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World Cultures

If the World Were a Village

Bowler, Ann Martin, illus. by Soosoonam Barg. All About Korea: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More Gr. 4-6 64 pp. Tuttle 2011 Moore, Willamarie, illustrated by Kazumi Wilds. All About Japan: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More Gr. 4-6 64 pp. Tuttle 2011 Each book provides brief information about history, language, religion, celebrations, food, homes, traditional clothing, […]

The Civil Rights Movement

We March

Brimner, Larry Dane Black & White High school 112 pp. Boyds/Calkins 2011 Brimner’s well-researched text, centered on Birmingham, Alabama, chronicles the often bloody confrontations between the forces of freedom fighter Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and segregationist Eugene “Bull” Connor. Sidebars include additional historical details (e.g., Emmett Till’s murder, McCarthyism). Many well-captioned archival photographs and pull-quotes enhance […]

Government, politics, and leaders

Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass

Brezina, Corona America’s Recession: The Effects of Economic Downturn High school 64 pp. Rosen 2011 Headlines! series. This useful hi-lo volume addresses the timely topic of America’s economic recession. Beginning with the housing boom that peaked in 2006, Brezina discusses predatory lending and other causes, then government efforts to combat recession. She also addresses topics […]