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A refugee's journey from Iraq / Ellen Rodger.
Zainab has never known peace in her homeland of Iraq. She and her family flee the country after her father is threatened by one of the many groups fighting against the government. Zainab's life is on hold as her family seeks safety in Jordan and, later, the United States. Interspersed with facts about Iraq and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the ongoing conflict in Iraq and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

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A refugee's journey from Syria / Helen Mason.
"Five-year-old Roj's home is bombed during the civil war that has been raging in his homeland of Syria. He and his family are forced to flee the country secretly by boat, and they end up in a camp for refugees in Europe. Interspersed with facts about Syria and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. The book looks at the efforts being made around the world to assist the millions of refugees. Readers are encouraged to consider how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world."--

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Ancient Maya inside out / Rachel Stuckey.
"This exciting book explores the culture and achievements of the ancient Maya through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts."--

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Ancient Mesopotamia inside out / Ellen Rodger.
"This important book explores the culture and achievements of ancient Mesopotamia through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods, and conflicts."--


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Celebrating different beliefs / Steffi Cavell-Clarke.
"Values are the things we feel are important, such as the freedom to express our beliefs, or religion. No matter which religion people do or don't practice, our values teach us to respect each other's right to practice their religion. Young readers will learn that sharing values like this one helps us live and work together in a community."--

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Craig Kielburger : champion for children's rights and youth activism / Linda Barghoorn.
Child labor.
Children's rights.
Social reformers -- Canada -- Biography.
Biographies.
Kielburger, Craig.

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Dream jobs in technology / Colin Hynson.
"This title explores the fantastic careers available in technology. From designing smart objects, such as a fridge that tells you what groceries you need, to protecting people from online hacking, a career in technology can change and improve people's lives."--

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Equality and diversity / Charlie Ogden.
"Equality is having the same rights, opportunities, and status as everyone else. Diversity is about recognizing the importance of different cultures in society, while still protecting their equality. This timely book discusses why the acceptance of diversity is important in society to prevent discrimination based on race, religion, and sex. Case studies of real-world events help readers understand the consequences of inequality."--

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Government and democracy / Charlie Ogden.
"A government is a group of people who provide rules and authority for the society they serve. Readers will learn that there are many different kinds of governments. Examples of governments around the world frame a discussion of why it is important that citizens have a say in who governs them and the decisions that get made. Activities encourage further discussion."--