Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin chronicles the fascinating story behind the Brown v. Board of Education's landmark Supreme Court decision.
In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth Century aimed to end school segregation in the United States. Although known as Brown v. Board of Education, the ruling applied not just to the case of Linda Carol Brown, an African American third grader refused entry to an all-white Topeka, Kansas school, but to cases involving children in South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Here is the story of the many people who stood up to racial inequality, some risking significant danger and hardship, and of careful strategizing by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Historical photographs, a time line, texts of primary sources and other valuable back matter are included.
Автор: Rubin, Susan Goldman Название: Untitled Book On Voting Rights ISBN: 0823439577 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780823439577 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1847 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The corruption, activism, heroic efforts, and ongoing struggles for the right to vote are chronicled by an award-winning nonfiction author. For over 200 years, people have marched, gone to jail, risked their lives, and even died trying to get the right to vote in the United States. Others, hungry to acquire or hold onto power, have gone to extraordinary lengths to prevent people from casting ballets or outright stolen votes and sometimes entire elections. Perfect for students who want to know more about voting rights, this nonfiction book contains an extensive view of suffrage from the Founding Fathers to the 19th Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to today's voter suppression controversies, and explains the barriers people of color, Indigenous people, and immigrants face. Back matter includes a bibliography, source notes, texts of the Constitution and amendments, a timeline, and an index.
Описание: Ela Stein was eleven years old in February of 1942 when she was sent to the Terezin concentration camp with other Czech Jews. By the time she was liberated in 1945, she was fifteen. Somehow during those horrendous three-and-a-half years of sickness, terror, separation from loved ones, and loss, Ela managed to grow up.
Although conditions were wretched, Ela forged lifelong friendships with other girls from Room 28 of her barracks. Adults working with the children tried their best to keep up the youngest prisoners' spirits. A children's opera called Brundibar was even performed, and Ela was chosen to play the pivotal role of the cat.
Yet amidst all of this, the feared transports to death camps and death itself were a part of daily life. Full of sorrow, yet persistent in its belief that humans can triumph over evil; this unusual memoir tells the story of an unimaginable coming of age.
Описание: In 1964, Mississippi civil rights groups banded together to fight Jim Crow laws in a state where only 6.4 percent of eligible black voters were registered. Testing a bold new strategy, they recruited students from across the United States. That summer these young volunteers defied segregation by living with local black hosts, opening Freedom Schools to educate disenfranchised adults and their children, and canvassing door-to-door to register voters. Everyone involved knew there would be risks but were nonetheless shocked when three civil rights workers disappeared and were soon presumed murdered. The organizers' worst fears were realized as volunteers, local activists, and hosts faced terror on a daily basis. Yet by the middle of August, incredible strides had been made in spite of the vicious intimidation. The summer unleashed an unstoppable wave of determination from black Mississippians to demand their rights and helped bring about a new political order in the American South. Fifty years after this landmark civil rights project in Mississippi, an award-winning author offers a riveting account of events that stunned the nation. Includes over 75 photographs, drawings, original documents, a timeline, source notes, bibliography, maps, and an index.
Описание: Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir, told in Spanish. I don t consider myself a hero, says Daniel Hernandez. I did what I thought anyone should have done. Heroes are people who spend a lifetime committed to helping others. When Daniel Hernandez was twenty years old, he was working as an intern for U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. On January 8, 2011, during a Congress on Your Corner event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandez s quick thinking saved Giffords s life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. Hernandez s bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama. But while that may have been his most well-known moment in the spotlight, Daniel Hernandez, Jr., is a remarkable individual who has already accomplished much in his young life, and is working to achieve much more. This memoir, told in Spanish, explores Daniel s life, his character, and the traits that a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero like Daniel."
Автор: Hernandez Daniel, Rubin Susan Goldman Название: They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth ISBN: 1442462280 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781442462281 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 2573 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Rubin Susan Goldman Название: Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People ISBN: 0810984113 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810984110 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 3029 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book follows Rivera's career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included. The book contains a list of museums where you can see Rivera's art, a historical note, a glossary, and a bibliography.
Praise for Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People STARRED REVIEWS "With engaging prose that is beautifully illustrated with Diego Rivera's paintings and murals, this spacious volume introduces the great Mexican artist to young people. Accompanied by crisply reproduced color images of both the bright, minutely detailed murals as well as archival photos of the artist at work, the accessible account discusses how Diego constructed his art..." --Booklist, starred review
"The stunning illustrations include images of Rivera's murals, his "cartoon" drawings, reproductions of art that he found influential, and photographs. The design, with scrollwork along the top and bottom and an unusual placement of page numbers, exudes style. The text is clearly written, straightforward, and attention-grabbing, with a good number of quotes interspersed throughout." --School Library Journal, starred review
"A carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation." --Kirkus Reviews
"There is life to these pages, and breadth to its subject. Short enough to reward a wary reader but with enough context and clarity to bring Diego to life, Rubin takes a tricky guy for kids to know about and makes him precisely what he was: bigger than life." --School Library Journal, Fuse 8 Blog
"Enhanced by gorgeously reproduced photos and artwork, Rubin's account follows the Mexican artist from his early drawings -- as a small child, he was given free rein in a room "covered with black canvas as high as he could reach" -- through his eventful, productive life." --The Washington Post
"Rubin traces Rivera's life from his emergent boyhood talent, through the formal studio education that left him restless and professionally unsatisfied, to realizing his calling to create massive public artworks for the common people, celebrating the dignity of their labor." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Award School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 Best Multicultural Children's Books 2013 (Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature) Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014 Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award 2014
Описание: Explore the life and legacy of the world`s most celebrated fashion designer Coco Chanel, by award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin.
Автор: Rubin Susan Goldman Название: Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein ISBN: 1580893457 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781580893459 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1197 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Beginning with Lenny's childhood in Boston and ending with his triumphant conducting debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic when he was just twenty-five, Music Was IT draws readers into the energetic, passionate, challenging, music-filled life of young Leonard Bernstein. Archival photographs, mostly from the Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress, illustrate this fascinating biography, which also includes a foreword by Bernstein's daughter Jamie. Extensive back matter includes biographies of important people in Bernstein's life, as well as a discography of his music.
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