Books: Non-Fiction

Do All Indians Live in Tipis?

Book - Non-fiction. By National Museum of the American Indian. 2007. 256 pages. Introduction to Native American history and contemporary culture.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, All US History
Themes: Education, Native American
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The Era of Reconstruction, 1861-1900

Book – Non-fiction. By National Park Service. 2017. 165 pages. A theme study on the history of the Reconstruction era.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Faces of Freedom Summer

Book - Non-fiction. Photographs by Herbert Randall. 2001. 132 pages. A key collection of photographs for teaching about Freedom Summer in 1964 Mississippi.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
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The Field Guide to the Global Economy

Book - Non-fiction. By Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh, and Thea Lee. 2005. The economics of globalization in easy to read charts.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Economics
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Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas

Book - Non-fiction. By Shaun Slifer and Bec Young. 2010. Images and short bios of 78 activists from throughout U.S. history and the Americas. For middle school to adult.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Art & Music, Organizing
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Flight from the Devil: Six Slave Narratives (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Flight from the Devil: Six Slave Narratives

Book - Non-fiction. Compiled and with an introduction by William Loren Katz. 1996. Six narratives by people who were enslaved that helped expose the horrors of slavery and advance the fight for abolition.
Time Periods: 19th Century
Themes: African American, Slavery and Resistance
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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Book - Non-fiction. By Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi. Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. 2017. 112 pages. Story of Fred Koretmatsu, jailed for resisting internment by the U.S. government during WWII. He took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court twice.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Imperialism, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy
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Freedom Summer

Book - Non-fiction. By Bruce Watson. 2010. A history of Freedom Summer, the pivotal period of the Civil Rights Movement in 1964 Mississippi.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education, Organizing
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Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Book - Non-fiction. By Russell Freedman. 2006. 114 pages. Written for middle school, the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which Rosa Parks played a role but was not the sole hero.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing
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Freedom in Congo Square

Book – Non-fiction. By Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. 2016. Introduces children to the brutality of slavery and the role of culture in resistance.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century
Themes: African American, Slavery and Resistance
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