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This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy traveled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the prejudice against and poor treatment of Native Americans. Carlos eventually became a doctor and leader for his people, calling out for their rights. Gina Capaldi's exquisite paintings bring to life e
Put readers' thinking skills to the test with these entertaining visual, logical, and physical challenges. The puzzles, games, and tricks can be copied or repeated for continued fun, and the solutions to each activity reveal much about how the human brain works as well as amazing secrets of shapes, numbers, and the laws of physics.
Embark on an exciting treasure hunt! Readers will take a journey, solving puzzles along the way, to reach the final prize at the end of each book. Puzzles include math challenges, word games, anagrams, research questions, visual puzzles, and more. A series-dedicated website helps readers find answers to tough questions.
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.
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.