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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for...
by Duncan Tonatiuh

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English

Pages

46

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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Product Description: Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a Whites only school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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<b>The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.</b><i><br /><br />I Am Malala. This is my story. </i> <div><br /></div><div>Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.</div><div><br /></div><div>Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.</div><div><br /></div><div>No one expected her to survive.</div><div><br /></div><div>Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. </div><div><br /></div><div>Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.<br /><div><br /></div> </div>
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
by Ji-li Jiang

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 26, 2010

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<p><strong><em>Publishers Weekly </em>Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALA <em>Booklist </em>Editors' Choice</strong></p><p>Moving, honest, and deeply personal, <em>Red Scarf Girl</em> is the incredible true story of one girl’s courage and determination during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.</p><p>It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, popularity, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. And when Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life.</p><p>Written in an accessible and engaging style, this page-turning autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages, and it includes a detailed glossary and a pronunciation guide.</p>
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous We...
by Steve Sheinkin

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 04, 2012

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<p>In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. </p><p><i>Bomb</i> is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. <br /><i>Bomb</i> is a 2012 <i>Washington Post</i> Best Kids Books of the Year title. </p><p><i>Bomb</i> is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.</p>
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Ancient ...
by Susan Wise Bauer

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

April 17, 2006

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<p>This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. <em>The Story of the World</em> has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!</p><br />What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?<br /><br /><br /><br />Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, <em>The Story of the World</em> series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, <em>The Story of the World, Volume 1</em> includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.<br /><br /><br /><br />Each <em>Story of the World</em> volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of <em>The</em> <em>Story of the World</em> Text Book. <strong>Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5.</strong>
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
by Vashti Harrison

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<div><b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> INSTANT BESTSELLER!</b></div><div><b>A <i>USA TODAY</i> BESTSELLER!</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>This beautifully illustrated book introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world. </b></div><div><br /></div> <div> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #272727} </style> Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, <i>Little Leaders</i> educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. <br /><br /><br /> Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things - bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them. <br /><br /><br /> The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something <i>big</i> and amazing, inspiring generations to come. <br /><br /></div>
The Hiding Place
by Corrie ten Boom

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 28, 2015

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<b>The True Story of a Real-Life Hero<BR></b><BR>It's World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness. <BR><BR>In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a "hiding place" that they built in the old building.<BR><BR>One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They're captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights.<BR><BR>This is her story--and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War...
by Nathan Hale

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<DIV>Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.<BR /><BR /> On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target.<BR /><BR /> After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, <I>Raid of No Return</I> is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.<BR />  </DIV>
The Day the World Went Nuclear: Dropping the Atom Bomb and the En...
by Bill O'Reilly

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<p>Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.</p><p>Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller <i>Killing the Rising Sun</i>, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.</p>
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Midd...
by Susan Wise Bauer

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English

Pages

404

Publication Date

April 30, 2013

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This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!<br /><br />Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land?<br /><br />The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. <br /><br />Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps

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