Best Children's American History of 2000s Books
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1. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)
Author: by Vashti Harrison
A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER! A USA TODAY BESTSELLER! This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world. An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black women in American history.
Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.
Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things – bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn’t always accept them.
2. My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Author: by Shana Corey
Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography all about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers! This Little Golden Book is a compelling introduction to an inspiring woman, written for the youngest readers.
From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that she wanted to fight for girls and women to have equal rights. She studied and worked very hard and became just the second woman-and the first Jewish woman-to be a United States Supreme Court Justice.
This is a terrific read for future trailblazers and their parents! Look for these other Little Golden Book biographies: My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo, My Little Golden Book About Jackie Robinson, My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr., My Little Golden Book About George Washington, My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln, My Little Golden Book About Balto, and My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed.
3. We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know
Author: by Traci Sorell
Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here! Too often, Native American history is treated as a finished chapter instead of relevant and ongoing.
This companion book to the award-winning We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga offers readers everything they never learned in school about Native American people’s past, present, and future. Precise, lyrical writing presents topics including: forced assimilation (such as boarding schools), land allotment and Native tribal reorganization, termination (the US government not recognizing tribes as nations), Native urban relocation (from reservations), self-determination (tribal self-empowerment), Native civil rights, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), religious freedom, economic development (including casino development), Native language revival efforts, cultural persistence, and nationhood.
4. The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation)
Author: by Tom Rinaldi
The New York Times-bestselling I Survived series expands to include this thrilling nonfiction exploration of five true stories, from the Titanic to the Henryville Tornadoes.REAL KIDS.REAL DISASTERS. From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters.
From a group of students surviving the 9. 0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction – and, against all odds, survival.
Read their incredible stories:The Children’s Blizzard, 1888The Titanic Disaster, 1912The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919The Japanese Tsunami, 2011The Henryville Tornado, 2012
6. The Story of Barack Obama: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers)
Author: by Tonya Leslie PhD
Help kids ages 6 to 9 discover the life of Barack Obamaa story about hope, change, and breaking down barriersBarack Obama became the first African American president of the United States. Before he made history fighting for the environment, health care, and civil rights, he was a smart kid who knew he wanted to help others.
He worked hard to become a lawyer, a senator, and then the president, all so that he could make people’s lives better. With this Barack Obama children’s book, you can explore how he went from being a boy growing up in Hawaii to one of the most celebrated leaders in the world.
How will his extraordinary journey inspire you? This Barack Obama children’s book includes:A lasting legacyLearn how Barack made the world a better placefor today and future generations. Word definitionsExplore a glossary for some of the more advanced words in this Barack Obama children’s book.
Visual timelineSee how Barack progressed from a kid to the president in this unique Barack Obama children’s book. If you’ve been searching for a Barack Obama children’s book that explains the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of his life, The Story of Barack Obama has everything you need!
7. The History of Pearl Harbor: A World War II Book for New Readers
Author: by Susan B. Katz
Explore the history of Pearl Harborthe attack that brought America into World War 2 On December 7, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack against the Pearl Harbor naval base in Oahu, Hawaii. The next day, President Roosevelt declared war and America entered into World War 2.
Go on a suspenseful journey with this colorfully illustrated story about World War 2 for kids. It takes you through all the events that led up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the attack itself, and the impact it had on the future of the war.
This book about Pearl Harbor and World War 2 for kids includes: A visual timelineTake a look at all the important details of the Pearl Harbor attack with a timeline marking the major milestones. Core curriculumLearn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Pearl Harbor, and take a quick quiz to test your knowledge after you finish this book about World War 2 for kids.
Lasting changeExplore thought-provoking questions that help you better understand how the events at Pearl Harbor affected the world you live in today. Learn about the day that will live in infamy with this engaging book about World War 2 for kids.
8. All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything (Inspiring Activism and Diversity Book About Children with Special Needs)
Author: by Annette Bay Pimentel
2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children’s Honor Book (American Library Association)Experience the true story of lifelong activist Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins and her participation in the Capitol Crawl in this inspiring autobiographical picture book. This beautifully illustrated story includes a foreword from Jennifer and backmatter detailing her life and the history of the disability rights movement.
This is the story of a little girl who just wanted to go, even when others tried to stop her. Jennifer Keelan was determined to make a changeeven if she was just a kid. She never thought her wheelchair could slow her down, but the way the world around her was built made it hard to do even simple things.
Like going to school, or eating lunch in the cafeteria. Jennifer knew that everyone deserves a voice! Then the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that would make public spaces much more accessible to people with disabilities, was proposed to Congress.
And to make sure it passed, Jennifer went to the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to convince them. And, without her wheelchair, she climbed. ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP! A Rise: A Feminist Book Project NomineeA Junior Library Guild SelectionAll the Way to the Top is perfect for:Elementary school teachers looking for books to supplement disability rights curriculum and the history of the ADA (find a free Common-Core Aligned Educator Guide at www.Sourcebooks.
And the People Stayed Home (Family Book, Coronavirus Kids Book, Nature Book)
Author: by Kitty O'Meara
Kitty O’Mearaoffers us wisdom that can help during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She is challenging us to grow.”Deepak Chopra, MD, author, Metahuman Kitty O’Meara is the poet laureate of the pandemic”O, The Oprah Magazine “An eloquent, heartwarming reflection that will resonate with generations to come encouragement for a brighter tomorrow.”Kate Winslet “And the People Stayed Home is an uplifting perspective on the resilience of the human spirit and the healing potential we have to change our world for the better.” Shelf Awareness Images of nature healing show the author’s vision of hope for the futureThe accessible prose and beautiful images make this a natural selection for young readers, but older ones may appreciate the work’s deeper meaning.
Kirkus Reviews This is a perfectly illustrated version of a poem that continues to be relevant. School Library Journal A stunning and peaceful offering of introspection and hope. The Children’s Book Review Ten Best Children’s Books of 2020: “A calming, optimistic read, and a salve for children trying their best to navigate this time.” Smithsonian Magazine It captured the kind of optimism people need right now.
10. Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Picture Puffin Books)
Author: by Maira Kalman
The John J.Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn’t need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook.
And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.
11. No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History
Author: by Lindsay H. Metcalf
Fans of We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices will love meeting fourteen young activists who have stepped up to make change in their community and the United States. Mari Copeny demanded clean water in Flint. Jazz Jennings insisted, as a transgirl, on playing soccer with the girls’ team.
From Viridiana Sanchez Santos’s quinceaera demonstration against anti-immigrant policy to Zach Wahls’s moving declaration that his two moms and he were a family like any other, No Voice Too Small celebrates the young people who know how to be the change they seek.
Fourteen poems honor these young activists. Featuring poems by Lesla Newman, Traci Sorell, and Nikki Grimes. Additional text goes into detail about each youth activist’s life and how readers can get involved.
12. What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?)
Author: by Jim O'Connor
Discover the true story of the Twin Towershow they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically.
Offices and corporations moved into the towersalso known as the World Trade Centerand the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towersfrom their ambitious construction to their tragic end.
13. Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation
Author: by Candy J Cooper
Based on original reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist and an industry veteran, the first book for young adults about the Flint water crisisIn 2014, Flint, Michigan, was a cash-strapped city that had been built up, then abandoned by General Motors.
As part of a plan to save money, government officials decided that Flint would temporarily switch its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Within months, many residents broke out in rashes. Then it got worse: children stopped growing.
Some people were hospitalized with mysterious illnesses; others died. Citizens of Flint protested that the water was dangerous. Despite what seemed so apparent from the murky, foul-smelling liquid pouring from the city’s faucets, officials refused to listen. They treated the people of Flint as the problem, not the water, which was actually poisoning thousands.
Through interviews with residents and intensive research into legal records and news accounts, journalist Candy J. Cooper, assisted by writer-editor Marc Aronson, reveals the true story of Flint. Poisoned Water shows not just how the crisis unfolded in 2014, but also the history of racism and segregation that led up to it, the beliefs and attitudes that fueled it, and how the people of Flint foughtand are still fightingfor clean water and healthy lives.
14. Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?)
Author: by Megan Stine
Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history. It is undeniable that President Barack Obama has changed the United States but so has Michelle Obama, the self proclaimed “Mom in Chief.” This compelling, easy-to-read biography is illustrated by New Yorker artist John O’Brien.
15. A Mouse In The House: A Mouse’s Perception of the Insurrection
Author: by R. E. Hogan
“A Mouse In The House” is a modern-day fable, based on true events that occurred on January 6, 2021 at the Capitol Building. Milton the mouse and Frida the fly are the heroes of this story who take “small” actions that make a big difference in the outcome of that day.
It is a rhyming picture book with whimsical, yet profound, illustrations by M.M. Powers, lightening up and making palatable very serious subject matter. While the story will help both children and adults deal with their feelings and traumas from the insurrection, there are also questions, answers, definitions and historical facts at the end of the book designed to educate, inform and challenge the reader, as it emphasizes the participatory nature of democracy.
The audience of this book ranges from ages 9-100 years of age and includes all those who are committed to a democratic way of life.