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Books published by publisher Lucent Books

  • American War Library - Life as a POW: World War II

    John F. Wukovits

    Hardcover (Lucent Books, Sept. 1, 1999)
    War exacts its toll in various ways, and one of the harshest outside of death was being taken captive and incarcerated for war's duration in a German or Japanese prison camp. This volume examines what life was like for such individuals.
  • The Great Surrealists: Dreamers and Artists

    Vanessa Oswald

    Paperback (Lucent Books, Jan. 15, 2019)
    Surrealism was a cultural movement started in France in the 1920s, which is best known for producing stunning visual artwork and inspirational writings, among other artistic achievements. Through well-researched main text, readers will learn about the lives of influential Surrealists such as Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, and others who contributed to this essential period of art history. In addition, informative sidebars; annotated quotes from artists, historians, and other experts; and bold examples of renowned Surrealist artwork provide extra insight into this captivating topic, which will stimulate the minds of young artists and art lovers.
  • Life on an African Slave Ship

    Joseph Kleinman, Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman

    Library Binding (Lucent Books, Nov. 1, 2000)
    Explores the history of the slave trade between African and America, providing information about how slaves were captured, life aboard the slave ships, how the sale of slaves was executed, and what occurred after the sale.
  • The Civil War

    Timothy L. Biel

    Library Binding (Lucent Books, Oct. 1, 1991)
    Examines the political, cultural, and military aspects of the conflict that tragically divided the United States in the mid-nineteenth century
  • A Cultural History of the United States Through the Decades - The 1950s

    Stuart A. Kallen

    Hardcover (Lucent Books, Sept. 1, 1998)
    Perhaps the most idealized of America's decades, in reality, it was one of the most disturbing. The cold war was at its height, making fear of nuclear annihilation and of communist infiltrators dominant themes.
  • The Harlem Renaissance: An African American Cultural Movement

    Tamra Orr

    Paperback (Lucent Books, Aug. 15, 2018)
    "The Harlem Renaissance was an exciting period in American history, and readers are placed in the middle of this vibrant African American cultural movement through engaging main text, annotated quotations from historical figures and scholars, and carefully selected primary sources. Eye-catching sidebars and a comprehensive timeline highlight important artists, writers, and works from the Harlem Renaissance to give readers a strong sense of this essential social studies curriculum topic. The influence of the Harlem Renaissance can still be seen in the cultural contributions of African Americans today, making this a topic that is sure to resonate with readers"--
  • The Trail of Tears: A Journey of Loss

    Kristen Rajczak Nelson

    Library Binding (Lucent Books, Aug. 15, 2017)
    Describes the Trail of Tears, where over one hundred thousand Native Americans were forcibly removed from their native lands by the United States, and discusses the long-term impacts of the relocation.
  • Criminal Profiling: Searching for Suspects

    Christine Honders

    Paperback (Lucent Books, Jan. 15, 2018)
    Shows how criminal profilers use forensic evidence to predict who committed a crime and how the crime was committed.
  • The March from Selma to Montgomery

    Michael V. Uschan

    Library Binding (Lucent Books, June 13, 2011)
    These books examine a significant event or time period in African American history; every effort is made to place the topic in context, so readers will understand the connection between black history and the broad sweep of America's story.; ; Each chapter contains sidebars that highlight relevant personalities and events. Numerous photos and illustrations help illuminate and support the text. Complete documentation of all quotes and annotated bibliographies enhance the value of these books as
  • The Civil Rights Movement

    John M. Dunn

    Library Binding (Lucent Books, Jan. 1, 1998)
    A historical overview of the movement for freedom and equality for Blacks in the United States
  • The Age of Feudalism

    John Davenport

    Library Binding (Lucent Books, Aug. 24, 2007)
    Introduces European history from the fall of Rome to the rise of nation-states.
  • Love You From Right Here: A Keepsake Book for Children in Foster Care

    Jamie Sandefer, Pamela Goodman

    Paperback (Lucid Books, May 2, 2017)
    “At CASA, our role is to provide a voice for kids in the foster care system. A book like this is a great tool for our volunteers and for all adults in a foster kid’s life—we highly recommend it!” —Ann McAlpin, Executive Director, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, Texas "This sweet little book is the very one I wish I had when children came and especially when they left. It provides a concrete way to hold an important piece of our shared history. Every person caring for our vulnerable children will want multiple copies." —Kathy Harrison, Author of Another Place at the Table and One Small Boat “I have a new favorite ‘good-bye’ tradition with my foster children. The final pages of the book have room for photos and memories and messages. I plan on re-stocking my supply of this book, as I fully intend on sending this along with every child who leaves my home." —Jamie Finn, Foster Parent, Speaker, Author of “Foster the Family” blog Love You From Right Here is a children’s book for children in foster care. Written from the foster parent to the foster child, it takes you through an abbreviated look at the emotions a young foster child experiences throughout their transition to a new home. The message to the child is that while they are in that home, they will be safe and loved. It also serves as a keepsake book with a journaling section. This portion of the book includes places for photos, journaling lines, and simple writing prompts. Children in foster care move an average of seven times in their lives. The keepsake section of this book gives the foster family an opportunity to provide the child with a piece of their history if they leave.