Tag Archives: Social Science

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

Title: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 Author(s): Lauren Tarshis Cover Art by: Steve Stone and Tim Hall Publisher and Year: Scholastic (2013) Number of pages: 106 Genre: Historical Fiction Descriptive Annotation: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 … Continue reading

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Mei Ling In China City

Title: Mei Ling in China City Author(s): Icy Smith Illustrated by: Gayle Garner Roski Publisher and Year: East West Discovery Press, 2008 Number of pages: 39 Genre: Historical Fiction. Descriptive Annotation: Mei Ling in China City is told from the … Continue reading

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Homeless Bird

  Title: Homeless Bird Author: Gloria Whelan Illustrator/Photographer: Not Applicable Publisher, Year: HarperCollins Publisher, 2000 Number of pages: 182 Genre: Realistic fiction, historic fiction, fiction Descriptive Annotation: Koly is a thirteen-year-old girl who is growing up in modern India. Her parents … Continue reading

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Bud, Not Buddy

Title: Bud, Not Buddy Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Illustrator: N/A Publisher and Year: Delacorte Books, 1999 Number of pages: 243 Genre: Historical Fiction Descriptive Annotation: Bud Caldwell has lived in orphanages and foster homes since the death of his mother … Continue reading

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I See the Rhythm

Title: I See the Rhythm  Author: Toyomi Igus Illustrator: Michele Wood Publisher and Year: Children’s Book Press, 1998 Number of pages: 31 Genre: Non-fiction, Poetry Descriptive Annotation: This book provides information about African American music and how it has changed … Continue reading

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Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation

Title: Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation  Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney Illustrator: Brian Pinkney Publisher and Year: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008 Number of pages: 34 Genre: Non-fiction Descriptive Annotation: Boycott Blues tells the story of Rosa Parks and how … Continue reading

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Immigrant Girl: Becky of Eldridge Street

Title: Immigrant Girl: Becky of Eldridge Street Author: Brett Harvey Illustrator: Deborah Kogan Ray Publisher and Year: Holiday House, 1987 Number of pages: 36 pages Themes/Tags: Immigrant, Colleen Swanson, 3-5, 6-8, Social Science, Fine Arts, Fmily, Culture, Diversity Genre: Historical … Continue reading

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Only Opal: The Diary of a Young Girl

Title: Only Opal: The Diary of a Young Girl Author: Opal Whitney (Selections by Jane Boulton) Illustrator: Barbara Cooney Publisher and year: Philomel Books, 1994 Number of pages: 27 pages Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, K-5, Social Science, Animals, Diary, Historical Fiction … Continue reading

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Journey To Freedom

Title: Journey To Freedom Author: Courtni C. Wright Illustrator: Gershom Griffith Publisher and year: Holiday House, 1994 Number of pages: 29 pages Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Diversity, Culture, Family, Slavery, 3-5, 6-8, Social Science Genre: Historical Fiction Descriptive Annotation: Journey to … Continue reading

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In the Time of the Drums

Title: In the Time of the Drums Author: Kim L. Siegelson Illustrator: Brian Pinkney Publisher and Year: Hyperion Books For Children, 1999 Number of pages: 28 pages Tags/Themes: Award Book, Colleen Swanson, Slavery, Culture, 6-8, Social Science, Diversity, Emotion, Fine … Continue reading

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