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Forgotten founders

black patriots, women soldiers, and other thinkers and heroes who shaped early America
"The founding of America was not accomplished by a handful of people; it required the heart, soul, and grit of an entire nation. Today, we rightfully honor the efforts of the Founding Fathers, but what about everyone else who sacrificed for the cause? Introducing 'Forgotten Founders', the inspiring book of stories about the heroic women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and others who played pivotal roles in America's birth. Make no mistake: these were no historical footnotes. These were brave men and women without whom the war simply could never have been won and the new republic never begun"--.

Belonging through a culture of dignity

the keys to successful equity implementation
"While efforts to achieve equity in education are prominent in school districts across this country, the effective implementation that results in meaningful change remains elusive. Even with access to compelling theories and approaches such as multicultural education, culturally responsive teaching, culturally relevant instruction, culturally sustaining pedagogy, schools still struggle to implement equitable change that reshapes the academic experiences of students marginalized by the prevailing history, culture, and traditions in public education. Instead of getting it right with equity implementation, many schools and districts remain trapped in a cycle of equity dysfunction. [The authors] argue that the cause of these struggles are largely based on the failure of educators to consider the foundational elements upon which educational equity is based, belonging and dignity. Through this work, the authors make these concepts accessible and explain their importance in the implementation of educational equity initiatives"--Provided by publisher.

One mighty and irresistible tide

the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965
Confers a history of immigration laws in the United States, discussing how the 1924 Immigration Act was passed, sharply curtailing non-white immigration to the United States. Relates how lawmakers in the 1960s fought to establish greater equality and eventually passed the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act.

The movement

"The years from 1955 to 1965 are at the heart of the civil rights movement. Resistance was often met with violence against Black Americans fighting to end discrimination and segregation. Yet the courage of those yearning for equal opportunities under the law continued to persevere. The year 1955 saw a range of events that brought attention to the civil rights movement. Nonviolent protest became a cornerstone of the movement as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired more people to take up the cause. In August, Emmett Till, a Black teenager, was brutally murdered in Mississippi. In December, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a bus in Alabama. Parks's segregation challenge resulted in the Montgomery bus boycott, which lasted throughout 1956 and brought transformational change to the city. These events and more sparked a movement that in the following years would bring Black youth to the forefront of much needed reform in the nation. This detailed account explains why 1955 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement"--.

Mae Jemison

Presents an illustrated look at the life of American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut, Mae Jemison.

The presidents

portraits of history
An illustrated collection of random facts about each president of the United States,from George Washington to Donald Trump.

Elvis Presley

An illustrated biography of the "king of rock and roll", iconic American singer Elvis Presley.

This pretty planet

Provides lyrics and, on the end papers, sheet music to a song about the pretty planet that spins through space, keeping us safe night and day.

Gloria Steinem

A brief biography of feminist activist Gloria Steinem.

Brie Larson is Captain Marvel?

"[Relates the story of] Brie Larson's journey from young actress to Oscar winner to superhero"--Provided by publisher.


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