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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Boston Glo...
by Maira Kalman

Language

English

Pages

48

Publication Date

August 05, 2002

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The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn't need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.
America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers F...
by Don Brown

Language

English

Pages

64

Publication Date

August 16, 2011

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<p>One of <i>School Library Journal</i>'s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011One of <i>Horn Book</i>'s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 </p><p>On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for a generation of readers too young to remember that terrible day.</p><p>The events of September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. In the fourth installment of the Actual Times series, Don Brown narrates the events of the day in a way that is both accessible and understandable for young readers. Straightforward and honest, this account moves chronologically through the morning, from the terrorist plane hijackings to the crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania; from the rescue operations at the WTC site in New York City to the collapse of the buildings. Vivid watercolor illustrations capture the emotion and pathos of the tragedy making this an important book about an unforgettable day in American history.</p>
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

Language

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> <br />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.<br />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.<br />No one expected her to survive.<br />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. <br />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 /><br />
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Midd...
by Susan Wise Bauer

Language

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
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
by Cokie Roberts

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><strong>#1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts brings young readers a stunning nonfiction picture book that highlights the female patriots of the American Revolution.</strong></p><p>Beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor–winning artist Diane Goode, <em>Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies</em> reveals the incredible accomplishments of the women who orchestrated the American Revolution behind the scenes.</p><p>Roberts traces the stories of heroic, patriotic women such as Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren, Sarah Livingston Jay, and others. Details are gleaned from their letters, private journals, lists, and ledgers. The bravery of these women’s courageous acts contributed to the founding of America and spurred the founding fathers to make this a country that “remembered the ladies.”</p><p>This compelling book, based on the author's acclaimed work for adults, <em>Founding Mothers</em>, includes a rich time line, biographies, an author’s note, and additional web resources in the back matter. </p><p>Parents and educators looking for a more in-depth book beyond the Rosie Revere and Rad Women series will welcome <em>Founding Mothers</em>.</p>
A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural A...
by Ronald Takaki

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 30, 2012

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A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition of <i>A</i> <i>Different Mirror </i>was published in 1993, <i>Publishers Weekly </i>called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-selling <i>A People's History of the United States </i>for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into <i>A Different Mirror for</i> <i>Young People</i>.<br /><br />Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, <i>A</i> <i>Different Mirror for Young People </i>brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's <i>A People's History</i>, Takaki's <i>A</i> <i>Different Mirror </i>offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . ....
by Leon Leyson

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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“Much like <i>The Boy In the Striped Pajamas</i> or <i>The Book Thief</i>,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” (<i>VOYA</i>).<br /><br />This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.<br /> <br />Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list.<br /> <br />Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, <i>The Boy on the Wooden Box</i> is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young Peo...
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<b>Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.</b><br /><br />Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.<br /><br />The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.
Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in...
by , Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Language

English

Pages

154

Publication Date

October 07, 2011

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Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil.<br /><br />The book also includes an epilogue on Eva's recovery from this experience and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working for causes of human rights and peace.
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?)
by Jim O'Connor

Language

English

Pages

114

Publication Date

May 10, 2016

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<b>Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed.</b><br /><br />When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers—also known as the World Trade Center—and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers—from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.

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