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     Kindergarten Literature Connections- Me and My World
Lesson 1
• Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis
        (New York: HarperCollins, 1998)
• Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney
        (New York: Crown, 1999)
• I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson
        (New York: Pearson, 1990)

Lesson 2
• Celebrating Families by Rosemarie Hausherr
       (New York: Scholastic, 1997)
• Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems by Mary Ann
Hoberman (Boston: Little Brown, 2001)
• Who’s in a Family? by Robert Skutch
       (Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 1995)
• Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney
       (New York: Dragonfly Books, 2000)


Lesson 3
• Communication by Aliki
       (New York: Mulberry Books, 1999)
• We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices by Lauren Murphy Payne
       (Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 1997)
• Oh, Brother…Oh, Sister! A Sister’s Guide to Getting Along by Brooks Whitney
       (Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 1999)

Lesson 4
• How to Be a Friend: A Guide o Making Friends and Keeping Them by Laurence
Kransky Brown and Marc Tolon Brown
       (Boston: Little, Brown, 1998)
• How to Lose All Your Friends by Nancy Carlson
       (New York: Puffin Books, 1997)
• A Book of Friends by Dave Ross
       (New York: HarperCollins, 1999)

Lesson 5
• We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices by Lauren Murphy Payne
        (Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1997)
• Conflict Resolution in the Elementary Classroom, Rosa by Barbara Porro
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       (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,
       1996)


Lesson 6
• Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi
       ((Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 2000)
• Hetman the Helper by Robert Kraus
       (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987)
• One Happy Classroom by Charnan Simon
       (New York: Children’s Press, 1997)

Lesson 7
• Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
       (New York: Dutton, 2001)
• Franklin’s Neighborhood by Paulette Bougeois
       (New York: Scholastic, 1999)
• On the Town: A Community Adventure by Judith Caseley
       (New York: HarperCollins, 2002)

Lesson 8
• Mapping Penny’s World by Loreen Leedy
       (New York: Henry Holt, 2000)
• Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
       (New York: Random House, 1998)

Lesson 9
• To Be a Kid by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko
       (Madison, WI: Turtleback Books, 2000)
• The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
       (New York: Random House, 2001)
• Sidewalk Games Around the World by Arlene Erlbach
       (Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1997)
• Hopscotch Around the World by Mary D. Lankford
       (New York: Morrow/Avon, 1996)
• Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris
       (Madison, WI: Turtleback Books, 1993)
• Houses and Homes by Ann Morris
       (New York: Morrow/Avon, 1995)
• Shoes, Shoes, Shoes by Ann Morris
       (New York: Morrow/Avon, 1998)

Lesson 10
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• 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Recycle by the Earth Works Group
        (Berkeley, CA: Earth Works Press, 1994)
• 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth by the Earth Works Group
        (Berkeley, CA: Earth Works Press, 1999)

• Recycle! A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons
       (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996)
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      Grade 1 Literature Connections- My School and Family
Lesson 1
• Friends at School by Rochelle Bunnett
         (New York: Star Bright Books, 1996)
• We Share Everything by Robert Munch
         (New York: Scholastic, 2000)
• Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen
         (New York: Aladdin, 1989)

Lesson 2
• Amber on the Mountain by Tony Johnston
       (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1994))
• Friends at School by Rochelle Bunnett
       (New York: Star Bright Books, 1996)
• Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathman
       (New York: Scholastic, 1991)

Lesson 3
• David Goes to School by David Shannon
        (New York: Blue Sky Press, 1999)
• Junie B. Jones and the Stinky Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
        (New York: Random House, 1992)
• Pirate School by Cathy East Dubowski and Mark Dubowski
        (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1996)

Lesson 4
• A Day in the Life of a Teacher by Linda Hayword
       (New York: Doris Kinderly, 2001)
• Hooray for Diffendoofer Day by Dr. Seuss
       (New York: Random House, 1998)
• School Principals by Tracey Boraas
       (Mankato, MN: Bridgestone Books, 1999)

Lesson 5
• Nobody Knew What to Do by Becky Ray McCain
       (New York: Harper Collins, 1993)
• The Adventures of Snail at School by John Stadler
       (Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1998)
• The New Kid by Susan Hood
       (Morton Grove, IL: Whitman, 2001)
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Lesson 6
• Mapping Penny’s World by Loreen Leedy
       (New York: Henry Holt, 2000)
• Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
       (New York: Dragonfly/Crown, 1996)
• Mouse Views: What the Class Pet Saw by Bruce McMillan
       (New York: Holiday House, 1993)

Lesson 7
• One Room School by Raymond Bial
        (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999)
• Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne
        (New York: Random House, 2001)
• My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
        (New York: Harper Collins, 1992)

Lesson 8
• The Lunch Bunch by Margo Finch
       (Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1998)
• Franklin Plays the Game by Paulette Bourgeois
       (Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1997)
• Beginnings: How Families Come to Be by Virginia Kroll
       (Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1994)

Lesson 9
• What Families Do by Olive Jackson
       (New York: Newbridge, 2000)
• Families by Gail Saunders-Smith
       (Mankato, MN: Pebble Books/Capstone Press, 1997)
• Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney
       (New York: Crown, 1999)

Lesson 10
• Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer
        (Racine, WI: Western Pub. Co., 1977)
• We Are All Alike by Lola M. Schaefer
        (Pelham, NY: Benchmark Education, 2001)
• Tight Times by Barbara Shook Hazen
        (New York: Puffin, 1983)

Lesson 11
• Who’s Whose? by Jan Ormerod
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       (New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard, 1998)
• The Garbage Monster by Joni Sensel
       (Enumclaw, WA: Dream Factory Books, 2001)

Lesson 12
• Children of the Settlement Houses by Caroline Arnold
       (Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1998)
• Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
       (New York: Viking, 1982)
• Two Days in May by Harriet Peck Taylor
       (New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1999)

Lesson 13
• How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. Friedman
       (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987)
• How My Family Lives in America by Susan Kuklin
       (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992)
• Cherry Pies and Lullabies by Lynn Reiser
       (New York: Greenwillow, 1998)

Lesson 14
• The Berenstain Bears’ New Neighbors by Stan and Jan Berenstain
        (New York: Random House, 1994)
• Clifford and the Grouchy Neighbors by Norman Bridwell
        (New York: Scholastic, 1985)
• Cool Ali by Nancy Poydar
        (New York: Margaret McElderry, 1996)
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          Grade 2 Literature Connections- My Community
Lesson 1
• Communities by Lisa Trumbauer
       (Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2000)
• My Perfect Neighborhood by Leah Komaiko
       (New York: Harper Collins, 1990)
• Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett
       (New York: Putnam, 1994)

Lesson 2
• Communities by Lisa Trumbauer
        (Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2000)
• I Live in a City by Stasia Ward Kehoe
        (New York: PowerKids Press, 2000)
• I Live in the Mountains by Stasia Ward Kehoe
        (New York: PowerKids Press, 2000)

Lesson 3
• CJ and the Mysterious Map by Kimberly Weinberger
       (New York: Scholastic, 2000)
• Maps and Symbols by Angela Royston
       (Austin, Texas: Steck-Vaughn, 1999)
• The Key to Maps by Harley Chan
       (Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2001)

Lesson 4
• Earth’s Land and Water by Bonnie Beers
        (Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2001)
• I Live on an Island by Stacia Ward Kehoe
        (New York: PowerKids Press, 2000)
• Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? by Iza Trapani
        (Boston: Whispering Coyote Press, 1995)

Lesson 5
• Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Another Goose Story by Carmen Agra Deedy
       (Atlanta: Peachtree Publishing, 1994)
• Using Nature’s Gifts by Marcia S. Freeman
       Skokie, IL: Rand McNally, 1999)
• The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore) by Stan and Jan Berenstain
       (New York: Random House, 1991)
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Lesson 6
• How a Book Is Made by Aliki
       (New York: HarperTrophy, 1988)
• Farming by Gail Gibbons
       (New York: Holiday House, 1990)
• How Goods Are Moved by Carole Wicklander
       (Skokie, IL: Rand McNally, 1999)

Lesson 7
• Community Helpers from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman
       (New York: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1998)
• One Afternoon by Yumi Heo
       (New York: Orchard Books, 1998)
• Berenstain Bears on the Job by Stan and Jan Berenstain
       (New York: Random House, 1987)

Lesson 8
• The Go-Around Dollar by Barbara Johnston Adams
       (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992)
• The Berenstain Bears Dollars and Sense by Stan and Jan Berenstain
       (New York: Random House, 2001)
• Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
       by Judith Voirst (New York: Atheneum, 1978)

Lesson 9
• The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
       (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978)
• The Garden of Happiness by Erika Tamar
       (San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1996)
• Mr. Paul and Mr. Luecke Build Communities by Alice K. Flanagan
       (New York: Children’s Press, 1999)

Lesson 10
• If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine
        (New York: Scholastic, 1992)
• City by the Bay: A Magical Journey Around San Francisco by Tricia Brown
        (San Francisco: Chronicle, 1998)
• Maybelle the Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton
        (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997)

Lesson 11
• Children of the Settlement Houses by Caroline Arnold
       (Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1998)
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• Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
       (New York: Viking, 1982)
• Two Days in May by Harriet Peck Taylor
       (New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1999)

Lesson 12
• A Day in the Life of a Mayor: Featuring New York City
  Mayor Rudy Giuliani by Liza N. Burby
       (New York: Powerkids Press, 1999)
• The Great Trash Bash by Loreen Leedy
       (New York: Holiday House, 2000)

Lesson 13
• Clifford’s Good Deeds by Norman Bridwell
        (New York: Scholastic, 1985)
• The Troubled Village by Simon Henwood
        (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1991)
• Signs of Protest by Patricia Lakin
        (Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1995)

Lesson 14
• The United States by Denise Allard
        (Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1997)
• This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
        (Boston: Little Brown, 1998)
• Celebrate the 50 States by Loreen Leedy
        (New York: Holiday House, 2000)
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  Grade 3 Literature Connections- Our Community and Beyond
Lesson 1
• Looking Down by Steve Jenkins
       (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995)
• Measuring and Maps by Keith Lye
       (New York: Gloucester Press, 1991)
• Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney
       (New York: Dragonfly Books, 1999)

Lesson 2
• Young Geographers by Marcia Freeman
        (Skokie, IL: Rand McNally, 1999)
• Computer Fun Geography by Lisa Trumbauer
        (Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1999)
• Stringbean’s Trip to the Shining Sea by Vera B. Williams
        (New York: William Morrow, 1999)

Lesson 3
• The Armadillo from Amarillo by Lynne Cherry
       (San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1999)
• A Child’s Alaska by Claire Rudolf Murphy and Charles Mason
       (Portland, OR: Alaska Northwest Books, 1994)
• Where People Live by Angela Royston
       (Austin, TX: Raintree/Steck Vaughn, 1998)

Lesson 4
• A Day’s Work by Eve Bunting
       (New York: Clarion Books, 1994)
• Coming to America by Betsy Maestro
       (New York: Scholastic, 1996)
• Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say
       (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993

Lesson 5
• How My Family Lives in America by Susan Kuklin
       (New York: Macmillan, 1992)
• Gracias, Rosa by Michelle Markel
       (Morton Grove, IL: Whitman, 1995)
• Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice by Sylvia Rosa-Casanova
       (New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1997)
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Lesson 6
• Making a Difference in the World by Lynne Cherry
       (Katonah, NY: R. Owen, 2000)
• Summer Sands by Sherry Garland
       (San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995)
• I Am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks
       (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997)

Lesson 7
• Children Just Like Me by Susan Elizabeth Copsey
       (New York: Doris Kindersly, 1995)
• Acka Backa Boo! Playground Games from Around the World by Opal Dunn
       (New York: Henry Holt, 2000)

Lesson 8
• Prices Go Up, Prices Go Down by David Adler
        (New York: Franklin Watts, 1984)
• For Rent by Charles E. Martin
        (New York: William Morrow & Co., 1986)

Lesson 9
• Bananas: From Malolo to Margie by George Ancona
       (New York: Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin, 1982)
• Apple Picking Time by Michele Benoit
       (New York: Random House, 1994)
• Emeka’s Gift: An African Counting Story by Ifeoma Onyefulu
       (New York: Cobblehill Books, 1995)

Lesson 10
• The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom
        (New York: Harper, 1995)
• Fire Fighters by Robert Maass
        (New York: Scholastic, 1992)
• All About Things People Do by Melanie Rice
        (New York: Scholastic, 1990)

Lesson 11
• Who Keeps Us Safe? by Caroline Arnold
        (New York: Franklin Watts, 1982)
• My Grandma’s the Mayor by Marjorie White Pellegrino
        (Washington, DC: Magination Press, 1999)
• State and Local Government by Lawrence Santrey
        (Mahwah, NJ: Troll Communications, 1985)
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Lesson 12
• Kids Are Citizens by Ellen Keller
        (Washington, DC: National Geographic Reading Expeditions, 2002)
• Granddaddy’s Gift by Margaree King Mitchell
        (Mahwah, NJ: BridgeWater Books, 1997)
• Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles
        (New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001)

Lesson 13
• Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share by Molly Bang
        (New York: Blue Sky Press, 1997)
• Where Once There Was a Wood by Denise Fleming
        (New York: Henry Holt, 1996)
• Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg
        (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990)

Lesson 14
• 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth by Earthworks Group
        (Chicago: Scott Foresman, 1990)
• Friends in Deed Save the Manatee by Allison Friesinger
        (New York: Random House, 1998)
• A Giant Tree in the Rainforest by Sally Morgan
        (North Mankato, MN: Thameside Press, 2000)
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          Literature Connection – Regions of Our Country
Lesson 1
• Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book by Kate Petty
• The Kids Guide to Money by Steve Offinoski
• So you want to be President by Judith St. George

Lesson 2
• A is for America by Devin Scillian
• Geography from A to Z by Jack Knowlton
• USA from Space by Anne-Catherine Faller

Lesson 3
• My Diary from Here to There by Amada Irma Perez
• When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest
• Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold


Lesson 4
• Journey around Boston from A to Z by Martha Day Zchock
• The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal by Cheryl Harness
• Travels with Max to Washington DC by Nancy Ann Van Wiel


Lesson 5
• People, People Everywhere by Nancy Van Laan
• People by Peter Spier
• My New York by Kathy Jakobsen


Lesson 6
• Working Cotton by Carole Byard
• Appalachia: Voices of Sleeping Birds by Barry Moser
• Welcome to Bayou by Mary Alice Fontenot


Lesson 7
• Southeast Chelsea House
• The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Joanna Cole
• The Miami Giant by Arthur Yorinks
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Lesson 8
• Rushmore by Lynn Curlee
• Model T: How Henry Ford Built a Legend by David Weitzman
• At the Airport by Carol Greene


Lesson 9
• A Farm Through Time by Eric Thomas
• Farming by Ann Love
• Look Inside a Farm by Giovanna Mantegazza


Lesson 10
• Southwest Chelsea House
• The Desert is Theirs by Byrd Baylor
• Inside the Alamo by Jim Murphy


Lesson 11
• River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry
• River by Debby Atwell
• Common Ground by Molly Garrett Bang


Lesson 12
• West Chelsea House
• Yellowstone National Park by David Petersen
• Iditarod by Bill Sherwonit


Lesson 13
• Lobster Kids’ Guide to Exploring Las Vegas by Heidi Knapp Rinella
• Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers
• Around Denver with Kids by Christine Loomis
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                Literature Connections- America’s Past

Chapter 1 – Geography of the United States
    Annos USA by Mitsumasa Anno
    A is for America by Devin Scillian
    Geography from A to Z by Jack Knowlton

Chapter 2 – Native Americans and Their Land
    Discovery of America by Betsy Maestro
    America 1492 by Kids Discover Magazine
    Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Chief Seattle


Chapter 3 – Native American Cultural Regions
    If You Lived with the Sioux Indians by Ann McGovern
    If You Lived with the Iroquois Indians by Ann McGovern
    Daily Life in a Plains Indian Village 1868 by Michaeil Band Hand Terry
    The Ledger Book of Thomas Blue Eagle by Gary Matthaei and Jewel Grutma


Chapter 4 – Why Europeans Left for the New World
    Discovery of America by Betsy Maestro
    Exploration of North America by Shirley Greenway
    The Usborne Book of Explorers From Columbus to Armstrong by Felicity Everett


Chapter 5 – Routes of Exploration to the New World
    Discovery of America by Betsy Maestro
    Scholastic Atlas of Exploration by Dinah Starkey
    The History News: Explorers by Michael Johnstone


Chapter 6 – Early English Settlements
    The Jamestown Colony by Gail Sakurai
    What If You’d Been at Jamestown? By Jean Fritz
    If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern
    Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz


Chapter 7 – Comparing the Colonies
    African-American’s in the Thriteen Colonies by Deborah Kent
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      Colonial Life by Brendan January
      The Thirteen Colonies by Brendan January
      Colonial Times from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman

Chapter 8 – Facing Slavery
    African-American’s in the Thriteen Colonies by Deborah Kent
    Amazing Grace by Linda Granfield
    From Slave Ship to Freedom Road by Julius Lester


Chapter 9 – Life in Colonial Williamsburg
    Williamburg by Zachary Kent
    If you Lived in Williamsburg by Barbara Brenner
    From Slave Ship to Freedom Road by Julius Lester


Chapter 10 – Growing Tensions Between the Colonies and Britain
    Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? by Jean Fritz
    And then What Happened Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
    Emma’s Journal by Marissa Moss


Chapter 11 – To Declare Independence or Not
    Can’t You Make the Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz
    Katie’s Trunk by Ann Turner
    The Liberty Tree by Lucille Recht Penner


Chapter 12 – The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence? by R. Conrad Stein
    The Declaration of Independence by Patricia Ryon Quiri
    Thomas Jefferson by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.


Chapter 13 – The Revolutionary War
    Why don’t you get a Horse, Sam Adams? By Jean Fritz
    If you lived at the time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore
    If you grew up with George Washington by Ruth Belov Gros
    The Winter at Valley Forge by James E. Knight
    The Surrender at Yorktown by Zachary Kent
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Chapter 14 – The Constitution
    Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz
    Will you Sign Here John Hancock? By Jean Fritz
    If you were there when they Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy


Chapter 15 – The Bill of Rights
    Freedom of the Press Cobblestone Magazine: January 1999
    The Bill of Rights by Patricia Ryon Quiri
    Words that Built a Nation by Marilyn Miller


Chapter 16 – Manifest Destiny and Settling the West
    The Louisiana Purchase by Gail Sakurai
    What’s the Deal? by Rhoda Blumberg
    The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark by Rhoda Blumberg


Chapter 17 – The Diverse Peoples of the West
    The West by Giovanni Carrada
    Pioneer Life from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman
    Rachel’s Journal by Marissa Moss


Chapter 18 – The Causes of the Civil War
    Dear Benjamin Banneker by Brian Pinkney
    From Slave Ship to Freedom Road by Julius Lester
    Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold


Chapter 19 – The Civil War
    Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
    Abraham Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
    Followers of the North Star by Susan Altman and Susan Lechner


Chapter 20 – Industrialization and Modern America
    The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
    Things Will Never Be The Same by Tomie DePaola
    Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

				
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