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The Amazing Journey Of The Kickapoo Kids

Author : Rich Rezler
ISBN : 1503224465
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Small-town heroes are born and legends are made in Paul Lagan's inspirational story, The Amazing Journey of the Kickapoo Kids: A Novel Based on a Personal Experience. Stretching along a twisting 120-mile stream from northern Wisconsin to the Wisconsin River lies the Kickapoo Valley. The 1940s haven't been kind to Millersville and the other small towns sprinkled along the river banks. The devastating aftermath of the Great Depression and World War II still hang like a black cloud over the area. Although hard work is their inheritance, inhabitants manage to find relief in one of America's most sacred pastimes-baseball. Out of this unlikely setting evolves a group of courageous kids who are destined to challenge the record books and immortalize high school baseball history in Wiscconsin. There are no divisions in high school sports in the 1940s and 1950s, so tiny Millersville is forced to compete against schools with twenty times as many students in order to qualify for the state championship. After graduation five of their players are offered pro contracts. Seen through the eyes of the author, much as as he personally lived it, The Amazing Journey of the Kickapoo Kids offers a fictionalized account of this couragious group of rural small-town boys quest to do the impossible. Readers will want to stand up and cheer as they learn the riviting story behind this extraordinary slice of American history that may never be repeated.

Undefeated Jim Thorpe And The Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Author : Steve Sheinkin
ISBN : 9781596439559
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story—and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. A 2017 Horn Book–Boston Globe Nonfiction Honor Book This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

My Heart Belongs In Fort Bliss Texas

Author : Erica Vetsch
ISBN : 9781683221487
Genre : Fiction
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Journey now to Fort Bliss in West Texas of 1874, where... A Battle Is About to be Waged Between Two Hearts. Fashion artist Priscilla Hutchens has a grudge against the army that has ruined her family and taken the people she holds most dear. When her twin niece and nephew are left orphaned at Fort Bliss, Texas, she swoops down on Fort Bliss to gain custody of them immediately. There is just one thing standing in the way—Post surgeon Major Elliot Ryder, who is also the twins uncle, also claims the children and thinks he knows what is best for them. Priscilla and Elliot will cross swords, but each will have to lay down arms if they are to find a lasting peace on which to form the family both are longing for. Who will win the battle? Or will a truce be called for the sake of love and family? More from My Heart Belongs in Series... My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmella's Quandary by Susan Page Davis (March 2017) My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca's Plight by Susanne Dietze (May 2017) My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels (July 2017) My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily's Dilemma by Andrea Boeshaar (September 2017)

The Captured

Author : Scott Zesch
ISBN : 1429910119
Genre : History
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On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity.

Good Seeds

Author : Thomas Pecore Weso
ISBN : 9780870207716
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Menominee author Thomas Pecore Weso remembers colorful characters and stories as he recreates recipes from his northern Wisconsin childhood. His food memoir brings together his firsthand memories of reservation life from the 1950s through the 1970s and beyond.

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

Author : John Updike
ISBN : 1627159428
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Pathways To Language

Author : Kyra KARMILOFF
ISBN : 0674039327
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 29. 46 MB
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Our journey to language begins before birth, as babies in the womb hear clearly enough to distinguish their mother's voice. Canvassing a broad span of experimental and theoretical approaches, this book introduces new ways of looking at language development. A remarkable mother-daughter collaboration, "Pathways to Language" balances the respected views of a well-known scholar with the fresh perspective of a younger colleague prepared to challenge current popular positions in these debates. The result is an unusually subtle, even-handed, and comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of language acquisition, from fetal speech processing to the development of child grammar to the sophisticated linguistic accomplishments of adolescence, such as engaging in conversation and telling a story. With examples from the real world as well as from the psychology laboratory, Kyra Karmiloff and Annette Karmiloff-Smith look in detail at the way language users appropriate words and grammar. They present in-depth evaluations of different theories of language acquisition. They show how adolescent usage has changed the meaning of certain phrases, and how modern living has led to alterations in the lexicon. They also consider the phenomenon of atypical language development, as well as theoretical issues of nativism and empiricism and the specificity of human language. Their nuanced and open-minded approach allows readers to survey the complexity and breadth of the fascinating pathways to language acquisition.

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