Author Elizabeth Breau undertakes the daunting task of encapsulating the key western concepts, events, causes and consequences that comprise the historical context for the SAT Reading and Writing college entrance exams. Her study guide is designed to help students connect “relevant background knowledge” with the rise of democratic ideologies so they can select the best […]
Irene P. Reisinger aims to make learning chemistry fun and memorable in this fantasy tale of an inquisitive young boy’s adventures in Periodic Table Land.
Reisinger stumbled upon a new method for successfully teaching chemistry concepts to middle schoolers through storytelling. Her 18 years of classroom experience fine-tuned the method, resulting in a four-book series.
In Grow Yourself Beautiful, Sharon Caldwell Peddie aims to empower young readers and steer them from unhealthy expectations that can, at best, cause frustration and, at worst, trigger dangerous self-esteem issues that can lead to depression and other serious problems.
Peddie, mother of three daughters and longtime advocate for young women through Girl Scouts and […]
John D. Sambalino’s Is God in that Bottle Cap? presents his lifelong quest to discover “What’s it really all about—reality, the universe, spirituality, God?” Part memoir, part spiritual guide, it’s a page-turning journey focusing on what Sambalino calls the “Ultimate Reality” or “Ultimate Truth,” even as the author remains very much of this world, attending […]
On September 4, 1957, Elizabeth Eckford, a lone African American girl, braved an angry mob and the Arkansas National Guard while attempting to enter Little Rock Central High School. The Worst First Day, by Eckford, Dr. Eurydice Stanley and Grace Stanley, is the story of how Eckford and eight other courageous African American students, in […]
Who was the first black licensed attorney in the United States? What was Ike Turner’s first name at birth? Who was the most valuable player of the 2015 NBA Finals?
Give up? You’ll find the answers to those questions — and many more— in Curtis Claytor’s educational and entertaining compendium, The Ultimate […]
Peer counseling is so powerful because hearing from someone close in age to us and who shares similar experiences allows us to relate much easier. In The Scholar’s Key, author Donovan Colquitt hopes to inspire other teenagers to apply for, and win, college scholarships. Inspired in part by a friend who died too young, […]
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 remains a turning point in American history, a high-profile slaying that capped one of the most brutal and bloody conflicts the nation has ever seen. Author Mike Person avoids the complex historical fallout of the assassination in his vibrant graphic novel, With Malice Toward One, instead drilling down […]
Retired bank executive Marjorie Anderson calls on her business and financial experience to help young people navigate their financial paths