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Maintained by the students of Guilford Central School

Non Fiction 6-8

Author Name

Title

Illustrator

notes

Judge, Lita

One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds WWII

Post-WWII relief effort to desperate families in Europe

Stone, Tanya Lee

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Tells of the efforts of 13 women to win admission to NASA's first astronaut training program

Barakat, Ibtism

Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

Palestine memoir

D'Aluisio, Faith

What the World Eats

Peter Menzel

What we eat and how we get our food around the world

Hoose, Philip M.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Montgomery bus boycott from the perspective of the teen who refused to give up her bus seat nine months before Rosa Park sparked the boycott

Bowers, Rick

Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network…

first-hand accounts of Civil Right Movement

that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement

Weitzman, David

Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City

Fascinating examination of the history of Mohawk ironworkers

Blair, Margaret Whitman

Liberty or Death: The Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves who Sided with the British During the American Revolution

lots of historical documentation included

Schwartz, John

Short: Walking Tall When You’re Not Tall at All

part memoir, part exploration of how and why short stature has become a medical condition, by a science writer for the NYT

Nelson, Scott & Marc Aronson

Ain’t Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find John Henry

a historian's account of his inquiry into the true story behind the legendary hero

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

Kids On Strike

detailed accounts of the roles that children and young adults played in labor strikes of the 19th and early 20th century

Sterling, Shirley

My Name is Seepeetza

Story of Indigenous Child taken from her parents and sent to a boarding school

 

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