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By Russell Freedman. 2016
Backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged… to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. Risking imprisonment or even execution, the White Rose members distributed leaflets urging Germans to defy the Nazi government. Their belief that freedom was worth dying for will inspire young readers to stand up for what they believe in.<P><P> <P><b>Jane Addams Children's Book Award Medal Winner <P>Winner of the Sibert Honor</b>
By Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. 2018
Why do we die? Why can't we live forever? What happens to us after death? Moving between science and culture,… After Life: Ways We Think About Death takes a straightforward look at these and other questions long taboo in our society. <P><P>By showing the fascinating, diverse ways in which we understand death, both today and throughout our history, the book also shines a light on what it is to be human. Each chapter includes a brief telling of a death legend, myth or history from a different culture or tradition, from Adam and Eve to Wolf and Coyote, and ends with a section on a common theme in our thinking about death, such as rivers and birds in the afterlife, the colors that different cultures use to symbolize death, and, of course, ghosts. The final chapter is about grief, which is both a universal human experience and unique to each person. The text offers suggestions for ways to think about our grief, when to ask for help and how to talk to friends who are grieving.
World War II: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: World at War, 1944 (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #36)
By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Carlo Molinari. 2017
In the next Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker, track the facts about World War II—with Jack and Annie! When Jack… and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: World at War, 1944, they had lots of questions. How did World War II begin? Why were so many innocent people killed? What was D-Day? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie learn all about one of the darkest hours of history. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use the Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet Common Core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com! Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House book for every reader? Find the perfect book for you: Classic: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books. F&P Level M. Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced Magic Tree House® reader. F&P Level N. Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure with Jack and Annie. F&P Level P. Fact Trackers: Non-fiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House® adventures
By Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien. 2018
Baked Alaska, melba toast, hush puppies, and coconuts. You'd be surprised at how these food names came to be. And… have you ever wondered why we use the expression "selling like hotcakes"? Or how about "spill the beans"? There are many fascinating and funny stories about the language of food--and the food hidden in our language! Charlotte Foltz Jones has compiled a feast of her favorite anecdotes, and John O'Brien's delightfully pun-filled drawings provide the dessert. Bon appetit!
By Patrick Bishop. 2010
The Battle of Britain is the epic story of the fight for control of the skies over England in the… bitterly long summer of 1940. Bestselling author Patrick Bishop's compelling day-to-day chronicle is enhanced with eye-witness accounts, diary extracts and pilot profiles, as the horrific reality of air combat is vividly portrayed in this account of the life and death struggle between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe. This is the story Britain's "finest hour," a fight for national survival that had a profound impact on servicemen and civilians alike, and ultimately proved to be a key a turning point in the course of the war.
By Jeremy Dronfield, Lee Trimble. 2015
Near the end of World War II, thousands of Allied ex-POWs were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front, modern… day Ukraine. With no food, shelter, or supplies, they were an army of dying men.The Red Army had pushed the Nazis out of Russia. As they advanced across Poland, the prison camps of the Third Reich were discovered and liberated. In defiance of humanity, the freed Allied prisoners were discarded without aid. The Soviets viewed POWs as cowards, and regarded all refugees as potential spies or partisans.The United States repeatedly offered to help recover their POWs, but were refused. With relations between the allies strained, a plan was conceived for an undercover rescue mission. In total secrecy, the OSS chose an obscure American air force detachment stationed at a Ukrainian airfield; it would provide the base and the cover for the operation. The man they picked to undertake it was veteran 8th Air Force bomber pilot Captain Robert Trimble.With little covert training, already scarred by the trials of combat, Trimble took the mission. He would survive by wit, courage, and a determination to do some good in a terrible war. Alone he faced up to the terrifying Soviet secret police, saving hundreds of lives. At the same time he battled to come to terms with the trauma of war and find his own way home to his wife and child.One ordinary man. One extraordinary mission. A thousand lives at stake.This is the compelling, inspiring true story of an American hero who laid his life on the line to bring his fellow men home to safety and freedom.INCLUDES PHOTOS
By David Groff, Meg Belviso, Pamela D. Pollack. 2013
"Remember the Alamo!" is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small… band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days. The Alamo was a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution, and led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, young readers will relive this famous moment in Texas history.
By Solomon Northup. 1970
The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained… his humanity in the bowels of degradation." -- Saturday ReviewBorn a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "peculiar institution" during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South. 7 illustrations. Index.
By Patrick Wilson. 2015
Elite soldiers often operate in hard-to-reach locations or far behind enemy lines. If one of them is injured, medical attention… is rarely readily available. For this reason, soldiers must be trained to treat injuries themselves. This book will show you how to treat some of the most common injuries and illnesses that you're likely to get in the wilderness. Whether it's a small problem like a blister or a major health concern like a heart attack, it's important to know how to deal with any injury or medical problem. Learn how to: * treat someone who has eaten a poisonous plant. * set broken legs after a climbing fall. * deal with hypothermia, when the body's temperature drops dangerously low. * provide treatment for severe burns. * stop a person from bleeding to death.
Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass … Sojourner Truth W E B Du Bois Martin Luther King Jr and other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics The collection begins with Henry Highland Garnet s 1843 An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America followed by Jermain Wesley Loguen s I Am a Fugitive Slave the famous Ain t I a Woman speech by Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass s immortal What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July Subsequent orators include John Sweat Rock John M Langston James T Rapier Alexander Crummell Booker T Washington Mary Church Terrell Ida B Wells-Barnett Francis J Grimk Marcus Garvey and Mary McLeod Bethune Martin Luther King Jr s I Have a Dream speech appears here along with Malcolm X s The Ballot or The Bullet Shirley Chisholm s The Black Woman in Contemporary America The Constitution A Living Document by Thurgood Marshall and Barack Obama s Knox College Commencement Address Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative I Have a Dream and What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
By Roger Hesketh. 2000
p Behind the astonishing success of D-Day was the most sophisticated deception scheme ever devised Its code name… was Fortitude and its objective was to persuade the enemy that the long-awaited landings would take place in the Pas-de-Calais and that any attack in Normandy could be safely ignored p The Nazis relied on aerial reconnaissance wireless intercepts news from London-based diplomats and reports from the Abwehr s extensive network of agents to predict the time and place of the Allied offensive and much of this misinformation was helpfully supplied by Roger Hesketh s team of deception specialists who coordinated the most complex conjuring trick of the century p The classified official history of the entire operation written by Roger Hesketh as Allied counter-intelligence experts were gathering the evidence of what had been accomplished in early 1945 has at last been declassified and released In i Fortitude i the intricate details of this fantastic diversionary scheme are disclosed with the type of immediacy that can only come from first-hand material p
By Dan van der Vat. 2010
The British Navy's catastrophic attempt to pass through the Dardanelles to Constantinople was a turning point in the history of… World War I, and its repercussions still affect us today. Acclaimed naval military expert Dan van der Vat argues that the disaster at the Dardanelles prolonged the war by two years, led to the Russian Revolution, forced Britain to the brink of starvation, and contributed to the destabilization of the Middle East. With never before published information on Colonel Geehl's mine laying operation, which won the battle for the Germans, The Dardanelles Disaster is essential reading for everyone interested in great naval history, Churchill's early career, and World War I.
By Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum. 2002
Resilience shines throughout a boy's firsthand, present-tense account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, an ideal… companion to the bestselling Boy on the Wooden Box.Michael "Misha" Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance--some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent "to the East." Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family's name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle--one that tied Michael's fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother's unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael's story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.
By Nimrod Tal, Tatiana Prorokova, Iain A. MacInnes, Kenton Worcester, Emir Pasanovic, Harriet E.H. Earle, James Kelley, Joe Lockard, Christina M. Knopf, Peter C. Valenti, Silvia G. Kurlat Ares, Yasmine Nachabe Taan. 2018
Cultures of War in Graphic Novels examines the representation of small-scale and often less acknowledged conflicts from around the world… and throughout history. The contributors look at an array of graphic novels about conflicts such as the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901), the Irish struggle for national independence (1916-1998), the Falkland War (1982), the Bosnian War (1992-1995), the Rwandan genocide (1994), the Israel-Lebanon War (2006), and the War on Terror (2001-). The book explores the multi-layered relation between the graphic novel as a popular medium and war as a pivotal recurring experience in human history. The focus on largely overlooked small-scale conflicts contributes not only to advance our understanding of graphic novels about war and the cultural aspects of war as reflected in graphic novels, but also our sense of the early twenty-first century, in which popular media and limited conflicts have become closely interrelated.
Empowering Men of Color on Campus: Building Student Community in Higher Education (The American Campus)
By Matthew Smith, Derrick R. Brooms, Jelisa Clark. 2018
While recruitment efforts toward men of color have increased at many colleges and universities their retention and graduation rates… still lag behind those of their white peers Men of color particularly black and Latino men face a number of unique challenges in their educational careers that often impact their presence on campus and inhibit their collegiate success Empowering Men of Color on Campus examines how men of color negotiate college through their engagement in Brothers for United Success B4US an institutionally-based male-centered program at a Hispanic Serving Institution Derrick R Brooms Jelisa Clark and Matthew Smith introduce the concept of educational agency which is harbored in cultural wealth and demonstrates how ongoing B4US engagement empowers the men s efforts and abilities to persist in college They found that the cultural wealth s of the community enhanced the students educational agency which bolstered their academic aspirations academic and social engagement and personal development The authors demonstrate how educational agency and cultural wealth can be developed and refined given salient and meaningful immersions experiences engagements and communal connections
Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Second Edition: Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian
By Wilma Mankiller, Kevin Gover, Nmai. 2017
How much do you really know about totem poles, tipis, and Tonto? There are hundreds of Native tribes in the… Americas, and there may be thousands of misconceptions about Native customs, culture, and history. In this illustrated guide, experts from Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian debunk common myths and answer frequently asked questions about Native Americans past and present. Readers will discover the truth about everything from kachina dolls to casinos, with answers to nearly 100 questions, including: Did Indians really sell Manhattan for twenty-four dollars worth of beads and trinkets? Are dream catchers an authentic tradition? Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Second Edition features short essays, mostly Native-authored, that cover a range of topics including identity; origins and histories; clothing, housing, and food; ceremony and ritual; sovereignty; animals and land; language and education; love and marriage; and arts, music, dance, and sports.
By David Macaulay. 1975
By Christopher J Gilbert, Claudia Breger, David Campbell, De Witt Kilgore, Diane Rubenstein, James Der Derian, Jeremy G Gordon, Jody Madeira, John Louis Lucaites, Jon Simons, Nina Berman, Purnima Bose, Rebecca A Adelman, Roger Stahl, Wendy Kozol. 2017
In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first century American warfare. The contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous, and… yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that “America” is at war. This paradox of in/visibility concerns the gap between the experiences of war zones and the visual, mediated experience of war in public, popular culture, which absents and renders invisible the former. Large portions of the domestic public experience war only at a distance. For these citizens, war seems abstract, or may even seem to have disappeared altogether due to a relative absence of visual images of casualties. Perhaps even more significantly, wars can be fought without sacrifice by the vast majority of Americans. Yet, the normalization of twenty-first century war also renders it highly visible. War is made visible through popular, commercial, mediated culture. The spectacle of war occupies the contemporary public sphere in the forms of celebrations at athletic events and in films, video games, and other media, coming together as MIME, the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network.
By Lola Kaufman, Lois Metzger. 2008
A gripping tale of one young girl's struggle to survive during the Holocaust. When her mother is killed by the… Gestapo, a Jewish girl named Lola is sent into hiding. At first, Lola secretly lives in the home of a Ukrainian woman. But when someone threatens to expose her to the Nazis, Lola must flee again, this time hiding with another family in a dirt hole beneath a barn for 9 months. Struggling against cold and hunger, the hidden family lives under the constant threat of discovery. Lola has lost everything--her home and her family. All she has left is one article of clothing, a dress lovingly embroidered by her mother. Will Lola ever find safety--or freedom?
By John Wilson. 2009
World War Two was the greatest conflict in human history. It gave birth to the Atomic Age, the Cold War… and the economic boom of the 1950s and 60s, and planted the seeds of today’s Middle East crises. But it is not distant history. Most Canadians have relatives who were part of this world-wide tragedy. Bitter Ashes puts these events in context for them. This book in the illustrated historical series Stories of Canada is a companion to Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI. A clear and concise text leads the reader though the major military and political events and issues of the war. Sidebars add detail and a personal element. Every page is illustrated with either photographs or maps.