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What is Asian-Black Solidarity?

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901953

Students will learn about Asian-Black solidarity and discover how the cooperation can help dismantle harmful racism in America. This series explores the issues specific to the AAPI community in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Series is written by Virginia Loh-Hagan, a prolific author, advocate, and director of the San Diego State University Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing, these books were created to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach race issues with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, an activity across books, table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

The Harlem Renaissance

Hedreich Nichols, Kelisa Wing (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901885

The music, literature, and culture that came out of the Harlem Renaissance is still celebrated today--and continues to influence art around the world. This book explores the people and places that made the era so important. 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.

Polar Vortex: Climate Change and Its Effects

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902073

The events surrounding the 2014 polar vortex did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a college student, a New Yorker, and a coal miner 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.

Never Forget: September 11 and Terrorism in America

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902059

The events surrounding September 11 did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a New York Muslim student, a NYFD firefighter, and a Midwestern student 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. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901878

Readers will learn more about the history, traditions, and modern achievements of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). From Howard University and homecoming celebrations to all the amazing graduates of HBCUs, students will discover what makes these institutions so special and vital to America. 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.

Friend Request: Invention of Facebook and Internet Privacy

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902042

The events surrounding the creation of Facebook did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of two Harvard students and a Harvard professor 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.

From Black Wall Street to Allensworth

Hedreich Nichols, Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901922

Students will learn more about America's thriving Black communities, from Tulsa's Black Wall Street to Allensworth, California. These towns and neighborhoods are often ignored in discussions on Black America and their success was often met with resistance--often violent resistance. This book illuminates the achievement and culture of these communities, 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.

Do the Work! Good Health and Well-Being

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901830

Readers will learn about the third UN Sustainable Development Goal and what it takes to commit to ensuring healthy lives and promoting healthy well-being for all ages. 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.

Do the Work! No Poverty

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901816

Readers will learn about the first UN Sustainable Development Goal and what it takes to commit to ending poverty 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.

Do the Work! Quality Education

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901847

Readers will learn about the fourth UN Sustainable Development Goal and what it takes to commit to ensuring quality education and learning opportunities for all. 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.

Do the Work! Zero Hunger

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901823

Readers will learn about the second UN Sustainable Development Goal, what it takes to commit to ending hunger by 2030, and dive deep into food security, improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. 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.

Do the Work! Clean Water and Sanitation

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901861

Readers will learn about the sixth UN Sustainable Development Goal and what it takes to commit to the availability of clean water and sanitation for all 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.

Do the Work! Gender Equality

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901854

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.

Bearing Arms and Tragedy: 2011 Tucson Shooting and Gun Control

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902103

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.

6888th Battalion and Military Achievement

Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901892

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: Chief of the Cherokee Nation

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988199

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.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988120

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.

The Television

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346286

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

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346293

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!

The Telephone

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346279

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!

Escaping the Nazis: Jan Baalsrud's Story

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344541

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.

The Haiti Earthquake

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344367

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.

Hurricane Katrina

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344374

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.

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344381

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.

Coretta Scott King: Civil Rights Activist

Cynthia Klingel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854901

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.