Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--You're History! Fact and Fiction

A Soldier's Secret
A Soldier's Secret The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero By Moss, Marissa (Book - 2012 ) y MOSS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Nineteen-year-old Sarah masquerades as a man during the Civil War, serving as a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, escaping from the Confederates, and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers.

Homeless Bird
Homeless Bird By Whelan, Gloria (Book - 2000 ) y WHELAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Koly is getting married, not uncommon for 13-year-old girls in India. Unfortunately, her husband is younger than promised, and sickly and soon she is a homeless widow. How will she survive?

We Troubled the Waters
We Troubled the Waters Poems By Shange, Ntozake (Book - 2009 ) j 811.5 S528w 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:These poems are a tribute to the many individuals who acted with courage for justice and change during the civil rights movement.

Secret Keeper
Secret Keeper By Perkins, Mitali (Book - 2009 ) y PERKINS 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Sweethearts of Rhythm
Sweethearts of Rhythm The Story of the Greatest All-girl Swing Band in the World By Nelson, Marilyn (Book - 2009 ) j 811.5 N428s 2009 Available in some locations

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.

The Year of Goodbyes
The Year of Goodbyes A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells By Levy, Debbie (Book - 2010 ) y 811.6 L6683y 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Claudette Colvin
Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice By Hoose, Phillip M. (Book - 2009 ) j B-Co726h 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur Hip-hop Idol By Golus, Carrie (Book - 2011 ) j 782.421649 S527goh 2011 Available in some locations

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.

Jimi Sounds Like A Rainbow : A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix By Golio, Gary (Book - 2010 ) j 787.87166092 H4986g 2010 Available in some locations

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?

The War to End All Wars
The War to End All Wars World War I By Freedman, Russell (Book - 2010 ) j 940.3 F8537w 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Spies of Mississippi
Spies of Mississippi The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement By Bowers, Rick (Book - 2010 ) y 323.1196073 B7867s 2010 Available in some locations

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.

If Stones Could Speak
If Stones Could Speak Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge By Aronson, Marc (Book - 2010 ) j 936.2319 A7697i 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explore the mysterious monument of Stonehenge and learn some of its secrets and history.

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