Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independently owned children’s publishers with more than 5,000 books in print. Lerner creates nonfiction and fiction books for pre-school to young adult readers and for libraries, classrooms, and homes across the country.
In the mid-1840s, potato blight ruined the crops of impoverished farmers across Ireland. Many families went hungry without their main source of food. Disease struck down people weakened by starvation as the government struggled to address the problem. Would the country ever recover? To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did the system of landlords and tenants contribute to the disaster? How did British views of the Irish keep leaders from providing suitable aid? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!
GAL GADOT: SOLDIER, MODEL, WONDER WOMAN
In 2017 the movie Wonder Woman became a box-office hit, breaking records and earning hundreds of millions of dollars. Israeli actor Gal Gadot played Wonder Woman, a fierce and compassionate Amazonian warrior. 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. Follow Gadot's story from an average childhood in a small town in Israel to the role of a lifetime as Wonder Woman.
On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States. The celebrity businessman and reality TV show host went on to win the presidency in 2016. Trump has led a varied career, from his many business enterprises to his role as host in the reality TV show The Apprentice. As chairman of The Trump Organization, his net worth is estimated at more than $4 billion. Trump's outspoken personality caused controversy and even protests at his presidential rallies, but he never let them slow him down. Follow Trump's journey from Trump Tower to the White House, and learn about the history of the man who promises to "Make America Great Again."