Sonia Sotomayor

Engaging text, authentic photographs, and a timeline illustrate the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Flight to Freedom! Nickolas Flux and the Underground Railroad

When a spontaneous time leap sends Nickolas Flux back to the height of the Underground Railroad, what's a teenage history buff to do? Try to help a runaway slave escape, of...

Orangutans

What’s that red-haired animal swinging through the rain forest’s trees seemingly without a care in the world? It’s an orangutan! Aside from all that red hair, these...

Brain Eaters Creatures with Zombelike Diets

Zombies love to feast on brains and flesh—so do some organisms in nature! Readers will learn all about creatures that eat brains.

The Science Behind Swimming, Diving, and Other Water Sports

Behind the flips, splashes, and speed of Olympic water sports, science is at work. Gravity and centrifugal force are at work as a diver spins and flips before splashing into the...

X: A Biography of Malcolm X

Someone was trying to kill Malcolm X, and he knew who it was. From his troubled youth to his days as spokesman for the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X had much to say about race and...

Death at Kent State How a Photograph Brought the Vietnam War Home to America

It didn’t seem possible. Four college students shot dead May 4, 1970, by Ohio National Guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War. The shootings at Kent State University...

The Science Behind Gymnastics

Behind every jump, spin, and flip of Olympic gymnastics, science is at work. Centrifugal force is at work in a midair spin, and center of gravity is involved in balance beam...

The Stranger on the Stairs and Other Scary Tales

Our greatest fears are brought to life in this collection of spine-chilling tales. An ordinary round of the Lava Game turns terrifying. An old lodge for loggers is haunted by a...

A Timeline of Presidential Elections

Presidential politics has always been a minefield of competition, excitement, and even scandal. Read about the evolution of presidential politics from the election of George...

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