BTC Display – NCSS Notable Trade Books for Children

This spring, I have the honor to collaborate with Dr. Jay Bickford in the Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle Level Education department and Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz in the History department. We received an exciting Faculty Development Partnership Grant that will allow our pre-service teachers to evaluate and implement history-based curricula in local schools. With our grant funds, we were able to buy 50 new titles selected from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) 2017 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People for the Ballenger Teachers Center Juvenile Collection.

Each year, the NCSS tasks a Book Review Committee to work in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) to evaluate and select a list of exemplary K-12 titles. “The Book Review Committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, have a pleasing format, and, where appropriate, include illustrations that enrich the text” (From the 2017 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People brochure).

With help from two wonderful graduate assistants from the education department, we were also able to pull all the notable titles from 2015, 2016, and 2017 that were already on the BTC shelves. Students from Dr. Bickford’s class will visit the BTC next week to choose titles to evaluate for use in social studies curricula. They will also build lessons to implement at a local school district later this semester. Dr. Laughlin-Schultz’s class will come later this semester to select their books.

These books are currently on display on top of the short shelves at the Ballenger Teachers Center and are available for all library patrons to check out. Look for the signs with the NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books medal. Come see the latest and best in Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People!

Faculty Development Grant Titles:

  • Ada’s Ideas: The Story Of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer
  • Robinson, Fiona,
  • 510.92 L942ro
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  • Amelia Earhart
  • Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel),
  • 629.13092 Ea72sa
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  • Answering the Cry for Freedom: Stories Of African Americans and the American Revolution
  • Woelfle, Gretchen,
  • 973.34 W82an
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  • Art Of Being Normal
  • Williamson, Lisa, 1980-
  • 823 W6767ar
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  • Balcony on the Moon: Coming Of Age in Palestine
  • Barakat, Ibtisam,
  • 956.95 B231ba
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  • Bike Like Sergio’s
  • Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-
  • 800 B6333bi
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  • Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights
  • Wallace, Rich,
  • 323.092 D2283wa
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  • Charles Darwin’s Around-the-world Adventure
  • Thermes, Jennifer,
  • 576.82092 D259th
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  • Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire
  • Frazier, Sundee Tucker, 1968-
  • 813 F8699cl
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  • Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman’s Land Army Of America
  • Hagar, Erin,
  • 800 H1205do
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  • Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth
  • Rosenstock, Barb,
  • 770.92 L2602ro
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  • Elizabeth Started All the Trouble
  • Rappaport, Doreen,
  • 324.623 St263ra
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  • Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier
  • Kanefield, Teri, 1960-
  • 974.8 W936ka
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  • Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights
  • Farrell, Mary Cronk,
  • 331.88 Se4897fa
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  • Follow the Moon Home
  • Cousteau, Philippe, 1980-
  • 597.92 C8369fo
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  • Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
  • Pak, Kenard,
  • 800 P1701go
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  • Hillary Clinton: American Woman Of the World
  • Harness, Cheryl,
  • 973.929 C6172ha
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  • Hole Story Of the Doughnut
  • Miller, Pat, 1951 May 28-
  • 641.8 M6171ho
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  • How to Keep Rolling After a Fall
  • Cozzo, Karole,
  • 813 C83997ho
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  • In the Fields and the Trenches: The Famous and the Forgotten on the Battlefields Of World War I
  • Hollihan, Kerrie Logan,
  • 940.3 H7248in
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  • Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship
  • Walton, Jessica,
  • 800 W176in
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  • Irena’s Children: A True Story Of Courage
  • Mazzeo, Tilar J.,
  • 940.53 Se559ma
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  • Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!
  • Walsh, Melanie,
  • 800 W168is
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  • Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare
  • Barretta, Gene,
  • 973.099 B2759Li
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  • Marooned in the Arctic: The True Story Of Ada Blackjack, the “female Robinson Crusoe”
  • Caravantes, Peggy, 1935-
  • 910.92 B565ca
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  • Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote
  • Robbins, Dean, 1957-
  • 324.623 P2812ro
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  • Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
  • Baskin, Nora Raleigh,
  • 813 B292ni
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  • Possibility Of Now
  • Culbertson, Kim A.,
  • 813 C8972po
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  • Quickest Kid in Clarksville
  • Miller, Pat Zietlow,
  • 800 M61712q
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  • Real Sisters Pretend
  • Lambert, Megan Dowd,
  • 800 L174re
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  • Runs with Courage
  • Wolf, Joan M., 1966-
  • 813 W8315ru
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  • Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale
  • Mann, Jennifer Ann,
  • 813 M3155sc
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  • She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story Of a Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland
  • Mulholland, Loki,
  • 323.092 M899mu
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  • Storm Too Soon a Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas.
  • 910.916 T643st
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  • To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space
  • Van Vleet, Carmella,
  • 629.45 V379to
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  • Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank’s Window
  • Gottesfeld, Jeff,
  • 800 G713tr
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  • Trouble the Water
  • Dowell, Frances O’Roark,
  • 813 D753tr
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  • Women Heroes Of World War Ii: 26 Stories Of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue
  • Atwood, Kathryn J.
  • 940.5485 At95wo
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  • Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More
  • Mullenbach, Cheryl,
  • 363.2 M9119wo
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  • You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
  • 811.6 W378yo
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Additional Notable Books from 2015, 2016, and 2017

  • 100 Inventions That Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs That Shaped Our World
  • Turner, Tracey,
  • 609 T858on
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  • Aaron and Alexander
  • Brown, Don, 1949-
  • 973.4 H1801br
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  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day Of Freedom
  • Johnson, Angela, 1961-
  • 800 J63all
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  • Amazing Age Of John Roy Lynch
  • Barton, Chris,
  • 328.73092 L9915ba
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  • Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles
  • Rockliff, Mara,
  • 324.623 R592ar
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  • At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures Of Mawangdui
  • Liu-Perkins, Christine.
  • 931 L7406at
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  • Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story
  • Gandhi, Arun,
  • 954.03 G1551be
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  • Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America
  • Freedman, Russell,
  • 323.1196 F8758be
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  • Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
  • Manzano, Sonia,
  • 791.45 M3199m
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  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak out
  • Kuklin, Susan,
  • 306.76 K958be
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  • Boy and a Jaguar
  • Rabinowitz, Alan, 1953-
  • 333.95 R1135bo
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  • Boy Who Fell off the Mayflower, Or, John Howland’s Good Fortune
  • Lynch, Patrick James,
  • 974.4 H843Ly
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  • Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
  • 621.4 K1289bo 2015
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  • Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
  • Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
  • 940.53 H7691bo
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  • Brother Hugo and the Bear
  • Beebe, Katy.
  • 800 B3915br
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  • Brown Girl Dreaming
  • Woodson, Jacqueline,
  • 811.54 W8686br
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  • Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America
  • Jarrow, Gail,
  • 614.5 J296bu
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  • Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
  • Rundell, Katherine.
  • 823 R871ca
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  • Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
  • Alko, Selina,
  • 306.84 AL49ca
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  • Children Growing Up with War
  • Matthews, Jenny, 1948-
  • 303.6 M4324ch
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  • Cinderella: 4 Beloved Tales
  • Meister, Cari,
  • 398.2 M4793ci
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  • Colonel Theodore Roosevelt
  • Adler, David A.
  • 973.911 R677ad
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  • Cosmobiography Of Sun Ra: The Sound Of Joy Is Enlightening
  • Raschka, Christopher.
  • 781.65 Su716ra
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  • Crossing Niagara: The Death-defying Tightrope Adventures Of the Great Blondin
  • Tavares, Matt,
  • 791.34 B622ta
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  • Edward Hopper: Summer at the Seashore
  • Lyons, Deborah.
  • 759.13 H778L
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  • Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
  • Engle, Margarita,
  • 811.54 En35en
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  • Esquivel!: Space-age Sound Artist
  • Wood, Susan, 1965-
  • 780.92 Es69wo
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  • Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
  • Fleischman, Paul,
  • 363.7 F6285ey
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  • Fdr and the American Crisis
  • Marrin, Albert.
  • 973.917 M3495f
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  • Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall Of Imperial Russia
  • Fleming, Candace,
  • 947.08 R6624f
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  • Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story Of Inventor George Ferris
  • Kraft, Betsy Harvey.
  • 791.06 F4172kr
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  • Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
  • Lang, Heather, 1966-
  • 629.13 L4137La
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  • Finding Winnie: The True Story Of the World’s Most Famous Bear
  • Mattick, Lindsay,
  • Caldecott 2016
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  • First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story
  • Fleischman, Paul,
  • 202.4 F6288fi
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  • First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial
  • Goodman, Susan E., 1952-
  • 344.744 R5441go
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  • Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi
  • Rubin, Susan Goldman,
  • 323.1196 R8248fr
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  • Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life
  • Bryan, Ashley,
  • 800 B841fr
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  • Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life
  • Reef, Catherine,
  • 759.972 R5243re
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  • Funny Bones: Posada and His Day Of the Dead Calaveras
  • Tonatiuh, Duncan,
  • 800 T61fu
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  • Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent Of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Kanefield, Teri, 1960-
  • 323.092 P8711ka
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  • Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can
  • Trent, Tererai, 1963-
  • 370.92 T7236gi
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  • Global Warming
  • Lawrence, Ellen, 1967-
  • 363.738 L4359gl
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  • Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
  • Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
  • 770.92 P246we
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  • Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future
  • Drummond, Allan,
  • 640.28 D8443gr
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  • Hello, I’m Johnny Cash
  • Neri, Greg,
  • 782.42164 C2688ne
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  • Hidden: A Child’s Story Of the Holocaust
  • Dauvillier, Loïc, 1971-
  • 741.5 D269hi
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  • Hidden Like Anne Frank: Fourteen True Stories Of Survival
  • Prins, Marcel, 1962-
  • 940.53 P9366hi
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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead
  • Markel, Michelle,
  • 973.929 C172ma
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  • History Of the World in 1,000 Objects.
  • D21.3 H57 2014
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  • House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams
  • Stone, Tanya Lee,
  • 361.92 Ad21st
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  • How the Beatles Changed the World
  • Sandler, Martin W.
  • 782.42166 B3806ho
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  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
  • Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-
  • 370.82 Y887i
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  • I Used to Be Afraid
  • Seeger, Laura Vaccaro,
  • 800 Se32iu
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  • Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business– and Won!
  • McCully, Emily Arnold,
  • 070.4 T172m
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  • In the Shadow Of Liberty: The Hidden History Of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives
  • Davis, Kenneth C.,
  • 306.362 D2947in
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  • Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World: With 21 Activities
  • Mullenbach, Cheryl.
  • 330.973 M9119in
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  • Inventor’s Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford
  • Slade, Suzanne,
  • 609.2 SL124in
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  • It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel
  • Dumas, Firoozeh,
  • 813 D891it
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  • Jazz Day: The Making Of a Famous Photograph
  • Orgill, Roxane,
  • 781.65 Or398ja
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  • Jubilee!: One Man’s Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration Of Peace
  • Potter, Alicia,
  • 780.92 G425po
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  • Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems Of Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Derby, Sally,
  • 811.4 D4442ju
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  • Last in a Long Line Of Rebels
  • Tyre, Lisa Lewis,
  • 813 T981La
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  • Last Stop on Market Street
  • De la Peña, Matt,
  • Newbery 2016
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  • Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story Of Stephen Bishop: Slave-explorer
  • Henson, Heather,
  • 796.525 H3983Li
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  • Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration Of the Voting Rights Act Of 1965
  • Winter, Jonah, 1962-
  • 800 W7345Li
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  • Madman Of Piney Woods
  • Curtis, Christopher Paul,
  • 813 C942ma
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  • Malala, Iqbal: Two Stories Of Bravery
  • Winter, Jeanette.
  • 331.3 Y887wi
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  • Maps and Geography
  • Jennings, Ken, 1974-
  • 910 J444ma
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  • Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story Of Sportswriter Mary Garber
  • Macy, Sue.
  • 070.4 G163ma
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  • Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend
  • Stanton, Karen, 1960-
  • 800 St265mo
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  • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History Of the Vietnam War
  • Sheinkin, Steve,
  • 959.704 EL598sh
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  • Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids: Mighty Muckrakers from the Golden Age to Today, with 21 Activities
  • Mahoney, Ellen Voelckers.
  • 070.92 B6292ma
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  • Noah Webster: Man Of Many Words
  • Reef, Catherine.
  • 423 W395re
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  • Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds Of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art
  • Rosenstock, Barb,
  • 759.7 K1313ro
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  • Old Manhattan Has Some Farms: E-i-e-i-grow!
  • Lendroth, Susan.
  • 635 L564ol
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  • One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women Of the Gambia
  • Paul, Miranda,
  • 363.72 P2816on
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  • Oskar and the Eight Blessings
  • Simon, Richard, 1959-
  • 800 Si551os
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  • Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life Of Antoine De Saint-exupéry
  • Sís, Peter, 1949-
  • 800 Si81pi
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  • Poet: The Remarkable Story Of George Moses Horton
  • Tate, Don,
  • 800 H7893ta
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  • Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
  • Sheinkin, Steve,
  • 940.54 Sh42po
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  • Radiant Child: The Story Of Young Artist Jean-michel Basquiat
  • Steptoe, Javaka, 1971-
  • 740.92 B2932st
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  • Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
  • Pinkney, Andrea Davis,
  • 781.644 P6561rh
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  • Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
  • Bryant, Jennifer,
  • 409.2 B8415ri
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  • Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
  • Stelson, Caren Barzelay,
  • 940.54 Y26st
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  • Sally Ride: A Photobiography Of America’s Pioneering Woman in Space
  • O’Shaughnessy, Tam E.,
  • 629.45 R433os
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  • Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale Of an Amazing Feat Of Engineering
  • Sandler, Martin W.
  • 388.4 Sa569se
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  • Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
  • Tonatiuh, Duncan,
  • 379.2 T61se
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  • Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce Of 1914
  • Hendrix, John, 1976-
  • 800 H385sh
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  • Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender Of His People
  • Nelson, S. D.,
  • 978.004 Si88ne
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  • Six Dots: A Story Of Young Louis Braille
  • Bryant, Jennifer.
  • 686.282 B7311br
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  • Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor
  • Burleigh, Robert,
  • 526.092 T3296bu
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  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography
  • Blumenthal, Karen.
  • 338.7 J579bl
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  • Stonewall: Breaking out in the Fight for Gay Rights
  • Bausum, Ann,
  • 306.76 B3287st
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  • Story Of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond
  • Dillon, Patrick, 1962-
  • 720.9 D5877st
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  • Stubby the War Dog: The True Story Of World War I ‘s Bravest Dog
  • Bausum, Ann,
  • 940.4 B3287st
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  • Swing Sisters: The Story Of the International Sweethearts Of Rhythm
  • Deans, Karen,
  • 781.65082 D3469sw
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  • Symphony for the City Of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege Of Leningrad
  • Anderson, M. T.,
  • 780.92 Sh821an
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  • Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
  • DePrince, Michaela,
  • 792.8 D442de
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  • Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story Of the Deadliest Cook in America
  • Bartoletti, Susan Campbell,
  • 614.5 B285te
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  • This Land Is Our Land: A History Of American Immigration
  • Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-
  • 304.8 Os17th
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  • Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man’s Ideas Helped Form a New Nation
  • Marrin, Albert.
  • 320.51 P165ma
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  • Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully
  • Levy, Janice.
  • 800 L5796th
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  • Thunder Boy Jr.
  • Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
  • 800 AL279th
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  • To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey Of the Donner Party
  • Brown, Skila,
  • 813 B8152to
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  • Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog
  • Montalván, Luis Carlos,
  • 362.4 M761tu
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  • Unbroken: A World War Ii Story Of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • Hillenbrand, Laura.
  • 940.54 H557un
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  • Under the Same Sun
  • Robinson, Sharon, 1950-
  • 800 R5667un
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  • Untamed: The Wild Life Of Jane Goodall
  • Silvey, Anita,
  • 590.92 G61un
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  • Untold History Of the United States: Young Readers Edition
  • Stone, Oliver.
  • 973.97 St722un
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  • Vietnam: A History Of the War
  • Freedman, Russell,
  • 959.704 F8757vi
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  • Voice Of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit Of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
  • 323.092 H178we
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  • Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War Against Slavery
  • Marrin, Albert.
  • 973.7 B8136vo
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  • We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler
  • Freedman, Russell,
  • 943.086 F8757we
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  • Wheels on the Tuk Tuk
  • Sehgal, Kabir,
  • 782.42 Se41wh
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  • Why’d They Wear That?: Fashion As the Mirror Of History
  • Albee, Sarah,
  • GT518 .A58 2015
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  • Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country
  • Cooper, Ilene,
  • 320.082 C785wo
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