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Famine and dust

Dust Bowl
"The events surrounding the Dust Bowl did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event"--Provided by publisher.

Escape North

Underground Railroad
The events surrounding the Underground Railroad did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a slave, a slave owner, and a conductor on the railroad as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event.

The Apollo missions for kids

the people and engineering behind the race to the moon with 21 activities
Presents the story behind the historic race to the moon, from the perspective of the Americans who lived it; the astronauts and their families, the controllers and engineers, and the technicians and politicians who made the impossible possible.

Becoming bionic

and other ways science is making us super
This middle-grade nonfiction book uses superheroes to explore how science is transforming our bodies and our experiences. This book breaks down how superhero traits have been reflected in technological innovations throughout history, and how they could appear in the future. Jetpacks and rocket belts can help us fly like Superman. Prosthetic limbs and lab-grown human tissue mirror the regenerative powers of Wolverine and Ms. Marvel. But readers are also invited to think critically about these incredible, and sometimes controversial, advancements--after all, with great power comes great responsibility.

Alexander Graham Bell for kids

his life and inventions, with 21 activities
A biography of inventor Alexander Graham Bell that contains 21 hands-on activities.

A woman's game

the rise, fall, and rise again of women's soccer
Explores the history of the rise, fall, and rise again of women's soccer, including changing attitudes, increasing professionalism, and international growth.

The physics book

Explores the history of physics.

Killing the witches

the horror of Salem, Massachusetts
"[The author] revisits one of the most frightening and inexplicable episodes in American history: the events of 1692 and 1693 in Salem Village, Massachusetts. What began as a mysterious affliction of two young girls who suffered violent fits and exhibited strange behavior soon spread to other young women. Rumors of demonic possession and witchcraft consumed Salem. Soon three women were arrested under suspicion of being witches--but as the hysteria spread, more than 200 people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, twenty were executed, and others died in jail or their lives were ruined. What really happened in Salem? [This book] tells the horrifying story of a colonial town's madness, offering the historical context of similar episodes of community mania during that time, and exploring the evidence that emerged in the Salem trials, in contemporary accounts, and in subsequent investigations"--Provided by publisher.

Over my dead body

unearthing the hidden history of America's cemeteries
A lively tour through the history of US cemeteries that explores how, where, and why we bury our dead. The summer before his senior year in college, Greg Melville worked at the cemetery in his hometown, and thanks to hour upon hour of pushing a mower over the grassy acres, he came to realize what a rich story the place told of his town and its history. Thus was born Melville's lifelong curiosity with how, where, and why we bury and commemorate our dead. Melville's Over My Dead Body is a lively (pun intended) and wide-ranging history of cemeteries, places that have mirrored the passing eras in history but have also shaped it.

The legacy of Jim Crow

"The true story of the discriminatory laws and ideas that affected African American life for generations"--Provided by publisher.


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