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10 Books About American History

    Those Rebels, John and Tom

    Those Rebels, John and Tom - Barbara Kerley

    John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were very different, but they did have two things in common: they both cared deeply about the American colonies, and neither cared much for King George. 
    CHILDREN 973.44 A214zk 2012
    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom - Angela Johnson

    In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth. 
    CHILDREN 394.263 J66 2014
    Locomotive

    Locomotive - Brian Floca

    A visual exploration of America's early railroads, examining the sounds, speed, and strength of the fledgling transcontinental locomotives and the experiences of pioneering travelers. 
    CHILDREN 625.26 F628 2013
    Buffalo Music

    Buffalo Music - Tracey Fern

    After hunters kill the buffalo around her ranch, Molly begins raising orphan buffalo calves that eventually form the beginnings of newly thriving buffalo herds.  
    PICTURE BOOK Fern, T.
    Paper Son: Lee's Journey to America

    Paper Son: Lee's Journey to America - Helen Foster James

    Lee, an orphan, reluctantly leaves his grandparents in China for the long sea voyage to San Francisco, where he and other immigrants undergo examinations at Angel Island.  
    PICTURE BOOK James, H.
    Born and Bred in the Great Depression

    Born and Bred in the Great Depression - Jonah Winter

    A boy remembers his father's stories about life in East Texas during the Great Depression.   
    PICTURE BOOK Winter, J.
    Boxes for Katje

    Boxes for Katje - Candace Fleming

    At the end of World War II, Katje and her family struggle to survive until a package from America arrives and is offered as gesture of goodwill from a stranger across the ocean.  
    PICTURE BOOK Fleming, C.
    Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

    Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation - Duncan Tonatiuh

    The triumphant story of Sylvia Mendez, a Mexican-American child who worked with her parents and her community to file a landmark lawsuit to end segregated education in California.  
    CHILDREN 379.263 T663 2014
    My Country, 'Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights

    My Country, 'Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights - Claire Rudolf Murphy

    A chronicle of social change through the song's changing lyrics reveals how its words have been transformed by generations of protestors throughout historical movements.  
    CHILDREN 782.42 M978 2014
    Esperanza Rising

    Esperanza Rising - Pam Muñoz Ryan

    Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life in Mexico to work in California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. 
    CHILDREN FICTION Ryan, P.
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