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Black Americans have made important contributions in all areas of American life. This collective biography series profiles the lives and achievements of important Black Americans in science, business, politics, sports, and the arts. Every book focuses on five individuals (both historic and contemporary), all of whom are renowned in their fields of expertise. Primary and secondary source quotes add depth and enliven the narrative.
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.
Welcome to Wananelu: Caught between the 'Gades and GlobeTran, their only choice is to fight for the freedom of Africa In a deadly race to strike before the 'gades secure the savannah and wipe out the New SUN resistance, Reya, D'Shay, Jaym, and a handful of other rebels launch a daring mission to infiltrate Wananelu, Chewena's capital city. Desperate to free the country from GlobeTran's corrupt control, they seek out allies and information that could help the resistance finally return power to th
Calvin Johnston’s secret is out. He and his brothers are tainted. Untouchable. And the bad blood flowing through their veins is threatening to kill them. So are some of their neighbours in Ashland, the ""Friendliest Little Town"" in Florida. The Johnston brothers are kicked out of everything-school, baseball, scouts, even church. Ashland’s anger has erupted into a fireball of hate. The only silver lining is that Calvin’s best friend Izzy lives 65 miles away at the beach, and has no idea about hi
Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things-from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen-provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth’s oldest teachers: the plants around us.
The lives of Cason Martin and Davis Channing intersect in a powerful way. Both are struggling to survive life-threatening diseases. Neither feels in control of their lives. Can they be brave enough to beat the odds?
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, scientist Katalin Karik- was one of the few people who believed in the potential of mRNA to help cells fight off disease. Breakthrough chronicles Karik-'s relentless pursuit of knowledge and dedication to helping people, depicting her as an inspirational figure for readers interested in science. The book contextualizes Karik-'s work within her upbringing in Hungary, the discrimination she faced as an immigrant and woman scientist, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Acc
Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë-faced with an ailing father, a self-destructive brother, and the nineteenth century's oppressive double standards-pursue independence through art in this graphic vision of the lives of three legendary writers.
Imagine looking out from your 18th floor apartment in the middle of the city and seeing trees right in front of you. In an effort to stem climate change, reduce pollution, combat heat, and protect biodiversity, architects are teaming up with botanists, urban wildlife ecologists, and other scientists to design high-rise forests, living walls, and vertical farms in some of the world’s most populated places. These projects are happening all around the world, and they will not only change the urban