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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
Is This Guy for Real? - The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Brown, Box Is This Guy for Real? - The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Jan 15, 2018
Kenya by Murray, Julie, author. Kenya

Provided by amazon.com.

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
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
Making paper airplanes by Lovett, Amber, author. Making paper airplanes

"Learn how to create your own paper airplanes with these fun activities."--

Jan 15, 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
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
New York City by Markovics, Joyce L., author. New York City

Provided by amazon.com.

Jan 15, 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
Ocean food chains by Royston, Angela, 1945- author. Ocean food chains

"This book explores the food chains and webs that exist in an ocean habitat. It equips readers with crucial vocabulary, using examples from that habitat to explain the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers, and illustrates how living things depend upon each other. Readers learn how fragile food chains can be, how they can be broken, and what we can do to prevent this."--

Jan 15, 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

Provided by amazon.com.

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

Provided by amazon.com.

Jan 18, 2018
Owls by Dieker, Wendy Strobel, author. Owls

"This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about an owl's body parts and behaviors"--

Jan 15, 2018
Paris by Rudolph, Jessica, author. Paris

Welcome to Paris: The City of Lights! Explore the Eiffel Tower, the Catacombs, and other iconic places around the city. Plus, learn fascinating factoids. You'll quickly see why millions of tourists visit this amazing city each year. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The playful text, colorful design, and captivating photos and map are sure to entice and excite beginning readers.

Jan 15, 2018
Poland by Murray, Julie, author. Poland

Provided by amazon.com.

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
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
Shaking things up - 14 young women who changed the world by Hood, Susan, 1954- author. Shaking things up - 14 young women who changed the world

Jan 20, 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

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