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This collection of stories, proverbs, and poems about trees from around the world reveals that a tree's roots not only go down deep into the earth, but its branches also reach up and out into the universe, connecting us all.
The Unofficial Guides series explores the various aspects of today's most popular games and programs including LEGO Mindstorms and Minecraft. Each collection covers topics ranging from basic to advanced. This series is perfect for the hands-on techie.
Unsung Heroes shines a spotlight on underrepresented voices throughout history. Featuring racial minorities and other marginalized contributors who are routinely left out of history books, this biography series examines the work of professionals throughout US history and in the fields of science, technology, and social justice. Each book profiles 12 individuals and their impressive contributions as well as the challenges they faced.
In this fantasy middle-grade novel, twelve-year-old storybook character Gracie Freeman lives in the real world but longs to discover what happened in the story she came from. When she finally gets her chance, the truth isn't what she was expecting.
For young people, leading a healthy lifestyle requires education and empowerment. In the Upfront Health series, readers will explore the social aspects and health effects of common issues they and their peers are facing, and ways to make healthy choices. Side bars challenge and expand readers' thinking while relating topics to 21st Century skills and themes--from creativity and innovation to financial literacy.
In this middle-grade novel, thirteen-year-old Chloë learns about her family's history while helping her grandfather in his garden.
All sports fans have their heroes, and part of the fun of watching sports is debating which athletes are the best. This series pits classic stars against contemporary champions, comparing them on various skills to see which fares better. While chapters will name winners based on these specific skills, it will up to the reader to decide who is the all-time great.
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.
In August of 1920, women's suffrage in America came down to the vote in Tennessee. If the Tennessee legislature approved the 19th amendment it would be ratified, giving all American women the right to vote. The historic moment came down to a single vote and the voter who tipped the scale toward equality did so because of a powerful letter his mother, Febb Burn, had written him urging him to "Vote for suffrage and don't forget to be a good boy." The Voice That Won the Vote is the story of Febb, h
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.