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A historical event does not look the same to everyone. It often depends on one's perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of key historical events through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking.
For more than two decades, Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, has nurtured his goal of restoring Russia’s global power and influence. A longtime opponent of the West, he has mouthed support for democracy while at the same time ruling Russia with an iron fist. And then, in early 2022, Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine. His willingness to use crushing violence against his supposed enemies-including even threats of nuclear strikes-makes him one of the most dangerous leader
Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world's most influential poets. This series introduces readers to unique poetic voices from multicultural perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author's style and thematic material.
Through poems that capture the essence of each person’s life, acclaimed Native American writer Joseph Bruchac introduces readers to famous indigenous leaders from The Peacemaker in 1000 A.D. to modern day dancer Maria Tallchief and Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller. Each poem is illustrated by a modern-day tribally enrolled artist.
When the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, Ukraine’s relatively young and inexperienced president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, immediately marshalled his nation’s military forces. From that moment forward, Zelenskyy has displayed remarkable courage and resolve in the face of a brutal and larger, more well-equipped foe. He speaks nightly to his people, millions of whom have been displaced by the war. He visits Ukrainian soldiers on the frontlines. He reaches out to nations worldwid
In early April, as Owen and his sister search the hickories, oaks, and dogwoods for returning birds, a huge group of birds leaves the misty mountain slopes of the Yucatan peninsula for the very long flight across the Gulf of Mexico to their summer nesting grounds. One of them is a Cerulean warbler. He will lose more than half his body weight even if the journey goes well. Aloft over the vast ocean, the birds encourage each other with squeaky chirps that say, ""We are still alive. We can do this.
ThereÎs trouble in the little beach town of Sandy Point. A strange creature locals call WERECAT is scaring away tourists. Mrs. Hill is worried that soon there will be no one coming to buy souvenirs in her gift shop. But that suits her cat, Perkins, just fine. The book also includes a page for caregivers and teachers that suggests guiding questions to help aid in reading comprehension. Downloadable Teacher Notes available.
History and geography lessons abound in this series about warriors and warrior cultures from ancient times to today. With a high interest presentation featuring labeled drawings complemented with primary sources and photos of museum treasures, this series is a formidable survey of world history and the competition for resources, from the gold of Spain in the first century to the political rivalries of the modern world.
Wars Waged Under the Microscope examines the science and technologies that have helped the world fight some of the deadliest diseases ever known. Using both historic and contemporary images and examples, this series shows readers the importance of forward-thinking science. Comprehensive case studies show how different scientific methods and technologies worked to contain or conquer a new disease. Timelines and Future Warfare sections help readers understand the impact and importance of ongoing s