Children's Social Science General
Noah Webster's Fighting Words
Noah Webster's Fighting Words
School & Library      ISBN: 1467794104

Noah Webster, famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language as spoken in the United States, was known in his day for his bold ideas and strong opinions about, well, everything. Spelling, politics, laws, you name it--he had something to say about it. He even commented on his own opinions With a red pencil in hand, Noah often marked up work that he had already published. So who edited this book? It certainly looks like the ghost of the great American author and patriot picked up a pencil once again to comment on his own biography

I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.
School & Library      ISBN: 0525428526
We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.

Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it--peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what's right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.

This lively, New York Times Bestselling biography series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You'll want to collect each book.
Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition
One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0142414123

This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg's twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
School & Library      ISBN: 0763665312
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."

Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring vibrant mixed-media art full of intricate detail, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer's life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
Schomburg
The Man Who Built a Library
Paperback      ISBN: 1536208973
In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children's literature's top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg's quest to correct history.

Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and bring to light the achievements of people of African descent through the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world.
Ultimate Sticker Book: Children Just Like Me: More Than 250 Reusable Stickers
Ultimate Sticker Book: Children Just Like Me
More Than 250 Reusable Stickers
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465453954

Ultimate Sticker Book: Children Just Like Me takes children on an international journey to see what life is like for other kids in different countries. Explore diverse cultures and customs in this amazing DK sticker book that is guaranteed to entertain kids for hours.

With more than 250 stickers, Ultimate Sticker Book: Children Just Like Me is a perfect companion to DK's popular Children Just Like Me. This sticker book is filled with photography, facts, and activities to help kids learn about schoolchildren just like them around the globe. Match flags to countries and learn fun facts about the world while decorating the pages with colorful stickers. See how schoolchildren dress in Brazil, India, and Germany, and see what is for lunch in Japan, New Zealand, and Botswana.

Ultimate Sticker Book: Children Just Like Me is a celebration of cultures around the globe, and shows what a big--and small --world it is after all.

In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You
In Your Face
The Culture of Beauty and You
Hardcover      ISBN: 1554516676

A lively, thought-provoking look at the power and pitfalls of the beauty industry hype. From fairy tales and Hollywood movies to magazine ads, reality TV and the Internet, we absorb the lesson early: being beautiful is the answer to our dreams. It's harder than ever for teens to tune out the endless media messages promoting unattainable ideals, yet at no time in history have they had more tools to change the message. With In Your Face, Shari Graydon encourages readers to think critically about the culture of beauty both past and present. Whether it's the different standards for guys versus girls, racial and size biases, the assumptions we have about models and celebrities, or the message that the "right" clothes, makeup, or surgical procedure can make you a better person, Graydon's unbiased look into the realities behind our ideals will help teens deconstruct the beauty industry hype. Fully rewritten and redesigned from the 2004 edition, In Your Face has been updated to reflect the heightened pressures of beauty in the digital era--both good and bad--to shape our self-image. The appealing magazine-style format, stylish illustrations, and conversational tone will draw readers into this empowering exploration of the complex subject of beauty.

The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections
The Museum Book
A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections
School & Library      ISBN: 0763633704
Why do people collect things? This ode to museums mighty and minuscule will draw curious viewers of all ages -- and is worthy of collection itself.

What is a museum? Why would anyone amass shells, words, clocks, teeth, trains, dinosaurs, mummies . . . or two-headed sheep? Find out where the word museum comes from and what unusual items (unicorn horns? mermaids?) some early museums placed on view. Jan Mark's humorous and conversational insights take readers through museums' multifaceted history, while Richard Holland's eye-catching mixed-media illustrations lend their own quirky flair. With vivid examples from all around the world, this wonderful book puts museums -- and the many artifacts lovingly stored there -- on display in a whole new light. Back matter includes a glossary and an index.

A Common Core Text Exemplar
One Big Family: Sharing Life in an African Village
One Big Family
Sharing Life in an African Village
Paperback      ISBN: 1845076869

A little Nigerian girl describes her village, and the way it is divided into ogbo, or age groups. Each ogbo is assigned to a different task, from that of her brother which helps sweep clean the village ilo, to her grandfather's, which spreads words of wisdom to the villagers. Ifeoma Onyefulu's beautiful photographs once again capture the age-old customs of Nigerian village life.

I Wonder about the Qur'an
I Wonder about the Qur'an
Paperback      ISBN: 0860375137

Answers a plethora of cunning questions children ask about the Qur'an.

Have you ever wondered why the Qur'an is in Arabic, why it was revealed over 23 years or how people can be so sure it has never been changed? All of this, and much more, is explored inside.

The fourth book in this accessibly written series that gives young readers answers to the BIG questions they have about Islam.

About the Author

Ozkan Oze was born in Turkey in 1974. While at high school, he started working at Zafer Magazine's editorial office in Istanbul and has gone on to become the editor of Zafer Publications Group