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  •  Here it goes (2+ / 0-)
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    Steveningen, nomandates

    We started with the Revolutanary War
    "Johnny Tremain" by Esther Forbes
    "My Brother Sam is Dead" James Lincoln Collier
    After the war
    "Fever1793" Laurie Halse Anderson
    Civil War
    "Red Moon at Sharpsburg" Rosemary Wells
    "War Horse" Michael Morpurgo
    "Lost Star, the story of Amelia Earhart" Patricia Lauber
    "The Diary of Anne Frank"
    "Weedflower" Cynthia Kadohata

    Civil Rights Movement
    "Fire from the Rock" Sharon M. Draper

    If there is time left, we will go back to the times of slavery per one student's request.
    I am always looking for good historical reads. So, I am very much open to suggestions. The kids are 10/11 years old.
    All the work I do with the students is on a volunteer basis. I am not a teacher by profession. I have an art/design background but the work with the students really enriches me and I learn along with them and from them.

    •  Very nice (1+ / 0-)
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      What a great reading list for anyone. Thank you for following up. I know nomandates will appreciate it for sure.

      Hey, here's a though, sign up and get a Daily Kos account. You already have two people thinking you are pretty cool. Oops, three. I assume markzam thinks you're pretty cool too.

    •  Interesting list... (0+ / 0-)

      I admire what you're doing, Alexandra. Volunteer work like this is so important to kids because they can sense when someone truly cares about them. I like the way you put this:

      the work with the students really enriches me and I learn along with them and from them
      You're modeling life-long learning for them through this book club.

      I wish I had some suggestions for additions to your reading list, but you've covered the history books I read as a kid, so I can't think of anything to add offhand.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by nomandates on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 09:08:28 PM PDT

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