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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

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As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

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780L
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

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For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.

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AD720L
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

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Christopher Ludwick is a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking the best gingerbread in Philadelphia. No one goes hungry if he can help it--"Not in my America!" he says. When cries of "Revolution!" begin, Christopher marches off to feed General George Washington and his hungry troops. But Washington never expects his favorite baker to sneak off on a risky secret mission across enemy lines...

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Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

The Penderwicks in Spring

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Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and with it comes all the joyful chaos of the Penderwicks. The brood has grown to six with the addition of Lydia, the new youngest sibling, and there are surprises in store for all.

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880L
The Penderwicks in Spring

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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When a terrible famine struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat or sell. The family could hardly find money for food, let alone school fees. forced to drop out of high school, William began to explore the science books in his village library. There, he came up with an idea that would change his family's life forever: He could build a windmill.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Prices! Prices! Prices! Why They Go Up and Down

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Sometimes prices go up and up and up. Then they suddenly crash. Why? In simple language and with colorful graphics and amusing characters, this picture book explains the basic laws of supply and demand, using examples kids will understand, such as dueling lemonade stands on the same block. Terms such as "fixed costs" and "variable costs" are clearly explained, and a glossary as well as a helpful graphic summary are included.

Prices! Prices! Prices! Why They Go Up and Down

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary

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Typhoid fever is running rampant across America, striking down tens of thousands of people. Dr. George Soper must get to the root of the problem fast. He knows that it takes just one person carrying the bacteria for the fever to spread. When Soper traces an outbreak to Mary Mallon, a New York City cook, he is determined to prevent her from infecting others. But Mallon refuses to cooperate.

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Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary

The Sound of Life and Everything

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Twelve-year-old Ella Mae Higbee is a sensible girl. She eats her vegetables and wants to be just like Sergeant Friday, her favorite character on Dragnet. So when her auntie Mildred starts spouting nonsense about a scientist who can bring her cousin Robby back to life, Ella Mae doesn't believe her - until a boy steps out of the scientist's pod and drips slime on the floor right before her eyes.

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750L
The Sound of Life and Everything

I See a Pattern Here

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Patterns are fascinating! They can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes!
With stunning photographs that show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world, Bruce Goldstone reveals the secrets behind patterns--and gives you some fun ideas for making your own.

I See a Pattern Here

When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

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Earthquakes,
volcanoes,
tsunamis.
Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events?

New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester—who’s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano—looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena.

When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

Fort

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"This is the 100 percent true story of the summer I - Wyatt Jones - was eleven and built a fort in the woods with my friend Augie Valerio. It isn't the story I handed in to my teacher about how I spent my summer vacation. See, there's stuff that happened that you can't really talk about in school. Not unless you want to get into trouble. Plus, there are things in here like dead squirrels. and squirrel guts. There are weapons, too: a slingshot, a pellet gun, and a pocketknife. I'm just warning you, in case that kind of stuff bothers you.

Fort

What Happens to a Hamburger?

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What happens to food after you eat it?
In this newly illustrated book, complete with photos, Paul Showers and Edward Miller take you on a journey through the human digestive system into the mouth, down the gullet, into the stomach, and finally into the small and large intestines. You will learn what each of these body parts does to help transform the food you eat. And you will also find out what happens to the food your body cannot use.

Everything that happens inside your body whenever you swallow a bite of food will amaze you!

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520L
What Happens to a Hamburger?

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world free of hate, prejudice, and violence. "I have a dream," he said in one of his speeches. "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they won't be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

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680L
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt went from being a sad, shy child to becoming an adult who reached out to people everywhere. She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1904. She became America's first lady, while he served as president from 1932-1945. During the years of the Great Depression, she visited towns, cities, and farms all over the country and brought hope to millions of people. She made many speeches, had a radio program, and wrote a newspaper column.

Lexile: 
AD680L
A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

Clara Caterpillar

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Clara is a cute cabbage Caterpillar. But to Catisha, who is catty and crimson, Clara is only a common caterpillar with no hope of becoming a colorful butterfly. Sure enough, Clara comes out cream colored. And during an encounter with a hungry crow, Clara proves that being colorful and conspicuous doesn't compare with being common, content, and courageous.

Lexile: 
AD660L
Clara Caterpillar

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