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Cover: Being Female in America

Being Female in America – School Library Connection

In this six-set series, each of the books follows the same format with reference aids at the end that include essential facts, glossary, additional resources, source notes, and index. In addition, each of the books includes discussion starters at the end of the chapter, captioned color… View →

 
Cover: Famous Ships

Famous Ships – School Library Connection

Reminiscent of old scrapbooks filled with photos and documents, these attractive, well-designed books offer background and little-known facts about famous ships. Of particular note is the writing style: each title manages to maintain suspense, even though readers are well aware of the ships’ View →

 
Cover: News Literacy

News Literacy – Booklist

These volumes in the News Literacy series provide solid information that will help readers discern what is true and what’s false in the media. Advertising Overload focuses on internet advertising, explaining its evolution and how ads appear in different forms, including product placement;… View →

 
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Chance the Rapper: Independent Innovator (Hip-Hop Artists) – Booklist

Readers of this entry in the Hip-Hop Artists series will receive an in-depth look at Chance’s musical influences, personal life, philanthropy, and love of Chicago. Readers should make good use out of the book’s time line, sidebars, “Essential Facts,” glossary, vocabulary words, and… View →

 
Cover: Conservation Success Stories

Conservation Success Stories – Booklist

★*STARRED*★ The Conservation Success Stories series does an outstanding job of examining the many forces that threaten specific biomes and their inhabitants, the causes and impacts of such endangerment, and… View →

 
Cover: Super Simple Earth Investigations

Super Simple Fossil Projects: Science Activities for Future Paleontologists (Super Simple Earth Investigations) – Booklist

Introductory material covers fossils, fossil types, how, where, when, why, and so what. Once these basics are addressed, using engaging and accessible language, pages progress into satisfyingly simple, gooey, and fun art projects. Six activities, requiring anywhere from about an hour to a… View →

 
Cover: Women in Sports

Women in Sports – School Library Connection

The series’ authors write objectively about the struggle for women’s rights in sports history, without concealing facts, in an age-appropriate manner. Though recommended for a fifth grade reading level, I would not be shy to include this in a high school library as it provides basic… View →

 
Cover: Holidays

Holidays – School Library Connection

Each book includes a brief explanation of the holiday covered with photographs to illuminate the text, a section which details “Signs of the holiday,” and online information with codes to access crafts, games, and videos. View →

 
Cover: Protest Movements

Protest Movements – School Library Connection

This series is a first-rate overview of protest movements in the United States. Each title is an excellent introduction to these important issues, covering their background, perspectives, further evidence, and obstacles. The well-chosen photos, illustrations, and maps greatly enhance the… View →

 
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STEM Superstar Women – School Library Connection

This series features biographies about women who have made significant discoveries and contributions to the fields of science and mathematics. Technical vocabulary is defined and described, significant facts are included, and text features highlight pertinent information. Readers will find… View →

 
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Super Simple Earth Day Activities: Fun and Easy Holiday Projects for Kids (Super Simple Holidays) – Booklist

This Super Simple Holidays series title lives up to its name by providing fun and easy Earth Day crafts for kids. The book briefly mentions some ways people around the world celebrate Earth Day, including participating in marches and rallies, picking up trash, or planting trees. Several… View →

 
Cover: Being Female in America

Being Female in America – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The authors pull no punches when it comes to examining historical and contemporary forms of sexism in the United States. Each volume is steeped in statistics, research, and newsworthy anecdotes. Ingrained gender stereotypes and the differences between sexism and misogyny are explored, with… View →