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Simple text, photographs, and illustrations introduce Juneteenth, the American holiday which honors African-American heritage and commemorates the abolition of slavery.


A young boy named Miguel Rivera loves music, and wants to become an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, but no music is allowed in his household, so he takes a journey to the Land of the dead to unlock the real story behind his family's history.


Explores the country of Nepal, including the culture, food, celebrations, and more.

Thin places

a natural history of healing and home
"Both a celebration of the natural world and a memoir of one family's experience during the Troubles, Thin Places is a gorgeous braid of "two strands, one wondrous and elemental, the other violent and unsettling, sustained by vividly descriptive prose" (The Guardian)"--Provided by publisher.

American Colonies

"Would you have survived in the American Colonies? Make decisions and tally your score to find out . . . Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities"--Provided by publisher.

Western New York amusement parks

Archival photographs and text describe the history of amusement parks in Western New York.

Almost, Maine

"On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend--almost--in this delightful midwinter night's dream"--OCLC.

The world Jesus knew

a curious kid's guide to life in the first century
"This book helps kids discover the world Jesus lived in through maps, charts, graphs, and other infographic elements. They'll learn about the culture Jesus lived in--his Jewish religion, the power of the ruling Roman Empire, the role of fishermen and carpenters and shepherds"--Provided by publisher.

Why should I care about the Ancient Romans?

"We celebrate the Ancient Romans for contributions they made to modern engineering and architecture, but their impact is felt in even the smallest details of everyday life. Discover how inventions like socks, fast food restaurants, and movie theaters got their start in Ancient Rome and evolved into things we enjoy"--Provided by publisher.

Why should I care about the Ancient Chinese?

"From pasta to paper, the inventions of the Ancient Chinese remain part of everyday life in our modern world. Learn how items like wheelbarrows, the first toothbrushes, and early earthquake detectors have evolved into devices we know today and discover just how big of an impact the Ancient Chinese have had on your life"--Provided by publisher.


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