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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.
Starting as a hashtag on social media in 2013 and soaring in prominence after the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2017, Black Lives Matter has become one of the most significant protest movements of our time. See how its activists and demonstrators have changed the course of history.
When a Florida jury rendered its not guilty verdict in 2013 in the shooting death of an unarmed Black teen, a grassroots movement was born. Seven years later, in the wake of police killings of unarmed Black men and women, Black Lives Matter is a force to be reckoned with-on the national and world stage.
Discover the stories of groundbreakers in Black history, from astronauts and athletes to poets and presidents. Each book features ten main biographies of significant Black men and women. Smaller biographies introduce six more people and their contributions. Both written and illustrated by people of Black heritage, each title is fully illustrated with vibrant and engaging artwork throughout.
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.
Building resilience is a key life skill. This series builds confidence, empathy, and self-respect, and helps children develop a flexible mindset to cope with our ever-changing world. Adorable photos of animals represent emotions and feelings to aid empathy around difficult experiences, such as changing schools, family breakdown, making new friends, or trying new things. Tips and exercises encourage readers to participate, ask for help, be brave, and to embrace feelings of nervousness, as well as