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Emotions-Personal Issues
    And Not Afraid To Dare
      This is a collection of short (15-20 page) biographies of 10 African Americ...
      Author: Bolden, Tonya GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Children of the Great Depression
      Freedman describes the impact of the Great Depression on the youth of that ...
      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: | social studies
    My Secret Camera
      As a young man in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, Mendel Grossman, secretly took...
      Author: Smith, Frank Dabba GED Descriptors: social studies
    Ziba Came on a Boat
      This story is based on a real incident. Ziba and her mother run from their ...
      Author: Lofthouse, Liz GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Arguing With Aristotle - Ethos, Pathos, Logos
      Students write an argumentative essay using ethos, pathos and logos....
      Author: Judy Franks GED Descriptors: language arts - writing
    Expressions - Adult Learner Writings
      These writings are by adult learns who are part of Project Read in Menlo Pa...
      Author: "EXPRESSIONS" are th... GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions
    145th Street: Short Stories
      Engaging short stories written in Myers' natural writing styles that contai...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Day That Changed America, A :D-Day June 6, 1944
      The story of D-day, the freeing of France from Nazi control. Told through ...
      Author: Tanaka, Shelley GED Descriptors: social studies
    Day That Changed America, A :D-Day June 6, 1944
      The story of D-day, the freeing of France from Nazi control. Told through ...
      Author: Tanaka, Shelley GED Descriptors: social studies
    Diego Bigger Than Life
      These short poems tell about the life of the artist Diego Rivera, his vario...
      Author: Bernier-Grand GED Descriptors: social studies
    Lady Liberty: A Biography
      Poetic format shares the stories of the people involved in the building of ...
      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: social studies | literature and arts
    Lady Liberty: A Biography
      Poetic format shares the stories of the people involved in the building of ...
      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: social studies | literature and arts
    Tibet Through the Red Box
      The author-illustrator returns to his father's home as an adult to learn th...
      Author: Sis, Peter GED Descriptors:
    Witness
      Structured as a play with characters, acts, and text, this story depicts a ...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Stories by Adult Learners, Literacy Plus!
      This site contains links to stories written by Adult Learners who are part ...
      Author: Literacy Plus adult ... GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > anger
    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
    Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, The
      When Junior (Arnold) Spirit chooses to go to school off his North Dakota re...
      Author: Alexie, Sherman GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
      In this engrossing 266-page book, Matt, age 17, is falsely accused of tryin...
      Author: Oates, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors:
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Coal Miner's Bride, A: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska
      In journal format, the life of a thirteen year old girl in 1896 comes to li...
      Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | social studies
    Journey
      Journey, an eleven-year-old boy whose Mom has left him and his sister to li...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Just One Flick of the Finger
      Young Jack brings his father's gun to school hoping to scare a bully, but e...
      Author: Lorbiecki, Marybeth GED Descriptors:
    Letting Swift River Go
      This book tells the story of a community's act of selling up the houses an...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors:
    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
      This coming-of-age novel is a Newbery Honor Book. It tells the story of peo...
      Author: Schmidt, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Long Way Gone, A: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
      The story of a Sierra Leonian boy who at age 12 was recruited and forced in...
      Author: Beah, Ishmael GED Descriptors: social studies
    Marching for Freedom
      The compelling story of the events in Selma, Alabama that led to the voter ...
      Author: Partridge, Elizabeth 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:
    Mind's Eye
      This is a novel in play form. Courtney, 16 and paralyzed, learns about the...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors: social studies
    Miss Spitfire
      Using real letters and records, the author vividly imagines the early days ...
      Author: Miller, Sarah GED Descriptors:
    Miss Spitfire
      Using real letters and records, the author vividly imagines the early days ...
      Author: Miller, Sarah GED Descriptors:
    My Sister's Keeper
      Set in modern day Rhode Island, this novel tells the story of two sisters: ...
      Author: Picoult, Jodi GED Descriptors:
    Real Time
      A gripping story told in real time (hence the title)from the viewpoints of ...
      Author: Kass, Pnina Moed GED Descriptors: social studies
    Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois
      This biography of Louise Bourgeois traces the influences of her childhood i...
      Author: Greenberg & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - writing | social studies
    Safekeeping
      Radley returns home to Vermont from a volunteer stay in Haiti to complete c...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Saying It Out Loud
      Mindy is a typical 16-year-old teenager when her mother develops a serious ...
      Author: Abelove, Joan GED Descriptors:
    smoky night
      1...
      Author: bunting, eve GED Descriptors: literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts
    Stitches: A Memoir
      An autobiographical graphic novel that profoundly describes the author's di...
      Author: Small, David GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Touching Spirit Bear
      Cole, a juvenile "delinquent," is offered jail or "circle justice," a syste...
      Author: Mikaelsen, Ben GED Descriptors:
    Under the Shadow of Wings
      Obie, a developmentally disabled boy dies causing a variety of emotional re...
      Author: Banks, Sara GED Descriptors:
    Wagon, The
      At the time of Emancipation and Lincoln's death, a young boy, born into sla...
      Author: Johnston, Tony GED Descriptors: social studies
    Well, The
      Set in Mississippi in the early 1900's, African American David Logan and hi...
      Author: Taylor, Mildred GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > betrayal
    Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, The
      When Junior (Arnold) Spirit chooses to go to school off his North Dakota re...
      Author: Alexie, Sherman GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    African Princess
      Illustrated with paintings, photographs, and artifacts, six biographies tel...
      Author: Hansen, Joyce GED Descriptors: social studies
    Aida
      The opera diva Leontyne Price retells this classic operatic tale made famou...
      Author: Price, Leontyne GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Bearing Witness
      This selection of powerful personal stories of the Holocaust in various lit...
      Author: Rochman, Hazel & McCampbell, Darlene (Eds.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
      In this engrossing 266-page book, Matt, age 17, is falsely accused of tryin...
      Author: Oates, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors:
    Bucking the Sarge
      Teenage Luther, who is exploited by his slumlord mother, keeps his equilbri...
      Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul GED Descriptors:
    Encounter
      An old Taino man tells a story about his childhood, about the day the invad...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Growing Up in Revolution and the New Nation
      "Studying history is a way of snooping into the past." So begins this inter...
      Author: Miller, Brandon Marie GED Descriptors: social studies
    Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
      This amazing book takes the reader inside the internment camps and shows th...
      Author: Sandler, Martin W. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Journey
      Journey, an eleven-year-old boy whose Mom has left him and his sister to li...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Real Benedict Arnold, The
      This well-researched biography examines the facts and rumors of the life of...
      Author: Murphy, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
    Roanoke
      Based on extensive research, this book explores the political intrigue surr...
      Author: Miller, Lee GED Descriptors: social studies
    Saying It Out Loud
      Mindy is a typical 16-year-old teenager when her mother develops a serious ...
      Author: Abelove, Joan GED Descriptors:
    Shadow Children, The
      While visiting his grandfather in France, Etienne discovers a secret from t...
      Author: Schnur, Steven GED Descriptors: social studies
    So Far From the Sea
      A Japanese American visits Manazar, a Japanese relocation camp in World War...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sold
      Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a village ...
      Author: McCormick, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Tale of Paradise Lost, The
      An exquisitly illustrated prose retelling of John Milton's famous poem ...
      Author: Willard, Nancy GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Way a Door Closes, The
      Told in a poetry format, a teenage boy describes his reaction to his father...
      Author: Smith, Hope Anita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > bullies
    Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, The
      When Junior (Arnold) Spirit chooses to go to school off his North Dakota re...
      Author: Alexie, Sherman GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Hoot
      This charming and funny young adult mystery by the well-known adult mystery...
      Author: Hiassen, Carl GED Descriptors:
    Jabberwocky
      With his wonderfully bright, energetic illustrations, Myers gives an Mezo-A...
      Author: Carroll, Lewis GED Descriptors: literature and arts
    Josepha
      A boy narrates the story of his friend and protector, the immigrant young m...
      Author: McGugan, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
    Night the Bells Rang, The
      This short novel (76 pages), told from the point of view of a farm boy, tel...
      Author: Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie GED Descriptors:
    Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, The
      Margaret Rose Kane, 12 years old, escapes oppressive summer camp with the h...
      Author: Konigsburg, E. L. GED Descriptors:
    Reappearance of Sam Webber, The
      With the help of adult friends, eleven-year-old Sam Webber adjusts to the d...
      Author: Fuqua, Jonathon Scott GED Descriptors:
    Shake Rag
      As a boy, Elvis Presley discovers "good news" music at a traveling church t...
      Author: Littlesugar, Amy GED Descriptors:
    Thank you, Mr. Falker
      While in 5th grade, Trisha, the central, autobiographical character, encoun...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Young Man and the Sea, The
      In an attempt to push his father out of the alcohol-fueled funk he's been i...
      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
    Young Man and the Sea, The
      In an attempt to push his father out of the alcohol-fueled funk he's been i...
      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
    Your Move
      When gang initiation threatens his younger brother, James summons the coura...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > compassion
    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
    Every Living Thing
      Each story in this collection features an animal, and in every case the exi...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Faithful Elephants: A True Story
      During WW II many zoo animals starved, by order of the Army, or had to be k...
      Author: Tsuchiya, Yukio GED Descriptors: social studies
    Gowanus Dogs
      A homeless man meets some homeless dogs. The meeting changes everyone's lif...
      Author: Frost, Jonathan GED Descriptors:
    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
    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
    Hidden Child
      A survivor of the Holocaust describes with illustrations and text his hidin...
      Author: Millman, Isaac GED Descriptors: social studies
    Let Them Play
      This beautifully illustrated book tells the true story of the 1955 state ch...
      Author: Raven, Margot GED Descriptors: social studies
    Light Shining through the Mist
      Lush color photographs and text tell the story of how Dian Fossey studied t...
      Author: Matthews, Tom GED Descriptors: science
    Mother Teresa
      This is a beautifully illustrated biography of the woman who became Mother ...
      Author: Demi GED Descriptors: social studies
    One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II
      One family in the USA begins an effort to help those in Europe suffering fr...
      Author: Judge, Lita GED Descriptors: social studies
    Parvana's Journey
      Disguised as a boy, Parvana rescues a baby and joins with a young boy as sh...
      Author: Ellis, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
    School for Pompey Walker, A
      At the dedication of a school named for him, Pompey Walker tells how he and...
      Author: Rosen, Michael J. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sees Behind Trees
      A blind Native American boy learns to "see behind trees", guided by his mot...
      Author: Dorris, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Sold
      Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a village ...
      Author: McCormick, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Time to Love, A
      Beautifully illustrated and ably introduced by sons of the author, this boo...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Walt Whitman: Words for America
      This biography of Walt Whitman extends our knowledge of the poet, both in h...
      Author: Kerley, Barbara GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > death
    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 Lincoln Comes Home
      The story of the impact of Lincoln's death unfolds as a young child waits t...
      Author: Burleigh, Robert GED Descriptors: social studies
    Abraham Lincoln Comes Home
      The story of the impact of Lincoln's death unfolds as a young child waits t...
      Author: Burleigh, Robert GED Descriptors: social studies
    American Plague, An
      Subtitled "The True and Terifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 179...
      Author: Murphy, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
    Appointment
      This lavishly illustrated book is a distillation of the classic Somerset Ma...
      Author: Maugham, Somerset GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    At the End of Words: A Daughter's Memoir
      What happens "at the end of words"? The author faced this difficult questio...
      Author: Stone, Miriam GED Descriptors:
    Attack on Pearl Harbor
      Subtitled "The true story of the day America entered World War II," this bo...
      Author: Tanaka, Shelley GED Descriptors: social studies
    Auction, The
      In this sad intergenerational story, a boy and his grandfather reminisce th...
      Author: Andrews, Jan GED Descriptors:
    Birches
      On each page Ed Young illustrates trees and forests and the countryside, in...
      Author: Frost, Robert GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Birmingham, 1963
      A fictional narrator tells, in poetry, about the day she turned 10, which w...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole GED Descriptors: social studies
    Block, The
      This collection of Langston Hughes poems is complemented by the illustratio...
      Author: Hughes, Langston GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Borning Room, The
      The narrator remembers growing up in southern Ohio in the 19th century, rem...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul 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
    Buried in Ice
      The authors explore the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin's failed exped...
      Author: Beattie, Owen & Geiger, John GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    Can't Get There from Here
      This fictional story of homeless teens trying to survive on NYC streets in ...
      Author: Strasser, Todd GED Descriptors:
    Charles and Emma
      Charles Darwin's struggles with religious beliefs and his developing theory...
      Author: Heligman, Deborah GED Descriptors: science
    Charles and Emma
      Charles Darwin's struggles with religious beliefs and his developing theory...
      Author: Heligman, Deborah GED Descriptors: science
    Children We Remember, The
      Archive photographs and a simple text tell the story of the Nazis' attempt ...
      Author: Abells, Chana GED Descriptors: social studies
    Clan Apis
      This is a graphic novel (a.k.a.comic book) about bees. Students will learn ...
      Author: Hosler, Jay GED Descriptors: science
    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
    Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts
      "Drawing on extensive historical and anthropological research, personal acc...
      Author: Colman, Penny GED Descriptors: social studies
    Day Before Christmas, The
      Four years after the death of her mother, seven-year-old Allie goes with he...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Ellen Foster
      11-year-old Ellen tells her own story in this "Oprah Book about a foster ch...
      Author: Gibbons, Kaye GED Descriptors:
    Faithful Elephants: A True Story
      During WW II many zoo animals starved, by order of the Army, or had to be k...
      Author: Tsuchiya, Yukio GED Descriptors: social studies
    Fever 1793
      This is a very compelling fictionalization of life for one teenaged girl, h...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse GED Descriptors: social studies
    Garden of Happiness, The
      A young girl cares for a seed that she plants near a community garden in Ne...
      Author: Tamar, Erika GED Descriptors:
    Gathering of Days, A
      This book, subtitled A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32, is a fictitious...
      Author: Blos, Joan W. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
      This somewhat repetitive account of the brutal death of Emmett Till, the Ch...
      Author: Crowe, Chris GED Descriptors: social studies
    Ghost of the Southern Belle
      This is a ghost story set on the high seas. The young son of a ship's capta...
      Author: Bodkin, Odds GED Descriptors:
    Hundred Penny Box, A
      A young boy loves his Great Aunt Dew, her stories, and her box of one hundr...
      Author: Mathis, Sharon GED Descriptors:
    I Heard the Owl Call my Name
      Although this book is not universally appealing, some readers respond emoti...
      Author: Craven, Margaret GED Descriptors:
    In the Shadow of No Towers
      Part personal reaction to 9/11 and part history of newspaper comics, this b...
      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Lincolns, The
      Using a scrapbook format with blocks of stories and archival photographs, t...
      Author: Fleming, Candice GED Descriptors: social studies
    Locomotion
      Lonnie, a.k.a. Locomotion, is encouraged by his teacher Ms. Marcus to write...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
    Love You, Soldier
      This touching story about the effects of WW II on one family is told throug...
      Author: Hest, Amy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Mind's Eye
      This is a novel in play form. Courtney, 16 and paralyzed, learns about the...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors: social studies
    Missing May
      A twelve-year-old girl named Summer and her uncle are dealing with the deat...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Moon Over Tennessee
      A boy accompanies his father into the Confederate Army in the Civil War, ev...
      Author: Crist-Evans, Craig GED Descriptors: social studies
    Moving Mama to Town
      Enterprising Freddy James moves his mother and younger brother to town afte...
      Author: Young, Ronder Thomas GED Descriptors:
    My Sister's Keeper
      Set in modern day Rhode Island, this novel tells the story of two sisters: ...
      Author: Picoult, Jodi GED Descriptors:
    Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa
      Shonto Begay's artwork has been celebrated throughout the southwestern U.S....
      Author: Begay, Shonto GED Descriptors:
    October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
      On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one year old University of Wy...
      Author: Newman, Leslea GED Descriptors: social studies
    Out of the Dust
      Set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years of the Depression, this powerful...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Pink and Say
      This long picture book tells the story of Pinkus Aylee, an African-American...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Pyramid
      Black and white illustrations accompany this nonfiction account, a process ...
      Author: Macaulay, David GED Descriptors: social studies
    Romeo and Juliet, (The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of)
      This lively, clear, prose retelling of Shakespeare's play Romeo and J...
      Author: Shakespeare, William GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Run Far, Run Fast
      When a mother tells a young girl in 14th C Europe to "run far, run fast" to...
      Author: Decker, Timothy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Run Far, Run Fast
      When a mother tells a young girl in 14th C Europe to "run far, run fast" to...
      Author: Decker, Timothy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sacred River
      Beautiful illustrations and minimal text introduce the reader to the colorf...
      Author: Levin, Ted 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
    Saying It Out Loud
      Mindy is a typical 16-year-old teenager when her mother develops a serious ...
      Author: Abelove, Joan GED Descriptors:
    Secret Life of Bees, The
      Fourteen-year-old Lily and Rosaleen, the black servant who has look after h...
      Author: Kidd, Sue Monk GED Descriptors:
    Shattered
      This collection contains twelve stories about the impact of war on children...
      Author: Armstrong, Jennifer (ed.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Soldier's Heart
      15-year-old Charley Goddard lies about his age to enlist in the Civil War. ...
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Stone Water
      Grant, a 15-year-old boy, grapples with his grandfather's request to remove...
      Author: Gilbert, Barbara GED Descriptors:
    That Summer
      A boy looks back on the summer that his brother became ill and died....
      Author: Johnston, Tony GED Descriptors:
    Through the Mickle Woods
      The king is grieving for his dead wife, but with the help of a wise bear an...
      Author: Gregory, Valiska GED Descriptors:
    Thunder at Gettysburg
      This book is written in five chapters of free verse and tells the story of ...
      Author: Gauch, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    To Hell with Dying
      Because of the controversial subject matter and the language of the title, ...
      Author: Walker, Alice GED Descriptors:
    Toning the Sweep
      Emily goes to the desert with her mother to help her dying grandmother Ola ...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    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
    Very Best of Friends, The
      When a farmer dies, his wife deals with her grief by ignoring (hating) his ...
      Author: Wild, Margaret GED Descriptors:
    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
    Wreath for Emmett Till, A
      Told in a poetic form known as heroic crown sonnets, the thoughtfully illus...
      Author: Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > determination/perseverance
    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
    Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry
      The author is a historian who became interested in John Henry, a supposedly...
      Author: Nelson, Scott Reynolds GED Descriptors: social studies
    Alia's Mission
      This graphic storybook/graphic novel is based on the true story of the chie...
      Author: Stamaty, Mark Alan GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
      Informative account of Amelia Earhart's life and death, separating fact fro...
      Author: Fleming,Candace GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    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
    Anne Frank
      If you wonder why read another book on Anne Frank, look at this beautifully...
      Author: Poole, Josephine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Anne Frank
      If you wonder why read another book on Anne Frank, look at this beautifully...
      Author: Poole, Josephine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Antarctica: Journeys to the South Pole
      This non-fiction, photographic picture book tells the history of the Antarc...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing | language arts - reading
    Artist in Overalls
      Born into a poor farming family in Iowa, Grant Wood struggled to study art ...
      Author: Duggleby, John GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Ashfall
      Alex, fifteen, was left alone in Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the weekend while h...
      Author: Mullin, Mike GED Descriptors: social studies | science | language arts - reading
    Baseball Saved Us
      A young boy in an internment camp finds baseball to be his saving grace, al...
      Author: Mochizuki, Ken GED Descriptors: social studies
    Berenice Abbott, Photographer
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      Author: McKissack, Patricia & McKissack, Frederick GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Raven, Margot GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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      Author: Draper, Sharon GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Polakow, Amy GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
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    Down the Colorado: John Wesley Powell, the One-Armed Explorer
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    Eleanor Roosevelt
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      Author: Locker, Thomas GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Jemison, Mae GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
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      Author: Fisher, Antwone GED Descriptors:
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      Louis needs to write an essay but in Alabama in 1951, he's not allowed in t...
      Author: Malaspina, Ann GED Descriptors: social studies
    Finding Lincoln
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      Author: Malaspina, Ann GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Dingle, Derek T. GED Descriptors: social studies
    First Part Last, The
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      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Matthews, L. S. GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
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      This is an illustrated biography of Bessie Coleman, whose interest in aviat...
      Author: Borden, Louise & Kroeger, Mary Kay GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Peg Leg Joe travels from plantation to plantation teaching slaves the song ...
      Author: Winter, Jeanette GED Descriptors: social studies
    Forbidden Schoolhouse
      With the help of her family and a few powerful friends, Prudence Crandall b...
      Author: Jurmain, Suzanne GED Descriptors: social studies
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      These are stories about the Freedom Riders during the early years of the Ci...
      Author: Haskins, James GED Descriptors: social studies
    Girl Wonder
      This is a very simple retelling of part of Alta Weiss's childhood. Alta pit...
      Author: Hopkinson, Deborah GED Descriptors:
    Glass Castle, The: A Memoir
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      Author: Walls, Jeannette GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Walls, Jeannette GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Fisher, Leonard Everett GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Levine, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Deford, Frank GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Levine, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Sachar, Louis GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Granfield, Linda GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    Invention of Hugo Cabret, The
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      Author: Selznick, Brian GED Descriptors: science | social studies
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      Author: Morpurgo, Michael GED Descriptors: social studies
    John Henry
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      Author: Lester, Jerry GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Lasky, Kathryn GED Descriptors: science
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      Author: Livingston, Myra Cohn GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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      Author: Fritz, Jean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Burns, Khephra GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Bolden, Tonya GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: U'Ren, Andrea GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Schroeder, Alan GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Connor, Leslie GED Descriptors:
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      Author: McGill, Alice GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Shauzia, with her dog, has fled Afghanistan and survives on the streets of ...
      Author: Ellis, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
    My Brothers' Flying Machine
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      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors: science
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      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Dommermuth-Costa, Carol GED Descriptors: science
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      Author: Rhodes, Jewell Parker GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies | science
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      Author: Lester, Julius GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Steger, Will GED Descriptors: science | social studies
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      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia & MacLachlan, Emily GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Ellis, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Adler, David GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Van Allsburg, Chris GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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      Author: Mathis, Sharon GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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      Author: Morrison, Toni GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Khan, Rukhsana GED Descriptors: social studies
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      A poor boy from Korea desperately wants an education. He listens outside th...
      Author: Park, Frances, & Park, Ginger GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Decker, Timothy GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Decker, Timothy GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Greenberg & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - writing | social studies
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      Author: Don Brown GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
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      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | language arts - writing
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      Author: Yoo, Paula GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Szabo, Corinne GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs GED Descriptors: science
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      Author: McClafferty, Carla GED Descriptors: science
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      Part of the Great Achievers series, this book chronicles the life and writi...
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      This book of poems and accounts gives a personal and historical perspective...
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      Author: Debon, Nicolas GED Descriptors: social studies
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      This account of Olympics and Olympians through the years is stunningly illu...
      Author: Macy, Sue GED Descriptors: social studies
    Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
      After years of lobbying, Sarah Hale, an editor and writer, won the battle t...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse GED Descriptors: social studies
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      This book, winner of the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, chronicles the Ci...
      Author: Meltzer, Milton GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Old, Wendie GED Descriptors: social studies | science
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      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: social studies
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    Trouble Don't Last
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      Author: Pearsall, Shelley GED Descriptors: social studies
    Twelve Rounds to Glory
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      Author: Smith, Charles GED Descriptors: language arts - writing | language arts - reading
    Uncommon Traveler
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    Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys
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      Four-year-old Anna Howard Shaw arrived in the U.S in 1851, lived as a pione...
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      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
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    Well, The
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    When Marian Sang
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      Author: Filipovic, Zlata GED Descriptors: social studies
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      This site is an interactive web quest to learn about The Great Depression ....
      Author: The Library of Congr... GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > divorce
    Lost Lake, The
      A boy and his dad go out trekking, looking for a private lake, and in the p...
      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors:
    Love, Loss, and What I Wore
      The author reminisces indirectly by depicting and describing outfits she wo...
      Author: Beckerman, Ilene GED Descriptors:
    Unbreakable Code, The
      A young Navajo boy, who must leave his Southwest home, draws courage from h...
      Author: Hunter, Sara GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > fear
    A. D., New Orleans After the Deluge
      This graphic novel originates in the personal involvement of the writer/art...
      Author: Neufeld, Josh GED Descriptors: social studies
    A. D., New Orleans After the Deluge
      This graphic novel originates in the personal involvement of the writer/art...
      Author: Neufeld, Josh GED Descriptors: social studies
    Anne Frank
      If you wonder why read another book on Anne Frank, look at this beautifully...
      Author: Poole, Josephine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Anne Frank
      If you wonder why read another book on Anne Frank, look at this beautifully...
      Author: Poole, Josephine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Anno's Medieval World
      In Anno's beautifully illustrated medieval world, superstitions rather than...
      Author: Anno, Mitsumasa GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Armageddon Summer
      Fourteen-year-old Marina and 16-year-old Jed accompany their parents' relig...
      Author: Yolen, Jane & Coville, Bruce GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Bee & Jacky
      A brother and sister suffer the effects of their father's Vietnam trauma an...
      Author: Coman, Carolyn GED Descriptors:
    Bird House, The
      This is a modern-day fairy tale that features a homeless girl, an old woman...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    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
    Cycle of the Werewolf
      Short mystery/horror story depicting the sequence of events as a werewolf t...
      Author: King, Stephen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Grab Hands and Run
      Based on a true story, this 165-page book tells of twelve-year-old Felipe, ...
      Author: Temple, Frances GED Descriptors: social studies
    Hidden Child
      A survivor of the Holocaust describes with illustrations and text his hidin...
      Author: Millman, Isaac GED Descriptors: social studies
    Hitler Youth
      By following a dozen German youth, the author examines the attraction and o...
      Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | science
    Home of the Brave
      In a dream-like story and illustrations, Allen Say captures the infamy, dis...
      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors: social studies
    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
    In the Shadow of No Towers
      Part personal reaction to 9/11 and part history of newspaper comics, this b...
      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
      This book is a wonderfully retold version of the classic story by Washingto...
      Author: Irving, Washington GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Life Doesn't Frighten Me
      In this single poem, Angelou celebrates courage to face internal and extern...
      Author: Angelou, Maya GED Descriptors:
    Love, Loss, and What I Wore
      The author reminisces indirectly by depicting and describing outfits she wo...
      Author: Beckerman, Ilene GED Descriptors:
    Memories of Survival
      A mother and daughter create a narrative in stitchery and text of the mothe...
      Author: Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal & Steinhardt, Bernice GED Descriptors: social studies
    Memory Coat, The
      In order to flee persecution as Jews in Russia, Rachel and her cousin Grisk...
      Author: Woodruff, Elvira GED Descriptors: social studies
    Moby-Dick
      Melville's classic tale of Ahab's obsessive hunt for the great white whale ...
      Author: Melville, Herman/Needle, Jan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War
      A touching recounting of a Jewish child's survival in Nazi Poland. Hidden w...
      Author: Lobel, Anita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Picture Book of Anne Frank, A
      This picture book retells the familiar story made famous by the The Dia...
      Author: Adler, David GED Descriptors: social studies
    Reappearance of Sam Webber, The
      With the help of adult friends, eleven-year-old Sam Webber adjusts to the d...
      Author: Fuqua, Jonathon Scott GED Descriptors:
    Rescued Images
      The author contributes a moving and strikingly illustrated memoir of her ex...
      Author: Jacobsen, Ruth GED Descriptors: social studies
    Run Far, Run Fast
      When a mother tells a young girl in 14th C Europe to "run far, run fast" to...
      Author: Decker, Timothy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Run Far, Run Fast
      When a mother tells a young girl in 14th C Europe to "run far, run fast" to...
      Author: Decker, Timothy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Selvakumar Knew Better
      Based on a true story, the book tells of a dog named Selvakumar who saved a...
      Author: Kroll, Virginia GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    September 11, 2001
      A New York Times journalist has chosen to tell the chronology of September ...
      Author: Hampton, Wilborn GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sigmund Freud
      This biography introduces the history of the study of the physical and emot...
      Author: Krull, Kathleen GED Descriptors: science
    Speak
      This compelling story recounts Melinda's freshman year in high school. She ...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie GED Descriptors:
    Trapped:How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
      An in-depth recounting of the collapse of a Chilean copper mine in 2010 tha...
      Author: Aronson, Marc GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | science
    Unexplained
      The author explores several categories of unexplained phenomena from Stoneh...
      Author: Allen, Judy GED Descriptors: 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
    Wolf of Gubbio, The
      A legend tells the story of a wolf who terriorizes a community until the b...
      Author: Bedard, Michael GED Descriptors:
    Zlata's Diary
      Eleven-year old Zlata keeps a diary during the siege of Sarajevo in 1992-93...
      Author: Filipovic, Zlata GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > giving/generosity
    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
    Christmas Gift, The
      This beautifully illustrated bilingual story tells of the Christmas of a mi...
      Author: Jimenez, Francisco GED Descriptors: social studies
    Confucius
      The author has demythologized the figure of Confucius, depicting him as a v...
      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
    Dear Mr. Rosenwald
      This is a fictionalized story of one community's efforts to build a school ...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston GED Descriptors: social studies
    Gold Coin, The
      A thief follows an old woman and learns a lesson about giving....
      Author: Ada, Alma F. GED Descriptors:
    Great Stone Face, The
      The author retells a famous Hawthorne story about how a New England village...
      Author: Schmidt, Gary/Hawthorne Nathaniel 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:
    Heroes and She-roes
      Twenty-one poems celebrate and chronicle the actions of real-life persons (...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors:
    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
    Josepha
      A boy narrates the story of his friend and protector, the immigrant young m...
      Author: McGugan, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
    Kamishibai Man
      The award-winning author/illustrator introduces the reader to the street st...
      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors:
    Let the Celebrations Begin!
      During WW II, in the concentration camps, women hoarded buttons and odds an...
      Author: Wild, Margaret GED Descriptors: social studies
    Library, The
      A delightfully illustrated story in verse about a shy, avid reader who gave...
      Author: Stewart, Sarah GED Descriptors:
    Mei Ling in China City
      Twelve year old Mei Ling Lee helps her parents during the Moon Festival cel...
      Author: Smith, Icy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Mei Ling in China City
      Twelve year old Mei Ling Lee helps her parents during the Moon Festival cel...
      Author: Smith, Icy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
      During the occupation of Germany after WW II, a young girl writes a letter ...
      Author: Raven, Margot GED Descriptors:
    Midnight Clear: Stories for the Christmas Season, A
      Twelve modern-day stories focus on the "true meaning" of Christmas. Each a...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Mud City
      Shauzia, with her dog, has fled Afghanistan and survives on the streets of ...
      Author: Ellis, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
    My Great Aunt Arizona
      Based on the author's great aunt, Arizona was born in a log cabin. All her...
      Author: Houston, Gloria GED Descriptors: social studies
    One City, Two Brothers
      Wonderfully illustrated retelling of the Jewish and Arabic folktale about t...
      Author: Smith, Chris GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II
      One family in the USA begins an effort to help those in Europe suffering fr...
      Author: Judge, Lita GED Descriptors: social studies
    River of Words, A: The Story of William Carlos Williams
      This relatively easy-reading biography of the American poet and doctor, Wil...
      Author: Bryant, Jen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Safekeeping
      Radley returns home to Vermont from a volunteer stay in Haiti to complete c...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Silver Packages
      A man returns to his childhood home in Appalachia to thank the benefactor o...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    With a Hammer for My Heart
      When 15-year-old Lawanda befriends a WW II veteran living in an old school ...
      Author: Lyon, George Ella GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > gratitude
    Picnic in October, A
      At the insistence of the immigrant grandparents, a family celebrates coming...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Silver Packages
      A man returns to his childhood home in Appalachia to thank the benefactor o...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Way to Start the Day, The
      This is a hard book to categorize. The simple text is written like blank ve...
      Author: Baylor, Bryd GED Descriptors: social studies
    Widow's Broom, The
      A widow helps a witch recover from a fall, and in gratitude the witch leave...
      Author: Van Allsburg, Chris GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > grief
    At the End of Words: A Daughter's Memoir
      What happens "at the end of words"? The author faced this difficult questio...
      Author: Stone, Miriam GED Descriptors:
    Baby
      A family finds a baby on its doorstep with a note asking them to care for t...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Coal Miner's Bride, A: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska
      In journal format, the life of a thirteen year old girl in 1896 comes to li...
      Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | social studies
    Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts
      "Drawing on extensive historical and anthropological research, personal acc...
      Author: Colman, Penny GED Descriptors: social studies
    Ghost Train
      Choon-yi is a painter. Her father leaves China for North America to find wo...
      Author: Yee, Paul GED Descriptors:
    Hitler Youth
      By following a dozen German youth, the author examines the attraction and o...
      Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | science
    In the Shadow of No Towers
      Part personal reaction to 9/11 and part history of newspaper comics, this b...
      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Islander, The
      An orphaned boy, who grows up with his grandfather on an island off the coa...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Letting Swift River Go
      This book tells the story of a community's act of selling up the houses an...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors:
    Love You, Soldier
      This touching story about the effects of WW II on one family is told throug...
      Author: Hest, Amy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Love, Loss, and What I Wore
      The author reminisces indirectly by depicting and describing outfits she wo...
      Author: Beckerman, Ilene GED Descriptors:
    Missing May
      A twelve-year-old girl named Summer and her uncle are dealing with the deat...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Out of the Dust
      Set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years of the Depression, this powerful...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Peace, Locomotion
      This book is a collection of the letters and poems Lonnie, hero of the book...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors: language arts - writing
    Peace, Locomotion
      This book is a collection of the letters and poems Lonnie, hero of the book...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors: language arts - writing
    Sarah's Key
      The story of the roundup of the Jews in France during WWII. A heart-wrenchi...
      Author: de Rosnay, Tatiana GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Saying It Out Loud
      Mindy is a typical 16-year-old teenager when her mother develops a serious ...
      Author: Abelove, Joan GED Descriptors:
    September 11, 2001
      A New York Times journalist has chosen to tell the chronology of September ...
      Author: Hampton, Wilborn GED Descriptors: social studies
    That Summer
      A boy looks back on the summer that his brother became ill and died....
      Author: Johnston, Tony GED Descriptors:
    Through the Mickle Woods
      The king is grieving for his dead wife, but with the help of a wise bear an...
      Author: Gregory, Valiska GED Descriptors:
    Toning the Sweep
      Emily goes to the desert with her mother to help her dying grandmother Ola ...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Very Best of Friends, The
      When a farmer dies, his wife deals with her grief by ignoring (hating) his ...
      Author: Wild, Margaret GED Descriptors:
    Wall, The
      In this emotionally charged book told from the point of view of the child, ...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > group
    Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
      In this engrossing 266-page book, Matt, age 17, is falsely accused of tryin...
      Author: Oates, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > honesty
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > humor
    Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extrordinary Life
      A loosely organized series of chapters/essays about the rise of photography...
      Author: Sandler, Martin GED Descriptors: social studies
    Science Verse
      Repeating the success of Math Curse, the author and illustrator de...
      Author: Scieszka, John GED Descriptors: science
    Swan Song
      The poet and artist collaborated to create poetic, humorous post-mortems fo...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors: science
    Twelfth Night
      This is a narrative retelling of Shakespeare's play. Many of the famous lin...
      Author: Shakespeare, William (retold B. Coville) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > imagination
    Action Jackson
      Watercolors and text invite the reader to accompany Jackson Pollock as he c...
      Author: Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    All I See
      Shy Charlie admires the painter Gregory's work from afar. The child and ad...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    American Boy: The Adventures of Mark Twain
      This biography of Sam Clemens focuses primarily on his childhood. Readers w...
      Author: Brown, Don GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Artist in Overalls
      Born into a poor farming family in Iowa, Grant Wood struggled to study art ...
      Author: Duggleby, John GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Ben Franklin's Almanac
      The "scrapbook" format of this biography, explores Ben Franklin's life them...
      Author: Fleming, Candice GED Descriptors: social studies
    Berenice Abbott, Photographer
      The biography's subtitle "An Independent Vision" suggests the creativity, i...
      Author: Sullivan, George GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Big Talk
      Three poems are presented graphically with four color-coded bars to represe...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
    Boy Named Giotto, A
      This exquisitely illustrated biography portrays the early years of the Ren...
      Author: Guarnieri, Paolo GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Bud, Not Buddy
      It's 1936, Flint, Michigan, and 10-year-old Bud (not Buddy) has run away fr...
      Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Butterfly, The
      During the Nazi occupation of France, Monique discovers that her mother is ...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Charlie Chaplin
      This interesting biography of Charlie Chaplin discusses his life and work f...
      Author: Turk, Ruth GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Chuck Close Up Close
      This biography of the contemporary artist Chuck Close captures his inventiv...
      Author: Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Cool Moonlight, A
      Lila, who has an allergy to sunlight, lives with her disability helped by h...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Delicious: The Life & Art of Wayne Thiebaud
      Illustrated with lush reproductions of his paintings, this biography of pai...
      Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman GED Descriptors: literature and arts
    Delicious: The Life & Art of Wayne Thiebaud
      Illustrated with lush reproductions of his paintings, this biography of pai...
      Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman GED Descriptors: literature and arts
    Diego Bigger Than Life
      These short poems tell about the life of the artist Diego Rivera, his vario...
      Author: Bernier-Grand GED Descriptors: social studies
    Don Quixote and the Windmills
      This retelling of the famous Spanish novel by Cervantes recounts Don Quixot...
      Author: Kimmel, Eric GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
      This beautifully illustrated collection of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay...
      Author: Schoonmaker, Frances (ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow
      Illustrated with beautifully reproduced paintings in chronological order, t...
      Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    First Impressions: Andrew Wyeth
      This biography of Andrew Wyeth is the result of a friendship between the ar...
      Author: Meryman, Richard GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Genius of Leonardo, The
      Giacomo, a servant of Leonardo da Vinci, recounts the later life of the fam...
      Author: Visconti, Guido GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein
      This photobiography of Albert Einstein documents his celebrated scientific ...
      Author: Delano, Marfe Ferguson GED Descriptors: science
    Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein
      This photobiography of Albert Einstein documents his celebrated scientific ...
      Author: Delano, Marfe Ferguson GED Descriptors: science
    George Washington Carver
      This biography of George Washington Carver, known as the "peanut man," is i...
      Author: Bolden, Tanya GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    George Washington Carver
      This biography of George Washington Carver, known as the "peanut man," is i...
      Author: Bolden, Tanya GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    Georgia's Bones
      A biography of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe's early years "celebrates her fa...
      Author: Bryant, Jen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
      This 'slice of life' biography describes the weeks surrounding Gershwin's c...
      Author: Celenza, Anna GED Descriptors:
    Grandmothers
      In the introduction, the editor, after describing her own strong grandmothe...
      Author: Giovanni, Nikki (Ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Heart to Heart
      Contemporary poets create poems in response to works of modern American art...
      Author: Greenberg, Jan (Ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Home Place
      While on a hike, a family discovers the site of a ruined house. They find ...
      Author: Dragonwagon, Cresent GED Descriptors:
    I Dream of Trains
      This is the story of an African-American boy who lives in the South before ...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors: social studies
    In Memory's Kitchen
      While prisoners in Teresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp, Jewish women...
      Author: De Silva, Cara GED Descriptors: social studies
    Invention of Hugo Cabret, The
      Part fiction, part graphic novel, this winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal t...
      Author: Selznick, Brian GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Leonardo daVinci
      This fascinating biography of Leonardo daVinci emphasizes his scientific cu...
      Author: Krull, Kathleen GED Descriptors: science
    Leonardo's Horse
      Contemporary sculptors completed the horse that Leonardo da Vinci began but...
      Author: Fritz, Jean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Library for Juana, A
      This beautifully illustrated imaginative biography (little is known) focuse...
      Author: Mora, Pat GED Descriptors: social studies
    Lost: A Story in String
      Using string figures, a grandmother tells a story of the uses of imaginatio...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
    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:
    Michelangelo
      Diane Stanley has added to her work another stunningly visual biography fil...
      Author: Stanley, Diane GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Miss Spitfire
      Using real letters and records, the author vividly imagines the early days ...
      Author: Miller, Sarah GED Descriptors:
    Miss Spitfire
      Using real letters and records, the author vividly imagines the early days ...
      Author: Miller, Sarah GED Descriptors:
    Momma, Where Are You From?
      When a young girl asks her mother where she comes from, she receives a lovi...
      Author: Bradby, Marie GED Descriptors: social studies
    My Brothers' Flying Machine
      This biography of Wilber and Orville Wright is told by their younger sister...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors: science
    My Great Aunt Arizona
      Based on the author's great aunt, Arizona was born in a log cabin. All her...
      Author: Houston, Gloria GED Descriptors: social studies
    My Name is Georgia
      This simple biography of Georgia O'Keefe describes how she was true to her ...
      Author: Winter, Jeanette GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    My Own True Name
      This partially bilingual collection of uniformly thoughtful and accessible ...
      Author: Mora, Pat GED Descriptors:
    Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
      This picture book biography of Albert Einstein focuses on his early years w...
      Author: Brown, Don GED Descriptors: science | math
    Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
      This picture book biography of Albert Einstein focuses on his early years w...
      Author: Brown, Don GED Descriptors: science | math
    Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, The
      Margaret Rose Kane, 12 years old, escapes oppressive summer camp with the h...
      Author: Konigsburg, E. L. GED Descriptors:
    Painting the Wind
      This "is a beautiful story about holding on to perfect moments that only a ...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia & MacLachlan, Emily GED Descriptors:
    Picasso and the Girl With a Ponytail
      The cubist artist Picasso met his model Sylvette when he was in his 70's. ...
      Author: Anholt, Laurence GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Picture Book of Anne Frank, A
      This picture book retells the familiar story made famous by the The Dia...
      Author: Adler, David GED Descriptors: social studies
    Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
      This true story of 19th Century Cuban poet Juan Francisco Manzano, who was ...
      Author: Engle, Margarita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, The
      The story of Peter Mark Roget, creator of Roget's Thesaurus complete with h...
      Author: Bryant, Jen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies | language arts - writing | science
    River of Words, A: The Story of William Carlos Williams
      This relatively easy-reading biography of the American poet and doctor, Wil...
      Author: Bryant, Jen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Romare Bearden
      This biography of the multi-talented artist Romare Bearden is vibrantly ill...
      Author: Greenberg, Jan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois
      This biography of Louise Bourgeois traces the influences of her childhood i...
      Author: Greenberg & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - writing | social studies
    Second Mrs. Gioconda
      In this fictionalized story of real people, Salai, servant of Leonardo da V...
      Author: Konigsburg, E. L. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Seek
      For a senior class autobiography assignment, Robbie creates "a sound portra...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
    Steam, Steel, and Stars
      In 1955, the photographer O.W. Link captured the last steam railroad on it...
      Author: Link, O. W. and Hensley, F. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence
      This biography of the African American painter Jacob Lawrence, known for hi...
      Author: Duggleby, John GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Tin Forest, The
      An old man living in a wasteland of scrap metal dreams of a green forest fu...
      Author: Ward, Helen GED Descriptors:
    To Fly
      In short 2-3 page chapers with delightful watercolor illustrations, the nar...
      Author: Old, Wendie GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    To Go Singing Through the World
      The childhood of one of Chile's most famous poets is told through a juxtapo...
      Author: Ray, Deborah Kogan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Unlikely Pairs
      Contrasting works of art are juxtaposed on facing pages to stimulate though...
      Author: Raczka, Bob GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Voice of Her Own, A
      This biography of Phillis Wheatley, a American Revolution era slave who bec...
      Author: Lasky, Kathryn GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    Waiting for the Owl's Call
      This narrative is rich in beautiful language - similes, personifications t...
      Author: Whelan, Gloria GED Descriptors: social studies
    Waiting for the Owl's Call
      This narrative is rich in beautiful language - similes, personifications t...
      Author: Whelan, Gloria GED Descriptors: social studies
    Wonderful Towers of Watts, The
      Throughout his life, Old Sam collects bits and pieces of glass, tiles, and ...
      Author: Zelver, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Words with Wings
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      Author: Rochelle, Belinda ed. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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      Author: Rubin, Susan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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      Author: Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
      Informative account of Amelia Earhart's life and death, separating fact fro...
      Author: Fleming,Candace GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Berenice Abbott, Photographer
      The biography's subtitle "An Independent Vision" suggests the creativity, i...
      Author: Sullivan, George GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Days of Jubilee
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      Author: McKissack, Patricia, & McKissack, Frederick GED Descriptors: social studies
    Delicious: The Life & Art of Wayne Thiebaud
      Illustrated with lush reproductions of his paintings, this biography of pai...
      Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman GED Descriptors: literature and arts
    Delicious: The Life & Art of Wayne Thiebaud
      Illustrated with lush reproductions of his paintings, this biography of pai...
      Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman GED Descriptors: literature and arts
    Ellen Foster
      11-year-old Ellen tells her own story in this "Oprah Book about a foster ch...
      Author: Gibbons, Kaye GED Descriptors:
    First Part Last, The
      [revised from dust jacket] Bobby is a classic urban teenaged boy-- impulsiv...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    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:
    Me, All Alone, at the End of the World
      A boy enjoys living quietly by himself at the End of the World until Const...
      Author: Anderson, M.T. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Raft, The
      A city boy spends a magical summer in the woods with an unusual grandmother...
      Author: LaMarche, Jim GED Descriptors:
    Ray Charles
      In a beautiful reprint of a 1973 book, the author tells the story of the le...
      Author: Mathis, Sharon GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Rich Man and the Parrot, The
      This Persian folktale by 13th century poet Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi tell...
      Author: Nadimi, Suzan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois
      This biography of Louise Bourgeois traces the influences of her childhood i...
      Author: Greenberg & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - writing | social studies
    Sweethearts of Rhythm: The story of the greatest all-girl swing band in the world
      The 16-member, all-woman, racially diverse swing band The International Swe...
      Author: Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Woman for President, A: The Story of Victoria Woodhull
      Victoria Woodhull, a little-know women's rights activist, overcame many obs...
      Author: Krull, Kathleen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Making a Grocery List
      Students are decoding a growing number of words specific to grocery shoppin...
      Author: Judy Franks GED Descriptors: Language Arts Reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > individual
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > individual > outsider
    Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
      This is an informative account of a child left behind when his American sol...
      Author: Warren, Andrea GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Hoot
      This charming and funny young adult mystery by the well-known adult mystery...
      Author: Hiassen, Carl GED Descriptors:
    I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
      A moving story of the friendship between two motherless 12-year-old girls--...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
    Isaac Newton
      This is a biography of Isaac Newton. It is interesting and full of personal...
      Author: Krull, Kathleen GED Descriptors: math | science
    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
      This coming-of-age novel is a Newbery Honor Book. It tells the story of peo...
      Author: Schmidt, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Memories of Sun
      This is a collection of modern day short stories and poems about Africa. I...
      Author: Kurtz, Jane (Ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
      This picture book biography of Albert Einstein focuses on his early years w...
      Author: Brown, Don GED Descriptors: science | math
    Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
      This picture book biography of Albert Einstein focuses on his early years w...
      Author: Brown, Don GED Descriptors: science | math
    Persepolis 2
      This graphic novel sequel to Persepolis, depicts the author's rebellious ad...
      Author: Satrapi, Marjane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois
      This biography of Louise Bourgeois traces the influences of her childhood i...
      Author: Greenberg & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - writing | social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > jealousy
    Aida
      The opera diva Leontyne Price retells this classic operatic tale made famou...
      Author: Price, Leontyne GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Jim the Boy
      In a coming-of-age story set in Appalachia, Jim grows up as a town boy with...
      Author: Early, Tony GED Descriptors:
    Longitude Prize, The
      This history documents the competition between "ocean clocks" and "lunars" ...
      Author: Dash, Joan GED Descriptors: math | science
    Othello, A Novel
      The author retells Shakespeare's play Othello as a novel, relocating the se...
      Author: Lester, Julius GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Secret Room, The
      A king is impressed with a man's wisdom and appoints him to the court, but ...
      Author: Shulevitz, Uri GED Descriptors:
    Sundiata
      With roots in the 13th Century history of Mali in West Central Africa, the ...
      Author: Wisniewski, David GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Tale of Paradise Lost, The
      An exquisitly illustrated prose retelling of John Milton's famous poem ...
      Author: Willard, Nancy GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > joy
    Angel to Angel
      The author-poet celebrates mothers in this collection of poems illustrated ...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Baby
      A family finds a baby on its doorstep with a note asking them to care for t...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Christmas Tapestry
      While seeking to renovate their church, a minister and his son help reunite...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    God Went to Beauty School
      An unusually humorous and poignant collection of poems places God in everyd...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Happy Feet
      This very easy, lyrical text with gorgeous illustrations tells the story of...
      Author: Richard Michelson GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    My Mama Had a Dancing Heart
      In simple poetic language, a ballet dancer recalls how she and her mother w...
      Author: Gray, Libba Moore GED Descriptors:
    River of Words, A: The Story of William Carlos Williams
      This relatively easy-reading biography of the American poet and doctor, Wil...
      Author: Bryant, Jen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    What to Do about Alice?
      This fun to read story of Alice Roosevelt provides a great introduction to ...
      Author: Kerley, Barbara GED Descriptors: social studies
    What to Do about Alice?
      This fun to read story of Alice Roosevelt provides a great introduction to ...
      Author: Kerley, Barbara GED Descriptors: social studies
    World According to Dog, The
      This is a charming collection of the author's poems and short essays about ...
      Author: Sidman, Joyce GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > kindness
    Bird House, The
      This is a modern-day fairy tale that features a homeless girl, an old woman...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Butterfly House
      A girl and her grandfather care for a larvae through the stages of becoming...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: science
    Christmas Menorahs, The
      This picture book recreates the true story of how families and a community ...
      Author: Cohn, Janice GED Descriptors:
    Christmas Tapestry
      While seeking to renovate their church, a minister and his son help reunite...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Cool Moonlight, A
      Lila, who has an allergy to sunlight, lives with her disability helped by h...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    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
    December
      Simon and his mother celebrate Christmas in the cardboard house they built ...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    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
    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
    Gowanus Dogs
      A homeless man meets some homeless dogs. The meeting changes everyone's lif...
      Author: Frost, Jonathan GED Descriptors:
    Great Stone Face, The
      The author retells a famous Hawthorne story about how a New England village...
      Author: Schmidt, Gary/Hawthorne Nathaniel GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Hammerin' Hank Grenberg: Baseball Pioneer
      The story of Hank Greenberg, first Jewish ballplayer inducted into the Base...
      Author: Sommer, Shelley GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Home Lovely
      Janelle and Tiffany move to a trailer, where Tiffany is alone after school ...
      Author: Perkins, Lynne Rae 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
    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
      During the occupation of Germany after WW II, a young girl writes a letter ...
      Author: Raven, Margot GED Descriptors:
    Mother Teresa
      This is a beautifully illustrated biography of the woman who became Mother ...
      Author: Demi GED Descriptors: social studies
    One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II
      One family in the USA begins an effort to help those in Europe suffering fr...
      Author: Judge, Lita GED Descriptors: social studies
    One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story
      Morris Kaplan, a Holocaust survivor, owns a flower shop that two children v...
      Author: Adler, David GED Descriptors: social studies
    Orville: A Dog Story
      Chained alone in a barn by the couple he thought might give him a good home...
      Author: Kimmel, Haven GED Descriptors:
    Orville: A Dog Story
      Chained alone in a barn by the couple he thought might give him a good home...
      Author: Kimmel, Haven GED Descriptors:
    Picnic in October, A
      At the insistence of the immigrant grandparents, a family celebrates coming...
      Author: Bunting, Eve 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:
    Silent Boy, The
      Katy,the young and curious daughter of a small-town doctor living in 1908, ...
      Author: Lowry, Lois GED Descriptors:
    Thank you, Mr. Falker
      While in 5th grade, Trisha, the central, autobiographical character, encoun...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Two Brothers, The
      King Solomon observes a miracle that results from the love and concern that...
      Author: Waldman, Neil GED Descriptors:
    White Wave
      Retold from ancient sources, this Chinese tale of a lonely peasant's discov...
      Author: Wolkstein, Diane GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Wild Boy, The
      The author tells a very sympathetic account of the wild child of Aveyron, F...
      Author: Gerstein, Mordicai GED Descriptors:
    Witness
      Structured as a play with characters, acts, and text, this story depicts a ...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > loneliness
    Angel for Solomon Singer, An
      In this urban story, a transplanted Hoosier lives a lonely life in New York...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Baboon King, The
      Set in Africa, this powerful book explores the themes of the importance of ...
      Author: Quintana, Anton GED Descriptors:
    Because of Winn-Dixie
      10-year-old Opal and her preacher father move to a small Florida town. Opal...
      Author: DiCamillo, Kate GED Descriptors:
    Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
      In this engrossing 266-page book, Matt, age 17, is falsely accused of tryin...
      Author: Oates, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors:
    Bird House, The
      This is a modern-day fairy tale that features a homeless girl, an old woman...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Blues Journey
      Father and son team up to celebrate the blues in beautiful illustrations an...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors:
    Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The
      Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-...
      Author: Boyne, John GED Descriptors: social studies
    Chance of Sunshine, A
      The pictures tell most of the story in this almost-wordless book. Two peopl...
      Author: Liao, Jimmy GED Descriptors:
    Children of Christmas
      This collection of short stories celebrates the spirit of giving at Christm...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Coming On Home Soon
      A kitten comforts a young African American girl as she and her grandmother ...
      Author: Woodson, Jaqueline GED Descriptors:
    Dog Lost
      An eleven-year old boy and pit bull terrier become best of friends. In an ...
      Author: Lee, Ingrid GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Eleanor
      This biography of Eleanor Roosevelt's early life conveys the emotionally im...
      Author: Cooney, Barbara GED Descriptors: social studies
    Every Living Thing
      Each story in this collection features an animal, and in every case the exi...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia 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
    I'm in Charge of Celebrations
      A desert (Native American?) woman is asked if she is lonely and replies by ...
      Author: Baylor, Bird GED Descriptors:
    Islander, The
      An orphaned boy, who grows up with his grandfather on an island off the coa...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia 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
    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
      This coming-of-age novel is a Newbery Honor Book. It tells the story of peo...
      Author: Schmidt, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Matilda Bone
      Sometime in medieval Europe, a sombre-minded priest leaves a 14-year-old or...
      Author: Cushman, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Midnight Clear: Stories for the Christmas Season, A
      Twelve modern-day stories focus on the "true meaning" of Christmas. Each a...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Mud City
      Shauzia, with her dog, has fled Afghanistan and survives on the streets of ...
      Author: Ellis, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
    One and Only Ivan, The
      When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-theme...
      Author: Applegate, Katherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | science
    Orville: A Dog Story
      Chained alone in a barn by the couple he thought might give him a good home...
      Author: Kimmel, Haven GED Descriptors:
    Orville: A Dog Story
      Chained alone in a barn by the couple he thought might give him a good home...
      Author: Kimmel, Haven GED Descriptors:
    Pond God and Other Stories, The
      This unusual book of one-page pourquoi stories--of how things came to be--f...
      Author: Keyser, Samuel J. GED Descriptors:
    Rescued Images
      The author contributes a moving and strikingly illustrated memoir of her ex...
      Author: Jacobsen, Ruth GED Descriptors: social studies
    Safekeeping
      Radley returns home to Vermont from a volunteer stay in Haiti to complete c...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Shin-chi's Canoe
      Shin-chi's toy canoe, given to him by his father, sustains him during his f...
      Author: Campbell, Nicola I. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Snake Pits, Talking Cures, and Magic Bullets: A History of Mental Illness
      This is a roughly chronological history of thinking about and treatment for...
      Author: Kent, Deborah GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Speak
      This compelling story recounts Melinda's freshman year in high school. She ...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie GED Descriptors:
    Stitches: A Memoir
      An autobiographical graphic novel that profoundly describes the author's di...
      Author: Small, David GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Very Best of Friends, The
      When a farmer dies, his wife deals with her grief by ignoring (hating) his ...
      Author: Wild, Margaret GED Descriptors:
    White Wave
      Retold from ancient sources, this Chinese tale of a lonely peasant's discov...
      Author: Wolkstein, Diane GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Yellow House, The
      During a brief few months of their productive artistic years, the painters ...
      Author: Rubin, Susan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > loss
    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
    Ajeemah and His Son
      This very powerful, short chapter book (83 pages) is set first in Africa, t...
      Author: Berry, James GED Descriptors: social studies
    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
    Ashfall
      Alex, fifteen, was left alone in Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the weekend while h...
      Author: Mullin, Mike GED Descriptors: social studies | science | language arts - reading
    At the End of Words: A Daughter's Memoir
      What happens "at the end of words"? The author faced this difficult questio...
      Author: Stone, Miriam GED Descriptors:
    Baby
      A family finds a baby on its doorstep with a note asking them to care for t...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Bearing Witness
      This selection of powerful personal stories of the Holocaust in various lit...
      Author: Rochman, Hazel & McCampbell, Darlene (Eds.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Because of Winn-Dixie
      10-year-old Opal and her preacher father move to a small Florida town. Opal...
      Author: DiCamillo, Kate GED Descriptors:
    Becoming Billie Holiday
      Weatherford uses the titles of Billie Holiday songs as titles for poems tha...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bee & Jacky
      A brother and sister suffer the effects of their father's Vietnam trauma an...
      Author: Coman, Carolyn GED Descriptors:
    Blues Journey
      Father and son team up to celebrate the blues in beautiful illustrations an...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors:
    Brothers In Hope
      The author, who worked with the International Rescue Committee, tells the s...
      Author: Williams, Mary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bud, Not Buddy
      It's 1936, Flint, Michigan, and 10-year-old Bud (not Buddy) has run away fr...
      Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Charlotte
      When 10-year-old Charlotte's father forbids her to associate with her cousi...
      Author: Lunn, Janet GED Descriptors: social studies
    Christmas Tapestry
      While seeking to renovate their church, a minister and his son help reunite...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts
      "Drawing on extensive historical and anthropological research, personal acc...
      Author: Colman, Penny GED Descriptors: social studies
    Eleanor
      This biography of Eleanor Roosevelt's early life conveys the emotionally im...
      Author: Cooney, Barbara GED Descriptors: social studies
    Escaping into the Night
      Thirteen year old Halina escapes from a Polish ghetto to a forest community...
      Author: Friedman, D. Dina GED Descriptors: social studies
    Fever 1793
      This is a very compelling fictionalization of life for one teenaged girl, h...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse GED Descriptors: social studies
    Finding Fish
      This is the autobiography of Antwone Fisher (basis for a movie made by Denz...
      Author: Fisher, Antwone GED Descriptors:
    Ghost Train
      Choon-yi is a painter. Her father leaves China for North America to find wo...
      Author: Yee, Paul GED Descriptors:
    Gifts from the Sea
      The lives of a lighthousekeeper and his daughter are changed by the discove...
      Author: Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie GED Descriptors:
    Gratefully Yours
      Orphaned by a New York tenement fire in 1920, Hattie rides an orphan train ...
      Author: Buchanan, Jane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Home of the Brave
      In a dream-like story and illustrations, Allen Say captures the infamy, dis...
      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors: social studies
    I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
      A moving story of the friendship between two motherless 12-year-old girls--...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
    In the Shadow of No Towers
      Part personal reaction to 9/11 and part history of newspaper comics, this b...
      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Invention of Hugo Cabret, The
      Part fiction, part graphic novel, this winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal t...
      Author: Selznick, Brian GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Islander, The
      An orphaned boy, who grows up with his grandfather on an island off the coa...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Journey
      Journey, an eleven-year-old boy whose Mom has left him and his sister to li...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Kamishibai Man
      The award-winning author/illustrator introduces the reader to the street st...
      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors:
    Language of Doves, The
      On her sixth birthday, Julietta's grandfather gives her one of his homing p...
      Author: Wells, Rosemary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Last Princess, The
      This biography recounts the history of Hawaii at the end of the 19th centur...
      Author: Stanley, Fay GED Descriptors: social studies
    Leaving and Other Stories, The
      The nine short stories in this collection all feature young people on the b...
      Author: Wilson, Budge GED Descriptors:
    Letting Swift River Go
      This book tells the story of a community's act of selling up the houses an...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors:
    Locomotion
      Lonnie, a.k.a. Locomotion, is encouraged by his teacher Ms. Marcus to write...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors:
    Log Cabin Quilt, The
      Elvirey, her brother, grandmother, and father move to a log cabin in the Mi...
      Author: Howard, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Love You, Soldier
      This touching story about the effects of WW II on one family is told throug...
      Author: Hest, Amy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Memories of Survival
      A mother and daughter create a narrative in stitchery and text of the mothe...
      Author: Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal & Steinhardt, Bernice GED Descriptors: social studies
    Memory Coat, The
      In order to flee persecution as Jews in Russia, Rachel and her cousin Grisk...
      Author: Woodruff, Elvira GED Descriptors: social studies
    Mermaid Summer, The
      Jon and Ana, brother and sister, display intelligence and courage as they b...
      Author: Hunter, Mollie GED Descriptors:
    Mind's Eye
      This is a novel in play form. Courtney, 16 and paralyzed, learns about the...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors: social studies
    Moving Mama to Town
      Enterprising Freddy James moves his mother and younger brother to town afte...
      Author: Young, Ronder Thomas GED Descriptors:
    Music of Dolphins, The
      Mila, a feral child raised by dolphins after her parents' death, is rescued...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors:
    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 Secret Camera
      As a young man in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, Mendel Grossman, secretly took...
      Author: Smith, Frank Dabba GED Descriptors: social studies
    Our Eleanor
      Organized like a scrapbook with themed chronological divisions that contain...
      Author: Fleming, Candace GED Descriptors: social studies
    Peace, Locomotion
      This book is a collection of the letters and poems Lonnie, hero of the book...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors: language arts - writing
    Peace, Locomotion
      This book is a collection of the letters and poems Lonnie, hero of the book...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors: language arts - writing
    Real Time
      A gripping story told in real time (hence the title)from the viewpoints of ...
      Author: Kass, Pnina Moed GED Descriptors: social studies
    Reappearance of Sam Webber, The
      With the help of adult friends, eleven-year-old Sam Webber adjusts to the d...
      Author: Fuqua, Jonathon Scott GED Descriptors:
    Rescued Images
      The author contributes a moving and strikingly illustrated memoir of her ex...
      Author: Jacobsen, Ruth GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sarah, Plain and Tall
      A mail-order bride comes from Maine to the midwest; the children (who have ...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Saying It Out Loud
      Mindy is a typical 16-year-old teenager when her mother develops a serious ...
      Author: Abelove, Joan GED Descriptors:
    September 11, 2001
      A New York Times journalist has chosen to tell the chronology of September ...
      Author: Hampton, Wilborn GED Descriptors: social studies
    Shattered
      This collection contains twelve stories about the impact of war on children...
      Author: Armstrong, Jennifer (ed.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Tale of Paradise Lost, The
      An exquisitly illustrated prose retelling of John Milton's famous poem ...
      Author: Willard, Nancy GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    That Summer
      A boy looks back on the summer that his brother became ill and died....
      Author: Johnston, Tony GED Descriptors:
    Through the Mickle Woods
      The king is grieving for his dead wife, but with the help of a wise bear an...
      Author: Gregory, Valiska GED Descriptors:
    To Be a Slave
      Reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves report their experiences of being own...
      Author: Lester, Julius GED Descriptors: social studies
    Toning the Sweep
      Emily goes to the desert with her mother to help her dying grandmother Ola ...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Traveling Cat, The
      A young girl takes in a stray cat who stays long enough to have kittens bef...
      Author: Lyon, George Ella GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Hunter, Mollie GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Dorris, Michael GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Kimmel, Haven GED Descriptors:
    Orville: A Dog Story
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      Author: Volkmer, Jane Ann GED Descriptors:
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      Author: San Souci, Robert GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Morris, Ann GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Siegen-Smith, Nikki (compiled by) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > patriotism
    9-11 Artists Respond: Volume One
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      Author: No author cited GED Descriptors: social studies
    Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin, The
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      Author: Giblin, James Cross GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Raven, Margot GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Tanaka, Shelley GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Bruchac, Joseph GED Descriptors: social studies
    Flag Maker, The
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      Author: Bartoletti, Susan GED Descriptors: social studies
    Harlem Hellfighters, The
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      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | science
    Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
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      Author: Sandler, Martin W. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution
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      Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
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      Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
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      Author: Fradin, Dennis Brindell GED Descriptors: social studies
    Let It Begin Here! Lexington and Concord First Battles of the American Revolution
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      Author: Fradin, Dennis Brindell GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: De La Pena, Matt GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Number the Stars
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    Pledge of Allegiance, The
      This book illustrates the phrases in the Pledge of Allegiance with photogra...
      Author: No author cited GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Murphy, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Cooper, Michael L. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Stolen Smile, The
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      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Surrender Tree, The
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      Author: Rockwell, Anne GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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      Author: Murphy, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Katz, Bobbi GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > quarrel
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      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
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Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > reflection
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      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
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    Home
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      Author: Coombs, Kate GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Dorris, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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    A. D., New Orleans After the Deluge
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      Author: Tan, Shaun GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Andrews, Jan GED Descriptors:
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      Author: DiCamillo, Kate GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Oelschlager, Vanita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | social studies | science
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      Author: Giblin, James Cross GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Lunn, Janet GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | social studies
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Levine, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Bedard, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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      Author: Gibbons, Kaye GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Warren, Andrea GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Van Leeuwen, Jean GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Buchanan, Jane GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Lawrence, Jacob GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Levine, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Perkins, Lynne Rae GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Applegate, Katherine GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
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      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies | language arts - writing
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Thomas, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Cooper, Michael L. GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: McGugan, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Oppenheim, Shulamith L. GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Howard, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Beah, Ishmael GED Descriptors: social studies
    Lyddie
      Lyddie tells the story of a 19th century farm girl who, because of...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Me, All Alone, at the End of the World
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      Author: Anderson, M.T. 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:
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      Author: Kurtz, Jane (Ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Memories of Survival
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      Author: Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal & Steinhardt, Bernice GED Descriptors: social studies
    Memory Coat, The
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      Author: Woodruff, Elvira GED Descriptors: social studies
    Midnight Zoo, The
      When their Gypsy encampment is attacked by Germans during WWII, three Roman...
      Author: Harnett, Sonya GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies | language arts - writing
    Moving Mama to Town
      Enterprising Freddy James moves his mother and younger brother to town afte...
      Author: Young, Ronder Thomas GED Descriptors:
    My Freedom Trip: A Child's Escape from North Korea
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      Author: Park, Frances and Park, Ginger GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    My Secret Camera
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      Author: Smith, Frank Dabba GED Descriptors: social studies
    One More Border
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      Author: Kaplan, William GED Descriptors: social studies
    Other Side, The
      Spurred by a letter from her grandmother saying that "they're pulling Short...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Roses in My Carpet, The
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      Author: Khan, Rukhsana GED Descriptors: social studies
    Same Stuff as Stars, The
      Angel and her little brother Bernie are dropped off at their great-grandma'...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors:
    Sarah, Plain and Tall
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      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Shin-chi's Canoe
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      Author: Campbell, Nicola I. GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    So Far From the Sea
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Step Toward Heaven, A
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      Author: Na, An GED Descriptors:
    Streets of Gold
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      Author: Wells, Rosemary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Tea With Milk
      May (the author's mother) is learning American ways when her family moves ...
      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors:
    Train to Somewhere
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Tree Girl
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      Author: Mikaelsen, Ben GED Descriptors:
    Unbreakable Code, The
      A young Navajo boy, who must leave his Southwest home, draws courage from h...
      Author: Hunter, Sara GED Descriptors: social studies
    Wake Up Our Souls
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      Author: Bolden, Tonya GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    What You Know First
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      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    When Jessie Came Across the Sea
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      Author: Hest, Amy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Wild Boy, The
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      Author: Gerstein, Mordicai GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Miss DiPietrae, Lowe... GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > emotions > romance
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      As a young girl living in France during the Nazi occupation, Helen can't un...
      Author: Hoestlandt, Jo GED Descriptors: social studies
    Time to Love, A
      Beautifully illustrated and ably introduced by sons of the author, this boo...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    True Believer
      This is not exactly a sequel to Make Lemonade, but the style is si...
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    Wake Up Our Souls
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      Author: Bolden, Tonya GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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    All I See
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      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
    Because of Winn-Dixie
      10-year-old Opal and her preacher father move to a small Florida town. Opal...
      Author: DiCamillo, Kate GED Descriptors:
    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
    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
    Childtimes
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      Author: Greenfield, Eloise & Little, Lessive Jones GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Woodson, Jaqueline GED Descriptors:
    Day Before Christmas, The
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Dear Willie Rudd
      Miss Elizabeth, thinking 50 years back, remembers Willie Rudd, the African ...
      Author: Gray, Libba Moore GED Descriptors:
    Deep Blues
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      Author: Lyons, Mary E. GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Giver, The
      This Newbery Award-winning novel is set in a utopian community in which all...
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    Heart is Big Enough, The
      Each of these five stories focuses on a protagonist with special challenges...
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    Hundred Penny Box, A
      A young boy loves his Great Aunt Dew, her stories, and her box of one hundr...
      Author: Mathis, Sharon GED Descriptors:
    I Have an Olive Tree
      Colorful, stylized illustrations depict a girl and her mother as they trave...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Jim the Boy
      In a coming-of-age story set in Appalachia, Jim grows up as a town boy with...
      Author: Early, Tony GED Descriptors:
    Language of Doves, The
      On her sixth birthday, Julietta's grandfather gives her one of his homing p...
      Author: Wells, Rosemary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Like Sisters on the Homefront
      When 14-year-old Gayle gets into "trouble," she and her baby Jose leave New...
      Author: Williams-Garcia, Rita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Love You, Soldier
      This touching story about the effects of WW II on one family is told throug...
      Author: Hest, Amy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Marven of the Great North Woods
      Marven's immigrant Russian Jewish family sends him alone by train and by sk...
      Author: Lasky, Kathryn GED Descriptors:
    Midnight Clear: Stories for the Christmas Season, A
      Twelve modern-day stories focus on the "true meaning" of Christmas. Each a...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Mind's Eye
      This is a novel in play form. Courtney, 16 and paralyzed, learns about the...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors: social studies
    Missing May
      A twelve-year-old girl named Summer and her uncle are dealing with the deat...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Miz Berlin Walks
      A little African American girl learns to love the old white lady who walks ...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors:
    Old Musician, The
      A little girl hears an old man playing a flute and initiates his journey as...
      Author: Tornqvist, Rita GED Descriptors:
    Raft, The
      A city boy spends a magical summer in the woods with an unusual grandmother...
      Author: LaMarche, Jim GED Descriptors:
    Reappearance of Sam Webber, The
      With the help of adult friends, eleven-year-old Sam Webber adjusts to the d...
      Author: Fuqua, Jonathon Scott GED Descriptors:
    Sanctuary, The
      Little Man, age 10, thinks that Tico and Aaron should let him join their ga...
      Author: Eskridge, Ann GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Sees Behind Trees
      A blind Native American boy learns to "see behind trees", guided by his mot...
      Author: Dorris, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Show Way
      Simple text and stunning illustrations tell the intergenerational story of ...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors: social studies
    Somewhere In the Darkness
      Jimmy, a teenager, lives in the city with Mama Jean. Then he meets Crab, a...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Stone Water
      Grant, a 15-year-old boy, grapples with his grandfather's request to remove...
      Author: Gilbert, Barbara GED Descriptors:
    Thank you, Mr. Falker
      While in 5th grade, Trisha, the central, autobiographical character, encoun...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    To Hell with Dying
      Because of the controversial subject matter and the language of the title, ...
      Author: Walker, Alice GED Descriptors:
    Toning the Sweep
      Emily goes to the desert with her mother to help her dying grandmother Ola ...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Wall, The
      In this emotionally charged book told from the point of view of the child, ...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Winter Room, The
      This book tells the story of Eldon, a boy growing up in the mid-20th centur...
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Wreck of the Zanzibar, The
      When Laura Perryman dies, her great-nephew Michael gets her diary. The dia...
      Author: Morpurgo, Michael GED Descriptors:
    Young Man and the Sea, The
      In an attempt to push his father out of the alcohol-fueled funk he's been i...
      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
    Young Man and the Sea, The
      In an attempt to push his father out of the alcohol-fueled funk he's been i...
      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
    Illinois Intergenerational Initiative
      There are many links here to intergenerational education. Topics include Co...
      Author: Illinois State Board... GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > group > values
    Charles and Emma
      Charles Darwin's struggles with religious beliefs and his developing theory...
      Author: Heligman, Deborah GED Descriptors: science
    Charles and Emma
      Charles Darwin's struggles with religious beliefs and his developing theory...
      Author: Heligman, Deborah GED Descriptors: science
    Christmas Tapestry
      While seeking to renovate their church, a minister and his son help reunite...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Freedom's Children
      Thirty African Americans tell their youthful experiences in the civil right...
      Author: Levine, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Gandhi
      The remarkable life of Mahatma Gandhi is told through simple text and beaut...
      Author: Demi 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:
    Henry David's House
      These seamlessly woven excerpts from Thoreau's Walden and the beau...
      Author: Schnur, Steven (ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    If: A Fathers Advice to His Son
      Sports themed photographs accompany Kiplings poem about the qualities that ...
      Author: Kipling, Rudyard GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Like Sisters on the Homefront
      When 14-year-old Gayle gets into "trouble," she and her baby Jose leave New...
      Author: Williams-Garcia, Rita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Music of Dolphins, The
      Mila, a feral child raised by dolphins after her parents' death, is rescued...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors:
    Oh, Freedom!
      Most of the book is transcripts of interviews children conducted with peopl...
      Author: King, Casey, & Osborne, Linda GED Descriptors: social studies
    Pledge of Allegiance, The
      This book illustrates the phrases in the Pledge of Allegiance with photogra...
      Author: No author cited GED Descriptors: social studies
    Raisin in the Sun, A
      When an African-American family chooses to integrate an all-white neighborh...
      Author: Hansberry, Lorraine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    To Every Thing There Is a Season
      The extraordinarily beautiful art from different cultural and historic peri...
      Author: Dillon, Leo and Dianne GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > group > values > humanity
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      A fictional story about the 1914 Christmas Truce of WW I when Allied and Ge...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    As Good as Anybody
      Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who had both exper...
      Author: Michelson, Richard GED Descriptors: social studies
    Because of Winn-Dixie
      10-year-old Opal and her preacher father move to a small Florida town. Opal...
      Author: DiCamillo, Kate GED Descriptors:
    Christmas Menorahs, The
      This picture book recreates the true story of how families and a community ...
      Author: Cohn, Janice 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
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
      Russell Freedman scores his usual high marks for this biography of FDR, com...
      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
      Russell Freedman scores his usual high marks for this biography of FDR, com...
      Author: Freedman, Russell 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
    Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein
      This photobiography of Albert Einstein documents his celebrated scientific ...
      Author: Delano, Marfe Ferguson GED Descriptors: science
    Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein
      This photobiography of Albert Einstein documents his celebrated scientific ...
      Author: Delano, Marfe Ferguson GED Descriptors: science
    Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
      This amazing book takes the reader inside the internment camps and shows th...
      Author: Sandler, Martin W. GED Descriptors: social studies
    On the Wings of Peace
      This is a collection of illustrations and various types of text, all provid...
      Author: Hamanaka, Sheila (comp.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II
      One family in the USA begins an effort to help those in Europe suffering fr...
      Author: Judge, Lita GED Descriptors: social studies
    Pond God and Other Stories, The
      This unusual book of one-page pourquoi stories--of how things came to be--f...
      Author: Keyser, Samuel J. GED Descriptors:
    Rose Blanche
      A young girl shares her food with those behind barbed wire in Nazi Germany....
      Author: Innocenti, Roberto GED Descriptors: social studies
    Saladin
      This beautifully illustrated biography of the revered Islanic hero, Saladin...
      Author: Stanley, Diane GED Descriptors: social studies
    To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
      The book depicts T. Roosevelt's life from youth to death. It explains his m...
      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | 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
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > group > values > inhumanity
    47
      In this part fictional slave narrative and part science fiction story, 47, ...
      Author: Mosley, Walter GED Descriptors: social studies
    And the Soldiers Sang
      A fictional story about the 1914 Christmas Truce of WW I when Allied and Ge...
      Author: Lewis, J. Patrick GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Bearing Witness
      This selection of powerful personal stories of the Holocaust in various lit...
      Author: Rochman, Hazel & McCampbell, Darlene (Eds.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Birmingham, 1963
      A fictional narrator tells, in poetry, about the day she turned 10, which w...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bucking the Sarge
      Teenage Luther, who is exploited by his slumlord mother, keeps his equilbri...
      Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul GED Descriptors:
    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
    Holes
      This story-within-a-story tells of Stanley Yelnats (and his distant relativ...
      Author: Sachar, Louis GED Descriptors:
    Old African, The
      a beautifully told and illustrated story that, according to the dust jacket...
      Author: Lester, Julius GED Descriptors: social studies
    Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
      This true story of 19th Century Cuban poet Juan Francisco Manzano, who was ...
      Author: Engle, Margarita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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      Begins with a prologue in which the authors each address their research pro...
      Author: Aronson, Marc and Budhos, Marina GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | science
    To Be a Slave
      Reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves report their experiences of being own...
      Author: Lester, Julius GED Descriptors: social studies
    Well, The
      Set in Mississippi in the early 1900's, African American David Logan and hi...
      Author: Taylor, Mildred GED Descriptors:
    Wreath for Emmett Till, A
      Told in a poetic form known as heroic crown sonnets, the thoughtfully illus...
      Author: Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    The Navajo Code Talkers
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      Author: Harrison Lapahie, Jr... GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Eleven holocaust survivors relay their stories of concentration camp intern...
      Author: Dr. Sid Bolkosky, Pr... GED Descriptors: social studies
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    Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon, The
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      Author: Schyffert, Bea Uusma GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Perfect Shot, The
      Ostensibly a murder mystery, this book explores many issues--civil rights, ...
      Author: Alphin, Elaine Marie GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sweethearts of Rhythm: The story of the greatest all-girl swing band in the world
      The 16-member, all-woman, racially diverse swing band The International Swe...
      Author: Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Team Moon
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      Author: Thimmesh, Catherine GED Descriptors: science
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Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > coming-of-age
    After the War Was Over
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      Author: Poole, Josephine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Anne Frank
      If you wonder why read another book on Anne Frank, look at this beautifully...
      Author: Poole, Josephine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Armageddon Summer
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      Author: Yolen, Jane & Coville, Bruce GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Ashanti to Zulu
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      Author: Musgrove, Margaret GED Descriptors:
    At Her Majesty's Request
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      Author: Myers, Walter Den GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bee & Jacky
      A brother and sister suffer the effects of their father's Vietnam trauma an...
      Author: Coman, Carolyn GED Descriptors:
    Black Star, Bright Dawn
      Bright Dawn, a teenaged Eskimo girl, takes her father's place in the grueli...
      Author: O'Dell, Scott GED Descriptors:
    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
    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
    Bucking the Sarge
      Teenage Luther, who is exploited by his slumlord mother, keeps his equilbri...
      Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul GED Descriptors:
    Buried Alive
      This collection of linked poems explores the rich, puzzling and painful exp...
      Author: Fletcher, Ralph GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page
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      Author: Platt, Richard GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    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
    Dogsong
      14-year-old Russel, an Eskimo, feels assailed by the modernity of his life....
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
      This beautifully illustrated collection of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay...
      Author: Schoonmaker, Frances (ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Elijah of Buxton
      Eleven-year-old Elijah, the first to be born free in a Canadian settlement ...
      Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul GED Descriptors:
    Ellen Foster
      11-year-old Ellen tells her own story in this "Oprah Book about a foster ch...
      Author: Gibbons, Kaye GED Descriptors:
    Escaping into the Night
      Thirteen year old Halina escapes from a Polish ghetto to a forest community...
      Author: Friedman, D. Dina GED Descriptors: social studies
    Facing the Lion
      Enhanced by a few, vivid color photos, this memoir recounts the Maasi child...
      Author: Lekuton, Joseph GED Descriptors: social studies
    Fever 1793
      This is a very compelling fictionalization of life for one teenaged girl, h...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse 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
    Francie
      This engaging novel shows a slice of life in small-town Alabama in the 1940...
      Author: English, Karen GED Descriptors:
    Giver, The
      This Newbery Award-winning novel is set in a utopian community in which all...
      Author: Lowry, Lois GED Descriptors:
    Growing Up in Revolution and the New Nation
      "Studying history is a way of snooping into the past." So begins this inter...
      Author: Miller, Brandon Marie 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:
    Holes
      This story-within-a-story tells of Stanley Yelnats (and his distant relativ...
      Author: Sachar, Louis GED Descriptors:
    I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
      Patsy, a 12-year-old slave girl, keeps a diary during 1865, describing the ...
      Author: Hansen, Joyce GED Descriptors: social studies
    Islander, The
      An orphaned boy, who grows up with his grandfather on an island off the coa...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    Jack
      This is a biography of JFK, from birth through HS graduation. A bit of his ...
      Author: Cooper, Ilene GED Descriptors: social studies
    Jayhawker
      With the U.S. on the verge of civil war, Elijah Tully and his father ride o...
      Author: Beatty, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Jim the Boy
      In a coming-of-age story set in Appalachia, Jim grows up as a town boy with...
      Author: Early, Tony GED Descriptors:
    Journey
      Journey, an eleven-year-old boy whose Mom has left him and his sister to li...
      Author: MacLachlan, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Leaving and Other Stories, The
      The nine short stories in this collection all feature young people on the b...
      Author: Wilson, Budge GED Descriptors:
    Light in the Forest, The
      At 15, true son John Butler is returned to his biological white family by h...
      Author: Richter, Conrad GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
      This coming-of-age novel is a Newbery Honor Book. It tells the story of peo...
      Author: Schmidt, Gary GED Descriptors:
    Long Way From Chicago, A
      Subtitled "A Novel in Stories," this is a book about Joey and Mary Alice, w...
      Author: Peck, Richard GED Descriptors:
    Long Way Gone, A: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
      The story of a Sierra Leonian boy who at age 12 was recruited and forced in...
      Author: Beah, Ishmael GED Descriptors: social studies
    Love, Loss, and What I Wore
      The author reminisces indirectly by depicting and describing outfits she wo...
      Author: Beckerman, Ilene GED Descriptors:
    Lugalbanda
      This retelling of the oldest recorded story ever found from Sumer (now Iraq...
      Author: Henderson, Kathy GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Moon Over Tennessee
      A boy accompanies his father into the Confederate Army in the Civil War, ev...
      Author: Crist-Evans, Craig GED Descriptors: social studies
    Morning Girl
      In alternating chapters, Morning Girl (age 12) and her brother describe lif...
      Author: Dorris, Michael GED Descriptors: social studies
    Moving Mama to Town
      Enterprising Freddy James moves his mother and younger brother to town afte...
      Author: Young, Ronder Thomas GED Descriptors:
    Night the Bells Rang, The
      This short novel (76 pages), told from the point of view of a farm boy, tel...
      Author: Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie GED Descriptors:
    Persepolis 2
      This graphic novel sequel to Persepolis, depicts the author's rebellious ad...
      Author: Satrapi, Marjane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Persepolis I: The Story of a Childhood
      In this first of two volumes about the author's life, Satrapi tells of her ...
      Author: Satrapi, Marjane GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay
      Beautifully illustrated collection of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry. Th...
      Author: Francis Schoonmaker GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Raft, The
      A city boy spends a magical summer in the woods with an unusual grandmother...
      Author: LaMarche, Jim GED Descriptors:
    Remember the Bridge
      Illustrated by prints and black-and-white photographs and bracketed by two ...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole GED Descriptors: social studies
    Rite of Passage
      The book is set in Harlem in the late 1940s. Protagonist Johnny Gibbs, 15,...
      Author: Wright, Richard GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Same Stuff as Stars, The
      Angel and her little brother Bernie are dropped off at their great-grandma'...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors:
    Saying It Out Loud
      Mindy is a typical 16-year-old teenager when her mother develops a serious ...
      Author: Abelove, Joan GED Descriptors:
    Secret Life of Bees, The
      Fourteen-year-old Lily and Rosaleen, the black servant who has look after h...
      Author: Kidd, Sue Monk GED Descriptors:
    Seek
      For a senior class autobiography assignment, Robbie creates "a sound portra...
      Author: Fleischman, Paul GED Descriptors:
    Sees Behind Trees
      A blind Native American boy learns to "see behind trees", guided by his mot...
      Author: Dorris, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Seventeenth Child, The
      The author writes the oral history of her mother, who is the seventeenth ch...
      Author: Rice, Dorothy & Payne, Lucille GED Descriptors: social studies
    shadow spinner
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      Author: fletcher, susan GED Descriptors: literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts
    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
    Sound the Jubilee
      During the Civil War, Maddie, an eleven-year-old house slave, journeys with...
      Author: Forrester, Saundra GED Descriptors: social studies
    Speak
      This compelling story recounts Melinda's freshman year in high school. She ...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie GED Descriptors:
    Step Toward Heaven, A
      When Young Ju emigrates with her immediate family to America from Korea, sh...
      Author: Na, An GED Descriptors:
    Stone Water
      Grant, a 15-year-old boy, grapples with his grandfather's request to remove...
      Author: Gilbert, Barbara GED Descriptors:
    Tale of Paradise Lost, The
      An exquisitly illustrated prose retelling of John Milton's famous poem ...
      Author: Willard, Nancy GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    To Kill A Mockingbird
      In this classic American novel set in the 30s, Lee tells the story of two c...
      Author: Lee, Harper GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Toning the Sweep
      Emily goes to the desert with her mother to help her dying grandmother Ola ...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Touching Spirit Bear
      Cole, a juvenile "delinquent," is offered jail or "circle justice," a syste...
      Author: Mikaelsen, Ben GED Descriptors:
    Waiting for the Evening Star
      This beautifully illustrated book is about Berty, a small boy who lives a h...
      Author: Wells, Rosemary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, The
      The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African ...
      Author: Curtis, Christopher P. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
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      Author: Levinson, Cynthia GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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      Diary and journal excerpts and archival photographs enliven a well-written ...
      Author: Wadsworth, Ginger GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Peck, Richard GED Descriptors:
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      In an attempt to push his father out of the alcohol-fueled funk he's been i...
      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
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      In an attempt to push his father out of the alcohol-fueled funk he's been i...
      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Harness, Cheryl GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > curiosity
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      Author: Fleming, Candice GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Charles Darwin's struggles with religious beliefs and his developing theory...
      Author: Heligman, Deborah GED Descriptors: science
    Charles and Emma
      Charles Darwin's struggles with religious beliefs and his developing theory...
      Author: Heligman, Deborah GED Descriptors: science
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      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Delano, Marfe Ferguson GED Descriptors: science
    Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein
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      Author: Delano, Marfe Ferguson GED Descriptors: science
    Hana's Suitcase
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      Author: Levine, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Librarian Who Measured the Earth, The
      A "responsibly imagined" biography of Eratosthenes, the librarian of the gr...
      Author: Lasky, Kathryn GED Descriptors: math
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      This beautifully illustrated imaginative biography (little is known) focuse...
      Author: Mora, Pat GED Descriptors: social studies
    Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
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      Author: Brown, Don GED Descriptors: science | math
    Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
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      Author: Brown, Don GED Descriptors: science | math
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      Author: McClafferty, Carla GED Descriptors: science
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      Author: Wolkstein, Diane GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > depression
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    Speak
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      Author: Anderson, Laurie GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > endurance
    47
      In this part fictional slave narrative and part science fiction story, 47, ...
      Author: Mosley, Walter GED Descriptors: social studies
    Ajeemah and His Son
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      Author: Berry, James GED Descriptors: social studies
    Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
      Informative account of Amelia Earhart's life and death, separating fact fro...
      Author: Fleming,Candace GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Angel Island
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      Author: Russell Freedman GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
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      Story of how a Kenyan boy sets a goal of becoming a doctor after his baby ...
      Author: Oelschlager, Vanita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | social studies | science
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      Author: Lyles, Charlise GED Descriptors:
    Dog Lost
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    Dogsong
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      Author: Friedman, D. Dina GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Gleam and Glow
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      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: De Silva, Cara GED Descriptors: social studies
    Letters from a Slave Girl
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      Author: Lyons, Mary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
      This is the first of two volumes about the experiences of the author's pare...
      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies
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      A powerful graphic novel about a father who survived the Nazi concentration...
      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies
    Nothing But Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson
      Althea Gibson was perpetual motion and perpetual trouble until mentors help...
      Author: Stauffacher, Sue GED Descriptors: social studies
    Nothing But Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson
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      Author: Stauffacher, Sue GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: de Rosnay, Tatiana GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Sold
      Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a village ...
      Author: McCormick, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Stone Lamp, The
      This book of poems and accounts gives a personal and historical perspective...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Surrender Tree, The
      Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. Acclaime...
      Author: Engle, Margarita GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
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      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > faith/beliefs
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      In Anno's beautifully illustrated medieval world, superstitions rather than...
      Author: Anno, Mitsumasa GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Buddha
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      Author: Demi GED Descriptors: social studies
    Buddha
      The beautifully illustrated story of how the young prince Siddhartha became...
      Author: Demi 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
    Unexplained
      The author explores several categories of unexplained phenomena from Stoneh...
      Author: Allen, Judy GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > fate
    Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
      Informative account of Amelia Earhart's life and death, separating fact fro...
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      Author: Katz, William Loren GED Descriptors: social studies
    I Have an Olive Tree
      Colorful, stylized illustrations depict a girl and her mother as they trave...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    I Heard the Owl Call my Name
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      Author: Craven, Margaret GED Descriptors:
    Safekeeping
      Radley returns home to Vermont from a volunteer stay in Haiti to complete c...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    To Be a Slave
      Reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves report their experiences of being own...
      Author: Lester, Julius GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > freedom
    47
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      Author: Mosley, Walter GED Descriptors: social studies
    Carver
      Personal and professional details of the life of George Washington Carver a...
      Author: Nelson, Marilyn GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    Coretta Scott
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      Author: Shange, Ntozake GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Days of Jubilee
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      Author: McKissack, Patricia, & McKissack, Frederick GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Pinkney, Andrea Davis GED Descriptors: social studies
    Dream of Freedom, A
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      Author: McWhorter, Diane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
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      Author: Warren, Andrea GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Freedom Riders
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      Author: Bausum, Ann GED Descriptors: social studies
    Freedom River
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      Author: Rappaport, Doreen 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
    Gandhi
      The remarkable life of Mahatma Gandhi is told through simple text and beaut...
      Author: Demi 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:
    Grab Hands and Run
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      Author: Temple, Frances GED Descriptors: social studies
    Harriet and the Promised Land
      The text, consisting of a single rhyming poem, is an accompaniment to Lawre...
      Author: Lawrence, Jacob GED Descriptors: social studies
    Henry's Freedom Box
      This simply written picture book tells the true story of Henry Brown, a run...
      Author: Levine, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
    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
    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
    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
    Moses
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      Author: Weatherford, Carole GED Descriptors: social studies
    Music of Dolphins, The
      Mila, a feral child raised by dolphins after her parents' death, is rescued...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors:
    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
    Now Is Your Time! the African-American Stuggle for Freedom
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      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: social studies
    Now Let Me Fly
      This book gives a fictional account of Minna, a young African girl, taken f...
      Author: Johnson, Dolores GED Descriptors: social studies
    Picture Book of Frederick Douglass, A
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      Author: Adler, David GED Descriptors: social studies
    Pledge of Allegiance, The
      This book illustrates the phrases in the Pledge of Allegiance with photogra...
      Author: No author cited GED Descriptors: social studies
    Pride of Baghdad
      This graphic novel of a family of lions liberated from the Baghdad zoo by U...
      Author: Vaughan, Brian K. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Rabbits, The
      A myth/allegory about rabbits who take over a country and destroy the envir...
      Author: Marsden, John GED Descriptors:
    Real Benedict Arnold, The
      This well-researched biography examines the facts and rumors of the life of...
      Author: Murphy, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
    Remember the Bridge
      Illustrated by prints and black-and-white photographs and bracketed by two ...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole 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
    Silver Packages
      A man returns to his childhood home in Appalachia to thank the benefactor o...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors:
    So Far From the Sea
      A Japanese American visits Manazar, a Japanese relocation camp in World War...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sweet Smell of Roses, A
      The book jacket says it all: "There's a sweet, sweet smell in the air as tw...
      Author: Johnson, Angela 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
    To Be a Slave
      Reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves report their experiences of being own...
      Author: Lester, Julius GED Descriptors: social studies
    Voice of Her Own, A
      This biography of Phillis Wheatley, a American Revolution era slave who bec...
      Author: Lasky, Kathryn GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - writing
    Wall, The: Growing up behind the iron curtain
      Author-illustrator Peter Sis documents his growing up in Czechoslovakia beh...
      Author: Sis, Peter GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    When Harriet Met Sojourner
      The author imagines the meeting of two brave activists for the freeing of s...
      Author: Clinton, Catherine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Harriet Jacobs
      This site includes a biography of Harriet Jacobs and several powerful excer...
      Author: Spartacus Educationa... GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > hopes/dreams
    145th Street: Short Stories
      Engaging short stories written in Myers' natural writing styles that contai...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Angel Island
      An historical account of the discrimination against the Asian immigrants in...
      Author: Russell Freedman GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
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      Author: Lewin, Ted GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
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      Author: Grimes, Nikki GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Block, The
      This collection of Langston Hughes poems is complemented by the illustratio...
      Author: Hughes, Langston GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Boy Named Giotto, A
      This exquisitely illustrated biography portrays the early years of the Ren...
      Author: Guarnieri, Paolo GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Champions on the Bench: The Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars
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      Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston GED Descriptors: social studies
    Champions on the Bench: The Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars
      In 1955, the Cannon St YMCA's Little League team (from SC) cannot play in t...
      Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston 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
    Choices
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      Author: Lyon, George Ella GED Descriptors:
    Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
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      Author: McKissack, Patricia & McKissack, Frederick GED Descriptors: social studies
    Circuit, The
      The author tells the heartbreaking story of a young boy growing up as an un...
      Author: Jimenez, Francisco GED Descriptors: social studies
    Don Quixote and the Windmills
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      Author: Kimmel, Eric GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Drawing in the Sand, A
      In words and illustrations, Jerry Butler tells his story of becoming an art...
      Author: Butler, Jerry GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Dream Keeper and Other Poems, The
      A reissue of Hughes' poetry book with seven additional poems (total of 66)....
      Author: Hughes, Langston GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Drylongso
      Drylongso, which takes place west of the Mississippi in 1975, is t...
      Author: Hamilton, Viginia GED Descriptors:
    Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
      This is an informative account of a child left behind when his American sol...
      Author: Warren, Andrea GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave Enslaved Potter and Poet
      This imaginative volume of poetry is both a tribute to Dave the Potter and ...
      Author: Cheng, Andrea GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | social studies
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      Author: Buehner, Caralyn GED Descriptors:
    Glass Castle, The: A Memoir
      Jeannette Walls' memoir of her dysfunctional but vibrant family and the res...
      Author: Walls, Jeannette GED Descriptors:
    Glass Castle, The: A Memoir
      Jeannette Walls' memoir of her dysfunctional but vibrant family and the res...
      Author: Walls, Jeannette GED Descriptors:
    Gwendolyn Brooks
      This biography describes the influences and hardships of the early years an...
      Author: Hill, Christine M. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies | language arts - writing
    Hand in Hand
      The collection of poems is organized by American historical themes rather t...
      Author: Hopkins, Lee (Ed.) 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:
    Here in Harlem
      Walter Dean Myers recreates the Harlem of his youth in poetry and populates...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors:
    I Dream of Trains
      This is the story of an African-American boy who lives in the South before ...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors: social studies
    I Have Heard of a Land
      A hardworking African American woman stakes a homestead claim in the Oklaho...
      Author: Thomas, Joyce Carol GED Descriptors: social studies
    In the Promised Land
      From Asser Levy in 1654 to Steven Spielberg today, this book provides one-p...
      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Indigo and Moonlight Gold
      A little girl looks at the stars and dreams....
      Author: Gilchrist, J.S. GED Descriptors:
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      Told in vivid language and stunningly illustrated, this is a story of a tal...
      Author: Golio, Gary GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Leonardo's Horse
      Contemporary sculptors completed the horse that Leonardo da Vinci began but...
      Author: Fritz, Jean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Let the Celebrations Begin!
      During WW II, in the concentration camps, women hoarded buttons and odds an...
      Author: Wild, Margaret GED Descriptors: social studies
    Let Them Play
      This beautifully illustrated book tells the true story of the 1955 state ch...
      Author: Raven, Margot GED Descriptors: social studies
    Letters from a Slave Girl
      Drawn from her 1861 autobiography, these fictionalized letters tell the sto...
      Author: Lyons, Mary GED Descriptors: social studies
    Long Walk to Water, A
      When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Sa...
      Author: Park, Linda Sue GED Descriptors: social studies
    Lotus Seed, The
      A young girl tells her grandmother's story of carrying a lotus seed with he...
      Author: Garland, Sherry GED Descriptors: social studies
    Make Lemonade
      When fourteen-year-old LaVaughn takes a job baby-sitting for seventeen-year...
      Author: Wolff, Virginia Euwer GED Descriptors:
    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:
    Mandela
      This picture book biography tells Nelson Mandela's story, from his childhoo...
      Author: Cooper, Floyd GED Descriptors: social studies
    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
    More Than Anything Else
      Few people around young Booker T. Washington are able to read. But Booker,...
      Author: Bradby, Marie GED Descriptors: social studies
    My Ol' Man
      Patricia Polacco once again uses her rich family background to tell the sto...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Now Let Me Fly
      This book gives a fictional account of Minna, a young African girl, taken f...
      Author: Johnson, Dolores GED Descriptors: social studies
    One and Only Ivan, The
      When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-theme...
      Author: Applegate, Katherine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | science
    Parvana's Journey
      Disguised as a boy, Parvana rescues a baby and joins with a young boy as sh...
      Author: Ellis, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
    Perilous Journey of The Donner Party, The
      The Donner Party, consisting of 81 people who set out for a new life in Cal...
      Author: Calabro, Marian GED Descriptors: social studies
    Pick and Shovel Poet
      This moving biography recounts the life of Italian immigrant poet Pascal D'...
      Author: Murphy, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
    Raisin in the Sun, A
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      Author: Hansberry, Lorraine GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    School for Pompey Walker, A
      At the dedication of a school named for him, Pompey Walker tells how he and...
      Author: Rosen, Michael J. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Seventeenth Child, The
      The author writes the oral history of her mother, who is the seventeenth ch...
      Author: Rice, Dorothy & Payne, Lucille GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
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      Author: Yoo, Paula GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
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      Author: Yoo, Paula GED Descriptors: social studies
    Something Permanent
      Walker Evans' photographs of southern United States during the Depression y...
      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
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      Author: Hopkinson, Deborah GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sweet Music in Harlem
      Inspired by a real photograph of jazz musicians taken in 1958, the fictiona...
      Author: Taylor, Debbie GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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      Author: Macy, Sue GED Descriptors: social studies
    Taste of Salt
      This gripping novel tells the story of two teenagers in Haiti, Djo, one of ...
      Author: Temple, Frances GED Descriptors:
    Thank you, Mr. Falker
      While in 5th grade, Trisha, the central, autobiographical character, encoun...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    This Is the Dream
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      Author: Shore, Diane & Alexander, Jessica GED Descriptors: social studies
    Tin Forest, The
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      Author: Ward, Helen GED Descriptors:
    True Believer
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      Author: Wolff, Virginia Euwer GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Mitchell, Margaree K. GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
    Waiting for the Owl's Call
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      Author: Whelan, Gloria GED Descriptors: social studies
    Waiting for the Owl's Call
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      Author: Whelan, Gloria GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Katz, Bobbi GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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      Author: Ryan, Pam Munoz GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
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      Author: Miss DiPietrae, Lowe... GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: The Reading Program ... GED Descriptors:
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    The Adult Learning Center
      The Adult Learning Center is a place where adults can work on improving the...
      Author: Lake County Literacy... GED Descriptors:
    The Write Road - Writings by Adult Literacy Students from the Centers for Reading and Writing in the Bronx
      The Centers for Reading and Writing at the Wakefield Library, Fordham Libra...
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Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > human strength
    Ann and Seamus
      This story of a real event in 1828 alternates chapters in free verse of the...
      Author: Major, Kevin GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Baboon King, The
      Set in Africa, this powerful book explores the themes of the importance of ...
      Author: Quintana, Anton GED Descriptors:
    Bearing Witness
      This selection of powerful personal stories of the Holocaust in various lit...
      Author: Rochman, Hazel & McCampbell, Darlene (Eds.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Brothers In Hope
      The author, who worked with the International Rescue Committee, tells the s...
      Author: Williams, Mary 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
    Coal Miner's Bride, A: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska
      In journal format, the life of a thirteen year old girl in 1896 comes to li...
      Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing | 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
    Fever 1793
      This is a very compelling fictionalization of life for one teenaged girl, h...
      Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse GED Descriptors: social studies
    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
    Giver, The
      This Newbery Award-winning novel is set in a utopian community in which all...
      Author: Lowry, Lois GED Descriptors:
    Great Depression, The
      This reference book covers the period of the Great Depression told with hig...
      Author: Fremon, David K. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Heart of a Champion, The
      These are short biographies of sports figures who have been featured on Whe...
      Author: Deford, Frank GED Descriptors:
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    John Henry
      This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book tells the tale of the ex-s...
      Author: Lester, Jerry GED Descriptors:
    Leon's Story
      A custodian at a Maryland school tells his own story of growing up poor in ...
      Author: Tillage, Leon Walter GED Descriptors: social studies
    Mandela
      This picture book biography tells Nelson Mandela's story, from his childhoo...
      Author: Cooper, Floyd GED Descriptors: 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
    Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
      This is the first of two volumes about the experiences of the author's pare...
      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies
    Maus II: A Survivor's Tale
      A powerful graphic novel about a father who survived the Nazi concentration...
      Author: Spiegelman, Art GED Descriptors: social studies
    Mother Teresa
      This is a beautifully illustrated biography of the woman who became Mother ...
      Author: Demi GED Descriptors: social studies
    Nikola Tesla
      This biography of little-known scientist Nikola Tesla recounts his life and...
      Author: Dommermuth-Costa, Carol GED Descriptors: science
    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
    Out of the Dump: Writings and Photogrpahs by Children from Guatemala
      Approximately 1500 people, most children, live in a dump at the center of G...
      Author: Franklin, Kristine, & McGirr, Nancy (Eds.) GED Descriptors: social studies
    Out of the Dust
      Set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years of the Depression, this powerful...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Rosa
      Giovanni tells the story of Rosa Parks' infamous bus ride. In the telling,...
      Author: Giovanni, Nikki GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sees Behind Trees
      A blind Native American boy learns to "see behind trees", guided by his mot...
      Author: Dorris, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Show Way
      Simple text and stunning illustrations tell the intergenerational story of ...
      Author: Woodson, Jacqueline GED Descriptors: social studies
    Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics
      This account of Olympics and Olympians through the years is stunningly illu...
      Author: Macy, Sue GED Descriptors: social studies
    There Comes a Time
      This book, winner of the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, chronicles the Ci...
      Author: Meltzer, Milton 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
    Harriet Jacobs
      This site includes a biography of Harriet Jacobs and several powerful excer...
      Author: Spartacus Educationa... GED Descriptors: social studies
    MUJER - Mothers United for Jobs Education and Results
      This site is filled with rich content geared to adult learners and includes...
      Author: This page was create... GED Descriptors:
    The American Civil War Homepage
      This site is an all-inclusive page offering hundreds of links to Civil War ...
      Author: Dr. George H. Hoeman... GED Descriptors: social studies
    The Great Depression - Oral History Project
      Nicely done site about the Great Depression that includes a transcribed ora...
      Author: Mooresville High Sch... GED Descriptors: social studies
    Voice, Vision - Holocaust Survivor Oral Histories
      Eleven holocaust survivors relay their stories of concentration camp intern...
      Author: Dr. Sid Bolkosky, Pr... GED Descriptors: social studies
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > isolation
    Black Book of Colors, The
      This book is written in Braille alphabet so the sighted reader can share t...
      Author: Cottin, Menena GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Gifts from the Sea
      The lives of a lighthousekeeper and his daughter are changed by the discove...
      Author: Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie GED Descriptors:
    Gold Coin, The
      A thief follows an old woman and learns a lesson about giving....
      Author: Ada, Alma F. GED Descriptors:
    Henry David's House
      These seamlessly woven excerpts from Thoreau's Walden and the beau...
      Author: Schnur, Steven (ed.) GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    In the Days of the Vaqueros
      Russell Freedman has created another interesting non-fiction book, this tim...
      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
    Log Cabin Quilt, The
      Elvirey, her brother, grandmother, and father move to a log cabin in the Mi...
      Author: Howard, Ellen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Music of Dolphins, The
      Mila, a feral child raised by dolphins after her parents' death, is rescued...
      Author: Hesse, Karen GED Descriptors:
    Nikola Tesla
      This biography of little-known scientist Nikola Tesla recounts his life and...
      Author: Dommermuth-Costa, Carol GED Descriptors: science
    Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
      This true story of 19th Century Cuban poet Juan Francisco Manzano, who was ...
      Author: Engle, Margarita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Printer, The
      A son retells the story of his father, a deaf printer working in a newspape...
      Author: Uhlberg, Myron GED Descriptors:
    Remembering Manzanar
      Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered force...
      Author: Cooper, Michael L. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Run Far, Run Fast
      When a mother tells a young girl in 14th C Europe to "run far, run fast" to...
      Author: Decker, Timothy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Run Far, Run Fast
      When a mother tells a young girl in 14th C Europe to "run far, run fast" to...
      Author: Decker, Timothy GED Descriptors: social studies
    Shake Rag
      As a boy, Elvis Presley discovers "good news" music at a traveling church t...
      Author: Littlesugar, Amy GED Descriptors:
    Shin-chi's Canoe
      Shin-chi's toy canoe, given to him by his father, sustains him during his f...
      Author: Campbell, Nicola I. GED Descriptors: social studies
    Talking With Adventurers
      Several National Geographic scientists/explorers are interviewed in a Q & A...
      Author: Cummings, Pat and Linda, (compilers) GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    Thank you, Mr. Falker
      While in 5th grade, Trisha, the central, autobiographical character, encoun...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors:
    Wild Boy, The
      The author tells a very sympathetic account of the wild child of Aveyron, F...
      Author: Gerstein, Mordicai GED Descriptors:
    With a Hammer for My Heart
      When 15-year-old Lawanda befriends a WW II veteran living in an old school ...
      Author: Lyon, George Ella GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > laziness
    Hired Hand, The
      When Old Sam hires a new hand to work at the sawmill, the hired hand teache...
      Author: San Souci, R. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > life choices
    Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
      Informative account of Amelia Earhart's life and death, separating fact fro...
      Author: Fleming,Candace GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Choices
      George Ella Lyon, an accomplished writer of children's books, wrote this co...
      Author: Lyon, George Ella GED Descriptors:
    Do I Dare Disturb the Universe:
      Charlise Lyles grew up in Cleveland in the 1960s and 1970s. This memoir foc...
      Author: Lyles, Charlise GED Descriptors:
    Fanny's Dream
      A retelling of the Cinderella story, the book depicts the choices of Fanny ...
      Author: Buehner, Caralyn GED Descriptors:
    First Part Last, The
      [revised from dust jacket] Bobby is a classic urban teenaged boy-- impulsiv...
      Author: Johnson, Angela GED Descriptors:
    Giver, The
      This Newbery Award-winning novel is set in a utopian community in which all...
      Author: Lowry, Lois GED Descriptors:
    If: A Fathers Advice to His Son
      Sports themed photographs accompany Kiplings poem about the qualities that ...
      Author: Kipling, Rudyard GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    In Our Mothers' House
      Marmee and Meema, two wonderfully innovative, creative mothers, provide a l...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    In Our Mothers' House
      Marmee and Meema, two wonderfully innovative, creative mothers, provide a l...
      Author: Polacco, Patricia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Library, The
      A delightfully illustrated story in verse about a shy, avid reader who gave...
      Author: Stewart, Sarah GED Descriptors:
    Like Sisters on the Homefront
      When 14-year-old Gayle gets into "trouble," she and her baby Jose leave New...
      Author: Williams-Garcia, Rita GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    More Choices: Stories for Adult New Readers
      These three stories fit with George Ella Lyon's collection Choices...
      Author: Lyon, George Ella GED Descriptors:
    My Name is Georgia
      This simple biography of Georgia O'Keefe describes how she was true to her ...
      Author: Winter, Jeanette GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange
      This biography of photographer Dorthea Lange contains many of her photograp...
      Author: Partridge, Ellizabeth GED Descriptors: literature and arts | social studies
    Rich Man and the Parrot, The
      This Persian folktale by 13th century poet Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi tell...
      Author: Nadimi, Suzan GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Riding the Tiger
      This is an allegory that features a bored, lonely 10-year-old's who is offe...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Sees Behind Trees
      A blind Native American boy learns to "see behind trees", guided by his mot...
      Author: Dorris, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Sound the Jubilee
      During the Civil War, Maddie, an eleven-year-old house slave, journeys with...
      Author: Forrester, Saundra GED Descriptors: social studies
    Strongest Man in the World, The: Louis Cyr
      The text of this book goes far beyond just being the biography of a famous ...
      Author: Debon, Nicolas GED Descriptors: social studies
    Swan Lake
      An expanded retelling of the story of Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake.The au...
      Author: Helprin, Mark GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Tea With Milk
      May (the author's mother) is learning American ways when her family moves ...
      Author: Say, Allen GED Descriptors:
    Time to Love, A
      Beautifully illustrated and ably introduced by sons of the author, this boo...
      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
      Tells the story of the Birmingham Children's March through four participant...
      Author: Levinson, Cynthia GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Outstanding Women
      Using guided inquiry; students will research about the lives of famous wome...
      Author: Judy Franks GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | language arts - writing
    Adult Literacy Learner Webiste
      This is a wonderful site created by adult learners in Michigan. Topics are ...
      Author: 'washtenaw Adult Lea... GED Descriptors:
    CALL - Computer Assisted Language Learning
      This site features Internet links for teaching and learning English on the ...
      Author: Richard Chantrill, P... GED Descriptors:
    How to Feel Good: Learning to Relax and Exercise, An Invitation
      Learn about stress and exercise through the writings of Adult Learners in M...
      Author: Adult Literacy Resou... GED Descriptors:
    Learner Stories
      This site links to learner writings and features five writers. It also incl...
      Author: The Reading Program ... GED Descriptors:
    Our Lives, Our Stories
      Great site to read stories written by adult learners who are a part of the ...
      Author: Literacy Council or ... GED Descriptors:
    VALUE - Learners as Writers
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      Author: VALUE - Voice for Ad... GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > life choices > goal setting
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > life choices > problem solving
    African Princess
      Illustrated with paintings, photographs, and artifacts, six biographies tel...
      Author: Hansen, Joyce GED Descriptors: social studies
    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
    Baboon King, The
      Set in Africa, this powerful book explores the themes of the importance of ...
      Author: Quintana, Anton GED Descriptors:
    Ben Franklin's Almanac
      The "scrapbook" format of this biography, explores Ben Franklin's life them...
      Author: Fleming, Candice GED Descriptors: social studies
    Black Ships Before Troy
      This beautifully illustrated book retells Homer's epic poem The Iliad
      Author: Sutcliff, Rosemary GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Black Star, Bright Dawn
      Bright Dawn, a teenaged Eskimo girl, takes her father's place in the grueli...
      Author: O'Dell, Scott GED Descriptors:
    Blanche on the Lam
      A spunky African-American woman, who works as a housekeeper for a wealthy s...
      Author: Neely, B. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Boss of the Plains
      The illustrations and text tell how and why the cowboy hat, called the Boss...
      Author: Carlson, Laurie GED Descriptors:
    Brooklyn Bridge, The
      This award winner tells the history of an unusual American family, the his...
      Author: Mann, Elizabeth GED Descriptors: science | math
    Bucking the Sarge
      Teenage Luther, who is exploited by his slumlord mother, keeps his equilbri...
      Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul GED Descriptors:
    Can't Get There from Here
      This fictional story of homeless teens trying to survive on NYC streets in ...
      Author: Strasser, Todd GED Descriptors:
    Charles and Emma
      Charles Darwin's struggles with religious beliefs and his developing theory...
      Author: Heligman, Deborah GED Descriptors: science
    Charles and Emma
      Charles Darwin's struggles with religious beliefs and his developing theory...
      Author: Heligman, Deborah GED Descriptors: science
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Chess Rumble
      Since his sister died, Marcus is in trouble all the time at school. Then he...
      Author: Neri, G. GED Descriptors:
    Chuck Close Up Close
      This biography of the contemporary artist Chuck Close captures his inventiv...
      Author: Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Cloudmakers, The
      In A.D. 751 during a time of war, a Chinese grandfather and grandson have 7...
      Author: Rumford, James 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
    Dogsong
      14-year-old Russel, an Eskimo, feels assailed by the modernity of his life....
      Author: Paulsen, Gary GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Dragon New Year, The
      A beautifully illustrated, imaginative tale about why the Chinese celebrate...
      Author: Bouchard, David GED Descriptors:
    Family Farm
      Two children learn that their family is in danger of losing its farm. They ...
      Author: Locker, Thomas GED Descriptors:
    Far Beyond the Garden Gate
      Don Brown has written another intriguing book about an extraordinary woman,...
      Author: Brown, Don GED Descriptors: social studies
    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 Away Home
      A homeless boy and his dad live at the airport while the father tries to fi...
      Author: Bunting, Eve GED Descriptors:
    Forbidden Schoolhouse
      With the help of her family and a few powerful friends, Prudence Crandall b...
      Author: Jurmain, Suzanne 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
    Genius of Leonardo, The
      Giacomo, a servant of Leonardo da Vinci, recounts the later life of the fam...
      Author: Visconti, Guido GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    George Washington Carver
      This biography of George Washington Carver, known as the "peanut man," is i...
      Author: Bolden, Tanya GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    George Washington Carver
      This biography of George Washington Carver, known as the "peanut man," is i...
      Author: Bolden, Tanya GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    Gutenberg
      This black and white picture book tells the story of Johann Gutenberg, crea...
      Author: Fisher, Leonard Everett 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
    Holes
      This story-within-a-story tells of Stanley Yelnats (and his distant relativ...
      Author: Sachar, Louis GED Descriptors:
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    Into the Volcano
      Two brothers face an erupting volcano and a variety of other troubles in th...
      Author: Wood, Don GED Descriptors:
    Invention of Hugo Cabret, The
      Part fiction, part graphic novel, this winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal t...
      Author: Selznick, Brian GED Descriptors: science | social studies
    Invisible Allies
      Subtitled "Microbes that Shape our Lives," this book uses cheese, chocolat...
      Author: Farrell, Jeanette GED Descriptors: science
    Invisible Enemies
      This well-written but long book describes seven deadly diseases--Small Pox,...
      Author: Farrell, Jeanette GED Descriptors: science
    Journey of the Red Wolf
      The author-photographer traces the red wolf from near extinction in 1971 to...
      Author: Smith, Roland GED Descriptors: science
    Kid Who Invented the Trampoline, The
      Here are 50 short expository pieces about inventions. The selections are in...
      Author: Wulffson, Don GED Descriptors: social studies
    Leonardo daVinci
      This fascinating biography of Leonardo daVinci emphasizes his scientific cu...
      Author: Krull, Kathleen GED Descriptors: science
    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:
    Longitude Prize, The
      This history documents the competition between "ocean clocks" and "lunars" ...
      Author: Dash, Joan GED Descriptors: math | science
    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:
    Marvelous Mattie
      Based on the life of Margaret E. Knight, the book portrays an imaginative g...
      Author: McCully, Emily GED Descriptors: science
    Marven of the Great North Woods
      Marven's immigrant Russian Jewish family sends him alone by train and by sk...
      Author: Lasky, Kathryn GED Descriptors:
    Memory Coat, The
      In order to flee persecution as Jews in Russia, Rachel and her cousin Grisk...
      Author: Woodruff, Elvira GED Descriptors: social studies
    Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel
      When offered a choice between a ceramic clock and a shovel as a gift before...
      Author: Connor, Leslie GED Descriptors:
    Miss Spitfire
      Using real letters and records, the author vividly imagines the early days ...
      Author: Miller, Sarah GED Descriptors:
    Miss Spitfire
      Using real letters and records, the author vividly imagines the early days ...
      Author: Miller, Sarah GED Descriptors:
    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
    My Brothers' Flying Machine
      This biography of Wilber and Orville Wright is told by their younger sister...
      Author: Yolen, Jane GED Descriptors: science
    Nobody Particular
      A graphic novel format depicts the activist Diane Wilson and her fight agai...
      Author: Bang, Molly GED Descriptors: science
    North by Night
      Lucy Spencer and her Ohio farm family are involved in the Underground Railr...
      Author: Ayres, Katherine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Number the Stars
      In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie le...
      Author: Lowry, Lois GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, The
      Margaret Rose Kane, 12 years old, escapes oppressive summer camp with the h...
      Author: Konigsburg, E. L. GED Descriptors:
    Queen of the Falls
      An engaging story about the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barr...
      Author: Van Allsburg, Chris GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Real Benedict Arnold, The
      This well-researched biography examines the facts and rumors of the life of...
      Author: Murphy, Jim GED Descriptors: social studies
    Roanoke
      Based on extensive research, this book explores the political intrigue surr...
      Author: Miller, Lee GED Descriptors: social studies
    Ruth and the Green Book
      An easy narrative about travel in this country by car for African Americans...
      Author: Ramsey, Calvin A. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading | social studies
    Same Stuff as Stars, The
      Angel and her little brother Bernie are dropped off at their great-grandma'...
      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors:
    Sea Clocks
      The true story of Englishman John Harrison's life-long struggle to win the ...
      Author: Borden, Louise GED Descriptors: science
    shadow spinner
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      Author: fletcher, susan GED Descriptors: literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts | literature and arts
    Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
      On an expedition to cross Antarctica, Ernest Shackleton and his crew lost t...
      Author: Armstrong, Jennifer GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sigmund Freud
      This biography introduces the history of the study of the physical and emot...
      Author: Krull, Kathleen GED Descriptors: science
    Snowflake Bentley
      This is a biography of Wilson Bentley, a scientist who photographed thousan...
      Author: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs GED Descriptors: science
    Something out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radiation
      This is a very readable biography of Marie Curie and her discovery of radia...
      Author: McClafferty, Carla GED Descriptors: science
    Spirit of Endurance
      The book employs maps, archival photographs, blueprints, and paintings to t...
      Author: Armstrong, Jennifer GED Descriptors: social studies
    Talking With Adventurers
      Several National Geographic scientists/explorers are interviewed in a Q & A...
      Author: Cummings, Pat and Linda, (compilers) GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    Team Moon
      This fact-filled book commemorates the achievement of 400,00 people of "tea...
      Author: Thimmesh, Catherine GED Descriptors: science
    To Fly
      In short 2-3 page chapers with delightful watercolor illustrations, the nar...
      Author: Old, Wendie GED Descriptors: social studies | science
    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, The
      A young prince, who dislikes war, cleverly provides an alternative to fight...
      Author: Vaugelade, Anais GED Descriptors:
    Washington at Valley Forge
      In Freedman's inimitable style, he captures the grit and triumphs over the ...
      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: 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:
    Well, The
      Set in Mississippi in the early 1900's, African American David Logan and hi...
      Author: Taylor, Mildred GED Descriptors:
    What Jamie Saw
      The power and lyricism of this remarkable book is evident in the opening se...
      Author: Coman, Carolyn GED Descriptors:
    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:
    Words West: Voices of Young Pioneers
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      Author: Wadsworth, Ginger GED Descriptors: social studies
    Written in Bones
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      Author: Bahn, Paul GED Descriptors: science | social studies
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      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Philbrick, Rodman GED Descriptors:
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      Author: Judy Franks GED Descriptors: Language Arts Writing
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      Author: Fritz, Jean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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      Author: Fredeen, Charles GED Descriptors: social studies
    Sarah's Key
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    Wolf on the Fold
      Six linked storeis follow an Australian family from 1935 to 2002 as differe...
      Author: Clarke, Judith GED Descriptors:
Emotions-Personal Issues > personal issues > individual > life choices > righting wrongs
    Alia's Mission
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      Author: Stamaty, Mark Alan GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
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      Author: Chin-Lee, Cynthia GED Descriptors: social studies
    Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World
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      Author: Chin-Lee, Cynthia GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Michelson, Richard GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
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      Author: Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux GED Descriptors: social studies
    Black Pioneers
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      Author: Katz, William Loren GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bread and Roses, Too.
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      Author: Paterson, Katherine GED Descriptors: social studies
    Bucking the Sarge
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      Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul GED Descriptors:
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    Dream of Freedom, A
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      Author: McWhorter, Diane GED Descriptors: social studies
    Eleanor
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      Author: Cooney, Barbara GED Descriptors: social studies
    Eleanor Roosevelt
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      Author: Freedman, Russell GED Descriptors: social studies
    Eleanor, Quiet No More
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      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Eleanor, Quiet No More
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      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Cox, Clinton GED Descriptors: social studies
    Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown
      Brown is one of the controversial figures in American history who continues...
      Author: Cox, Clinton GED Descriptors: social studies
    Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba, The
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    Francie
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    Freedom Riders
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      Author: Bausum, Ann GED Descriptors: social studies
    Friend on Freedom River
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      Author: Whelan, Gloria GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Krull, Kathleen GED Descriptors: social studies
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      Author: Rylant, Cynthia GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
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      Author: Kimmel, Eric A. GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Martin's Big Words
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      Author: Rappaport, Doreen GED Descriptors: social studies
    Monster
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      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors:
    Nobody Particular
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      Author: Bang, Molly GED Descriptors: science
    Number the Stars
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      Author: Lowry, Lois GED Descriptors: social studies | language arts - reading
    Only Passing Through
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      Author: Rockwell, Anne GED Descriptors: social studies
    Rosa
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      Author: Giovanni, Nikki 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
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      Author: Morpurgo, Michael GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Somewhere In the Darkness
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      Author: Myers, Walter Dean GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Sundiata
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      Author: Wisniewski, David GED Descriptors: language arts - reading
    Touching Spirit Bear
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      Author: Mikaelsen, Ben GED Descriptors:
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