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Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America By Judy Dodge Cummings
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Traitors. Agitators. Rabble-rousers. Throughout American history, people who work to radically change society have been criticized, arrested, and even killed. Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of... More > Radical Change in America for ages 9 to 12 explores the lives of five firebrands who used muskets and marches, boycotts and lawsuits in their struggle for justice. Readers discover the contributions young people and people of color made to key social and political movements in American history. The book introduces the themes of patriotism, civil disobedience, justice, freedom, and slavery to 9-12 year olds.< Less
Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways By Judy Dodge Cummings
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Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure—fleeing for freedom. Whether you’re a slave seeking freedom to the North or a convict swimming for your life in a... More > shark-infested canal, the urge to be free drives your every move. In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, readers ages 9 to 12 meet five ingenious fugitives and freedom seekers who all shared one common goal: escape. The setting, dialogue, plot, and character in these narrative nonfiction tales are drawn from historical documents and presented in a compelling way to appeal to both avid and reluctant readers. The book introduces the themes of slavery, the Holocaust, communism, and the Cold War to 9 to 12 year olds.< Less
The Civil War: The Struggle That Divided America By Judy Dodge Cummings
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In The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America, readers ages 12–15 explore this conflict through the eyes and ears of the men and women who were affected by the clash that left more than... More > 700,000 soldiers dead. Following the American Revolution, slavery was enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. However, the United States still wrestled with whether it would be a country of slavery or grant freedom for all. The Southern states relied on slavery’s economic role, while the Northern states, though also beneficiaries of the benefits of slavery, were closer to deciding that the institution should be outlawed. The rapid territorial expansion of the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century created a series of crises that upset the delicate balance of power between free and slave states, ultimately sparking the Civil War. The Civil War was the central crisis in American history. The issues at the heart of the conflict—race, freedom, and citizenship—still resonate today.< Less
The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom By Judy Dodge Cummings
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Illustrated by Tom Casteel. In The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom, learn about the tens of thousands of African American men, women, and children who risked their... More > lives to gain their freedom, and the thousands more who risked their lives to help. • The institution of slavery and the escape of slaves to freedom continues to affect today’s world and is prevalent in news stories that readers are exposed to. • Uses primary sources to engage readers in scholarly deconstruction of relevant material.< Less
Human Migration By Judy Dodge Cummings
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Illustrated by Tom Casteel. About 200,000 years ago, humans arose as a species on the continent of Africa. How did they get to the rest of the world? Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey... More > of Humankind retraces the paths of our ancestors from our common roots in Africa to the complexity of today’s immigration practices, and invites readers to explore questions about political conflict, environmental challenges, and the future of human migration. • Understand recurring patterns in human history. • As the world’s population continues to grow, immigration will increase worldwide. • Readers engage in problem solving in many different disciplines. • Uses links to online primary sources to engage students in relevant material. Ages 12-15 Guided Reading Level: Z< Less
Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts By Judy Dodge Cummings
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The energy released when volcanoes erupt, engines combust, or bombs explode is impressive. But this power also kills. Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts recounts the history... More > of five blowups that continued to rattle the world long after the smoke had cleared. From a mountaintop in Indonesia to an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the explosions explored here caused widespread peril and destruction. The Mystery & Mayhem series delves into fascinating tidbits of history to provide kids with a jumping-off point into a lifelong habit of appreciating history.< Less
Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies By Judy Dodge Cummings
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Why on earth would anyone want to dig up a grave? Armed with shovels and crowbars, thieves throughout history have unearthed graves out of greed, hunger, and curiosity. Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of... More > Grave Robberies recounts little-known stories of body snatchers and crooks of the crypt, from Jamestown, Virginia, to Sipán, Peru. The Mystery & Mayhem series delves into fascinating tidbits of history to provide kids with a jumping-off point into a lifelong habit of appreciating history.< Less
Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases By Judy Dodge Cummings
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Feel a tickle in your throat? Still have that headache? Are you falling victim to a deadly virus? Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases tells the tale of five of history’s... More > most critical contagions and the havoc these diseases wreaked across the globe, including the bubonic plague, yellow fever, smallpox, Spanish influenza, and AIDS. This nonfiction book for early middle schoolers whets their appetites for history by combining real life horror stories with primary sources and rich language. High-interest narrative nonfiction books engage low-interest readers with captivating action and compelling characters.< Less
Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements By Judy Dodge Cummings
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We might think humans have control over our environment, but Mother Nature has proven us wrong again and again. Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements tells the story of... More > five of America’s deadliest natural disasters that were made worse by human error, ignorance, and greed. Wildfires, dust storms, blizzards, and earthquakes show that sometimes, humans serve as their own worst enemies when it comes to preparing for and dealing with sudden destruction.< Less

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