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Drowned City

Drowned City Author Don Brown
ISBN-10 9780544157774
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 96
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage--and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality. Don Brown's kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.

Reading Aloud and Beyond

Reading Aloud and Beyond Author Frank Serafini
ISBN-10 0325005222
Release 2003
Pages 94
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The authors provide the practical wherewithal to implement reading aloud as an instructional strategy for both the language arts and the content area disciplines.

The Other Side of the Wall

The Other Side of the Wall Author Simon Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781467760287
Release 2015
Pages 112
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A debut graphic novel traces the author's parents' difficult decision to pursue greater freedom on the other side of the Berlin Wall in the early 1980s and their costly rejection of communist politics. Simultaneous.


Orleans Author Sherri L. Smith
ISBN-10 9781101607855
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 352
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First came the storms. Then came the Fever. And the Wall. After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct…but in reality, a new primitive society has been born. Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of Orleans. In the end, they are each other’s last hope for survival. Sherri L. Smith delivers an expertly crafted story about a fierce heroine whose powerful voice and firm determination will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

Child Soldier

Child Soldier Author Michel Chikwanine
ISBN-10 9781771381260
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 48
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Michel is like many other five-year-olds: he has a loving family and spends his days going to school and playing soccer. But in 1993, the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Michel and his family live, is a country in tumult. One afternoon Michel and his friends are kidnapped by rebel militants and forced to become child soldiers. Child Soldier is the sometimes heartbreaking but ultimately inspiring true story of the triumph of the human spirit.

Revenge of the Whale

Revenge of the Whale Author Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-10 075692958X
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 164
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This book recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship Essex by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Abridged version of In the Heart of the Sea.

The Great American Dust Bowl

The Great American Dust Bowl Author Don Brown
ISBN-10 9780544307995
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 80
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A speck of dust is a tiny thing. In fact, five of them could fit into the period at the end of this sentence. On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up millions upon millions of these specks of dust to form a duster—a savage storm—on America's high southern plains. The sky turned black, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars, trains derailed, and electricity coursed through the air. Sand and dirt fell like snow—people got lost in the gloom and suffocated . . . and that was just the beginning. Don Brown brings the Dirty Thirties to life with kinetic, highly saturated, and lively artwork in this graphic novel of one of America's most catastrophic natural events: the Dust Bowl.

Once Was a Time

Once Was a Time Author Leila Sales
ISBN-10 9781452143774
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 272
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In the war-ravaged England of 1940, Charlotte Bromley is sure of only one thing: Kitty McLaughlin is her best friend in the whole world. But when Charlotte's scientist father makes an astonishing discovery that the Germans will covet for themselves, Charlotte is faced with an impossible choice between danger and safety. Should she remain with her friend or journey to another time and place? Her split-second decision has huge consequences, and when she finds herself alone in the world, unsure of Kitty's fate, she knows that somehow, some way, she must find her way back to her friend. Written in the spirit of classic time-travel tales, this book is an imaginative and heartfelt tribute to the unbreakable ties of friendship.

Me Mop and the Moondance Kid

Me  Mop  and the Moondance Kid Author Walter Dean Myers
ISBN-10 0812495594
Release 1990-12-01
Pages 154
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With a little luck and a lot of teamwork, three orphans try to make their greatest wishes come true.

The Underground Reporters

The Underground Reporters Author Kathy Kacer
ISBN-10 0237531593
Release 2006-07
Pages 182
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In Budejovice, a quiet village in the Czech republic, laws and rules were introduced to restrict the freedom of Jewish people during the dark days of World War II. In a small shack on the small plot of land allocated to the village's Jewish youth, some brave young people decided to create a newspaper to show that despite the new dangers in their lives, they were still creative, energetic and adventurous. Though most of the village's Jews did not survive the war, copies of the newspaper did. The Underground Reporters chronicles how these youth held out hope for a peaceful world to come.

Aesop s Fables

Aesop s Fables Author Aesop
ISBN-10 1853261289
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 223
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A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.

Anatomy of a Tornado

Anatomy of a Tornado Author Terri Dougherty
ISBN-10 9781429662819
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 48
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"Describes tornadoes, including their causes, prediction, and effects"--

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Author Phillip Hoose
ISBN-10 9780374300227
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 208
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"The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--

Coral Reef Collapse

Coral Reef Collapse Author
ISBN-10 1532110219
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Coral Reef Collapse has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Coral Reef Collapse also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Coral Reef Collapse book for free.

The Great Deluge

The Great Deluge Author Douglas Brinkley
ISBN-10 9780061744730
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 768
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In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On the heels of one of the three strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States came the storm-surge flooding, which submerged a half-million homes—followed by the human tragedy of government mismanagement, which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself. In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley finds the true heroes of this unparalleled catastrophe, and lets the survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina.


Hijacked Author David A. Kessler, MD
ISBN-10 9781770495050
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 192
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Most people believe that it's natural to gain a lot of weight as we get older. But this is not true. Kessler knows it's not true because until about 30 years ago, we did not have a weight problem in North America. In fact, throughout history, the human body weight stayed pretty much the same. People ate the amount of food they needed and no more. Then, in the 1980s, something changed. North Americans started gaining a lot of weight. What happened in such a short time to add so many millions of pounds to so many millions of people? Something had changed in North America, but it wasn't us. It was our food. These processed foods - loaded with sugar, fat, and salt - make it almost impossible for some people to stop eating. Many years ago, the food industry managed to figure out that they could sell more food if it had a lot of sugar, fat, and salt in it. Good food should make you feel full and satisfied. But foods that are high in sugar, fat, and salt have the opposite effect on many people. Instead of easing our hunger, these foods make us want to eat more. Even when we're full, even when we're not hungry, we feel the need to eat. Hijacked helps us understand what it is that we're eating and helps us train our brains to know when to stop eating and to stop craving food.

Melting Arctic Ice

Melting Arctic Ice Author Carol Hand
ISBN-10 1532110251
Release 2017-09
Pages 112
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Cover -- Title Page -- Credits -- Contents -- Chapter One: How Do We Know It's Melting? -- Chapter Two: Defining Arctic Ice -- Chapter Three: Arctic Climate Change -- Chapter Four: What's Happening to Arctic Ice? -- Chapter Five: Melting Ice and Changing Ecosystems -- Chapter Six: Melting Ice and Arctic People -- Chapter Seven: Melting Ice and Rising Sea Levels -- Chapter Eight: Can the Melting Be Stopped? -- Cause and Effect -- Essential Facts -- Glossary -- Additional Resources -- Source Notes -- Index -- About the Author