Stuart A. Kallen
Oliver La Farge - Children's Juvenile 1 available
Introduces the problems of global waste disposal, describing the hazards of toxins associated with landfills, plastics floating in the oceans, and debris orbiting the planet, with some of the solutions proposed by scientists. --Publisher.
Long before Europeans explored the lands and waters above the Arctic Circle, several Inuit groups lived in this harsh, snowy landscape. They spoke different languages and developed unique ways to thrive in the ice and snow. These include making homes from whalebones and animals skins and hunting seals with spears through holes in the ice.Many Inuit still live in the Arctic. While many aspects of Arctic life have changed, the Inuit are working to preserve...
"The student-led March For Our Lives movement, formed in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, captured widespread attention in 2018. The raw emotion and eloquence of these student activists have made a strong impression on the nation and the world. Many other students in cities and towns all across the country have taken on other causes. Whether their efforts are local or global, whether they generate...
Discusses the cultural practices, religious beliefs, interaction with European settlers, and current lives of some of the native peoples of southern California, including the Ohlone, Yokuts, and Monache people.
Discusses historical origins, the teachings, practices, spread of Shinto into modern times.
7) The Mayans
9) Sun bears
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and life cycle of this tropical bear, the smallest bear in the world.
A history of country music which discusses its roots, influences, and various types including bluegrass, honky tonk, cowboy music, western swing, and rockabilly.
Examines the history or reggae, including its origin and its worldwide influence.
Provides a brief background to the witch trials of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, then focuses on five of the personalities at the center of this unusual chapter in U.S. history.
13) John Lennon
Profiles the life and work of John Lennon, his life in Liverpool, learning rock and roll, becoming a star, Beatlemania, his wife Yoko Ono, and the last years.
Discusses the origins of jazz, famed jazz musicians, musical movements within the genre, and jazz's influence on rock 'n' roll.
Examines musical genres ranging from Western classical to rock and roll, focusing on the music, the musicians, the instruments, and on music's place in cultural history.
Discusses the lives of such famous male comedians as Charlie Chaplin, Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy and Jim Carrey, including adversities each has endured before and after establishing themselves as veteran celebrities in their careers.
Discusses the evolution of classical music, including the contributions of various cultures and composers. Brief biographical sketches of significant composers are included.
Traces the history of the sphinx, an ancient mythological half-human, half-lion figure usually associated with ancient Egypt, but one whose aura continues to fascinate in modern times--
"As a young adult, you face unique financial challenges when actualizing your dreams. But given the right tools and resources, you can learn to spend wisely and live on your own terms. Understanding the basics is key"--