Level R Non-Fiction
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
From the distinguished historian of Revolutionary-era America and author of the acclaimed American Scripture comes this fresh and surprising account of a pivotal moment in American history-the ratification of the Constitution. • A singularly important debate: When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned in the late summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution, which had to be ratified by specially elected conventions in at least nine states. Maier recounts the dramatic events of the ensuing debate in homes, taverns, and convention halls, drawing generously on the speeches and letters of founding fathers, both familiar and forgotten, on all sides. • Perfect match of author and subject: Pauline Maier specializes in bringing early American history to vivid life. Her most recent book, American Scripture, was an Editor’s Choice of The New York Times Book Review and a finalist in general nonfiction for the National Book Critics Circle award. • A new perspective: This is the first narrative history in decades of the ratification debate, with all its significance, and it draws on new scholarship about the ratification process. In Maier’s skillful hands, this fascinating yet often-overlooked episode in the nation’s history comes to life as never before. Praise for Pauline Maier’s American Scripture :
Publication Date: 1994-03-30
A collection of facts about big cats. This book contains facts about the male Siberian tiger, lion and cheetah amongst others.
Publication Date: 2002-09-06
A story about the mighty saguaro cactus.< BR>
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publication Date: 2001-01-02
Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and additional dynamic photos. Reading level: 2.2.nbsp;nbsp;
Publication Date: 2014-01-21
Adjust your helmet and step up to the plate to meet some of the oddest players, fans, managers, and mascots of America's favorite pastime -- all told through comic strips! Some of the moments in these stories are silly, while others are surprising, funny, or maybe even a little gruesome. Each captures a real moment that helped to make baseball the fascinating sport it is today. Batter up!
Publication Date: 1990-05-01
A biography that balances Robinson's life and significance on and off the baseball diamond.
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower!
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
This best-selling series engages readers of all levels by making them part of the story. Readers will become the main character and can revel in the gory and dark sides of life throughout important moments in history. Perfect resource for reluctant readers with: humor and history tied to curriculum entertaining sidebars to pique reader's curiosity comprehensive glossary to support content index to make navigating subject matter easier