Presents thirteen children from diverse regions of the world who share their day-to-day lives and dreams for the future.
Recounts the story of Tuyet Son Thi Ahn, a girl from a Saigon orphanage who is airlifted out of Saigon in spring of 1975, and finally adopted by a Canadian family.
Explains the significance of the holiday, discussing the traditional foods and customs.
"A story inspired by events in the boyhood of Winston "Spree" Simon, a pioneer in the development of the steel drum, in which he discovers he can create tunes by banging on discarded cans. Includes author's note, glossary, and sources"--Provided by publisher.
Tells the story of labor leader, Dolores Huerta
A picture book adaptation of a best-selling memoir follows the experiences of 14-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village.
HAND IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn narratives offering the subjects' childhood influences, the time and place in which they lived, their accomplishments and motivations, and the legacies they left for future generations as links in the "freedom chain". This book will be the definitive family volume on the subject, punctuated with dynamic full color portraits and spot illustrations by two-time Caldecott Honor winner and multiple Coretta Scott King Book Award recipient Brian Pinkney. Backmatter includes a civil rights timeline, sources, and further reading. Profiled: Benjamin Banneker Frederick Douglass Booker T. Washington W.E.B. DuBois A. Philip Randolph Thurgood Marshall Jackie Robinson Malcolm X Martin Luther King, Jr Barack H. Obama II
Traces more than four centuries of African-American history against a backdrop of national and world events, drawing on personal journals, interviews and archival materials to document times ranging from the Colonial period and slavery through the Civil War and the Civil Rights era.
A whimsical wintertime fable finds Rabbit using a traditional Iroquois drum and song to perform a snow dance, irritating his fellow creatures by causing incremental snowfall amounts well into the spring.
Describes the author's years as a member of the Islamic faith, discussing the varied questions she fielded from others regarding diet, dress, prayers, and holidays, while providing an introduction to Islam that examines its traditions and beliefs.
Presents the text of the famous speech given on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. by Martin Luther King, Jr., complemented by paintings illustrating the ideals the civil rights leader described.
A biography of U.S. Supreme Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor.
Presents simple recipes for dishes from around the world, from jollof rice to fajitas, and suggests vegetarian substitutes to the meat recipes.