• Esperanza Rising

    by Pam Munoz Ryan Year Published: 2000
    Esperanza Rising is set in post-Revolutionary Mexico during the time of the American Great Depression.  It examines the plight of farm workers as they struggle to adapt and survive in the United States.
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  • The Most Beautiful Roof in the World

    by Kathryn Lasky Year Published:
    Journey along with Dr. Meg Lowman, a scientist who, with the help of slings, suspended walkways, and mountain-climbing equipment, has managed to ascend into one of our planet's least accessible and most fascinating ecosystems--the rain-forest canopy.
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  • Rainforest Research Journal

    by Paul Mason Year Published:
    Take a daring research trip through the Amazon rain forest. You'll be amazed to see venemous Brazilian wandering spiders, meat-eating piranha fish, and rare pink Amazon river dolphins. Find out how the rainforest habitat is changing for the animals, plants, and people who live there.
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  • Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

    by Sharon Robinson Year Published:
    A biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues, as told by his daughter.
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  • Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

    by Edwidge Danticat Year Published:
    From National Book Award nominee Edwidge Danticat comes a timely, brilliantly crafted story of hope and imagination--a powerful tribute to Haiti and children around the world! Hope comes alive in this heartfelt and deeply resonating story. While Junior is trapped for 8 days beneath his collapsed house after an earthquake, he uses his imagination for comfort. Drawing on beautiful, everyday-life memories, Junior paints a sparkling picture of Haiti for each of those days--flying kites with his best friend or racing his sister around St. Marc's Square--helping him through the tragedy until he is finally rescued. Love and hope dance across each page--granting us a way to talk about resilience as a family, a classroom, or a friend.
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