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  • Facing the Lionby Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton; Herman Viola

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 6.95

    Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder,... 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...

  • Spies of Mississippiby Rick Bowers

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 16.95

    The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history. Author Rick Bowers has combed through primary-source materials and interviewed surviving activists named in once-secret... more...

  • Harper Leeby Kerry Madden

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.99

    Read Kerry Madden's posts on the Penguin Blog. Nelle Harper Lee?s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and became an instant bestseller. Two years later it was an Academy Award? winning film. Today, it remains standard?and beloved?reading in English classes. But Lee never wanted ?the book? to define who she was, which explains her aversion... 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...

  • Organic Craftsby Kimberly Monaghan

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 11.99

    Parents, teachers, and caregivers looking for ideas on how to get children outdoors and instill in them a love of nature can find more than 75 creative crafts, games, and activities using objects that kids can collect from nature in this idea book. As children make race cars out of rocks, create paint from plants, and assemble funny grass masks, they... 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...

  • A Thousand Years of Piratesby William Gilkerson

    Tundra 2010; US$ 32.95

    For as long as they?ve existed, pirates have conjured up visions of high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Rightly so, for ever since ships have carried valuable cargo, pirates have enraged monarchs and struck terror into the hearts of honest seamen with their willingness to... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Soldierby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 16.99

    This latest addition to the long-running Eyewitness series looks at the life of the professional soldier, from Greek hoplites to infantrymen in the trenches of the Somme and today's UN peacekeepers. Eyewitness Soldier follows soldiers through signing up, rising through the ranks, through their experiences in combat, to how they are honoured and remembered. more...