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A History of Racism in America

Racism has been a part of the American experience since before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. Blacks, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Chinese have all endured the physical and emotional pain of being regarded as inferior. This book traces the causes and effects of, and resistance to, racism throughout American history.

A House Divided

Henrietta Achilles inherits the home of her uncle, a notorious wizard, only to discover it's filled with feuding bands of thieves, soldiers, and monsters that refuse to leave. Now she must unite rivals, fend off supernatural threats, and uncoil many mysteries.

A Nation of Immigrants

America is a nation of immigrants. This series celebrates the contributions immigrants have made to our country. Each book highlights 12 different immigrants: where they came from, a brief biography, and their notable contribution(s).

A New Day for Umwell the Gray

Her name is Purple, and she is the only dash of colour in William's gray yard. She asks his name, and when he answers "Um, well," she dubs him Umwell the Gray, then leads him on an exploration of a world that is always new and beautiful to eyes that can see. This story is a celebration of the ever-present newness and change around and within us. Because newness is more readily discernible in nature than in human lives, the story relies on Purple's guidance through the natural world to build a br

A Pocketful of Stars

Safiya and her mother have never seen eye to eye. Her mother doesn't understand Safiya's love of gaming, and shy Safiya doesn't think she has anything in common with her vibrant, sometimes volatile mother. But when her mother falls into a coma, Safiya's whole world shifts. She finds herself dreaming about an unfamiliar setting and a rebellious girl who's distinctly familiar. Gradually she realizes that she's experiencing her motherÎs memories of her childhood in Kuwait. As Safiya unlocks these m

A Problem Shared

Growing up is hard enough. But it can be made even more difficult by social issues such as bullying, prejudice, and social media pressures. Fortunately, these are problems that many other adolescents can relate to, which means there are resources to help. Finding the confidence to face these challenges can also inspire others. This empowering set will show you how!

A Queen to the Rescue

Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah, the Jewish women's social justice organization, in 1912, determined to help the starving families she saw in Palestine. Hadassah served everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin, and continues its mission to this day.

A Summer Night Concert

Spring has a pair of tender hands. It breaks the eggshells with gentle knocks. It caresses the wet wings of baby birds and the dandelion-like fluff of chicks and ducklings. . . .This lyrical poetry collection, originally published in China and beautifully illustrated, examines the wonders of the seasons through the lens of the plants, animals, wind and sunshine that inhabit the season.

A Tour of Hong Kong

This visually rich and detailed wordless picture book explores the bustling urban center of Hong Kong through the eyes of two children-each starting their journey on different sides of the book and intersecting in the middle. Young readers will delight in finding the girl with her red balloon and the boy with his scruffy dog carefully tucked into the drawings. How children read the book-front to back or back to front-will change their focus and perspective on this world-famous place.

Abandoned Places (Torque)

Where did everyone go? This series explores the history or mystery behind the world's most famous ghost towns and other abandoned sites. Curious readers will sort through reasons or theories that explain why people left places like Bodie, California; Machu Picchu, Peru; and the Lost Colony of Roanoke.