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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vie...
by Steve Sheinkin

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<p><b>A 2015 National Book Award Finalist, reviewed in <i>The Washington Post, </i>as well as featured on the<i> Publishers Weekly "</i>Best Books of 2015" list.</b></p><p>From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of <i>The Port Chicago 50</i> and Newbery Honor Book <i>Bomb </i>comes a tense, narrative nonfiction account of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America," and risked everything to expose a government conspiracy.</p><p>On June 13, 1971, the front page of the <i>New York Times </i>announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these files had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, including an attempt by Nixon to foil peace talks, these papers revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests. The investigation--and attempted government coverups--that followed will sound familiar to those who followed the scandal surrounding Edward Snowden.</p><p>A provocative and political book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, <i>Most Dangerous </i>further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</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 />
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil W...
by Seymour Reit

Language

English

Pages

146

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<p>In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men鈥檚 clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines.</p>
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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鈥淢uch like <i>The Boy In the Striped Pajamas</i> or <i>The Book Thief</i>,鈥?this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler鈥檚 list, 鈥渂rings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live鈥?(<i>VOYA</i>).<br /><br />This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥攁 list that became world renowned: Schindler鈥檚 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鈥檝e ever read.
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鈥攐ver 150,000 copies of the series in print!<br /><br />Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives鈥攁nd 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鈥攆ind 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鈥攅ach 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
Man's Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition
by Viktor E. Frankl

Language

English

Pages

186

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<b>A young readers鈥?edition of the best-selling classic about the Holocaust and finding meaning in suffering, with a photo insert, a glossary of terms, a chronology of Frankl鈥檚 life, and supplementary letters and speeches</b><br /><br />The Library of Congress called it 鈥渙ne of the ten most influential books in America鈥? the <i>New York Times</i> pronounced it 鈥渁n enduring work of survival literature鈥? and <i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i> praised it as 鈥渙ne of the most significant books of the twentieth century.鈥?<i>Man鈥檚 Search for Meaning</i> has long riveted readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. This new young readers鈥?edition brings a beloved classic to a new generation of readers, offering a universal tribute to coping with suffering and finding one鈥檚 purpose. An abridged text of the original book (emphasizing Frankl鈥檚 personal story, while omitting some material on his psychological theory of logotherapy) is presented here, along with supplemental materials that vividly bring Frankl鈥檚 story to life, and a foreword by prominent young adult author John Boyne. <i>Man鈥檚 Search for Meaning: A Young Readers鈥?Edition</i> will help readers ages twelve to eighteen grasp Frankl鈥檚 enduring lessons on perseverance and strength with clarity and depth.
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聽that highlights the female patriots of the American Revolution.</strong></p><p>Beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor鈥搘inning 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鈥檚 courageous acts contributed to the founding of America and spurred the founding fathers to make this a country that 鈥渞emembered the ladies.鈥?lt;/p><p>This compelling book, based on the author's acclaimed work for adults, <em>Founding Mothers</em>,聽includes a rich time line, biographies, an author鈥檚 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>
The Day the World Went Nuclear: Dropping the Atom Bomb and the En...
by Bill O'Reilly

Language

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>
Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's ...
by Bill O'Reilly

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<p>By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. </p><p><i>Hitler's Last Days</i> is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century鈥攁 man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller <i>Killing Patton</i>, this book will have young readers鈥攁nd grown-ups too鈥攈ooked on history.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p>
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story o...
by Daniel James Brown

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller聽about the Greatest Generation聽freshly adapted for the next generation.</b><br /> 聽<br />For readers of聽<i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington鈥檚 eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. <br /> 聽<br /> At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation鈥攖he generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.<br /> 聽<br /> This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.

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