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The Visual Geography Series reveals the history and government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of countries around the world. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments;…read more

Apollo 13

by James Lovell

|April 11, 2000

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In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion…read more

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A brisk narrative of battles and plagues, monastic orders, heroic women, and knights-errant, barbaric tortures and tender romance, intrigue, scandals, and conquest, The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History mixes a spirited and entertaining writing style with…read more

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To fully appreciate our country's history and the problems and possibilities we face as a nation on the eve of a new century, Americans--young and old--need to know that the fascinating heritage of African Americans begins not with the slave ships of Portugal…read more

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The history of African Americans begins in Africa, a continent that was home to people with different languages, traditions, histories, and religions. They called themselves Twi, Yoruba, Zulu, Ashanti, and Kumba, among other names. In the early sixteenth century…read more

T4: A Novel

by Ann Clare LeZotte

|September 22, 2008

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It is 1939. Paula Becker, thirteen years old and deaf, lives with her family in a rural German town. As rumors swirl of disabled children quietly disappearing, a priest comes to her family's door with an offer to shield Paula from an uncertain fate. When the…read more

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Side Lights on American History , originally published in 1900, seeks to give the reader a broader conception of, and a deeper love for, our great country and its institutions. These are the stories that American history textbooks forgot. Volume I covers the…read more

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It's 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she's lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon: Chicago, Illinois. And she will be doing it alone. This dramatic and chilling novel about one girl's…read more

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When something goes from bad to worse, we say it "fell out of the frying pan and into the fire." This timeless phrases succinctly captures what has happened to the majority of African Americans since the 1970s. The civil rights movement of the 1960s brought about…read more

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This volume provides young adults with a true picture of the patriotism and spirit of the American revolutionary soldier.read more

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This highly acclaimed and award-winning American history series takes an in-depth look at patterns of change in ordinary people's lives. Primary sources such as diaries, letters, newspaper accounts, and period literature bring immediacy to the texts. Supportsthe…read more

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Jam-packed with firsthand narratives, diary entries, personal letters, and patriotic songs and poems, this book tells the story of the American founding through the eyes of children.read more