Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--You're History! Fact and Fiction
Annotation:In 1974 her father leaves New Delhi, India, to seek a job in New York. Ashi, a sixteen year old tomboy, feels thwarted in the home of her extended family in Calcutta where she, her mother, and sister must stay. When her father dies before he can send for them, they must remain with their relatives and observe the old-fashioned traditions that Ashi hates.
Annotation:Two boys--one white, one black--share an uneasy friendship in Kenya in the 1950s, a country shaken by a rebellion of Africans against white landowners, but suspicions and accusations are escalating, and an act of betrayal could change everything.
Annotation:A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.
Annotation:This book tells the true story of what happened to a 12-year-old girl named Jutta (Debbie Levy's mother) in 1938. Actual entries in a posiealbum (autograph book) serve as markers of a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of their rights. Debbie wrote verses in consultation with her mother to reflect her voice, feelings, and thoughts throughout this memorable year.
Annotation:On March 2, 1955, fifteen-year-old Colvin, fed up with the daily injustices of segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated, Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders.
Annotation:Tupac Shakur saw himself as both artist and urban soldier, battling the media, the law, the courts and rival rappers. Tupac overcame poverty to become one of hip-hop's biggest stars. His life, death, and music were all surrounded by controversy.
Annotation:Before he became one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Jimi Hendrix was a boy who loved to paint and listen to records, and who asked himself an unusual question: could someone paint pictures with sound?
Annotation:In this clear and authoritative account, the author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first. Numerous archival photographs give the often disturbing subject matter a moving visual counterpart.
Annotation:In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.
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