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A listing of books that can be used to teach American history. The selected books represent a variety of historical eras, types of books, and reading levels and the list will grow over time.
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The author shows what it would be like to live in the same places that Lincoln lived - Kentucky and Indiana, a prairie town, and...
Informative children's book about the underground railroad.
A 14 year old boy witnesses the attack on Pearl Harbor and helps with the resuce efforts while searching for his father, who...
A 14 year old boy moves with his family to California after his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor
A story based on real events of a community that works together to gain civil rights.
In this story about Japan, tradition prohibits Kimoko from flying a carp flag on Children's Day like her brother, but her parents...
Japanese Americans reflect on their years spent in internment camps as children or young adults. They discuss the process of...
An account of immigration from the 1600s to present.
A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which
promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.
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