What does it take to catch one of the world’s most wanted criminals? Our video book trailer for Outlaws, Spies, and Gangsters by Laura Scandiffo chronicles eight of history’s most famous manhunts, from searches for drug dealers to dictators, hackers to henchmen. Brilliant illustrations by Gareth Williams.
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In Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries (Annick Press) by Elizabeth Macleod, these and five other fascinating tales about historic royal figures whose demise was suspicious are debunked. The book for children and young adults about crime-solving techniques make each story read more like a CSI episode than a history lesson!
The mystery of King Tut's death is just one of the challenges that modern science has helped solve. Thanks to forensics—the science of examining physical evidence—we now know that King Tut died of malaria. It was stomach cancer and not in fact arsenic that was the cause of death for Napoleon, a fact disputed for ages before forensic science evolved. Scientists use bone fragments, DNA tests, autopsies and even insects to determine the cause of death.
The book is published by Annick Press and distributed by Firefly. Video Book Trailer produced by BookShorts Literacy Program with assistance from Canadian Heritage and OMDC.
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In this graphic novel, authors Sharon E. McKay and Daniel Lafrance address the issue of child soldiers in Uganda. Although the authors have fictionalized the tale, it closely mirrors the real life incidents that racked the country.
The video book trailer uses Daniel Lafrance’s striking artwork and snippets of the poignant, powerful text as a small sampling of the artists skills capturing the hard core essence of life as a child soldier. Narration is provided by Toolit Ivan, a young man currently living in Gulu, Uganda and was recorded there specifically for this video.
The music is also entirely authentic – the song is "African Children (Black Children)" performed and recorded in Africa by Ugandan stars Rax & Romeo. Sung in English and Luo Acholi, it’s been hugely popular in Africa, and is now making fans across the water. The power of its message echoes that of the book and video, a perfect complement.
To listen to the entire song, "African Children (Black Children)" performed by Ugandan stars Rax & Romeo, watch the music video here http://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=1594281261433
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Translation of Luo Acholi lyrics in African Children (Black Children) by Rax & Romeo
Am a son of Acholi and I know what I say,
Let's open our eyes coz our children are dying,
Child sacrifice will destroy our world,
Sincerely it will destroy our world.
Can’t this needless death and killing be stopped?
Is living with peace in this world not possible?
Our children wake up in the morning and cry for something to eat.
Big men look for alcohol to drink in the morning.
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The Lynching of Louie Sam is young adult novel by Elizabeth Stewart, about murder, racism, and injustice that wreak havoc in a frontier town. When a local man is found murdered, suspicion falls on Louie Sam, a young member of the Stó:lo tribe. George and his best friend, Pete, follow a lynch mob north into Canada, where the terrified boy is seized and hung. Racked with doubts, George begins to ask questions. Was Louie Sam really a murderer?
Inspired by the true story of the lynching, recently acknowledged as a historical injustice by Washington State, this powerful novel illuminates the harsh racial divisions of a newly settled land.
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Sometimes it's okay to ignore the rules or break the law. This book profiles people who stood up for what they believed in, even at great personal risk, including Sophie and Hans Scholl, siblings who distributed antigovernment pamphlets in Nazi Germany; Andrei Sakharov, who helped develop the nuclear bomb in Cold War Russia, but then spoke out against its use; Rosa Parks, were not originally in positions of political power but came out of the ranks of regular citizens to stand up for human rights; and Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, who used his power to change the status quo; Helen Suzman, a South African member of parliament who fought apartheid; Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent years under house arrest for protesting the dictatorship in Burma; and the people of Egypt, who recently brought down the repressive government of Hosni Mubarak. These inspirational profiles of people who followed their moral compass make for riveting stories as well as excellent starting points for discussions about ethics and morality.
Written by Laura Scandiffio; Published by Annick Press, this book for children ages 10 and up will be in stories July 24, 2012. For more excellent books for young people, visit AnnickPress.com . For more video book trailers, visit http://www.movingstories.tv