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Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez
Perfection Learning, 1998
ISBN 978-0780767799 (library binding)
978-0-7891-2150-9 (paperback)
Ages 7-14

While studying migrant farm workers of the 1960’s, Kenneth and Aleesa travel back in time and meet Cesar Chavez during the farmworkers’ strike for fair treatment and better pay. Can they protect Chavez and his dream for his people from sabotage?

Instructional strategies for Fight in the Fields

ALA/YALSA Quick Pick Nomination 1999. Endorsed by Dr. Julio Ortega, chair Hispanic Studies, Brown University, RI. Recommended by Multicultural ReviewALA/YALSA Quick Pick Nomination 1999. Endorsed by Dr. Julio Ortega, chair Hispanic Studies, Brown University, RI. Recommended by Multicultural Review, December 1998, Editor's Shelf. Recommended by Shenandoah Valley VA Youth Libraries. State of CA Dept. of Ed. Resource for Cesar Chavez holiday. In legal and social compliance with the State of CA Dept of Education.

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Danger Marches to the Palace: Queen Lili'uokalani
Perfection Learning, 1998
ISBN 978-0780767881 (library binding)
978-0-7891-2154-7 (paperback)
Ages 7-14

During a native rights discussion in social studies, Kenneth and Aleesa find themselves back in time in Hawaii and meet Queen Lili’uokalani during the revolution. Can they convince her to fight against the takeover of Hawaii?

Endorsed by the Hawaii State Library. Recommended by Multicultural Review, December 1998, Editor's Shelf, and recommended in Books for Young Readers 1998, College of Education, University of Minnesota. In legal and social compliance with the State of CA Dept of Education.

Learn more about the fascinating history of Hawaii's kings and queens and Iolani Palace at their official website. Click here.

Danger Marches to the Palace
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Leap into the Unknown: Albert Einstein
Perfection Learning, 1998
ISBN 978-0780767775 (library binding)
978-0-7891-2148-6 (paperback)
Ages 7-14

Aleesa and Kenneth travel back to 1939 and meet Albert Einstein, who is about to make a decision that could influence whether or not the Nazis could win World War II. Can they stop the Nazis from getting the atom bomb first?

Recommended by Shenandoah Valley VA Youth Librarians. In legal and social compliance with the State of CA Dept of Education.

Leap into the Unknown
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Death of Lies: Socrates
Perfection Learning, 1998
ISBN 978-0780767911 (library binding)
978-0789121561 (paperback)
Ages 7-14

Kenneth and Aleesa think that people who lived in Ancient Greece have nothing in common with them, until they travel back in time accidentally, meeting Socrates during the trial for his life. Can they convince him to escape and save his own life?

In legal and social compliance with the State of CA Dept of Education.

Death of Lies
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Time Trap: Martin Luther King
Perfection Learning, 1996
ISBN 978-0780755369 (library binding)
978-0789116826 (paperback)
Ages 7-14

Aleesa and Kenneth, two classroom enemies, are paired to work on a school project about the 1960’s. As they begin their research, they find themselves transported to March, 1968, in a race to stop an American tragedy, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What can they do to change history?

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Endorsed by the State Council on Black Minnesotans and the National Urban League. In legal and social compliance with the State of CA Dept of Education.

Time Trap
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Shatter with Words: Langston Hughes
Perfection Learning, 1998
ISBN 978-0780767867 (library binding)
978-0789121523 (paperback)
Ages 7-14

Transported accidentally back in time to a college campus in the South in 1931, Kenneth and Aleesa meet the young Langston Hughes on his poetry-reading tour and confront racism and threats to Hughes first-hand. What do they discover about the real power behind his words?

Instructional strategies for Shatter with Words

Recommended by Multicultural Review, December 1998, Editor's Shelf. Endorsed by the National Urban League. Recommended by Shenandoah Valley VA Youth Librarians. Recommended List, Institute of Character Development, Drake University. In legal and social compliance with the State of CA Dept of Education. Recommended by the University of Kansas and the Langston Hughes Society.

Shatter With Words: Langston Hughes
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