This gripping, fast-paced book tells the dramatic story of the epic 1839 voyage of the schooner Amistad and her cargo of Africans bound for slavery in the New World. Under the leadership of Cinque, a young African farmer, the Africans revolt and seize the ship. The story of these events and the resulting trial of the captured Africans was front-page news at the time.
The Story of the Amistad Dover Children's Evergreen Classics #ad - . They start for home, but instead of reaching Africa, they wind up in New England. Were they rebellious slaves and mutineers — "property" that must rightfully be returned to its owners — or honest men and women trying to regain their freedom?James W. Ivy, the crisis, editor of the naacp's official publication, commented at the time of the book's release, "Sterne has written a terse tale of great power.
Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionFlash Point #ad - There's plenty of humor here, but Sheinkin's strength is his ability to transition between events. The horn bookalso by steve sheinkin:bomb: the race to build—and steal—the world's most dangerous weaponthe notorious benedict arnold: a true story of adventure, heroism & treacherythe port chicago 50: disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil RightsUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarKing George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American RevolutionTwo Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarBorn to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America .
New york times bestselling author and newbery honor recipient steve sheinkin welcomes young readers to the thrilling, and downright wild historic adventure of America’s westward expansion in Which Way to the Wild West? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About America’s Westward Expansion, tragic, featuring illustrations by Tim Robinson.
1805: explorer william clark reaches the pacific ocean and pens the badly spelled line “ocian in view! O! the joy!” Hey, he was an explorer, trapping 180 Texans inside and prompting Texan William Travis to declare, not a spelling bee champion!1836: Mexican general Santa Anna surrounds the Alamo, “I shall never surrender or retreat.
Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion #ad - 1861: two railroad companies, one starting in the West and one in the East, start a race to lay the most track and create a transcontinental railroad. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin delivers the wild facts about America's greatest adventure.
From the louisiana purchase remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool. To the gold rush there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.
Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower's Mary Chilton Daughters of the Faith SeriesMoody Publishers #ad - The journey was filled with trials, and some surprises, but when she reached the New World she experienced a new life, a new freedom, joys, and a new home. Several of the characters mentioned in the story- mary chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilley- were actual passengers on the Mayflower! Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents.
Wendy lawton has taken the facts of the pilgrims' journey to the New World, and from this information filled in personal details to create a genuine and heart-warming story. Almost home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision in their journey.
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarRoaring Brook Press #ad - New york times bestselling author and newbery honor recipient steve sheinkin gives young readers the causes and curses that divided America into Union and Confederate nations in Two Miserable Presidents: The Amazing, and Totally True Story of the Civil War, Terrible, illustrated by Tim Robinson. A bank street best children’s book of the yeara beacon of freedom Award WinnerGet the feeling something big is about to happen? Welcome to the Civil War—one of the scariest, saddest, and occasionally wackiest stories in American History.
1856: northern and Southern settlers attack each other in Kansas. 1858: congressmen start sneaking guns and knives into the Senate chamber. 1860: president james buchanan is heard wailing, the personal ones, “i am the last president of the United States!”Unraveling a very complicated string of events--the small things, the big issues--Steve Sheinkin takes readers behind the scenes that led to The Civil War.
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War #ad - It is a time and a war that threatened America's very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who battled it out. Chatty and accessible, this book does double duty: it introduces Civil War history for readers who don't know much about it and supplies browsable commentary for those familiar with the big picture.
. Beginning with a look at the role cotton played in the history, his fast-paced narrative is broken into short, tersely titled vignettes.
Classic Starts®: Frankenstein Classic Starts® SeriesSterling Children's Books #ad - Mary shelley’s tragic story of a scientist who created a monster is perhaps even more compelling and meaningful today than when it was written nearly two centuries ago. From the bits and pieces of dead bodies, and the power of electricity, the brilliant Victor Frankenstein fashions a new form of life—only to discover, too late, the irreparable damage he has caused.
The Synonym FinderRodale Books #ad - This thesaurus contains more than 1 million synonyms, arranged alphabetically, with separate subdivisions for the different parts of speech and meanings of the same word. Originally published in 1961 by the founder of Rodale Inc. The synonym finder continues to be a practical reference tool for every home and office.
The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning SkillsChristian Logic #ad - Just as you use the wrench in a regular tool box to fix the sink, so you can use the tools we give you in this book to solve thinking problems. When it is dumb to argue- using the scientific method- five rules of brainstorming- Who has a reason to lie?- How to analyze opposing viewpoints- How to analyze evidence and sources- How to list reasons why you believe something- And much moreWe wrote this book for children and adults who want to learn logic and critical thinking skills.
. Ballor at the acton institute --acton Institute web site"I think the best part of The Thinking Toolbox would be the examples because they are hilarious. The thinking toolbox follows the same style as The Fallacy Detective with lessons and exercises and an answer key in the back. I would highly recommend this book.
The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills #ad - It's useful and great comedy at the same time. Sarah age 11 --studentthis book is like a toolbox, full of different kinds of tools you can use for different thinking tasks. The thinking toolbox has been the best selling text for teaching critical thinking skills and introduction to logic for over 15 years.
The bluedorns have certainly achieved their goal of creating a logic textbook that is neither boring nor distant, approachable, but rather informative, enjoyable, and valuable. Jordan J.
A History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies: 1600-1740Oxford University Press #ad - Sit with the judges at the Salem witch trials. Recommended by the common core state standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, thought-provoking narrative, educators, and parents for its exciting, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people.
. Join william Penn and the Quakers in Pennsylvania. And what about the indians, what is happening to them? Soon with the influx of so many people, thirteen unique colonies are born, each with its own story. And let ben franklin give you some salty advice in his Poor Richard's Almanac in this remarkable journey through the dynamic creation of what one day becomes the United States.
A History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies: 1600-1740 #ad - About the series:master storyteller joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text. All kinds of people are coming to America.
If you're european, you come in search of freedom or riches. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again. Hike over the mountains with Daniel Boone.
American Tall TalesKnopf Books for Young Readers #ad - Celebrating the 15th anniversary of these collection of tales. There are among nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales, Johnny Appleseed, including Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and other American folk heroes.
Chains Seeds of America Book 1Atheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. When isabel meets curzon, he encourages her to spy on her owners, a slave with ties to the Patriots, who know details of British plans for invasion.
From acclaimed author laurie halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, the locktons, Ruth, she and her sister, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel.
Chains Seeds of America Book 1 #ad - If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight. For freedom.
A History of US: The New Nation: 1789-1850Oxford University Press #ad - Recommended by the common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text. Beginning with george washington's inauguration and continuing into the nineteenth century, The New Nation tells the story of the remarkable challenges that the freshly formed United States faced.
Revolutionary war, " tecumseh's effort to form an indian confederacy, the beginning of the abolitionist movement, and the disgraceful Trail of Tears are just a few of the setbacks, Part II, the growth of Southern plantations, sidetracks, and formidable tasks put in the new nation's path. Master storyteller joy hakim weaves these dramatic events and more into a seamless tale that's so exciting, how could it be true? But it is- it's A History of US.
A History of US: The New Nation: 1789-1850 #ad - Thomas jefferson's purchase of the louisiana territories bought from France at a mere four cents an acre!, Lewis and Clark's daring expedition through this wilderness, the War of 1812 a. K. A.