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Black Lives Matter was born in July 2013 after a jury exonerated the killer of an unarmed black youth named Trayvon Martin. Since that time it has become known as a formidable, often controversial, civil rights movement that seeks equality and fair treatment of black citizens by law enforcement and by society as a whole.
Featuring women from a variety of backgrounds who dominate their respective fields, these books celebrate women who rule their world like bosses-big-time change-makers, influencers, successes, and disrupters who weren’t afraid to shake up the system.
In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko Yasui's story of surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and her message of peace to a young audience. Sachiko's family home was about half a mile from where the atomic bomb fell on August 9, 1945. Her family experienced devastating loss. When they returned to the rubble where their home once stood, her father miraculously found their serving bowl fully intact. This delicate, green, leaf-shaped bowl
Iconic brands in this series will capture the attention of young readers! Well-known companies provide diverse ways to access entertainment while others have sparked cultural phenomenons that span across generations. Explore the process of building a big business in these titles showcasing popular brands.
Bridget Grant loves playing with the latest tech so much that her friends call her Bridget Gadget. Now that she’s in middle school, she has plenty of gadgets thanks to her dad, an inventor and owner of a high-tech company. Each story features Bridget’s adventures with high-tech gadgetry as she learns that for all the good technology can do, it can also get a person into lots of trouble.
Engineers have been creating amazing structures for thousands of years. From the wonders of the ancient world to the International Space Station, they have applied science and technology to design buildings and structures that stand the test of time. With clear text, vivid photos, and helpful diagrams, Building by Design introduces readers to some of these structures and how they were created.
The Built for Success series spotlights flourishing corporations and introduces the leaders who guided them to prominence. Each title surveys the featured company's complete history, examining its triumphs and failures, products and innovations, and the impact it has had on the lives of people around the globe.
By the People examines the history of American government, making use of maps, charts, call-outs, and other infographic-packed features to spotlight memorable facts and bolster the surrounding narrative. ôWe the Peopleö sidebars provide biographical sketches of key figures, from senators and presidents to justices and mayors.
Journey through 150 years of Canadian history in this celebratory series. Canada Turns 150 highlights important people and events that helped shape the nation between 1867 and 2017. Readers will explore key moments in politics, social issues, sports, arts, conflicts, and more.
Canada is a big country with a diverse climate. This series investigates the impact of climate change on our people, place and lifestyle. Explore how you can help and adapt to climate change in Canada.