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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.
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.
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.
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.
This series tells the stories of important social reforms brought about in history by activism, and which are still of concern today. Each book takes a revealing new approach to social activism, seen from the perspective of those inside the campaigns and describing the changing tactics used to achieve change at different times. Stories of key movements and change-makers will motivate readers to think about the achievements of activists from the past and consider how they can be applied to activi
Seventy years after the end of World War II, interest in that epic conflict continues unabated, even among today’s young readers. This series takes a unique look at World War II, tackling he subject by the various fighting forces that engaged in it on both the Allied and Axis sides. Two-page profiles detail the forces themselves as well as the most significant hardware—planes, tanks, ships, and more—that those men and women employed.
The trap of addiction ensnares millions. This series explores the struggles of those who have succumbed to addiction whether to opioids or social media or something else. It examines what it means to be addicted, how it occurs, the real-world effects, and the challenges of overcoming addiction. Personal accounts along with facts and quotes from authoritative sources are featured in every book as is an annotated list of organizations and websites where readers can get help and more information.
Addiction is a widespread and growing problem. Substance abuse is still the most common and most destructive form of addiction. But other addictions-for instance, to gambling, social media, shopping, and video games-are also inflicting harm on people’s lives. Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions provides a down-to-earth look at addiction, its consequences, and the challenges of recovery.
When Jack and his friends aboard their public school spaceship become the target of sinister aliens, it's up to them to rescue humanity and salvage their middle school experience.
Enter into the daily lives of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent. This edition includes updates to the text, statistics, and illustrations to reflect Africa in the 2020s.