This book offers an annotated bibliography of about 3,100 books, CDs, and DVDs covering American history from before 1600 through the 20th century.
Theodore Roosevelt's daughter, Alice, had a pet snake, played poker, and enjoyed sliding down the White House stairs on a sled. You can read about it in What to Do about Alice?. In Farmer George Plants A Nation, readers discover that George Washington bred mules and worked with compost. And Fever 1973 tells the story of 16-year-old Mattie's struggles during Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic. What better way to attract students to the people and events of U.S. history than through books such as these?
Covering everything from the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, and World War I to women's rights and a horse named Seabiscuit, Literature Links to American History, K-6: Resources to Enhance and Entice connects a broad range of genres and formats—including fiction, biography, graphic novels, CDs, and DVDs—to American history. Books are arranged chronologically according to the time period they cover, beginning with North America before 1600 and ending with a chapter entitled "Since 1975."
Listed titles are in print and were positively reviewed by major journals or are widely held in library collections. They were chosen because they each offer a different perspective or overview of historical events or personages in American history that will enrich readers and entice them to explore additional sources.
• Entries include bibliographical information, a short overview of the content, and a listing of applicable prizes
• Author/illustrator, title, and subject indexes make finding the right book easy
• Offers nearly 3,300 annotated in-print titles of historical fiction, biography and collective biography, history trade, graphic historical novels, graphic biographies, and graphic histories along with appropriate CDs and DVDs, covering American history from before 1600 through the 20th century
• Includes titles suitable for readers in kindergarten through grade 6, with specific grade-range recommendations
• Helps adults work with young readers to select both fiction and nonfiction titles relating to school needs or personal interests