Bands from Jimmy Eat World to Green Day have one thing in common--they would be nothing without punk. This book explores punks earliest roots and takes the reader all the way to the present--from Second Wave and New Wave to Oi! and Punk, it's all here. Along the way, you will read all about the feuds, the gossip, and the rock and roll partying. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.
Bobby Kelly is a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy who loves playing stickball in the street with his friends and cheering for the Dodgers. Bobby's dream of being part of the Dodgers comes true in 1947 when he lands the job of bat boy for the team. There's just one thing Bobby's not sure about. The Dodgers are planning to do something that has never been done before. An African-American named Jackie Robinson will be playing for Brooklyn. Bobby isn't sure how to feel about it, especially since members of his family and kids in his neighborhood don't like the idea. In order to truly become part of the Dodgers, Bobby will have to learn to accept Robinson as a member of the team and learn from his example. This fictional story looks at an important point in baseball history from a young person's perspective and highlights the time period, including using popular slang from the East Coast in the 1940s.
Enjoy this spunky new rendition of the beloved baseball saga, brought to life by Patricia Polacco's lively illustrations, which capture all the fun and action-packed drama of Thayer's immortal ballad.
"Fresh and funny... should attract a whole new audience to the poem". -- Booklist
"The bold, cartoon-like illustrations are full of enthusiastic action and humor...should have great appeal to children". -- Kirkus Reviews
Playing a sport is good exercise and fun, but being part of a team is more fun for everyone when you know the rules of the game and how to be a good sport. Baseball is one of the most popular team sports in North America and the Caribbean nations. In this book, readers learn the history of the game and the role of various positions in the field.
The Founding Debate is a short guide to one of the most critical debates in American history: where should the power of our lives reside? On one side were the Federalists led by James Madison and Alexander Hamilton who argued that the new powers of the federal government would not ride roughshod over the sovereignty of the states. On the other side were the Anti-Federalists, including Robert Yates and Samuel Bryan, who believed the new federal powers would lead to the eventual abolishment of state legislatures. Which side was right? This book contains the five best arguments by the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, as well as excerpts from the ten U.S. Supreme Court decisions that resulted in the power structure under which we live today. Read the actual words written by our Founding Fathers and decide for yourself.
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