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Author:
Ken Mochizuki
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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Bilingual:
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Told by a Japanese American boy, this story shows how baseball made life in the internment camps more bearable for many Japanese Americans. This first-person narrative candidly exposes the hardships that Japanese Americans experienced before, during, and after internment.
Author:
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
No matter how you feel about rodeo, it's hard not to admire Pickett, who was known to bring an unruly steer to its knees by taking a bite out of the animal's upper lip
Author:
Marlene Shigekawa
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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While a young boy named Junior and his family are interned in Arizona during World War II, Junior receives a gift from his grandfather that instills in him hope and perseverance.
Author:
James Takach
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Accounts of African-American's civil rights struggle from the Civil War to present.
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:
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:
Michael Elsohn Ross
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Learn about the geography and cultures of Puerto Rico.
Author:
Russell Freedman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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A clear and understandable outline of the Depression ere in photo-essay format featuring the black and white photographs of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and many others.
Author:
Susan Sinnott
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An account of the labor, treatment, and accomplishments of Chinese workers on the railroad during the 19th century.
Author:
Grabham
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Basic guide to countries around the world.
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