The Classroom Bookshelf
December 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, I’m celebrating those books for kids that dare to tell some truths about the America we live in. Its history and its true heroes. Plus a couple works of fiction to give context along the way.
October 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Choosing Brave is the book for kids we will turn to on the topic of Emmett Till for decades and decades and decades to come.
December 23, 2021 by Betsy Bird
With books about American history for kids being challenged all over the country right now, here's a list that includes loads of titles that delve into the good AND the bad of this nation of ours.
December 24, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Today's list gets at those books that did a good job with the concept of telling the truth about our past.
July 9, 2020 by Betsy Bird
The true story of the man responsible for keeping key American documents out of the hands of the invading British in 1812. A book about the rescue of ideas put to paper.
April 19, 2020 by Betsy Bird
If we are talking about events that change us all and that we must collectively heal from (whether literally or figuratively) then this book might be precisely what we need. Because this isn’t just a book about something that happened a quarter of a century ago. It’s a book that is meant to help you learn how to heal and recover and hope in the face of the horrendous. Give it a go.
December 23, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Today, we're looking at any children's book that highlights American history in some way, whether it's full of fiction or facts. Take a gander in case there's something you've missed . . .
December 23, 2018 by Betsy Bird
I keep an eye on U.S. History when it crops up, and I count everything! Poetry, comics, fiction, you name it. Here are the books where it cropped up in the most interesting ways. And if you note some absences, please know that I'm saving the Biographies for the December 26th list.
December 23, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Of all the lists on this blog this one may seem an odd little inclusion, but I have my reasons. A couple years ago I helped serve on the first committee selecting The New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize. The requirements of the prize are simple: You and a group of schoolchildren must find […]
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