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White Lightning Nonfiction

Take a look inside White Lightning Nonfiction, a hi-lo nonfiction series for students in the middle grades. Mature, high-interest topics pull in readers and engage them with interesting information; full-color photographs and illustrations; detailed graphic elements including charts, tables, and infographics; and fascinating facts. A 20-word glossary is included for vocabulary support.

Each title is 64 pages with images interspersed throughout the book to support the text. The titles cover contemporary topics that capture the interest of students in middle school. These are books students will want to keep reading!

Navajo Code Talkers
In the midst of World War II, a unique team of soldiers fought to help the U.S. win using an unusual weapon -- language. Native Americans from the Navajo tribe were recruited to help the U.S. military create a code that no enemy could break. These men were called Navajo Code Talkers. This is their story of bravery. Lexile: 250

Flight Squads
A group of fighter jets flies at lightning fast speed. The planes move in tight formations, performing daring moves. Some even fly upside-down. Pilots push the limits of what planes can do. These are the U.S. military flight demonstration squadrons. Lexile: 320

Alaska's Iditarod
The Iditarod is a challenging sled dog race, held in the frigid Alaskan wilderness each year. Sled dogs and mushers must work as a team to battle the elements and become champions. While the race has become a popular sporting event, it began as a life-or-death sprint to save a remote village. Learn about the race's history, its dangers, and some of the daring dogs and mushers who have won Alaska's Iditarod. Lexile: 350

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was one of the brightest minds of our time. A physicist and a lifelong learner, Hawking overcame serious obstacles and made discoveries that changed the world of science. Hawking was diagnosed with a terminal illness at an early age, but beat the odds time and again. Through humor, he helped make science more accessible to millions of people. This is his story. Lexile: 300

Superbugs
Germs and bacteria are everywhere. They are on surfaces we touch everyday, and millions of them live inside our bodies. Some of these bacteria can make us sick. Most illnesses can be treated with medicine. But sometimes, a superbug hits. These powerful bacteria have evolved to survive most drugs, leaving doctors puzzled over how to treat them. Learn how science is tackling this new enemy. Lexile: 250

The White House
It is the most famous house in the United States. Major moments in world history have taken place within its walls. World leaders, children, and even animals have roamed the halls. War once destroyed it. But now the house stands as a symbol of freedom and democracy in the U.S. This is the story of the White House. Lexile: 330

Children of the Holocaust
Six million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust. Children were not spared. But some managed to survive. Large numbers were sent to concentration camps. Others were hidden by friends and neighbors. Some were smuggled across borders. Many lost their families. Still, they did not give up. These are their stories of survival. Lexile: 300

Cryptocurrency
Is it the money of the future or just a fad? Learn how and why cryptocurrency was created, how it is used, the pros and cons of virtual currency, and what role it may play in the future. Fad or not, this fascinating digital currency is changing the world of money. Lexile: 280

Deadly Bites
Bears hunt and kill people. Sharks seek out human blood. Are these facts or false claims? While it's true that wild animals can kill, harming people may not be their true nature. The fact is, we all must live together. Learn just what makes these animals deadly and the part people play in their behaviors. It could save your life. Lexile: 340

Digital Worlds
People go inside the world of a video game. Doctors practice surgery before working on real patients. Sports fans feel like they're on the sidelines while watching from home. Technology makes it all possible. Virtual reality immerses people in new worlds. Augmented reality adds digital elements to the real world. Both are growing fast. How will this technology change the way people work, play, and live? Lexile: 320

Droids and Robots
Robots may seem new, but their roots trace back more than 2000 years. Today, we have more robots than ever before. They work in factories, cook our meals, and even perform surgery. What new changes will robots bring to our world? Lexile: 300

Esports
Esports is more than just professional gaming. There are hundreds of contests, serious cash prizes, and millions of fans. Pro gamers have been working hard since the 1970s to build their skills and win big. The Esports industry isn't perfect, but it's definitely on the rise. Lexile: 360

Olympic Games
The Olympics began thousands of years ago in ancient Greece with just one event. Today, athletes from around the world compete in hundreds of events to win honor for themselves and their home countries. The Olympics unite the world, but they are not without serious problems. What does the future hold for the Olympic Games? Lexile: 310

Working Dogs
Dogs are popular pets. But some dogs do much more than play fetch. From herding on farms to helping in classrooms, working dogs have many different jobs. Search and rescue dogs sniff out people buried in snow. Police dogs chase and catch criminals. Therapy dogs offer support to hospital patients. Dogs are learning new jobs all the time. Discover how working dogs use their unique skills to make life better for people. Lexile: 210

World Cup Soccer
Since it began, the World Cup has been the scene of soccer history. This is where legendary players have made their mark. There have been stunning upsets. Drama has unfolded on and off the field. Through it all, billions of fans around the world have watched. While new technology and rules bring changes, the world's most popular sport continues to gain fans. Lexile: 320

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Reading Level

Interest Level

2nd-3rd Grade Readability

Grades 6-8


Subject/Genre: Multi Subjects

Ratings: Lexile: 210-390

Recommended Ages: 11-14

Pages: 64 pp, 5.5 x 8.25

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Discounted Pricing on Complete Set
White Lightning Nonfiction: Set of 15 books

$164.25
$148.00

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Deadly Bites


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Droids and Robots


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Superbugs


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Cryptocurrency


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Olympic Games


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Stephen Hawking


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Digital Worlds


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Flight Squads


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Esports


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The White House


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Navajo Code Talkers


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Working Dogs


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Alaska's Iditarod


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Children of the Holocaust


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World Cup Soccer


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