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  1. I posted this list on AVA's thread about non-fic titles for the modern era but I thought I would post it separately as well. I generally prefer modern authors for history as I get tired of having to worry about racism and sexism in older books, besides the fact that there are many wonderful non-fic books these days that are wonderfully engaging with lovely pictures. Here is my list so far. I had lists of books they authored as well but alas I closed my window. I'll try to add more later, let me know your favorites that I have left off. Mostly I've included books for the 10+ crowd but I also have authors of wonderful non-fic picture books. I'm looking for any author of wonderful non-fic books for the k-8 crowd. Kathleen Krull- mostly picturebooks, many biographies and several in the Giants of Science series. Jean Fritz- picture book- high school level Albert Marrin- Mostly 12+ Steve Sheinkin- 10+ Russell Freedman- 10+ Numerous award winning history books Sue Macy- picture books- YA- She seems to specialize in women's biographies Susan Campbell Bartoletti- 8+ Jim Murphy-8+ Marc Aronson- 12+ Sugar Changed the World (slavery), Trapped (Chilean miners), etc Karen Blumenthal- 10+, Six Days in October (stock market crash), Bootleg (prohibition), Let Me Play (title IX), Steve Jobs, Sam Walton Joseph Bruchac- k+, Several books related to Native Americans, non-fic picture books- ex- A Boy Named Slow(Sitting Bull) and books about traditional NA tales (The First Strawberries) as well as books for older kids, like Code Talker Guy Delisle- Graphic Novels - Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem, Shenzen: A Travelogue from China Candace Fleming- Amelia Lost, The Lincolns, Our Elanor, Ben Franklin's Almanac, The Great and Only Barnum, etc Nathan Hale 8+ Graphic Novels- Big Bad Iron Clad (civil war), Donner Dinner Party (westward expansion), Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood (WWI) etc Wilborn Hampton- Kennedy Assassinated, September 11, War in the Middle East Doreen Rappaport - Beyond Courage( Jewish resistance to Holocaust), Several books about slavery, many wonderful biographical award winning picture books- MLK, Helen Keller, Teddy Roosevelt, Eleanor, JFK, Dirt on their Skirts (women baseball players during war)
  2. In case any of you will be studying the American Revolution this year, Fort Ticonderoga is having a homeschool day on Friday September 6th. The Fort is located in upstate New York on Lake Champlain across from northern Vermont. It's just over a 2 hour drive north of Albany, NY. They have an entire day devoted to homeschoolers, with tours, demonstrations, etc. More info here: http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/students/homeschool We'll be attending. Perhaps if there are other WTMers, we could meetup?
  3. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/31/books/31book.html Looking for a "New" Narrative of Founding Fathers By DWIGHT GARNER Published: May 30, 2010 It’s one of the curiosities of American history that there is no definitive single-volume chronicle of the Revolutionary War, the kind of serious but approachable book that would grasp the conflict in the way that James M. McPherson’s “Battle Cry of Freedom†grasps the Civil War. “One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests,†the founding father Thomas Paine thundered. This war still awaits its great popular educator. It’s not that the American Revolution hasn’t produced entire platoons of excellent surveys, including — but far from limited to — Don Higginbotham’s “War of American Independence†(1971), Robert Middlekauff’s “Glorious Cause†(1982), Gordon S. Wood’s “Radicalism of the American Revolution†(1992), Joseph J. Ellis’s “Founding Brothers†(2000) and John Ferling’s “Almost a Miracle†(2007). But no real consensus has anointed one of them. In terms of sheer narrative thwack, historians have had better luck breaking off small slices of the period, as David McCullough did in “1776†and his biography of John Adams. Into this hot fug comes Jack Rakove’s new book, “Revolutionaries,†which bears the subtitle “A New History of the Invention of America.†Mr. Rakove is a professor of history, American studies and political science at Stanford University. He was also the winner, in 1997, of a Pulitzer Prize for his book “Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution.†He sounds like an interesting man, the kind who sometimes gets his boots muddy. He has been an expert witness in Indian land claims litigation. <rest of article at link> I am interested in comments about the books mentioned.
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