Sylvia Mendez was 9 when her father became a plaintiff in a lawsuit that forced the Westminster school district, in Orange County, Calif., to allow children of Mexican descent to attend schools with white students.
Published on May 13, 2014
Sylvia Mendez is an American civil rights activist of Mexican-Puerto Rican heritage. At age eight, she played an instrumental role in the Mendez v. Westminster case, the landmark desegregation case of 1946.
Scientists from NASA have developed special high-tech cage habitats designed for sending rodents into space to live on the International Space Station. Created by scientists at NASA'a Ames Research Centre in Moffett Field, California, the Rodent Research Facility was made to test the long term effects of microgravity on mammals.
Published on Sep 15, 2018
The Isle of Cumbrae Pipe Band playing "Scotland The Brave" as they march out of Braemar from the Mews after the 2018 Braemar Gathering weekend. They finish with some verses of "The Gambler" as they reach Castleton Hall.
Baker & Taylor
Published on Jan 11, 2019
We are thrilled to share this introduction to New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix’s new middle grade series, Greystone Secrets, as told by the author herself! Preorder your copies of Book 1 in the series, The Strangers (ISBN 9780062838377), which is filled with mysteries and plot twists aplenty, and arriving on shelves April 2, 2019.
Skokie Public Library
Published on Sep 19, 2014
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of dozens of books for children and teens. Her newest, "Revealed," is part of the Missing series. To learn more about Margaret visit haddixbooks.com
In 1948, Alice Coachman became the first African American woman to win a gold medal, after leaping 1.68 meters (5 ft 6⅛ in) in the finals of the high jump at the 1948 London Olympics. In this episode, civil rights icons Tommie Smith (1968 Gold Medalist) and Minnijean Brown Trickey (member of the Little Rock Nine), discuss how Coachman's achievements were far more significant than just a gold medal in sports.