Living in California in 1916, Margaret Singh thinks nothing of the war in Europe or the cause of Indian independence until the United States enters the war, her father is arrested, and her own allegiances are called into question. Includes author's note.
Han Liu rejects his father's attempts to teach him traditional Chinese values, but when an earthquake and fire strike Chinatown, separating Han from his father, a book of family proverbs is all Han has left to guide him. Includes author's note.
The adventures of an orphaned young man in Victorian England who is given a great deal of money by an unknown benefactor to enable him to live as a gentleman, pursuing a good education and fulfilling great expectations.
This illustrated book is a fun way to get young astronomers ready for August 2017, when millions of North Americans will have the rare chance to witness a solar eclipse. The book tells how two curious children and their grandparents re-create eclipses in their living room using a lamp, a tennis ball, two Hula Hoops, and Ping-Pong balls. Later, in the backyard and around the house, the family explores safe ways to view a solar eclipse and ponders phenomena...