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  • Jamaican Americansby Heather A. Horst; Andrew Garner; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    From Colin Powell, the first African American to be appointed US secretary of state in 2000, to former NBA star Patrick Ewing and Grammy Award winner Harry Belafonte, Jamaican Americans have made important contributions to American society. Drawing on personal stories, this book focuses on this dynamic people and assesses their lasting impact. more...

  • The Smart Aleck's Guide to American Historyby Adam Selzer

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 12.99

    Do you know America? No, I mean, do you REALLY know America? Would you recognize John Adams in a lineup? Can you identify any presidents between Lincoln and Roosevelt? Hmmm. I thought so. Well, you really need this book. Not only will it improve your sorry historical knowledge, it will crack you up, and give you material to throw your teachers... more...

  • Soft Rainby Cornelia Cornelissen

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 5.99

    It all begins when Soft Rain's teacher reads a letter stating that as of May 23, 1838, all Cherokee people are to leave their land and move to what many Cherokees called "the land of darkness". . .the west. Soft Rain is confident that her family will not have to move, because they have just planted corn for the next harvest but soon thereafter, soldiers... more...

  • The Road to Thereby Val Ross

    Tundra 2009; US$ 15.95

    Winner of the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian children?s non-fiction Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International?s Best Book Award ? Social Studies, Grades 7-12 Shortlisted for the Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book of the Year 2003 winner of the Mr. Christie?s Book Award Seal Shortlisted for the 2004 Norma... more...

  • Ghost Mysteriesby Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld; Nathan Hale

    Aladdin 2009; US$ 5.99

    Readers will delve deep?if they dare?into the history of ghosts and their portrayal in literature, art, and pop culture. From the spooky world of haunted castles to the subject of ghost-hunting, this book explores this fascinating subject through stories, facts, and pictures. Perfect for year-round reading?not just at Halloween?this book is sure to... more...

  • Heading Westby Pat McCarthy

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Tracing the vivid saga of Native American and pioneer men, women, and children, this guide covers the colonial beginnings of the westward expansion to the last of the homesteaders in the late 20th century. Dozens of firsthand accounts from journals and autobiographies of the era form a rich and detailed story that shows how life in the backwoods... more...

  • A Kid's Guide to Native American Historyby Yvonne Wakim Dennis; Arlene Hirschfelder

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present. Nine geographical areas cover a variety of communities such as the Mohawk in the Northeast, Ojibway in the Midwest, Shoshone in the Great... more...

  • Japanese Mythology A to Zby Jeremy Roberts

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    Suitable for those with an interest in mythology or Japanese culture, this title covers: the early Japanese deities who created the world and the later deities who protect it; Kami, the spirits of all aspects of the living world; animals and mythological creatures; demons and bogeymen; and, shrines and other sacred places. more...

  • Empires of Ancient Mesopotamiaby Barbara A. Somervill

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, was the site of the world's first stable civilizations, including Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. This title details the development of this area, the growth of its city-states, the daily life of its people, and how their influence is still felt today. more...

  • The Collapse of the Soviet Unionby Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    The dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on December 31, 1991, stunned the world. The communist empire?which had been a dominant force in global politics for 74 years, influencing world events from World War II toissues of nuclear weapons and defense?was suddenly gone. The Collapse of the Soviet Union highlights major events in Soviet... more...