Children - Social Studies

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250149015
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 7th, 2021

Steve Sheinkin's riveting page-turner follow up to his award-winning nonfiction "Bomb" is an absolute thrill ride. This cold war narrative follows the spying and brinkmanship that brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of a final world war. Kids and teens will be absolutely riveted by this vital slice of history. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Rosie the Riveter: The Legacy of an American Icon by Sarah Dvojack - Book Review

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By Sarah Dvojack, Sarah Dvojack (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250774507
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Published: Imprint - October 26th, 2021

This poem/song about Rosie the Riveter shows in a biographical text of the time. World War Two was a turning point in not only American History, but women’s history. And Dvojack’s picture book is a great way to introduce the subject of “girl power” at its best. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781534452282
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, illustrated by Frank Morrison, is the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book winner.
With spare language and beautiful painterly like illustrations this book charts Aretha's rise and struggles to forge a life in music as bold & big & beautiful as her voice. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood by Uri Shulevitz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374313715
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 13th, 2020

This is the first novel by Shulevitz, who is one of America's most celebrated picture book artists and theorists. It's a memoir of his childhood, and tracks his family's movements as they flee Poland just before Nazi occupation, then travel through several refugee camps in the Soviet Union before eventually moving to Paris after the Holocaust is over. It's intensely personal, and is kept from being too heavy because the refugee stories are balanced with the narrative of Shulevitz growing into himself as an artist and storyteller. ~ Reviewed by Nadja Tiktinsky


Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist by Allison Crotzer Kimmel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062896070
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Published: HarperCollins - June 9th, 2020

The author has done an amazing job of telling us the story of a woman who is little known in the sports world; even though Betty Robison was literally the first woman to accomplish winning a gold medal in her sport. This introduction is the perfect way to tease you into wanting to learn about the woman who broke records, boundaries and even survived death (she was declared dead after a plane accident). Take your time reading the text and illustrations, there is much to learn, love and marvel over. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


On the Horizon by Lois Lowry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780358354765
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Published: Not Avail - April 7th, 2020

An interesting mixed-memoir in vignettes. Lowry, who was a four-year-old military kid living in Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor bombing, sifts through her own memories while detailing the lives of those lost in the bombings. She then does the same with the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, dipping into the lives lost and memories remaining there, before reverting back to memoir in order to examine her own experience of moving to Japan as an 11-year-old. Reading this book feels like visiting a memorial. Great for a history-lover who has read it all and is looking for something fresh and unique. ~ Reviewed by Nadja Tiktinsky


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