Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream—a poor immigrant who made good in America. But hamilton’s vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, states would control their own destiny, where governments were local, and the federal government would remain small and weak.

Related subjects and concepts discussed in the book include:  law and legal concepts due process bill of rights freedom of speech and the Press Originalism / nonoriginalism theories of Constitutional interpretation  Government Checks and Balances Democracy Electoral College Republic  Financial Concepts Capitalism Credit Inflation Interest Mercantilism Securities: Stocks and Bonds Tariffs Taxes  Miscellaneous Demagogues Dueling PastoralismAbout the SeriesThe Making of America series traces the constitutional history of the United States through overlapping biographies of American men and women.

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America #ad - He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. The debates that raged when our nation was founded have been argued ever since: how should the Constitution be interpreted? What is the meaning, and where are the limits of personal liberty? What is the proper role of the federal government? Who should be included in “we the people”? Each biography in the series tells the story of an American leader who helped shape the United States of today.

In the end, hamilton rose from poverty through his intelligence and ability, and did more to shape our country than any of his contemporaries. The america that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor.

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Paper Things

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Candlewick #ad - Will engender empathy and understanding of a serious and all-too-real problem. Jacobson’s story is poignant but never preachy. School library journal starred reviewWhen forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. How can ari keep up with school, and middle-school applications when she’s “couch surfing” — a night here with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, when necessary, a night there with Gage’s girlfriend and her two roommates — and even, authentic voice, sneaking into a juvenile shelter? Told in an open, her best friend, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.

. There’s just one problem — Gage didn’t actually have a place to live. Candlewick.

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Ashes to Asheville

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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers #ad - Madison's house, grieving both the death of her mother and the loss of her entire family. Then one night, Zany shows up at Mrs. Already heartbroken, Fella soon finds herself alone in Mrs. Of course, this means stealing mama Lacy’s ashes and driving hundreds of miles in the middle of night to Asheville, North Carolina.

Putnam juv. The marriage act is still a few years away and the courts thought Fella would be better off with a blood relation. Though mama shannon fought hard to keep Fella, it was no use. Two sisters take off on a wild road trip in this poignant tale for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a TreeAfter Mama Lacy’s death, Fella was forced to move in with her grandmother, Mrs.

Ashes to Asheville #ad - Zany and her other mother, Mama Shannon. Madison’s house determined to fulfill Mama Lacy’s dying wish: to have her ashes spread over the lawn of the last place they were all happy as a family. The move brought fella all sorts of comforts she wasn't used to at home, but it also meant saying goodbye to her sister Zoey a.

K. A. Candlewick. Their adventure takes one disastrous turn after another, but their impulsive journey helps them rediscover the bonds that truly make them sisters.

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All of the Above

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Candlewick. Putnam juv. Weaving together the different personal stories of the kids, and the community that surrounds them, their teacher, award-winning author Shelley Pearsall has written a vividly engaging story about the math, life and good-tasting barbecue. Based on a true story, all of the Above is the delightful and suspenseful story of four inner city students and their quest to build the world's largest tetrahedron.

Filled with unexpected humor, poignant characters and quiet brilliance, All of the Above is a surprising gem.

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Deathwatch

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Laurel Leaf #ad - Candlewick. An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price. Horn Book. Putnam juv. An ala best of the best books for young adults, edgar allan poe mystery Writers Award, A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age.

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The Nine Pound Hammer The Clockwork Dark, Book 1

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Yearling #ad - Now an orphan, ray jumps from a train going through the American South and falls in with a medicine show train and its stable of sideshow performers. They are hiding the last of the mythical Swamp Sirens from an ancient evil known as the Gog. Candlewick. Putnam juv. What if john henry had a son?twelve-year-old Ray is haunted by the strangest memories of his father, whom Ray swears could speak to animals.

Why the gog wants the siren, they can’t be sure, but they know it has something to do with rebuilding a monstrous machine that John Henry gave his life destroying years before, a machine that will allow the Gog to control the will of men and spread darkness throughout the world. The performers turn out to be heroes, defenders of the wild, including the son of John Henry.

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Death Cloud Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins

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Square Fish #ad - Putnam juv. So begins sherlock's true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent. Candlewick. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe.

It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers―his uncle and aunt―in their vast house in Hampshire.

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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

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Roaring Brook Press #ad - Expertly told by three-time national book award finalist Steve Sheinkin, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. Jim thorpe: super athlete, olympic gold medalist, ivy league gradbefore these men became legends, football mastermind, Native AmericanPop Warner: Indomitable coach, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history.

Roaring Brook Press. Putnam juv. A great american sport and native american history come together in this true story for middle grade readers about how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team #ad - Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history. The new york times book reviewa boston globe-horn book nonfiction honor booka New York Times Notable Children's Book A Washington Post Best BookUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story―and more.

Called "the team that invented football, " they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Along with thorpe's fascinating personal story, Sheinkin offers a thought-provoking narrative about the evolution of football and the development of boarding schools such as the Carlisle Indian School.

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Wild Things

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Boyds Mills Press #ad - Stubborn, self-reliant eleven-year-old Zoe, recently orphaned, is forced to move to the country to live with her strange and bad-tempered uncle. The only interesting thing on the farm is a feral cat who won't let Zoe near. Includes an interview with the author and a reading group guide. Named ala notable children's book award; bank street college of education Best Children's books of the Year; NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts; Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book.

Candlewick. In this moving coming-of-age novel, uncovers a long-kept secret, Zoe comes to understand what it means to love and be loved, and finds family where she least expects it. Zoe could care less that he's a famous doctor and sculptor. Putnam juv. Together, zoe and her uncle learn about trust and the strength of family ties.

Wild Things #ad - . All she knows is that he is impossible to understand. Roaring Brook Press.

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Etiquette & Espionage Finishing School

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - This young adult steampunk series debut set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's legions of fans have come to adore. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady.

Candlewick. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education. Mrs. Roaring Brook Press. Certainly, and etiquette, diversion, they learn the fine arts of dance, but they also learn to deal out death, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, dress, of course.

Etiquette & Espionage Finishing School #ad - Putnam juv. So she enrolls sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. At mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish.

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The Gospel According to Luke: New Testament New Collegeville Bible Commentary. New Testament; Volume 3

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Liturgical Press #ad - Focusing on jesus and his earthly ministry among the early church, Michael, F. Roaring Brook Press. Putnam juv. Little brown Books for Young Readers. A brief introduction informs reader of Luke's literary technique, Luke as an evangelist, and other historical data. Chapters are "the prologue 1:1-4, " "the journey to jerusalem 9:51019:27, " "preparation for the public ministry 3:1-4:13, " "the ministry in galilee 4:!4-9:50, " "The Teaching Ministry in Jerusalem 19:28-21:38, " "The Infancy Narrative 1:5-2:52, " "The Passion 22:1-23:56, " "The Resurrection 24:1-53.

Also includes questions for discussion. Luke continues to challenge our lives. Candlewick. Patella, osb, opens the Gospel of Luke to the 21st-century reader. Patella presents literary, textual, and historical criticism in a readable manner to give readers a solid background for the Lukan Gospel.

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