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    9-11 Artists Respond: Volume One
      Over 100 graphic artists draw their reactions to the 9-ll attack on the Wor...
      Author: No author cited GED Descriptors: social studies
    Abraham's Battle
      An ex-slave named Abraham, a young Confederate soldier, and a girl from Get...
      Author: Banks, Sara Harrell GED Descriptors: social studies
    Adventures of the Greek Heroes
      The simple vocabulary and simple sentence structure of this retelling of se...
      Author: McLean, Mollie & Wiseman, Anne GED Descriptors: literature and arts
    Angels in the Dust
      A poignant story of a family living in the Dust Bowl trying to make ends me...
      Author: Raven, Margot Theis GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    At Gleason's Gym
      The story of Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn NY, and the many people who use it. ...
      Author: Lewin, Ted GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
    Aurora Means Dawn
      This picture book tells the story of the first family to settle in Aurora, ...
      Author: Sanders, Scott GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
      The life of Bass Reeves, from slavery to US marshal, the most feared and re...
      Author: Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bearskin
      A bear with magical powers raises a foundling who grows up to marry a princ...
      Author: Pyle, Howard GED Descriptors:
    Big Annie of Calumet
      Big Annie is the story of Annie Clemenc who led the miners' strike of 1913 ...
      Author: Stanley, Jerry GED Descriptors: social studies
    Black and White Airmen: Their True Story
      The history of airmen in WWII is told through the experiences of two men fr...
      Author: Fleischman, John GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bluish
      This is a warm, easy to read story of three young girls and their developin...
      Author: Hamilton, Virginia GED Descriptors:
    Bobbin Girl, The
      Rebecca, a 10-year-old "bobbin girl" working in the textile factories in Lo...
      Author: McCully, Emily Arnold GED Descriptors: social studies
    Boy of the Deeps
      On his first day in the coal mines, a boy with his father survive an accide...
      Author: Wallace, Ian GED Descriptors: social studies
    Boy Who Saved Cleveland, The
      During a malarial epidemic in the late 18th century Cleveland, Ohio, ten-ye...
      Author: Giblin, James Cross GED Descriptors: social studies
    Breadwinner, The
      This coming-of-age story, told from the point of view of a young Afghan gir...
      Author: Ellis, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
    Brothers War, The: Civil War Voices in Verse
      Well-known poet J. Patrick Lewis includes archival photographs and factual ...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors: social studies
    Cat with the Yellow Star, The: Coming of Age in Terezin
      Ela Weissberger's life before, during, and after she and her family were fo...
      Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman GED Descriptors: social studies
    Cats in Krasinski Square, The
      With a simple text and marvelous watercolors, Hesse tells a true story of ...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Chanda's Secrets
      Sixteen-year-old Chanda, who lives in a fictional sub-Saharan country that...
      Author: Stratton, Allan GED Descriptors: social studies
    Children We Remember, The
      Archive photographs and a simple text tell the story of the Nazis' attempt ...
      Author: Abells, Chana GED Descriptors: social studies
    Color of My Words, The
      This is an easy-reading novel, part poetry and part prose, about Ana Rosa, ...
      Author: Joseph, Lynn GED Descriptors: social studies
    Copper Sun
      Kidnapped from her African village, Amari survives the horrors of the ocean...
      Author: Draper, Sharon GED Descriptors: social studies
    Danger Along the Ohio
      The Dunn family is traveling down the Ohio River in 1793. The children beco...
      Author: Willis, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Darkness over Denmark
      Written in the form of snippets of interviews, this book tells the stories ...
      Author: Levine, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Dear Benjamin Banneker
      The book tells the life story of Benjamin Banneker, an 18th-century African...
      Author: Pinkney, Andrea GED Descriptors: social studies
    Dear Mr. President: Abraham Lincoln Letters from a Slave Girl
      Fictional correspondences between President Lincoln and a 12-year-old slave...
      Author: Pinkney, Andrea Davis GED Descriptors: social studies
    Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words
      This edited and illustrated book provides generous excerpts from Douglass's...
      Author: McCurdy, Michael (Ed.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Find Where the Wind Goes
      This is an autobiography of Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to become...
      Author: Jemison, Mae GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    Finding Fish
      This is the autobiography of Antwone Fisher (basis for a movie made by Denz...
      Author: Fisher, Antwone GED Descriptors:
    Finding Lincoln
      Louis needs to write an essay but in Alabama in 1951, he's not allowed in t...
      Author: Malaspina, Ann GED Descriptors: social studies
    Fire in Their Eyes
      Color photographs and lively text follow a group of special wildfire firefi...
      Author: Biel, Karen GED Descriptors: science
    First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson
      This biography of Jackie Robinson, which focuses on his life until he retir...
      Author: Dingle, Derek T. GED Descriptors: social studies
    First Part Last, The
      [revised from dust jacket] Bobby is a classic urban teenaged boy-- impulsiv...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Fish
      The story of the difficult and dangerous journey a family must make out of ...
      Author: Matthews, L. S. GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
    Fly High!
      This is an illustrated biography of Bessie Coleman, whose interest in aviat...
      Author: Borden, Louise & Kroeger, Mary Kay GED Descriptors: social studies
    Francie
      This engaging novel shows a slice of life in small-town Alabama in the 1940...
      Author: English, Karen GED Descriptors:
    Freedom Light
      The book recounts the heroism of the people of Ripley, Ohio, both black and...
      Author: Gaines, Edith GED Descriptors: social studies
    Freedom Riders
      This book, illustrated with historical photographs, tells the story of two ...
      Author: Bausum, Ann GED Descriptors: social studies
    Freedom Rides: Journey for Justice
      These are stories about the Freedom Riders during the early years of the Ci...
      Author: Haskins, James GED Descriptors: social studies
    Freedom Walkers
      This detailed account of the Montgomery bus boycott that began the Civil Ri...
      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
    Freedom's Children
      Thirty African Americans tell their youthful experiences in the civil right...
      Author: Levine, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Friend on Freedom River
      This is the story of young Louis, who decides to do what his father would d...
      Author: Whelan, Gloria GED Descriptors: social studies
    Giver, The
      This Newbery Award-winning novel is set in a utopian community in which all...
      Author: Lowry, Lois GED Descriptors:
    Gleam and Glow
      The story of a family who fled from the Bosnian-Serb forces to a refugee c...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust, The
      Although the authors found little documentary evidence to substantiate the ...
      Author: Ruelle, Karen Gray GED Descriptors: social studies
    Harlem Hellfighters, The
      This book is mostly about the "Harlem Hellfighters," the 369th Infantry Reg...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: social studies
    Heart is Big Enough, The
      Each of these five stories focuses on a protagonist with special challenges...
      Author: Rosen, Michael GED Descriptors:
    Heart of a Champion, The
      These are short biographies of sports figures who have been featured on Whe...
      Author: Deford, Frank GED Descriptors:
    Hell Fighters: African American Soldiers in World War I
      This book tells the story of the "Hell Fighters," a voluntary infantry that...
      Author: Cooper, Michael L. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Hero and the Minotaur, The
      This retelling of the Greek hero Theseus' journey to the island of Crete to...
      Author: Byrd, Robert GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Hero Beowulf, The
      This prose retelling of the first part of the earliest poem in English (Ang...
      Author: Kimmel, Eric A. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Heroes and She-roes
      Twenty-one poems celebrate and chronicle the actions of real-life persons (...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors:
    Home of the Brave
      An African refuge lives with his aunt and cousin in Minneapolis. He has pr...
      Author: Applegate, Katherine GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
    Houdini: The Handcuff King
      This graphic novel presents a possible explanation for the success of one o...
      Author: Lutes, Jason & Bertozzi, Nick GED Descriptors:
    I Remember Korea
      This collection of poignant and gripping memories of Korean War veterans in...
      Author: Granfield, Linda GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    Importance of Oskar Schindler, The
      This biography of Oskar Schindler focuses on his heroic actions to save Jew...
      Author: Roberts, Jack L. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    It Is a Good Day to Die
      A brief introduction explains why the account of Custer's battle at Little ...
      Author: Viola, Herman GED Descriptors: social studies
    Jabberwocky
      With his wonderfully bright, energetic illustrations, Myers gives an Mezo-A...
      Author: Carroll, Lewis GED Descriptors: literature and arts
    January's Sparrow
      After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plan...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Joan of Arc
      The author weaves together historical fact and fiction in the story of a mo...
      Author: Morpurgo, Michael GED Descriptors: social studies
    John Blair and the Great Hinckley Fire
      This is a retelling of the effects of a firestorm in 1894 on a train and it...
      Author: Nobisso, Josephine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Let It Shine
      These ten essays on African American women introduce well-know and some les...
      Author: Pinkney, Andrea GED Descriptors: social studies
    Librarian of Basra, The
      A true story of the librarian of Basra, Iraq, who saved the books in the to...
      Author: Winter, Jeanette GED Descriptors:
    Life Doesn't Frighten Me
      In this single poem, Angelou celebrates courage to face internal and extern...
      Author: Angelou, Maya GED Descriptors:
    Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone
      Well-known children's author Joyce Carol Thomas has collected pieces by 12 ...
      Author: Thomas, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors: social studies
    Little Ships, The
      The book tells the story of an English girl and her father who participate ...
      Author: Borden, Louise GED Descriptors: social studies
    Luba, the Angel of Bergen-Belsen
      This is the story of Luba Tryszynska, a prisoner at Bergen-Belsen concentra...
      Author: McCann, Michelle R. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Man Who Walked Between the Towers, The
      The book celebrates in pictures and text Philippe Petit's highwire walk bet...
      Author: Gerstein, Mordicai GED Descriptors:
    Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon, The
      This book, written almost in a scrapbook format, tells about Michael Collin...
      Author: Schyffert, Bea Uusma GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Martin Luther King
      Folk art paintings accompany this biography of Dr. King. A timeline of impo...
      Author: Bray, Rosemary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Memories of Summer
      The novel is set in 1955. A father and 2 daughters (Lyric, the narrator, is...
      Author: White, Ruth GED Descriptors:
    Mermaid Summer, The
      Jon and Ana, brother and sister, display intelligence and courage as they b...
      Author: Hunter, Mollie GED Descriptors:
    Minty
      Long before her years as leader in the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman...
      Author: Schroeder, Alan GED Descriptors: social studies
    Miss Crandall's School
      In innovative sonnet form, the authors tell the story of Prudence Crandall ...
      Author: Alexander, Elizabeth & Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Molly Bannaky
      This is a biography of the grandmother of the famous mathematician, Banjami...
      Author: McGill, Alice GED Descriptors: social studies
    More Spice Than Sugar: Poems about Feisty Females
      All the poems in this collection are about women and girls, some famous and...
      Author: Morrison, Lillian (comp.) GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Moses
      The author's note describes this book on Harriet Tubman as a "fictionalized...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole GED Descriptors: social studies
    My Freedom Trip: A Child's Escape from North Korea
      This story describes the flight of a young girl from North to South Korea j...
      Author: Park, Frances and Park, Ginger GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    My Sister's Keeper
      Set in modern day Rhode Island, this novel tells the story of two sisters: ...
      Author: Picoult, Jodi GED Descriptors:
    North by Night
      Lucy Spencer and her Ohio farm family are involved in the Underground Railr...
      Author: Ayres, Katherine GED Descriptors: social studies
    North Star to Freedom
      This book is subtitled "The Story of the Underground Railroad," and it is t...
      Author: Gorrell, Gena K. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Oh, Freedom!
      Most of the book is transcripts of interviews children conducted with peopl...
      Author: King, Casey, & Osborne, Linda GED Descriptors: social studies
    One More Border
      Illustrated with paintings, documents, and photos, this is the true story o...
      Author: Kaplan, William GED Descriptors: social studies
    One More River to Cross
      This is a photographic chronicle of African American life. The text is very...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: social studies
    Over the Top of the World
      The main text is a diary of explorer Will Steger's expedition (1994) from R...
      Author: Steger, Will GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Passage to Freedom
      Hiroki Sugihara tells the true story of how his father, who was Japanese co...
      Author: Mochizuki, Ken GED Descriptors: social studies
    Perfect Shot, The
      Ostensibly a murder mystery, this book explores many issues--civil rights, ...
      Author: Alphin, Elaine Marie GED Descriptors: social studies
    Printer, The
      A son retells the story of his father, a deaf printer working in a newspape...
      Author: Uhlberg, Myron GED Descriptors:
    Rosa
      Giovanni tells the story of Rosa Parks' infamous bus ride. In the telling,...
      Author: Giovanni, Nikki GED Descriptors: social studies
    Rose Blanche
      A young girl shares her food with those behind barbed wire in Nazi Germany....
      Author: Innocenti, Roberto GED Descriptors: social studies
    Royal Bee, The
      A poor boy from Korea desperately wants an education. He listens outside th...
      Author: Park, Frances, & Park, Ginger GED Descriptors:
    Saint Valentine
      This biography of Saint Valentine describes the life of the physician and s...
      Author: Sabuda, Robert GED Descriptors: social studies
    Saladin
      This beautifully illustrated biography of the revered Islanic hero, Saladin...
      Author: Stanley, Diane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sarney
      A sequel to Nightjohn, the book follows the life of Sarny, the sla...
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Separate Battle, A: Women and the Civil War
      This must-have addition to a Civil War collection weaves together stories o...
      Author: Chang, Ina GED Descriptors: social studies
    September 11, 2001
      A New York Times journalist has chosen to tell the chronology of September ...
      Author: Hampton, Wilborn GED Descriptors: social studies
    Seven Brave Women
      A young girl recounts her family history passed down to her through stories...
      Author: Hearne, Betsy GED Descriptors:
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      Author: fletcher, susan GED Descriptors: literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts
    Shattered
      This collection contains twelve stories about the impact of war on children...
      Author: Armstrong, Jennifer (ed.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    She Would Not Be Moved
      Kohl tells the historically correct version of the Montgomery Bus Boycott a...
      Author: Kohl, Herbert GED Descriptors: social studies
    Si, Se Puede (Yes, We Can!)
      Text in both English and Spanish on each page tells the story of a mother w...
      Author: Cohn, Diana GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
      The author retells this famous tale of one of the knights of King Arthur's ...
      Author: Morpurgo, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Song of Be
      When Be was a child, she and her mother left their people--the Namibian Bus...
      Author: Beake, Lesley GED Descriptors: social studies
    Speak
      This compelling story recounts Melinda's freshman year in high school. She ...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie GED Descriptors:
    Stone Lamp, The
      This book of poems and accounts gives a personal and historical perspective...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Story in String, A
      When their apartment loses power, Grandma tells the story of a little girl ...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
    Streets of Gold
      This story of a Russian family's life in Russia and then in the U.S. is bas...
      Author: Wells, Rosemary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sundiata
      With roots in the 13th Century history of Mali in West Central Africa, the ...
      Author: Wisniewski, David GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    There Comes a Time
      This book, winner of the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, chronicles the Ci...
      Author: Meltzer, Milton GED Descriptors: social studies
    They Called Her Molly Pitcher
      This is an historical/legendary account of Molly "Pitcher" Hays McCauly, wh...
      Author: Rockwell, Anne GED Descriptors: social studies
    This Is the Dream
      Accessible poetry and vivid illustrations portray the dreams and accomplish...
      Author: Shore, Diane & Alexander, Jessica GED Descriptors: social studies
    Touching Spirit Bear
      Cole, a juvenile "delinquent," is offered jail or "circle justice," a syste...
      Author: Mikaelsen, Ben GED Descriptors:
    Toussaint L'Ouverture
      The author wrote the biography of Haiti's hero, Toussaint L'Ouverture, who ...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: social studies
    Tree Girl
      Based on true experiences that were shared with the author, Gabriela, a Gua...
      Author: Mikaelsen, Ben GED Descriptors:
    Trial By Ice
      Illustrated by archival photographs, this biography recounts the life and e...
      Author: Kostyal, K. M. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Trouble Don't Last
      This is the story of 11-year-old Samuel and "cranky old Harrison," who leav...
      Author: Pearsall, Shelley GED Descriptors: social studies
    Veil of Snows, The
      In the absence of her husband who has not returned from battle, the queen p...
      Author: Helprin, Mark GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    War and the Pity of War
      This large collection of powerful poems and very moving illustrations on wa...
      Author: Philip, Neil GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin
      Bayard Rustin's biography not only emphasizes his well-known role as adviso...
      Author: Brimner, Larry Dane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Weave of Words, A
      A young king uses his literacy and weaving skills to send a message to the ...
      Author: San Souci, Robert GED Descriptors:
    What Jamie Saw
      The power and lyricism of this remarkable book is evident in the opening se...
      Author: Coman, Carolyn GED Descriptors:
    When Marian Sang
      This book is an introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, depicting her ...
      Author: Ryan, Pam Munoz GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Winter People, The
      Historical Fiction: As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759,...
      Author: Bruchac, Joseph GED Descriptors: social studies
    With Courage and Cloth
      This story of women's suffrage in the U.S. concentrates on the early 20th c...
      Author: Bausum, Ann GED Descriptors: social studies
    Witness
      Structured as a play with characters, acts, and text, this story depicts a ...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Wolf of Gubbio, The
      A legend tells the story of a wolf who terriorizes a community until the b...
      Author: Bedard, Michael GED Descriptors:
    Wolf on the Fold
      Six linked storeis follow an Australian family from 1935 to 2002 as differe...
      Author: Clarke, Judith GED Descriptors:
    Women of Hope
      The author wrote essays on thirteen African American women to accompany pho...
      Author: Hansen, Joyce GED Descriptors: social studies
    Women of the Bible
      Each of these seventeen stories of courageous women from both the Old and N...
      Author: Armstrong, Carole GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Your Move
      When gang initiation threatens his younger brother, James summons the coura...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors:


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