Simon and Shuster Warriors Dont Cry: Battle to Integrate Central HS

An innocent teenager. An unexpected hero. In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board o...f Education, Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rocks Central High School. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mobs rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down. This is her remarkable story. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/24/2007 Pages: 240 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Melba Pattillo Beals Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 7.05in length x 4.96in width x 0.67in height Weight: 4oz. Read More

Simon and Shuster
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How did compliant colonials with strong ties to Europe get the notion to become an independent nation? Perhaps the seeds of libert...y were planted in the 1735 historic courtroom battle for the freedom of the press. Or maybe the French and Indian War did it, when colonists were called Americans for the first time by the English, and the great English army proved itself not so formidable after all. But for sure when King George III started levying some heavy-handed taxes on the colonies, the break from the motherland was imminent. With such enthralling characters as George Washington, Sam Adams, Patrick Henry, Eliza Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton throughout, From Colonies to Country is an amazing story of a nation-making transformation. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/3/2007 Pages: 224 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Joy Hakim Publisher: Oxford University Press USA Dimensions: 9.11in length x 7.5in width x 0.42in height Weight: 17.6oz. Beginning with George Washingtons inauguration and continuing into the nineteenth century, The New Nation tells the story of the remarkable challenges that the freshly formed United States faced. Thomas Jeffersons purchase of the Louisiana Territories (bought from France at a mere four cents an acre!), Lewis and Clarks daring expedition through this wilderness, the War of 1812 a.k.a. Revolutionary War, Part II, Tecumsehs effort to form an Indian confederacy, the growth of Southern plantations, the beginning of the abolitionist movement, and the disgraceful Trail of Tears are just a few of the setbacks, sidetracks, and formidable tasks put in the new nations path. Master storyteller Joy Hakim weaves these dramatic events and more into a seamless tale thats so exciting, how could it be true? But it is--its A History of US. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/4/2007 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Joy Hakim Publisher: Oxford University Press USA Dimensions: 9.03in length x 7.59in width x 0.41in height Weight: 27.51oz. For the captains of industry-men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford-the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions. The disparity between the rich and the poor was dismaying, which prompted some people to action. In An Age of Extremes , youll meet Mother Jones, Ida Tarbell, Big Bill Haywood, Sam Gompers, and other movers and shakers, and get swept up in the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. Youll also watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/8/2007 Pages: 224 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Joy Hakim Publisher: Oxford University Press USA Dimensions: 9.1in length x 0.8in width x 7.7in height Weight: 23.6 oz Author: Joy Hakim Publisher: Oxford University Press USA Dimensions: 9.09in length x 7.46in width x 0.45in height Weight: 15.2oz. Whether its standing on the podium in Seneca Falls with the Suffragettes or riding on the first subway car beneath New York City in 1904, the books in Joy Hakims A History of US series weave together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Readers may want to start with War, Terrible War, the tragic and bloody account of the Civil War that has been hailed by critics as magnificent. Or All the People, brought fully up-to-date in this new edition with a thoughtful and engaging examination of our world after September 11th. No matter which book they read, young people will never think of American history as boring again. Joy Hakims single, clear voice offers continuity and narrative drama as she shares with Read More

Simon and Shuster
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An innocent teenager. An unexpected hero. In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on t...he front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rocks Central High School. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mobs rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down. This is her remarkable story. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/24/2007 Pages: 240 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Melba Pattillo Beals Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 7.05in length x 4.96in width x 0.67in height Weight: 4oz. Read More

Simon and Shuster
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Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/1999 Pages: 234 Reading Level: Age 14 and Up Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson Pub...lisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 4.48in length x 0.74in width x 7.24in height Weight: 4oz. Read More

Simon and Shuster
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Meet the hot stars behind the big-screen adaptation of the thrilling Hunger Games series! Packed with four-color photos throughout...! Ready to get up close and personal with the stars of The Hunger Games movie? Well now?s your chance. Filled with the latest photos, news from the set, and all the inside scoop on each of the actors?including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Isabelle Fuhrman, and the rest of the ?tributes??this is a must-have for fans. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/14/2012 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Mel Williams Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 7in length x 0.2in width x 9in height Weight: 4.72 oz Read More

Simon and Shuster
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Generation Green We all know about the Earths environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If ...you text your friends or chat with them online, download music to your iPod, or toss bottles and papers into recycling bins, youre already more eco-savvy than you think. Its just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you how. This book: Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way Includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes Shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generations contribution to turning things around. It doesnt matter if you cant vote or drive. Your efforts -- big or small -- will contribute to saving the planet. Its time for al Author: Linda Sivertsen Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 8.22in length x 5.5in width x 0.66in height Weight: 7.2oz. Read More

Simon and Shuster
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HANNELORE, YOUR PAPA IS DEAD. In the spring of 1942 Hannelore received a letter from Mama at her school in Berlin, Germany--Papa h...ad been arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Six weeks later he was sent home; ashes in an urn. Soon another letter arrived. The Gestapo has notified your brothers and me that we are to be deported to the East--whatever that means. Hannelore knew: labor camps, starvation, beatings...How could Mama and her two younger brothers bear that? She made a decision: She would go home and be deported with her family. Despite the horrors she faced in eight labor and concentration camps, Hannelore met and fell in love with a Polish POW named Dick Hillman. Oskar Schindler was their one hope to survive. Schindler had a plan to take eleven hundred Jews to the safety of his new factory in Czechoslovakia. Incredibly both she and Dick were added to his list. But survival was not that simple. Weeks later Hannelore found herself, alone, outside the gates of Auschwitz, pushed toward the smoking crematoria. I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree is the remarkable true story of one young womans nightmarish coming-of-age. But it is also a story about the surprising possibilities for hope and love in one of historys most brutal times. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/19/2008 Pages: 288 Reading Level: Age 14 and Up Author: Laura Hillman Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 4.21in length x 0.78in width x 7.08in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

Simon and Shuster
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Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drugdealing, gangs, and prison. Like their pee...rs, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school in Newark, they recognized each other as kindred spirits who wanted to overcome the incredible odds against them and reach for opportunity. They made a friendship pact, deciding together to take on the biggest challenge of their lives: attending college and then medical school. Along the way they made mistakes and faced disappointments, but by working hard, finding the right mentors, separating themselves from negative influences, and supporting each other, they achieved their goals?and more. In We Beat the Street, award-winning YA author and teacher Sharon Draper brings the doctors childhood, teenage, and young-adult anecdotes vividly to life. Brief ?conversations? with the doctors at the end of each chapter provide context and advice in a friendly, nonintrusive way. Youngsters will be captivated by the mens honest accounts of the street life that threatened to swallow them up, and how they helped each other succeed beyond their wildest expectations. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/21/2005 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 9.16in length x 6.29in width x 0.77in height Weight: 14.4oz. Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 5.39in length x 0.59in width x 8.18in height Weight: 8oz. Read More

Simon and Shuster
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Having withstood the horrors of Auschwitz and made it out alive, eighteen-year-old Elli is more than ready to leave behind the pai...nful memories and start fresh in America. What she is not fully prepared for, though, are all the challenges of creating a new life in a completely new place -- especially one as hectic as New York City! Within moments of stepping off the ship and into the arms of welcoming relatives, Ellis mind starts spinning with questions. Will she go to college? Will she have to take on a full-time job to pay the bills? And will she be able to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher? Elli has dreamed for years of this abundance of opportunity and possibility -- and to think, this is only the beginning! Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/20/2006 Pages: 240 Reading Level: Age 11 and Up Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 6.98in length x 4.66in width x 0.64in height Weight: 4oz. Read More

Simon and Shuster
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Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery; its the only life she has ever known. Now, with the death of her mistress, there is a chance... she will be given her freedom, and for the first time Harriet feels hopeful. But hoping can be dangerous, because disappointment is devastating. Harriet has one last hope, though: escape to the North. And as she faces numerous ordeals, this hope gives her the strength she needs to survive. Based on the true story of Harriet Ann Jacobs, Letters from a Slave Girl reveals in poignant detail what thousands of African-American women had to endure not long ago. Its a story that will enlighten, anger, and never be forgotten. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/9/2007 Pages: 192 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Mary E. Lyons Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 7.01in length x 4.21in width x 0.53in height Weight: 3.2oz. Read More

Simon and Shuster
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When I was four and my daddy left, I cried, but I understood. He had become part of the Gone. Oney Judge is a slave. But on the pl...antation of Mount Vernon, the beautiful home of George and Martha Washington, she is not called a slave. She is referred to as a servant, and a house servant at that -- a position of influence and respect. When she rises to the position of personal servant to Martha Washington, her status among the household staff -- black or white -- is second to none. She is Lady Washingtons closest confidante and for all intents and purposes, a member of the family -- or so she thinks. Slowly, Oneys perception of her life with the Washingtons begins to crack as she realizes the truth: No matter what its called, its still slavery and shes still a slave. Oney must make a choice. Does she stay where she is -- comfortable, with this family that has loved her and nourished her and owned her since the day she was born? Or does she take her liberty -- her life -- into her own hands, and like her father, become one of the Gone? Told with immense power and compassion, Taking Liberty is the extraordinary true story of one young womans struggle to take what is rightfully hers. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/6/2004 Pages: 272 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Ann Rinaldi Publisher: Simon Pulse Dimensions: 7.05in length x 4.21in width x 0.74in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

Estes
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A rocket, a launch system and a helicopter? Well almost! The Helicat from Estes is an exciting, radically-designed, high altitude ...rocket kit that comes with a launch system and a nose cone that helicopters down. What a sight to see! From the E2X series, this cool cat is a must have for your rocket colletction! When flown on Estes standard engines, the Helicat scratches up to 600 feet high and is so big, it takes two recovery systems to tame it. The sleek nose cone helipcopters down with bright orange retractable blades while the huge main rocket returns to earth on a colorful 18 parachute. Assembly takes 2 hours or less, making it a great choice for any beginner! Youll draw a crowd at the flying field when you blast this unique space cat into outer space. Minor assembly required. Building tools, finishing supplies, Estes engines and igniters required - sold separately. Recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. ? Recommended Ages: 10 years and up Weight: 1.6 lb Read More

Franklin Sports
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Franklin Sports Marvel The Avengers Zap Attack Great outdoor fun, The Avengers Zap Attack will get you moving! Includes 2 paddles,... waterproof PVC ball and a foam ball. Perfect for ages 6 and up. Dimensions: 10.5in length x 2in width x 14.5in height Weight: 0.56lb Read More

Kushies
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Zolo by Kushies Cha Cha Barbells Kids will feel strong and powerful with Zolo by Kushies Cha Cha Barbells. Made for easy grasping ...with a soft texture, it comes with an amusing bong sound effect that entertains and amuses kids. Each movement rewards kids with fun and cool sound effects. Why Youll Love It: Improve dexterity, tactile and visual stimulation and auditory development in a fun and play manner. Age: Kids of all ages Features Easily gripped by little hands Two soft easy-to-grip rattles Made in vibrant, fun colors Individual sound effects Lightweight and easy to hold Teaches kids cause and effect Dimensions:8.75in length x 4.5 in width x 4.5 in height Product Dimensions (inches): 8.5 (L) x 6.3 (W) x 3.5 (H) Product Weight: 14.4 oz. Read More

Breyer
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Breyer Secretariat - 1973 Triple Crown Champion Ask anyone to name the world?s most famous horse and the answer will most likely b...e Secretariat. His true story is still the stuff of legend. His astonishing 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes, accomplished after winning the first two racing jewels in the Triple Crown, has yet to be repeated. In the Kentucky Derby, Secretariat set a speed record of 1:59 2/5, and he captured the Preakness Stake with ease. Secretariat was the son of Bold Ruler out of Something royal. Known as ?Big Red?, the large, beautifully conformed chestnut ran in the blue and white checkered colors of Meadow Stables. He made it on two ?Athletes of the Century? lists for his accomplishments and brought fame to those who surrounded him including trainer Lucien Lauren; jockey Ron Turcotte and the Chenery family who owned him. Even today, ?Big Red?s? star power still shines bright! Recommended Ages: 8 years - 18 years Dimensions: 14.75in length x 9.75in width x 4.5in height Read More

Eurographics Puzzles
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EuroGraphics Da Vincis Mona Lisa -- 1000 pc. Mona Lisa, portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is a Renaissa...nce oil portrait painted in the 16th century on a poplar panel. It is probably the most iconic and famous painting in the world. The womans facial expression is described as enigmatic. The original painting has been stolen from the Louvre and recovered. This puzzle features 1,000 easy-fit pieces that are unbreakable, made from recycled board and printed with vegetable-based ink. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time. Product Dimensions: 14.72 (L) x 10 (W) x 2.5 (H) Age: 9 years and up Recommended Ages:6 ? 15 Sustainable Materials: 100% recycled board and paper Read More

Aurora
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Aurora Plush 8 Meerkat Yoohoo with sound. YooHoo is the number one selling item for Aurora Plush. Features include: ?Realistic sty...ling ?Wonderful gift item ?Fine plush fabric ?Makes a spin sound when you squeeze tummy ?Extra long tail Recommended Ages:3 ? 15 Dimensions: 10in length x 7in width x 8.5in height Read More

Aurora
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Aurora Plush 12 Penny Penguin Flopsie. Aurora World is a premier manufacturer of gift plush, stuffed animals and soft toys. Featur...es include: ?Realistic Styling ?Wonderful Gift Item ?Fine Plush Fabric ?Soft and Cuddly ?Leading manufacturer of plush Recommended Ages:3 ? 15 Dimensions: 6in length x 8in width x 11in height Read More

White Mountain Puzzles
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Artist: Marshall Peck: Item 533: 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle: Finished size 24 X 30. Features include: ?Nantucket ?Artist Marshall Pe...ck ?Made in the USA ?Recycled materials ?1000 Pieces Recommended Ages:12 and up Dimensions: 24in length x 30in width x 0.25in height Sustainable Materials: 100% recycled material Read More

White Mountain Puzzles
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You have seen this shingled house before...on Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard, Block Island or Peaks Island, Maine. The artist has cre...ated the classic seaside cottage on a perfect summer day. When the fog rolls in (as it surely will), the family living there may set this puzzle up on a card table by the picture window to remind themselves of perfect days to come. Artist: Gretchen Huber Warren: Item 244: 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle: Finished size 24 X 30. Features include: ?Coastal scene ?Made in USA ?Recycled materials ?1000 pieces Recommended Ages:12 and up Dimensions: 24in length x 30in width x 0.25in height Sustainable Materials: 100% recycled material Read More

White Mountain Puzzles
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B-17 Bomber - Last Mission for the NINE-O-NINE The NINE-O-NINE, a Boeing B-17G Flyng Fortress of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bom...b Group completed its last mission on 25 April, 1945. She had one of the best maintenance records in the Eighth Air Force, flying a total of 140 sorties in ememy territory, including eight over Berlin and completed 126 without an abort. Artist: Randy Green: Item 365: 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle: Finished size 24 X 30. Features include: ?Artist Randy Green paints the famous bomber from World War II ?Airplanes ?Made in USA ?Recycled materials ?1000 pieces Recommended Ages:12 and up Dimensions: 24in length x 30in width x 0.25in height Sustainable Materials: 100% recycled material Read More

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