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Streetcar to justice- how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York by Hearth, Amy Hill, 1958- author. Streetcar to justice- how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York

"Amy Hill Hearth uncovers the story of a little-known figure in U.S. history in this fascinating biography. In 1854, a young African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings won a major victory against a New York City streetcar company, a first step in the process of desegregating public transportation in Manhattan. This illuminating and important piece of the history of the fight for equal rights, illustrated with photographs and archival material from the period, will engage fans of Phillip Hoo

Jan 18, 2018
Stars by Kukla, Lauren, author. Stars

Climb Aboard! Explore planets and how they are formed! Meet key astronomers! Examine the history of mapping the stars! Investigate red giants, black and white dwarfs, neutron stars, supernovas, and black holes! See an infographicshowing our solar system's statistics! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of the brightest stars complete your journey.Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Jan 18, 2018
Star Wars. The last Jedi - the visual dictionary by Hidalgo, Pablo, author. Star Wars. The last Jedi - the visual dictionary

Presents a guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," with details on costumes, weapons, and accessories.

Jan 18, 2018
Star Wars. The last Jedi - incredible cross-sections by Fry, Jason, 1969- author. Star Wars. The last Jedi - incredible cross-sections

Illustrations peel back high-tech layers to reveal the cockpits, engines, hyperdrives, and construction secrets of twelve vehicles from the Star Wars feature film, "Star Wars, Episode VIII, The Last Jedi."

Jan 18, 2018
Snowy owl invasion! - tracking an unusual migration by Markle, Sandra, author. Snowy owl invasion! - tracking an unusual migration

"A historically large irruption of snowy owls during the winter of 2013-2014 brought them across the eastern US, and farther south than usual. Scientists used this opportunity to attach GPS tracking devices to some snowy owls to increase understanding of their winter behavior and migration."--

Jan 18, 2018
Shawn Mendes- pop star by Caravantes, Peggy, 1935- author. Shawn Mendes- pop star

Bring readers along to witness pop star Shawn Mendes's rise to fame. Shawn became an instant sensation after posting song covers to Vine. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Jan 18, 2018
Rowan Blanchard - teen actress by Ford, Jeanne Marie, 1971- Rowan Blanchard - teen actress

"Bring readers along to witness teen actress Rowan Blanchard's rise to fame. Rowan is the star of the Disney Channel's Girl Meets World. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research"--Amazon.

Jan 18, 2018
Roses and radicals - the epic story of how American women won the right to vote by Zimet, Susan, author. Roses and radicals - the epic story of how American women won the right to vote

"The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago. And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution-the one granting suffrage to women-was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin. The amendment only succeeded because a courageous group of women had been relentlessly demanding the right to vote for more than seventy years. The leaders of the suffrage movement are heroes who

Jan 18, 2018
Poland by Murray, Julie, author. Poland

Provided by amazon.com.

Jan 18, 2018
A place to start a family - poems about creatures that build by Harrison, David L. (David Lee), 1937- author. A place to start a family - poems about creatures that build

"Many animals build remarkable structures in order to attract mates, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Twelve animals are presented in four sections based on where they live--underground, in the water, on the land, or in the air. Fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds are included in poems and artwork that to bring these animals to life for kids."--

Jan 18, 2018
Organized crime by Johnson, C. M. (Cheri M.), author. Organized crime

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Jan 18, 2018
One fun day with Lewis Carroll - a celebration of wordplay and a girl named Alice by Krull, Kathleen, author. One fun day with Lewis Carroll - a celebration of wordplay and a girl named Alice

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Jan 18, 2018
Nina - jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone by Brière-Haquet, Alice, 1979- author. Nina - jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone

With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone's career, the trials she faced as an African American woman, and the stand she took during the Civil Rights Movement. This poignant picture book offers a melodic tale that is both a historic account of an iconic figure and an extraordinary look at how far we've come and how far we sti

Jan 18, 2018
Meet me at the well - the girls and women of the Bible by Yolen, Jane, author. Meet me at the well - the girls and women of the Bible

"The inimitable Jane Yolen has teamed up with Barbara Diamond Goldin (a prolific author in her own right) to retell Bible stories from the point of view of twelve women (in nine chapters, as some come in pairs). After each story, there is a reflection "imagine" piece written from the voice of each woman (written by Barbara) and a poem about her (written by Jane). Intermixed with the main text are sidebars called "midrash" in the singular or "midrashim" in the plural. These pose questions about e

Jan 18, 2018
Martin rising - requiem for a King by Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author. Martin rising - requiem for a King

In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning. Andrea's stunning poetic requiem, illustrated with Brian's lyrical and colorful artwork, brings a fresh perspective to Martin Luther King, the Gandhi-like, peace-loving activist whose dream of equality -- and whose courage to make it happen -- changed the course

Jan 18, 2018
Libba - the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotten by Veirs, Laura, author. Libba - the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers (it was her big brother's), and it wasn't strung right for her (she was left-handed). But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway. By age eleven, she'd written "Freight Train," one of the most famous folk songs of the twentieth century. And by the end of her life, people everywhere from the sunny beaches of California to the rolling hills of En

Jan 18, 2018
The Leaning Tower of Pisa by Orr, Nicole, author. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

"Would you be surprised to find out that the Leaning Tower of Pisa wasnt supposed to lean? It started to lean while it was being built. Find out why the tower leans, as well as some of the crazy ideas people had for fixing it!"--

Jan 18, 2018
Law enforcement by Johnson, C. M. (Cheri M.), author. Law enforcement

Even the most iconic law enforcement organizations began with the need to serve and protect. Some started out as neighborhood patrols, while others began while settlers tried to tame the wild west. How did everyday beat cops start? When did the Secret Service begin protecting the President of the United States? What do the Texas Rangers and Federal Marshals actually do? In Law Enforcement, part of Full Tilt's Origins: Whodunnit series, students will explore the world of crime-fighters by reading

Jan 18, 2018
Kenya by Murray, Julie, author. Kenya

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Jan 18, 2018
Hidden figures - the true story of four black women and the space race by Shetterly, Margot Lee, author. Hidden figures - the true story of four black women and the space race

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes.

Jan 18, 2018

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