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KIDS MAKE HISTORY by Susan Buckley


A New Look at America’s Story

by Susan Buckley & Elspeth Leacock & illustrated by Randy Jones

Age Range: 9 - 12

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 2006
ISBN: 0-618-22329-0
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

This fourth entry in the team’s series tells 20 stories of young people who made history. From Pocahontas, Sam Collier in James Towne and the Salem witch trials to Malcolm Hooks’s nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Ala., and Jukay Hsu and other Stuyvesant High School students volunteering at the Red Cross center on 9/11, this lively and informative volume tells much history through informative vignettes. Each two-page spread includes a small map with a red dot that locates where the story takes place, a dramatic watercolor illustration and a brief essay with red numbers to link text to map. Perfect for daily reading aloud in history class, this useful resource will be a hit with teachers and students alike. (introduction, acknowledgments, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)