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Author:
Michelle Markel
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment di
Author:
Jacqueline Woodson
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Biography
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Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and power
Author:
Paul Fleishman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Fleishman's depiction of the first Civil War battle relies on individual voices to give a human face to history. The result is at once intimate and sweeping, a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait of the Civil War and war itself.
Author:
Steven Kroll
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Historic illustrated story of Francis Scott Key's creation of what would become the U.S. National Anthem.
Author:
Patricia Beatty
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Charley Quinn loves the excitement and the gang fighting that are part of his life in New York City's Bowery in 1864. When his sister's fiance threatens to send him to an orphanage, Charley runs off with Union army enlistees and is taken on in Virginia as a drummer boy.
Author:
Phillip M Hoose
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
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Presents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral role in the Montgomery bus strike, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the bus company.
Author:
Derrick Barnes
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every
Author:
Judy Goldberg (editor)
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Culled from over 20,000 letters addressed to Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton. Questions are asked and answers given related to Chelsea's experiences while living in the White House.
Author:
Jennifer Armstrong
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A fictionalized exchange of letters between a little girl and Thomas Jefferson accounts events of the 1800s.
Author:
Tony Gentry
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A biography of Dizzy Gillespie, as an ambassador of jazz who introduced the world to bebop.
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