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Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Fly Girls
The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Paperback      ISBN: 1534404112
“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the Women Airforce Service Pilots lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to serve others with no concern for personal gain.
The Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography
The Last Maasai Warriors
An Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 1927435005
Two Maasai warriors discuss how they have adapted to and embraced Western civilization in order to help their people modernize, and how in the process they've become scholars and community leaders.
The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self
The Confidence Code for Girls
Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062796984
Offers inspiration and practical advice to encourage girls to take risks, have big adventures, and challenge themselves in ways they never imagined.
#Neveragain: A New Generation Draws the Line
#Neveragain
A New Generation Draws the Line
Paperback      ISBN: 198480183x
From two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement. On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice. The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN: "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done." This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, Enough. This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement.
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
Path to the Stars
My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328809560
"The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA."--
Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History: Young Readers’ Edition
Fly Girls
How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History: Young Readers’ Edition
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328618420
"From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won"--
Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Troublemaker for Justice
The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Paperback      ISBN: 087286765x
High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction
High
Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544644344
A timely resource by the author of Beautiful Boy and the author of Tweak discusses what middle-grade students need to know about drugs, alcohol and addiction. 35,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook
It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
It's Your World
Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
Paperback      ISBN: 0399545328
Now in paperback with a great new look! First daughter turned activist and mother Chelsea Clinton shows kids how they can make a difference in their world. Filled with charts, photos, and lots of input from real kids, this is sure to inspire young readers. With an eye toward empowering and inspiring kids, Chelsea Clinton explores some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Using data, charts and stories she unpacks challenges related to Poverty, Climate Change, Gender Equality, Health, Endangered Species and talks about what's being done to make a difference in each area--particularly by kids and teenagers. With lots of suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shares her passion for helping others and shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts--no matter how young. You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s your world. Contains new material from the author! Praise for It's Your World: "Clinton clearly paid attention to her parents' discussions at the dinner table, and she capably shares the lessons they imparted about the future impact of what we do in the present."--Publishers Weekly "[A] terrific resource for junior activists."--Booklist "This book is a resource for children and teens who also want to make a difference and may not know where to begin or may have an idea for ways they can make a difference."--VOYA
Union Made: Labor Leader Samuel Gompers and His Fight for Workers' Rights
Union Made
Labor Leader Samuel Gompers and His Fight for Workers' Rights
School & Library      ISBN: 1629796387
Presents the life of Samuel Gompers, who worked to improve working conditions and helped found the American Federation of Labor.