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Book Units
    Kickoff! (Grades 3-6)
    One-Eyed Cat (Grades 4-7)
    Thimble Summer (Grades 4-7)
    Ender's Game (Grades 5-8)
    They Cage the Animals at Night (Grades 7-12)


Finish the Story
     Help Homelessness (Grades 4-6)


World Religion
     A Tibetan Monk Says a Prayer (Grades 1-3)

Education
     Saida Goes to School in Afghanistan (Grades 1-3)
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School (Grades 4-6)

     Javed's Schooling in Pakistan (Grades 4-6)
     Javed in Pakistan: A Problem with Illiteracy (Grades 6-8)

Water
     Teesha Drinks Clean Water (Grades 1-3)
     An African Girl Drinks Clean, Fresh Water (Grades 4-7)

     No Surprises in Your Water (Grades 2-3)
     Cold Water with Hidden Surprises (Grades 4-7)

     Captain Maher's Job: Is the Hudson River Safe? (Grades 5-6)
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story (Grades 7-8)

Health
     Liang in a Chinese Cancer Village (Grades 1-3)
     Life in China's Cancer Villages (Grades 4-6)

     Annabelle from Uganda Fights HIV (Grades 1-3)
     A Girl from Uganda Fights HIV (Grades 4-6)

     Gabriella Gets a Hearing Aide in Mexico (Grades 1-3)
     Hearing the Call to Help Deaf Children in Mexico (Grades 4-6)

     Health Care Is Important (Grades 1-3)
     Health Care Is Important (Grades 4-6)
     Health Care Is Important (Grades 7-9)

     Jamal Has Big Trouble from a Bug Bite (Grades 1-3)
     A Small Mosquito Bite Causes Big Trouble (Grades 4-6)

     Beating Bird Flu (Grades 1-3)
     Scientists Get Their Ducks in a Row about Bird Flu (Grades 4-6)
     Bird Flu (Grades 6-8)

     A Tale of Health Care (Grades 1-3)
     Health Care Woes (Grades 4-6)

     Crisis in Zambia: Mulindwa's Story (Grades 3-5)
     Mulindwa Experiences the Crisis in Zambia (Grades 6-8)

     Health Crises in Tanzania: Rehema's Story (Grades 5-7)
     Rehema's Story: Health Crises in Tanzania (Grades 8-10)

     Mrs. Cooney Worries about Lead in Toys (Grades 4-6)
     Lead in Toys: Mrs. Cooney Worries (Grades 6-8)

     H1N1 or Swine Flu (Grades 3-5)

Hunger
     Mirtala from Guatemala Gets Enough to Eat (Grades 1-3)
     A Guatemalan Girl Gets Enough to Eat (Grades 4-6)

     Rebecca's Family Visits the Food Bank (Grades 1-3)
     An American Family Visits the Food Bank (Grades 4-6)

Homelessness
     Malcolm Finds a Home in Brazil (Grades 1-3)
     A Homeless Man Struggles in Brazil (Grades 4-6)

     Liz Overcomes Homelessness in America (Grades 1-3)
     Homelessness in America (Grades 4-6)

     Laura Helps the Street Children of Ecuador (Grades 1-3)
     The Street Children of Ecuador (Grades 4-6)

     I Live at a Shelter (Grades 1-2)

Environment
     Stinky Air, Get Away from There! (Grades 1-3)
     Stinky Air Pollution and the Great London Smog (Grades 4-6)

     Scientists Study the Melting Arctic Ice (Grades 1-3)
     Melting Arctic Ice (Grades 4-6)
     Melting Glaciers (Grades 6-8)

     What Can You Do About Global Warming? (Grades 5-8)
     Wind Farms (Grades 5-8)
     Biopower - the Answer to the Oil Shortage? (Grades 6-8)
     Zook: A Polar Bear's Tale of Global Warming (Grades 1-3)
     Polar Bears and Global Warming (Grades 4-6)
     What's Wrong in Alaska? (Grades 1-3)
     Shishmaref: A Tale of Global Warming (Grades 4-6)

     Living Near a Nuclear Power Plant (Grades 1-3)
     Neighbors Living Near a Nuclear Power Plant (Grades 4-6)

     Paulo's Forest (Grades 1-3)
     A Tale of Deforestation (Grades 4-6)

     Rainforest Logging Banned in New Zealand (Grades 5-8)

     A Hairy Invader (Grades 1-3)
     Beware of the Coastal Invaders! (Grades 5-8)

     Donald's Tale of the Coral Reefs (Grades 3-4)
     Coral Reefs: Donald's Tale (Grades 5-7)

Pollution
     Nancy and the Noise Wall (Grades 1-3)
     Noise Pollution Near Home (Grades 4-6)

     Marco Splashes in Acid Rain (Grades 1-3)
     Acid Rain, Go Away! (Grades 4-6)

     Shining Sea, Come Back (Grades 1-3)
     Preserving the Shining Sea from Ocean Pollution (Grades 4-6)

     Cyanide Polluted Danube River (Grades 5-8)

     Don't Bathe in the Holy River, Bapu! (Grades 3-5)
     Sacred River, Dirty River (Grades 6-8)

Refugees
     Suleiman Flies a Kite in a Refugee Camp (Grades 1-3)
     Life in a Refugee Camp (Grades 4-6)

     Jawahir Suffers in Somalia (Grades 4-6)
     Suffering in Somalia: Jawahir's Story (Grades 5-8)

Food
     What are They Doing to My Food? (Grades 3-5)
     Thomas Ponders Genetically Engineered Food (Grades 6-8)

Trafficking
     Pablo's Farming Trouble: Drug Trafficking in Colombia (Grades 3-5)
     Pablo's Problem: Drug Trafficking in Colombia (Grades 6-8)

Crime
     Andres Is Kidnapped in Colombia (Grades 1-3)
     Kidnapping in Colombia (Grades 4-7)

     Alvaro's Kidnapping: A Crime in Colombia (Grades 3-5)
     Crime in Colombia: Alvaro's Kidnapping (Grades 6-8)

     Lenora Learns About Italy's Art Issue (Grades 6-8)
     Lenora Tries to Help with Italy's Art Problems (Grades 9-12)

     Young Immigrants and Crime in Germany - What Is the Connection? (Grades 6-8)
     Young Immigrants and Crime in Germany - What Is the Connection? (Grades 9-12)

     A Good Gang! (Grades 1-3)
     The Gang's All Here! (Grades 4-6)

     Gangs in Jamaica: Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds (Grades 3-5)
     Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds: Gangs in Jamaica (Grades 6-8)

Reminders of War
     Maria's Story: A Village of Land Mines (Grades 4-6)
     A Story of Anti-Personnel Mines: Maria's Story (Grades 6-8)

     Landmines: Deadly Surprises (Grades 1-3)
     Landmines: Watch Your Step! (Grades 4-6)

Human Rights Abuses
     Child Soldiers All Over the World (Grades 1-3)
     Missing Childhood: The Plight of Child Soldiers (Grades 4-6)

     The Story of Irgiz in Romania (Grades 3-5)
     Romania: The Story of Irgiz and the Abandoned Children (Grades 6-8)

     Celine's Story: Gender Disparity in Togo (Grades 2-4)
     Gender Disparity in Togo: Celine's Story (Grades 5-8)

Wage and Unemployment
     Dominique Needs a Job (Grades 1-3)
     Unemployment in France (Grades 4-6)

     Ingrid and the Minimum Wage Battle in Germany (Grades 3-5)
     Minimum Wage in Germany (Grades 6-8)

Cultural Casualties
     Wall Scribbles (Grades 1-3)
     Writing on the Wall (Grades 4-6)

     Lost Treasures (Grades 2-4)
     Cultural Casualties of War (Grades 5-8)

Gas Prices
     Staying Close to Home for Vacation (Grades 1-4)
     High Gas Prices (Grades 4-7)

Money
     Lots of Boxes! (Grades 1-3)
     What Is a Foreclosure? (Grades 4-7)

Foreign Aid
     Mikhail's Story: Change in Armenia (Grades 3-5)
     Reform in Armenia: Mikhail's Story (Grades 6-8)

Famine
     Drought in Zambia (Grades 6-8)

Sanitation
     Saliha's Story: The Year of Sanitation (Grades 5-6)
     International Year of Sanitation: Saliha's Story (Grades 7-9)

Animals
     Where Have the Honeybees Gone? (Grades 5-7)
     The Loss of the Honeybees (Grades 8-12)

     Where Are the Farm Animals Going? (Grades 6-8)
     The Loss of Domestic Animals: A World Problem (Grades 9-12)

     Where Have the Bats Gone? (Grades 4-6)
     The Case of the Disappearing Bats (Grades 6-8)

     Keisha Suffers from Animal Cruelty (Grades 2-4)
     Elephants Never Forget Animal Cruelty (Grades 4-6)

     Endangered Dolphins (Grades 6-8)

     Special Goslings (Grades 2-3)
     The Heritage Farm (Grades 4-5)

Labor Rights
     Kade's Story in Indonesia: Work in a Sweatshop (Grades 4-6)
     Sweatshops in Indonesia: Kade's Story (Grades 7-8)

Natural Disasters
     Ler Shee's Story: Myanmar Cyclone Relief (Grades 5-6)
     Myanmar Cyclone Relief: Ler Shee's Story (Grades 7-9)

American Indian Reservations
     Shawn's Story: Living on a Reservation (Grades 6-7)
     Living on a Reservation: Shawn's Story (Grades 8-12)

Genocide
     Rwanda Since the Genocide (Grades 6-8)


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