Tag Archives: American History

Strawberry Girl and the Regional Series by Lois Lenski (1943 – 1968)

Lois Lenski wrote her Regional Series of children’s novels based on life in diverse areas of the United States.  This series was extremely popular with children who anticipated each new title for over 20 years!   Strawberry Girl, which won the Newbery … Continue reading

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Bold Journey: West With Lewis and Clark by Charles Bohner (1985)

Bold Journey: West With Lewis and Clark is based on actual journal entries of those who made the previously uncharted 4,000 mile journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. This exciting historical novel is told through the eyes … Continue reading

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Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (1950)

At-mun-shi is a young, magnificent African prince until he’s captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts and renamed Amos.  Amos survives the inhumane voyage to America and is eventually sold like a piece of meat to the highest bidder.  … Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy (1955)

        Profiles in Courages tells the stories of eight United States senators who stood by their principles —  against popular opinion and their own political parties.  For each, their lives as well as their careers were put … Continue reading

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Ben and Me by Robert Lawson (1939)

“For many years I was [Ben Franklin’s] closest friend and adviser and, if I do say it, was in great part responsible for his success and fame. Not that I wish to claim too much: I simply hope to see … Continue reading

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