Best Teen & Young Adult United States State & Local History Books

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1. Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

Author: by Louis Haber
Published at: Hmh Books for Young Readers; First edition (January 2, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0152085667

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A readable, perceptive account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress. The achievements of Benjamin Banneker, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver, and others have made jobs easier, saved countless lives, and in many cases, altered the course of history.

Includes a bibliography and an index.


2. Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem

Author: by Rosalyn Schanzer
Published at: National Geographic Kids; Illustrated edition (September 13, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1426308697

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Tackling the same twisted subject as Stacy Schiff”s much-lauded book The Witches: Salem, 1692, this Sibert Honor book for young readers features unique scratchboard illustrations, chilling primary source material, and powerful narrative to tell the true tale. In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch, mumble, and contort their bodies into strange shapes.

The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans. He grimly announced the dire diagnosis: the girls were bewitched! And then the accusations began. The riveting, true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds more unfolds in chilling, novelistic detailcomplete with stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations of young girls having wild fits in the courtroom, witches flying overhead, and the Devil and his servants terrorizing the Puritans in this young adult book by award-winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer.


3. Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

Author: by Phillip Hoose
Published at: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0374306120

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An ALA Notable Book of 2019NYPL Best Book for Teens of 2018A 2018 Booklist Youth Editors’ ChoiceA Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Best Book of 2018A Kirkus Reviews Best YA Nonfiction Book of 2018An ALSC Notable Children’s Book of 2019A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award NomineeThe true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indiana, masterfully told by National Book Award winner Phil Hoose.

By winning the state high school basketball championship in 1955, ten teens from an Indianapolis school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in the state shattered the myth of their inferiority. Their brilliant coach had fashioned an unbeatable team from a group of boys born in the South and raised in poverty.

Anchored by the astonishing Oscar Robertson, a future college and NBA star, the Crispus Attucks Tigers went down in history as the first state champions from Indianapolis and the first all-black team in U.S. History to win a racially open championship tournamentan integration they had forced with their on-court prowess.


4. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Texas History: Student Edition 2016

Author: by HOLT MCDOUGAL
Published at: HOLT MCDOUGAL; 1st edition (December 31, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0544320307

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Texas History: Student Edition 2016


5. The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaking Activists and Afro-Futurists (Teen and YA Cultural Heritage, African-American Biographies)

Author: by Monique L. Jones
Published at: Mango; Illustrated edition (January 14, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1642501476

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Are you a boy mom that wants to keep the communication open with your son?Finally! A Mother and Son journal Mom and Teen: For Mothers and Sons to share and it includes activities and coloring pages, guided prompts and provides plenty of free space for writing about whatever comes to your mind.

With everything going on in the world today we need more open communication with our sons, this back and forth journal is a beautiful reminder of important discussions that are needed. Celebrate, empower and educate. Like any relationship your bond between you and your child grows deeper when you are able to spend more time exclusively with them.

This mother son journal celebrates the joy of motherhood by encouraging a strong mother and son bond. Stay in the know of what’s going on with your son while also keeping him feeling loved and accepted. Take a little time to share special moments together and focus on Mom and Teen.

Paperback with gloss finish cover designPrinted on bright white paperLarge format 6″ x 9″ pagesLine Journal with activities


7. You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

Author: by Elizabeth Rusch
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (March 31, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0358387428

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A 2021 YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST America is the greatest democracy in the world …Isn’t it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them.

The political landscape has never been so tumultuous: issues with the electoral college, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led to Americans of all ages asking, How did we get here?

The power to change lies with the citizens of this great countryespecially teens! Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call This Democracy? Looks at flaws in the systemand offers a real way out of the mess we are in.

Each chapter breaks down a different problem plaguing American democracy, exploring how it’s undemocratic, offering possible solutions (with examples of real-life teens who have already started working toward them), and suggesting ways to effect changestarting NOW!


8. Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

Author: by Alexis Coe
Published at: Zest Books ™; F First Edition (August 1, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1936976607

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In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn’t her crime that shocked the nationit was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiance Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again.

Freda adjusted to this fate with an ease that stunned a heartbroken Alice. Her desperation grew with each unanswered letterand her father’s razor soon went missing. On January 25, Alice publicly slashed her ex-fiance’s throat. Her same-sex love was deemed insane by her father that very night, and medical experts agreed: This was a dangerous and incurable perversion.

As the courtroom was expanded to accommodate national interest, Alice spent months in jailincluding the night that three of her fellow prisoners were lynched (an event which captured the attention of journalist and civil rights activist Ida B.Wells). After a jury of “the finest men in Memphis” declared Alice insane, she was remanded to an asylum, where she died under mysterious circumstances just a few years later.


9. One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally

Author: by Carol Anderson
Published at: Bloomsbury YA; Young Readers' ed. edition (September 17, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1547601073

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A timely and essential history of Black voter suppression, adapted from the National Book Award longlisted adult bookThis young adult adaptation brings to light the shocking truth about how not every voter is treated equally. After the election of Barack Obama, a rollback of voting rights occurred, punctuated by a 2013 Supreme Court decision that undid the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision allowed districts with a history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. This book follows the stunning aftermath of that ruling and explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures.

It also explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans. Complete with a discussion guide, photographs, and information about getting involved with elections in teens’ own community, this is an essential explanation of the history of voting rightsand a call to action for a better future.

10. You Are There! Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 (Time for Kids(r) Nonfiction Readers)

Author: by Dona Herweck Rice
Published at: Teacher Created Materials; 1st edition (December 1, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1493839285

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This intriguing nonfiction book builds literacy skills while immersing students in subject area content.You Are There! Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 examines the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, highlights the critical components, and details the aftermath and its effects.

Developed by Timothy Rasinski and featuring TIME content, this high-interest book includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The intriguing sidebars, detailed images, and in-depth Reader’s Guide require students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings.

The Think Link and Dig Deeper! Sections develop students’ higher-order thinking skills.The Check It Out! Section includes suggested books, videos, and websites for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this text features complex and rigorous content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.

11. An Arkansas History for Young People, Fourth Edition

Author: by Shay E. Hopper
Published at: University of Arkansas Press; 4th edition (January 1, 2008)
ISBN: 978-1557288455

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Adopted by the State of Arkansas for 2008 Once again, the State of Arkansas has adopted An Arkansas History for Young People as an official textbook for middle-level and/or junior-high-school Arkansas-history classes. This fourth edition incorporates new research done after extensive consultations with middle-level and junior-high teachers from across the state, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, university professors, and students themselves.

It includes a multitude of new features and is now full color throughout. This edition has been completely redesigned and now features a modern format and new graphics suitable for many levels of student readers. The completely revised fourth edition includes new unit, chapter, and section divisions as well as five brand-new chapters: an introductory chapter with information on the symbols, flag, and songs of Arkansas; chapter 2, which covers the geography of Arkansas; chapter 3, on state and local government; chapter four, on economics and tourism; and a modern chapter on the Arkansas of today and the future, which completes the learning adventure.

12. The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century

Author: by Sarah Miller
Published at: Schwartz & Wade; Illustrated edition (January 12, 2016)

ISBN: 978-0553498080

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With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core. Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.

In a compelling, linear narrative, Miller takes readers along as she investigates a brutal crime: the August 4, 1892, murders of wealthy and prominent Andrew and Abby Borden.The accused? Mild-mannered and highly respected Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby.

Most of what is known about Lizzie’s arrest and subsequent trial (and acquittal) comes from sensationalized newspaper reports; as Miller sorts fact from fiction, and as a legal battle gets under way, a gripping portrait of a woman and a town emerges.

With inserts featuring period photos and newspaper clippingsand, yes, images from the murder scenereaders will devour this nonfiction book that reads like fiction. A School Library Journal Best Best Book of the Year”Sure to be a hit with true crime fans everywhere.” School Library Journal, Starred

13. Geography Workbook for Kids: 50 US States Activity Book – Word Scrambles & Matches, Population, Maps, Capitals, Biggest Cities, State Mammals, Birds and Flowers

Author: by Junior Press
Published at: Independently published (December 1, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8574860731

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Discover amazing facts about all fifty states. You will get to know the largest cities, populations, famous people from given states as well as the highest peaks, capitals and interesting facts. A great workbook for everyone interested in geography and those who want to know more about the United States.

Learn safely at home. Geography Workbook Features :100 special designed pages Sized at 8. 5″ X 11″.Full color MATTE cover for an elegant, professional look and feel. Flexible soft cover paperback. High-quality paperPlace for your notes Pages contain:FactsWord scramblesWord matchesSign the picturesFill the empty spaces in sentences.

14. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans (Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers)

Author: by Don Brown
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (August 4, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0544157774

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Sibert Honor Medalist Kirkus’ Best of 2015 list School Library Journal Best of 2015 Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2015 list Horn Book Fanfare Book Booklist Editor’s Choice On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana.

Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courageand also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.

Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.

15. Bold Women in Montana History

Author: by Beth Judy
Published at: Mountain Press (May 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0878426768

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From the Blackfeet warrior Running Eagle to the stereotype-smashing librarian Alma Jacobs, the eleven women portrayed in this engaging book were indeed boldbreaking down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition to emerge as heroines of their time. The third in this Mountain Presss state-by-state series for teen readers, Bold Women in Montana History reveals the feminine side of the Tresure States storied past.

Within these pages are stories of fearless femmes who dared to dream and resolved to take action. Among them we meet Annie Morgan, a Philipsburg homesteader whose mysterious life is only now coming to light; the bronc-riding Greenough sisters, Alice and Marge, who became rodeo stars during the sports heyday; and Elouise Cobell, champion of Native American rights.