Download e-book for kindle: Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle,Rafael López

By Margarita Engle,Rafael López

Girls can't be drummers. some time past on an island filled with music, not anyone puzzled that rule—until the drum dream lady. In her urban of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She needed to retain quiet. She needed to perform in mystery. but if eventually her dream-bright track was once heard, every body sang and danced and determined that both boys and girls might be loose to drum and dream.
        encouraged by way of the youth of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban lady who broke Cuba's conventional taboo opposed to woman drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring real tale for dreamers everywhere.

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Carol Crane,Ted Burn's Y is for Yellowhammer: An Alabama Alphabet (Discover America PDF

By Carol Crane,Ted Burn

commute around the assorted country of Alabama and meet its well-known little kids, from mythical soccer trainer undergo Bryant to the striking Helen Keller and civil rights activist Rosa Parks. stopover at landmarks reminiscent of the Bellingrath domestic, or cease by means of Landmark Park and notice how a farm used to be run within the Nineties. Written within the well known two-tier structure for the notice the US country through country sequence, with basic rhymes for more youthful teenagers and expository textual content for older little ones, Y is for Yellowhammer is a pleasant travel of the country of Alabama.

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Read e-book online Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (Great Hispanic Heritage) PDF

By Brenda Lange

Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna used to be a guy of many titles common within the Mexican military, president, dictator, landowner and administrator, husband, and father. Santa Anna is widely known for his half within the notorious conflict of the Alamo in the course of the U.S.-Mexican struggle and is taken into account through many to be a bloodthirsty tyrant. in spite of the fact that, there have been many facets to this icon of Mexican background. in the course of his lengthy lifestyles, Santa Anna rose to the head of strength, but he died approximately penniless and forgotten. This new biography strains his course from middle-class beginnings to the halls of the capital in Mexico urban to exile in Cuba to his ultimate days.

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Download PDF by Heather Lehr Wagner,Jr. Goldschmidt Arthur: Iran (Creation of the Modern Middle East)

By Heather Lehr Wagner,Jr. Goldschmidt Arthur

domestic to 1 of the world's oldest non-stop civilizations, Iran's historic and concrete settlements date again to 4000 BCE. as soon as identified for its glossy methods inspired by means of Western tradition, the Iran of this present day is formally an Islamic republic. It occupies a strategic place in overseas power safety and international economic climate because of its huge reserves of petroleum and typical fuel. the rustic has been within the vanguard of the media, because of its nuclear software, accusations that it helps terrorism, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's debatable reviews approximately Israel, describing the Holocaust as a fable. scholars and basic readers who need to know extra approximately this nation that keeps to have a massive impression on global affairs will locate assurance of contemporary present occasions, in addition to new pictures, up-to-date chronology, bibliography, and index.

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Download PDF by John Morrison,Jamie Pietras: Frida Kahlo (The Great Hispanic Heritage)

By John Morrison,Jamie Pietras

As undefined, painter Frida Kahlo suffered life-altering accidents in a bus twist of fate. This aggravating occasion encouraged her artwork, as she discovered to color from her health center mattress and suffered from discomfort for the remainder of her lifestyles. In 1929, she married famed muralist Diego Rivera, and their tumultuous courting additionally encouraged her colourful and colourful work. Her paintings has seemed within the Louvre and Metropolitan Museum of artwork. research extra approximately this proficient painter and the tales in the back of her pleasing paintings in Frida Kahlo, moment variation, that includes vibrant photos, a number of reference good points, and an informative narrative.

--This textual content refers back to the Library Binding edition.

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Read e-book online M Is for Mountie: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alphabet PDF

By Polly Horvath,Lorna Bennett

From the pageantry of the Musical trip to the movie-good appears to be like of the fictitious Dudley Do-Right, just like the good-looking and stalwart Mountie has lengthy been a part of well known North American tradition. yet there is extra to being a member of the Royal Canadian fixed Police than donning a crimson coat. it is an enormous profession legislations enforcement and public provider. In M is for Mountie: A Royal Canadian fastened Police Alphabet, award-winning writer Polly Horvath explains the proud traditions and demanding paintings of Royal Canadian fixed Police. the place do cadets opt for education? who's William Dempster and why is there a road named after him? And what the cause of the pink coat? After studying M is for Mountie, readers could have a greater realizing of and appreciation for the heritage, background, and ongoing project of Royal Canadian fastened Police organization.Author Polly Horvath's a variety of books for kids comprise the nationwide booklet Award-winning The Canning Season and Newbery Honor ebook every little thing on a Waffle. Her books have got many honors and awards within the usa and Canada, together with Boston Globe Horn ebook Award honors. She lives in Metchosin, British Columbia. Lorna Bennett attended supply MacEwan group university and the collage of Alberta within the Arts/Fine Arts courses. She has labored as a ski teacher, fashion designer, author, illustrator, and animator. as well as M is for Mountie, she additionally illustrated C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Cuban Heritage (21st Century Junior Library: Celebrating - download pdf or read online

By Tamra Orr

Cuban historical past within the Celebrating variety in My school room sequence explores the geography, languages, religions, nutrients, and tradition of Cuba in a enjoyable age-appropriate approach. scholars with Cuban history are an important and critical a part of the cloth of the USA and this e-book is helping foster empathy in all scholars and a multi-cultural neighborhood within the school room. thesaurus, index, and extra backmatter aids additional learning.

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New PDF release: Native Americans in Florida

By Kevin M McCarthy,Dean Quigley,Ted Morris

lengthy ahead of the 1st ecu explorers set foot on Florida soil, quite a few local American tribes hunted, commemorated their gods, outfitted burial mounds, and coexisted with each other in wallet of settlements around the kingdom. Explores the significance of archaeology in maintaining the previous for destiny generations, how archaeologists do their paintings, or even how youth can achieve hands-on adventure on a true dig. the different sorts of Indian mounds burial mounds, shell middens, and platform mounds and their makes use of are defined, in addition to Indian languages and reservations. offers specific descriptions of 185 websites at the local American historical past path that mark vital ancient occasions, in addition to a calendar of vital dates that highlights the historical past, tradition, setbacks, and successes of Florida's local Americans.

A basically written narrative for somebody attracted to local American reviews. For school room use: one loose teacher's guide with the acquisition of 3 books

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Download e-book for kindle: Southwest (21st Century Basic Skills Library: Level 3) by Helen Foster James

By Helen Foster James

Books within the outdoors Explorers sequence introduce young children to the categorical US nearby vegetation, animals, panorama, climate, and geography via a enjoyable nature hike. This e-book experiences the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). brilliant, colourful photographs will continue young children engaged as they find out about the nice outside within the usa. word list, index, and bibliography are included.

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