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My Teacher For President by Kay Winters
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Another good intro into politics for younger students. This story talks about a student that thinks his teacher would be good for president because of what she can do. This can be an intro into a writing topic about who the students would recommend t...more
Hello World! Greetings in 42 Languages Around the Globe! by Manya Stojic
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Simple picture book with different hellos around the world. Good for younger students and an introduction to other cultures.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Good book for a different side of the civil rights. This family is from the North and experiences racism alittle differently. It took awhile to get to the good parts but the humor was great. My kids laughed throughout the whole book.
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor
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The last book in the Roll of Thunder hear my Cry series. We've been with Cassie for two books now and it felt that they were apart of our lives even though they were fictional characters. We were excited but sad that it ended because it felt that we...more
The Story Of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
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A younger more kid friendly version of what happen to Ruby Bridges. The illustrations are great and the story is inspiring.
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
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GREAT BOOK!!! This was another book I used for my PTLS. This book has good information about what was going on in the schools during the desegregation. Not only were blacks affected but hispanics and whites who supported the desegregation were scruti...more
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
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I love this story. I own this book and everynow and then I re-read it. This book is more for older students because of the issues it brings up but the overall message of what happened during the Holocaust is worth the read. It's great for discussions...more
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
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Great book that describes Rosa Parks' life and her involvement in the civil rights movement. I used this book as a resource for my civil rights unit. Good illustrations and easy for the students to read.
Barack Obama by Nikki Grimes
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Great book about Obama. It can start the discussion that everybody can be what they want to be with hard work and hope.
Corn Is Maize by Aliki
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Good book for younger students as an introduction to Native Americans and how they use to live and how they live now. It relates how Native American's affected us because they showed the settlers how to store corn.
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