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People and Places, Non-Fiction

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  • Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook

    The Complete Middle School Study Guide

    series Big Fat Notebooks
    It’s the revolutionary world history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest.Everything You Need to Ace World History . . . kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations—from Africa and beyond; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialism, revolutions, and the modern world ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

    by Emmanuel Acho ...
    Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times bestseller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young readers edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation.Young people have the power to affect sweeping change, and the key to mending the racial divide in America lies in giving them the tools to ask honest questions and take in the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Drowned City

    Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

    by Don Brown ...
    Sibert Honor Medalist ∙ Kirkus’ Best of 2015 list ∙ School Library Journal Best of 2015 ∙ Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2015 list ∙ Horn Book Fanfare Book ∙ Booklist Editor's ChoiceOn August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Cómo recuperar a tu pareja

    Guía práctica para reconquistar a tu ex

    En este libro descubrirás cómo volver con tu ex sin perder tu cabeza ni tu dignidad en el intento.Además encontrarás información y ejemplos reales de personas que vivieron situaciones similares, lo cual te permitirá conseguir esa oportunidad que tanto necesitas para hacer las cosas bien.Con la información de estas páginas aprenderás lo que debes hacer en esos primeros días después de romper con tu ... Read more

    $3.11 USD

  • Old Hickory:Andrew Jackson and the American People

    Andrew Jackson and the American People

    by Albert Marrin ...
    From a childhood steeped in poverty, violence, and patriotic pride, Andrew Jackson rose to the heights of celebrity and power. The first popularly elected president, he won admiration by fighting corruption, championing the common man, shaping the power of the executive office, and preserving the fragile union of the young United States.Yet Jackson's ruthless pursuit of what he believed to be ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Lincoln's Grave Robbers

    A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Bulu: African Wonder Dog

    by Dick Houston ...
    Fans of narrative non-fiction, true dog stories, and African wildlife will want to check out Bulu!Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia's untamed South Luangwa Valley, the puppy seemed different from his littermates. Too quiet. Unresponsive. Terriers are usually full of energy and bouncing off walls. But not this one. Nobody wanted him. Enter Anna and Steve Tolan—former police officers who had left ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Witchcraft of Salem Village

    series Landmark Books
    Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Texas

    A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas

    series Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #39
    Track the facts about the Alamo, the Galveston hurricane, and the great state of Texas!When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas, they had lots of questions. Why is Texas called the Lone Star State? What was the Alamo? When was the Galveston hurricane? Why was it so terrible? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Child of the Civil Rights Movement

    Illustrated by Raul Colón ...
    In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Baseball

    A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball

    series Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #37
    Track the facts about baseball—with Jack and Annie!When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball, they had lots of questions. When was baseball invented? What are the rules? Who was Jackie Robinson? Who are some other baseball greats? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about America’s national ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Funny Bones

    Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

    Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras—skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities—came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • South Korea

    series Countries We Come From
    Busy. Beautiful. Ancient. Welcome to South Korea! In this bright, exciting book, young readers will travel to this amazing country without ever leaving their homes or classrooms. During their journey, they will learn all about South Korea’s cities, food, holidays, history, and wildlife. They even learn how to speak a few words in Korean! This 32-page book features controlled text with age ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • South Korea

    series Country Explorers
    Pack your bags! We’re headed to South Korea. On this whirlwind tour, you’ll learn all about the country’s landscape, culture, people, and more. We’ll explore coastal islands and mountain ranges, enjoy traditional pansori music, and try a popular dish of pickled vegetables. A special section introduces South Korea’s capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Pony Express

    A History Just for Kids!

    by Sam Rogers ...
    series History for Kids #1
    The Pony Express was established as a rapid courier service between the East and the West, from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento, California. There were tens of thousands of people living and working in California that wanted news of what was happening in the East and who wanted to send letters and packages to friends, family members, and business partners living back east. But you may wonder: ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • We Beat the Street

    How a Friendship Pact Led to Success

    Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors. It took a lot of ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • We're Better Than This: Young Readers' Edition

    My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy

    Part memoir, part call to action, this young readers’ edition dives into the inspiring life of the late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings—from childhood through his time as chairman of the House Oversight Committee—and his tireless fight for justice. Elijah’s story comes complete with a full-color insert of photographs from the congressman’s life.Growing up as the child of former sharecroppers ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

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  • Michael Jordan

    A Life Above the Rim

    Michael Jordan was a late bloomer.Cut from the Varsity basketball team in high school when he first tried out, Michael nonetheless became the best basketball player that ever lived—Rare Air Jordan.The true story of how Michael Jordan achieved this amazing level of success as a basketball player—and as the high king of commercial endorsements—underscores one of the new roles of athletes in our ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?

    Illustrated by John Mantha ...
    series What Was?
    "Four score and seven years ago..." begins Abraham Lincoln's beautiful speech commemorating the three-day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. The South had been winning up to this point. So how did Union troops stop General Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North? With black-and-illustrations throughout and sixteen pages of photos, this turning point in history is brought vividly to life. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Tapestry of Hope

    Holocaust Writing for Young People

    **Winner of the Honor Book award in the 2003 Society of School Librarians International Awards programSelected as a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature PrizeSelected by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association as one of the PSLA YA Top Forty Nonfiction Titles 2003**Tapestry of Hope is an extraordinary anthology of writing about the Holocaust for young people. Irene N. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Who Was Louis Armstrong?

    Illustrated by John O'Brien ...
    series Who Was?
    If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Red Cloud

    A Lakota Story of War and Surrender

    by S. D. Nelson ...
    The award-winning author and illustrator of Black Elk’s Vision and Sitting Bull continues his picture-book biography series with Red Cloud, the story of one of the most controversial leaders in Native American history.A leader among the Lakota during the 1860s, Chief Red Cloud deeply opposed white expansion into Native American territory. He rejected treaties from the U.S. government and instead ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard

    A Harry Potter Hogwarts Library Book

    series Hogwarts Library book #3
    "The heroes and heroines who triumph in his stories are not those with the most powerful magic, but rather those who demonstrate the most kindness, common sense and ingenuity."As every fan of the Harry Potter stories knows, the shelves of the Hogwarts Library are home to all sorts of fascinating books. There are three in particular you might have heard mentioned by certain Hogwarts students, and ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • What Was the Boston Tea Party?

    Illustrated by Lauren Mortimer ...
    series What Was?
    "No Taxation without Representation!" The Boston Tea Party stands as an iconic event of the American Revolution—outraged by the tax on tea, American colonists chose to destroy the tea by dumping it into the water! Learn all about the famed colonialists who fought against the British Monarchy, and read about this act of rebellion from our history! With black-and-white illustrations throughout and ... Read more

    $5.99 USD