42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero

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Candlewick #ad - Jackie faced cruel and sometimes violent hatred and discrimination, but he proved himself again and again, exhibiting courage, restraint, determination, and a phenomenal ability to play the game. An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and became an American hero.

Baseball, football — no matter the game, basketball, Jackie Robinson excelled. Settling for playing baseball in the Negro Leagues, Jackie chafed at the inability to prove himself where it mattered most: the major leagues. His talents would have easily landed another man a career in pro sports, but such opportunities were closed to athletes like Jackie for one reason: his skin was the wrong color.

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero #ad - Then in 1946, branch rickey, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, recruited Jackie Robinson. In this compelling biography, award-winning author Doreen Rappaport chronicles the extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson and how his achievements won over — and changed — a segregated nation.

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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Fighting for Justice

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Heyday #ad - He knew that what the government was doing was unfair. But fred refused to go. The first book in the fighting for justice series fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends-just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the united states went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps.

. The story of fred korematsu's fight against discrimination explores the life of one courageous person who made the United States a fairer place for all Americans, and it encourages all of us to speak up for justice. Fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends—just like lots of other Americans.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Fighting for Justice #ad - But everything changed when the united states went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps. This included fred, whose parents had immigrated to the United States from Japan many years before.

And when he got put in jail for resisting, he knew he couldn't give up. Inspired by the award-winning book for adults Wherever There's a Fight, the Fighting for Justice series introduces young readers to real-life heroes and heroines of social progress.

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Candlewick #ad - Not bad. As if training to be a competitive eater weren’t enough, he’s also got to keep an eye on his little brother, if the family believed in labels, Mal who, but they don’t, would be labeled autistic, so they just label him Mal. But everything changed when the united states went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps.

. So he really needs that prize money. Like, yesterday. The first book in the fighting for justice series fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends-just like lots of other Americans. Master talent pete hautman has cooked up a rich narrative shot through with equal parts humor and tenderness, and the result is a middle-grade novel too delicious to put down.

Slider #ad - . In fact, he’ll have to do better: he’s going to compete in the super Pigorino Bowl, the world’s greatest pizza-eating contest, and he has to win it, because he borrowed his mom’s credit card and accidentally spent $2, 000 on it. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.

Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman. David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds.

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The Stars Beneath Our Feet

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Knopf Books for Young Readers #ad - They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. We definitely haven’t heard the last of his brilliance. Jacqueline woodson, newbery honor and national book award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming “The Stars Beneath Our Feet is about the weight of the world on the back of a child, and the creative tools necessary to alleviate that pressure.

More praise for the stars beneath our feet:a new york times notable booka time magazine top 10 children's books of the yeara boston globe Best Children's Book of the YearA Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Shelf Awareness Best Book of the YearA YALSA Quick PickAn ALA Notable Book “A fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us.

The Stars Beneath Our Feet #ad - When lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. The right story at the right time. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for. The new york times a boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity.

But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world. David barclay moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge—of adolescence, of grief, of violence—and shows how Lolly’s inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors.

David barclay Moore is an exciting new voice.

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As Brave As You Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers

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Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - Kirkus award finalist schneider family book award winner coretta scott king Author Honor Book When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires—literally—in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award. Genie’s summer is full of surprises.

Dumbfounded by ernie’s reluctance, playing tennis, genie is left to wonder—is bravery and becoming a man only about proving something, or is it just as important to own up to what you won’t do? The first book in the fighting for justice series fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, and hanging around with his friends-just like lots of other Americans.

As Brave As You Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers #ad - Nada. And when he finds the secret room that grandpop is always disappearing into—a room so full of songbirds and plants that it’s almost as if it’s been pulled inside-out—he begins to wonder if his grandfather is really so brave after all. But everything changed when the united states went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps.

. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. It’s his fourteenth birthday, Grandpop says to become a man, and, you have to learn how to shoot a gun. Thunderstruck and—being a curious kid—Genie peppers Grandpop with questions about how he covers it so well besides wearing way cool Ray-Bans.

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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

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Katherine Tegen Books #ad - But everything changed when the united states went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin and, eventually, Benny.

But will anyone believe him? national book award finalist * ala schneider family book award * 2019 alsc notable children’s book * publishers weekly best books of 2018 * 2019-2020 nebraska golden sower award * amazon best books of 2018 * kirkus best of children's 2018 * new york public library best books 2018 * chicago public library best of the Best Books 2018 * 2018 Nerdy Book Club Middle Grade Winner * South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee * 2020 Colorado Children's Book Award Nominee * Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2019 9-12 * 2020 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee * 2020-2021 Missouri Association of School Librarians Mark Twain Readers Award Preliminary Nominee * 2020-2021 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee * The first book in the fighting for justice series fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends-just like lots of other Americans.

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle #ad - From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Cook, redemption, comes a deeply poignant and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, Leslie Connor, and hope. Mason buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write.

Fifteen months ago, mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard.

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Wild Bird

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Knopf Books for Young Readers #ad - That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. From the award-winning author of the running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them anymore.

Yeah, right. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around. This is wilderness therapy camp. The wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. I read wild Bird in one long mesmerized gulp.

Wild Bird #ad - But angry can’t put up a tent. Wren’s going to have to admit she needs help if she’s going to survive. Wren will break your heart—and then mend it. Nancy werlin, national book award finalist for The Rules of Survival "Van Draanen’s Wren is real and relatable, and readers will root for her. Voya, playing tennis,  starred review the first book in the fighting for justice series fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, and hanging around with his friends-just like lots of other Americans.

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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

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Viking Books for Young Readers #ad - Maybe. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. A 2018 pura belpré author Honor BookSave the restaurant. The first book in the fighting for justice series fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends-just like lots of other Americans.

But this summer also includes Carmen, a poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturo’s apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela’s restaurant. Save the town. Can thirteen-year-old arturo zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL? For Arturo, sipping mango smoothies, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, and keeping cool under banyan trees.

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora #ad - Get the girl. He almost doesn’t notice the smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it. Arturo refuses to let his family and community go down without a fight, and as he schemes with Carmen, Arturo discovers the power of poetry and protest through untold family stories and the work of José Martí.

Funny and poignant, the epic fail of arturo zamora is the vibrant story of a family, a striking portrait of a town, and one boy's quest to save both, perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia. But everything changed when the united states went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps.

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Space Case Moon Base Alpha

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - Everyone agrees Dr. It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School. Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon.

And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time—and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games. Then moon base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead.

Space Case Moon Base Alpha #ad - Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. But Dr. But everything changed when the united states went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.

Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. The first book in the fighting for justice series fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends-just like lots of other Americans.

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The First Rule of Punk

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Viking Books for Young Readers #ad - On day one, violates the school’s dress code with her punk rock look, twelve-year-old Malú María Luisa, if you want to annoy her inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School’s queen bee, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malú finally begins to feel at home.

Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. A 2018 pura belpré author honor bookthe first rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.

The First Rule of Punk #ad - There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school—you can’t fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself! Black and white illustrations and collage art throughout make The First Rule of Punk a perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girl and online magazines like Rookie.

The real malú loves rock music, and Soyrizo hold the cilantro, zines, skateboarding, please. But everything changed when the united states went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps.

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Serafina and the Black Cloak The Serafina Series Book 1

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Disney-Hyperion #ad - The first book in the fighting for justice series fred korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends-just like lots of other Americans. Be sure to watch the book trailer in the media section below. Never go into the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.

Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate. Vanderbilt's vast and opulent home, but she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember.

Serafina and the Black Cloak The Serafina Series Book 1 #ad - Braeden and serafina must uncover the Man in the Black Cloak's true identity before all of the children vanish one by one. Serafina's hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear, where she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic. And Mrs. Disney-Hyperion. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must not only face her darkest enemy, but delve into the strange mystery of her own identity.

This page-turning thriller from disney-hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, has been on the bestsellers list for more than 50 weeks, and is already being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. Following her own harrowing escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of Biltmore's owners.

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