- For Black History Month: Three Stirring Biographies
Celebrate Black History Month with new books based on the lives of three influential African Americans: Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks. Although their personal stories differed, all three women played pivotal roles in the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality for all Americans.
- Tales of the RAF
In the spring of 1999, Hindsight Limited published Scramble!, the first in a six-book series for reluctant readers, centered around a 12-year-old boy growing up in England during World War II and the Royal Air Force fighter pilots he befriends. The Tales of the RAF series was written to appeal to eight- to 12-year-old boys who have difficulty finding age-appropriate books that suit their interests. Author Don Patterson has since discovered that the series appeals to a much broader audience.
- Amelia Earhart Comes to Life in Two Books for Young Readers
Amelia Earhart, one of the world's best-known aviators, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to be the first person to fly around the world via an equatorial route. In honor of the anniversary of her birth -- July 24 -- Education World reviews two new children's books that are sure to motivate young readers to learn more.
- Sitting Bull: A New Biography
June 25, 2000, marks the 124th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. A new biography of Sitting Bull sheds light on the Lakota chief who won the battle and fought to maintain his people's way of life.
- Teaching the Holocaust: Two New Books for Children
Two new books to facilitate teaching and discussing the Holocaust
- Two New Books Aim to Teach About Civil War
This week, Education World examines two new books that will enhance classroom study of the Civil War. The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Civil War, by historian Catherine Clinton, offers a detailed, heavily illustrated, year-by-year account of the war. Civil War Artist, written and illustrated by Taylor Morrison, is a fictional account of an artist who drew battlefield illustrations for use in the country's newspapers. Included: Tips for using each book in the classroom!
- Benjamin Franklin: An American Renaissance Man
Businessman, journalist, inventor, diplomat: A new biography of the intriguing and multitalented Benjamin Franklin provides a vivid and colorful look at one of the country's founders.
- The Real American West
Proud Native Americans, brave explorers, ambitious prospectors, groundbreaking women: This week, Education World celebrates the history, spirit, and people of the American West in two new and very different books.
- Never a Dull Moment! Growing Up in Colonial America
What was it like to grow up in colonial America? With Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun
Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes, today's students can experience colonial America through the
lives -- and activities -- of yesterday's families!
- Outrageous Women of the Renaissance: Warriors, Artists, Rulers, and
These stories of saints and scoundrels, from Joan of Arc to Moll Frith,
prove that the women of the Renaissance were as heroic --and as
scandalous-- as their men.
- A New Twist on Explorers!
If you've been searching for a different way to introduce your students
to the world of famous explorers, your search has ended! Workman
Publishing introduces Explorers, the latest in its
Fandex Family Field Guide series. The unique format of this new "book"
will engage young historians and motivate them to explore 50 of the
greatest adventurers in history --- famous explorers everybody has heard
of and some lesser-knowns too!
- Black History's Pioneering Women
"Three hundred years ago, Molly Bannaky, a white woman living in
Maryland, shocked many of her neighbors by marrying a black man. (Years
later, her daughter gave birth to a son, Benjamin Banneker, who went on
to become a noted scientist and one of the planners of the city of
Washington, D.C.) Forty years ago, Ruby Bridges, a black child living in
Louisiana, enraged many of her neighbors by attending an all-white
school. Now, two new books tell the stories of those women's lives
-- and of their courage."
- The Journal of a Black Cowboy
"Most Americans today know only the Hollywood version of the cowboy. If
there is more to know, it is simply this: The faces of the men were more
diverse than Hollywood has shown, the work was harder, and the cowboys
tougher...." Those are the words of Walter Dean Myers, who wrote *The
Journal of Joshua Loper: A Black Cowboy*. Historically accurate and
filled with information, this engaging journal from Scholastic's *My
Name Is America* series is bound to make students "as pleased as a
bullfrog in a horsefly roundup."
- Travel the Underground Railroad!
In *The Underground Railroad* --a new book from Scholastic-- author
Raymond Bial paints a vivid picture of the lives of slaves and of the
emotions behind their desperate need to escape, whatever the risks. Text
and photographs detail the history of slavery and the laws that governed
slaves. Bial visits slave cabins, auction yards, and other stops along
the Underground Railroad, and he introduces readers to some of the
heroes --black *and* white-- of the time.
- Three New Books Celebrate the Millennium!
Students will learn about calendars, important people in history, and a rare moment in time in three recently published books. While these books
teach about the turn of the millennium, each will have a long shelf life as a general information resource. Celebrate the millennium --
add these books to your classroom or library collection!
- New Books Celebrate 'One Giant Leap for Mankind'!
Three new kids' books examine in differing amounts of detail the historic moon landing of July 20, 1969. For kids who can't imagine a day
*before* moon exploration, these books will bring to life the excitement and the drama of the historic moment that captivated a nation and the
world. The historic 30th anniversary this year is a great opportunity for summer reading --- and summer learning!--07/19/1999
- New Book Provides Answers to Kids' Questions about Women's History
Author Sue Heinemann presents succinct, informative and interesting answers to more than 400 questions about women in American history in a new book (Wiley & Sons) for readers ages 9-14!--03/08/1999
- New Books Celebrate Black History!
Black History Month is the perfect time to explore a handful of new titles that shed light on the Black experience. Any one of these books -- which run the genre gamut from history to biography to poetry -- would make a worthy read-aloud this month (or any month) in elementary, middle, or high school classrooms everywhere!--02/22/1999
- Add Turn of the Century to Your Library Collection -- This Year!
What would it be like to go back in time to the year 1000? Or 1400? Or 1900? Kids will learn some history, and lots of interesting facts about how kids lived in each of the centuries of this millenium, in a new book -- Turn of the Century -- from Charlesbridge Publishing. Turn back time as you turn the pages of this fabulous new book, which should be on every school's library shelves!--01/18/1999
- PaperStar Introduces Plymouth Rock and Native American Titles
Some very popular titles from some of America's most popular children's book authors -- Jean Fritz, Paula Danziger, Tomie dePaola, Jan Brett, Tony Johnston, and Patricia Polacco included -- are now available in paperback! Paperbacks make great holiday gifts -- or the make buying class sets of books an affordable possibility.--11/09/1998
- A Pioneer Sampler -- A Look into Long Ago
The year is 1840. The place is a farm in the woods. Signs of spring are beginning to appear as A Pioneer Sampler begins. Curl up and read about a year in the life of the Robertsons, a pioneer family -- a real change of pace from daily life in the 1990s! A great addition to the middle-grade curriculum.
Included: Activity ideas!--10/26/1998
- Memories of Anne Frank's Friend
For young readers, a new book makes a perfect companion piece to a reading of Anne Frank's diary. This is the story of Anne Frank's childhood friend, Hannah Goslar. Remember Anne Frank's birthday (June 12) by sharing this moving and memorable story. --06/08/1998
- Celebrate Henry Ford's Life with a New Bio!
April 7 is the anniversary of Henry Ford's death. Ford's life is the focus of a new bio for young readers by author Catherine Gourley. --03/30/1998
- Meet History's Most "Outrageous" Women!
Many of their names don't just roll off the tongue, but their stories must be told! Meet the most outrageous women of ancient times in a new book from author Vicki Leon and publisher John Wiley & Sons. --03/02/1998
- Ten African-American Women Who "Dared" to Make a Difference
New from Tonya Bolden and Scholastic, And Not Afraid to Dare profiles ten African-American women who are models of accomplishment, dedication, and perseverance. --02/23/1998
- "Yo, Millard Fillmore!"
Want a fast, fun, and easy way to learn about the U.S. presidents? Check out a new book, Yo, Millard Fillmore!, from Millbrook Press. It's a crazy approach to learning that kids will love! --02/16/1998
- I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr.'s words -- spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 -- are brought to life in a new book from Scholastic Press. --01/12/1998
- The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition
The true story of the Amistad is told for students in the context of the times in which it took place. A great read aloud for elementary and middle schoolers! --12/15/1997
- Civil War Stories
Teaching Fact through Historical Fiction --06/15/1997