This biography takes the reader from Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood through his assassination. While it focuses on his development as a great civil rights leader, it also discusses his flaws and his family. Designated a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and CBC.
The exciting story of James Pierson Beckwourth, a nineteenth-century African American mountain man. Born a slave, he lived a free and adventurous life as a trapper, a wilderness guide, and a Chief of the Crow nation. For grades 4 through 7.
A young-adult anthology offering a wide range of opinions about the causes of and solutions for harsh working conditions and the use of children in the labor force.
A young-adult anthology offering insights into the history, the cultural significance, and the current medical and political issues around the use of alcoholic beverages.
"Twelve writers, including Joseph Bruchac and Ron Koertge, contribute short stories, each with a core theme of music. The authors use a variety of writing styles to explore a range of musical genres, from classical to rock to marching band… [A] few pieces (e.g., David Levithan's title story, Ann Manheimer's 'Riffs') are both strong and touching."
"In the country of Modenia, music nourishes people in the same way that food nourishes us. Classical music provides balanced nutrition, while romantic tunes clog up the ear canals with icky sticky sweetness. Ann Manheimer has written/composed a rich and imaginative story that is indeed food for thought."
[Deborah Vetter, Executive Editor]
A mysterious dollhouse, a lesson in fractals, and a spooky old neighbor take Lina to another dimension -- one you won't learn about in science class.
Wind, fire, earthquake, and a ghostly well help Allie reach a new understanding about her role as a bat mitzvah, and about the role of her bat mitzvah in her life.
The fascinating story of the West Coast's first woman lawyer, Clara Shortridge Foltz, a single mother of five who opened California's public law schools and the California State Bar itself to women. Her ideas for providing free legal assistance to indigent criminal defendants helped form the foundation for the country's public defender system.