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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
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A beloved story about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation Berlin, 1936. The Olympic finals of the eight-oared rowing race. Germany, Italy, USA. The American boat touches the finish line first, beating all odds and sending... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
by Michael Pollan
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Have you ever wondered why Twinkies never go bad? Are you eating food, or are you eating "edible food-like substances"? This book will help you answer those questions, and help you eat and cook in ways that are healthier for your body and better for the... (read more)

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Do Something!: A Handbook for Young Activists
Do Something!: A Handbook for Young Activists
by Nancy Lublin and Vanessa Martir and Julia Steers
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Kids want to do it. Parents want their kids to do it. Schools often require kids to do it. So do it: Do something and change the world. And here's how, in a fist-in-the-air book for every young activist. DoSomething.org knows exactly how to reach kids... (read more)

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Teaching Kids to Change the World: Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6-12
Teaching Kids to Change the World: Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6-12
by Jen Griffin Wiesner
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Through a series of modules, this resource offers educators and youth-group leaders a means of inspiring social consciousness and action among youth and teaches young people how to think, rather than what to think. Without money, power, or the right to... (read more)

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The War in Iraq
The War in Iraq
by David Downing
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For anyone interested in primary sources and their significance, this is the source to turn to. Primary source accounts of history add an unmatched authenticity to this series. Each book introduces the period and the available sources, justifying why we... (read more)

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The Ten-Year Century: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium
The Ten-Year Century: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium
by James B Sutherland
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Remember worrying about the Y2K bug in 1999? Or life before Twitter? Ten years ago, September 11 was just another day, Facebook didn't exist, and Barack Obama was a little-known state senator. Some have called the jam-packed first decade of the new... (read more)

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Terrorism Alert! (Disaster Alert!)
Terrorism Alert! (Disaster Alert!)
by Lynn Peppas
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This sensitively-written book examines the history of terrorism and sheds light on the groups that carry out these acts. The security measures taken by countries around the world are explained as well as how they fight terrorism. Topics include... (read more)

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Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food
Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food
by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson
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Chocolate hits all the right sweet--and bitter--notes: cutting-edge genetic science whisked in with a strong social conscience, history, and culture yield one thought-provoking look into one of the world's most popular foods. Readers who savored Chew on... (read more)

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Being Muslim
Being Muslim
by Haroon Siddiqui
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Since 9/11, the world has been confronted with the most volatile facets of Islam with little explanation of how or why these controversial elements developed. Written by one of North America's most honored journalists, Being Muslim presents an up-front... (read more)

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Population 1.3 Billion: China Becomes a Super Superpower (24/7: Science Behind the Headlines: Special Edition)
Population 1.3 Billion: China Becomes a Super Superpower (24/7: Science Behind the Headlines: Special Edition)
by Scholastic
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- Exciting new journalistic design uses bold graphics and dramatic photography - In-the-moment reporting allows readers to experience historic events as they unfold - Highly visual front matter includes facts and figures about the topic as well as... (read more)

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Nobel's Women for Peace (Women's Hall of Fame)
Nobel's Women for Peace (Women's Hall of Fame)
by Michelle Benjamin
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Among the women celebrated in this book are Baroness Bertha von Suttner, one of the first activists in the modern peace movement, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan, who worked in the 1970s to bring peace to Northern Ireland, and Mother Teresa, who was... (read more)

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I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book about Deployment
I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book about Deployment
by Beth Andrews
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Empire (Groundwork Guides)
Empire (Groundwork Guides)
by James Laxer
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The United States presides over the most far-flung imperial system ever established. This thoughful study compares the American Empire to those of the past, finding much can be learned from the fates of the British, Roman, Chinese, Incan, and Aztec... (read more)

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Gangs (Hot Topics)
Gangs (Hot Topics)
by Jenny Mackay
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The immediate relevancy of hot topics like pandemics, gay rights and students' rights makes this series prime material for student research. Each title provides a thorough and carefully balanced presentation of the many issues surrounding each topic... (read more)

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Why War Is Never a Good Idea
Why War Is Never a Good Idea
by Alice Walker and Stefano Vitale
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Poet and activist Alice Walkers evocative, heartfelt poem personifies the power and wanton devastation of war. Vitales compelling paintings illustrate this unflinching look at wars destructive nature and unforeseen consequences. Full color.... (read more)

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Making Change: Tips from an Underage Ove
Making Change: Tips from an Underage Ove
by Bilaal Rajan
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Motivation, inspiration and fundraising tips from UNICEF Canada's Child Representative.... (read more)

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
by William Kamkwamba
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When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his... (read more)

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Antarctica, the Last Wilderness (Understanding Global Issues)
Antarctica, the Last Wilderness (Understanding Global Issues)
by Jonathan Bocknek
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Eight new titles in this popular series engage readers in objective discussions of key global concerns facing the world today. From urbanization to the looming energy crisis, from climate change to emigration, each book examines how present action--or... (read more)

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Video Games (Matters of Opinion)
Video Games (Matters of Opinion)
by Hayley Mitchell Haugen
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The Race to Fix the Global Economy (World in Crisis)
The Race to Fix the Global Economy (World in Crisis)
by Sarah Levete
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