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Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without electricity or running water. Then she is told she must attend school. Just when she thinks nothing could make this trip any worse, she learns people there are dying of hunger and preventable disease. Hannah become
How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners.
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.
Canadians invented ice hockey during the 1800s, and Canadian players have excelled in the sport ever since. Some of the best players have led their teams to Stanley Cups and Olympic gold medals. Other have changed the game with their amazing skills. Yet many began the same way as kids today: on frozen ponds across the country. Learn about your favourite hockey players from yesterday and today in Canada’s Hockey Legends.
Books in this series will each examine Canadian technology as it relates to sustainability and stewardship. Books will describe what is happening in Canada today as well as provide a look forward into the future of these technologies.
Some of the world?s most incredible athletes have four legs and live in our own homes. Canine Athletes introduces readers to the world of dog sports, where dogs show off their speed, stamina, and agility. With information on training, conditioning, and the rules of the game, these books are sure to be popular among sports fans and animal lovers alike.
Capital Central High School, or Cap Central as the students like to call it, is in the northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. Any urban school faces broad challenges, and Cap Central is no different. But some tight-knit juniors meet the difficulties head-on with courage, friendship, determination, and hard work.
Figuring out what career to pursue is no easy feat but here's one way to go about it: Follow your passion. The Career Discovery series shows students how their passions can play a big role as they ponder future careers. All books in the series profile a variety of jobs and career fields that are well-suited to particular interests. Included in every book are comments from industry insiders; information about pay and job prospects; a Q&A interview; and a list of sources for more information.
The Career Files explore 10 high-interest fields and give readers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to work in those areas. Each book shows readers some promising job options, how to get started in the field, and what skills they'll need in order to succeed.
Engineering is a top career field but differentiating between one engineering discipline and another is not always easy. The Careers in Engineering series provides easy-to-use guides for teens who are trying to understand the differences between various engineering careers and which of these careers might match their interests, skills, and talents. Each book focuses a single discipline, such as biomedical engineering or electrical engineering, among others. What the job entails, what it pays, an