Emily's dad is in the military and sometimes he has to leave for months at a time. Emily knows her dad's job is important, but she doesn't want him to leave. Written by the wife of a Navy pilot, this realistic story is complemented by Steele's stunning paintings.
In 1968 Massachusetts, after her brother Patrick goes to fight in Vietnam, fifteen-year-old Molly records in her diary how she misses her brother, volunteers at a Veterans' Administration Hospital, and tries to make sense of the war in Vietnam and the tumultuous events in the United States. Includes historical notes.
Its hard when summer ends, but the hearty season that follows overflows with holidays, sports, and fun. In this companion to "Spring Things," author Bob Raczka and illustrator Judy Stead pay tribute to fall with invigorating rhyming verse and vibrant paintings.
Many generations of American schoolchildren were taught that Columbus discovered America, and a holiday reminds us every October. But historical investigation in recent years has shown us otherwise. There is evidence that adventurers, explorers, traders, and nomads from various parts of the globe set foot on American soil long before 1492. And expeditions that landed in the Americas reported people already living there--indicating that America had been "discovered" before.