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We were there, too! : young people in U.S. history

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Farrar Straus Giroux, Volume 1st, New York, p.264 (2001)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr E178.3 .H74 2001

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8223881

Keywords:

American Library Association Best Books for YA 2002, American Library Association Notable Children's Bk 2002, Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2001, Children--Biography, Children--United States--Biography--Anecdotes--Juvenile literature, Horn Book Fanfare List 2002, Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2002, United States--Biography--Anecdotes--Juvenile literature, United States--History, United States--History--Anecdotes--Juvenile literature, Youth--Biography, Youth--United States--Biography--Anecdotes--Juvenile literature

Abstract:

Contents: "Tierra!" When two worlds met.-- Strangers in paradise: the British Colonies.-- Breaking away: the American Revolution.-- Learning to be a nation.-- One nation or two? The Civil War.-- Elbow room: the West.-- Shifting gears in a new century.-- Hard times: wars, depression, and dust.-- Times that kept a-changin'.-- Linking up in the twenty-first century.; Summary: Biographies of dozens of young people who made a mark in American history, including explorers, planters, spies, cowpunchers, sweatshop workers, and civil rights workers.

Notes:

Lexile measure 950; ages 9-up; book level 7.1; autobiography and biography