Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 331.88 Se4897f )
Publication Date: 2016-11-01
Fannie Sellins (1872-1919) lived during the Gilded Age of American Industrialization, when the Carnegies and Morgans wore jewels while their laborers wore rags. Fannie dreamed that America could achieve its ideals of equality and justice for all, and she sacrificed her life to help that dream come true. Fannie became a union activist, helping to create St. Louis, Missouri, Local 67 of the United Garment Workers of America. She traveled the nation and eventually gave her life, calling for fair wages and decent working and living conditions for workers in both the garment and mining industries. Her accomplishments live on today. This book includes an index, glossary, a timeline of unions in the United States, and endnotes.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 978.00497 R2458n )
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
The award-winning author and illustrator of Black Elk's Vision and Sitting Bull continues his picture-book biography series with Red Cloud, the story of one of the most controversial leaders in Native American history. A leader among the Lakota during the 1860s, Chief Red Cloud deeply opposed white expansion into Native American territory. He rejected treaties from the U.S. government and instead united the warriors of the Lakota and nearby tribes, becoming the only Native American to win a war against the U.S. Army. Despite his military successes, Red Cloud recognized that continued conflict would only bring destruction to his people. He made the controversial decision to make an agreement with the U.S. government, and moved his people to a reservation. The effects of his decision--as well as the conflicts that arose from those who rejected the agreement and continued fighting against white expansion, such as Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull--shaped much of the history of Native American relations with the U.S. in years to come. Featuring archival images and S. D. Nelson's stunning illustrations, Red Cloud offers an authentic Native American perspective on one of the most pivotal eras of American history. S. D. Nelson has received praise and honor for his works. His book Sitting Bull received an American Indian Youth Literature Honor Award. Black Elk's Vision made the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Master List and The Star People earned a Western Spur award.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 978.004 Si88n )
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
Sitting Bull (c. 1831-1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull's childhood--killing his first buffalo at age 10--to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People brings the story of the great chief to light. Sitting Bull was instrumental in the war against the invasive wasichus (white men) and was at the forefront of the combat, including the Battles of Killdeer Mountain and the Little Bighorn. He and Crazy Horse were the last Lakota/Sioux to surrender their people to the U.S. government and resort to living on a reservation. The book includes an extensive author's note and timeline, historical photographs, a map, a bibliography, endnotes, and an index.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 398.20978 G538m )
Publication Date: 2012-06-16
In this beautifully illustrated book by award-winning author Paul Goble, readers can discover the fascinating story of how horses first appeared to the tribes of the American Plains. In his final collection of "stories from the tipi," Goble features a collection of 23 traditional stories from the Blackfoot, Lakota, Assiniboin, Pawnee, and Cheyenne nations. This book features a foreword by Lauren "Candy" Waukau-Villagomez, an educator and author of works on the oral traditions and storytelling of the North American tribes.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 344.73 R8248b )
Publication Date: 2016-11-10
In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth Century aimed to end school segregation in the United States. Although known as Brown v. Board of Education, the ruling applied not just to the case of Linda Carol Brown, an African American third grader refused entry to an all-white Topeka, Kansas school, but to cases involving children in South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Here is the story of the many people who stood up to racial inequality, some risking significant danger and hardship, and of careful strategizing by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Timeline, source notes and index are included.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 978.00497 Sn28s )
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
Sioux women are the center of tribal life and the core of the tiospoye, the extended family. They maintain the values and traditions of Sioux culture, but their own stories and experiences often remain untold. Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve combed through the winter counts and oral records of her ancestors to discover their past. The result, Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred, illuminates the struggles and joys of her grandmothers and other women who maintained tribal life as circumstances changed and outside cultures pushed for dominance. Sneve's storytelling powers enliven her personal exploration of the roles of Sioux girls and women, making the book an accessible journey into modern American Indian society. Book jacket.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 978.3004 Ea78i )
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
Imagine a childhood full of adventure.Where riding horses, playing in the woods, and hunting for food was part of everyday life; where a grizzly bear, a raccoon, or a squirrel was your favorite pet.But imagine, too, being an orphan at the age of six, being forced off your land by U.S. soldiers, and often going hungry. Such was the childhood of the first great American Indian author, Charles Eastman, or Ohiyesa (1858-1939). Carefully edited for a younger audience by multiple award-winning author and editor, Michael Oren Fitzgerald, Indian Boyhood recalls Eastman s earliest childhood memories. He was born in a buffalo hide tipi in western Minnesota, and raised in the traditional Dakota Sioux manner until he was fifteen years old. He was then transplanted into the white man s world. Educated at Dartmouth College, he went on to become a medical doctor, renowned author, field secretary for the YMCA, and a spokesman for American Indians. Eastman was at Pine Ridge during the Ghost Dance rebellion of 1890-91, and he cared for the wounded Indians after the massacre at Wounded Knee. In 1910 he began his long association with the Boy Scouts of America, helping Ernest Thompson Seton establish the organization. A 2007 HBO film, entitledBury My Heart at Wounded Knee, features American Indian actor Adam Beach as Eastman."
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 552 As86r )
Publication Date: 2012-08-29
From the award-winning creators ofAn Egg Is Quiet,A Seed Is Sleepy, andA Butterfly Is Patient comes a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this book introduces an array of facts, making it equally perfect for classroom sharing and family reading.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 600 B3809r )
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere! This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will have the chance to design a better bicycle, build a simple catapult, construct a solar oven, and more! This empowering activity book will teach problem-solving and creative-thinking skills crucial to STEM fields while also providing opportunities for its readers to try new things and, sometimes, to fail. As the picture book so brilliantly showed hundreds of thousands of young readers, flops are an inevitable part of success and something to be celebrated rather than feared. Created by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, the same New York Times bestselling team who brought us Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist, this activity book will be perfect for old and new fans alike!
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 509.252 Ig5w )
Publication Date: 2016-07-26
It's a scientific fact: Women rock! A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 779.252 P2267s )
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it's what's inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 347.73 G4352L )
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 759.13 St454r )
Publication Date: 2016-10-25
A visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Javaka Steptoe. Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 598.33 T4164t )
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive. In this stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the tragic story of these birds that "weighed as much as a sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteen's waist." Their demise came about in part because of their anatomy. They could swim swiftly underwater, but their small wings meant they couldn't fly and their feet were so far back on their bodies, they couldn't walk very well. Still the birds managed to escape their predators much of the time ... until humans became seafarers. Great Auks were pursued first by Vikings, then by Inuit, Beothuk and finally European hunters. Their numbers rapidly dwindled. They became collectors' items -- their skins were stuffed for museums, to be displayed along with their beautiful eggs. (There are some amazing stories about these stuffed auks -- one was stolen from a German museum during WWII by Russian soldiers; another was flown to Iceland and given a red-carpet welcome at the airport.) Although undeniably tragic, the final demise of the Great Auk led to the birth of the conservation movement. Laws were eventually passed to prevent the killing of birds during the nesting season, and similar laws were later extended to other wildlife species.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 306.362 W3784f )
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
Chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016, this poetic, nonfiction story about a little-known piece of African American history captures a human's capacity to find hope and joy in difficult circumstances and demonstrates how New Orleans' Congo Square was truly freedom's heart. Mondays, there were hogs to slop, mules to train, and logs to chop. Slavery was no ways fair. Six more days to Congo Square. As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square. This book will have a forward from Freddi Williams Evans (freddievans.com), a historian and Congo Square expert, as well as a glossary of terms with pronunciations and definitions. AWARDS: A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016: Nonfiction Starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and The Horn Book Magazine
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 614.5732 J296b )
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens In March 1900, San Francisco’s health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown. A man had died of bubonic plague, one of the world’s deadliest diseases. But how could that be possible? Bubonic Panic tells the true story of America’s first plague epidemic--the public health doctors who desperately fought to end it, the political leaders who tried to keep it hidden, and the brave scientists who uncovered the plague’s secrets. Once again, acclaimed author and scientific expert Gail Jarrow brings the history of a medical mystery to life in vivid and exciting detail for young readers. This title includes photographs and drawings, a glossary, a timeline, further resources, an author’s note, and source notes.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 398.2 T61p )
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side. So two volcanoes were formed: Iztacc#65533;huatl, who continues to sleep, and Popocat#65533;petl, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 811.54 Si643e )
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
A new book of unique reversible poems based on Greek myths from the creator of Mirror Mirror What happens when you hold up a mirror to poems about Greek myths? You get a brand-new perspective on the classics! And that is just what happens in Echo Echo, the newest collection of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view! Readers will delight in uncovering the dual points of view in well-known legends, including the stories of Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus. These cunning verses combine with beautiful illustrations to create a collection of fourteen reverso poems to treasure.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 599.7692 L8466o )
Publication Date: 2016-03-22
Ka-splash! Head to the river, where a frolicsome bunch of otters plays all year round in a nonfiction story sprinkled with facts — and loaded with fun. It’s spring, and a litter of baby river otters emerges from a den . . . to play! Follow the otters through the seasons as they chase one another, slide down a mudbank, jump in a pile of leaves, and learn to swim. Even while catching fish for their dinner or grooming themselves in the snow, otters love to play — and Jonathan London’s lively text and Meilo So’s fluid watercolors invite you to share in the joy.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 292.13 B9962j )
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
A beautifully illustrated account of the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts with informative details from the award-winning author of Electric Ben The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the earliest recorded Greek myths. Here, master artist Robert Byrd has created a striking telling of the legend for a new generation of readers. Complete with explanatory notes and illustrated back matter, Jason and the Argonauts traces each step of our hero's journey, from the Golden Fleece's origin story and Jason's childhood to his triumphant return with the prize and eventual death. Deftly designed to accommodate glorious large pictures and captioned insets, the book is not only a great story, but a wealth of information about ancient Greece.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 811.6 F689w )
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
Seasons change from winter to fall in this book of poetry from the author of And Then It's Spring and If You Want to See A Whale, and charmingly illustrated by Julie Morstad.december 29and i woke to a morningthat was quiet and whitethe first snow(just like magic) came on tip toesovernightFlowers blooming in sheets of snow make way for happy frogs dancing in the rain. Summer swims move over for autumn sweaters until the snow comes back again. In Julie Fogliano's skilled hand and illustrated by Julie Morstad's charming pictures, the seasons come to life in this gorgeous and comprehensive book of poetry.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 781.65092 Or398j )
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz. When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn’t own a good camera, didn’t know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musicians’ mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer’s day. Francis Vallejo’s vibrant, detailed, and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger-than-life quality of jazz musicians of the era. Includes bios of several of the fifty-seven musicians, an author’s note, sources, a bibliography, and a foldout of Art Kane’s famous photograph.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 940.548641 B2909s )
Publication Date: 2016-05-31
The author of the award-winning The Nazi Hunters returns with another thrilling true story of WWII espionage! April 9, 1940. The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping up a silent fjord. Soon planes full of paratroopers roar over the mountains, and in two months, the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They cripple food supplies to the Norwegian people. And at the Vemork power plant, they gain access to an essential ingredient in the weapon that could end the war: Hitler's very own nuclear bomb. February 24, 1943. When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis' deadly designs, the task falls to a band of passionate Norwegian commandos - young men who long to free their country from Nazi rule. Armed with little more than parachutes, skis, explosives, and great courage, they will survive months in the snowy wilderness and execute two desperately dangerous missions. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 345.744 M6182b )
Publication Date: 2016-01-12
Here's middle-grade nonfiction that reads like a thriller. With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core. Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. In a compelling, linear narrative, Miller takes readers along as she investigates a brutal crime: the August 4, 1892, murders of wealthy and prominent Andrew and Abby Borden. The accused? Mild-mannered and highly respected Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby. Most of what is known about Lizzie's arrest and subsequent trial (and acquittal) comes from sensationalized newspaper reports; as Miller sorts fact from fiction, and as a legal battle gets under way, a gripping portrait of a woman and a town emerges. With inserts featuring period photos and newspaper clippings--and, yes, images from the murder scene--readers will devour this nonfiction book that reads like fiction. "Sure to be a hit with true crime fans everywhere." --School Library Journal, Starred
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 811.6 G8823g )
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Garvey’s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading--anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey’s life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father--by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 811 B8401f )
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as…a lantern. You, an object. An object to sell. In his gentle yet deeply powerful way, Ashley Bryan goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that CAN’T be bought or sold—dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his “workers”, Bryan has created collages around that document, and others like it. Through fierce paintings and expansive poetry he imagines and interprets each person’s life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about—their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an Overseer or Madam ever would guess. Visually epic, and never before done, this stunning picture book is unlike anything you’ve seen.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 818.52 W5828s )
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist,New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 959.7043 F8757v )
Publication Date: 2016-08-30
In an enthralling book, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman provides a succinct account of perhaps the most puzzling and contentious of America's wars. Describing how a superpower caught up in Cold War politics became increasingly enmeshed in a conflict over 8,000 miles away, he then explains why twenty years later an exit was so difficult. In words and photographs he chronicles the unfolding events in Vietnam and at home as increasing numbers of young men were sent into the jungles to fight. After assessing the catastrophic damage, Freedman concludes the book with a hopeful epilogue on Vietnam today. A glossary, source notes, bibliography and index are included.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 428.2 H2629i )
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Revised and updated with new phrases and vocabulary, new questions and answers, and new tables presenting basic English verbs, this favorite language-learning program is for Latinos in the United States and Canada who need to develop a practical, working use of spoken English, and who want to learn quickly and informally. Author William Harvey bypasses the dull rules of grammar and takes the practical route by presenting a series of informal conversations by speakers who converse in normal idiomatic American English. Emphasis is placed on correct pronunciation, and many helpful tips are offered, including short-cuts to clear spoken English expression and comprehension. Amusing cartoon-style illustrations help to convey understanding of English.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 952.01 T856s )
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family--and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai. When the time came for the Minamoto clan to rise up against their enemies, Yoshitsune answered the call. His daring feats and impossible bravery earned him immortality.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 612.86 L9537f )
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
This book inviteskids to discover what their sense of smell can teach them about the world. Young readers can roam along as a father tells his son about taking in the deliciousness of a pastry shop, the woodsy smells of a lumberyard, the nose-wrinkling stink of trash, the sweet scents of a fruit market or the freshness of spring on its way.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 612.85 L9537q )
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
Quiet as a Butterfly follows an attentive boy as he listens his way through a school day. He hears a clock ticking, horns beeping, school bells ringing, rain dripping, pans clanging and, at day's end, the staircase creaking and his father snoring. The book's point is not to explain how hearing works; rather, it aims to sharpen young readers' awareness of all they can listen to--and all they can learn as they do.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 323.3 P754g )
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Who transformed George Washington's demoralized troops at Valley Forge into a fighting force that defeated an empire? Who cracked Germany's Enigma code and shortened World War II? Who successfully lobbied the US Congress to outlaw child labor? And who organized the 1963 March on Washington? Ls, Gs, Bs, and Ts, that's who. Given today's news, it would be easy to get the impression that the campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality is a recent development, but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago. The history is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movement's key events, like the 1950s "Lavender Scare," the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Kids will learn about civil rights mavericks, like Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the first gay rights organization; Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who turned the Daughters of Bilitis from a lesbian social club into a powerhouse for LGBT freedom; Christine Jorgensen, the nation's first famous transgender; and Harvey Milk, the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals, from General von Steuben and Alan Turing to Jane Addams and Bayard Rustin, among others. This up-to-date history includes the landmark Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land. Twenty-one activities enliven the history and demonstrate the spirited ways the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change. Kids can: write a free verse poem like Walt Whitman; learn "The Madison" line dance; remember a loved one with a quilt panel; perform a monologue from The Laramie Project; make up a song parody; and much more.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 428.2 H367mi 1999 )
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Perfect for introductory grammar and language arts lessons! What is a pronoun? How do you use it? Do you say, "These candies are for him and me"—or "he and I?" Explore language and discover how to use pronouns and their many forms from personal to reflexive to demonstrative. Praise for Mine, All Mine!: “Once again, Heller has taken a part of speech and made its function perfectly and entertainingly clear. ... From cover to cover, the stylishly drawn, brilliantly colored, double-paged illustrations grab readers and don't let go. ... Who would have thought pronouns could be such fun?”—School Library Journal “Bold, handsome illustrations accompanied by a jaunty, rhymed text demonstrate their importance ... with all the panache of a Madison Avenue publicity campaign. ... Language teachers, rejoice!”—The Horn Book About the Explore! series: Dedicated to helping children learn a variety of nonfiction subjects, the Explore series uses pitch-perfect rhyming text and brilliantly illustrated images to make learning fun. Books in the series: Explore Language 1. Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions 2. Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns 3. Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions 4. Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs 5. Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives 6. Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns 7. Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns 8. Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs Explore Nature 1. Animals Born Alive and Well: A Book About Mammals and Their Young 2. Chickens Aren't the Only Ones: A Book About Animals Who Lay Eggs 3. The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds 4. Plants that Never Ever Bloom: A Book About Fungi, Ferns, and Other Plants Without Flowers
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 428.2 H367b 1998 )
Publication Date: 1998-11-23
Through clever, rhyming text and boldly colorful illustrations, students and language lovers of all ages will enjoy exploring Ruth Heller's world of prepositions. "To say that Heller has a way with words is to understate a multifaceted talent."-- Publishers Weekly"Rhyming text...provides many examples of prepositions as well as some rules of usage. Large, colorful drawings illustrate the words imaginatively." -- Booklist
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 428.2 H367f 2000 )
Publication Date: 2000-10-23
Perfect for introductory grammar and language arts lessons! What is an interjection? What is a conjunction? Explore language and discover how to identify interjections and conjunctions and the way they work in sentences. Praise for Fantastic! Wow! And Unreal!: “Youngsters will delight in the rhyming text, which artistically weaves information through vibrant illustrations. ... This title is a must-have for school media centers as it provides sheer enjoyment and stimulating instruction for both students and teachers.”—School Library Journal About the Explore! series: Dedicated to helping children learn a variety of nonfiction subjects, the Explore series uses pitch-perfect rhyming text and brilliantly illustrated images to make learning fun. Books in the series: Explore Language 1. Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions 2. Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns 3. Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions 4. Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs 5. Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives 6. Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns 7. Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns 8. Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs Explore Nature 1. Animals Born Alive and Well: A Book About Mammals and Their Young 2. Chickens Aren't the Only Ones: A Book About Animals Who Lay Eggs 3. The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds 4. Plants that Never Ever Bloom: A Book About Fungi, Ferns, and Other Plants Without Flowers
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 428.2 H367u )
Publication Date: 1998-10-26
"Lively...The playfully rhymed text flows effortlessly as it discusses superlatives, irregular adverbs, and double negatives....Informative and fun."-- School Library Journal"Using expansive color drawings and catchy rhymes, Heller writes about words frequently and vividly and with an unmistakable flourish....A clever introduction."-- Booklist"This eye-catching book explains its perplexing subject well and clearly, and more memorably than could any grammar textbook." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 428.2 H367ki 1998 )
Publication Date: 1998-02-23
Perfect for introductory grammar lessons! What is a verb? Explore language and discover how to identify verbs and their many forms from the imperative mood to active vs. passive voice to verb phrases. “Heller’s… concept book explicates and celebrates verbs of all kinds, in ebullient verses which themselves sail and soar.” —Publishers Weekly “Graphic play and world play make this an ingenious lesson that no classroom grammarian should miss.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Children will find it a painless and concise grammar lesson as well as a visual treat… A boon for language arts teachers as well as for all children and adults who love to play with language.” —School Library Journal About the Explore! series: Dedicated to helping children learn a variety of nonfiction subjects, the Explore series uses pitch-perfect rhyming text and brilliantly illustrated images to make learning fun.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 305.235 AL43i )
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 363.2 M9119w )
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time--well over 150 years--before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today's dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, and forensics experts, this collection of riveting biographies traces the evolution of women in policing. Women in Blue inspires readers to value those who broke through barriers--often enduring ridicule and discrimination as they fought for equality--while original interviews shed light on the daily challenges, rewards, and life on the job of various women currently in the trenches of law enforcement. The chronological progression puts hot-button issues like police brutality, race relations, and the treatment of suspects and prisoners into historic context and shows how many women in law enforcement are working to challenge and improve their field. This rich, authoritative history is packed with colorful anecdotes, excerpts from primary sources, and sidebars on related topics and includes photos, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations interested teens can explore to learn more about the world of law enforcement, making it an indispensable resource for aspiring sleuths, officers, agents, crime scene investigators, and more.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 973.7 C8117c )
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
At the outbreak of the Civil War, nearly everybody was caught up in patriotic fervormen and women, Union and Confederate. Many women supported soldiers through knitting and sewing needed items, growing food, making bandages, gathering medical supplies, and more. But others wished they could be closer to the fight. These women defied society's expectations and bravely chose to take on more dangerous, unconventional roles. Courageous Women of the Civil War reveals the exploits of 16 of these remarkable women who served as medics, spies, battlefield helpers, and even soldiers on the front lines. Meet fascinating figures such as Maria Lewis, a former slave who fought with the Union cavalry as it swept through Virginia. Disguised as a white male soldier, she "put the fear of Hell" into Confederate enemies. Kady Brownell supported her husband's Rhode Island regiment as a vivandière, training with the soldiers, fighting in battle, and helping the injured. Mary Carroll, a Missouri rebel, forged a copy of a jail cell key to break her brother out before his scheduled execution. These and other little-known stories are told through gripping narrative, primary source documents, and contextualizing sidebars. Civil War history is woven throughout, offering readers a clear overview of the era and the war. Also including numerous historic photos, source notes, and a bibliography, Courageous Women of the Civil War is an invaluable resource for any student's or history buff's bookshelf.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 303.623 Ar23r )
Publication Date: 2016-04-19
Why do people riot? From the Boston Massacre in 1770 to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, mob violence in the United States is often sparked by unjust court decisions, unfair taxes, unpopular wars, the fear of unemployment, and racial and ethnic prejudice. But there are also seemingly senseless riots over wild concerts and sports championships. What causes a peacefully assembled crowd to turn into a mindless, violent mob? What causes a police force or militia to lose control? In this timely, comprehensive overview, Jules Archer describes and explains the causes of mob violence in the United States and suggests that unless we make some basic changes in the nature of our society, the despair and rage that ignite mob violence may always be with us.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 794.8 P7565 )
Publication Date: 2016-07-15
From receiving his very first Pokemon, Pikachu, in Pallet Town to exploring the Kalos region, Ash Ketchum has been on the ultimate adventure since 1996, and fans around the world have been involved all along the way in the same journey. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the world of Pokemon continues to grow, gaining new trainers and reminding the world why Pokemon was no passing fad. Pojo's Unofficial Ultimate Pokemon is a comprehensive review of everything to know and love about Pokemon with character profiles, anime and movie reviews, tips for building your team in the video games, collectors information about the Pokemon Trading Card Game, Pokemon puzzle pages, and more! Featuring all six generations of Pokemon, this is the ultimate guide for Pokemon fans of all ages.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 595.372 M8217n )
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Chances are that just under a nearby rock, you’ll spot a roly-poly pill bug. Encourage a child to take a close look, and introduce a fascinating creature. Gently pick it up and watch as it rolls into a ball and unrolls to take a walk. This cousin to lobsters and crabs sheds its crusty skin and will tickle your hand with its 14 (count ’em!) wiggly legs. Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See series from NSTA Kids. The books will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena, such as pill bugs, fireflies, seashells, and sunsets. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website. Especially designed to be experienced with an adult--be it a parent, teacher, or friend--Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don’t have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 595.7644 M8217n )
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
A 2014 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12! Every summer children enjoy watching fireflies twinkling in the twilight, but after reading this book, they'll see the insects with new eyes. Share Next Time You See a Firefly with a child. Discover why fireflies flash and how they live secret lives underground before coming out to fill the evening with their glimmers of light. Together you'll also realize that if you catch fireflies, you must let them go: Fireflies have a lot to do! Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See series from NSTA Kids. The books will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as insects, seashells, and sunsets. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website. Especially designed to be experienced with an adult--be it a parent, teacher, or friend--Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don't have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 525.3 M8217n )
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
"Next time you see a sunset, stop and sit down for a while." This book's tempting opening line invites children and adults to take in a daily phenomenon with fresh eyes. By reading Next Time You See a Sunset together, you can learn to appreciate the spinning of the Earth, the progress of day into night, and the reasons for the spectacular colors and shadows that accompany sunrise and sunset. Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See series from NSTA Kids. The books will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as seashells and sunsets. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website. Especially designed to be experienced with an adult--be it a parent, teacher, or friend--Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don't have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 523.3 M8217n )
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
This fascinating book will stay with children every time they gaze up at the night sky. Through vivid pictures and engaging explanations, children will learn about many of the Moon's mysteries: what makes it look like a silvery crescent one time and a chalk-white ball a few nights later, why it sometimes appears in the daytime, where it gets its light, and how scientists can predict its shape on your birthday a thousand years from now. Next Time You See the Moon is an ideal way to explain the science behind the shape of the Moon and bring about an evening outing no child--or grown-up--will soon forget. Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See series from NSTA Kids. The books will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as sunsets, seashells, fireflies, pill bugs, and more. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website. Especially designed to be experienced with an adult--be it a parent, teacher, or friend--Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don't have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 594 M8217n )
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
This book tells the amazing story behind seashells: how they are made by mollusks, used for protection and camouflage, and full of clues about all they've been through. Inspired by Next Time You See a Seashell, young readers will find these intricate objects even more fascinating when they discover their origins in slimy, snaily creatures. Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See series from NSTA Kids. The books will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as seashells and sunsets. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website. Especially designed to be experienced with an adult--be it a parent, teacher, or friend--Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don't have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 583.78 M8217n )
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
2015 REVERE Award Finalist, PreK-12 Learning Group, Association of American Publishers! A 2015 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12! It's fun to toss maple seeds up in the air and watch them spin down to the ground like nature's own helicopters. This book prompts inquisitive kids to learn about these marvels of aerial engineering, including their real name (no, not whirlybird), the work they do for maple trees, and how to uncover the little trees waiting to sprout from the seeds. Next Time You See a Maple Seed is a mini class in how tall trees grow from these tiny, twirling winged fruits. Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See series from NSTA Kids. The books will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena, such as maple seeds, Moon phases, pill bugs, fireflies, seashells, and sunsets. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 581 K8366f )
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
From Flower to Fruit will transform curious readers - children and adults - into budding botanists. The book draws you in with the twin charms of rich illustrations and an engaging narrative. But this is more than just a pretty storybook. It sparks curiosity about the parts of a flower and the vital roles of bees and seeds in plant reproduction. Six kid-friendly activities and background information for parents and teachers complement the text. The authors also encourage you to explore several mysteries: How does a seed change as it sprouts into a plant? Why do scientists call a tomato a fruit? Can some fruits really fly, float, and stick to your socks?
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 540 M779c )
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
Have you ever wondered what makes up everything in the world around you? Or what exactly is the difference between solids, liquids, and gases? Have you wanted to know what causes two substances to react or change? Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World introduces readers 12 through 15 to the fascinating world of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Learn how these molecules combine to form ordinary objects such as the chair you’re sitting on, the water in your glass, even you! Through hands-on, investigative projects, readers delve into the world of chemical reactions and changing matter, learning how these principles are used in many areas of science, from biochemistry to nuclear science. Combining hands-on science inquiry with chemistry, mathematics, and biology, projects include building models of molecules and bonds, identifying acids and bases, investigating the effect of temperature on reaction rate, and observing how a chemical reaction from vinegar, water, and bleach can accelerate the rusting of steel.Chemistry offers entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars to illuminate the topic and engage readers further, plus integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 509.252 N871m )
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
Did you know that Florence Nightingale pioneered the use of statistics in public health? That Marie Curie is still the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in both physics and chemistryand the only winner whose daughter also won a Nobel Prize? That in the 17th century, the most accomplished scholar in mathematical astronomy was a Polish woman, Maria Cunitz? This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of sixteen women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, computer science, and medicine.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 509.252 N871r )
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue a new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of 16 women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and medicine. Some of the notable women portrayed in the book include French mathematician Marie-Sophie Germain, known for her work in Elasticity theory, differential geometry, and number theory, and Scottish chemist Elizabeth Fulhame, best known for her 1794 work An Essay on Combustion. A companion volume to Magnificent Minds by the same author.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 796.332 J152e )
Publication Date: 2016-08-03
All-time greats, teams, today's favorite players, and playing tips - Updated stats and records, the Super Bowl, notable players, and team news - Football is the most popular sport in the U.S. According to a Harris poll, 35% of fans call the NFL their favorite sport, followed by Major League Baseball (14%), college football (11%), auto racing (7%), the NBA (6%), the NHL (5%) and college basketball (3%) - Everything Kids' books have sold more than 3.7 million copies! The Everything Kids' Football Book, 5th Edition has everything young readers need to learn about the sport, whether they are new to the game or longtime fans. Filled with the latest stats, tackle-worthy trivia, and more than 25 fun puzzles, this revised and updated guide to the gridiron tells readers all about: - The history of football and the NFL - Football stats and record holders - How to predict which teams will make it to the Super Bowl - How to develop offensive and defensive skills - Fantasy football leagues Featuring all the fun facts about football heroes, memorable games, and legendary plays, this fun and informative guide coaches readers on the tactics of the game so they can blitz, tackle, and make those touchdowns like a pro.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 158.1 Sch114s )
Publication Date: 2016-07-01
Start feeling good about yourself! In Self-Esteem for Teens, best-selling author Lisa Schab offers six core principles to build a healthy, positive view of yourself as you face all the challenges of teen life.How you feel about yourself affects every aspect of your life. When you have healthy self-esteem, you ll approach people, situations, and feelings with confidence. You ll have an easier time making friends, excelling in school, and interviewing for jobs. You ll be able to see yourself more clearly celebrating your strengths and accepting your weaknesses. And finally, you ll be better able to accomplish any goal you set. This book can teach you how. Self-Esteem for Teens will show you how you are in control your own self-esteem. When you truly believe in your own worth, discovering and developing your authentic self gives you the power to feel good and succeed in any area of life. You can learn to turn any life situation into a positive one and see mistakes and hurdles as opportunities and challenges. You can develop inner strength and peace. And you can make choices in your thoughts and actions that lead to positive outcomes with friends, family, dating, school, jobs, and activities.So, stop being unkind to yourself! Start cultivating a deep and abiding belief in your own self-worth. You can create the life you want! The principles in this book will show you how.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 347.73 M3584r )
Publication Date: 2016-07-15
Thurgood Marshall is best known for being the first African-American Supreme Court justice. However, he also was the lawyer who successfully overturned Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which desegregated public schools. Court cases that Marshall presided over are analyzed in this text with important historical and biographical information to help students understand this influential American figure.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 323.092 D8528e )
Publication Date: 2016-07-15
The first African-American to earn a doctorate at Harvard, W. E. B. Du Bois went on to become one of history's most important civil rights activists. This text analyzes how Du Bois became a leading figure in American history and examines his most influential texts. Students will read and interpret his most important works within their historical context.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 973.4092 H1801r )
Publication Date: 2016-07-15
This Renaissance man and founding father helped build the United States into the great nation it is today. Students analyze Hamilton's most influential texts, including the Federalist Papers, to better understand the foundational moments in United States history. Students will learn about Alexander Hamilton's life, his role in the American Revolution, and the writings and policies he implemented that still affect Americans today.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 813.3 St78g )
Publication Date: 2016-07-15
Harriet Beecher Stowe is often credited with bringing such attention to the plight of slaves in her most famous novel that she influenced the course of the American Civil War. In this text, Stowe's work as an abolitionist and author is examined in light of its great historical significance. Students will analyze the importance of Stowe's work in its contemporary historical context.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 818.309 T391c )
Publication Date: 2016-07-15
A leading author, philosopher, and activist, Thoreau's call to simple living has enticed readers for over one hundred years. Selections from Thoreau's most influential texts are analyzed in this book in order for students to better grasp Thoreau's life and the historical events that shaped his ideas.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 973.46 J359co )
Publication Date: 2016-07-15
This founding father was the principal author of the document that would free the United States from Great Britain. He became one of the most influential presidents of the new nation. In this text, Jefferson's life and his greatest works are examined alongside the important historical events that influenced him. Students will analyze Jefferson's writings in order to understand their contemporary influence as well as their lasting influence today.
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (J 796.0922 Sch338n )
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
The revised edition of "Native Athletes in Action" adds two new and exciting young basketball players to the roster of outstanding Native athletes already included in the book. Shoni Schimmel, a tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in eastern Oregon, has earned the nicknames The Umatilla Thrilla and Showtime in the world of women's basketball. To people in Indian Country, Shoni is an absolute hero. Kenny Dobbs, aka The Dunk Inventor, is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has toured the globe with the National Basketball Association as a celebrity dunker for sold-out shows. The biographies of all thirteen athletes describe the hard work, determination and education it took to accomplish their dreams and become the champions they are."
Call Number: Valley City State University Juvenile Nonfiction - Curriculum (E 811.52 G277s )
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
The one and only Dr. Seuss dispenses invaluable advice about life in this collection of his most memorable quotes. Featuring over sixty pages of cherished Seuss art and quotes from such classics as The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hatches the Egg, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and many more, this humorous and inspiring collection is, indeed, a perfect gift for those just starting out . . . or those who are already on their way!