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  • English Colonies in America

    Rebecca Love Fishkin, Jennifer VanVoorst

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2008)
    Seeking to compete with its rivals Spain and France for a presence in North America, England established its first settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. England wanted permanent colonies for long-term wealth, as well as a place to send people who disagreed with the kings religion and politics. Englands 13 North American colonies were established over a period of 126 years. Though all were clustered along the Atlantic coast, they supported different types of lifestyles based on factors such as geography and religion. Though different, the colonies eventually united in their anger toward repressive English rule, igniting the revolution that led to the formation of the United States of America.
  • The Indian Removal Act: Forced Relocation

    Mark Stewart

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2007)
    When the United States won its freedom from Great Britain, colonies became states, subjects became citizens, and the nation’s leaders faced a complex question: How did the native people of the United States fit into this new picture? Government leaders concluded that they did not. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 sparked intense moral and political debate, led to the near-destruction of five powerful Southeastern tribes, and exposed the widening gap between the young country’s ideals and its actions.
  • The Untold Story of Henry Knox: The Man Who Saved Boston

    Danny Kravitz

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2015)
    When supplies were running low, Knox led a group of men through treacherous conditions to retrieve weapons and ammunition for the Colonial Army. His brave actions brought about a much-needed victory for the Patriots and saved the city of Boston from destruction. In doing so, Knox played a significant role in saving the American cause. Henry Knox's mission to save Boston from the British makes an unforgettable story, yet it's unfamiliar to many people.
  • School Lunches: Healthy Choices vs. Crowd Pleasers

    Amanda Lanser

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Childhood obesity is a worsening problem across the country. Will mandating that schools serve healthier lunches help control the problem? Or should children and their parents have the right to choose and learn to make their own healthy choices? Perspectives Flip Books are like two books in one: Start from one end and learn why some people argue schools should ban junk food and serve healthier lunches. Then flip it over and discover why others argue students should make their own choices. Critical thinking questions help you analyze both perspectives and form your own opinions about the issue.
  • 25 Women Who Thought of it First

    Jill Sherman

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Aug. 1, 2018)
    Discover 25 women who were trailblazers in science, technology, architecture, engineering, and more. Learn about some of the women who defied expectations and introduced the world to new ideas and creations big and small.
  • The Split History of the Civil War: A Perspectives Flip Book

    Stephanie Fitzgerald, Mark Snell

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Aug. 1, 2012)
    In 1861 the United States was at a crossroads. People in the Southern states believed that Northerners were trying to change their way of life. People in the North were upset that Southerners wanted to govern themselves. The issue of slavery was caught in the middle. As the events of the Civil War unfolded, each side fought for what they believed in.
  • Joseph Stalin: Dictator of the Soviet Union

    Brenda Haugen

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2006)
    A biography profiling the life of Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953. Includes source notes and timeline.
  • My Favorite Foods

    Dana Meachen Rau, Grace Lin

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2001)
    A mother and child take a trip to the grocery store to buy all the child's favorite foods for a birthday party.
  • The Thirteen Colonies

    Marc Tyler Nobleman

    Library Binding (Compass Point Books, Jan. 1, 2002)
    Introduces the European immigrants who came to North America as explorers and settlers, their interactions with native people, and the wars that ultimately led to their independence.
  • The Split History of the Civil Rights Movement: A Perspectives Flip Book

    Nadia Higgins

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Feb. 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.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Andrew Langley

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Aug. 1, 2017)
    Hoping to finally end World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. Three days later, the U.S. dropped another massive bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. The result was total devastation. Within seconds of the blasts, more than 120,000 men, women and children died. Thousands more would die from radiation sickness in the months to come. The war was over but the ongoing fear of nuclear destruction had begun.
  • The California Gold Rush

    Jean F. Blashfield

    Paperback (Compass Point Books, Sept. 1, 2000)
    Describes adventures and disasters in the lives of people who rushed to the gold mines of California in 1848 and explains how this event sparked the state's development.