The author tells a story reflective of the experiences shared by many Cambodians who lived through the Vietnam War. The fascinating firsthand account vividly describes events during this time in history: her life prior to Vietnamese occupancy in the capital city of Phnom Penh; several attempts by her family to flee the concentration camps; to finally leaving for America and finding a new life, while still searching for her now-separated family. The gripping story, both sad and courageous, reflects on the human ability to endure, and ultimately, persevere toward a better life.
The worldwide bestseller about a staunchly Christian Dutch family whose faith overcomes the worst of the Nazi holocaust. Challenging and uplifting.
A strait-laced preacher's kid becomes a minister to hippies, drug addicts, prostitutes and other societal drop-outs, first in Kabul, Afghanistan, and then on the streets of Amsterdam, Holland. Challenging.
History & Geography
In this gripping novel about the period immediately following World War II, Ruth, a fifteen-year-old survivor of Buchenwald risks her life to lead a group of Jewish orphans to Palestine.
Hailed as "the greatest war novel of all time," the author says his purpose with the "All Quiet on the Western Front" book is "simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by" the First World War. Devastating.
Follow a disgraced Tibetan official, a hapless courier, Christian missionaries, native translators and more, to hear the moving story of how the Bible came to the Tibetan people in their own language.
What can God do when you simply trust and obey Him? Watch an unreached people explode with the Gospel—not in the first century, but in ours! Like this American family in remote, mysterious Outer Mongolia, you will believe God can still do the impossible.
Stunning portrayal of one of the defining events in modern Chinese history: the epic 6000-mile trek of Mao Zedong and his men as they sought to escape the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek in the mid-1930s. Based on first-person accounts.
It's 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is en route to New Mexico to live with her mathematician father. Soon, she arrives at a town that, officially, doesn't exist. Los Alamos is abuzz with activity, as scientists and mathematicians from all over America and Europe work on the biggest secret of all – the gadget. None of them, least of all Dewey, can know just how much their lives are about to change.
The adventure story of the battles, betrayals, and victories of American working men and women. Two newspaper reporters tell the story of labor unions in the United States from their first appearance in the mid-1800s through the early 1950s.
How advertising works, and what your kids (a prized demographic) should know. Familiar examples get unbiased review, raising teens' critical awareness of the messages filling their world.
Nobel Prize-winning author tells the story of one man and "just one of the three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days of his sentence" in a Siberian prison camp during Stalin's rule.
Readers / Literature
One of the few readable and understandable biographies of Albert Einstein, the man whose General Theory of Relativity became a watchword for the revolutionary transformation of life in the 20th Century.
Multiple award-winner. A devastating, first-person story of the Chinese Cultural Revolution under Chairman Mao in the late '60s.
The author writes a true-to-life fictionalized autobiography of his mother--a young Armenian girl in Turkey during the "other" 20th century Holocaust that was prelude to Stalin, Hitler, and others.
ALA Notable. The autobiographical story of World War II seen through the eyes of a young German Jewish girl who, together with her family, escapes Germany in 1933 only to find that they must continue fleeing from country to country throughout Europe. Engrossing.
Carefully researched, deftly written, lavishly illustrated with photographs, this is a vivid, lively, and engaging biography of one of this century's greatest statesmen.
A simple but thorough introduction to the work and words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the pioneers in the women's suffrage movement.
History & Geography
Includes two big full-color maps in one plus a four-color set of fine-tip water-based markers!
A geography Required Resource in every Sonlight History / Bible / Literature program from A—W.
A blank timeline from 5,000 B.C. to the Present!
Pre-printed timeline in a spiral-bound book—for use throughout your homeschooling adventure. Required Resource for Sonlight A-300 and useful in 400 and 500.