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Black Panther, a cultural exploration

the hiistory and culture that inspired the King of Wakanda
"Black Panther: A Cultural Exploration charts the compelling people and times that contributed to the comic's evolution, from the 1960s to today"--.

Miracle on ice

Miracle on Ice takes readers inside the famous 1980 Winter Olympics hockey game between the United States and Russia (then Soviet Union). Provides background leading up to the game, review of the game, why the world was shocked, and what happened afterward. From players no one believed in to teams no one thought could win, Underdogs: Sports Champions covers some of history's greatest underdogs. Written in a strong narrative nonfiction style, the storytelling in these books will captivate readers. The series includes considerate vocabulary, engaging content, clear text and formatting, and compelling photos. Educational sidebars include extra fun facts and information.

The monster's bones

the discovery of T. rex and how it shook our world
"From the dust of the Gilded Age Bone Wars, two vastly different men emerge to fill the empty halls of New York's struggling American Museum of Natural History: socialite Henry Fairfield Osborn and intrepid fossil hunter Barnum Brown. When Brown unearths the first Tyrannosaurus rex fossils, Osborn sees a path to save his museum from irrelevancy. As the public turns out in droves to cower before this bone-chilling giant of the past and wonder at the mysteries of its disappearance, Brown and Osborn turn dinosaurs into a beloved part of culture"--.

Who's got mail?

the history of mail in America
"[A] look at how the mail has been delivered in the U.S. since the Constitution was signed. In the United States, the spread of the postal service went hand in hand with the spread of democracy and transportation. As settlement spread west, communication became even more important to let distant residents feel that they were American; no part of the country was too far away, no village or farm too small to have access to the post. Moreover, the Post Office has always been a public service-it was not designed to make a profit or act like a business, but to deliver letters, medical supplies, packages ordered online, and all the things that Americans need at a reasonable cost. Over the centuries, it has also been one of the largest employers in the United States, particularly as a means for African Americans and women to secure stable, middle-class jobs . . . celebrates one of the oldest and strongest institutions"--Provided by publisher.

Stacey Abrams

champion of democracy
"Stacey Abrams is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and voting rights activist. After working in government, she founded Fair Fight Action to improve voting access. Learn about Abrams's early life and what she plans to do next"--.

National Woman's Party fight for suffrage

"On the morning of January 10, 1917, thirteen determined women stood at the gates of the White House and held banners reading "HOW LONG MUST WOMEN WAIT FOR LIBERTY?" They were there to force President Woodrow Wilson to take notice of their demand for the right to vote. It was the first day of weeks of picketing, which would stop only when the women were arrested and jailed. Despite criticism from the public and mistreatment by public officials, the suffragists were determined to gain the right to vote. Their resilience and dedication fueled a movement that brought progress to the lives of women"--.

Nat Turner's rebellion

"Nat Turner, an enslaved black man, believed he was chosen by God to battle against the evils of slavery. Driven by visions, Turner banded with six others, and on August 22, 1831, his rebellion began with attacks at plantations in Southampton, Virginia. As he and his group moved from plantation to plantation, dozens of enslaved men joined them. Finally, the local militia put an end to their movement, arresting and hanging many of the men involved. Nat Turner's rebellion deepened the divide between Americans who wanted to abolish slavery and those who wanted to protect it, setting the groundwork for the American Civil War"--.

Miracle on ice!

the U.S. hockey team in the 1980 winter Olympics
Presents a graphic adventure that follows the exciting true story of one of the most amazing moments in sports.

What was the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921?

Describes the 1921 racial attack on Black citizens in the neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Discusses how the neighborhood was destroyed, and the impact of the destruction today. Includes timelines and a section of black-and-white photographs.

Grandmothers, our grandmothers

remembering the "comfort women" of World War II
"They have waited 75 years for an acknowledgment that what was done to them was a war crime. They are still waiting. Grandmothers, Our Grandmothers is a beautifully and sensitively rendered narrative of the ongoing crusade of WWII's most courageous survivors: the "Comfort Women"--sex slaves--of the Japanese Imperial Army. This offering in graphic novel format is both a moving tribute and a call to awareness that, though addressing young adults, speaks to all of us"--Provided by publisher.


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