The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War
by Barbara Diggs (Author) and Samuel Carbaugh (Illustrator)

Booktalk: More than 58,000 American troops and personnel died in the humid jungles and muddy rivers of Vietnam during the 20-year conflict. But why? What were they fighting for? And how could the world’s most powerful and technologically advanced military be defeated by a small, poverty-stricken country? These questions have haunted the U.S. government, the military, and the American public for nearly a half century.

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CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW
The Vietnam War ended in 1975, which means that many people from this era are still alive today. Despite the many books and films that have been made about this war, the best way to get a personal understanding of this period is by speaking with someone who remembers it.

BONUS! Download this page from the book and interview a veteran for Memorial Day.

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History’s Mysteries

History’s Mysteries: Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles From the Past
by Kitson Jazynka (Author)

Booktalk: Explore history’s heavy-hitting, head-scratching mysteries, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Bermuda Triangle, the Oak Island Money Pit, Stonehenge, the Sphinx, the disappearance of entire civilizations, the dancing plague, the Voynich manuscript, and so many more.

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Historic and Lively: What Am I?

Historic and Lively: What Am I?
by Joyce Markovics (Author)

Booktalk: This book in the American Place Puzzlers series introduces early readers to a mystery American place by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret place is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread.

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What has a main street and hundreds of historic buildings?
If you guessed Colonial Williamsburg, you’re right!

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Bear Grylls Survival Camp

Bear Grylls Survival Camp
by Bear Grylls (Author)

Booktalk: It’s a wonderful world out there just waiting to be discovered, but are you ready to be an explorer? Do you know how to cope with searing heat and intense cold? Can you find food and water in the wild? Could you avoid deadly diseases and fight back against man-eating beasts? Let Bear Grylls teach you everything you need to know to venture through all of Earth’s terrain, as well as through the air, over the seas, and under the waves.

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Gal Gadot

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Gal Gadot: Soldier, Model, Wonder Woman
by Jill Sherman (Author)

Booktalk: Follow Gadot’s story from an average childhood in a small town in Israel to the role of a lifetime as Wonder Woman. Prior to her time in the spotlight, Gadot served in the Israeli military, won a Miss Israel pageant, and studied to be a lawyer. When Gadot began acting, she wanted to play strong, independent women. She hopes to be a role model for her daughters as well as an inspiration to both women and men around the world.

Snippet: As a natural athlete, Gadot found the boot camp’s physical demands relatively easy to bear. Her assignment after boot camp was as a combat trainer. Gadot taught gymnastics and led workouts. She proudly remembers, “the soldiers loved me becuse I made them fit.”

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Caving

Caving
by Jim Whiting (Author)

Booktalk: An in-depth survey of the history of caving, as well as tips and advice on where to find caves, how to prepare, and the skills and supplies necessary for different types of caving.

Snippet: Running shoes or sneakers may be all right for show caves — caves that are open to the public — which often (but not always) provide guides to take you through the passages. But for serious caving, you’ll need a good pair of hiking boots.

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The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell: Based on the Childhood of a Great American Artist
by Candace Fleming (Author) and Gérard Dubois (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Joey Cornell collected everything — anything that sparked his imagination or delighted his eye. His collection grew and grew until he realized that certain pieces just looked right together. He assembled his doodads to create wonderful, magical creations out of once ordinary objects.

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