A fascinating investigation into the myths and realities of the vampire, exploring every aspect of the dark force that has played host to our fears of infections, depletions, alien influence, and disease. Grades 9-up.
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John Brown’s fight to end slavery in the United States is presented in a broad historical context that reveals an impact far beyond the time it occurred. John Brown and his efforts to end slavery were integral aspects of the lead-up to the U.S. Civil War. Grades 6-up.
A fascinating look at the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate. Grades 6-up.
A tribute to the American nurses trapped in the Philippines by the attack on Pearl Harbor describes the harrowing conditions under which they treated soldiers before being captured and forced to endure starvation and disease for three years. Grades 7-up.
Combining true stories from the worlds of history, science and politics, describes how the use of seven elements: iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium and silicon have changed the world for both the better and worse. Grades 9-up.
Explains how the broken financial system caused the Great Recession, resulting in many people losing their jobs and businesses closing their doors. Grades 9-up.