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Basic Reader Books about History and Civics

Aretha, David.   Selma and the Voting Rights Act.   F334 S4 A74 2008   (128 pp.)

Aretha, David.   The Murder of Emmett Till.   E185.93 M6 A75 2007   (160 pp.)

Arnold, James R.   The Battle of the Bulge : Hitler’s Last Gamble in the West.   D756.5 A7 A74 2004   (96 pp.)

Bausum, Ann.   Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement.   E185.96 B355 2006   (79 pp.)

Bingham, Jane.   A History of Fashion and Costume.  Volume 1, The Ancient World.   GT530 B56 2005   (64 pp.)

Blumberg, Rhoda.   York’s Adventures with Lewis and Clark : An African-American’s Part in the Great Expedition.   F592.7 Y67 B57 2004   (88pp.)

Bradley, Catherine.   Hitler: And the Third Reich.   DD247.H5 B69 1990   (62 pp.)

Bradley, John (John S. N.).   Churchill.   DA566.9C5 B66 1990   (62 pp.)

Brown, Laaren.   Nelson Mandela.   DT1974 B76 2006   (128 pp.)

Burgan, Michael.   The Bill of Rights.   KF4750 B87 2002   (48 pp.)

Cannon, Marian G.   Dwight David Eisenhower : War Hero and President.   E836 C36 1990   (160 pp.)

Chrisp, Peter.   A History of Fashion and Costume.  Volume 6, The Victorian Age.   GT737 C57 2005   (64 pp.)

Clinton, Catherine.   The Black Soldier : 1492 to the Present.   E185.63 C57 2000   (117 pp.)

Coerr, Eleanor.   Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.   RJ416 L4 C63   (79 pp.)

Cooper, Gilly Cameron.   How the World Began : Creation in Myths & Legends.   BL325 C7 C66 2006   (47 pp.)

Dash, Joan.   A Dangerous Engine : Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat.   E302.6 F8 D2165 2006   (246 pp.)

Davis, Bertha.   Crisis in Industry : Can America Compete?   HC106.5.D363 1989   (144 pp.)

Denenberg, Barry.   Stealing Home : The Story of Jackie Robinson.   GV865 R6 D46 1990   (116 pp.)

Ditchfield, Christin.   Clara Barton : Founder of the American Red Cross.   HV569 B3 D58 2004   (111 pp.)

Dobler, Lavinia G.   Pioneers and Patriots: The Lives of Six Negroes of the Revolutionary Era.   E185.96 D6   (118 pp.)

Dolan, Edward F.   Panama and the United States : Their Canal, Their Stormy Years.   E183.8.P2 D65 1990   (160 pp.)

Dolan, Edward F.   The Police in American Society.   HV7922.D65 1988   (175 pp.)

Dolan, Edward F.   Illiteracy in America.   LC151.D65 1995   (128 pp.)

Elgin, Kathy.   A History of Fashion and Costume, Volume 3, Elizabethan England.   GT734 E54 2005   (64 pp.)

Elish, Dan.   The Trail of Tears : The Story of the Cherokee Removal.   E99 C5 E47 2001  (96 pp.)

Elliot, Henry.   John Muir: Protecting and Preserving the Environment.   QH31.M9 E55 2009   (48 pp.)

Fine, Jil.   Art.   N72 S6 F554 2004   (48 pp.)

Fradin, Dennis B.   Who Was Thomas Jefferson?   E332.79 F73 2003   (103 pp.)

Freedman, Russell.   Lincoln : A Photobiography Lincoln.   E457.905 F73 1987   (150 pp.)

Gottfried, Ted.   Eleanor Roosevelt : First Lady of the Twentieth Century.   E807.1 R48 G67 1997   (111 pp.)

Halliburton, Warren J.   Historic Speeches of African Americans.   E184.6 H57 1993   (192 pp.)

Harik, Ramsay M.   Jesus of Nazareth : Teacher and Prophet.   BT302 H25 2001   (128 pp.)

Harlan, Judith.   Hispanic Voters : A Voice in American Politics.   E184.S75 H37 1988   (112 pp.)

Herbert, Janis.   Lewis and Clark for Kids : Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities.   F592.7 H38 2000   (143 pp.)

Hibbert, Clare.   A History of Fashion and Costume.  Volume 8, The Twentieth Century.   GT596 H53 2005   (64 pp.)

Hitchcock, Susan Tyler.   Roe v. Wade : Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose.   KF228 R59 H58 2006   (128 pp.)

Hoobler, Dorothy.   Cleopatra.   DT92.7 H66 1988   (115 pp.)

Hoose, Phillip.   Claudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice.   F334.M753 C6554 2009   (133 pp.)

Horwitz, Margot F.   A Female Focus : Great Women Photographers.   TR23.H67 1996   (127 pp.)

Hort, Lenny.   George Washington.   E312.66 H67 2005   (128 pp.)

Ishii, Takeyuki.   One Thousand Paper Cranes : The Story of Sadako and the Children’s Peace Statue.   RJ416 L4 C65 2001   (97 pp.)

Isserman, Maurice.   Across America : The Lewis and Clark Expedition.   F592.7 I87 2007   (180 pp.)

Kaplan, Howard S.   John F. Kennedy.   E842 Z9 K37 2004   (127 pp.)

Kellaher, Karen.   Rosa Parks : Civil Rights Pioneer.   F334 M753 P3864 2007   (44 pp.)

Koslow, Philip.   John Hancock : A Signature Life.   E302.6 H23 K67 1998   (112 pp.)

Kosof, Anna.   Prison Life : The Crisis Today.   HV9471 K673 1995   (144 pp.)

Kozar, Richard.   Lewis and Clark : Explorers of the Louisiana Purchase.   F592.7 L42 K69 2000   (63 pp.)

Krensky, Stephen.   Benjamin Franklin.   E302.6 F8 K917 2008   (128 pp.)

Kronenwetter, Michael.   Prejudice in America : Causes and Cures.   E184.A1 K838 1993   (144 pp.)

Landau, Elaine.   Holocaust Memories : Speaking the Truth in their own Words.   D804.195 H68 2001   (95 pp.)

Landau, Elaine.   Slave Narratives : The Journey to Freedom.   E444 S565 2001   (95 pp.)

Lang, Susan S.   Extremist Groups in America.   E184.A1 L257 1990   (174 pp.)

Langley, Andrew.   Castle at War : The Story of a Siege.   GT3550 L36 1998   (47 pp.)

Lanier, Sally.   Jefferson’s Children : The Story of One American Family.   E332.2 L35 2000   (144 pp.)

Lindop, Edmund.   The Bill of Rights and Landmark Cases.   KF4750 L56 1989   (144 pp.)

Mann, Charles C.   Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491.   E61 .M267 2009   (117 pp.)

Mara, Wil.   Thurgood Marshall : Champion for Civil Rights.   KF8745 M34 M37 2004   (125 pp.)

Marcovitz, Hal.   Sacagewea : Guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.   F592.7 S123 M37 2001   (63 pp.)

Marrin, Albert.   Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl.   F595 .M343 2009   (120 pp.)

Marston, Elsa.   Muhammad of Mecca : Prophet of Islam.   BP75 M34 2001   (128 pp.)

McCuen, Gary E.   Secret Democracy:  Civil Liberties vs. The National Security State.   JK468.I6 S39 1990   (167 pp.)

McDaniel, Melissa.   W.E.B. DuBois : Scholar and Civil Rights Activist.   E185.97 D73 M43 1999   (96 pp.)

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.   Who Was Rosa Parks?   F334 .M753 P385545 2010   (106 pp.)

McMullan, Kate.   The Story of Harriet Tubman : Conductor of the Underground Railroad.   E444 T82 M38 1992   (108 pp.)

McNeese, Tim.   Brown v. Board of Education : Integrating America’s Schools.   KF228 B76 M356 2006   (144 pp.)

McNeese, Tim.   Dred Scott v. Sandford : The Pursuit of Freedom.   KF22 S27 M36 2006   (120 pp.)

McNeese, Tim.   Plessy v. Ferguson : Separate but Equal.   KF223 P56 M36 2006   (136 pp.)

McWhorter, Diane.   A Dream of Freedom : The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968.   E185.61 M39 2004   (160 pp.)

Meltzer, Milton.   The Amazing Potato : A Story in which the Incas, Conquistadors, Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson, Wars, Famines, Immigrants and French Fries all Play a Part.   SB211 P8 M53 1992   (116 pp.)

Meltzer, Milton.   Bound for America : The Story of the European Immigrants.   JV6450 M45 2001   (112 pp.)

Milton, Bess.   Advertising.   HF5829 M55 2004   (48 pp.)

Meltzer, Milton.   Columbus and the World Around Him.   E111.M49 1990   (192 pp.)

Myers, Walter Dean.   At Her Majesty’s Request : An African Princess in Victorian England.   DA565 F67 M94 1999   (146 pp.)

Newman, Shirlee Petkin.   The African Slave Trade.   HT1322 N38 2000   (63 pp.)

Newman, Shirlee Petkin.   Slavery in the United States.   E441 N58 2000   (63 pp.)

Pascoe, Elaine.   Neighbors at Odds : U.S. Policy in Latin America.   F148.P36 1990   (157 pp.)

Pastan, Amy.   Gandhi.   DS481 G3 P3535   (128 pp.)

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.   The Lewis and Clark Trail : Then and Now.   F592.7 P374 2002   (60 pp.)

Pettit, Jayne.   Martin Luther King, Jr. : A Man with a Dream.   E185.97 K5 P44 20001  (112 pp.)

Randolph, Blythe.   Charles Lindbergh.   TL540.L5 R26 1990   (160 pp.)

Rooney, Anne.   A History of Fashion and Costume.  Volume 5, The Eighteenth Century.   GT585 R66 2005   (64 pp.)

Roop, Peter.   Sojourner Truth.   E185.97 T8 R66 2002   (128 pp.)

Rossel, Seymour.   The Holocaust : The Fire the Raged.   D804.3.R67 1989   (124 pp.)

Ruggiero, Adriane.  Reconstruction.   E668 R84 2007   (103 pp.)

Seidman, David.   Cesar Chavez : Labor Leader.   HD6509 C48 S45 2004   (127 pp.)

Silver. Diane.   The New Civil War : The Lesbian and Gay struggle for Civil Rights.   HQ76.8 U5 S59 1997   (191 pp.)

Sis, Peter.   The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain.   NC975.5 S57 A2 2007   (unpaged)

Steele, Philip.   A History of Fashion and Costume.  Volume 2, The Medieval World.   GT575 S84 2005   (64 pp.)

Steele, Philip.   A History of Fashion and Costume.  Volume 7, The Nineteenth Century.   GT595 S74 2005   (64 pp.)

Sterling, Dorothy.   Freedom Train : The Story of Harriet Tubman.   E450 T89 1991   (191 pp.)

Stone, Tanya Lee.   Abraham Lincoln.   E457.905 S76 2005   (128 pp.)

Stone, Tanya Lee.   Amelia Earhart.   TJ540 E3 S746 2007   (128 pp.)

Stovall, TaRessa.   The Buffalo Soldiers.   E185.925 S76 1997   (104 pp.)

Sullivan, George.   The Day the Women Got the Vote : A Photo History of the Women’s Rights Movement.   HQ1236.5.U6 S85 1994   (96 pp.)

Taylor, Charles A.   Juneteenth : A Celebration of Freedom.   E185.93 T4 T39 2002   (32 pp.)

Tessitore, John.   Kofi Annan : The Peacekeeper.   D839.7 A65 A3 2000   (96 pp.)

Van Meter, Larry A.   Miranda v. Arizona : The Rights of the Accused.   KF224 M54 V36 2006   (112 pp.)

Venezia, Mike.   Albert Einstein: Universal Genius.   QC16 .E5 V46 2009   (32 pp.)

Venezia, Mike.   Alexander Graham Bell: Setting the Tone for Communication.   TK6143 .B4 V46 2009   (32 pp.)

Venezia, Mike.   Benjamin Franklin: Electrified the Whole World with New Ideas.  E302.6 .F8 V46 2010   (32 pp.)

Venezia, Mike.   Henry Ford: Big Wheel in the Auto Industry.   TL140 .F6 V45 2009   (32 pp.)

Venezia, Mike.   Mary Leakey: Archaeologist who Really Dug Her Work.   GN21 .L372 V46 2009   (32 pp.)

Venezia, Mike.   Thomas Edison: Inventor with a Lot of Bright Ideas.   TK140 .E3 V46 2009   (32 pp.)

Weber, Paige.   A History of Fashion and Costume.  Volume 4, Early America.   GT675 W43 2005   (64 pp.)

Whitcraft, Melissa.   The Hudson River.   F127 H5 1999   (63 pp.)

Wilker, Josh.   Confucius : Philosopher and Teacher.   B128 C8 W58 1999   (111 pp.)

Williams, Jean Kinney.   The Christian Scientists.   BX6931 W55 1997   (109 pp.)

Wormser, Richard.   The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow : The African-American Struggle against Discrimination, 1865-1954.   E185.61 W935 1999   (144 pp.)

Zeinert, Karen.   The Salem Witchcraft Trials.   KFM2478.8 W5 Z45 1989   (95 pp.)