Tillie Pierce was 15 years old when the Battle of Gettysburg raged around her. The three-day battle fought in July 1863 proved to be the deadliest of the Civil War and the turning point of the conflict. Go behind the scenes and follow the bloody battle in Tillie’s own words.
But this is not just an underdog story. It's an unflinching look at the persecution of Native Americans and its intersection with the beginning of one of the most beloved―and exploitative―pastimes in America, expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin.
From the Compact Disc edition.
Say hello to spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks! Arachnids is a colorful photo-filled animal-science reference book for young readers and browsers. Not only will kids discover basic topics such as habitat, anatomy, and diet, but they'll also be treated to fun topics such as arachnids in mythology and art—all written in a clear, concise way.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
A few days after Christmas 1890, U.S. cavalry troops surrounded and fired on a band of Lakota Sioux near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. The Indians had already surrendered, but when someone fired a shot while the band was being disarmed, chaos broke out. No one knows for sure who fired that first shot, but in the end nearly 300 Lakota lay dead. The massacre at Wounded Knee marked the final conflict between the Sioux and the U.S. Army. How would it affect the lives of the Lakota and change the United States?
Susie King Taylor, born a slave in 1848, would learn to read at secret schools and go on to teach countless others to read and write. Follow the course of the Civil War in her own words as she remembers her work as a nurse and teacher with an Army troop of African-American soldiers.
It is a bizarrely beautiful image: A man in a spacesuit stands isolated in an alien world. His companion, the photographer, and their landing craft are reflected in his visor. This photograph, taken by Neil Armstrong of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, is the most famous documentation of America’s 1969 moon landing. But to people in every country on Earth, it represented and still does so much more. The man in the photograph was hundreds of thousands of miles away from his home planet. He had conquered another world. It was, as Armstrong said, a giant leap for mankind. The photo of this historic event remains one of the most powerful and inspiring representations of the achievements of humankind.
Take to the skies with songbirds and raptors, and waddle with some flightless birds, too! Organized by animal-science reference topics such as anatomy, migration, and life cycle, Birds introduces young readers and browsers to these feathered animals through full-color photos and concise, factual text.