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Mi bibliotecaria es un camello (Spanish Edition) by Margriet Ruurs

By Margriet Ruurs

Do you get books from a public library on your city or maybe on your college library? in lots of distant components of the area, there aren't any library constructions. in lots of international locations, books are delivered in strange methods: through bus, boat, elephant, donkey, educate, even by way of wheelbarrow. Why may librarians go to the difficulty of packing books at the backs of elephants or riding miles to bring books via bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "Books are as important to us as air or water!" This is an intriguing photo essay, a party of books, readers, and libraries.

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Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood

By Peter H. Wood

enticing and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the historical past of slavery and the fight for freedom earlier than the U.S. turned a country. starting with the colonization of North the United States, Peter wooden files the transformation of slavery from a brutal type of indentured servitude to a full-blown method of racial domination. Strange New Land specializes in how Africans survived this brutal process--and finally formed the contours of yankee racial slavery via a variety of ability, including:
- learning English and making it their own
- changing to Christianity and remodeling the religion
- keeping speedy to Islam or combining their non secular ideals with the religion in their masters
- Recalling talents and ideology, dances and tales from the previous international, which supplied a key point of their successful tale of survival
- hearing speak of liberty and freedom, of the rights of guy and embracing it as a basic right--even petitioning colonial directors and insisting on that right.

Against the troubling backdrop of yankee slavery, Strange New Land surveys black social and cultural lifestyles, beautifully illustrating how any such different crew of individuals from the beaches of West and relevant Africa grew to become a group in North America.

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Police Officer (My Early Library: My Friendly Neighborhood) by Samantha Bell,Jeff Bane

By Samantha Bell,Jeff Bane

each one ebook within the My pleasant local sequence is written for the earliest readers and devoted to describing an area employee. This e-book reports the tasks of cops. basic sentence constitution and notice utilization support young ones increase note reputation and studying talents. features a thesaurus and index.

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The Seminoles of Florida: Culture, Customs, and Conflict by Wendy Conklin

By Wendy Conklin

The Seminoles of Florida: tradition, Customs, and clash nonfiction reader offers a wealthy historical past of the Seminole tribe. This informational textual content offers scholars a deeper realizing of earlier occasions with fundamental resource records that function photographs of Floridian artifacts. construct literacy and topic content material wisdom with this rigorous reader that explores background, geography, and different strands of social stories. This publication gains beautiful pictures in addition to textual content positive aspects, reminiscent of sidebars, headings, thesaurus, and index, to extend scholar educational vocabulary. Aligned to Florida kingdom criteria for Social experiences and English Language Arts, WIDA, and the NCSS/C3 Framework, this article readies scholars for school and occupation readiness.

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We the People: The Constitution of the United States by Peter Spier

By Peter Spier

during this visible social gathering of the U.S. structure and America's founding fathers, Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier tells the stirring American story of the way this most vital record got here to represent freedom, justice, equality, and wish for all voters. This fact-filled quantity contains: the entire textual content of the Constitution; an illustrated preamble to the structure, illuminating its signifcance from its start via to glossy instances; the interesting heritage of the fight to create and ratify the structure; and an historic copy of the unique rfile. again in print in hardcover—redesigned, traditionally up to date, and with a wonderful new cover—this is a must have source for each American institution, library, and home.

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That's Not Fair! / ¡No Es Justo!: Emma Tenayuca's Struggle by Carmen Tafolla,Sharyll Teneyuca,Terry Ybáñez

By Carmen Tafolla,Sharyll Teneyuca,Terry Ybáñez

A shiny depiction of the early injustices encountered through a tender Mexican-American lady in San Antonio within the 1920's, this booklet tells the genuine tale of Emma Tenayuca. Emma learns to care deeply approximately poverty and starvation in the course of a time while many Mexican americans have been ravenous to dying and dealing unreasonably lengthy hours at slave wages within the city's pecan-shelling factories. via astute notion, being concerned, and private motion, Emma starts to become involved and at last, on the age of 21, leads 12,000 staff within the first major ancient motion within the Mexican-American fight for justice. Emma Tenayuca's tale serves as a version for old and young alike approximately braveness, compassion, and the position all people can play in making the realm fairer.

 

Una representación vívida de las injusticias con las que se encuentra una joven mexicano-americana en San Antonio en las décadas de 1920 y 1930, este libro cuenta l. a. historia verdadera de Emma Tenayuca. Emma aprende a preocuparse por los angeles pobreza y el hambre durante una época cuando muchos mexicano-americanos se morían de inanición y trabajaban horas excesivamente largas por sueldos exiguos en las fábricas de pacana. A través de percepción perspicaz, un buen corazón y acción own, Emma empieza a involucrarse y al ultimate, a los 21 años, lleva a 12.000 trabajadores a tomar acción por los angeles primera vez en los angeles historia de l. a. lucha mexicano-americana por los angeles justicia.  El relato de Emma Tenayuca sirve de modelo para tanto los jóvenes como los adultos sobre el valor, l. a. compasión y el papel que puede desempeña quienquiera en hacer más justo el mundo.

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