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  • Man on the Moon: How a Photograph Made Anything Seem Possible

    Pamela Jain Dell, Kathleen Baxter

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Feb. 1, 2011)
    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.
  • Coronado: Francisco Vazquez de Coronado Explores the Southwest

    Robin Doak

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2001)
    A biography outlining the life of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, the Spaniard who led an expedition and exploration through the American Southwest.
  • Magnets

    Darlene Ruth Stille

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2001)
    Provides an introduction to magnets and how they work and what products magnets may be found in.
  • The Teapot Dome Scandal: Corruption Rocks 1920s America

    Barbara J. Davis

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2007)
    A look at the Teapot Dome scandal, in which government oil reserves were leased without competitive bidding, that rocked the administration of President Warren G. Harding.
  • Benito Mussolini: Fascist Italian Dictator

    Brenda Haugen

    Hardcover (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2007)
    From 1900 to the present day, humanity and the world have undergone major changes. Drastic shifts in theories and practice tested the standards of personal freedoms and religious conventions as well as science, technology, and industry. The new mind-set of the modern world includes a focus on humanitarianism and the belief that a global economy has made the world a more connected place. Starting as a fascist newspaper editor in the early 1900s, Benito Mussolini rallied enough support to become prime minister of Italy in 1922. He would go on to lead Italy into World War II and befriend Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader of Germany. Even with the help of his powerful ally, Mussolini’s war efforts would not succeed. Mussolini resigned from power and was executed by his own countrymen
  • The Split History of the Battle of Gettysburg: A Perspectives Flip Book

    Stephanie Fitzgerald

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Aug. 1, 2013)
    It's July 1863. The Civil War is at a turning point. The Confederacy has won some important battles, despite having fewer soldiers and resources than the Union does. The two great armies are marching to the same rural fields near the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. What will happen there could change the course of the war -- and the future of the United States. Experience the battle as seen from both sides.
  • George H. W. Bush

    Marc Davis

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2002)
    Davis, Marc
  • Henry B. Gonzalez: Congressman of the People

    Brenda Haugen

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2005)
    A biography profiling the life of Henry B. Gonzalez, the Texas and United States politician who became a voice for the poor and downtrodden. Includes source notes and timeline.
  • The Split History of the Civil Rights Movement

    Nadia Higgins

    eBook (Compass Point Books, Nov. 1, 2014)
    In the 1950s, a black man in the South was expected to lower his eyes when he passed a white man on the street. African-American and white citizens attended separate schools, restaurants, and parks. They were even buried in separate graveyards. That was how traditional Southern society had been for more than 300 years but times were changing. Civil rights workers were demanding equal rights for blacks. The nonviolent activists boycotted buses, flouted Jim Crow laws, staged marches, and filled up jails by the dozen. Meanwhile, the Klu Klux Klan and other white segregationists retaliated with their own protests, harsher laws, and increasingly violent attacks. The Split History of the Civil Rights Movement brings alive both sides of the civil rights movement. Learn about key figures and the strategies of the movement. Then flip the book for the lesser-known story of the segregationists and the motives that spurred their actions.
  • The Split History of World War II: A Perspectives Flip Book

    Simon Rose, Timothy Solie

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Aug. 1, 2012)
    When World War I ended in 1918, it was called, "the war to end all wars." But it wasn't. Unsettled issues and resentments festered for the next 20 years, culminating in the outbreak of war in Europe and Asia in the 1930s. The Axis powers, led by Germany, Italy, and Japan, joined to fight the Allies, led by the U.S., the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. Both sides were determined to rule the world, but only one can succeed.
  • Why We Rage: The Science of Anger

    Melissa Mayer

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Aug. 1, 2019)
    Have you ever blown up at your best friend or sibling? Maybe you were just so angry, but you didn't really know why. The answer is in the science of rage! Whether you keep your anger bottled up or sometimes lash out with or without meaning to, middle school is a time when you get ALL. THE. FEELS. But next time you or your friends get mad, you'll understand what's really going on in your brains. Plus, you'll learn tips to decode aggressive body language and how to listen when your anger is telling you something is wrong. Find out what's happening in your body and how anger can actually be useful. But keep your head! Mental health is still important, so when rage and aggressive feelings have crossed the line, you'll also learn when it's time to reach out for help.
  • The Split History of the D-Day Invasion: A Perspectives Flip Book

    Burgan Michael

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, July 28, 2020)
    Every battle has two sides, and the D-Day Invasion during World War II is no different. Experience the event from perspective of the Allies, and then read the perspective of the Germans. A deeper understanding of the battle from both sides will give readers a clearer view of this historic event.