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Gender Identity

Gender Identity

Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms

What does gender identity mean to you? In Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms, middle and high schoolers explore the spectrum of the LGBTQ movement through the lenses of history, media, and culture, with a particular focus on transgender rights and the rights of gender-variant people. Through essential questions, primary sources, and investigative projects, readers

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Feminism

Feminism

The March Toward Equal Rights for Women

Why are women treated differently from men? In Feminism: The March Toward Equal Rights for Women, middle and high schoolers take a long look at the history of feminism and meet several key historical figures who helped bring about the different waves of the movement. Through essential questions, primary sources, and investigative projects, readers develop

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The Renaissance Thinkers

The Renaissance Thinkers

With History Projects for Kids

The Renaissance Thinkers: With History Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 10 through 15 to the biographies of five of the most influential scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance era, including Filippo Brunelleschi, Machiavelli, Copernicus, Thomas More, and Francis Bacon. All of these men made huge leaps in philosophical and scientific thought and introduced concepts

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The Renaissance Inventors

The Renaissance Inventors

With History Projects for Kids

In The Renaissance Inventors: With History Projects for Kids, readers 10 through 15 explore the period of European history from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries while focusing on the biographies of five inventors from that time and the creations they brought to the world. The lives of Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Leon Battista Alberti,

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The Renaissance Artists

The Renaissance Artists

With History Projects for Kids

The Renaissance Artists: With History Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 10 through 15 to the Italian Renaissance as it was experienced by five of the world’s most renowned artists: Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Kids learn about the biographies of these Renaissance artists through the perspective of three to four

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The Renaissance Explorers

The Renaissance Explorers

With History Projects for Kids

Being a Renaissance explorer was both exciting and rewarding. But it sure wasn’t easy! Explorers in the Age of Exploration faced many challenges and dangers as their ships sailed into new and unfamiliar lands. Some explorers caught diseases, while others battled with native peoples over control of the territory. Without the efforts of the Renaissance

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World War II

World War II

From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

Why did the world find itself immersed in another global conflict only two decades after World War I? World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb introduces kids ages 12 to 15 to the political, military, and cultural forces that shook the globe from 1939 to 1945

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Globalization

Globalization

Why We Care About Faraway Events

Have you noticed that our planet is becoming increasingly connected? In Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events, kids ages 12 to 15 focus on the definition of globalization and discover how technology drives globalization, which affects economies, political systems, human rights, and cultures around the world. The book also explores the future of globalization and

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The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

More than 58,000 American troops and personnel died in the humid jungles and muddy rivers of Vietnam during the 20-year conflict. But why? What were they fighting for? And how could the world's most powerful military be defeated by a small, poverty-stricken country? In The Vietnam War, kids ages 12 to 15 explore the global conditions

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Eruptions and Explosions

Eruptions and Explosions

Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

The energy released when volcanoes erupt, engines combust, or bombs explode both thrills and fascinates people. But this power also kills. Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts recounts the history of five blowups that continued to rattle the world long after the smoke had cleared and embers cooled. The latest book in the Mystery

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Epidemics and Pandemics

Epidemics and Pandemics

Real Tales of Deadly Diseases

Feel a tickle in your throat? Do you still have that headache? Could you be falling victim to a deadly virus? From history's earliest days, bacteria and viruses have stalked humans. Stowing on wagons, ships, and airplanes, these diseases traversed the globe, infecting people in city streets and isolated hamlets. Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of

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Tomb Raiders

Tomb Raiders

Real Tales of Grave Robberies

Why on earth would anyone want to dig up a grave? The characters in Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies all have their reasons. Armed with shovels and crowbars, thieves throughout history have unearthed graves out of greed, hunger, and knowledge. Tomb Raiders recounts little-known stories of body snatchers and crooks of the crypt, including

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Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure-fleeing for freedom. Whether you're a slave seeking freedom to the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge to be free drives your every move. In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, readers ages 9 to 12 meet five

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Terrorism

Terrorism

Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace

Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? The answer to that question is ancient, complicated, and crucial to a perceptive understanding of the global community we live in today. In Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace, readers ages 12 to 15 explore the history, causes, psychology, and potential solutions

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Daring Heists

Daring Heists

Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers

In the early morning hours after St. Patrick's Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers introduces readers to the suspenseful history of interesting crimes.

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Weird Disappearances

Weird Disappearances

Real Tales of Missing People

Why have the people of Roanoke Colony never been found? Historians are still trying to answer that question. Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People tells five true stories of people who vanished–against the backdrop of historical circumstances, such as the carving out of a new world in an ancient culture.

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The Holocaust

The Holocaust

Racism and Genocide in World War II

About 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, when the Nazi regime carried out systemic mass murder of Jewish people, Soviet civilians, criminals, the disabled, mentally ill, and other groups of people. In The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, readers ages 12 to 15 learn about the long history of anti-Semitism

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Survival

Survival

Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster

Tales of survival are as old as humanity! In Survival: True Stories, the second book of the Mystery & Mayhem series, readers discover accounts of survival that required innovation, a thirst for adventure, and even a bit of brutality.

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Pirates and Shipwrecks

Pirates and Shipwrecks

Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas

Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories is the first in a new series for 9–12 year olds called Mystery & Mayhem, which features true tales that whet kids' appetites for history by engaging them in genres with proven track records–mystery and adventure. History is made of near misses, unexplained disappearances, unsolved mysteries, and bizarre events that

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Human Migration

Human Migration

Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind

Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind retraces the paths of our ancestors, from our common roots in Africa to the complexity of today's immigration practices, and invites readers ages 12 to 15 to explore questions about political conflict, environmental challenges, and the future of human migration. Readers engage in problem solving in many

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Comparative Religion

Comparative Religion

Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition

Over 7 billion people live on the earth, and 84 percent of them describe themselves as being religious. What does that mean? Few topics incite such passion as religion. Why are humans invested in ideas that may never be proved? Why has religion played such an important role in history? In Comparative Religion: Investigate the World

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Civic Unrest

Civic Unrest

Investigate the Struggle for Social Change

From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the Civil Rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. And the story of civic unrest doesn't end

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World Myths and Legends

World Myths and Legends

25 Fascinating Projects You Can Build Yourself

World Myths and Legends retells tales from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. From the Greek myths to ancient epics like Gilgamesh and the trickster tales of Anansi the Spider, it helps readers think about why the same themes, characters, and events may show up in different parts of the globe. All

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Timekeeping

Timekeeping

Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time travels through the past and into the future to explore how humans have measured the passage of time. From ancient civilization's earliest calendars and shadow clocks to GPS and the atomic clocks of today, in Timekeeping, kids will track the evolution of timekeeping devices, meet the

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The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World with 25 Projects

Imagine a world without brand-name products! Before the Industrial Revolution it was not possible to produce enough of the same item to have a brand, but in 100 years the world changed from make-your-own everything to a society of manufactured goods. The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World introduces the dynamic

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Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World

Discover Amazing Monuments to Civilization with 20 Projects

Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Greek scholars named seven of the most wondrous monuments to civilization, including the Pyramids of Egypt and Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Through the centuries these treasures were known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Because all but the Egyptian pyramids have been lost to the ravages of

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Great Medieval Projects

Great Medieval Projects

You Can Build Yourself

Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the Middle Ages in Europe alive through hands-on activities for kids ages 9-12. Addressing various aspects of medieval life, this book provides historically accurate details of the period leading up to the Renaissance. From monastic life to castle living, villages to towns, each section offers a glimpse

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Explorers of the New World

Explorers of the New World

Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 22 Projects

Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Readers ages 9–12 can delve into the expeditions of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Hernán Cortés, and more. Using common household items and

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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas. Most of Leonardo's inventions were never made in his lifetime-they remained sketches in his famous notebooks. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build

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Amazing Africa Projects

Amazing Africa Projects

You Can Build Yourself

While Africa is one continent it contains many diverse countries. Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the stunning landscapes, ancient civilizations and ethnic groups, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of the vast African continent. With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using common household supplies and

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