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Through touching rhymes and vivid illustrations (and a heap of help from the letter H), H is for Harvey portrays the struggles and heartaches of those caught in Hurricane Harvey's rising waters. This engaging and memorable story shows how the plight of Harvey's victims brought out the best in Texans ...
H Is for Harvey
Through touching rhymes and vivid illustrations (and a heap of help from the letter H), H is for Harvey portrays the struggles and heartaches of those caught in Hurricane Harvey's rising waters. This engaging and memorable story shows how the plight of Harvey's victims brought out the best in Texans and in compassionate people everywhere. Written with a whole lot of heart, H is for Harvey provides children and families a greater understanding of this historic storm and a greater appreciation for human kindness as a whole. Readers of all ages will be touched by the book's message of help, healing, and hope to hang onto-no matter what storms life throws your way. Inquisitive readers will learn even more Hurricane Harvey facts in the H is for How section. H is for Heroes. H is for Hashtags like #Houstonstrong. H is for Helping-with all of the book's royalties going to Harvey relief efforts.
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17.800000 USD

H Is for Harvey

by Julie Beasley
Hardback
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W Is for Waterfall: An Alphabet of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State
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20.950000 USD

W Is for Waterfall: An Alphabet of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State

by Johanna Van Der Sterre, Aileen Easterbrook
Hardback
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States and Capitals Puzzle Book: Learn 50 States and Capitals, Social Studies Workbook, Fun for Kids.
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5.650000 USD

States and Capitals Puzzle Book: Learn 50 States and Capitals, Social Studies Workbook, Fun for Kids.

by Elite Puzzles
Paperback
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The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls
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14.700000 USD

The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls

by Dr C M Grefe
Paperback
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The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls
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22.050000 USD

The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls

by Dr C M Grefe
Hardback
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Boston History for Kids: From Red Coats to Red Sox, with 21 Activities
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17.840000 USD

Boston History for Kids: From Red Coats to Red Sox, with 21 Activities

by Richard Panchyk
Paperback
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From the mountainous terrain of West Virginia to the low-lying coastal wetlands of southern Florida, the South is one of the most geographically diverse regions within the United States. Exploring the South examines the distinct features that make up the South, including its geography, history, biology, industries, and cultures. Easy-to-read ...
Exploring the South
From the mountainous terrain of West Virginia to the low-lying coastal wetlands of southern Florida, the South is one of the most geographically diverse regions within the United States. Exploring the South examines the distinct features that make up the South, including its geography, history, biology, industries, and cultures. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
10.450000 USD

Exploring the South

by Rebecca Stanborough
Paperback / softback
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My secret, I think, to all success is naturalness and sincerity. If a girl is going to truly succeed in the world she must be her own self. -Lotta Crabtree During the height of the California Gold Rush, child performers called Fairy Stars kept the miners entertained. The children would ...
Lotta Crabtree: Gold Rush Fairy Star
My secret, I think, to all success is naturalness and sincerity. If a girl is going to truly succeed in the world she must be her own self. -Lotta Crabtree During the height of the California Gold Rush, child performers called Fairy Stars kept the miners entertained. The children would dance, sing, and act to raise spirits and money. Lotta Crabtree was the brightest of the Fairy Stars! The precocious girl won hearts across the world with her extraordinary talent for comedy and grew to be one of the wealthiest and most beloved American entertainers of the late 19th century. In this unique biography for young readers, follow Lotta's early years, her struggle to support her family, her spectacular journey to fame, and her generous contributions that are still changing lives today. Author Lois V. Harris is an award-winning storyteller. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English and Creative Writing. Harris is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and a writing instructor at Skagit Valley College. She has dedicated her writing career to bringing forth stories about creative people that inspire children to follow their dreams. She first encountered Lotta's story after seeing the fountain the star had donated to San Francisco.
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18.890000 USD

Lotta Crabtree: Gold Rush Fairy Star

by Lois V Harris
Hardback
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Mighty Big and Super Great: Texas Is The Lone Star State !
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10.450000 USD

Mighty Big and Super Great: Texas Is The Lone Star State !

by Amber Manning
Hardback
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAs the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families-one white, one black-find common ground. This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a ...
The Silence of Our Friends
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAs the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families-one white, one black-find common ground. This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. The Silence of Our Friends follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story. Semi-fictionalized, this story has its roots solidly in very real events. With art from the brilliant Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) bringing the tale to heart-wrenching life, The Silence of Our Friends is a new and important entry in the body of civil rights literature.The Silence of Our Friends Author Q&AHow much of this book's story is based on real events?

Mark Long: Creating a book like this one required us to find a balance between factual accuracy and emotional authenticity. Some details as well as names have been changed for storytelling purposes. But the facts are that in 1967 Texas Southern University students began a boycott of classes after the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was banned from campus, and on May 17th they staged a sit down protest on Wheeler Avenue over conditions at the nearby city garbage dump. The protest evolved into an police riot that night when an undercover officer was shot and over 200 officers responded by pouring rifle and machinegun fire into the men's dormitory. The police later stormed the dormitory and arrested 489 students after a policeman was shot and killed. All but 5 of the students were released the next day. They came to be called the TSU Five and were charged with the murder of the slain officer. Only one of the students stood trial in Victoria Texas due to publicity in Houston. His trial ended with the dismissal of all charges against the five when it was discovered that the officer was shot accidentally by another officer.

With the civil rights struggle as a backdrop to the story, how did you balance a contemporary perspective on race with the reality of race issues at the time?

Nate Powell: While visualizing and adapting Mark's largely autobiographical work on the story, I found myself calling on my own experiences as a kid in Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas in the 1980's. Though the story takes place in a specific historical framework, many of the attitudes, details, atmospheric elements, and anecdotes were extremely familiar to me -- sometimes too familiar. As the pages progressed, the twenty years between our Southern childhood experiences didn't seem like much of a difference at all, which was certainly disturbing at times. There were frequent case-by-case conversations about accurate depictions of racism, the privilege of authorship, and inherent charge carried by racism's role in the book. Generally speaking, we determined that this was in many ways a brutal story but a very accurate one, and respecting the very real violence carried by certain words and actions allowed us to give them their ugly space in the narrative, for better or for worse.

Is much knowledge of the civil rights movement required?

Mark Long: Everything that pushes the narrative forward is contained within the story's pages, and a lot of the civil rights and struggle-related content is specific to Houston in 1967-68. It definitely covers what readers might need to know without having expertise on the civil rights movement. Having said that, however, I think readers are rewarded throughout the book as characters are offered windows through which they witness a much more massive social upheaval, framed within the last few months of Dr. Martin Luther King's too-short life.

There's no easy way to categorize this book, how would you describe it? Mark Long: I'd say it's a culture's own coming-of-age tale. By that, I mean it's first and foremost an exploration of shifting boundaries: towns and neighborhoods, friends and families, customs and attitudes all on the threshold of massive (and ongoing) change. The boundaries themselves take on lives of their own at times. In a more traditional sense, it's also equal parts a story centering on two families' internal relationships as they find themselves in each other's orbit, struggle narrative, friendship-betrayal tale, and courtroom drama.

Why choose to tell this story in a graphic format?

Nate Powell: As the story's climax is dependent on sorting through multiple points of view, it's appropriate that comics are ideal medium by which to tell a tale with so many lenses. The book offers a pretty intimate view of the world through main characters' points of view, but bringing the narrative even closer through Mark's eyes and balancing them all without judgment highlight the strengths of comics storytelling.

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17.85 USD

The Silence of Our Friends

by Jim Demonakos, Mark Long
Paperback
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From Nathan Hale, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List maker, comes the definitive graphic novel about the Alamo. Hale relays the facts, politics, military actions, and prominent personalities that defined the Texas Revolution in factual yet humorous scenes that will capture the attention of ...
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars
From Nathan Hale, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List maker, comes the definitive graphic novel about the Alamo. Hale relays the facts, politics, military actions, and prominent personalities that defined the Texas Revolution in factual yet humorous scenes that will capture the attention of reluctant readers and fans of history alike. In the early 1800s, Texas was a wild and dangerous land fought over by the Mexican government, Native Americans, and settlers from the United States. Beginning with the expeditions of the so-called Land Pirates, through the doomed stand at the Alamo, and ending with the victory over Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, the entire Texas saga is on display. Leading the charge to settle this new frontier is Stephen F. Austin, with a cast of dangerous and colorful characters, including Jim Bowie, William Travis, David Crockett, and others. Through his vivid depiction and additional maps, and biographies located in the back of the book, Nathan Hale brings new insight for students, teachers, and historians into one of the most iconic structures in the United States.
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13.65 USD

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars

by Nathan Hale
Hardback
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From his humble beginnings in east Tennessee to his valiant stand at the Alamo, this biography introduces young readers to the real person behind the larger-than-life image of Davy Crockett, highlighting the strong character traits of this Texas hero. Much more than a rough-and-tumble frontiersman, Davy Crockett was also a ...
David Crockett: Creating a Legend
From his humble beginnings in east Tennessee to his valiant stand at the Alamo, this biography introduces young readers to the real person behind the larger-than-life image of Davy Crockett, highlighting the strong character traits of this Texas hero. Much more than a rough-and-tumble frontiersman, Davy Crockett was also a businessman, a U.S. congressman, and a freedom fighter whose accomplishments are detailed in this fascinating biography.
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24.74 USD

David Crockett: Creating a Legend

by Mary Dodson Wade
Hardback
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Texas
9.39 USD

Texas

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce
Paperback / softback
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In 1965, as the grapes in California's Coachella Valley were ready to harvest, migrant Filipino American workers--who picked and readied the crop for shipping--negotiated a wage of $1.40 per hour, the same wage growers had agreed to pay guest workers from Mexico. But when the Filipino grape pickers moved north ...
Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights
In 1965, as the grapes in California's Coachella Valley were ready to harvest, migrant Filipino American workers--who picked and readied the crop for shipping--negotiated a wage of $1.40 per hour, the same wage growers had agreed to pay guest workers from Mexico. But when the Filipino grape pickers moved north to Delano, in the Central Valley, and again asked for $1.40 an hour, the growers refused. The ensuing conflict set off one of the longest and most successful strikes in American history. In Strike!, award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner dramatically captures that story. Brimner, a master researcher, fills this riveting account of the strike and its aftermath with the words of migrant workers, union organizers, and grape growers, as well as archival images that capture that first strike in 1965 and the ones that subsequently followed. Includes an author's note, bibliography, and source notes.
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17.800000 USD

Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights

by Larry Dane Brimner
Hardback
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Capsized!: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster
27.29 USD

Capsized!: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster

by Patricia Sutton
Hardback
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The state of Florida comes to life in this illustrated journey through its amazing history, geography, and landmarks. Kids will learn fascinating facts about everything that makes Florida the unique state it is, from Cape Canaveral and the Space Shuttle to the white-sand beaches of the coast, the alligators of ...
State Shapes Florida
The state of Florida comes to life in this illustrated journey through its amazing history, geography, and landmarks. Kids will learn fascinating facts about everything that makes Florida the unique state it is, from Cape Canaveral and the Space Shuttle to the white-sand beaches of the coast, the alligators of the Everglades, and, of course, Disney World. All of Florida's natural and man-made wonders are discussed and delightfully illustrated in the unique State Shapes format that literally puts the state itself into the hands of young readers.
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10.450000 USD

State Shapes Florida

by Erik Bruun
Hardback
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Take a streetcar ride through the Crescent City! Snowballs, second lines, balconies, and gardens-when you're in New Orleans, you won't want to miss any of the sights and sounds! In this colorful new picture book, hop on the streetcar at St. Charles Avenue and follow the rolling rhymes past Uptown ...
Rolling Down the Avenue
Take a streetcar ride through the Crescent City! Snowballs, second lines, balconies, and gardens-when you're in New Orleans, you won't want to miss any of the sights and sounds! In this colorful new picture book, hop on the streetcar at St. Charles Avenue and follow the rolling rhymes past Uptown mansions and Garden District greenery. Switch to the red line and glide by Mid-City homes and through the historic French Quarter. This book is your family's ticket to the wildlife, buildings, and culture that make New Orleans a place unlike any other! Hold on tight to the handrail, because with Marion Rea Brian's charming storytelling and Jennifer Lindsley's light-hearted illustrations, you're in for the ride of your life!
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10.450000 USD

Rolling Down the Avenue

by Marion Rea Brian
Paperback
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This book presents the beauty of Colorado in all its glory while examining how features like the majestic Rocky Mountains and powerful Colorado River have shaped the Centennial State. It explores how the regions of Colorado have defined the state and impacted where its major cities are located. The book ...
The Land and Resources of Colorado
This book presents the beauty of Colorado in all its glory while examining how features like the majestic Rocky Mountains and powerful Colorado River have shaped the Centennial State. It explores how the regions of Colorado have defined the state and impacted where its major cities are located. The book provides not only fundamental geography and map skills but also helps students to use critical thinking and information literacy to understand how geography impacts history, culture, and the human experience.
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12.340000 USD

The Land and Resources of Colorado

by Mark Laney
Paperback / softback
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Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History traces the four-hundred-year history of this distinct American ethnic group. While written in a format comprehensible to junior-high and high-school students, it will prove appealing and informative as well to adult readers seeking a one-volume exploration of these remarkable people and ...
Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History
Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History traces the four-hundred-year history of this distinct American ethnic group. While written in a format comprehensible to junior-high and high-school students, it will prove appealing and informative as well to adult readers seeking a one-volume exploration of these remarkable people and their predecessors. The narrative follows the Cajuns' early ancestors, the Acadians, from seventeenth-century France to Nova Scotia, where they flourished until British soldiers expelled them in a tragic event called Le Grand Derangement (The Great Upheaval)--an episode regarded by many historians as an instance of ethnic cleansing or genocide. Up to one-half of the Acadian population died from disease, starvation, exposure, or outright violence in the expulsion. Nearly three thousand survivors journeyed through the thirteen American colonies to Spanish-controlled Louisiana. There they resettled, intermarried with members of the local population, and evolved into the Cajun people, who today number over a half-million. Since their arrival in Louisiana, the Cajuns have developed an unmistakable identity and a strong sense of ethnic pride. In recent decades they have contributed their exotic cuisine and accordion-and-fiddle dance music to American popular culture. Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History includes numerous images and over a dozen sidebars on topics ranging from Cajun music to Mardi Gras.
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18.900000 USD

Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History

by Shane K Bernard
Hardback
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Divided into four sections - Adventures, Great Places, Reapers and Sowers, and Wild Lives - this wonderfully imaginative book uses a rich array of historical and contemporary entries to introduce the history, culture, and natural life of the California coast from the Oregon border to the Baja peninsula. Readers learn ...
The California Coast: A Literary Field Guide
Divided into four sections - Adventures, Great Places, Reapers and Sowers, and Wild Lives - this wonderfully imaginative book uses a rich array of historical and contemporary entries to introduce the history, culture, and natural life of the California coast from the Oregon border to the Baja peninsula. Readers learn of Wells Fargo stagecoach whips, surfers who brave the sharks in the Red Triangle, and the Pigeon Express that carried mail to the Channel Islands in the days before radio. They meet a band of gold miners and a Native American woman who survived alone on an island for eighteen years. There are pieces about seals and sea otters, chaparral and redwoods, the La Brea tar pits, and the fine art of grunion hunting. The selections, often featuring children as the protagonists, include contributions from Native Americans and the many ethnic groups who have made California their home. A list of parks and other natural areas families can visit is included.
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11.500000 USD

The California Coast: A Literary Field Guide

by Sara St Antoine
Paperback / softback
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A state-by-state celebration of America, the State Smarts series is an exciting collection of distinctive kids books, each one custom die cut to the shape of the featured state. These books are packed with fun information including a short history, famous figures, geography, industry and environment. These books are sure ...
State Shapes Illinois
A state-by-state celebration of America, the State Smarts series is an exciting collection of distinctive kids books, each one custom die cut to the shape of the featured state. These books are packed with fun information including a short history, famous figures, geography, industry and environment. These books are sure to be a hit with 8-12 year olds (and grown-ups, too!).
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10.450000 USD

State Shapes Illinois

by Erik Bruun
Hardback
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Learn about the history, scenery, and people of Washington in this charmingly illustrated exploration of the only U.S. state to be named after a president. Die-cut in the shape of the Evergreen State, it carries kids and adults alike on a journey through the Cascade Range mountains (including a stop ...
State Shapes: Washington
Learn about the history, scenery, and people of Washington in this charmingly illustrated exploration of the only U.S. state to be named after a president. Die-cut in the shape of the Evergreen State, it carries kids and adults alike on a journey through the Cascade Range mountains (including a stop at the volcano Mount St. Helens) and into the Hoh Rain Forest--one of the only temperate rainforests in the continental United States. Full of fun facts on Seattle, Spokane, the Lewis-and-Clark trail and more, State Shapes Washington is an exciting addition to the State Shapes series.
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10.450000 USD

State Shapes: Washington

by Erin McHugh
Hardback
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Drawing upon the increasing popularity of graphic novels among young readers, Texas Tales Illustrated: The Trail Drives, #2 is an innovative retelling of the cattle drive era, sure to become an invaluable classroom resource. Author Mike Kearby and illustrator Mack White designed the book for use in seventh grade Texas ...
Texas Tales Illustrated: The Trail Drives
Drawing upon the increasing popularity of graphic novels among young readers, Texas Tales Illustrated: The Trail Drives, #2 is an innovative retelling of the cattle drive era, sure to become an invaluable classroom resource. Author Mike Kearby and illustrator Mack White designed the book for use in seventh grade Texas history courses, in response to a need for more interactive textbooks, which appeal to the learning styles of students in today's overwhelmingly visual media culture. White's detailed line drawings recall classic comic-book style and capture the drama and dangers of trailing cattle, while Kearby's narration is enticing, full of intriguing historic detail. The comic pages are supplemented with five pages of maps depicting the historic cattle trails. The Trail Drives is the second in the Texas Tales series. The first, Texas Tales Illustrated: The Revolution, #1, was published by TCU Press in 2011.
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6.250000 USD

Texas Tales Illustrated: The Trail Drives

by Mike Kearby
Paperback / softback
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Texas
13.640000 USD

Texas

by Natalie Pope Boyce
Hardback
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