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By Sue Hubbell. 1989
Self-taught naturalist Sue Hubbell took refuge in the Missouri Ozarks and turned to commercial beekeeping to make a living. Her… story is a true-life adventure so rare and sweet, so honest in the telling that any reader will find delight in her company, gladly sharing in her rediscovery of life at the core. 1989.
By Patricia Schultz. 2007
1,000 unforgettable places to visit in the US and Canada: pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Corn… Palace, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, Chez Panisse and the country's best taco, lush gardens and Holden Arboretum, mountain biking on the Maah Daah Hey trail, historic mansions, vineyards, hot springs, the Talladega Superspeedway, classic ballparks, and more. Includes more than 150 places of special interest to families, and, for every entry, the nuts and bolts of how and when to visit. 2007.
By François, Église Catholique. 2015
Loué sois-tu (Laudato si'), tel est le titre de l'encyclique du Pape François sur l'écologie et le respect de la… création. Le discours du Pape se situe au niveau éthique et pastoral et confirme le souci manifesté depuis le début de son pontificat pour deux concepts-clé : l'urgence de la sauvegarde de la création et la lutte contre ce qu'il appelle la culture du déchet. 2015.
By Naomi Moyer. 2018
Inspirational stories of ten Black women and women’s collectives from Canadian and American history. Included are leaders and groundbreakers who… were anti-slavery activists, business women, health-care activists, civic organizers and educators. Celebrate these remarkable women, some of whom you may be hearing about for the first time, and the profound impacts they've made.
By Katherine Johnson. 2019
As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades… and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Grades 4-7. 2019.
By Gloria Respress-Churchwell. 2019
By Margarita Engle. 2019
As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If… she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too-the Civil War. Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata-so famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa's music bring comfort to those who needed it most?
By Teri Kanefield. 2019
The fifth book in the Making of America series examines the life of America's 32nd president: his birth into one… of America's elite families, his domineering mother, his marriage to Eleanor Roosevelt, his struggle with polio, and his political career. A Democrat, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) won a record four presidential elections and is the longest-serving US president. During his time in office, he led the country through the Great Depression and World War II. He helped to redefine the role of the US government with the New Deal. Scholars often rate him as one of the three greatest US presidents along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
By David Stabler. 2019
Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements-before they were presidents, the future… leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope). Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more in these hilarious biographies. History has never been this much fun!
By Juan Villalobos. 2019
For this striking, stripped-down account of youth immigration, Villalobos interviewed teens at various stages of the immigration process to illustrate… their stories-the physical and emotional difficulties of their travels. He then changed certain elements of these stories in order to protect the children's identities. Each chapter brings forth the voice of one young immigrant's experience, from crossing the Mexican desert to gang violence to the freezers at ICE detention centers. Together, these teen voices paint a vivid and thought-provoking picture of United States-Central American immigration and the American refugee crisis, which will resonate with young listeners, educators, and fans of Villalobos's adult fiction
By Peter Zheutlin. 2019
On the cusp of turning 65, a man and his beloved rescue dog of similar vintage take a poignant, often… bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America and discover a big-hearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters, a newfound appreciation for the life they temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms. Inspired by John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, Zheutlin hits the road for a 9,000-mile odyssey with Albie to experience all that American is and means today. Similar in approach and tone to Bill Bryson's bestselling travel classics, but with an endearing canine sidekick, The Dog Went Over the Mountain will delight dog lovers, baby boomers, and anyone who seeks to experience life on the open road with a four-legged companion
By Walter Dean Myers, Bill Miles. 2018
New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and renowned filmmaker Bill Miles deftly tell the true story of the… unsung American heroes of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World War I in The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage. At a time of widespread bigotry and racism, the African American soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment put their lives on the line in the name of democracy. The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage is a portrait of bravery and honor.
By John Hodgman. 2017
"I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size." Jon Stewart Although his career as a bestselling author… and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them. Vacationland collects these real life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god. Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.
By Bible. Testament. 2003
By Charles Wohlforth. 2004
Journalist offers a nuanced account of global warming from the perspectives of scientists and native Alaskan In~upiaq people. Examines the… impact of climate change on the In~upiaq, whose traditional livelihood is threatened by milder winters and thinning sea ice. Provides the contrasting viewpoints of scientists studying Arctic environmental changes. 2004.
By George Reiger. 1983
By Jan Mark. 1997
Twelve Bible stories from the Old Testament retold for modern readers. Includes the story of the Creation, Cain and Abel,… Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, Moses, Joseph, the parting of the Red Sea, and others. Grades 5-8. 1998, c1997.
By Hugh Westrup, Darren Sechrist. 2000
This workbook offers science topics with the perspective that the world is created by God; that frame of reference is… found throughout the presentation of content, through Bible verses, and through other biblical references. Grades 2-4. 2000.
By Mark E. Moore. 2019
In just fifteen minutes a day, you can master the 52 most important verses in the Bible in a year.… While there are lots of one-year Bible reading plans, few help you understand the words that you're reading. What if we could introduce you to a Bible reading plan that would dramatically increase your mastery of the Bible in one year? Mark Moore coaches you through 52 of the Bible's most important verses. These are the "core" of the Bible. Each verse clears the path to master and manage dozens of other verses that run along the same principle path. At the end of this journey, you will move from curiosity about the Bible to competence in the Bible. It is the quickest onramp to understanding the whole of God's Word for your life.