely on the rise.

World Cup Soccer

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630789107

Since it began, the World Cup has been the scene of soccer history. This is where legendary players have made their mark. There have been stunning upsets. Drama has unfolded on and off the field. Through it all, billions of fans around the world have watched. While new technology and rules bring changes, the world's most popular sport continues to gain fans.

Cryptocurrency

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784751

Is it the money of the future or just a fad? Learn how and why cryptocurrency was created, how it is used, the pros and cons of virtual currency, and what role it may play in the future. Fad or not, this fascinating digital currency is changing the world of money.

Droids and Robots

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784768

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. What new changes will robots bring to our world?

#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.

Climate Change

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121196

Climate Change is a hot-button topic today and one that requires skill to examine and grasp different viewpoints. This book introduces readers to multiple perspectives on the topic and encourages them to objectively view local, national, and global connections to help them form knowledgeable points of view.

Nuclear War

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916532

Nuclear war became a reality when the United States dropped two nuclear bombs in Japan during World War II. Despite the devastating results, many countries still own nuclear weapons. This high-interest title explores how the world would end from a nuclear war. From blast waves and radiation to a nuclear winter, the detonation of multiple nuclear bombs would cause worldwide destruction. Features outline the possible chain of events and examine the fateful Fat Boy detonation. Discover the possibilities and preventative measures against nuclear war in this gripping book!

Climate Change

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917201

Increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, raging wildfires, and sweeping hurricanes: climate change is happening, but what if we don’t make changes to stop it? Readers will find out when climate change began, how it has progressed, and what we can do to fight it in this high-interest title. An opening narrative throws readers into what may happen as the climate continues to change for the worse in this title, while interesting facts provide additional information to the main text. Can life adapt to our climate-changed world, or will it be the end?

Global Pandemic

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916525

Viruses and bacteria are everywhere! They can mutate and move easily from one person to the next. Vaccines and other forms of prevention help fight these vicious pests, but pandemics have hit the world and taken out millions! In this high-interest title, a world-ending global pandemic is explored, from how it could start to how we might fight the spread. Features follow the chain reaction of the societal breakdown and jump back in time to the bubonic plagues. Are we due for another pandemic? Find out how to fight when the next one comes!