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By Mary Beth Leatherdale. 2017
The plight of refugees risking their lives at sea has, unfortunately, made the headlines all too often in the past… few years. This book presents five true stories, from 1939 to today, about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum: Ruth and her family board the St. Louis to escape Nazism; Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam; José tries to reach the United States from Cuba; Najeeba flees Afghanistan and the Taliban; and after losing his family, Mohamed abandons his village on the Ivory Coast in search of a new life. Grades 4-7. Winner of the 2018 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award. 2017.
By Robin Stevenson. 2016
For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world, Pride is both protest and celebration. It's about embracing diversity.… It's about fighting for freedom and equality. It's about history, and it's about the future. It's about all of us. Grades 4-7. 2016.
By Michelle Mulder. 2013
"Pedal It!" encourages young readers to be part of the joy of cycling. From the very first boneshakers to today’s… sleek racing bikes, from handlebars to gear sprockets, this book shows you how bikes can make the world a better place. Not only can bikes be used to power computers and generators, they can also reduce pollution, promote wellness and get a package across a crowded modern city - fast! Grades 4-7. 2013.
By Jennifer Gardy. 2014
Kids will become immersed in information about pus, bacteria, DNA, genomes, and more. They will learn how germs have shaped… human history and also about the individuals who are working to hunt them down. Additional elements, like trading card-style profiles of a variety of diseases, a board game, and a detailed index, make this infectious read both useful and entertaining. Grades 3-6. 2014.
By Susan Hughes. 2010
What ever happened to the thriving city of Ubar? Why did the Anasazi people disappear? Was Hatshepsut really a female… pharaoh? The author takes on nine historic mysteries from around the world and explains how they have been solved by modern scientific techniques, such as satellite imagery, CAT scans, DNA analysis and sonar. Hughes explains why the cases were re-opened, details the personnel involved and their investigations, and ultimately their findings. Grades 3-6. c2010.
By Erinne Paisley. 2017
"Can Your Smartphone Change the World?" is a twenty-first-century guide for anyone who has access to a smartphone. This how-to… manual looks at specific ways you can create social change through the tap of a screen. Filled with examples of successful hashtag campaigns, viral videos and new socially conscious apps, the book provides practical advice for using your smartphone as a tool for social justice. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.
By Alain Bouquet. 2006
"Comment naît une étoile? Les étoiles ont-elles une famille? Comment vit une étoile? Comment meurt une étoile? Où sont les… cendres des étoiles? Mais finalement, les étoiles sont-elles vivantes ? Jade, Aziz, Ambre et Alex vont effectuer un drôle de voyage... dans les étoiles! Et c'est Proxima du Centaure " en personne" qui va leur raconter comment se déroule la " vie " des astres... Des réponses sérieuses et drôles aux questions que les enfants se posent sur le monde". -- 4e de couv.
By Angela Royston. 2001
By Tatsu Nagata, Dedieu. 2016
Catapulté en pleine Préhistoire, Tatsu Nagata observe le terrifiant tyrannosaure. Ce lézard géant pouvait peser jusqu'à 7 tonnes et mesurer… 12 mètres. Ce terrible prédateur, friand de chair fraîche Heureusement lorsqu'ils étaient sur terre, les hommes n'existaient pas encore ! Années M-2 et plus.
By Angèle Delaunois, Bellebrute. 2013
Qu'est-ce que deviennent les journaux, les cartons et tous les vieux papiers une fois que nous les avons déposés dans… le bac de recyclage? Venez le découvrir dans ""Le grand voyage de monsieur Papier""! Allez!! On recycle! " Années M-2 et plus.
By Núria Jiménez, Empar Jiménez, Rosa Maria Curto, Annick Lalucq, Christine Barozzi. 2010
By Joël De Rosnay. 2005
By Dan Werb. 2019
Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San… Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past ten years, Mexico's third-largest city became one of the world's most dangerous. Tijuana's murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast. When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that they could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana's women. Not a virus, but some awful wrong buried in the city's social order, cutting down its most vulnerable inhabitants from multiple directions. Werb's search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana's femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward. 2019
By Timothy C. Winegard. 2019
“Hugely impressive, a major work.”--NPRA pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the… history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity’s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution? The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power. The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village. Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable. Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.
By Galadriel Watson. 2019
These people did what?! Join author Galadriel Watson as she takes us on a journey of discovery—a tour of the… human body’s amazing abilities, featuring masters of muscle, speed demons, brain bosses, and more! Extreme Abilities is a fun and fascinating survey of what humans are capable of, with examples from around the world and throughout history. Short sketches of famous individuals, such as Louis Cyr and Usain Bolt, mixed with stories about the amazing physical feats of others not-so-famous, draw readers in and bring these astounding abilities to life in vivid color. Each chapter also features a section on how young readers can work at improving their own skills (and a section on how not to get hurt in the process), plus bite-sized related fast facts and sidebars. Easy-to-follow explanations of anatomy, physics, and other sciences are enhanced by Cornelia Li’s energetic and engaging artwork, and photos throughout further help to illustrate the awesome displays of the human body at work.