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Rissman, Rebecca

Summary: In "narrative nonfiction format, this ... book follows a selection of people who experienced the 2011 Japan Tsunami"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 363.34 RIS

Figal, Gerald A.

Summary: "Monsters, ghosts, the supernatural, the fantastic, the mysterious. These are not usually considered the "stuff" of modernism. More often they are regarded as inconsequential to the study of the modern or, at best, seen as representative of traditional beliefs that are overcome and left behind in the transformation toward modernity. In Civilization and Monsters Gerald Figal asserts that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 398.2 FIG

Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

Friedman, Mel

Summary: Discusses how the United States gained ownership of the Oregon Territory, who discovered the best routes west, and the obstacles pioneers faced on their journeys along the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 917.804 FRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 FRI

Brown, Don

Summary: A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: J 978.032 BRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC BRO

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Sasek, M. (Miroslav)

Summary: Presents a history of Cape Canaveral and the American space program, discussing the space missions that were launched from there, the various types of rockets used, and the successful landing of two astronauts on the Moon in 1969.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Universe 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.47 SAS

Murphy, Patricia J.

Summary: The story of Olivia and her family on their exciting journey along the Oregon Trail is used to describe what it was like to be a pioneer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2008

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Krohn, Katherine E.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in the American West from the 1840s to the 1890s, examining the clothing and accessories of Native Americans, early pioneers, and the men and women of different social classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-first Century Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 KRO

Gunderson, Mary.

Summary: Discusses the everyday life, family roles, cooking methods, and common foods of pioneers who traveled west on the Oregon Trail during the nineteenth century. Includes recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Earth Books 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 641.5978 GUN

Summary: Filled with inspiring photos of children at the Women's March on Washington and other protests and rallies, this book also includes inspirational quotes, simple ideas for how kids can get involved, brief definitions of concepts like "equality" and "feminism," and an introduction from a leading activist who's making a difference in the world today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 303 LIT

Nobleman, Marc Tyler

Summary: "In this important and moving true story of reconciliation after war, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, a Japanese pilot bombs the continental U.S. during WWII--the only enemy ever to do so--and comes back 20 years later to apologize."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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Friedman, Mel

Summary: Traces the history of the Oregon Trail and describes the hardships faced by the settlers who followed it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 917.804 FRI

Lassieur, Allison.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the age of the Wild West in the year 1876. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of an outlaw, a lawman, and a fortune-seeker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LAS BASKET

Patrick, Denise Lewis

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Todras, Ellen H.

Summary: Investigates how early settlers traveled west towards the Pacific in wagon trains, and examines the hardships they faced and the towns they founded.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 TOD

Hale, Nathan

Summary: "The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC HAL

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: A massive earthquake and devastating tsunami hit Japan while Ben is visiting his late father's hometown, pulling Ben's family apart and leaving him stranded in a strange country during an epic disaster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Elish, Dan

Summary: On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the story of the raid that captured bin Laden to life. Kids will feel as though they are in the room with President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the others in the cabinet who called for and monitored the raid. Primary source quotations make the event feel immediate, and photographs by the White House...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 958.104 ELI

Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808.1 OUT

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 808.1 OUT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J808.1 KWA

Langston-George, Rebecca

Summary: "Uses primary sources to tell the story of the Dust Bowl"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 LAN

Summary: Read by noted actors Michael Gough, Edward Fox, and Eileen Atkins, T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land powerfully expresses the disillusionment and disgust of the post-World War I era in Europe. In this program, Professor Frank Kermode, of Cambridge University; Eliot biographer Peter Ackroyd; and poets Sir Stephen Spender and Craig Raine examine the complex nature of Eliot's influential poem, analyze...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "The events surrounding the Dust Bowl did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 45th Parallel Press/Cherry Lake Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 LOH

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