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Yusra Swims

Julie Abery (author) Sally Deng (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001442

A biography in rhyme relates the story of Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini.

The Refugee Crisis

Michael Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002968

An historical account of the global refugee crisis, including the events that have triggered ongoing crises, the people involved, the border politics and camp-construction issues, and the lingering aftermath.

The Extreme Climate

Michael Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002975

An historical account of extreme weather events and climate patterns, including human events leading up to observable changes, the people involved in studying trends, and the lingering aftermath.

The War in Iraq

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002951

An historical account of Operation Iraqi Freedom, including the events leading up to the 2002 conflict, the people involved, the political instability and insurgency that arose, and the lingering aftermath.

Typewriter

Yevgenia Nayberg (author, illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003187

A neglected Russian typewriter clicks, clacks, and rings to life with a new owner.

Always, Jackie

J. Patrick Lewis (author) John Thompson (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608374

The unbelievable yet true story of how an eight-year-old white kid from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, met the legendary Jackie Robinson in the 1950s--and how the two became lifelong friends.

Dalai Lama

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002807

A biography of Tibetan Buddhist leader Tenzin Gyatso, examining his position as the 14th Dalai Lama and his exile to India, as well as his emphasis on nonviolence and other social stances.

Gautama Buddha

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002814

A biography of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, examining his position as the founder of Buddhism, as well as his emphasis on compassion and the lifestyle of the Middle Way.

Mahatma Gandhi

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002821

A biography of Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi, examining his position as a leader of nonviolent civil disobedience, as well as his emphasis on fasting and other social stances.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002838

A biography of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., examining his position as a voice of the movement, as well as his emphasis on nonviolent resistance and other social stances.

Mother Teresa

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002845

A biography of Albanian-born nun Mother Teresa, examining her position as a leader of the Missionaries of Charity in India, as well as her emphasis on compassion and other social stances.

Nelson Mandela

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002852

A biography of South African humanitarian Nelson Mandela, examining his long imprisonment and position as South Africa’s first black president, as well as his emphasis on reconciliation and other social stances.

The Rise of Social Media

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002944

An historical account of the social media boom, including the technological advancements that enabled widespread Internet use, the people involved, how companies such as Facebook and Twitter capitalized on it, and the lingering aftermath.

Salton Riviera: The Deserted Resort Community

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918338

Rusty boats litter the ground. The smell of dead fish fills the air. Who would believe the Salton Riviera was once a popular vacation spot? Once host to thousands of beachgoers, the area now sits empty. This high-interest book will outline just what caused the community’s decline. Special features such as maps, timelines, and fun facts add even more to this interesting title.

Simone Biles: Olympic Gymnast

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917799

After years of dedication and diligent training, Simone Biles and her collection of gold medals have proven she is the greatest gymnast of her time! She is still a young woman with a lot to prove as she gears up for another Olympic games. Follow Simone’s path to greatness in this title for early readers. Special features include a hometown map, a profile, quotes and more.

Six Flags New Orleans: The Ruined Theme Park

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918321

Six Flags New Orleans was once a thriving theme park. But today, rusted rides rise over the swampy, alligator-infested ponds. The park is abandoned. This title explores the park from the day it opened to its fall after Hurricane Katrina. An attention-grabbing opening narrative gives way to haunting photos as well as a map, a timeline, and fascinating fun facts.

Melinda Gates: Philanthropist

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917775

Using her wealth and technological genius to help people around the world, Melinda Gates is one woman who knows how to lead the way! She runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, working to provide opportunities and hope all walks of life. A profile, timeline, hometown map, and other special features add visual support to leveled text in this feel-good title.

Michelle Howard: Four-star Admiral

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917782

Faced with constant career challenges, Michelle Howard has defied the historically male-dominated military to become the first female four-star admiral in the U.S. Navy! With a strong belief in the strength of diverse voices, her leadership has lead to heroic feats. Inspiring quotations and photos, a map, a timeline, and more highlight the life of this leading lady!

Emma Watson: Women's Rights Activist

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917768

Many know her from her role as Hermione from the Harry Potter film series. But Emma Watson has proven she has a lot to fight for in real life as well! She has led the way by becoming a UN ambassador and starting a campaign for gender equality. Through leveled text, a hometown map, a timeline, and more, discover how Emma Watson has become an inspiration for generations to come!

Gray Wolves

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918024

A long howl rises over the dark forest. It is a gray wolf calling for its pack! Gray wolves are intelligent creatures whose bodies and behaviors are adapted to thrive in the forest biome. This title features low-level text and striking photos to take readers on a journey into the life of a gray wolf. Maps and other features show off range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

When the Ground Shook: San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160552

The events surrounding the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a fireman fighting the fires, a girl whose home is destroyed, and a resident of Chinatown 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.

Save the Children: Orphan Trains

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160583

The events surrounding the Orphan Trains did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an orphan child heading to the Midwest, a Midwestern family awaiting a child, and a New York City child welfare worker 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.

Struck Gold: California Gold Rush

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160576

The events surrounding the California Gold Rush did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a builder working on Sutter's Mill when gold was discovered, a '49er who left New York for California, and a prospector from Chile who came by ship to California to find riches 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.

Walk to Freedom: Montgomery Bus Boycott

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160613

The events surrounding the Montgomery Bus Boycott did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a civil rights activist, a church leader, and an opponent of the boycott 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.

Michelle Obama

Katlin Sarantou (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534159891

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Michelle Obama in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a table of contents, author biography, timeline, glossary, index, and other informative backmatter.