Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. Teacher's Guide available.
After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. Teacher's Guide available.
A poetic celebration relates the true story of a boy who lost his sight shortly after birth, grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and became one of the twentieth century's most creative and influential musicians—an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, musical innovator, and cultural activist. Includes a CD of two Stevie Wonder hit songs.
A grotesque foundling turns against the witch who sacrificed almost everything to raise him when he becomes consumed by the desire for money and revenge against those who have hurt him, but he eventually finds his true heart's desire. Reprint.
Raised from infancy by their grandmaster, twelve-year-old Fu and his temple brothers Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long think of their temple as their home and their fellow warrior monks as their family, so when the temple is destroyed by an army led by a former monk Ying, they set out to uncover the secrets of their past, which their grandmaster has promised, is connected to Ying's.
While dealing with death and destruction for the first time, Malao, the youngest of the Five Ancestors and the master of the monkey fighting style, is adopted by a troop of monkeys led by a one-eyed albino and hears rumors of a mysterious recluse called the Monkey King who looks and acts like him.
While working on a project for an after-school club, Julia, a Korean American girl, and her friend Patrick learn not just about silkworms, but also about tolerance, prejudice, friendship, patience, and more. Between the chapters are short dialogues between the author and main character about the writing of the book.While working on a project for an after-school club, Julia, a Korean American girl, and her friend Patrick learn not just about silkworms, but also about tolerance, prejudice, friendship, patience, and more.
Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain. Illustrated by Loren Long.
Five mischievous sisters live on Manhattan's Lower East Side in the buildup to the First World War. In this sweet series illustrated by Helen John, the girls find fun in the rituals of faith and family as they celebrate the Jewish holidays and treat each day as an adventure.
Eight-year-old Lucy Rose keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C., her home since her parents separation, where she spends time with her grandparents, makes new friends, and longs to convince her teacher to let her take care of the class pet during a holiday.Eight-year-old Lucy Rose keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C., her home since her parents separation, where she spends time with her grandparents, makes new friends, and longs to convince her teacher to let her take care of the class pet during a holiday.
When a group of angry, laser-beaming whales who march upon stilts are set loose on the world by a vengeful madman, only Jasper Dash and Katie Mulligan have the experience and courage to put an end to the evil creatures who are certain to bring destruction and death wherever they roam.
Having stowed away on famed explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, before it set sail for the Antarctic, eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow's exciting journey becomes a life-and-death experience after the ship is sank by the crushing force of the ice and the surviving crew is forced to use all their combined wit, skill, and courage to stay alive.
With the knights of England headed to the Holy Land to fight King Richard's Crusade, Will and his trusty stead, Hosanna, leave behind Ellie to fight, but only time will tell if Will has what it takes to become a brave and noble knight.
While visiting the estate of Arundel during their summer holiday, the Penderwick girls bask in the lush and beautiful environment where they explore a treasure-filled attic, play in a wondrous garden, dine on tasty homemade cookies, and make a new friend with the handsome owner's son.
Profiles twenty-six of the jazz greats of all time, from Count Basie to Louis Armstrong, through a review of their work, their life stories, and their greatest hits by one of today's top jazz performers. A is for "almighty" Louis Armstrong, whose amazing artistry unfolds in an accumulative poem shaped like the letter he stands for. As for sax master Sonny Rollins, whose "robust style radiates roundness," could there be a better tribute than a poetic rondeau? In an extraordinary feat, Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz composer Wynton Marsalis harmonizes his love and knowledge of jazz's most celebrated artists with an astounding diversity of poetic forms-from simple blues (Count Basie) to a complex pantoum (Charlie Parker), from a tender sonnet (Sarah Vaughan) to a performance poem snapping the rhythms of Art Blakey to life.Profiles twenty-six of the jazz greats of all time, from Count Basie to Louis Armstrong, through a review of their work, their life stories, and their greatest hits by one of today's top jazz performers.