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Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "Would you have survived in Alcatraz? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: J 365 LOH-HAGAN

Smith, Emma Bland

Summary: "When prisoner Elliott Michener began tending the gardens at Alcatraz, his thoughts of escape were replaced with new skills and a sense of dignity. Back matter discusses the history of Alcatraz and the US prison system today"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 364.1092 SMITH

Herrera, Juan Felipe.

Summary: A bilingual story in English and Spanish in which the author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his Mexican-American migrant farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book Press 1995

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 468 Her

Choldenko, Gennifer

Summary: A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2004

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Scott, Michael

Summary: While armies of the Shadowrealms gather and Machiavelli goes to Alcatraz to kill Perenelle Flamel, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman accompany the Alchemist to England to seek Gilgamesh.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2009

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

2 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC SCO

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION SCOTT

Leyson, Leon

Summary: Traces the story of Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson, who was the youngest child in his family and possibly the youngest of the hundreds of Jews rescued by Oskar Schindler.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 940.53 LEYSON

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 HOL

Fradin, Dennis Brindell

Summary: Traces the history of Rhode Island to 1790 when it became the last colony to ratify the Constitution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Childrens Press 1989

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 974.5 FRA

McMillan, Bruce.

Summary: Tells how one person reestablished a colony of wild eider ducks on a small island off the coast of Iceland.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Company 2001

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 598.415 MCMILLAN

Lewin, Ted.

Summary: Describes the rescue of baby puffins in Heimaey, Iceland, and provides information about the animals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2012

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 598.33 LEWIN

Rubin, Susan Goldman.

Summary: Using toolboxes, ambulances, and other ingenious measures, Irena Sendler defied the Nazis and risked her own life by saving and then hiding Jewish children. Her secret list of the children's real identities was kept safe, buried in two jars under a tree in war-torn Warsaw. An inspiring story of courage and compassion, this biography includes a list of resources, source notes, and an index.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2011

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 940.5318 RUBIN

Gregoire, Caroline.

Summary: Apolo es muy divertido. TambiGen es guapGisimo. Muy amable y listGisimo. Incluso puede enseSnarte a contar a diez. ¦Presta atenciGon! ¦Puedes aprender algo mGas, tambiGen!.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kane/Miller Book Publishers 2007

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Guillain, Charlotte.

Summary: Explores examples of escape attempts during wars throughout history, looking at the circumstances that led to the imprisonments and escapes, the methods individuals used to get away, and the bravery exhibited in these situations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2012

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 355.1 GUI

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: A picture book biography highlighting the life and accomplishments of magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2005

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 793.8 KRULL

Noyes, Deborah

Summary: "Famed illusionist Harry Houdini embarks on a quest to investigate spiritual phenomena and the possibility of communication with those on the "other side.""--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 793.8092 NOYES

Pipes, Rose.

Summary: Introduces some notable islands around the world, including Madagascar, Hawaii, and South Georgia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Pub. 1998

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 577 PIP

Fleischman, Sid

Summary: A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926. Profiling his early years, personal life, and great accomplishments in show business, the story of the famous magician, Harry Houdini, comes to life through a review of his greatest tricks and most amazing feats, complete with index, photos, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 2006

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 793.8 FLEISCHMAN

Dean, Karen.

Summary: A family visit to historical sites on Michigan's Mackinac Island including Fort Mackinac, Aron Rock and the Grand Hotel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Proctor Publications 2003

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 917.74 DEA

Hale, Nathan

Summary: "The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2013

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: T GRAPHIC 979.4

Feeney, Kathy

Summary: Presents information about the state of Rhode Island, its nickname, motto, and emblems.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hilltop Books 2000

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 974 FEE

Maestro, Betsy.

Summary: Traces the history of immigration to the United States and examines the reasons why people chose to move to America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1996

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 304.8 MAE

Summary: In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 1997

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 304.8 LAW

Warren, Andrea.

Summary: Blends the personal testimony of Holocaust survivor, Jack Mandelbaum, with the history of his time, documented by photos from the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2001

Copies Available at Kalkaska High School

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 War

Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

Summary: On November 7, 2020, Kamala Harris, a senator from California, became the first woman and the first African-American and South Asian-American person to be elected to the vice presidency. While her nomination for this position was not unexpected, her rise to national prominence was one filled with unexpected turns and obstacles. After failing her first bar exam to become a lawyer, she tried...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: J 973.934092 HARRIS

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Non-fiction, Call number: J 973.934092 HARRIS

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.934092 HARRIS

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