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Breanna Stewart

pro basketball MVP
"Breanna Stewart is a basketball superstar! She dominated in high school. Stewart then went on to play college ball for the UConn Huskies. From there she got the opportunity to play for Team USA in the Olympics-where she scored the winning shot! Readers will learn how Breanna overcame a difficult childhood to go onto achieve her dreams"--Provided by publisher.

The finest hours

the true story of a heroic sea rescue
"An illustrated chapter book adaptation of the New York Times bestselling The Finest Hours--with simultaneous original hardcover and paperback editions"--.

Dolores Huerta

advocate for women and workers
Explores Huertas inspiring story, focusing on her courage and perseverance as an advocate for the working poor, womens rights, and rights for immigrant communities.

Fact and fiction of American colonization

This book explores the myths about colonization and brings the truth to light. But many popular stories about life in the early American colonies have gotten some facts wrong and left out others altogether.

Viral spread

then and now
"This title uses a then-and-now approach to compare the spread of the influenza virus in the 1918 pandemic with that of SARS-CoV-2 in the COVID-19 pandemic. . . Photographs and content-packed sidebars will help readers explore how these two crises have impacted the world"--Provided by publisher.

The ABC's of women in music

". . . profiles 26 . . . women musicians who collectively span over 1,000 years of music and represent a diversity of cultures, races, professions, and abilities"--OCLC.

Life as a passenger on the Titanic

"The Titanic has one of the most famous stories of an ocean liner in modern history. Its tragic end in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912 affected many lives. This book examines what it was like to be a passenger on that fateful journey: man, woman, or child; rich or poor; young or old, and ways each tried to survive the night that the Titanic sank"--Provided by publisher.

Workers' rights

"From limiting the working day to eight hours to forming unions and protecting children in the labor force, the rights of workers has long been, and still remains, a fascinating and important topic. This title weaves through the history of workers' rights using engaging primary sources, following multiple perspectives of differing groups including women, children, and immigrants. Readers will gain an understanding of the social and economic conditions under which change was demanded, and learn about the essential movements for better working conditions and the people who led the way. A critical look at the rights of different working groups today encourages readers to explore the steps that still need to be taken to achieve working equality across the globe"--Amazon.com.

The rise

"Learn about the key events of the civil rights movement in the latest installment of this exciting and informative series. The year 1978 was one of steps toward equality in the civil rights movement. In February, Max Robinson successfully became the first African American broadcast network anchor for ABC news. In June, the Supreme Court case California v. Bakke ruled that affirmative action was legal in the United States and race could be included in the criteria for admissions into colleges and universities. In July, the National Organization of Women coordinated an impressive march of 100,000 demonstrators in Washington, DC, in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. And the world watched as African American boxer, Muhammad Ali, defeated Leon Spinks to win his third heavyweight title in September, becoming the first person to ever to win the title three times.This detailed account explains why 1978 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.ABOUT THE SERIES:The years from 1967 to 1978 were critical to the civil rights movement. Resistance was often met with violence against Black Americans struggling to end discrimination and segregation. Yet the courage of those yearning for equal opportunities under the law continued to persevere and set the stage for even more progress in the coming decades. Discover how this specific time period brought about change and how it still affects us as a society today.With stunning photographs throughout and rich back matter, each book focuses on a specific year and chronologically follows the detailed events that occurred and the changes that took place.".

The prisoner and the writer

An illustrated, middle-grade treatment of the Dreyfus Affair told from the perspectives of Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus and writer Emile Zola. When a Jewish army captain is falsely accused of treason and sent to prison, a writer uses his pen to fight for justice. In 1895 a prisoner watches the ocean through the bars of his cell. Accused of betraying France, Captain Alfred Dreyfus is exiled to a prison on Devil's Island, far from his wife and children. Iit's a horrible fate, but what if he's innocent? Seven thousand miles away, the famous writer Emile Zola wonders: Is Alfred a traitor to France? Or a victim of anti-Semitism? Convinced that Alfred is innocent, Emile knows that it is his DUTY to help. He pens the famous letter J'Accuse explaining that Alfred was blamed, charged, tried and convicted-- only because he is Jewish. This powerful middle-grade story written in verse with full-page illustrations is told from the perspectives of both Alfred Dreyfus and Emile Zola, two men whose courage changed the world. The true story, published in time for the 125th anniversary of J'Accuse, acts as a reminder that a person committed to truth, justice and equality must stand up and speak out against prejudice for themselves--and for others. Includes an author's note and further historical context.


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