The Tower Builder

At heart, this is a love story on multiple levels: love of a man for the woman he envisioned years before they met, for dangerous exciting work, and for the unique and mysterious wonders of past history. It is a tale of love toppled and then resurrected, told symbolically and literally through the true narrative of a near impossible rebuilding of fallen radio towers. A handsome, young tower engineer takes on the impossible task — rebuild WWII-era, unique radio towers without blueprints. In recounting his work in the most dangerous job on earth, a tantalizing WWII mystery of an unusual rotating aircraft beacon is uncovered. Perched for decades atop a famous radio station, no one knows why it is there. Unsolved for seventy years, with scant records to pursue, it seems unlikely anyone will ever decipher the truth. Following whispering clues from a distant past, a little known history of aviation, WWII flight navigation, and the role of the iconic towers and radio in our country’s history unfolds. In the process, the shroud obscuring the origins and purpose of the mysterious beacon is lifted. Parts love story, history, mystery, and biography, this amazing story of faith, danger, and passion will have you cheering by its startling conclusion.

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Raising a Black Scholar

It’s impossible for black boys and girls to develop a positive sense of self when they are taught that the existence of their race began at slavery and they have historically only been butlers and the help. What’s rarely mentioned is when Africans were Kings and Queens or the history of Black Wall-Street. Black history is celebrated in such a parochial lens in current curriculums and schools that black children aren’t aware that black history is being made every day by black brothers and sisters all over the world. The educational system could easily empower our babies by teaching more positive black imagery instead of consistently reminding them that blacks were second class citizens. This curriculum has African American historical figures and links at each grade level that seeks to empower black boys and girls. It begins teaching pre-kindergartens about when black people were Kings and Queens in Africa and ends with teaching high school seniors about current black people all over the world who are achieving amazing things. This strategy seduces black boys and girls into a level of excellence so they will no longer accept mediocrity.

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Lies My Teacher Told Me

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a more accurate approach to teaching American history.

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What was the March on Washington?

Describes the 1963 March on Washington, helmed by Martin Luther King, Jr., where over two hundred thousand people gathered to demand equal rights for all races, and explains why this event is still important in American history today.

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Fly High!: The Story of Bessie Coleman

The life story of the first African American to earn a pilot’s license is revealed. A flight well-worth taking.–Publishers Weekly, starred review. Full color.

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African Americans and Homeschooling

Despite greater access to formal education, both disadvantaged and middle-class black students continue to struggle academically, causing a growing number of black parents to turn to homeschooling. This book is an in-depth exploration of the motivations behind black parents’ decision to educate their children at home and the strategies they’ve developed to overcome potential obstacles. Citing current issues such as culture, religion and safety, the book challenges the commonly expressed view that black parents and their children have divested from formal education by embracing homeschooling as a constructive strategy to provide black children with a valuable educational experience.

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Abraham's Well

Armentia, an aged black Cherokee woman, remembers her youth, her family, and their struggle to hold on to their dreams.

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Geography, First Grade

DK Workbooks: Geography: First Grade is a great tool to supplement school curriculum help your first grade student learn geography concepts. Level by level, these write-in DK Workbooks: Geography offer at-home practice that kids actually enjoy — making them ideal supplements to schoolwork. Designed to support the Common Core State Standards, this series is developed with leading educational experts to build confidence and understanding. Each leveled workbook, for children ages three through nine, is packed with activities and challenges, offering the beneficial repetition and cumulative learning that lead to mastery. Fact boxes on each page give a simple overview of the topics being covered, helping children get their bearings, review the basics, and often see an example of the task at hand. The exercises themselves reinforce key geography topics, including: map reading, compass directions, continents, countries and states, borders, bodies of water, and more.

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Complete Curriculum, Grade 5

These workbooks provide hundreds of fun pages for practicing all the skills kids need to succeed in each grade. Complied from the popular Reading Skills, Spelling Skills, Math Skills, Language Arts, Writing Skills, and test Prep series, these colorful workbooks include: High interest stories to develop reading proficiency; exercises in math problems students will face; grade appropriate spelling words grouped by vowel sound or suffix; lessons in parts of speech, usage, and constructing sentences; creative prompts for writing sentences, letters, and even short reports; and practice in using standardized test formats. Harcourt Family Learning Workbooks are a comprehensive line of workbook developed through a partnership with Harcourt, a leading educational publisher. Based on national teaching standards, these workbooks provide complete practice in math, reading, and other key subject areas.

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No Dream Deferred

Education is essential to success, but the school systems in America are constantly and inexcusably failing black and Latino children. In their desperate search for a solution, many families are realizing that homeschooling may be their best option. No Dream Deferred delves into the history of black and Latino education in America-from slavery through the civil rights movement to the return of de facto segregation that students are experiencing today. The book’s specific, justified criticism of the American education system is unflagging. In public schools, private schools, and even relatively new charter schools, black and Latino students are not receiving the education they need-the education that is their only chance for success when the deck is already stacked against them. Can homeschooling turn this tide? In the past, homeschooling was championed for ideological reasons, often used by conservative white families in response to the lack of religion allowed in public schools. But more and more black and Latino families are using it as a tool to restore equality. As these stories from real families show, it can be powerful-and it is necessary. It’s time to make a change. The children cannot wait.

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