Family Book of The Day:
A Kid’s Guide to Native American History: More than 50 Activities (A Kid’s Guide series)
Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present. Nine geographical areas cover a variety of communities such as the Mohawk in the Northeast, Ojibway in the Midwest, Shoshone in the Great Basin, Apache in the Southwest, Yup’ik in Alaska, and Native Hawaiians. Featuring a look at the lives of notable historical and contemporary individuals, including Chief Joseph and Maria Tallchief, this guide also covers a variety of topics, such as first encounters with Europeans, Indian removal, Mohawk skywalkers, and Navajo code talkers. With activities that highlight the arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, language and lifeways of various nations, kids can make Iroquois corn husk dolls, play Washoe stone jacks, design Inupiat sun goggles, or create a Hawaiian Ma’o-hau-hele Bag. A time line, glossary, and recommendations for websites, books, movies, and museums for further study round out this multicultural guide.
Today’s Book of The Day is sponsored by this week’s Kids’ eBook of The Week:
Treachery Unmasked: a 1940s Hollywood Mystery for Young Teens
Success comes at a steep price, if you are willing to pay it.
Sammy Taylor was 1940’s Hollywood’s next big thing. At only 14, he is entering a crucial age for child actors in an industry known for chewing them up and spitting them out. Knowing he doesn’t have much more time to move into older, adult parts, and with his contract expiring at his current studio, Sammy follows along as his mother and agent seek a new home. None other than the biggest major, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer!
Life is beginning to look up, but when his mother is arrested for passing counterfeit money, Sammy sees his world start to fall apart. His All-American film image in jeopardy, as well as his future career, Sammy starts a private investigation into where the money came from. His problems are only beginning as other characters settle on his heels: a man who may or may not be a Federal agent, a German-speaking man ransacking his room, plus a mysterious hooded and cloaked figure.
Events spiral out of control as Sammy discovers a wide reaching conspiracy reaching all the way back to Nazi Germany. Time is running out as Sammy and his friend collide with nefarious forces bent on the destruction of the United States economy – and them, if they get in the way.
And there’s one truth about Hollywood – nothing is what it seems.