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Marco Polo: 13thCentury Italian Trader

John Riddle (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289709

Trader Marco Polo was one of the first Europeans to travel to China, staying away from his homeland in Italy for 24 years before returning. After he came back to Italy, Marco wrote of his travels and adventures in East Asia in his book Il Milione, sharing his tales with other Europeans. Polo changed the way Europeans saw the world by opening their eyes to the wonderful culture and people of China. Learn the story of one of the worlds most famous explorers and traders in Marco Polo: 13th-Century Italian Trader.

Dwyane Wade

Jeff Young (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290835

All of his life, Dwyane Wade has been meeting challenges. His parents separated when he was an infant. When he was six, he had to leave his mothers home because of her drug abuse. While living with his father, Dwyane learned basketball, but not academics. Because of Dwyanes low test scores, only three colleges recruited him. But after starring for two seasons at Marquette University, Dwyane left college early to enter the NBA draft in 2003. Although Dwyane was overshadowed in the draft by superstars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, the young star has put together an exceptional NBA career. He led Miami to an NBA championship in 2006, won a scoring title in 2009, and was a key player when the Heat won a second championship in 2012. But Dwyane also remembers his roots, giving back to the community through his charitable Wades World Foundation.

Self-Esteem

Sara James (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290736

Martial arts students dont just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every daylike self-esteem, for example. Martial arts students feel better about themselves because they are learning new things; they are hearing encouragement; and they are reaching their goals, so they feel like a success. Self-esteem helps them do better in school, at home, and with friends. Discover how martial arts can improve your self-esteem too!

José Bautista (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291238

José Bautista solo ha pertenecido a las Ligas Mayores por unos cuantos años, pero ya ha tenido una carrera sorprendente en el béisbol. Ha sido parte del Juego de las Estrellas, ha ganado varios premios, y ha ganado millones de dólares. ¡Bautista ha logrado más de 50 home runs en una temporada! A sus seguidores les encanta ver como saca la pelota fuera del campo. Conozca como Bautista pasó años en las Ligas Menores antes de lograr llegar a las Mayores y su ascenso hasta llegar a ser uno de los más grandes bateadores del deporte de la pelota caliente. ¡Entérese de lo que se requiere para ser una superestrella del béisbol!

Tell Me a Story: Family Folklore

Gus Snedeker (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422292532

Does your family have a favorite holiday meal? What are your birthday traditions? Do the older people in your family tell stories about their childhood and what life was like when they were young? All these are parts of family folklore. Tell Me a Story will help you better understand: what family is. the ways the generations are linked together. how families relate to each other. how families pass along a heritage for the future. We get strength from our familys pastand this sort of folklore also gives us hope for the future.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Great Composer

Anna Carew-Miller (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289693

A German composer born in the 1700s, Ludwig van Beethoven has given the world some of the most well-known and long-lasting music of all time. From his Fr Elise to his 9th Symphony (in which a choir sings words from the poem Ode to Joy), Beethovens music is still loved, almost 200 years after his death. Amazingly, Beethoven composed music while being unable to hear almost anything from the time he was 26, a feat which makes his brilliant compositions all the more wonderful. Few musicians have had the incredible impact on music that Beethoven had. Learn the story of one of the most important musical composers of all time in Ludwig van Beethoven: Great Composer.

Bully onCampus & Online

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288290

Each year, millions of kids are bullied. Bullying is nothing new, but today, it is more than hurting with fists or feet. For many young people, leaving school doesnt stop the bullying, because the bullies are on the Internet.

My Daily Diet: Vegetables

Celicia Scott (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422287910

Someone, sometime, has probably told you, Eat your vegetables! But do you know why eating vegetables every day is so important? Find out how vegetables make your body healthier. Learn how vegetables like potatoes and peas, cabbage and corn, broccoli and beets get from the farm to your tableand discover why eating vegetables as part of a balanced diet is the best way to stay healthy!

Carlos Pena

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291672

Carlos Pea has had great success in Major League Baseball. He has won awards and won games. He's played in the All-Star Game and made millions of dollars. Read about Pea's journey to reach his dreams. Learn what it took for Pea to work his way through the minor leagues before playing with the Texas Rangers. Follow the life story of this great baseball player!

Finding a Financial Balance: The Economy of Mexico

Erica M. Stokes (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286869

Over the past two decades, the Mexican government has signed free trade agreements with the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and many countries in Central and South America. These agreements have helped establish Mexico as a key exporter of goods to other countries, and have helped to stabilize the countrys economy. Today, according to the World Bank, Mexico has the worlds 14th-largest economy, with the countrys annual gross domestic product valued at more than $1.25 trillion. Finding a Financial Balance: The Economy of Mexico provides information about Mexicos manufacturing and industrial sectors, agriculture, natural resources, and tourist industry. It describes problems that the nation faces, such as Mexicos crumbling infrastructure and the vast economic disparity between wealthy and poor citizens, and how the Mexican government has begun to address these problems.

Travel Math

Helen Thompson (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289228

When youre traveling, there are all sorts of numbers to keep track of. If youre driving, how many gallons of gas will you need for the distance you have to cover? How much will those gallons cost you at the pump? If youre going by plane, youll need to juggle flight schedules. If your plane is delayed by 3 hours, will you be able to make your next connection? And what about if you travel to another country where they use a different kind of money? Will you be able to figure out how to change the money you brought with you into the currency of the country? Will you be able to set your clock back the right amount when you travel across time zones? Travel Math will help you do all this and more!

Confidence

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290675

Martial arts students dont just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every daylike confidence, for example. Confidencefeeling good about what you can dogives you courage to try new things. It helps you do your best, at school, in sports, and throughout your life. Learning martial arts can help you feel more confident in school, at home, and with friends. Discover how martial arts can give you confidence!

José Reyes

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291733

José Reyes has become one of baseball's biggest stars. He has led the National League in stolen bases and batting average. He has played in the All-Star Game, won awards, and made millions of dollars. His time in the Major Leagues has been a dream-come-true for the Dominican player. Learn about the life of one of baseball's newest stars. Read how he worked his way through the minor leagues to play for the New York Mets. Discover the story of one of baseball's superstars!

Michelangelo: Renaissance Artist

Diane Cook (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422289716

A painter, poet, sculptor, and more, Michelangelo was one of the most important artists that ever lived. Many of Michelangelos works are among the most famous in the world, visited by tourists from around the world every day. His painting in the Sistine Chapel in Rome has impressed and inspired people for centuries. His sculpture David is known around the globe. Learn the story of one of the most important artists of all time in Michelangelo: Renaissance Artist.

Road Safety

Christie Marlowe (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288368

Driving is a huge part of life for millions of people. We drive to go to familys and friends houses; we drive to go to work and school; we drive to go to the store. You probably ride in some sort of vehicle every day. With so many drivers on the road, staying safe while traveling in the car is an important part of any trip.

Roberto Clemente

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291863

Not many baseball players are as legendary as Roberto Clemente. He broke color barriers. He gave back to his community. And through it all, he played great baseball. During his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he did some amazing things. Sadly, Clemente's life was cut short by a plane crash. Today, however, his memory lives on. Fans everywhere still think of the player from Puerto Rico as an inspiration to us all.

Miguel Batista (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291276

Miguel Batista es un lanzador que puede entrar en el juego tan pronto como se necesita, puesto que ha estado mucho tiempo en el campo. Conoce el béisbol por dentro y por fuera. Aparte de gran jugador, es una persona muy interesante. Invierte mucho de su tiempo leyendo y publicando poemas y novelas. Sigue su carrera y el camino que tomó para llegar donde está actualmente. ¡Este deportista ha tenido una larga jornada--y aún no termina!

Francisco Cordero (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291283

Francisco Cordero--o Coco, como es conocido por sus fanáticos y compañeros de juego--es un lanzador de nivel superior. Poncha a los bateadores con sus bolas rápidas y curvas. Ha conseguido muchas salvadas a través de los años como lanzador de cierre para Los Rangers, Los Cerveceros, y Los Rojos. Aunque empezó luchando contra la pobreza, Cordero hizo su parte y ahora ayuda a otros que están en ese proceso que el vivió. Es un jugador de las Grandes Ligas con la capacidad para llegar tan lejos como se proponga.

Nelson Cruz (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291290

Nelson Cruz ha tenido una carrera sorprendente en el béisbol. Ha jugado en una Serie Mundial, ha participado en el Juego de las Estrellas, ha roto records, y ha ganado millones de dólares. ¡También es el único jugador en la historia del béisbol que ha bateado un cuadrangular con bases llenas en el juego de la post temporada! Conozca el largo camino que Cruz recorrió para alcanzar su sueño de jugar béisbol profesional. ¡Entérese como pasó de jugar en la Liga de Verano Dominicana a batear jonrones en la Serie Mundial!

Francisco Liriano (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291306

Francisco Liriano es un poderoso lanzador dominicano a quien los fanáticos han visto soportar muchas lesiones para llegar de nuevo a la cima. Sus sorprendentes estadísticas y su excelente brazo lanzador lo han llevado a ganar premios y millones de dólares. Desde sus sueños de joven beisbolista en la República Dominicana hasta su carrera en las Grandes Ligas, Liriano ha sido imparable en su carrera. Conozca más sobre el camino de éste beisbolista hacia las Mayores . . . y descubra qué se necesita para ser un gran beisbolista.

Johan Santana (Spanish)

Luis García (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291337

Johan Santana es una estrella beisbolera originario de un país más bien conocido por producir futbolistas; sin embargo resplancede como uno de los mejores lanzadores de pelota caliente. Su pelota rápida y lenta mantienen al público y a los bateadores en la intriga. Su talento lo ha hecho el favorito de los amantes del béisbol. Conozca más de como Santana luchó por llegar a la cima, desde su niñez jugando pelota en el barrio hasta llegar a las Grandes Ligas. Su travesía al éxito no ha sido siempre la más suave, pero Johan Santana ha luchado con ahínco para anar su lugar en ésta disciplina.

Carlos González (Spanish)

Adolfo Salgueiro (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291344

Carlos González es una estrella beisbolera que cruza fronteras. Ha jugado en Venezuela y los Estados Unidos, ganando el afecto de seguidores por donde quiera que va. "Cargo," como le llaman su fans, ha causado una importante impresión en el mundo del béisbol. Sus sencillos, dobles, y carreras han mantenido al otro equipo sobre sus talones. Apenas es el principio de su carrea, así que no hay forma de saber lo que le depara el futuro. Sus premios se van apilando y con seguridad seguirá logrando reconocimientos y honores en el futuro.

Roberto Clemente (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291351

No muchos beisbolistas son tan legendarios como Roberto Clemente. Rompió la barrera del color, ayudó a su comunidad, y en medio de todo, hizo un gran juego. Durante su carrera con Los Piratas de Pittsburg, hizo algunas cosas sorprendentes. Tristemente, la vida de Clemente fue truncada por un accidente de avión. ¡Pero hoy su memoria sigue viva! Los fanáticos de todo el mundo todavía recuerdan al jugador de Carolina como una inspiración.

Yadier Molina (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291368

Yadier Molina es uno de tres hermanos que se tomaron el mundo del béisbol. Yadier, el más joven, puede que incluso sea el mejor jugador. Es uno de los mejores cátchers del deporte hoy por hoy. Durante sus diez años con Los Cardinales de San Luis, Molina ha tenido una carrera impresionante. Los roba bases difícilmente--tiene oportunidad alguna cuando Molina está detrás del plato--y puede agarrar toda pelota que le lancen. Ha ayudado a Los Cardinales a ganar juego tras juego. ¡Descubra como Yadier Molina se hizo tan buen jugador!

Carlos Beltrán (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291375

Carlos Beltrán quería ser estrella de béisbol desde niño. Trabajó duro en Puerto Rico para lograr su sueño, y hoy es un beisbolista profesional con logros sorprendentes. ¡Como bateador y centro de campo, Beltrán ilumina el juego! Siga su travesía desde sus días de amateur a las Ligas Menores y luego como jugador profesional. Beltrán ha jugado para cuatro equipos de las Ligas Mayores y les ha mostrado todo lo que puede hacer en el campo. ¡En todas partes sus admiradores quieren ver más de Beltrán!