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Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word

While most people say they believe in equal rights, the word feminism—America's new F-word—makes people uncomfortable. Explore the history of US feminism through pioneers such as Elizabeth… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • Dewey: 305.42

Floodwaters and Flames: The 1913 Disaster in Dayton, Ohio

March 25, 1913, began as a typical day in Dayton, Ohio. Downtown bustled with streetcars, carriages, and automobiles. By 8:10 a rush of water from the Great Miami River flooded the city… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 977.1/73

Just My Type: Understanding Personality Profiles

For thousands of years, philosophers and scientists have searched for the keys to human personality. Today, personality testing is a multibillion-dollar business. Many people take personality… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • Dewey: 155.2'8

Loretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney General

From the Series Gateway Biographies

On April 27, 2015, a packed Senate gallery watched as Loretta Lynch became the first African American woman to be named US attorney general. Long before Lynch became attorney general, she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: 349.73092

Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters

In the animal kingdom, survival is the name of the game—and not everything is as it seems. A number of animals rely on particularly clever tricks to fool predators or prey. A baby bird mimics… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 591.47/3

On One Foot

An impatient young man comes to Jerusalem looking for someone to teach him the Torah - while standing on one foot! The city is full of learned rabbis, but none of them can help him until he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?

Throughout history, men and women have always found ways to control reproduction. In some ancient societies, people turned to herbs or traditional rituals. Others turned to methods that are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 363.9'609

Stickmen's Guide to Aircraft

From the Series Stickmen's Guides to How Everything Works

How do planes stay in the air? What is vertical takeoff? How does a pilot control altitude in a hot-air balloon? Join the Stickmen to find out how mechanisms work. Get an insider's view of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 629.133

Stickmen's Guide to Gigantic Machines

From the Series Stickmen's Guides to How Everything Works

Join the Stickmen on a fascinating tour of monster vehicles, transporters, and construction tools. You'll discover some of the largest machines in existence and see the Stickmen (accidentally) Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 621

Stickmen's Guide to Trains and Automobiles

From the Series Stickmen's Guides to How Everything Works

Join the savvy Stickmen on a fun tour of modern cars and locomotives. See the inner and outer workings of these vehicles. The Stickmen share facts (and jokes), explain functions, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 629.222

Stickmen's Guide to Watercraft

From the Series Stickmen's Guides to How Everything Works

How does a giant cruise ship stay upright? Just how big is an aircraft carrier? How are submarines powered? Join the Stickmen for a close look at how watercrafts work, though be careful—you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 623.82

Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers

What animal would you be if a few of your teeth grew so long that they stuck out of your mouth even when it was closed? What would you be if your top canine teeth grew almost all the way down… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 599.9'43

Urban Biologist Danielle Lee

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

After earning degrees studying animal behavior, Danielle Lee wanted to share her love of science with young people. Through urban outreach she has brought budding scientists into professional… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 570.92

When the Sun Shines on Antarctica: And Other Poems about the Frozen Continent

Icebergs brighten as the sky peels itself of darkness and stretches awake. . . . Welcome, Summer. We've been waiting for you. Experience summer like you've never experienced it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 508.989

Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book

If your hands can mix and mash, what job might you have? What if your hands reach, wrench, yank, and crank? The hands in this book—and the people attached to them—do all sorts of helpful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • Dewey: 331.7

Infinity and Me

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

When I looked up, I shivered. How many stars were in the sky? A million? A billion? Maybe the number was as big as infinity. I started to feel very, very small. How could I even think about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [E]

See No Color

"Transracial adoption is never oversimplified, airbrushed, or sentimentalized, but instead, it's portrayed with bracing honesty as the messy institution it is: rearranging families, blending… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch—a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 510.92

A Spectacular Selection of Sea Critters: Concrete Poems

What might you see if you swam in the sea? Dive on in to encounter everything from dolphins and octopuses to sea turtles and squirrel fish. This clever book features concrete poems about a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54

Either the Beginning or the End of the World

For sixteen years, it's been just Sofie and her father, living on the New Hampshire coast. Her Cambodian immigrant mother has floated in and out of her life, leaving Sofie with a fierce… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Feeding the Flying Fanellis: And Other Poems from a Circus Chef

What do you feed a trapeze family to keep them up in the air? A fire eater with a penchant for hot sauce? Or a lion with a gourmet palate? How do you satisfy a sweet-toothed human cannonball… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.6

Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game

When they piled into cars and drove through Durham, North Carolina, the members of the Duke University Medical School basketball team only knew that they were going somewhere to play… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 796.32307'7

The Way Back from Broken

Rakmen Cannon's life is turning out to be one sucker punch after another. His baby sister died in his arms, his parents are on the verge of divorce, and he's flunking out of high school. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]