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B 107521B 107521 10,000 Days of Thunder : A History of the Vietnam War
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Caputo, Philip
Length: 128 Copyright: 2005

Alternate title: Ten Thousand Days of Thunder. Presents a collection of photographs and maps depicting the war in Vietnam from its beginning under French control to the fall of Saigon in 1975. Contains accounts from soldiers and civilians, profiles of those involved, and looks at the role of women on the battlefield. AR 9.7. Follett RL 8.9. RC 7.6. Lexile 1210. IL 6-12
10,000 Days of Thunder : A History of the Vietnam War IJS  
B 118842B 118842 1862 Fredericksburg: A New Look at a Bitter Civil War Battle
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kostyal, K. M.
Length: 48 Copyright: 2011

Examines the battle of Fredericksburg, considered General Robert E. Lee's most one-sided victory of the Civil War, and draws from a variety of sources, including a slave diary, to discuss what the war meant to non-combatants. Features reenactment photographs. AR 7.1 RC 11.0 Lexile 1160 IL 4-7.
1862 Fredericksburg: A New Look at a Bitter Civil War Battle IJ  
B 118339B 118339 Abigail Adams in Her Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Belton, Blair
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Looks at the writings of Abigail Adams during and around the time of the American Revolution. Pairs primary source documents with some historical context. Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. First ladies. From the series Eyewitness To History. AR 6.7 RC 6.2 Lexile 900 IL 4-6.
Abigail Adams in Her Own Words I  
B 114387B 114387 Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Freedman, Russell
Length: 119 Copyright: 2012

Looks at the lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, including their friendship and their affect on Emancipation and the Civil War. Abolitionists. AR 8.3. IL 5-10.
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friend IJS  
B 90755B 90755 Abraham Lincoln: Unfinished Legacy
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 56 Copyright: 2008

Resource book from the History Channel and National History Day (can also be downloaded www.nhd.org). The National History Day 2009 Theme: The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies. Resource book contents: Introduction; Lincoln on the Founding Documents, But Secretly; Lincoln as Lawyer; Lincoln and the Writ of Habeas Corpus; The Ever-Unfinished Work: American History as a Continual Birth of Freedom; Understanding the Emancipation Proclamation through Art; Unfinished Business: Lincoln's Oratory and the Event at Ford's Theatre; Many Looks at Lincoln: Exploring His Life and Legacy Through Documentary; and A Teacher's Bookshelf. Primary sources. Includes lessons, activities, documents, research topics, background information, questions for discussion and resources.
Abraham Lincoln: Unfinished Legacy T  
B 103521B 103521 ADVENTURE TALES OF BENJAMIN BANNEKER
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Potts, Jody
Length: 26 Copyright: 2000

Illustrated biography of Benjamin Bannaker, an 18th century African American scientist, mathematician, surveyor, and astronomer. Includes primary sources.
ADVENTURE TALES OF BENJAMIN BANNEKER IJ  
B 112837B 112837 Ain't Nothing But A Man
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Nelson, Scott
Length: 64 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry. Historian Scott Nelson introduces children to the life of the real John Henry, drawing on songs, poems, and stories to describe the man behind the legendary African-American hero. Work songs. Trackliners' songs. Primary sources. Historical research. History detective. AR 6.6. RC 7.8. Lexile 1030. IL 5-9.
Ain't Nothing But A Man IJ  
B 81650B 81650 All the People
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hakim, Joy
Length: 208 Copyright: 1995

Overview of American history from 1945 to 1993. Includes the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam war, cultural history, and the Cold War. Book 10 from the series A History Of US.
All the People IJS  
B 114550B 114550 Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fleming, Candace
Length: 118 Copyright: 2011

Traces the life of female aviator Amelia Earhart from her childhood to her final flight, discusses the extensive search for her and her missing plane, and includes photographs, maps, handwritten notes by Amelia, and sidebars. AR 6.6 RC 6.6 Lexile 930 GR level U IL 4-7.
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart IJ  
B 116611B 116611 America: The Story of Us: An Ullustrated History
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Baker, Kevin
Length: 415 Copyright: 2010

Traces the history of the United States of America from the late fifteen century to the early twenty-first, covering the Declaration of Independence, the American Civil War, the Transcontinental Railroad, the Great Depression, the election of the nation's first African-American president, and related topics. Companion book to the HISTORY TV series. IL 7-12.
America: The Story of Us: An Ullustrated History JS  
B 119180B 119180 American Revolution
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Metz, Lorijo
Length: 24 Copyright: 2014

Describes the American Revolution and its impact on American history. Also discusses events leading up to the revolution, such as the French and Indian War, the passage of the Stamp Act, and the Boston Tea Party. Includes secondary- and primary-source images, a map, and an illustrated timeline. IL 3-5.
American Revolution PI  
B 90590B 90590 American Revolution
Grade Lvl: T Author: Glasthal, Jacqueline
Length: 72 Copyright: 2003

A ready-to-use resource guide for teachers of grades four through eight that includes background information, primary sources, hands-on activities, literature and Internet links, and plays designed to help students learn about the American Revolution. A History Comes Alive teaching unit.
American Revolution T  
KM 930KM 930 American Revolution-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1970

The hands-on history in this Jackdaw takes your students from the Boston Tea Party to Bunker Hill and the struggle to field and fund our army. Hands-on documents include a handbill persuading British soldiers to desert, a proclamation by King George III ordering his subjects to fast, 1 1783 issue of the South Carolina Gazette, early American "home-made" money, and a fund raising lottery ticket. Historian: David Johnson.
American Revolution-Jackdaw (BB) JS  
B 120223B 120223 American Revolution: Experience the Battle for Independence
Grade Lvl: I Author: Cummings, Judy Dodge
Length: 128 Copyright: 2015

Provides an overview of the Revolutionary War and includes twenty projects that enhance critical thinking and design skills. Links to primary sources in a chronicle of the American Revolution that describes the experiences of rebel soldiers while introducing the official documents on which the country was founded. From the series Build It Yourself. Lexile 930 IL 4-6.
American Revolution: Experience the Battle for Independence I  
B 71482B 71482 AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 210 Copyright: 1987

Letters, diaries, newspaper articles, etc., depict life in the American colonies in the 18th century, emphasizing the years of the Revolutionary War. Primary sources.
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES IJS  
B 119224B 119224 Anne Frank in Her Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Kennon, Caroline
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A brief biography of Anne Frank that uses her own words to describe how she hid from the Nazis with her parents for years in a secret apartment. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Anne Frank in Her Own Words I  
B 117526B 117526 Assassination and Its Aftermath: How a Photograph Reassured a Shocked Nation
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Nardo, Don
Length: 64 Copyright: 2014

Explores the photographs of the official White House photographer, Cecil Stoughton, and describes how his pictures of the smooth succession of power after Kennedy's assassination reassured many shocked Americans. From the series Captured History. Lexile 1110 IL 5-10.
Assassination and Its Aftermath: How a Photograph Reassured a Shocked Natio IJS  
B 108673B 108673 At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Peacock, Louise
Length: 44 Copyright: 2007

The experiences of people coming to the United States from many different lands are conveyed in the words of a contemporary girl visiting Ellis Island and a girl who immigrated in about 1910, as well as by quotes from early 20th century immigrants and Ellis Island officials. Includes two fictional narratives--one from a girl fleeing the Armenian genocide (written in blue script) and the other is from a girl who imagines her ancestor's journey to America (red type face). Boxed archival quotes from European immigrants and period photographs are incorporated to relate actual events. Fiction and fact are mixed throughout. Primary sources.
At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices PI  
B 102485B 102485 ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2002

Primary sources and secondary source articles chronicle the events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor and discuss how the attack affected American history. At Issue In History; Opposing Viewpoints Series. Thomas Streissgrith, editor.
ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR JS  
B 114574B 114574 Auschwitz: Voices From the Death Camp
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Deem, James M
Length: 128 Copyright: 2012

Examines Auschwitz, a death camp during the Holocaust, including its construction and daily workings, true accounts from prisoners of the camp and Nazi perpetrators, and how more than 1 million people were murdered there. Auschwitz (Concentration camp) Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Jews Persecutions. From the series Holocaust Through Primary Sources. IL 6-12.
Auschwitz: Voices From the Death Camp IJS  
B 101790B 101790 B. Franklin, Printer
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Adler, David A
Length: 126 Copyright: 2001

A biography of Benjamin Franklin which emphasizes his many talents as a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, and statesman. AR level 7.1. Follett RL 6.7.
B. Franklin, Printer IJ  
B 118841B 118841 Because They Marched : The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Freedman, Russell
Length: 83 Copyright: 2014

Presents an account of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, an event that sparked the signing of the Voting Rights Act. AR 7.6 RC 11.0 Lexile 1160 IL 6-10.
Because They Marched : The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed IJS  
B 115497B 115497 Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Rappaport, Doreen
Length: 228 Copyright: 2012

Provides detailed accounts of twenty-one acts of defiance committed against Nazis in Nazi-occupied countries during World War II. World War, 1939-1945 Jews Rescue. World War, 1939-1945 Jewish resistance. Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) AR 7.4 RC 9.2 Lexile 1030 IL 7-12.
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust JS  
B 115175B 115175 Birchbark Brigade: A Fur Trade History
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Peterson, Cris
Length: 135 Copyright: 2009

Chronicles the history of fur trading in North America from the 1490s to the 1960s, discussing people, places, and events based on the diary entries of traders and explorers; and includes a time line. Voyageurs. Fur traders. AR 8.4 RC 11.0 Lexile 1250 IL 5-10.
Birchbark Brigade: A Fur Trade History IJS  
B 114657B 114657 Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Tougas, Shelley
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Documents the photography of Charles Moore during a May 1963 civil rights protest and discusses how one of his most moving images helped rally the civil rights movement as a whole and garner support from the American public. Features black-and-white photographs throughout. From the series Captured History. AR 7.0. RC 8.3. Lexile 980. GR level Y. IL 5-10.
Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support IJS  
B 115176B 115176 Birmingham Sunday
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Brimner, Larry
Length: 48 Copyright: 2010

Provides an account of the racially-motivated bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963, which resulted in the deaths of four children, and discusses how the tragedy spurred the passage of the landmark 1964 civil rights legislation. Birmingham (Ala.) Race relations History. African Americans Civil rights History. Ku Klux Klan (1915-) History. Bombings History. Hate crimes History. AR 8.2 RC 9.8 Lexile 1190 IL 5-10.
Birmingham Sunday IJS  
B 109257B 109257 Black Hands, White Sails: African American Whalers
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: McKissack, Patricia
Length: 152 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: The Story of African American Whalers. Describes contributions to the whaling industry and their role in the abolitionist movement between 1730 and 1880. Coretta Scott King Honor book. AR and Follett RL 8.0. RC 9.0. Lexile 1130.
Black Hands, White Sails: African American Whalers IJS  
B 114567B 114567 Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Walker, Sally
Length: 145 Copyright: 2011

Provides an account of the disaster that occurred on December 6, 1917, when two ships carrying munitions and relief supplies to Europe collided, causing an explosion that leveled the towns of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and resulted in the deaths of nearly two thousand people. A$ 7.9 RC 10.0 Lexile 1100 IL 5-8.
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 IJ  
B 123386B 123386 Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Wallace, Rich
Length: 352 Copyright: 2016

Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Jonathan Myrick Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation. Biography. Includes timelines, narratives, photographs index and bibliography. IL 7-12. AR 7.4. RC 9.2. Lexile 1030.
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights JS  
B 116289B 116289 Boat Building On The Mississippi At the Dubuque Ice Harbor
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2013

Booklet relates to a 2001 archaeological excavation on the former site of the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works at the Ice Harbor in Dubuque. Presents a historical account of occurrences at the Ice Harbor site in the context of local & national history in order to provide greater understanding and appreciation of the history of Dubuque and its boat building past. In 1903, the Iowa Iron Works Shipbuilding Division reorganized and became known as the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works. Boat building from 1870-1972 included paddle wheelers, towboats, ferry boats, Coast Guard cutters, barges, excursion boats. Includes archival photographs. IL 6-T.
Boat Building On The Mississippi At the Dubuque Ice Harbor IJST  
B 115434B 115434 Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-The World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sheinkin, Steve
Length: 266 Copyright: 2012

Examines the history of the atomic bomb, discussing the discovery of the behavior of uranium when placed next to radioactive material, the race to build a bomb, and the impact of the weapon on societies around the world. Atomic bomb History. World War, 1939-1945 Secret service Russia. World War, 1939-1945 Secret service Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 Vemork (Norway) Operation Freshman, 1942. Newbery Honor Book 2013. Outstanding Science Trade Book- 2013. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winner- 2013. AR 6.9 RC 6.4 Lexile 920 IL 6-11.
Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-The World's Most Dangerous Weapon IJS  
B 112830B 112830 Bootleg
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Blumenthal, Karen
Length: 154 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition. Chronicles the history of Prohibition in the United States, a periodfrom 1920-1933 during which it was illegal to sell or drink alcohol,discussing how what began as a movement to heal social ills, became a burden to ordinary citizens and a boon to criminals. temperance History 20th Century. Alcoholic beverage industry History 20th YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction 2012 finalist.
Bootleg JS  
KM 931KM 931 Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

The hands-on history in this Jackdaw takes your students from the Boston Tea Party to Bunker Hill and the struggle to field and fund our army. Hands-on documents include a handbill persuading British soldiers to desert, a 1783 issue of the South Carolina Gazette, and early American “home-made” money. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 5-8. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets Taxes, Tea and Trouble George Washington, Commander-In-Chief Why the British Lost the War After the War Historical Documents Letter to East India Tea Co. defending Boston Tea Party, 1773. Map of Boston and the fighting at Bunker Hill, 1775. Proclamation by King George III ordering a general fast, 1776. Draft of the Declaration of Independence with notes and amendments. Declaration of Independence signed by Congress on July 4, 1776. Resolve of Congress giving Washington power to raise forces and make people accept paper money, 1776. Pages from the journal of British Lieutenant William Digby, 1776-1777. Letter: Gen. Heath to Gen. Burgoyne on captured British soldiers, 1778. Letter from General Washington to New York Governor Clinton, 1779. Issue of the South Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser, 1783. Congressional commission to Benjamin Hopkins, 1779. American paper money. Lottery ticket printed by Americans to raise money for the war, 1776. Handbill persuading British soldiers to desert. Order of battle: diagrams drawn by George Washington, 1777. Captain Cooley’s note authorizing provisions for scouts, 1779. Reconnaissance order giving instructions for a mission, 1779. General George Washington taking the salute at Trenton, 1776. Map of the battlefields of the American Revolution. Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution-Jackdaw (BB) IJ  
KM 932KM 932 Boston Tea Party-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

To protest a special tea tax England had imposed upon her American colonies, members of the patriot group, Sons of Liberty, dressed up as Indians one cold December night in 1773, boarded three British ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. England’s response to this brazen act of rebellion, the Coercive Acts (known in America as the Intolerable Acts), would so punish and enrage colonists that war became virtually inevitable. Bring to life the highly charged atmosphere of pre Revolutionary War America with fascinating and informative primary source documents such as: protest broadsides, a newspaper account of the incident, a contemporary political cartoon, and a Boston Tea Party song. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 5-8. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Support Materials Illustrated Broadsheet Essay Timeline Critical Thinking Questions Recommended Reading List Historical Documents Broadside: “Tradesmen’s Protest Against The Proceedings of the Merchants. Relative to the New Importation of Tea,” November 3, 1773 Broadside stating results of a meeting of Boston citizens that voted to not allow the unloading of tea, December 2, 1773 Letter defending the Boston Tea Party, December 17, 1773 Boston Gazette and Country Journal report on the tea party, December 20, 1773 New York broadside relating events that occurred in Boston, December 23, 1773 Paul Revere engraving: “The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught,” June 1774 Lithograph: “The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor,” 1846 “Tea Tax, and Humble Wish,” a 19th century song about the Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party-Jackdaw (BB) IJ  
B 124597B 124597 Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Wallace, Sandra Neil
Length: 191 Copyright: 2017

In the years following the Civil War, "Arctic fever" gripped the American public, fueled by myths of a fertile, tropical sea at the top of the world. Several explorers attempted to find a route to the North Pole, but none succeeded. Bound by Ice follows the journey of George Washington De Long and the crew of the USS Jeannette, who departed San Francisco in the summer of 1879 hoping to find a route to the North Pole. However, in mid-September the ship became locked in ice north of Siberia and drifted for nearly two years before it was crushed by ice and sank. De Long and his men escaped the ship and began a treacherous journey in extreme polar conditions in an attempt to reach civilization. Many--including De Long--did not survive. A riveting true-life adventure, Bound by Ice includes excerpts from De Long's extensive journals, which were recovered with his body; newspapers from the time; and photos and sketches by the men on the expedition. Narrative nonfiction. Survival story. Includes primary sources. IL 6-12. AR 7.2. Lexile 1050.
Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story IJS  
KM 6690KM 6690 Boxed Books: Discover the Life of an Inventor
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Books in the Rourke series include: Alexander Graham Bell: Thomas Edison; Henry Ford; Hedy Lamarr; Eli Whitney; and Orville and Wilbur Wright. AR levels 3.5-3.9. Follett RL 4.3-4.8. Primary sources. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Discover the Life of an Inventor P  
KM 5753KM 5753 Boxed Books: Holocuast (Blackbirch)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

Eight volume series provides a chronological account of the Holocaust. The first volume relates the Nazi genocide to the long history of anti-Semitism. Volumes 2-5 discuss the history from 1935 to the end of WW II. The sixth volume discusses the survivors and hunt for war criminals. The seventh volume is a collection of primary sources--personal narratives. Volume eight is a resource guide. Also includes a cumulative index for the series. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Holocuast (Blackbirch) JS  
KM 10086KM 10086 Boxed Books: Thirteen Colonies & the Lost Colony
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Contains 14 titles from the series Primary Sources of the Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Colony. Includes A Primary Source History of the Colony of Connecticut (AR 7.9, Follett RL 8.0); Delaware (AR 7.4, Follett 7.1.); Georgia (AR 7.3, Follett RL 6.4); Maryland (AR 7.4, Follett RL 7.1); Massachusetts (AR 8.5, Follett RL 8.2); New Hampshire (AR 8.7, Follett RL 7.3); New Jersey (AR 8.2, Follett RL 8.9); New York (AR 9.2, Follett RL 8.1); North Carolina (AR 8.8, Follett RL 8.1); Pennsylvania (AR 9.0, Follett RL 8.9); Rhode Island (AR 7.8, Follett RL 8.0); South Carolina (AR 7.6, Follett RL 8.0); Virginia (AR 9.3, Follett RL 7.4); and Lost Colony of Roanoke (AR and Follett RL 6.9). All books are 64 pages. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Thirteen Colonies & the Lost Colony IJ  
KM 6682KM 6682 Boxed Books: Vietnam War
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Contains seven titles in the American War Library series by Lucent. Titles: A History of U.S. Involvement; The Home Front: Americans Protest the War; Leaders and Generals; Life As a POW; Life Of an American Soldier; Primary Sources: Vietnam War; and Weapons Of War. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Vietnam War IJS  
B 121257B 121257 Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Brown, Daniel James / Mone, Gregory
Length: 227 Copyright: 2015

True story of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. Rowers. University of Washington Rowing History. Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany). Perseverance (Literary Theme). Young Readers edition adapted from the adult best-seller The Boys in the Boat (2013) by Gregory Mone. AR 6.9 RC 8.5 Lexile 1000 IL 5-9.
Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win IJ  
B 75585B 75585 Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Murphy, Jim
Length: 114 Copyright: 1990

Focuses on the underage soldier, through letters, diaries, photographs. Personal narratives. Primary sources. AR 7.6. Follett RL and RC 7.8. Lexile 1060.
Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War IJS  
B 114658B 114658 Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Burgan, Michael
Length: 64 Copyright: 2012

Explores the extent of child labor in the United States in the nineteenth century and reveals how the photography of Lewis Hine and others helped illuminate children's sordid working conditions and bring about the establishment of child labor laws. From the series Captured History. AR 7.1. RC 8.6. Lexile 1020. IL 5-10.
Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor IJS  
B 122941B 122941 Breaking Through
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Jimenez, Francisco
Length: 193 Copyright: 2001

At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home in California, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow during the late 1950s-early 1960s, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their good-heartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jiménez finishes telling the story of his youth. IL 9-12. AR 5.3. RC 5.5. Lexile 750. GR Z.
Breaking Through ST  
B 124515B 124515 Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman
Length: 134 Copyright: 2016

In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth century aimed to end school segregation in the United States. Although known as Brown v. Board of Education, the ruling applied not just to the case of Linda Carol Brown, an African American third grader refused entry to an all-white Topeka, Kansas school, but to cases involving children in South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The decision was the culmination of work by many people who stood up to racial inequality, some risking significant danger and hardship, and of careful strategizing by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin tells the stories behind the ruling and the people responsible for it. She brings readers up to date with a country still grappling with a public shool system not yet fully desegregated. Timeline, source notes and index are included. Social studies. School integration. Narrative nonfiction. IL 6-10. AR 7.1. RC 8.3. Lexile 980.
Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice IJS  
B 117521B 117521 Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Meissner, David
Length: 167 Copyright: 2013

Traces the true story of prospectors Stanley Pearce and Marshall Bond, who joined thousands of men along the dangerous Chilkoot and White Passes to seek their fortunes in the gold fields of Canada. Retells their story through telegrams, letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles. Gold mines and mining Yukon. Klondike River Valley (Yukon) Gold discoveries. AR 6.8 RC 9.4 Lexile 1100 IL 6-10.
Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure IJS  
B 124382B 124382 Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Grandin, Temple
Length: 228 Copyright: 2018

Things made of paper -- Levers and pulleys -- Things made of wood -- Things that fly -- Optical illusions -- Epilogue: The squeeze machine. Temple Grandin explores how to experiment and how to think about science for young readers. IL 4-9. AR 7.6. RC 9.5. Lexile 1060.
Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor PIJ  
B 121236B 121236 Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Bolden, Tonya
Length: 90 Copyright: 2015

Tells the story of Washington, D.C., through the story of an African American man, Michael Shiner, who lived there from approximately 1805 to 1880 and who kept a journal, excerpts of which are interspersed throughout the heavily illustrated text. RC 11.4 Lexile 1140 IL 4-8.
Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capit IJ  
B 117288B 117288 Cars: 100 Years Ago
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lassieur, Allison
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Text and photographs describe cars during the early twentieth century. Includes "What's Different?" photo quiz, an activity that asks readers to identify differences between an archival photograph and a modern photo featuring cars. Amicus Readers Level 2: 100 Years Ago. Lead 21 Grade 2 Unit 5 Now & Then. AR 2.0 IL K-3.
Cars: 100 Years Ago KP  
B 109958B 109958 Century of Immigration: 1820-1924
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Stefoff, Rebecca
Length: 115 Copyright: 2007

Overview of immigration to the U.S. during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, covering government policies, attitudes toward the newcomers, and the experiences of immigrants on their way to the U.S. and in their new lives. Features excerpts from primary sources. From the American Voices From-- series. Follett RL 7.6.
Century of Immigration: 1820-1924 IJS  
B 123505B 123505 Cesar Chavez in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Machajewski, Sarah
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Cesar Chavez a labor leader of the twentieth century. His story is one as migrant field worker to champion of the voiceless. Readers will be able to learn about the man Robert F. Kennedy called one of the "heroic figures of our time". Includes primary sources, bibliography, content sidebars and an index. Nonfiction series. Eyewitness to History. Biography. IL 3-8. AR 6.0. Lexile 920.
Cesar Chavez in His Own Words PIJ  
B 126079B 126079 Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Walker, Sally M
Length: 136 Copyright: 2018

American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America's eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many, life without the chestnut seemed unimaginable until disaster struck in the early 1900s. What began as a wound in the bark of a few trees soon turned to an unstoppable killing force. An unknown blight was wiping out the American chestnut, and scientists felt powerless to prevent it. But the story doesn't end there. Today, the American chestnut is making a comeback. A narrative tale of loss, restoration, and the triumph of human ingenuity. IL 6-12. AR 7.6. RC 9.6. Lexile 1070.
Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree IJS  
B 124744B 124744 Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Swanson, James L
Length: 373 Copyright: 2018

James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of the time, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath. Includes primary sources, bibliography, index and color photos throughout. IL 8-12. AR 7.6. RC 8.6. Lexile 1010.
Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin JS  
B 126062B 126062 Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Robinson, Sharon
Length: 227 Copyright: 2019

This is the story of how one girl finds her voice in the fight for justice and equality. The daughter of baseball legend shares her experience growing up during 1963, an important year of the civil rights movement. A memoir. Biography. IL 4-8. AR 4.9.
Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963 IJ  
KM 13194KM 13194 Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963 (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Robinson, Sharon
Length: 0 Copyright: 2019

In January of 1963, Sharon Robinson turned 13 the night before George Wallace declared on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration for governor of Alabama. That was the start of a year that would become one of the most pivotal years in the history of America. Biography. Civil Rights. Includes primary sources. Contains 1 book, 1 playaway and 5-way splitter. Playaway run time: 5 hours 24 minutes. See B 126062 for additional copies. IL 4-8. AR 4.9.
Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963 (Playaway) IJ  
B 114991B 114991 Children of Manzanar
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 146 Copyright: 2012

Brief essays and captioned black-and-white photographs document the experiences of Japanese American children and young adults at the Manzanar War Relocation Center. Children Manzanar (Calif.) History. Japanese Americans Interviews. Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945. RC 9.4 Lexile 1200 IL 5-10.
Children of Manzanar IJS  
B 106298B 106298 Children of the Great Depression
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Freedman, Russell
Length: 128 Copyright: 2005

Presents a collection of illustrated archival photographs describingchildren of the Great Depression, and draws upon memoirs, diaries, letters and other first hand accounts that look at the lives of young Americans during the 1930s. Primary sources. Follett RL 6.1. AR 7.5. RC 6.9. Lexile 1170. GR level X. 2006 Orbis Pictus Award.
Children of the Great Depression IJS  
B 101631B 101631 Children Of The Indian Boarding Schools
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Littlefield, Holly
Length: 48 Copyright: 2001

Describes the off-reservation boarding schools run by white Americans that many Native American children were forced to attend in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Treatment of Indians. From the series Picture the American Past. Primary sources. AR level 5.4. Follett RL 4.7. IL 3-5.
Children Of The Indian Boarding Schools PI  
B 117116B 117116 Children of the Tipi: Life In the Buffalo Days
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 43 Copyright: 2013

Explains to young readers what life was like for a Native American child through photographs and simple quotations from Native American chiefs and elders. Includes proverbs & quotes from men and women born before 1904 (from the tribes of the Great Plains & Rocky Mountains including Lakota, Papago, Dakota, Salish, Omaha, Absaroke, Cheyenne, Hopi, Nez Perce, Shawnee, etc.). Indians of North America Great Plains - Social life and customs. Edited by Michael Oren Fitzgerald. Lexile 680 IL 3-6.
Children of the Tipi: Life In the Buffalo Days PI  
B 74309B 74309 Children of the Wild West
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Freedman, Russell
Length: 104 Copyright: 1983

Historical photographs with text present a picture of life in the American West 1840 to the early 1900s. Primary sources. AR 6.9. RC 7.5. Lexile 1010. GR level X.
Children of the Wild West PIJ  
B 122940B 122940 Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Jimenez, Francisco
Length: 134 Copyright: 1997

The Circuit is a collection of twelve autobiographical stories by Santa Clara University professor Francisco Jiminez, who at the age of four illegally crossed the border with his family in 1947. Jimenez offers more about the little boy who has grown into a role model for subsequent generations of immigrants. These independent but intertwined stories follow the family through their circuit, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots--and back again--over a number of years. As it moves from one labor camp to the next, the little family of four grows into ten. Impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endures. IL 9-12+ AR 5.3 RC 5.5 Lexile 880. GR Z.
Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child ST  
KM 926KM 926 Civil War - Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1971

Illustrations, posters, military documents and personal letters bring to life the thoughts and actions of Lincoln, Jackson, Grant and Lee, and the “Billy Yanks” and “Johnny Rebs” who fought under them. Add history and color to your classroom with the Confederate recruiting notice, the Union recruiting poster and Civil War photographs. Historian: David Johnson. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 8-12. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets Slavery and “Sesech” Billy Yank and Johnny Reb The Two Presidents Grant and Lee Gains and Losses Historical Documents Letter from Lieutenant George Herbert of the Union artillery, to his brother. Recruiting notice for local volunteers, Charleston, 1862. Extract from General Robert E. Lee’s Special Orders to his commanders, September 9, 1862. Letter from George Herbert, dated November 26, 1862, criticizing his superior officers. President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863, which freed slaves in rebel areas. Pages from the Richmond Daily Dispatch, June 5, 1863, giving a picture of life in the war-time Confederacy. A message from Confederate General Howell Cobb to Gov. Brown of Georgia after Sherman’s men set fire to Atlanta. “Our Union Defenders” — a patriotic poster to encourage volunteers to join the Union Army. The Civil War in photographs. Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Civil War - Jackdaw (BB) JS  
B 117527B 117527 Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Nardo, Don
Length: 64 Copyright: 2014

Explores the photographs of Mathew Brady who chronicled the American Civil War in his photographs. Also includes information about the work of Brady's assistants, including Alexander Gardner. War photographers- History 19th century. United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Pictorial works. From the series Captured History. Lexile 1150 IL 5-10.
Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War IJS  
B 113320B 113320 Civil War: A Visual History
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 360 Copyright: 2011

A visual history of the Civil War that includes photographs, first- person accounts, maps, and timelines highlighting key events, locations, and people. The seven chapters are arranged chronolog- ically, beginning with an overview of slavery in the United States, 1815 to 1860, and ending with a survey of the legacies of the conflict during the period 1865 to 1877.
Civil War: A Visual History IJST  
B 117289B 117289 Clothes: 100 Years Ago
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lassieur, Allison
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Text and photographs describe clothes during the early twentieth century. Includes an activity that asks readers to identify differences between an archival photograph & modern photo featuring children in different clothing. Amicus Readers Level 2: 100 Years Ago. Lead 21 Grade 2 Unit 5 Now & Then. AR 2.5 IL K-3.
Clothes: 100 Years Ago KP  
B 108912B 108912 Colonial Life
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Stefoff, Rebecca
Length: 119 Copyright: 2003

Presents the history of the British colonies in North America, beginning with the Jamestown settlement, through excerpts from letters, pamphlets, journal entries, and other documents of the time. Primary sources. From the series American Voices from. AR 8.6. Follett RL 8.0.
Colonial Life IJS  
B 117580B 117580 Communication Then and Now
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nelson, Robin
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Presents a brief look at how communication has changed over the years. Communication History. From the First Step Nonfiction series Then And Now. GR level I IL K-2.
Communication Then and Now KP  
B 105489B 105489 Constitution
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Marcovitz, Hal
Length: 48 Copyright: 2003

Discusses the history of the United States Constitution, from events leading up to its creation and ratification more than 200 years ago to some amendments that have been added as recently as 1971. From the series American Symbols and Their Meanings. AR 8.7. Follett RL 8.3.
Constitution IJ  
KM 9151KM 9151 Constitution: Evolution of a Government
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1980

Collection of facsimiles that reflect the constitutional period and related issues, from the National Archives. Documents from 1774 to 1961 show the evolution of a government. Teaching unit is divided into three parts: The making of the Constitution (Articles of Association, Declaration of Independence, Northwest Ordinance, Bill of Rights, 26th Amendment, etc.); The beginning of government (documents from 1779-1798); and The evolution of Constitutional issues (Frist Amendment issues, church-state relations). Primary sources.
Constitution: Evolution of a Government IJST  
B 122285B 122285 Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hopkinson, Deborah
Length: 339 Copyright: 2015

The story of the Danish resistance and the rescue of over seven thousand Jews during World War II. Denmark History- German occupation, 1940-1945. World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements- Denmark. 2016 Orbis Pictus Recommended book. AR 7.7 RC 9.3 Lexile 1040 IL 6-10.
Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War IJS  
B 81968B 81968 Daily Life in a Covered Wagon
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Erickson, Paul
Length: 48 Copyright: 1994

Erickson recreates a day in the life of a typical family traveling the Oregon Trail in 1853. Describes many activities along the trail, including cooking, hunting, setting up camp, crossing rivers, and caring for the sick and injured. Overland journeys to the Pacific. AR 7.0. RC and Follett RL 6.2. Lexile 1120. IL 3-6.
Daily Life in a Covered Wagon PI  
B 126059B 126059 Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Gates, Henry Louis
Length: 225 Copyright: 2019

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation. Includes primary sources. U.S. Civil War. Reconstruction Era. IL 8-12. AR 8.7. RC 12.4. Lexile 1200.
Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow JS  
DVD 2954DVD 2954 Day Kennedy Died
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 92 Copyright: 2013

The Day Kennedy Died tells the story of what happened on that tragic day through the memories of people who played a part in those extraordinary events and whose lives were touched forever by what happened. Some have not spoken before. The minute by minute story of the death of a President is told through rarely-seen film and photographs shot on the tragic day. 92 minutes. Narrated by Kevin Spacey. Written and directed by Leslie Woodhead. Producer Lorraine McKechnie. Executive Producer Sue Summers for Smithsonian Channel. IL 10-12.
Day Kennedy Died JS  
B 106003B 106003 Dear Miss Breed: True Stories
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Oppenheim, Joanne
Length: 287 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: True stories of the Japanese American incarceration duringWorld War II and a librarian who made a difference. The true life story of Clara Breed, a librarian whose outreach efforts helped a group of Japanese-American children survive the persecutions of the American government during World War II. Japanese Americans, Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945. Internment camps. Primary sources. AR 7.4 RC 7.4 Lexile 1040 IL 6-10.
Dear Miss Breed: True Stories IJS  
KM 8370KM 8370 Depression
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1972

Jackdaw kit with reproductions of historical documents and broadsheets from the era of the Great Depression. Primary sources. Contents: Broadsheets: The Crash; Depression in Urban America; Depression in Rural America; Protest and Discontent; and Impact of the Depression; and Historical Documents: Page 1 of Variety, Wednesday, October 30, 1929; The Depression: A Family Album; Sign: Unemployed--Buy Apples 5 Each; Depression Scrip; A&P Advertising Flyers, 1933; Auction Sale Poster for Farm Equipment, North Dakota, 1933; Page 1 of The Emporia Gazette, May 11, 1934; Photo Sequence: A Texas Dust Storm; Page 1 of The Daily Worker, Monday, January 27, 1930; Broadside: "Veterans March to Washington," 1932; Campaign Flyer: "Closing-Out Sale of the G.O.P. Party," 1932; and Poster: NRA--We Do Our Part.
Depression JS  
B 111454B 111454 Despite All Obstacles: La Salle
Grade Lvl: I Author: Goodman, Joan
Length: 47 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: La Salle and the Conquest of the Mississippi. A biography of the man who explored the St. Lawrence, Ohio, Illinois, and Mississippi rivers, and who claimed America's heartland for King Louis XIV and France. Follett RL 6.9. AR 7.0. RC 6.9. Lexile 980. IL 4-6.
Despite All Obstacles: La Salle I  
B 115507B 115507 Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Tarrant-Reid, Linda
Length: 244 Copyright: 2012

An exploration of African American history, featuring narratives from diaries and journals, interviews, and archival images. AR 10.7 RC 12.0 Lexile 1370 IL 7-12.
Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First JS  
B 117557B 117557 Doctors: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Clark, Sarah K
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

An introduction to doctors, how and where they work, and the tools they use, with photographs and information that show how the profession has changed over the years, and including a look at a day in the life of a doctor in the 1800s and in the twenty-first century. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 430 GR level P IL 1-3.
Doctors: Then and Now P  
B 122714B 122714 Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman's Land Army of America
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Hagar, Erin
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Helen wants to contribute to the war effort after the United States goes to war in 1917--so she joins the Women's Land Army of America, an organization that trains women to do farm work, replacing the workers drafted into the army. Story is based on a real-life farmerette, a college girl who was trained at the Women's Agricultural Camp in Bedford, New York. The endpapers display WWI Woman's Land Army posters and photos of real farmerettes. Agricultural laborers- Fiction. AR 3.9 RC 3.4 Lexile 600 IL 1-4.
Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman's Land Army of America PI  
B 121941B 121941 Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Rosenstock, Barb
Length: 40 Copyright: 2016

Tells the emotional story of Lange's evolution as one of the founders of documentary photography. Describes how Dorothea Lange knew she wanted to become a photographer at an early age and pursued her dream as she focused her lens on the previously unseen victims of the Great Depression. It includes a gallery of Lange's photographs, and an author's note, timeline, and bibliography. AR 3.3 RC 3.3 Lexile 580 IL 3-5.
Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth PI  
B 111727B 111727 Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Mitchell, Don
Length: 64 Copyright: 2010

A photographic history/biography of industrialist and engineer Henry Ford, who revolutionized the automobile industry. Provides quotations from his writings, speeches, and interviews to illustrate how he changed American life. AR 8.6. RC 12.0. Lexile 1210. IL 5-7.
Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford IJ  
B 114154B 114154 Dust Bowl Through the Lens
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sandler, Martin
Length: 96 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: How Photography Revealed and Helped Remedy a National Disaster. A collection of historic photographs that capture the devastation that plagued the Dust Bowl and the courage and enduring spirit of the people who tried to save their homes and livelihood during the era. Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939. Great Plains History 20th century. AR 8.1. GR level X. IL 5-10.
Dust Bowl Through the Lens IJS  
B 104343B 104343 Dust to Eat: Drought & Depression in the 1930s
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Cooper, Michael
Length: 81 Copyright: 2004

Presents a photographic Chronicle of the 1930s, focusing on the Depression and the dust storms that crippled the Great Plains, and looks at the effects of the twin disasters on American society and domestic policy. Primary sources. AR 7.4. Follett RL 6.7.
Dust to Eat: Drought & Depression in the 1930s IJ  
B 123504B 123504 Eleanor Roosevelt in Her Own Words
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Shea, John M
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Eleanor Roosevelt wasn't content to be a seldom-seen, never-heard First Lady. Instead, she worked tirelessly for the many causes dear to her heart, including the rights of African Americans, women, and the poor. After Franklin D. Roosevelt's death, she traveled the world promoting peace in the aftermath of World War II. Roosevelt was so beloved she became known as the "First Lady of the World." Includes glossary, index, content sidebars as well as primary sources. Nonfiction series. Eyewitness to History. Biography. IL 3-8. AR 6.0. Lexile 920.
Eleanor Roosevelt in Her Own Words PIJ  
KM 13056KM 13056 Elementary Mini-Qs (Volume 1)
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2019

Elementary Mini-Qs: Volume 1. Ten High-Interest Units of Study What Does the Longhouse Teach Us about the Iroquois? Why Should We Protect the Wolf? Valley Forge: Would You Have Quit? Why Does Our Hindu-Arabic Number System Work So Well? Why Is Freedom of the Press Essential to a Democracy? An Early American Diary Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Was Grimm Too Grim? Why Are Hurricanes So Dangerous? Life on the Plains: A Letter Home Should Your Town Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles? IL 3-6.
Elementary Mini-Qs (Volume 1) PI  
KM 13247KM 13247 Elementary Mini-Qs (Volume 2)
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2019

Mini-Qs in Elementary Vol. 2: Teacher Resource Binder. Compliment to KM 13056. Eleven High-Interest Units of Study How Did the Buffalo Shape Arapaho Culture? The Oregon Trail: Go or Stay Put? What Was Harriet Tubman's Greatest Achievement? Is Coyote a Good Role Model? How Does Haiku Spark the Senses? Early Jamestown: Why Did So Many Colonists Die? How Can Your School Reduce Food Waste? What Caused the Dust Bowl? Young Activists: How Can You Change the World? Why Was Thomas Edison Called the "Wizard of Menlo Park"? How Do We Remember 9/11? IL 3-6.
Elementary Mini-Qs (Volume 2) PI  
B 119225B 119225 Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Her Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Shea, Nicole
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

A short biography of sufffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Suffragists. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Her Own Words I  
B 124881B 124881 Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Vance, Ashlee
Length: 280 Copyright: 2017

A biography of businessman Elon Musk, discussing his childhood in South Africa, his immigration to the United States in 1992, and his involvement with PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX. Biography. IL 8-12. AR 8.3. RC 11.5. Lexile 1150.
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future JS  
B 117520B 117520 Emancipation Proclamation : Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bolden, Tonya
Length: 120 Copyright: 2013

Examines the Emancipation Proclamation, discussing the steps that led President Lincoln to create the document, how his views changed and how he was to address a divided country. Slaves - Emancipation. AR 8.9 RC 10.0 Lexile 1160 IL 6-10.
Emancipation Proclamation : Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty IJS  
KM 924KM 924 Emerging Nation: America 1783-1790-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

This Jackdaw gives students an understanding of the diplomacy involved in making the Treaty of Paris and an awareness of the many problems faced by our new nation: the question of slavery, the conflict with Native Americans over land, and continuing violations of the Treaty provisions by both Britain and the U.S. The Treaty of Paris in this Jackdaw is an exact reproduction. Thirteen more hands-on documents — maps, treaties and letters to and from George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others — bring to life this era of Indian wars, Barbary pirates and foreign hostilities. Editor: Mary A. Giunta, compiler: Burt Knauft. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 8-12. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets Impact of Treaty of 1783 on Slaves in U.S. Whose Land? Treaties with the Indians Barbary Pirates: Threat to U.S. Commerce on the Seas Timeline: 1755-1790 Historical Documents Treaty of Paris, 1783. Mitchell Map I of Emerging Nation, 1783. Mitchell Map II, 1783, redline version. Letter, Gen. Washington to Guy Carleton, 1783. Letter, Guy Carleton to Gen. Washington, 1783. Inspection Roll of Negroes, 1783. Map, Indian nations north of Ohio River, 1780s. Treaty of Fort McIntosh, 1785. Letter, John Adams to John Jay, 1785. Letter, John Jay to Thomas Jefferson, 1786. Map, Mediterranean Sea and Barbary States, 1780s. Letter, Richard O’Bryen to Thomas Jefferson, 1785. Resolution on redeeming captives in Algiers, 1787. Letter, Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1787. Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Emerging Nation: America 1783-1790-Jackdaw (BB) JS  
KM 6461KM 6461 Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Five volume book set presents over 1600 alphabetically arranged entries including biographies of major and minor figures, primary documents (sources), maps, illustrations, battles, chronology, and photographs. IL 7-T.
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military H JST  
KM 12981KM 12981 Engineering That Made America (8 Books)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

This series gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most significant engineering achievements in U.S. history. In addition to compelling narrative text, these books feature quotes, diagrams, and high-impact photos that bring the story to life. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, a timeline, critical-thinking questions, primary-source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research. Includes the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam, the Transcontinental Railroad, the invention of the airplane, the assembly line, the atomic bomb, the cotton gin, and the transistor. Series nonfiction: Engineering that Made America. 8 titles included in the book set: The building of the Golden Gate Bridge: AR 5.1. RC 5.3. Lexile 800. GR V. The building of the Hoover Dam: AR 5.0. Lexile 750. GR V. The building of the Transcontinental Railroad: AR 5.0. Lexile 700. GR V. The invention of the airplane: AR 4.7. Lexile 690. GR U. The invention of the assembly line: AR 5.3. Lexile 760. GR V. The invention of the atomic bomb: AR 5.2. Lexile 650. GR X. The invention of the cotton gin: AR 4.9. Lexile 680. GR T. The invention of the transistor: AR 5.0. Lexile 710.
Engineering That Made America (8 Books) IJ  
B 110421B 110421 Entertainment In Colonial America
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Samuel, Charlie
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Looks at how colonial Americans kept themselves entertained, discussing Native American Sports and games, colonial sports, music,theater, social activities, festivals, and other topics. Primary sources. From the series: Primary Sources of Everyday Life in Colonial America. AR 5.3.
Entertainment In Colonial America PI  
B 95961B 95961 Examining the Evidence: Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources
Grade Lvl: T Author: Austin, Hilary / Thompson, Kathleen
Length: 164 Copyright: 2015

Provides seven strategies for using primary sources in a K-8 classroom to increase visual literacy and teach critical thinking skills.
Examining the Evidence: Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources T  
KM 7839KM 7839 Explorations in Iowa History (Price Lab School)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1990

Print resources from the Exploration in Iowa History Project, which provides supplementary primary source materials for teachers of Iowa history. Focus is on the social and economic conditions, which emerged as Iowa left the pioneer period and entered the 20th century. Includes pamphlets, articles, journals, lessons, letters, game, and map. Primary sources. Two-week loan period.
Explorations in Iowa History (Price Lab School) IJST  
KM 11656KM 11656 Explore Titanic (Book & CD-ROM)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Chrisp, Peter
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Book contains approximately 125 photographs and illustrations, including numerous three-dimensional images, that explore the Titanic from its first launch in 1911 to its tragic fate. Titanic (Steamship). Shipwrecks. Includes a CD-ROM that walks viewers through a virtual replica of the ship's interior from stem to stern, showing hundreds of details. IL 3-9.
Explore Titanic (Book & CD-ROM) PIJ  
B 78779B 78779 Explorers & Settlers: Sourcebook on Colonial Amer
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 1991

Describes and illustrates the first discoveries and settlements in North America through a variety of images produced at the time.
Explorers & Settlers: Sourcebook on Colonial Amer IJ  
KM 10883KM 10883 Eyewitness Books: First Ladies
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Pastan, Amy
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

Contains short profiles of the first ladies of the United States, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, accompanied by illustrations and photographs of memorabilia associated with each woman. Primary sources. Contents: book, clip-art CD, and poster.
Eyewitness Books: First Ladies IJS  
B 120964B 120964 Eyewitness Books: Titanic
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Adams, Simon
Length: 72 Copyright: 2014

Provides detailed descriptions of the "Titanic," including its accommodations and a retelling of its sinking in the North Atlantic in April, 1912. Highlights all aspects of this fateful journey including how the ship was built and equipped, what kind of passengers and crew she carried, what facilities she offered onboard, how she struck an iceberg, why she sank so quickly, how many people were saved, and how many lives were lost. Also covers the search and discovery of the shipwreck 73 years after its loss. From the series Eyewitness Books. AR 8.2 IL 5-12.
Eyewitness Books: Titanic IJS  
KM 9986KM 9986 Faces of the Depression: Migrant Worker (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Jackdaw kit has a collection of twelve photo posters (17"x22") showing the people who traveled around the nation from place to place working on farms during the Great Depression. Includes a teacher resource sheet with a reproducible photo analysis worksheet. Primary Sources.
Faces of the Depression: Migrant Worker (BB) IJST  
B 119294B 119294 Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & The fall of Imperial Russia
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Fleming, Candace
Length: 292 Copyright: 2014

Details the history of Russia's last royal family, the Romanovs. Russia History 1900-1917. Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 Family. Romanov, House of. Russia History 1917-1921, Revolution. Orbis Pictus Award: Winner 2015. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Honors - 2015. AR 7.2 RC 7.4 Lexile 950 IL 9-12. Iowa High School Award 2017-2018.
Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & The fall of Imperial Russia JS  
B 124606B 124606 Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman's Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Farrell, Mary Cronk
Length: 44 Copyright: 2016

A biography of American labor activist Fannie Sellins. Fannie Sellins (1872-1919) lived during the Gilded Age of American Industrialization, when the Carnegies and Morgans wore jewels while their laborers wore rags. Fannie dreamed that America could achieve its ideals of equality and justice for all, and she sacrificed her life to help that dream come true. Fannie became a union activist, helping to create St. Louis, Missouri, Local 67 of the United Garment Workers of America. She traveled the nation and eventually gave her life, calling for fair wages and decent working and living conditions for workers in both the garment and mining industries. Her accomplishments live on today. This book includes an index, glossary, a timeline of unions in the United States, and endnotes. Picture book for older readers. Narrative. Biography. IL 5-8. AR 6.2. RC 7.6. Lexile 1020.
Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman's Courage in the Struggle for American Lab IJ  
B 117548B 117548 Farmers: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Zamosky, Lisa
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

An introduction to farmers, the jobs they do, and the tools they use, and features photographs and information about how farming has changed over the years. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 530 GR level P IL 1-3.
Farmers: Then and Now P  
B 120513B 120513 Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Jarrow, Gail
Length: 175 Copyright: 2015

Provides an overview of the search for Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, who is thought to have caused the spread of typhoid fever, a disease spread by bacteria in food and water, in New York in 1909. Communicable diseases- History. AR 7.4 RC 8.6 Lexile 1010 IL 6-10.
Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary IJS  
B 125022B 125022 Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riots of 1919
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Hartfield, Claire
Length: 198 Copyright: 2018

On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture. Archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, index. Narrative nonfiction. IL 9-12. RC 10.6. Lexile 1120.
Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riots of 1919 JS  
B 120316B 120316 Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Mattick, Lindsay
Length: 56 Copyright: 2015

A fictionalized account of Captain Harry Coleburn's relationship with a bear cub in 1914, which he rescued while on his way to care for soldiers' horses during World War I and became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. Picture book adaptation describes how the author's great-grandfather, a veterinarian from Winnipeg, rescued a bear cub and took her with him to an English army base. An album at the end of the story includes a photo of Christopher Robin with Winnie at the London zoo. Colebourn, Harry, 1887-1947 Fiction. 2016 Caldecott Medal Winner. AR 3.4 Lexile 590 IL K-3.
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear KP  
B 117555B 117555 Firefighters: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Settle, Melissa A
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Describes the history of firefighting and looks at how equipment, trucks, and firefighting techniques have changed over time. Fire extinction- History. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 440 GR level M IL 1-3.
Firefighters: Then and Now P  
B 120039B 120039 First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Grove, Tim / National Air and Space Museum
Length: 88 Copyright: 2015

In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries—Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina—had the same goal. Documents the journey of four American planes--the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle--and their crews on a race around the world. Aviation. Flights around the world. United States. Army. Air Corps. World records. Published in association with The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Lexile 1100 IL 5-8.
First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Wo IJ  
B 117549B 117549 Fishers: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Zamosky, Lisa
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

An introduction to fishers, how and where they work, and the tools they use, with photographs and information that show how the job has changed over the years, and including a look at a day in the life of a fisher in the 1800s and in the twenty-first century. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 450 GR level N IL 1-3.
Fishers: Then and Now P  
B 112829B 112829 Flesh & Blood So Cheap
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Marrin, Albert
Length: 182 Copyright: 2011

Provides a detailed account of the disastrous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 garment workers in 1911, and examines the impact of this event on the nation's working conditions and labor laws. Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire, 1911. Primary Sources. Industrial safety History. AR 7.4. RC 8.5. Lexile 1000. IL 7-10.
Flesh & Blood So Cheap JS  
B 102863B 102863 Flight of Red Bird: Life of Zitkala-Sa
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Rappaport, Doreen
Length: 186 Copyright: 1997

Chronicles, through her own reminiscences, letters, speeches, and stories, the experiences of a Yankton Indian woman whose life spanned the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. Sioux. Indians of the Great Plains. Indian boarding schools. Indian-rights activists. Primary sources. AR 7.1. Lexile 960. IL 7-10.
Flight of Red Bird: Life of Zitkala-Sa JS  
B 121831B 121831 Floodwaters and Flames: The 1913 Disaster in Dayton, Ohio
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Huey, Lois Miner
Length: 54 Copyright: 2016

The March and April storm of 1913 was the largest the United States had ever seen. This book presents the stories of key people in Dayton, Ohio, the city that became the symbol of this disaster.Describes how the city survived, and how their heroic response became a model for how we prepare for and recover from natural disasters. AR 6.0 Lexile 920 IL 4-8.
Floodwaters and Flames: The 1913 Disaster in Dayton, Ohio IJ  
B 117290B 117290 Food: 100 Years Ago
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lassieur, Allison
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Text and photographs describe food during the early twentieth century. Includes an activity that asks readers to identify differences between archival and modern photographs featuring grocery stores. Amicus Readers Level 2: 100 Years Ago. Lead 21 Grade 2 Unit 5 Now & Then. AR 2.4 IL K-3.
Food: 100 Years Ago KP  
B 111894B 111894 Fort Mose
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Turner, Glennette
Length: 42 Copyright: 2010

Complete title: Fort Mose: And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America by Glennette Tilley Turner. Tells the story of Fort Mose, the first free African settlement to legally exist in what is now the United States, established in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1738. Includes over forty images, as well as notes on the uncovering of the fort. RC 10.0. Lexile 1180. AR 8.4. IL 5-10.
Fort Mose IJS  
B 119226B 119226 Franklin D. Roosevelt in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Shea, John M
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Profiles the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the only American president to serve 12 years, who as the leader of the nation saw the country through an economic depression and World War II. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Franklin D. Roosevelt in His Own Words I  
B 119227B 119227 Frederick Douglass in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Shea, Nicole
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A brief biography of Frederick Douglass that uses his own words to describe how he fought racism in the United States. Antislavery movements. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Frederick Douglass in His Own Words I  
B 103855B 103855 Freedom Roads: Searching for Underground Railroad
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: HANSEN, JOYCE
Length: 164 Copyright: 2003

Looks at how historians work and the clues they use to learn about the Underground Railroad, a series of escape routes enslaved people followed to freedom. Joyce Hansen and historian/conservator Gary McGowan focus on the varieties and limitations of historical evidence. Oral history. Primary sources. Follett RL 5.9.
Freedom Roads: Searching for Underground Railroad IJ  
B 118367B 118367 Freedom Summer : The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman
Length: 120 Copyright: 2014

Introduces the efforts of student volunteers who traveled to Mississippi in 1964 to encourage African Americans to exercise their right to vote, and discusses the violent resistance they faced from supporters of segregation. AR 6.9 Lexile 980 IL 6-10.
Freedom Summer : The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi IJS  
B 120560B 120560 Frida & Diego : Art, Love, Life
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Reef, Catherine
Length: 168 Copyright: 2014

A biography exploring the tumultuous lives, marriage, and work of the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is illustrated with archival photos and full-color reproductions. AR 7.6 RC 9.2 Lexile 1080 IL 7-12.
Frida & Diego : Art, Love, Life JS  
B 81643B 81643 From Colonies to Country
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hakim, Joy
Length: 192 Copyright: 1993

Covers American history from the French and Indian War to the Constitutional Convention. Book 3 from the series A History Of US.
From Colonies to Country IJS  
KM 12291KM 12291 From Olden Days To Modern Ways in Your Community (Books)
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Kalman, Bobbie
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Kit has 6 books from the series From Olden Days To Modern Ways in Your Community. Takes readers on a journey back to the early 1900s to discover how different facets of life have changed over time. Uses a compare and contrast text structure, primary source photos and child-centered examples. Lead 21. Titles: Communication; Community Helpers; Food and Farming; School Days;Toys and Games;Travel. AR range 4.0-4.5 Lexile range 740-830 IL 2-5.
From Olden Days To Modern Ways in Your Community (Books) PI  
B 88948B 88948 Full Steam Ahead: Race to Build a Transcontinental
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: BLUMBERG, RHODA
Length: 160 Copyright: 1996

Subtitle: The Race To Build a Transcontinental Railroad. Primary sources.
Full Steam Ahead: Race to Build a Transcontinental IJ  
B 103509B 103509 GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER: GENERAL OF U.S. CAVALRY
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Link, Theodore
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

A biography of the Civil War general known for his part in the disastrous battle at the Little Bighorn in 1876. From the series Primary Sources of Famous People in American History. AR 3.3. Follett RL 5.0.
GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER: GENERAL OF U.S. CAVALRY PI  
B 114569B 114569 Giant and How He Humbugged America
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Murphy, Jim
Length: 112 Copyright: 2012

A description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle. The author explores the power of nineteenth century media. He also mentions other famous hoaxes. Scams. Forgery of antiquities New York (State) Cardiff. Follett RL 6.9 IL 5-9.
Giant and How He Humbugged America IJ  
B 120508B 120508 Girl from the Tar Paper School : Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kanefield, Teri
Length: 56 Copyright: 2014

Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement. Nonviolent civil disobedience. Social Activists. Virginia- Race relations History 20th century. Orbis Pictus Honor Book 2015. AR 7.6 RC 10.4 Lexile 1100 IL 5-9.
Girl from the Tar Paper School : Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the C IJ  
B 87109B 87109 Gold Fever!: Tales From the California Gold Rush
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Schanzer, Rosalyn
Length: 42 Copyright: 1999

Uses lighthearted illustrations and excerpts from letters, journals, and newspaper articles to relate the story of the California Gold Rush of 1848. Primary sources. AR 5.8. Follett RL 5.9.
Gold Fever!: Tales From the California Gold Rush PI  
B 122530B 122530 Golden Spike: How a Photograph Celebrated the Transcontinental Railroad
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Nardo, Don
Length: 64 Copyright: 2015

Chronicles the historic meeting of two railroad lines in 1869 that linked the U.S. transcontinental railroad and Andrew J. Russell's famous photograph of the event. From the series Captured History. AR 7.1 Lexile 1170 GR level Y IL 5-10.
Golden Spike: How a Photograph Celebrated the Transcontinental Railroad IJS  
B 121341B 121341 Great Depression for Kids: Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Activities
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Mullenbach, Cheryl
Length: 130 Copyright: 2015

Explains the factors that led to the Great Depression, describing the social conditions during that time period and the movies and other forms of entertainment that helped distract people until the recovery of the late 1930s. Iowa author. IL 4-8.
Great Depression for Kids: Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Acti IJ  
B 116747B 116747 Great Migration North, 1910-1970
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Harris, Laurie Lanzen
Length: 241 Copyright: 2012

Provides an overview of the movement of millions of African Americans out of the South during the twentieth century, including the political, social, and economic factors that drove their migration. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index. Internal migration United States History. Rural-urban migration. Human geography. From the series Defining Moments. IL 7-12.
Great Migration North, 1910-1970 JS  
B 125020B 125020 Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Edsel, Robert M
Length: 333 Copyright: 2019

As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of 11 men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of Western civilization. As the war raged, these American and British volunteers -- museum curators, art scholars and educators, architects, archivists, and artists, known as the Monuments Men -- found themselves in a desperate race against time to locate and save the many priceless treasures and works of art stolen by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Includes primary sources. Narrative nonfiction. World War II. IL 9-12. RC 12.4. Lexile 1200.
Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men JS  
B 83681B 83681 Growing Up in Colonial America
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Barrett, Tracy
Length: 96 Copyright: 1995

Paints a picture of the life of children in the American colonies: daily chores, routines, and play; distinct religious and social attitudes that dictated how children were raised and what they were taught in New England and in the South. AR 7.1. Follett RL 5.9.
Growing Up in Colonial America IJ  
B 123503B 123503 Harriet Tubman in Her Own Words
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: McDonnell, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Harriet Tubman's fame as a conductor on the Underground Railroad led to her nickname: Moses. She displayed considerable courage leading fugitive slaves to freedom and, incredibly, never lost a "passenger." Less well known is Tubman's service in the Union army as a scout and spy during the Civil War. Using Tubman's own remembrances as well as other primary sources provide a greater understanding of her astonishing life story as well as major issues of the United States in the 1800s. Historic photographs, fact boxes, and sidebars included within the text. Nonfiction series. Eyewitness to History. Biography. IL 3-8. Lexile 980.
Harriet Tubman in Her Own Words PIJ  
B 119228B 119228 Helen Keller in Her Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Kennon, Caroline
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Briefly profiles the life of Helen Keller, discussing her childhood, disabilities, education from Annie Sullivan, and achievements. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Helen Keller in Her Own Words I  
B 119229B 119229 Henry Ford in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Nagelhout, Ryan
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Presents a biography of Henry Ford, the man responsible for the first mass production of the automobile in the early part of the twentieth century. Industrialists. Automobile engineers. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Henry Ford in His Own Words I  
B 104903B 104903 Hiroshima: Story of the First Atom Bomb
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Lawton, Clive
Length: 48 Copyright: 2004

Discusses the creation of the atomic bomb in the U.S., traces events that led to its use against Japan during World War II, and examines the aftermath of the bombing. AR 8.6. Follett RL 7.4.
Hiroshima: Story of the First Atom Bomb IJS  
KM 11327KM 11327 Historical Thinking Poster
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Double-sided poster features definitions of primary and secondary sources and guides students through the process of historical inquiry. One side (Doing History Is Like Solving a Mystery) uses captions and illustrations to present history as a mystery for elementary students. Primary and secondary sources provide clues to answer questions. The flip side (History Is an Argument About the Past) shows middle and high schoolers how historians know what they know about the past. Instructs students to examine source information, analyze primary sources, understand historical context, read multiple accounts and perspectives, and to use evidence to support claims when making a historical argument.
Historical Thinking Poster IJST  
B 105316B 105316 Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bartoletti, Susan
Length: 176 Copyright: 2005

A photo-illustrated look at the youth organizations Adolf Hitler founded and used to meet his sociopolitical and military ends; includes profiles of individual Hitler Youth members as well as young people who opposed the Nazis, such as Hans and Sophie Scholl. National socialism. AR and RC 7.8. Follett RL 7.2. Lexile 1050. Newbery Honor Book 2006. 2006 Robert F. Sibert Information Book Honor Book. 2006 Orbis Pictus Honor Book.
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow IJS  
B 120839B 120839 Holocaust
Grade Lvl: S Author: Hay, Jeff
Length: 190 Copyright: 2014

Looks at the history of the Holocaust collecting controversial perspectives and personal narratives about the death camps, efforts by other countries to preserve the memory of the Holocaust, and memories of liberation. From the series Genocide and Persecution. Jeff Hay, anthology editor. IL 10-12.
Holocaust S  
KM 9627KM 9627 Holocaust Children Posters (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

Twelve b/w historical photograph posters of Holocaust children. Includes study guide with information, activities, facts, timeline, and photo analysis worksheet. Primary sources.
Holocaust Children Posters (BB) IJST  
B 114454B 114454 Home Front
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Samuels, Charlie
Length: 48 Copyright: 2011

Describes civilian life for people around the world on the home front during World War II, including stories of relocation, rations, and new jobs to support war efforts. From the series World War II Sourcebook. IL 5-10.
Home Front IJS  
B 117582B 117582 Home Then and Now
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nelson, Robin
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Presents a brief look at how homes in the United States have changed over the years. From the First Step Nonfiction series Then And Now. GR level I. IL K-2.
Home Then and Now KP  
B 115710B 115710 Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Swain, Gwenyth
Length: 115 Copyright: 2012

Provides information about the immigration station in New York harbor, along with fictionalized accounts of the people who came through or worked there. Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) AR 4.9 RC 4.7 Lexile 780 IL 4-8.
Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices IJ  
B 96732B 96732 How to Teach With Jackdaws: A Practical Guide to Using Primary and Secondary Sources in the Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Griswold, Robyn / Ratzer, Mary
Length: 21 Copyright: 2017

Book describes a Jackdaw Portfolio & hands-on ways to integrate these primary and secondary sources into everyday learning. Presents teaching strategies to read closely, gather information, and communicate information, plus ways to differentiate instruction. Supports the NCSS's C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards.
How to Teach With Jackdaws: A Practical Guide to Using Primary and Secondar T  
B 125163B 125163 I Am Amelia Earhart
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Meltzer, Brad
Length: 40 Copyright: 2014

Presents the life of the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world. Biography. Series: Ordinary People Change The World. Juvenile nonfiction. IL K-3. AR 3.3. RC 3.3. Lexile 580. GR M.
I Am Amelia Earhart KP  
B 120016B 120016 I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Tarshis, Lauren
Length: 136 Copyright: 2014

Five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters, from a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888. They lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction and survived. From the series I Survived. AR 6.3. RC 6.6. Lexile 930. IL 3-6.
I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters PI  
KM 9628KM 9628 Immigrant Life: 1890-1920 Posters (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Twelve b/w historical photograph posters relating to immigrants who came to America between 1890 and 1920. Includes study guide with information, timeline, and photo analysis worksheet. Primary sources.
Immigrant Life: 1890-1920 Posters (BB) IJST  
KM 923KM 923 Immigration in Colonial Times-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1973

During the American colonial period, 1607-1775, thousands upon thousands of Europeans and Africans voyaged from their native lands to the uncertainties and hardships of the New World. Some came as free men and women, some as servants, some as prisoners, and some as slaves. This Jackdaw portrays these early emigrants, examines why and how they came and where they located. Hands-on documents — list of passengers, large gravestone rubbing, an early map, letters — personalize the wide range of social strata and geography characterizing to this topic. Historian: Mary Stetson Clarke. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 8-12. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets Reason for Immigration English Emigrants Non-English Emigrants The Perilous Crossing Conditions of Emigrations Historical Documents List of passengers on the Mayflower. Rubbing from a Massachusetts gravestone, 1680. Letter from a colonist in Georgia, 1732, and a transcript. The Virginia Gazette, September 17-24, 1836. The earliest printed map of Detroit, 1764. Statement of figures from a Spanish expedition to California, 1769, and a translation. Page of prayers to be used at sea, 1636. An indenture, 1731, and a transcript. Pamphlet, “Notes on the Slave Trade,” 1757. Ballad, “The Trappan `d Maiden.” Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Immigration in Colonial Times-Jackdaw (BB) JS  
B 124759B 124759 Importance of Atomic Theory
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Allen, John
Length: 80 Copyright: 2016

Explains the history of the atomic theory that states that all matter is composed of tiny units called atoms, constantly in motion and consisting of even smaller particles, from early work by Irish chemist Robert Boyle in 1680 through the atomic bomb and on to microchips and laser technology. Series nonfiction: Importance of Scientific Theory. Includes captions, timelines, primary sources, diagrams and content sidebars. Physics. IL 8-12.
Importance of Atomic Theory JS  
B 124628B 124628 Importance of Evolution Theory
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Currie, Stephen
Length: 80 Copyright: 2016

Examines the core idea behind the theory of evolution, how it developed, and the many ways that evolution has influenced daily life, culture, science, and societal change. Evolution, Social Aspects. Biology. Series nonfiction: Importance of Scientific Theory. IL 8-12.
Importance of Evolution Theory JS  
B 124760B 124760 Importance of Germ Theory
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Allman, Toney
Length: 80 Copyright: 2016

Examines how scientists arrived at the theory that many diseases are caused by the invasion of the body by microscopic living organisms (germs), as well as what has resulted from the widespread acceptance of this theory. Series nonfiction: Importance of Scientific Theory. Includes captions, sidebar content, timelines, diagrams and index. Biology / Life Science. IL 8-12.
Importance of Germ Theory JS  
B 117513B 117513 Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sandler, Martin W
Length: 176 Copyright: 2013

Examines the American internment of Japanese Americans and immigrants in concentration camps during World War II, and the struggle of internees to rebuild their lives after they were freed at the end of the war. Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945. AR 9.4 RC 12.0 Lexile 1230 GR level Y IL 6-10.
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II IJS  
B 121342B 121342 Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World, with 21 Activities
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Mullenbach, Cheryl
Length: 144 Copyright: 2014

The Industrial Revolution for Kids introduces a time of monumental change in a “revolutionary” way. Discusses the new technologies and new forms of communication and transportation that impacted American life—through the people who invented them and the people who built, operated, and used them. In addition to wealthy industrialists such as John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie and ingenious inventors such as Eli Whitney and Alexander Graham Bell, covers everyday workers, activists, and kids. The late 19th and early 20th centuries come to life through the eyes of hardworking Chinese immigrants who built the Transcontinental Railroad; activist Isaac Myers, an African American ship caulker who became a successful businessman and labor union organizer; toiling housewife Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her popular detachable collars and cuffs; and many others who help tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one hands-on activities invite young history buffs to experience life and understand the changing technologies of this era. Iowa author. Lexile 930 IL 4-8.
Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the IJ  
B 122852B 122852 Internment Camps
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Hyde, Natalie
Length: 48 Copyright: 2017

Examines the internment of enemy aliens in the United States and Canada during the Second World War. With particular emphasis on yellow peril and the plight of Japanese-American and Canadian citizens, the book reveals the events, mindsets, and policies leading up to and following the forced removal of thousands of citizens from their homes into internment camps. Uses primary sources including real accounts of survivors. From the series Uncovering The Past. RC 8.2 Lexile 1030 IL 5-9.
Internment Camps IJ  
B 120224B 120224 Inventions That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't!
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Rhatigan, Joe
Length: 80 Copyright: 2015

Shares the stories of inventions that, despite considerable promise, proved to be too strange or unwieldy to succeed, profiling their inventors while describing what was learned along the way. Lexile 1170 IL 3-7.
Inventions That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't! PIJ  
B 74753B 74753 IOWA ALBUM: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, 1860-1920
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: BENNETT, MARY
Length: 344 Copyright: 1990

Collection of photographs taken from the State Historical Society of Iowa that detail sixty years of Iowa history, 1860-1920.
IOWA ALBUM: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, 1860-1920 IJS  
B 96940B 96940 Iowa History of the One Room School 1870-1950
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Host, Sandra Kessler
Length: 106 Copyright: 2016

550+ color photos of artifacts of Iowa one room schools along with a history of Iowa's rural settlement and the role of one room schools. There are short first person engaging stories to begin each of the 12 collections from the Iowa Rural Schools Museum.
Iowa History of the One Room School 1870-1950 JST  
KM 12789KM 12789 Iowa One-Room Schools
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Contains 3 hardcover books: Iowa History of the One Room School 1870-1950; Iowa's Rural Settlement Shaped by Railroads and One Room Schools (plus a teacher's guide on disk); A New Look at Iowa One Room Schools(plus a Unit Questionnaire); one disk titled "Iowa's Unsung Prairie Transformation to Farms and One Room Schools 1870-1900", plus an instruction guide for this title; and a laminated Iowa History Timeline. Developed by Sandra Host, Dee Engstrom and the Iowa Department of Education. Funded by a Renze Grant.
Iowa One-Room Schools JST  
B 95191B 95191 Iowa Past To Present: The People and the Prairie
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Schwieder, Dorothy / Morain, Thomas J.
Length: 332 Copyright: 2011

Traces the history of Iowa from its earliest inhabitants to the twenty-first century. This 3rd edition has a chapter that explains the impact of 9/11 on Iowa, discusses the role played by Iowa soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan, and has information about immigrant populations. From the series Iowa and the Midwest Experience. Iowa Past to Present teacher's guide is available online at http://iptv.org/iowapathways. This guide includes additional articles, videos, links, and curriculum resources to support the textbook.
Iowa Past To Present: The People and the Prairie IJST  
B 95760B 95760 Iowa Stereographs: Three-Dimensional Visions of the Past
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Bennett, Mary
Length: 371 Copyright: 1997

Uses 220 stereographs to show everyday life in Iowa during the second half of he 19th century. Includes small stereo viewer (in back of book) for viewing the dual-images. IL 5-T.
Iowa Stereographs: Three-Dimensional Visions of the Past IJST  
B 103123B 103123 Jamestown, John Smith & Pocahontas in Am. History
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Edwards, Judith
Length: 128 Copyright: 2002

Complete title: Jamestown, John Smith, and Pocahontas in American History. Traces the dangers and adventures surrounding the history of the first permanent British settlement in America, highlighting the roles played by John Smith, Pocahontas, and other individuals. AR level 8.4. Follett RL 6.9.
Jamestown, John Smith & Pocahontas in Am. History IJS  
KM 9629KM 9629 Japanese-American Internment Camps Posters (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: Life In the Camps. Twelve b/w historical photograph posters relating to the evacuation of Japanese-Americans to relocation centers (internment camps) from 1942-1946. Includes study guide with information, map, activities, timeline, and photo analysis worksheet. Primary sources. Source documents.
Japanese-American Internment Camps Posters (BB) IJST  
B 107656B 107656 John Jay
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: White, Casey
Length: 112 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: Diplomat of the American Experiment. A biography of John Jay, the first Supreme Court Chief Justice of the United States examining his life and political influence in the foundation of the new nation. From the series The Library of American Thinkers. AR 10.2. Follett RL 8.0.
John Jay IJ  
B 106034B 106034 John Paul Jones: American Naval Hero
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Egan, Tracie
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

Primary sources help chronicle the life of American navel hero John Paul Jones. Admirals. From the series Primary sources of famous people in American history. Follett RL 5.3. AR 5.5.
John Paul Jones: American Naval Hero PI  
B 120714B 120714 Juba!
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Length: 201 Copyright: 2015

In Five Points, New York, in the 1840s, African American teenager William Henry "Juba" Lane works hard to achieve his dream of becoming a professional dancer but his real break comes when he is invited to perform in England. Based on the life of Master Juba who influenced today's tap, jazz, and step dancing. Biographical fiction. Lane, William Henry, approximately 1825-1852 - Fiction. AR 5.3 RC 5.5 Lexile 850 IL 6-12.
Juba! IJS  
B 114575B 114575 Kristallnacht: The Nazi Terror That Began the Holocaust
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Deem, James M
Length: 128 Copyright: 2012

Discusses Kristallnacht, a four-day pogrom instigated by the Nazis against Germany's Jews, including stories from the victims, witnesses and perpetrators of the attack, and how it marked the beginning of the Holocaust. Jews Persecutions. Kristallnacht, 1938. "Night of Broken Glass." From the series Holocaust Through Primary Sources. IL 6-12.
Kristallnacht: The Nazi Terror That Began the Holocaust IJS  
B 123502B 123502 Laura Ingalls Wilder in Her Own Words
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Rajczak, Kristen
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Laura Ingalls Wilder found fame by sharing her experiences growing up on the American frontier in the late 1800s. Her works became instant classics of children's literature and a valued teaching tool for comprehending the obstacles facing settlers in that time, including malaria outbreaks, droughts and blizzards, and conflicts with Native Americans. This biographical account interweaves Wilder's own words, historical paintings and photographs, and insightful text to reflect an extraordinary time in the United States. Nonfiction series. Eyewitness to History. Biography. IL 3-8. AR 5.8.
Laura Ingalls Wilder in Her Own Words PIJ  
B 119868B 119868 Learning About Primary Sources
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Clapper, Nikki Bruno
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

Introduces readers to primary sources. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy. From the Pebble Plus series Media Literacy For Kids. AR 3.1 IL K-3.
Learning About Primary Sources KP  
B 123501B 123501 Leonardo da Vinci in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Kennon, Caroline
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

A brief biography of Leonardo Da Vinci that uses his own words to describe his life and work as a painter, inventor and scientist. Nonfiction series. Eyewitness to History. IL 3-8. AR 6.2.
Leonardo da Vinci in His Own Words PIJ  
B 119230B 119230 Lewis and Clark in Their Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Levy, Janey
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Uses the words of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to describe their expedition from Saint Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific Northwest. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Lewis and Clark in Their Own Words I  
B 114579B 114579 Liberation: Stories of Survival From the Holocaust
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hoffman, Betty N.
Length: 128 Copyright: 2012

Discusses the liberation of Europe and the aftermath of the Holocaust, including the displaced persons camps, primary source accounts from Holocaust survivors, and how those survivors started new lives in new countries. Holocaust survivors Biography. Jewish refugees Biography. Immigrants Biography. From the series Holocaust Through Primary Sources. IL 6-12.
Liberation: Stories of Survival From the Holocaust IJS  
B 121623B 121623 Liberty Bell: Introducing Primary Sources
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Orr, Tamra B
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the Liberty Bell. From the series Smithsonian Little Explorer: Introducing Primary Sources. AR 4.7 Lexile 720 GR level P IL K-3.
Liberty Bell: Introducing Primary Sources KP  
B 81645B 81645 Liberty for All?
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hakim, Joy
Length: 192 Copyright: 1994

Discusses the period of growth in American history prior to the Civil War, describing the lives of people from a variety of backgrounds, including Jedediah Smith, Emily Dickinson, John James Audubon, and Sojourner Truth. Book 5 from the series A History Of US.
Liberty for All? IJS  
B 117553B 117553 Librarians: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Alarcon, Roben
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Photographs and simple text describe the job of a librarian and the different tools they use. Describes the similarities and differences of libraries from the past and present and how the job of librarian has changed. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 440 GR level O IL 1-3.
Librarians: Then and Now P  
B 124615B 124615 Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Glenn, Sharlee Mullins
Length: 52 Copyright: 2018

Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852-1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Titcomb was concerned that the library was not reaching all the people it could. She was determined that everyone should have access to the library--not just adults and those who lived in town. Realizing its limitations and inability to reach the county's 25,000 rural residents, including farmers and their families, Titcomb set about to change the library system forever with the introduction of book-deposit stations throughout the country, a children's room in the library, and her most revolutionary idea of all--a horse-drawn Book Wagon. Soon book wagons were appearing in other parts of the country, and by 1922, the book wagon idea had received widespread support. Biography. IL 3-8. GR X.
Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile PIJ  
B 117586B 117586 Life at Home
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Yates, Vicki
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Simple text and photographs describe what homes are, and look at how life at home has changed throughout history. From the Acorn series Then & Now. IL Pres-1.
Life at Home KP  
B 117587B 117587 Life at School
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Yates, Vicki
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Simple text and photographs describe how schooling in the twenty-first century is different from the past. From the Acorn series Then & Now. IL Pres-1.
Life at School KP  
B 117588B 117588 Life at Work
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Yates, Vicki
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Explains what work is, and looks at the differences in how various jobs were done in the past and in the early twenty-first century. From the Acorn series Then & Now. IL Pres-1.
Life at Work KP  
B 121889B 121889 Life During the California Gold Rush
Grade Lvl: I Author: Onsgard, Bethany
Length: 48 Copyright: 2015

Follows the development of the gold rush in California starting in the 1840s and discusses what routes gold seekers took to reach California, how the gold rush contributed to the growth of San Francisco, and how it was first discovered at Sutter's Mill. Includes “Stop and Think” activities in the back matter. Gold mines and mining. Prospecting. From the series Daily Life in U.S. History. AR 5.6 Lexile 870 IL 4-6.
Life During the California Gold Rush I  
B 121891B 121891 Life During World War II
Grade Lvl: I Author: Lanier, Wendy
Length: 48 Copyright: 2015

Describes life in the United States during World War II, discussing rationing, the war effort, working women, and more. Includes a typical day in the life of a teenage girl who cares for her brothers and her home so her mother is able to work. Includes “Stop and Think” activities in the back matter. From the series Daily Life in U.S. History. AR 5.5 RC 5.4 Lexile 830 IL 4-6.
Life During World War II I  
B 121893B 121893 Life on the Frontier
Grade Lvl: I Author: Onsgard, Bethany
Length: 48 Copyright: 2015

Describes life during the settlement of the American frontier, and includes a typical day for a cowboy. Includes “Stop and Think” activities in the back matter. From the series Daily Life in U.S. History. AR 5.8 Lexile 940 IL 4-6.
Life on the Frontier I  
B 114455B 114455 Life Under Occupation
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Samuels, Charlie
Length: 48 Copyright: 2011

Describes life for people in countries under occupation by German and Japanese soldiers during World War II. World War, 1939-1945 Occupied territories. World War, 1939-1945 Atrocities. From the series World War II Sourcebook. IL 5-10.
Life Under Occupation IJS  
B 71696B 71696 Lincoln: A Photobiography
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: FREEDMAN, RUSSELL
Length: 150 Copyright: 1987

Photographs and text trace the life of Civil War President, Abraham Lincoln. 1988 Newbery Winner. AR 7.7 RC 6.5 Lexile 1040 GR level V. IL 5-10.
Lincoln: A Photobiography IJS  
B 112826B 112826 Lincoln's Flying Spies
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Jarrow, Gail
Length: 109 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps. Provides an account of Thaddeus Lowe's efforts to provide intelligence to Union forces during the American Civil War, detailing how he managed to telegraph messages to the War Department in Washington from a silk hydrogen balloon that floated over the battlefields. United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Aerial operations. Lowe, T.S.C. (Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt), 1832-1913. Aeronautics, Military History. Ballooning History. AR 7.8. RC 9.5. Lexile 1060. IL 5-10.
Lincoln's Flying Spies IJS  
B 117170B 117170 Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: O'Reilly, Bill / Zimmerman, Dwight Jon
Length: 316 Copyright: 2012

Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the hunt to track down John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices. Young people's version of O’Reilly’s adult book, Killing Lincoln. Book has many archival photos, period drawings and prints, maps, and photos of artifacts. AR 7.5 Lexile 1020 IL 6-11.
Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Foreve IJS  
B 109891B 109891 Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Fleming, Candace
Length: 181 Copyright: 2008

A dual biography of Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary, using photo-graphs, letters, engravings, and cartoons to look at their child- hoods, courtship, marriage, children, and other joys and traumas of their years together, including their deaths. Primary sources. AR 8.1. RC 8.6. Lexile 1050. IL 6-12.
Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary IJS  
B 102723B 102723 Lydia Maria Child: The Quest for Racial Justice
Grade Lvl: JS Author: KENSCHAFT, LORI
Length: 126 Copyright: 2002

A biography of a popular writer who, in the mid-19th century, gave up her literary success to fight for the abolition of slavery, for women's rights, and for the fair treatment of American Indians. Abolitionists. Social reformers.
Lydia Maria Child: The Quest for Racial Justice JS  
B 109071B 109071 M.L.K.: Journey of a King
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bolden, Tonya
Length: 128 Copyright: 2007

Profiles the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, and includes over eighty illustrated photographs that describe his marches, speeches, and non-violence philosophy. Primary sources. Orbis Pictus Award Winner 2008. AR 8.4. Follett RL 8.7. RC 9.0. Lexile 1140.
M.L.K.: Journey of a King IJS  
KM 921KM 921 Making of the Constitution-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1972

This Jackdaw observes the participants and examines the issues, ideals and principles that led to our Constitution. The historical document replicas allow students to touch and read some of the same documents our founding fathers used. Hands-on documents include three forms of the Constitution, a proposal for a Bill of Rights, a chronology of events and a list of the delegates to “The Grand Federal Convention.” Historian: Elizabeth Bidwell Bates. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 8-12. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets Prophecies of the American Downfall The Grand Federal Convention The Results of Accommodations and Compromise Ratificafion: Not the Work of a Day Brief Moment of Harmony Historical Documents Buell map of the United States of North America, 1784. A chronology on the Making of the Constitution and a list of delegates to “The Grand Foederal Convention.” Edmund Randolph’s presentation of the Virginia Plan. Page of Washington’s copy of first printed draft of the Constitution. Draft of Benjamin Franklin’s speech to the Federal Convention. A broadside version of the Constitution of the United States. George Mason’s speech on slavery. Gallery of portraits with contemporary comments. Proposal for the Bill of Rights. Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Making of the Constitution-Jackdaw (BB) JS  
B 81642B 81642 Making Thirteen Colonies
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hakim, Joy
Length: 160 Copyright: 1993

Overview of the U.S. Colonial History from Jamestown to the opening of the Wilderness Road in 1775. Contains many illustrations and anecdotes. Book 2 from the series A History Of US.
Making Thirteen Colonies IJS  
B 119231B 119231 Malcolm X in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Machajewski, Sarah
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Presents a biography of Malcolm X, the leader of the Black Nationalism movement who expressed the anger, and thirst for freedom felt by African Americans for decades. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Malcolm X in His Own Words I  
B 113933B 113933 Man on the Moon: How a Photograph Made Anything Seem Possible
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Dell, Pamela
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Explores the events surrounding the capture of the iconic photograph showing Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon's surface. Discusses what this image represented in regards to mankind's will to explore the unknown universe. From the series Captured History. AR 7.6 RC 9.4 Lexile 1050 GR level Y IL 5-10.
Man on the Moon: How a Photograph Made Anything Seem Possible IJS  
B 111458B 111458 Many Rides of Paul Revere
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Giblin, James
Length: 85 Copyright: 2007

Chronicles Paul Revere's life, describing his childhood as the son of a French immigrant, his work as a silversmith, and his roles in the American Revolution. Follett RL 6.4. AR 7.5. RC 7.7. Lexile 1060 GR level Z
Many Rides of Paul Revere IJ  
DVD 2853DVD 2853 March: The Story of the Greatest March in American History
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 60 Copyright: 2013

Documentary narrated by Denzel Washington explores the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his stirring "I Have a Dream" speech. Considers this civil rights event from a more personal point of view. Viewers are introduced to A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin who advocated for nonviolent mass action and together with Martin Luther King, Jr. organized the march. Uses archival video footage (of the late 1950s & early 1960s) and interviews with the March organizers and participants. IL 9-12.
March: The Story of the Greatest March in American History JS  
B 114761B 114761 Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bausum, Ann
Length: 104 Copyright: 2012

Examines the link between the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing how the strike, the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and the labor protests all laid the foundations for what many consider to be King's greatest speech, given just days before he was killed, and how that speech and King's death influenced the end of the strike. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968. AR 8.9 IL 5-10.
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Se IJS  
B 119232B 119232 Martin Luther King Jr. In His Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Nagelhout, Ryan
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A brief biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. that uses his own words to describe his childhood, education, and the Civil Rights Movement. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Martin Luther King Jr. In His Own Words I  
B 114671B 114671 Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Nardo, Don
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Explores the events surrounding the capture of a photograph depicting a woman in a migrant workers' camp near Nipomo, California, during the Great Depression. Discusses how the photograph came to symbolize the difficulties faced by many people during this era in American history. From the series Captured History. AR 6.5. RC 6.2. Lexile 900. GR level Y. IL 5-10.
Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression IJS  
B 114760B 114760 Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation & Civil Rghts in the Jim Crow Years
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Osborne, Linda Barrett
Length: 118 Copyright: 2012

Describes the lives of African Americans during the Jim Crow years, a period of legal segregation and discrimination from the 1890s through the 1950s, including photographs and interviews with African Americans who were young during this time and other primary resources. AR 8.4 IL 6-10.
Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation & Civil Rghts in the Jim Crow Years IJS  
B 120995B 120995 Missions Impossible: Extraordinary Stories of Daring and Courage
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Flynn, Hazel
Length: 254 Copyright: 2014

Reveals more than 100 stories of heroism, self-sacrifice and endurance, from the Trojan Horse to the escape of POWs from Stalag II to the rescue of Chilean miners to the capture of Osama Bin Laden. More than 300 photographs and illustrations highlight the brief text, which describes the events chronologically. A summary list notes the Date, Location, Objective, and Forces or People involved. A timeline and maps together show the events step by step. Courage- History Anecdotes. War History Anecdotes Pictorial works. IL 7-12.
Missions Impossible: Extraordinary Stories of Daring and Courage JS  
B 122284B 122284 Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sheinkin, Steve
Length: 370 Copyright: 2015

Traces the story of how an obscure government analyst exposed two decades of political deception about the Vietnam War in what became known as the Pentagon Papers. Rand Corporation Employees. Whistle blowing- History. YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner - 2016. Boston Globe Horn Book Award Winner 2016 - Nonfiction. Notable Social Studies Trade Book- 2016. 2016 Orbis Pictus Recommended book. AR 6.7 RC 5.7 Lexile 890 IL 6-11.
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War IJS  
B 123754B 123754 My Journey on the Underground Railroad
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Arnez, Lynda
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

Perhaps one of the most harrowing journeys in US history, traveling the Underground Railroad was dangerous, long, and often very uncomfortable. Men, women, and children often had to walk hundreds of miles to safe houses, usually at night, and stay in cramped quarters until it was safe for them to keep moving. Readers learn what it was like to travel on the Underground Railroad through the eyes of a child escaping slavery. From food to traveling conditions, the narrator's unique perspective will enhance readers' understanding of what it was like to be a slave in early America. Series nonfiction. My Place in History / Set 1. IL 2-6. AR 4.7. Lexile 840.
My Journey on the Underground Railroad PI  
B 123753B 123753 My Journey Through Ellis Island
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Arnez, Lynda
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

Traveling to live in a new country can be terrifying, especially to a child. Leaving behind family, friends, and places you know and love is something everyone can relate to. In this book, readers board a boat with an immigrant child going to the United States for the first time. The first-person narration introduces readers to Ellis Island and the many immigrants coming to America during the late 1800s and early 1900s, including their reasons for doing so. Historical images and fact boxes add context to this important social studies topic. Series nonfiction. My Place in History / Set 1. IL 2-6. AR 4.8. Lexile 820.
My Journey Through Ellis Island PI  
B 123752B 123752 My Life as a Pioneer
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Arnez, Lynda
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

Living on a new homestead often meant pioneer families had to start with nothing, no house, no fields, and no neighbors. Pioneer children were expected to work just as hard as their parents. They cooked, gathered firewood, and helped in the fields, as well as going to school part of the year. Readers learn just how different life was for children on the frontier during the second half of the 19th century. Told from the perspective of a young pioneer girl, the main content covers food, clothing, and community, and historical images feature common family scenes. Series nonfiction. My Life as a Pioneer / Set 1. IL 2-6. Lexile 840.
My Life as a Pioneer PI  
B 123751B 123751 My Life in an Algonquian Village
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Arnez, Lynda
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

Childhood has changed exponentially since the early 1600s. From what chores one must do to the roles of men and women, children today don't have much in common with children of Algonquian tribes. Readers learn from a unique first-person narrator about growing up as a Powhatan child. Food, clothing, and shelter are covered in the main content, as well as historical context of tribes living near the Jamestown settlement. Readers will feel transported to a different time and a whole new, exciting culture. Series nonfiction. My Place in History / Set 1. IL 2-6. AR 4.6. Lexile 660.
My Life in an Algonquian Village PI  
B 123750B 123750 My Life in the American Colonies
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Arnez, Lynda
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

Living in the American colonies was difficult at times as towns were built, governance was established, and people from many different backgrounds, including Native Americans, learned to live together. By the 1770s, many colonists were asserting their belief in a new country free from English rule. Readers meet a young colonist growing up during the tumult of the pre-Revolutionary era. This unique, first-person perspective introduces readers to a period important to the social studies curriculum. Historical images and fact boxes add context to the main content, which focuses more on the chores, schooling, and family life of colonial children. Series nonfiction. My Place in History / Set 1. IL 2-6. AR 4.8. Lexile 870.
My Life in the American Colonies PI  
B 123749B 123749 My Wagon Train Adventure
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Arnez, Lynda
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

Shortly after the birth of the United States, many people headed west to settle the new territory of the frontier. They journeyed by wagon for months on end and faced bad weather, sickness, and fears of hostile Native Americans. Historians know a lot about these wagon train journeys because of the many diaries kept by travelers. Readers meet a young wagon train traveler and, through this first-person account, learn about life on the Oregon Trail. Informational fact boxes add historical context to this narrative while images from the time period enhance the main content. Series nonfiction. My Place in History / Set 1. IL 2-6. AR 4.5. Lexile 810.
My Wagon Train Adventure PI  
B 92800B 92800 Natural Gas Comes to Iowa
Grade Lvl: T Author: Castaneda, Christopher
Length: 34 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: What It Meant When the A-Line Arrived. Booklet documents the early history of natural gas in Iowa. The A-Line was the Northern Natural Gas Company's first long-distance natural gas pipeline built in the early 1930s to transport gas from Texas. The line meets the criteria for eligibility in the National Register as a significant development in energy transmission to Iowa and the Midwest. Primary sources.
Natural Gas Comes to Iowa T  
B 117576B 117576 Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Bascomb, Neal
Length: 245 Copyright: 2013

Presents the history of the group of spies, Holocaust survivors, and lawyers who persued Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi war criminal, for fifteen years in order to bring him to justice for his leadership role in the killing of thousands of Jews during World War II. Fugitives from justice- Argentina. World War, 1939-1945 Atrocities. Secret service Israel. Mossad, Israeli secret service intelligence agency. Based on the author's adult book, Hunting Eichmann.
Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most N JS  
B 126053B 126053 Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Seiple, Samantha
Length: 206 Copyright: 2019

In 1942, amid a growing German threat, Nazi agents infiltrated the United States in hopes of destroying American infrastructure and sowing panic throughout the nation. Nazi Saboteurs tells the nail-biting tale of this daring plot, buried in history. Includes primary sources. World history. World War II. IL 5-12. AR 7.1. Lexile 1010.
Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America IJS  
B 123500B 123500 Neil Armstrong in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Nagelhout, Ryan
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

A brief biography of Neil Armstrong that uses his own words to describe his life and his work as being the first man on the moon. Series Nonfiction. Eyewitness to History. Biography. IL 3-8. AR 6.1. Lexile 1020.
Neil Armstrong in His Own Words PIJ  
B 117556B 117556 Nurses: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Clark, Sarah K
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Explores how a nurse's job has changed throughout history, profiles important nurses, and explains the day-to-day responsibilities of nursing. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 490 GR level O IL 1-3.
Nurses: Then and Now P  
B 79230B 79230 Off the Map: The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Grade Lvl: I Author: Clark, William / Roop, Peter
Length: 40 Copyright: 1993

A compilation of entries and excerpts from the journals of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, describing their historic expedition. Primary sources. Edited by Peter and Connie Roop. RC 5.9 Lexile 1000 GR level U IL 4-6.
Off the Map: The Journals of Lewis and Clark I  
B 75993B 75993 Old Capitol--Portrait Of An Iowa Landmark
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Keyes, Margaret
Length: 176 Copyright: 1988

Architectural history of Iowa City's old capitol building, from its conception to its restoration in the 1970's.
Old Capitol--Portrait Of An Iowa Landmark JS  
B 82136B 82136 Our Century 1960-1970
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 64 Copyright: 1993

Overview of the events and newsmakers of the 1960's including the Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy assassination, march on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the space race. Follet RL 6.4.
Our Century 1960-1970 IJ  
B 107510B 107510 Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fleming, Candace
Length: 176 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life. Presents a collection of photographs and stories representing the life and career of Eleanor Roosevelt. Examines her White House years, her years as a delegate to the United Nations, and more. Primary Sources. AR 8.0. Follett RL 6.8. RC 7.4. Lexile 1040. IL 5-9.
Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt IJ  
B 120954B 120954 Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Scott, Elaine
Length: 72 Copyright: 2015

An illustrated guide to the newest theories on how the moon formed, the recent discovery of water on its surface and the possibility of future moon colonies. RC 11.9 Lexile 1280 IL 4-7.
Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion IJ  
B 119218B 119218 Our Nation's Capital: Washington, DC
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Rodgers, Kelly
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Discusses the history of Washington, DC. From the series Primary Source Readers: Social Studies. Lexile 570 IL 3-5.
Our Nation's Capital: Washington, DC PI  
B 109400B 109400 Painting the Wild Frontier
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Reich, Susanna
Length: 160 Copyright: 2008

Letters, recollections, archival prints and photographs recount the experiences artist George Catlin had travleing through the American wilderness studying Native American tribes. Primary sources. AR 7.5. Lexile 1110.
Painting the Wild Frontier IJS  
KM 929KM 929 Patriots & Loyalists-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

By some estimates, as many as one-third of all American colonists remained loyal to Britain during America’s struggle for independence. Some Loyalists (or Tories as they were called by the Revolutionaries) sought refuge from Patriot wrath by fleeing to Canada or England; those who remained faced reprisals, punitive laws, and even confiscation of their property. Immerse your students in the difficult and dangerous life of the Loyalists with this rich assortment of primary source documents, ranging from official government proclamations and acts to broadsides, song lyrics, and political cartoons. Historian: Richard Pandich. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 5-8. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Illustrated Broadsheet Essay Timeline Critical Thinking Questions Recommended Reading List Historical Documents Proclamation of Governor Earl Dunmore of Virginia, November 7, 1775 Patrick Henry’s warning about Governor Dunmore’s Proclamation, November 20, 1775 The Tory Act, published by order of the Continental Congress, January 2, 1776 List of American Loyalist prisoners at New York, July 1, 1776 Extract from the minutes of the Continental Congress offering pardons to Loyalists, April 23, 1778 Depositions of three men about how they were treated by Loyalists, 1782 “A Tory Medley,” 178? British political cartoons depicting the imagined fate of Loyalists, 1783
Patriots & Loyalists-Jackdaw (BB) IJ  
B 116944B 116944 Pearl Harbor
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Woog, Adam
Length: 96 Copyright: 2013

Traces the causes of the attack on Pearl Harbor, discussing America's entry into World War II. From the series Understanding World History. IL 7-10.
Pearl Harbor JS  
B 122028B 122028 Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lapham, Steven Sellers
Length: 36 Copyright: 2014

Explores the life of Philip Reid, a slave who helped cast the 'Statue of Freedom' that was placed atop the Capitol building in 1863. The endpapers reproduce Reid’s purchase papers, and an epilogue features Reid’s pay stub from the foundry ($1.25 per day). AR 4.5 IL 1-4.
Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom PI  
B 117291B 117291 Phones: 100 Years Ago
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lassieur, Allison
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Text and photographs describe phones during the early twentieth century. Includes an activity that asks readers to identify differences between archival and modern photographs featuring telephone operators. Amicus Readers Level 2: 100 Years Ago. Lead 21 Grade 2 Unit 5 Now & Then. AR 2.6 IL K-3.
Phones: 100 Years Ago KP  
B 81594B 81594 Photos That Made U.S. History, Volume 1
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Wakin, Edward
Length: 50 Copyright: 1993

Subtitle: Volume 1: From the Civil War Era To the Atomic Age. Presents famous photographs, discusses the seven history-making events depicted and shows how the photographs shaped public sentiment and government policies. Photographs: Abraham Lincoln; Old Faithful (Yellowstone National Park); Five Cents a Spot; Home of an Italian Ragpicker (poverty); The Little Spinner (Great Depression); Old Glory Goes Up on Mount Suribachi (WWII); Truman's Historic Decision--Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima. Primary sources.
Photos That Made U.S. History, Volume 1 IJS  
B 81595B 81595 Photos That Made U.S. History, Volume 2
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Wakin, Edward
Length: 45 Copyright: 1993

Subtitle: Volume 2: From the Cold War To the Space Age. Presents photographs (and their stories) that became almost as famous as the history-making events they depicted. Photographs: The Kitchen Debate (between Nison and Khrushchev); Pictorial Proof (Cuban missile crisis); To the Attack (civil rights); Viet Cong Executed (Vietnam War); Kent State (student protest); Terror or War (Vietnam War); and Earthrise (view of Earth from Apollo 8 spacecraft). Primary sources.
Photos That Made U.S. History, Volume 2 IJS  
B 113014B 113014 Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Eagle, Adam
Length: 193 Copyright: 2010

A memoir in which Adam Fortunate Eagle, one of the leaders of the Native American takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969, provides an account of his experiences as a student at Pipestone Indian Boarding School in Minnesota between 1935 and 1945. Pipestone Indian Industrial Training School--History. Eagle is a member of the Ojibwe/Ojibwa Nation. Primary sources.
Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School JS  
B 114848B 114848 Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Silvey, Anita
Length: 88 Copyright: 2012

Uses primary source materials to introduce explorers from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries who traveled the world to discover, collect, and transport new and unusual plants in the name of science. Plants History. Plant collectors. AR 8.3 RC 9.8 Lexile 1170 IL 4-9.
Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners o IJ  
B 121624B 121624 Pledge of Allegiance: Introducing Primary Sources
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Clay, Kathryn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the Pledge of Allegiance. Discusses the history of the Pledge including the original version written by Francis Bellamy & the changes made to the Pledge. Includes the Flag Code. From the series Smithsonian Little Explorer: Introducing Primary Sources. AR 4.7 Lexile 720 GR level O IL K-3.
Pledge of Allegiance: Introducing Primary Sources KP  
B 117554B 117554 Police: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Settle, Melissa A
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Provides an introduction to the police, the work they do, and the tools they use, and features photographs and information about how police work has changed over the years. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 500 GR level P IL 1-3.
Police: Then and Now P  
B 119291B 119291 Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight For Civil Rights
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sheinkin, Steve
Length: 200 Copyright: 2014

Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion. World War, 1939-1945 Participation, African American. Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944. National Book Award 2014 finalist. Horn Book Award Winner 2014 - Nonfiction. AR 6.7 RC 7.4 Lexile 950 IL 6-10.
Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight For Civil Rights IJS  
B 117559B 117559 Postal Workers: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Davis, Cathy Mackey
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Photographs and easy-to-follow text introduce early readers to the many tasks done by the people who work for the postal service, and details how the job has changed over time. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 430 GR level P IL 1-3.
Postal Workers: Then and Now P  
B 107282B 107282 Power of One: Daisy Bates & the Little Rock Nine
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Fradin, Judith Bloom
Length: 178 Copyright: 2004

Presents a biography of Daisy Bates, examining her accomplishments as a civil rights activist, journalist, and organizer. Discusses her role as mentor to the nine African American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. School integration. Primary sources. AR 7.9. Follett RL 5.9. RC 8.6. Lexile 1110.
Power of One: Daisy Bates & the Little Rock Nine IJS  
B 124423B 124423 Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fleming, Candace
Length: 273 Copyright: 2016

Everyone knows the name Buffalo Bill, but few these days know what he did or, in some cases, didn't do. Was he a Pony Express rider? Did he serve Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn? Did he scalp countless Native Americans, or did he defend their rights? This biography of Buffalo Bill Cody for younger readers in many years, explains it all. Illustrations, bibliography, back matter, primary sources and source notes. This title has Common Core connections. IL 4-10. AR 6.5. RC 6.2. Lexile 900.
Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West IJ  
KM 933KM 933 Presidency -Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

As head of the executive branch of government, the President of the United States has one of the most influential jobs in the world today. But much has changed since George Washington was sworn in as our nation's first president on April 30, 1789. While Article ll of the Constitution provides a basic job description for the chief executive-including powers, qualification, terms of office, and the election process, the explanation of how the president is able to carry out these duties is surprisingly vague. The Framers of the Constitution left it up to the individuals elected president to determine their specific role in national and world affairs. But presidential powers are not unlimited. The legislative and judicial branches, through the system of checks and balances, also play an important part in defining the job of the president. This Focus Jackdaw traces the evolution of the Presidency from its beginnings to the present day. A wide variety of primary sources -such as campaign memorabilia, letters, diary entries, photographs, and government documents will help students understand the official role of the president as well as offer them a glimpse into bow this powerful position has shaped the private lives of those who have served as chief executive. Prepared by Historian: Robyn Griswold. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 5-8. The contents of this Focus Jackdaw feature: Support Materials Illustrated Broadsheet Essay Timeline Critical Thinking Questions with Response Key Recommended Reading List Presidential Trivia Historical Documents Excerpt from George Washington's letter to Catherine Macaulay Graham, ]anuary 9, 1790. Letter sent by Benny Pierce to his mother, ]une 11, 1852. First and last pages of the Articles of Impeachment of Andrew Iohnson, 1868. Republican Ballot from the Election of 1876. Campaign Button Poster Presidential Election Process flow chart poster. Entry from President Harry Truman's Personal Diary, July 28, 1974. Memo to Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon ]aworski, August 9, 1974. A Day in the Life of President Gerald Ford, April 28, 1975. Sections 2-4 of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution, October 16, 2002.
Presidency -Jackdaw (BB) PI  
B 117524B 117524 President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Swanson, James L.
Length: 270 Copyright: 2013

Looks at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and related events, including his funeral and the apprehension of his killer. AR 8.0 Lexile 1080 IL 6-10.
President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy IJS  
B 113366B 113366 Presidential Races Campaigning for the White House
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Morris-Lipsman, Arlene
Length: 112 Copyright: 2012

An exploration of the history of presidential campaigning that discusses changes in strategies, significant races and confronta- tions, the effects and implementation of technology, and more. Presidential candidates. Political campaigns--History. From the series People's History. IL 6-11.
Presidential Races Campaigning for the White House IJS  
B 94516B 94516 Primary Source Teaching the Web 2.0 Way K-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Johnson, Mary
Length: 148 Copyright: 2009

Reviews primary source concepts and beginning analysis techniques, identifies organizations that can help educators in their efforts toprepare their students for the twenty-first-century workplace, features a listing of popular Web 2.0 tools with descriptions and suggestions for using them in primary sources, and provides lessons and resources for six catagories of primary sources. Chapters: Teaching With Online Primary Sources, 21st Century Skills and Digitized Primary Sources, A 21st Century Learning Transformation, Teaching With Text, Teaching With Historic Newspapers, Teaching WithPhotographs and Other Images, Teaching With Maps, Teaching With Sound and Film, Teaching With Artifacts and Ephemera, and Primary Sources in the 21st Century.
Primary Source Teaching the Web 2.0 Way K-12 T  
B 114453B 114453 Propaganda
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Samuels, Charlie
Length: 48 Copyright: 2011

Examines government propaganda from World War II, including "white" and "black" propaganda, and featuring posters, images, and eyewitness accounts. From the series World War II Sourcebook. AR 8.4 IL 5-10.
Propaganda IJS  
B 120720B 120720 Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Farrell, Mary Cronk
Length: 160 Copyright: 2014

Chronicles the experiences of American nurses who served in the Philippines during World War II. Military nursing- History. Prisoners of war- Philippines. World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, Japanese. AR 7.0 RC 8.5 Lexile 1000 IL 7-10.
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp JS  
B 114673B 114673 Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Burgan, Michael
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Chronicles the events leading up to the capture of the photograph showcasing American Marines raising their flag on the island of Iwo Jima. Discusses how this image impacted morale and public perception of the war effort and features full-color and black-and-white photographs throughout. From the series Captured History.AR 6.9. RC 7.5. Lexile 960. GR level Y. IL 5-10.
Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime IJS  
B 122942B 122942 Reaching Out
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Jimenez, Francisco
Length: 194 Copyright: 2009

From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. This is the story of how Francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt over leaving his family financially strapped, with his self-doubt about succeeding academically, and with separation. IL 9-12+ AR 6.1. RC 6.3. Lexile 910.
Reaching Out ST  
B 96297B 96297 Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wineburg, Sam / Martin, Daisy
Length: 168 Copyright: 2012

Provides resources for middle and high school history teachers that promote the critical thinking skills and understanding of students, including essays on important moments in American history, accompanied by primary documents, charts, graphic organizers, visual images, political cartoons, suggested additional resources, and assessment ideas.
Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School Histo T  
B 96296B 96296 Reading, Thinking, and Writing About History: Teaching Argument Writing to Diverse Learners in the Common Core Classroom, Grades 6-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Monte-Sano, Chauncey / De La Paz, Susan
Length: 256 Copyright: 2014

Guide (for grades 6-12) presents six research-tested historical investigations, along with corresponding teaching materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students. Each investigation integrates reading, analysis, planning, composing, and reflection into a writing process that results in an argumentative history essay. Integrates literacy and inquiry with core U.S. history topics. Provides primary sources for differentiated instruction. Explains a curriculum appropriate for students who struggle with reading, as well as more advanced readers.
Reading, Thinking, and Writing About History: Teaching Argument Writing to T  
KM 927KM 927 Reconstruction - Civil War-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1972

This Jackdaw provides the background to Reconstruction after the Civil War and describes the intense political battles that shaped it. It examines the struggle of the blacks for jobs, schools, land reform and political power. How the new governments performed, and their overthrow, is created through prints, photographs, cartoons, broadsheets, newspapers — hands-on documents of the time. Historian: Milton Meltzer. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 8-12. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets No More Driver’s Lash for Me Black Codes and a White Rule Forty Acres and a Mule From Sheriff to Senator Home Rule Again and White Supremacy Historical Documents Chronology of Reconstruction. Broadside: “Men of Color, To Arms! Now or Never!” about 1863. Portraits of Black Members of the Louisiana Legislature of 1868, with extracts from the Reconstruction Constitution. Ku Klux Klan sheet. Front page of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, December 26, 1868. Front page of the New Orleans Tribune, January 15, 1869. Five Thomas Nast cartoons. Joint Resolutions of Congress proposing the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Two pages of the Report on Conditions of Affairs in the Southern States, 1872. Broadside: Robert B. Elliott Delivering His Speech on Civil Rights, January 6, 1874. Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Reconstruction - Civil War-Jackdaw (BB) JS  
B 81647B 81647 Reconstruction and Reform
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hakim, Joy
Length: 192 Copyright: 1994

Overview of the period of 19th century U.S. history following the Civil War. Includes the reconstruction of the South, growth of urban areas, settling of the West, new inventions, the beginnings of women's and labor movements. Book 7 from the series A History Of US.
Reconstruction and Reform IJS  
B 120514B 120514 Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Jarrow, Gail
Length: 192 Copyright: 2014

Provides an account of the mysterious disease called pellagra that spread across the American South in the early 1900s that made people weak, disfigured, and insane and sometimes caused their deaths; and discusses how doctors and public health officials found the cause of the illness and stopped the epidemic. AR 7.6 RC 8.4 Lexile 990 IL 6-10.
Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat IJS  
B 108023B 108023 Remember WW II: Kids Who Survived Tell
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 61 Copyright: 2005

Cover title: Remember World War II. Subtitle: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories. Presents a collection of stories from World War II, culled from eyewitness accounts, archival images, detailed maps, and a timeline of key events that point a vivid picture of daily life in wartime as experienced by children who lived it. Chapters: World War II Begins in Europe; War Comes to the Pacific; and Home Front America. AR 6.7. Follett RL 6.3.
Remember WW II: Kids Who Survived Tell IJ  
B 104094B 104094 Remember: The Journey to School Integration
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author: Morrison, Toni
Length: 78 Copyright: 2004

Presents a selection of archival photographs that document events surrounding the integration of U.S. schools following the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and includes captions in which Toni Morrison imagines what the people in the pictures must have been thinking and feeling. Coretta Scott King author award. AR 5.0. Follett RL 2.4. Primary sources.
Remember: The Journey to School Integration PIJS  
B 114577B 114577 Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story From the Holocaust
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Byers, Ann
Length: 128 Copyright: 2012

Examines the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II, including background on Denmark and the Holocaust, firsthand accounts from the many people involved, and how thousands of Jews were saved from the Nazis. From the series Holocaust Through Primary Sources. IL 6-12.
Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story From the Holocaust IJS  
B 120507B 120507 Revolution (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Wiles, Deborah
Length: 495 Copyright: 2014

It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe. Historical fiction. Series: Sixties, book 2. Includes primary sources and back matter. IL 6-12. AR 5.2 RC 5.5 Lexile 840.
Revolution (Book 2) IJS  
B 120712B 120712 Sabotage, Sedition and Sundry Acts of Rebellion
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Aretha, David
Length: 112 Copyright: 2014

A history of the resistance to slavery by enslaved Africans and African Americans examines instances of armed rebellion, suicide, and escape, the ferocious responses of white authority, abolitionism, and black soldiers in the Civil War. Slave insurrections. From the series A Peculiar History. AR 8.4 RC 10.6 Lexile 1170 IL 6-10.
Sabotage, Sedition and Sundry Acts of Rebellion IJS  
B 85420B 85420 Salem Witch Trials
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Wilson, Lori
Length: 112 Copyright: 1997

Discusses the witchcraft trials in Salem in 1692, the events leading up to them, and how the trials have been viewed by different historians since then. Includes primary source material. AR 8.8. Follett RL 6.2.
Salem Witch Trials IJS  
B 102850B 102850 Samuel Adams: The Father of American Independence
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Fradin, Dennis B
Length: 182 Copyright: 1998

Presents the life and accomplishments of the colonist and patriot who was involved in virtually every major event that resulted in thebirth of the United States. AR level 8.6. Follett RL 5.9.
Samuel Adams: The Father of American Independence IJS  
B 117550B 117550 Sanitation Workers: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Zamosky, Lisa
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Provides an introduction to sanitation workers, the jobs they do, and the tools they use, and features photographs and information about how sanitation work has changed over the years. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 550 GR level M IL 1-3.
Sanitation Workers: Then and Now P  
B 114578B 114578 Saving Children From the Holocaust: The Kindertransport
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Byers, Ann
Length: 128 Copyright: 2012

Discusses the Kindertransport, including the people who organized the operation, how the transports worked, the children's lives who escaped on a transport, and how ten thousand children were saved from the Holocaust. Jewish children in the Holocaust. World War, 1939-1945 Jews Rescue. Kindertransports (Rescue operations) Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust Biography. From the series Holocaust Through Primary Sources. IL 6-12.
Saving Children From the Holocaust: The Kindertransport IJS  
B 117292B 117292 School: 100 Years Ago
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lassieur, Allison
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Text and photographs describe schools during the early twentieth century. Includes an activity that asks readers to identify differences between archival and modern photographs featuring classrooms. Amicus Readers Level 2: 100 Years Ago. Lead 21 Grade 2 Unit 5 Now & Then. AR 2.5 IL K-3.
School: 100 Years Ago KP  
B 117590B 117590 School: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nelson, Robin
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Briefly describes how school in the United States has changed through the years, including such topics as transportation, supplies, and subjects taught. From the First Step Nonfiction series Then And Now. GR level I. IL K-2.
School: Then and Now KP  
B 120510B 120510 Searching for Sarah Rector
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Bolden, Tonya
Length: 76 Copyright: 2014

Recounts the story of the 1914 disappearance of eleven-year-old Sarah Rector, an African American who was part of the Creek Indian people and whose land had made her wealthy, and what it reveals about race, money, and American society. Petroleum industry and trade Oklahoma History.
Searching for Sarah Rector IJ  
KM 925KM 925 Secession - Civil War-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Your students, using this Jackdaw, will understand the significance of secession as a major cause of the Civil War, in addition to the issue of slavery. Hands-on historical documents — Lee’s letter about joining the Confederacy, notes from a slave, Lincoln’s memos, a map of the states in 1860 — help students explore secession and its many ramifications for the nation. Historians: National Historical Publications and Records Commission - Editor, Mary A. Giunta, Compiler, Burt Knauft. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 8-12. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets What Is Secession? Right of States to Secede from the Union Slavery — An Issue That Divided the Union “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand” The Significance and Consequences of the Civil War Comparison: United States and Confederate Constitutions Timeline: 1607-1870 Historical Documents U.S. map illustrating seceding and border states, 1860-61. Newspaper article on South Carolina’s secession from the Union, New York Daily Tribune, December 1860. Secession gallery — 17 annotated illustrations and photos of the turmoil, 1852-67. Ulysses S. Grant’s letter to Frederick Dent on the coming war and slavery, April 1861. Letter from Robert E. Lee to his sister about his decision to join the Confederacy, April 1861. Jefferson Davis’ inaugural address and rationale for secession and establishment of the Confederacy. February 1862. Letter and list of slaves from a former slaveholder, May 1862. Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Horace Greeley describing Lincoln’s policy on the war and slavery, August 1862. Certificate of Freedom for slave “Augustus,” September 1862. Testimony from former slaveholder to Freedman’s Inquiry Commission, November 1863. Letter from James Herney, a black soldier, to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, May 1866. Pictures and descriptions of 14 famous and important people during secession and the Civil War. Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Secession - Civil War-Jackdaw (BB) JS  
B 114833B 114833 Secret of the Manhattan Project
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Gonzales, Doreen
Length: 128 Copyright: 2012

Describes the events and people surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, and examines the effects of its use during World War II. Atomic bomb History. From the series Stories In American History. AR 7.9 RC 8.3 Lexile 980 IL 5-9.
Secret of the Manhattan Project IJ  
B 75986B 75986 SENSE OF PLACE
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Plowden, David
Length: 158 Copyright: 1988

Collection of photographs of rural Iowa.
SENSE OF PLACE IJS  
B 122531B 122531 Shadow Catcher: How Edward S. Curtis Documented American Indian Dignity and Beauty
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Burgan, Michael
Length: 64 Copyright: 2015

Chronicles the life of Edward S. Curtis and his 20-volume life's work, The North American Indian. Photographers. From the series Captured History. Lexile 1040 IL 5-10.
Shadow Catcher: How Edward S. Curtis Documented American Indian Dignity and IJS  
B 113868B 113868 She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Alexander, Sally
Length: 100 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer. Chronicles the life ofLaura Bridgman, who at the age of five, became both deaf and blind, and recounts how she learned to communicate with the world around her and became one of the most famous people in the world. Laura Dewey Bridgman, 1829-1889. AR 6.9. RC 6.8. Lexile 990. IL 4-8.
She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman IJ  
B 103273B 103273 SHUTTING OUT THE SKY: LIFE IN THE TENEMENTS
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: HOPKINSON, DEBORAH
Length: 134 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: Life In the Tenements Of New York 1880-1924. Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuaia, and Romania at the turn of the 20th century. Primary sources. AR 6.8. Follett RL 7.1. RC 7.5. Lexile 990.
SHUTTING OUT THE SKY: LIFE IN THE TENEMENTS IJS  
B 123577B 123577 Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Walker, Sally M
Length: 196 Copyright: 2017

Looks at the disaster of the sinking of the "Sultana," a steamboat that sunk after its boilers exploded while transporting Confederate prisoners of war home in 1865, claiming the lives of more than 1,500 soldiers. Narrative nonfiction. Includes primary sources, glossary, index, bibliography. IL 7-12. AR 7.7. RC 10. Lexile 1090.
Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed JS  
B 119233B 119233 Sitting Bull in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: McDonnell, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

A biography of the Sioux chief who worked to maintain the rights of Native American people and who led the defeat of General Custer at the Little Big Horn in 1876. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Sitting Bull in His Own Words I  
B 122890B 122890 Sitting Bull: Lakota Tribal Chief and Leader of Native American Resistance
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Covers Sitting Bull's rise from a typical Lakota child to a fierce warrior chief and then contextualizes Sitting Bull's leadership within the history of U.S. advances on indigenous territories. Dakota Indians. Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876. From the Britannica Beginner Bios Series. AR 5.4 IL 2-5.
Sitting Bull: Lakota Tribal Chief and Leader of Native American Resistance PI  
B 120866B 120866 Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Nelson, S.D.
Length: 55 Copyright: 2015

An illustrated biography of Sitting Bull, told from the perspective of the Lakota chief himself. This picture book biography combines the story of Sitting Bull’s life with a brief history of the Lakota people in the nineteenth century. Retraces in dignified language his early years, long struggles with the "wasichus"(white men)over invasions and broken promises, and his end. Includes period photographs & quotes from Sitting Bull and several U.S. military leaders. An extensive time line (Late 1600s - 1890) and author notes provide substantial background information. The book art was inspired by ledger book art style (a note explains that American Indians incarcerated on military bases sometimes were given discarded books in which to draw). American Indian Wars. Dakota Indians. Hunkpapa Indians- History. AR 5.6 RC 5.6 Lexile 860 IL 3-7.
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People PIJ  
B 84926B 84926 SKY PIONEER: PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF AMELIA EARHART
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: SZABO, CORINNE
Length: 64 Copyright: 1997

A biography, with numerous photographs and quotes form Earhart herself, tracing this determined woman's life and interest in flying.
SKY PIONEER: PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF AMELIA EARHART IJ  
KM 709KM 709 Slave Trade and Its Abolition
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1975

Not only discusses the slave trade historically and economically but provides copies of actual papers used in the transactions conducted. Contents: newspaper page, selected pages of John Newton, plan of slave ship, picture of William Wilberforce, booklet on slavery, report on resolutions, remonstrance, anti-slavery cartoon, account of the number of Negroes, and slavery sale bill. Primary sources.
Slave Trade and Its Abolition IJS  
KM 10448KM 10448 Slave's Bag
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

From the series Hands-on History: 18th Century Artifacts for the Classroom. Helps to explain the life of a slave in the eighteenth-century using primary source documents and objects the slaves might have possessed. Includes a guide with lesson including reproducible worksheets, primary sources, images, and glossary. Contents: booklet; slave's bag; bill of sale; oyster shell; flint and steel; wooden spoon; pewter button; piece of chain; feather; and stockings. Visit www.history.org/teach IL 3-8.
Slave's Bag PIJ  
B 120678B 120678 Snow Baby: The Arctic Childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary's Daring Daughter
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Kirkpatrick, Katherine
Length: 50 Copyright: 2007

Chronicles the childhood of Marie Ahnighito, the daughter of Admiral Robert E. Peary, who was born in an Intuit village in northern Greenland and spent the next few years making friends with Intuit children, playing on the region's glacial cliffs, and living a life unlike other Victorian children. AR 6.9 RC 8.6 Lexile 1050 GR level X IL 4-8.
Snow Baby: The Arctic Childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary's Daring Daughte IJ  
B 114456B 114456 Soldiers
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Samuels, Charlie
Length: 48 Copyright: 2011

Describes the life of a soldier in World War II, from recruitment efforts around the world, to the daily life during the fighting. From the series World War II Sourcebook. IL 5-10.
Soldiers IJS  
B 123637B 123637 Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Sweet, Melissa
Length: 161 Copyright: 2016

An illustrated biography of author E.B. White. Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. Biography includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter. Six starred reviews. IL 4-9. AR 6.5. RC 9.2. Lexile 1030.
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White PIJ  
B 122755B 122755 Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Rockwell, Anne F
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Book relates the story of James Armistead Lafayette, an American slave and spy whose information helped end the American Revolutionary War. He worked as a double agent, passing on misleading information to the British which led to the defeat of Cornwallis at the battle of Yorktown. After the war, he fought the Virginia General Assembly to gain his freedom. James took the last name Lafayette in tribute to what the Marquis de Lafayette did to help him become a free man. A reproduction of the letter written by Lafayette in 1784 appears on the endpaper. AR 5.2 RC 6.3 Lexile 940 IL 2-5.
Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Doub PI  
B 114457B 114457 Spying and Security
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Samuels, Charlie
Length: 48 Copyright: 2011

Describes the role spies and police played around the world during World War II, from controlling riots to gathering intelligence from the enemy. From the series World War II Sourcebook. IL 5-10.
Spying and Security IJS  
B 121625B 121625 Star-Spangled Banner: Introducing Primary Sources
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Orr, Tamra
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the Star-Spangled Banner. Discusses Francis Scott Key's poem originally titled "Defence of Fort M'Henry' inspired by the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. Looks at the meaning of the lyrics and the traditions surrounding the song. Includes a copy of the 1931 law that made the "Star-Spangled Banner" America's national anthem. From the series Smithsonian Little Explorer: Introducing Primary Sources. AR 4.7 Lexile 700 GR level O IL K-3.
Star-Spangled Banner: Introducing Primary Sources KP  
B 113770B 113770 Statue of Liberty
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Mann, Elizabeth
Length: 47 Copyright: 2011

Photographs and text trace the history of the Statue of Liberty, describing what the various symbols found on the statue mean, how itwas built, what it means to the American people, and how it has beenrestored over the years. From the series Wonders of the World. AR 6.9. IL 4-7.
Statue of Liberty IJ  
B 121626B 121626 Statue of Liberty: Introducing Primary Sources
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Orr, Tamra
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the Statue of Liberty. Describes the idea, design, and building of the statue, plus how the money was raised to build it, ship it from France, & construct a pedestal for the statue. Includes information about the poem called "The New Colossus" written by Emma Lazarus which was put on a plaque on the statue's pedestal. From the series Smithsonian Little Explorer: Introducing Primary Sources. AR 4.6 Lexile 700 GR level P IL K-3.
Statue of Liberty: Introducing Primary Sources KP  
B 117551B 117551 Store Clerks: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Zamosky, Lisa
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

An introduction to store clerks, how and where they work, and the tools they use, with photographs and information that show how the job has changed over the years, and including a look at a day in the life of a store clerk in the 1800s and in the twenty-first century. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 510 GR level M IL 1-3.
Store Clerks: Then and Now P  
B 125284B 125284 Storms, Floods, and Erosion
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Machajewski, Sarah
Length: 24 Copyright: 2019

Weather has the ability to shape our planet. Floods may alter Earth's landscape suddenly and dramatically. Erosion causes subtle changes over a longer period of time. This book explores some of the most incredible forces on Earth, including extreme weather, erosion, and floods. Students will be amazed at how our planet has changed over billions of years, as well as how it has changed in an instant. Full-color photographs and primary sources highlight real-world examples of these forces and their impressive impact on our planet. Series nonfiction: Spotlight On Weather And Natural Disasters. IL 3-7. GR O.
Storms, Floods, and Erosion PIJ  
B 125195B 125195 Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Lawlor, Laurie
Length: 57 Copyright: 2017

A brief biography of six women scientists who have changed the world: E. Margaret Burbidge, Marie Tharp, Florence Hawley Ellis, Katherine Coleman Johnson, Gertude Elion, and Eugenie Clark. Biography collection. STEM/STEAM. Includes primary sources. Narrative nonfiction. IL 3-8. AR 7.8. Lexile 1120.
Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World PIJ  
B 114995B 114995 Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bowers, Rick
Length: 160 Copyright: 2012

Presents a group of interconnected stories that come together in the 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan, following the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the powerless, the people who made Superman a media sensation, and the club that spread fear and hate. Superheroes. Superman (Fictional character). Comic books, strips, etc. Social aspects. Hate groups. Racist organizations. AR 9.6 RC 10.0 Lexile 1300 IL 6-10.
Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superher IJS  
KM 11480KM 11480 Symbols of American Freedom (Chelsea House)
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Collection of books from the series Symbols of American Freedom. Titles: The Alamo; Ellis Island; Fort McHenry; The Gateway Arch; The Gettysburg Battlefield; Independence Hall; The Lincoln Memorial; Mount Rushmore; The Statue of Liberty; and The Washington Monument.
Symbols of American Freedom (Chelsea House) I  
B 120778B 120778 Synthetic Drug Addiction
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Dudley, William
Length: 96 Copyright: 2015

A collection of information on synthetic drug addiction with objective overviews, primary source quotes, and illustrated facts and statistics. From the series Compact Research: Addictions. IL 7-12.
Synthetic Drug Addiction JS  
B 122939B 122939 Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Jimenez, Francisco
Length: 191 Copyright: 2015

In this fourth book in his memoir series, Francisco Jimenez leaves everything behind in California—a loving family, a devoted girlfriend, and the culture that shaped him—to attend Columbia University in New York City. Francisco Jimenez’s work tells details about the warmth and resiliency of family and the quest for identity against seemingly impossible odds.
Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University ST  
B 117552B 117552 Teachers: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Alarcon, Roben
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

An introduction to teachers, how and where they work, and the tools they use, with photographs and information that show how the profession has changed over the years, and including a look at a day in the life of a teacher in the late 1800s and in the twenty-first century. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 460 GR level O IL 1-3.
Teachers: Then and Now P  
B 101659B 101659 Tenement: Immigrant Life On The Lower East Side
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Bial, Raymond
Length: 48 Copyright: 2002

Photoessay presents a view of New York City's tenements during the peak years of foreign immigration, discussing living conditions, laws pertaining to tenements, and the occupations of their residents. Primary sources. AR 7.9 IL 5-8.
Tenement: Immigrant Life On The Lower East Side IJ  
B 112322B 112322 Terezin: Voices From the Holocaust
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Thomson, Ruth
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Provides firsthand accounts and artwork from the Jewish people who were forced to live in Terezin, the Czechoslovakian town that was turned into a ghetto and later a transit camp by the Nazis during World War II. Theresienstadt (Concentration camp>. IL 6-10.
Terezin: Voices From the Holocaust IJS  
B 124488B 124488 Tesoros de mi isla : una infancia Cubana
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Ada, Alma Flor
Length: 225 Copyright: 2016

Collects the autobiographical writings of Author Alma Flor Ada. Text in Spanish. Includes primary sources and glossary. Biography. Literary collection. IL 6-12.
Tesoros de mi isla : una infancia Cubana IJS  
B 102471B 102471 THAR SHE BLOWS: AMERICAN WHALING
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: CURRIE, STEPHEN
Length: 96 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: American Whaling In the Nineteenth Century. History of the whaling industry in the 19th century. Provides an account of how whales were caught and processed, including first-hand accounts from men who worked on whales and the wives who accompanied them. Primary sources. AR level 7.0. Follett RL 6.5. RC 6.9. Lexile 990.
THAR SHE BLOWS: AMERICAN WHALING IJS  
B 123403B 123403 This is Frank Lloyd Wright
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Volner, Ian
Length: 78 Copyright: 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't just an architect. He was a prophet, a poseur; a beloved teacher, a failed businessman. During his life he experienced both incredible misfortune and great success. Includes primary sources. Biography. IL 7-12.
This is Frank Lloyd Wright JS  
B 122853B 122853 This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Osborne, Linda Barrett
Length: 124 Copyright: 2016

Explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups have evolved throughout U.S. history, from 1800 to 2014. AR 7.9 RC 10.2 Lexile 1080 IL 6-10.
This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration IJS  
B 119234B 119234 Thomas Jefferson in His Own Words
Grade Lvl: I Author: Shea, John M
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A brief biography of Thomas Jefferson that uses his own words to offer commentary on the issues of his time. From the series Eyewitness To History. IL 4-6.
Thomas Jefferson in His Own Words I  
B 119263B 119263 Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher and President
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Whitelaw Nancy
Length: 144 Copyright: 2002

An account of Jefferson's life highlighting his many accomplishmentsas governor, architect, gardener, inventor, and president. Follett RL 7.3.
Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher and President JS  
B 88069B 88069 Through My Eyes
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Bridges,Ruby
Length: 64 Copyright: 1999

Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six year old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960. 2000 Orbis Pictus Award. AR 5.9. RC 5.6. Lexile 860. IL 4-8.
Through My Eyes IJ  
B 113772B 113772 Titanic Sinks!
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Denenberg, Barry
Length: 72 Copyright: 2011

Retells the events surrounding the sinking of the RMS "Titanic." describing the ship's construction and launch, and featuring authenic photographs and illustrations from the period. Shipwrecks--North Atlantic Ocean. AR 8.2. IL 5-10.
Titanic Sinks! IJS  
B 118133B 118133 Titanic: A Picture History of the Shipwreck That Shocked the World
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Callery, Sean
Length: 105 Copyright: 2014

Outlines key facts, people, and controversies surrounding the tragic sinking of the Titanic to encourage more advanced readers to think for themselves about what caused the disaster and how it might have been averted. Visual guide to the shipwreck of the Titanic features deck by deck cross-section illustrations, hundreds of photos of the ship and its interiors, and true survivors' stories. A digital book (True Survivors' Stories) can be accessed using a special code found in the front of the book. Titanic (Steamship)- History. From the series Scholastic Discover More-Expert Reader. AR 6.6 Lexile 980 IL 4-12.
Titanic: A Picture History of the Shipwreck That Shocked the World IJS  
B 113920B 113920 Titanic: Voices From the Disaster
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hopkinson, Deborah
Length: 289 Copyright: 2012

Draws on stories from survivors and archival photographs to describethe history of the "Titanic" from its launch to its sinking. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Honors - 2013 AR 7.4 RC 8.3 Lexile 1040. IL 5-10.
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster IJS  
B 125008B 125008 Tornado Terror
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Tarshis, Lauren
Length: 157 Copyright: 2017

The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado strike in American history, tearing through three states and killing 700 people. Almost a century later, the Joplin Tornado was a mile-wide monster that nearly destroyed the heart of a vibrant city. This tells the true stories of two young people who survived these terrifying twisters, along with fascinating facts about tornadoes and profiles of the well-respected scientists and storm chasers who study them. Series: I Survived True Stories. Includes primary sources. Natural disasters. Survival stories. IL 3-7. AR 5.9. RC 5.6.
Tornado Terror IJ  
B 126195B 126195 Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Heiligman, Deborah
Length: 292 Copyright: 2019

A true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship "SSCity of Benares", which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Consequences of war. Includes primary sources. Narrative Nonfiction. World War II. IL 5-9. AR 6.0. Lexile 840.
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Sh IJ  
B 117581B 117581 Toys and Games Then and Now
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nelson, Robin
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Briefly describes how toys and games have changed through the years, including such topics as how playgrounds differ and how today's toys relate to those of the past. From the First Step Nonfiction series Then And Now. GR level H. IL K-2.
Toys and Games Then and Now KP  
B 117293B 117293 Toys: 100 Years Ago
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lassieur, Allison
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Text and photographs describe toys during the early twentieth century. Includes an activity that asks readers to identify differences between archival and modern photographs featuring toy cars. Amicus Readers Level 2: 100 Years Ago. Lead 21 Grade 2 Unit 5 Now & Then. AR 2.2 IL K-3.
Toys: 100 Years Ago KP  
B 117583B 117583 Transportation Then and Now
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nelson, Robin
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Presents a brief look at how transportation has changed over the years. From the First Step Nonfiction series Then And Now. GR level I. IL K-2.
Transportation Then and Now KP  
B 117589B 117589 Travel
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Yates, Vicki
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Simple text and photographs explain what travel is, examine different ways to travel, and look at how travel has changed throughout history. From the Acorn series Then & Now. IL Pres-1.
Travel KP  
B 124598B 124598 Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Brimner, Larry Dane
Length: 111 Copyright: 2017

On May 4, 1961, a group of thirteen black and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Ride, aiming to challenge the practice of segregation on buses and at bus terminal facilities in the South. The Ride would last twelve days. Despite the fact that segregation on buses crossing state lines was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1946, and segregation in interstate transportation facilities was ruled unconstitutional in 1960, these rulings were routinely ignored in the South. The thirteen Freedom Riders intended to test the laws and draw attention to the lack of enforcement with their peaceful protest. As the Riders traveled deeper into the South, they encountered increasing violence and opposition. Noted civil rights author Larry Dane Brimner relies on archival documents and rarely seen images to tell the riveting story of the little-known first days of the Freedom Ride. With author's note, source notes, bibliography, and index. Includes primary sources. IL 7-12. AR 7.0. Lexile 1080.
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 JS  
KM 12748KM 12748 U.S. Constitution (Poster)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Replica of the U.S. Constitution. The reproduction shows the legible signatures of the 39 men who signed the document in 1787. (Source is the book jacket from Signing Their Rights Away #114767). IL 6-12.
U.S. Constitution (Poster) IJS  
B 121627B 121627 U.S. Constitution: Introducing Primary Sources
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Clay, Kathryn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the United States Constitution. From the series Smithsonian Little Explorer: Introducing Primary Sources. AR 4.6 Lexile 600 GR level P IL K-3.
U.S. Constitution: Introducing Primary Sources KP  
B 121628B 121628 U.S. Flag: Introducing Primary Sources
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Clay, Kathryn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the U.S. flag. From the series Smithsonian Little Explorer: Introducing Primary Sources. AR 4.3 Lexile 730 GR level P IL K-3.
U.S. Flag: Introducing Primary Sources KP  
B 118868B 118868 Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Hillenbrand, Laura
Length: 307 Copyright: 2014

A young adult edition of the bestseller by Laura Hillenbrand documents the story of how Louis Zamperini, a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic athlete and World War II pilot, crashed into the ocean and survived for weeks on a life raft only to become a prisoner of war. An appended interview with Louis Zamperini explores issues of survival and heroism. Prisoners of war. World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons. Long-distance runners. Olympic athletes. World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations. Lexile 850 IL 8-12.
Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive JS  
B 99815B 99815 Understanding Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Kopf, Hedda
Length: 272 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: A Student Casebook To Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Various chapters explore the diary as literature, the history of the Frank family. Anne's childhood, the plight of Holland's Jewish population, rescuers of Holocaust children, and anti-Semitism in modern Germany. Primary texts, such as diaries and letters of other Holocaust children; excerpts from the Nuremberg Laws; and articles from the New York Times.
Understanding Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl ST  
KM 12602KM 12602 Understanding The Holocaust (Books)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 80 Copyright: 2016

Seven books from the series Understanding The Holocaust examine Hitler's so-called Final Solution, a virulent campaign between 1938 and 1945 when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime murdered more that 6 million Jews. Individual titles explore specific topics such as the death camps and killing centers, resistance, war criminals, survivors, and more. All titles include extensive (and fully documented) primary source quotes, historical details, and insightful narrative. Titles: Hitler's Final Solution; Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers; Children of the Holocaust; Holocaust Resistance; Holocaust Rescue and Liberation; Holocaust Survivors; and Nazi War Criminals. IL 7-12.
Understanding The Holocaust (Books) JS  
B 116543B 116543 United States Enters World War !
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Vander Hook, Sue
Length: 112 Copyright: 2010

Outlines the events that caused the United States to enter World War I and details the progression of what some called "The War to End All Wars." Includes black-and-white photographs, a timeline, a glossary, and further reading sources. From the series Essential Events. AR 7.7 IL 6-12.
United States Enters World War ! IJS  
B 103009B 103009 UNSUNG HEROES OF WORLD WAR II: NAVAJO CODE TALKERS
Grade Lvl: JS Author: DURRETT, DEANNE
Length: 122 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers. Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II. RC 8.6. Lexile 1080. Primary sources.
UNSUNG HEROES OF WORLD WAR II: NAVAJO CODE TALKERS JS  
B 109238B 109238 Up Before Daybreak: Cotton & People in America
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Hopkinson, Deborah
Length: 120 Copyright: 2006

Presents an overview of the history of the cotton industry in the United States, from colonial times to the mid-twentieth century. Primary sources. Child labor. Slaves. Sharecroppers. Textile workers. Working class biography. Oral history. AR 7.0. Follett RL 6.9. RC 7.2. Lexile 1060.
Up Before Daybreak: Cotton & People in America IJ  
B 102472B 102472 V IS FOR VICTORY: AMERICA REMEMBERS WORLD WAR II
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: KRULL, KATHLEEN
Length: 116 Copyright: 1995

Chronicles World War II on both the battlefront and the homefront, using photographs, letters, and posters to illustrate how the war affected life. Primary sources. Follett RL 8.9.
V IS FOR VICTORY: AMERICA REMEMBERS WORLD WAR II IJS  
B 112827B 112827 War to End All War
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Freedman, Russell
Length: 176 Copyright: 2010

A narrative history of World War I for young readers that feature archival photographs, and describes how advanced military weaponry impacted the course of the war. Photo-essay. Primary sources. Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2011. AR 9.1. RC 12.0. Lexile 1220. IL 6-12.
War to End All War IJS  
B 81649B 81649 War, Peace, and All That Jazz
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hakim, Joy
Length: 192 Copyright: 1995

Overview of U.S. history from the end of World War I to the end of World War II. The Depression is explored in detail. Hakim spotlights notable figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Charles Lindbergh, and many others. Book 9 from the series A History Of US.
War, Peace, and All That Jazz IJS  
B 81646B 81646 War, Terrible War
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hakim, Joy
Length: 160 Copyright: 1994

Overview of the Civil War which includes many illustrations, biographical and anecdotal information on Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, Harriet Tubman, generals and others. Book 6 from the series A History Of US.
War, Terrible War IJS  
B 114576B 114576 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Striking a Blow Against the Nazis
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Altman, Linda
Length: 128 Copyright: 2012

Examines the Warsaw ghetto uprising, including the roots of the resistance in the Warsaw ghetto, stories from the participants in the uprising, how the battle ended, and how the small group of fighters became heroes during the Holocaust. From the series Holocaust Through Primary Sources. IL 6-12.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Striking a Blow Against the Nazis IJS  
B 121830B 121830 We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Freedman, Russell
Length: 104 Copyright: 2016

The true story of the White Rose, a group of students in Nazi Germany who were active undercover agents of the resistance movement against Hitler and his regime. Tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. Anti-Nazi movement Germany, Munich. AR 7.7 RC 5.5 Lexile 630 IL 5-9.
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defi IJ  
B 114994B 114994 We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Levinson, Cynthia
Length: 176 Copyright: 2012

Photo-essay discusses the 1963 Birmingham Children's March in Birmingham, Alabama. African American students History. 2013 Orbis Pictus Honor book. AR 7.4 RC 8.6 Lexile 1020 IL 6-12.
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March IJS  
DVD 2744DVD 2744 West: 1. The People
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 82 Copyright: 1996

Episode One: From the beginning of time, the West has been a land of myth. The original Native American inhabitants linked their creation stories to the majestic mountains, searing deserts, and silent forests. To Europeans such as Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered--filled with boundless treasure, souls to save or defeat, and new horizons to explore. Special features include The Making of the West, Trivia On the West, and Interactive Maps.
West: 1. The People JS  
DVD 2745DVD 2745 West: 2. Empire Upon the Trails / 3. Speck of the Future
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 167 Copyright: 1996

Episode Two: Empire Upon the Trails. In the early 1800s, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. But hopeful Americans began moving there nevertheless, and the individual trails they followed eventually merged into the single path of "Manifest Destiny." Mountain men/trappers. Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) Siege, 1836. Narcissa Whitman. Sam Houston. Republic of Texas. Trail of Tears. Mormons. Episode Three: The Speck of the Future. In 1848, a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California--and came up with the future of the West in the palm of his hand. He had discovered gold. During the next year alone, in one of the most astounding human stampedes in history, more than 50,000 fortune-seekers would swarm into the Sierra Nevada mountains in a headlong scramble for riches. Gold Rush. Mistreatment of California Native Americans, Latinos, and immigrants.
West: 2. Empire Upon the Trails / 3. Speck of the Future JS  
DVD 2747DVD 2747 West: 6. Fight No More Forever / 7. The Geography of Hope
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 168 Copyright: 1996

Episode Six: Fight No More Forever. By the 1870s, there were only a few pockets of resistance against the United States' push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. On a hot summer day at the Little Bighorn, they would defeat another warrior equally sure of his own invincibility--George Armstrong Custer. But Custer's "Last Stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. Chief Joseph. Nez Perce. Episode Seven: The Geography of Hope. By the late 1870s, the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Homesteaders proudly built their homes of prairie sod, then battled drought and hard times to keep them. Sitting Bull. Chinese Exclusion Act. Theodore Roosevelt. Los Angeles. Polygamy. Indian boarding schools. Buffalo Bill Cody.
West: 6. Fight No More Forever / 7. The Geography of Hope JS  
DVD 2748DVD 2748 West: 8. Ghost Dance / 9. One Sky Above Us
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 118 Copyright: 1996

Episode Eight: Ghost Dance. By the late 1880s, Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Mining towns such as Butte, Montana, were now full-fledged industrial cities, magnets of opportunity to workers from around the world, but also places where the landscape itself was under assault. Oklahoma land rush. Dawes Act of 1887. Death of Sitting Bull. Wounded Knee Massacre. Episode Nine: One Sky Above Us. As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed--symbolized by one state proudly displaying an entire herd of buffalo...stuffed. But in the real West, for every frontier story that ended another one began. Water rights. Building of the Los Angeles Aquaduct. Hispanics. Charles Goodnight. Chief Joseph. Ethel(Waxham) & John Love.
West: 8. Ghost Dance / 9. One Sky Above Us JS  
B 118337B 118337 What Was the Revolutionary War All About?
Grade Lvl: I Author: Micklos, John
Length: 48 Copyright: 2008

Illustrations and simple text provides a general overview of the causes leading up to the American Revolution, the war, and drafting the constitution. From the series Revolutionary War Library. AR 5.6 IL 4-6.
What Was the Revolutionary War All About? I  
B 102611B 102611 WHERE THE ACTION WAS: WOMEN WAR CORRESPONDENTS
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: COLMAN, PENNY
Length: 118 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: Women War Correspondents in World War II. Uses primary andsecondary sources to introduce readers to Martha Gellhorn, Dickey Chappelle, Helen Kirkpatrick, Lee Carson, and photographer Margaret Bourke-White, and what they did to keep America and the rest of the world informed.
WHERE THE ACTION WAS: WOMEN WAR CORRESPONDENTS IJS  
B 109959B 109959 Wild West
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Stefoff, Rebecca
Length: 111 Copyright: 2007

Collection of first-hand accounts that trace the history and development of the American West. Primary Sources. From the American Voices From-- series. Follett RL 8.7.
Wild West IJS  
KM 922KM 922 Women in the American Revolution-Jackdaw (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1975

This Jackdaw illustrates the often forgotten breadth of activity of the American woman during the war for independence, and moves her from the margins of the historical pages to the center. Your students will gain a new appreciation of the role women played as spies, soldiers, and even prisoners of war. Hands-on letters, plays, poems and personal journals provide firsthand accounts to stimulate thinking. The Broadsheets lead to a discussion of women’s rights. Historian: Carol Berkin. Please see professional book: B 96732 for ideas to support teaching and learning with Jackdaw primary sources. IL 8-12. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets Women in Politics and Propaganda The Home Front War Civilian Heroines and Army Wives Loyalist Women in Exile Why No Women’s Rights after the Revolution? Historical Documents An installment of Mercy Warren’s play, “The Defeat,” from the Boston Gazette, 19 July 1773. “Ode to George Washington,” a poem by Phillis Wheatley, April 1776 Pennsylvania Magazine. “Advertisement for Spinners,” Pennsylvania Packet, 1775. “A New Touch on the Times Well Adapted to the Distressing Situation of Every Sea-Port Town,” a broadside, 1779. “A letter from a lady in Philadelphia to her friend in this place” from the Boston Independent Chronicle, 27 July 1780. An excerpt from the Marquis of Chastellux’s Voyages, Paris 1786. General orders of George Washington, 4 August 1777. A letter from Hannah Winthrop to Mercy Warren, 11 November 1777. “Pension for Margaret Corbin” from the Journal of the Continental Congress, 6 July 1779, and a transcript. A letter from Esther Sewall to her sister-in-law Katy Quincy, 1778. Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Women in the American Revolution-Jackdaw (BB) JS  
B 117591B 117591 Working Then and Now
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nelson, Robin
Length: 23 Copyright: 2008

Photographs and simple text teach children how work conditions have changed over time, describing the different places people work, the role of women and children in the work place, and the laws that have impacted the working class. From the First Step Nonfiction series Then And Now. GR level I. IL K-2.
Working Then and Now KP  
B 109320B 109320 World War I
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Ruggiero, Adriane
Length: 117 Copyright: 2003

Presents the history of the U.S. involvement in World War I through excerpts from letters, newspaper articles, speeches and songs dating from the period. Primary sources. From the American Voices from Series. AR 7.6.
World War I IJS  
B 109321B 109321 World War II
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Ruggiero, Adriane
Length: 117 Copyright: 2003

Describes, through excerpts from diaries, speeches, newspaper articles, and other documents of the time, the United States's participation in World War II as well as the internment of Japanese Americans and the role of women and African Americans in the war effort. Primary sources. From the series American Voices from. AR 7.5. Follett RL 8.1.
World War II IJS  
B 123354B 123354 Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Egan, Timothy
Length: 340 Copyright: 2006

Recounts the experiences of six families and they communities as they struggle to survive the dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains during the Great Depression. Primary sources. Nonfiction. IL 9-12.
Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American JS  
B 117558B 117558 Writers: Then and Now
Grade Lvl: P Author: Petersen, Kathleen C
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

An introduction to writers, how and where they work, and the tools they use, with photographs and information that show how the profession has changed over the years, and including a look at a day in the life of a writer in the 1700s and in the twenty-first century. From the Primary Source Readers series My Community Then & Now. Lexile 370 GR level O IL 1-3.
Writers: Then and Now P  
DVD 2706DVD 2706 WWII: The Lost Color Archives (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 171 Copyright: 1999

Using nearly forgotten, primary source, color archival films, home videos, first person accounts and diaries, this 2-volume DVD presentation of WWII was assembled after years of research. Offers a graphic and new perspective on the war. Details the entire course of the conflict, providing a fresh look at a time and a conflict that we thought we knew so well. Volume I (104 minutes) covers 1937-1944. Volume II (67 minutes) covers 1944 to the end of the war. Provided by Riceville School.
WWII: The Lost Color Archives (2 Parts) S  
B 105463B 105463 WWII: The People's Story
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 319 Copyright: 2003

Alternate title: World War II: The People's Story edited by Nigel Fountain. Presents personal recollections of those who lived through the events of the Second World War. Includes accounts and recollections of soldiers, leaders, journalists, and children. Includes letters, speeches, diaries, interviews, plus background information. Feature articles offer a look at the role of entertainment, fashion, and journalism during the times. Illustrated with many black and white and color photographs and reproductions. Time line across the bottom of each page notes day to day events. Primary sources.
WWII: The People's Story JST