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On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames.  The factory was crowded.  The do...ors were locked to ensure workers stay inside.  One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001.But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time.  It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life.  It is the story of poor working conditions and greedy bosses, as garment workers discovered the endless sacrifices required to make ends meet.  It is the story of unimaginable, but avoidable, disaster.  And it the story of the unquenchable pride and activism of fearless immigrants and women who stood up to business, got America on their side, and finally changed working conditions for our entire nation, initiating radical new laws we take for granted today.With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of one of America's defining tragedies.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/8/2011Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

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It's no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of cos...tumes inspired by great women in history.Now dressing up is an adventureWhen, every day of the week,I am a daring new dame!From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, our protagonist pays homage to the women who came before her and imagines herself in their shoes. Maybe someday she'll inspire little girls with her own gown of greatness.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/20/1996Pages: 14Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Read More

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The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire—ideas and inventions t...hat shaped our world.  Did you know that:- The numbers you use every day (Arabic numerals!) are a Muslim invention?- The marching band you hear at football games has its roots in the Middle East?- You are drinking orange juice at breakfast today thanks to Islamic farming innovations?- The modern city's skyline was made possible by Islamic architecture?The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islam's crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history. In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islam's contributions gloriously to life.  Chockful of information and pictures, and eminently browsable, The Genius of Islam is the definitive guide to a fascinating topic.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/5/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Read More

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