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Keyword: American history

The Navajo Code Talkers

Lewis, J. Patrick (Author)
Kelley, Gary (Illustrator)
Creative Editions 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: American history, cryptography, Indigenous peoples, languages, military history, Navajo, spies, war, World War II
 
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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Bruchac, Joseph (Author)
Penguin Random House 2006. 232 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: American history, cryptography, first-person narration, heroes, Indigenous peoples, military history, Navajo, oral tradition, spies, war, World War II
 
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A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

Adler, David A. (Author)
Byrd, Samuel (Illustrator)
Holiday House 1992. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, American history, Black history, courage, Harriet Tubman, overcoming adversity, resilience, slavery, Underground Railroad
 
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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

Bryant, Jen (Author)
Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, American history, artists, Horace Pippin, narrative non-fiction, painting, World War I
 
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Noah Webster & His Words

Ferris, Jeri Chase (Author)
Kirsch, Vincent (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: American history, authors, dictionaries, narrative non-fiction, Noah Webster, words
 
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March: Book Three

Lewis, John (Author)
Aydin, Andrew (Author)
Powell, Nate (Illustrator)
Top Shelf Productions 2016. 256 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: 1960s, African Americans, American history, civil rights, illustrations (black and white), John Lewis, memoir, peaceful protests, segregation, voting rights
 
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March: Book Two

Lewis, John (Author)
Aydin, Andrew (Author)
Powell, Nate (Illustrator)
Top Shelf Productions 2015. 192 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: African Americans, American history, civil rights, illustrations (black and white), John Lewis, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., memoir, peaceful protests, racism, segregation, sequels
 
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The Silence of Our Friends: The Civil Rights Struggle Was Never Black and White

Long, Mark (Author)
Demonakos, Jim (Author)
Powell, Nate (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2012. 202 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: African Americans, American history, brothers and sisters, civil rights, friendship, illustrations (monochrome), Mark Long, memoir, racism, segregation, social justice
 
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This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

Eggers, Dave (Author)
Nichols, Tucker (Illustrator)
McSweeney’s 2015. 104 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: American history, bridges, California, design, engineering, paper cut-outs
 
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Locomotive

Floca, Brian (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2013. 60 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: 19th century, American history, onomatopoeias, pioneer life, poetic language, railroads, second-person narration, trains, travel
 
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March: Book One

Lewis, John (Author)
Aydin, Andrew (Author)
Powell, Nate (Illustrator)
Top Shelf Productions 2013. 128 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: African Americans, American history, civil rights, illustrations (monochrome), John Lewis, memoir, peaceful protests, racism, segregation
 
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Brick by Brick

Smith, Charles R. (Author)
Cooper, Floyd (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, American history, construction, narrative non-fiction, slavery, stories in rhyme, United States
 
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What Caused the War of 1812?

Isaacs, Sally (Author)
Crabtree 2011. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: American history, Canadian history, cause and effect, illustrations (photographs), war, War of 1812
 
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Famous People of the War of 1812

Johnson, Robin (Author)
Crabtree 2012. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: American history, Canadian history, collected biography, illustrations (photographs), leaders, war, War of 1812
 
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