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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

by J.D. Vance
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
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Dressmaker of Khair Khana, The: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens: A Companion to a Ghost Tale for Christmas Time

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Salvatore Murdocca
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

by Barbara Demick
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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FDR's Alphabet Soup: New Deal America, 1932-1939

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America

by Marc Favreau
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2018
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    Author Interviews (3)
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Room of One's Own, A

by Virginia Woolf
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    1929
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Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929

by Karen Blumenthal
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

by Joshua Davis
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, The

by Sonny Liew
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Small-Town Midwest, The: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century

by Julianne Couch
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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Bullies of Wall Street, The: This Is How Greed Messed Up Our Economy

by Sheila Bair
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Working: People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do

by Studs Terkel
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

by Benjamin R. Barber
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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Town That Food Saved, The: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

by Ben Hewitt
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

by Marc Lamont Hill
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New Wild West, The: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown

by Blaire Briody
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
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La Economia

by Carla Mooney
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Author Resources:
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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America

by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Kids Care for the Earth

by Gare Thompson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Industrial Revolution, The: 1790-1850

by Susan Buckley
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Fall of the House of Dixie, The: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South

by Bruce C. Levine
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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Middle East Today,The: Political, Geographical and Cultural Perspectives

by Dona J. Stewart
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Iran

by David M. Haugen
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Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country

by Mark Davis
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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    Author Interviews (1)
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Economic Inequality: The American Dream Under Siege

by Coral Celeste Frazer
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Looking for the New Deal: Florida Women's Letters During the Great Depression

by Elna C. Green
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Communities Across America Today

by Sarah Glasscock
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Economy and Industry in Ancient Egypt

by Leslie C. Kaplan
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Bread & Roses: The Struggle of American Labor, 1865-1915

by Milton Meltzer
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Triumphs and Struggles for Latino Civil Rights

by Barbara C. Cruz
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America's Recession: The Effects of the Economic Downturn

by Corona Brezina
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

by Gregory Smithsimon
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Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail

by Jay Erskine Leutze
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Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town

by Bryan Mealer
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Sports
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Native American Industry in Contemporary America

by Tammy Gagne
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Working with Water: Wisconsin Waterways

by Bobbie Malone and Jefferson J. Gray
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New New Deal, The: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era

by Michael Grunwald
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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Fight for Latino Civil Rights, The

by Barbara C. Cruz
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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