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History US 1900 to Present


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What Was the March on Washington? (What Was...)
What Was the March on Washington? (What Was...)
by Kathleen Krull
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A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died... (read more)

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A Young People's History of the United States
A Young People's History of the United States
by Howard Zinn
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A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History... (read more)

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The Great Migration: An American Story
The Great Migration: An American Story
by Jacob Lawrence
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The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family’s history. But for three... (read more)

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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
by Don Brown
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A speck of dust is a tiny thing. In fact, five of them could fit into the period at the end of this sentence. On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up millions upon millions of these specks of dust to form a dusterand#8212;a savage... (read more)

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Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth
Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth
by Laura A. Woollett
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On July 6, 1944, thousands of fans made their way to Barbour Street in Hartford, Connecticut, to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance. Not long after the show’s start, a fire broke out and spread rapidly as panicked... (read more)

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Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
by Jonah Winter
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A History of Us: Vol 4, the New Nation
A History of Us: Vol 4, the New Nation
by Joy Hakim
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Joy Hakim, a former teacher, editor, and writer won the prestigious James Michener Prize for her series, A History of US, which has sold over 4 million copies nationwide. A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students... (read more)

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Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama
Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama
by Hester Bass
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Hester Bass is the author of the picture-book biography The Secret World of Walter Anderson, which won an Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, as well as the picture book So Many Houses, illustrated by Alik Arzoumanian. Formerly... (read more)

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The Untold History of the United States: Young Readers Edition
The Untold History of the United States: Young Readers Edition
by Oliver Stone
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A peopleand#8217;s history of the American Empire, adapted for the next generation of young history buffs.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;There is history as we know it. And there is history we should have known.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Adapted by... (read more)

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Tenement: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side
Tenement: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side
by Raymond Bial
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"[Bial] conveys a visual sense of the area's former (if not present) bustle and squalor. This is more than just a photo album... Bial also presents a substantial historical overview." Kirkus Reviews "Bial focuses this illuminating photoessay on the... (read more)

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The Great Depression for Kids: Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Activities (For Kids)
The Great Depression for Kids: Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Activities (For Kids)
by Cheryl Mullenbach
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Winner of: 2014 Amelia Bloomer Top Ten List “Allow all black nurses to enlist, and the draft wont be necessary. . . . If nurses are needed so desperately, why isnt the Army using colored nurses?” “My arm gets a little sore slinging a... (read more)

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The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
by Russell Freedman
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"a fully realized portrait of a musical artist and her times...an outstanding, handsome biography. Freedman at his best." KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred reviews Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Freedman provides thrilling accounts...copious quotes...allow her resonant... (read more)

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Barbed Wire Baseball (13 Edition)
Barbed Wire Baseball (13 Edition)
by Marissa Moss
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and#160;As a boy, Kenichi andldquo;Zeniandrdquo; Zenimura dreams of playing professional baseball, but everyone tells him he is too small. Yet he grows up to be a successful player, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! When the Japanese attack Pearl... (read more)

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The Ten-Year Century: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium
The Ten-Year Century: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium
by James B Sutherland
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Remember worrying about the Y2K bug in 1999? Or life before Twitter? Ten years ago, September 11 was just another day, Facebook didn't exist, and Barack Obama was a little-known state senator. Some have called the jam-packed first decade of the new... (read more)

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Wheels of Change
Wheels of Change
by Darlene Beck Jacobson
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Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papas carriage barn is magic, and she's more at home hearing the symphony of the... (read more)

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Librarian on the Roof!: A True Story
Librarian on the Roof!: A True Story
by Mg King
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When RoseAleta Laurell begins her new job at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, she is surprised that the children of the town think the library is for adults. She vows to raise the money for a children's section and spends a week living... (read more)

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Earthquake
Earthquake
by Milly Lee
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"A good way to introduce the youngest of readers to a calamitous event . . . The illustrations' sculptured forms and geometric shapes make a pattern of stability against dark vistas of smoke, fire, and destruction . . . Enabling young readers to take in... (read more)

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In America's Shadow
In America's Shadow
by Kimberly Komatsu
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“A beautiful contribution to last forever.”  —... (read more)

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Marching for Freedom (09 Edition)
Marching for Freedom (09 Edition)
by Elizabeth Partridge
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An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama. Award-winning... (read more)

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Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue
Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue
by Kathryn Atwood
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An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People   There was a full moon on the evening of September 22, 1943, when Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to aid the French Resistance as a special agent for the British Special... (read more)

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