This book offers an annotated bibliography of about 3,100 books, CDs, and DVDs covering American history from before 1600 through the 20th century.
Navajo Marines in World War II used a code based on their Native American language. Mary Todd Lincoln considered her mulatto dressmaker her best friend. Pioneer computer programmer Grace Hopper plucked a dead moth from an early computer, announcing that she had "debugged" the machine. Such fascinating facts make literature an ideal teaching tool for U.S. history.
Covering everything from the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, and World War II to women's rights and the history of Coca-Cola, Literature Links to American History, 7-12: 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
• Includes more than 3,000 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 grade levels 7-12, with specific grade-range recommendations
• Helps adults work with teen readers to select both fiction and nonfiction titles relating to school needs or personal interests