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      Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink

      by Gail Carson Levine

      Apr 2015

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      Acclaimed author Gail Carson Levine gives writing guidance via essays inspired by her blog readers' questions. Her most frequent advice? "Have fun, and save what you write!" Index.

      Frozen in Time: Clarence Birdseye’s Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food

      by Mark Kurlansky

      Mar 2015

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      Once unappealing and unpopular, frozen food became a staple of the American diet by the end of World War II, thanks to Clarence Birdseye's revolutionary ideas. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photo insert.

      Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

      by Rebecca L. Johnson

      Feb 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

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      Scientists are studying the "Dead Zone," an area contaminated by the 1986 meltdown of a Ukrainian nuclear plant, which now teems with wildlife—radioactive wildlife. Author's note. Glossary. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Resources for further information. Index. Full-color photographs.

      The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans

      by Elizabeth Rusch

      Jan 2015

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      Engineers are testing designs—such as airbags on the ocean floor and a floating, oyster-shaped jaw—to transform the "potent pulsing movement of waves into electricity." Glossary. Notes. Sources. Further resources. Index. Full-color diagrams and photographs.

      Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America

      by Russell Freedman

      Dec 2014

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      March 21, 1965: “This is a great day to be alive,” exclaimed Sister Mary Leoline, one of thousands marching fifty-four miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to support the Voting Rights Act. Time line. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

      Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

      by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

      Nov 2014

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      As climate change quickly transforms this “icebound frontier into a land of opportunity,” the Arctic has become “the scene of an ever-growing power struggle.” Source notes. Glossary. Selected bibliography. Sources for further information. Index. Full-color photographs and maps.

      The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814

      by Jane Sutcliffe

      Oct 2014

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      “The enemy are advancing. . . . Go, for Gods sake go.” The compelling chronology of the British invasion of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, from a variety of perspectives. Quotation sources. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color reproductions of period maps, paintings, and illustrations.

      D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944

      by Rick Atkinson

      Sep 2014

      Nonfiction Middle

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      An up-close look at the planning, execution, and aftermath of D-Day, 1944—the beginning of the end of World War II. Young readers’ adaptation of The Guns at Last Light. Time line. Glossary. Places to visit. Resources for more information. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

      At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui

      by Christine Liu-Perkins

      Aug 2014

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      China: Over two thousand years ago, Lady Dai was buried with her family. In 1972, their tombs were discovered, and Lady Dai’s body was remarkably preserved. Time line of the Qin and early Han dynasties. Glossary. Author’s note. Index. Full-color photographs and watercolor illustrations.

      Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood

      by James McMullan

      Jul 2014

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      James McMullan was a timid, artistic boy growing up in a privileged western community within China. When WWII erupted, his comfortable life was upturned. Full-color illustrations.

      The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond

      by Patrick Dillon

      Jun 2014

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      Chimneys, staircases, and glass windows transformed early buildings. Since, innovations have continued to inspire iconic architecture, including Notre Dame, the Taj Mahal, and the Chrysler Building. Index. Time line. Fold-out flaps. Full-color illustrations rendered in colored pencil.

      A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country

      by Ilene Cooper

      May 2014

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      In 1917, Jeanette Rankin declared, “I may be the first woman member of Congress, but I won’t be the last.” Here are the stories of women who followed in her footsteps to U.S. elected office. Foreword by former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe. Appendix. List of women who have served in Congress. Endnotes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color illustrations and photographs.
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