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Garnet Valley Middle School Library


Social Studies AR List

For Seventh Grade

World Cultures

Revised March 4, 2008




Biographies About People From Different Cultures



(Anderson, Marion) Freedman, Russell. The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. 92 AND

(Asgedom, Mawi) Asgedom, Mawi. Of Beetles and Angels. Ethiopian boy who survived civil war. 92 ASG

(Bonetta, Sarah) Myers, Walter Dean. At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England. 92 BON

(Cleopatra) Streisguth, Tom. Queen Cleopatra. 92 CLE

(Crandall, Prudence) Jurmain, Suzanne. The Forbidden Schoolhouse. 92 CRA

(Crazy Horse) Freedman, Russell. The Life and Death of Crazy Horse. 92 CRA

(D'Angelo, Pascal) Murphy, Jim. Pick & Shovel Poet. A look at immigrant life in America that focuses on a popular poet of the early 20th century. 92 DAN

(DaVinci, Leonardo) Krull, Kathleen. Leonardo da Vinci. Focuses on his science rather than his art.

92 LEO


(Filipovic, Zlata) Filipovic, Zlata. Zlata’s Diary. A young girl’s first-hand account of the Serbo-Croatian war. 92 FIL

(Frank, Anne) Gold, Alison Leslie. Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend. 92 FRA

(Fritz, Jean) Fritz, Jean. Homesick, My Own Story. The author grew up in China. 92 FRI

(Gandhi, Mohandas) Martin, Christopher. Mohandas Gandhi. 92 GAN

(Gandhi, Mohandas) Severance, John. Gandhi, Great Soul. 92 GAN

(Gordeeva, Ekaterina) Hill, Anne E. Ekaterina Gordeeva. Russian figure skater. 92 GOR

(Guthrie, Woody) Partridge, Elizabeth. This Land Was Made for You and Me. A biography of the legendary activist and songwriter. 92 GUT

(Hautzig, Esther Rudomin) Hautzig, Esther. The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia. 92 HAU

(Heroes of the Holocaust) Greenfeld, Howard. The Hidden Children. World War II. 920 GRA

(Heroes of the Holocaust) Rosenberg, Maxine. Hiding to Survive. Children who survived the Nazis in World War 2. 920 ROS

(Houston, Jeanne) Houston, Jeanne. Farewell to Manzanar. Japanese-Americans. 92 HOU

(Huynh, Q.) Huynh, Quang Nhuon. The Land I Lost. Vietnam. 92 HUY

(Ippisch, Hanneke) Ippisch, Hanneke. Sky: A True Story of Resistance During World War II. 92 IPP

(Jiang, Ji-Li) Jiang, Ji-Li. Red Scarf Girl. Chinese girl who survived the Cultural Revolution. 92 JIA

(Joan of Arc) Roberts, Jeremy. Saint Joan of Arc. 92 JOA

(Kherdian, David) Kherdian, David. The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl. 92 KHE

(Mah, Adeline Yen) Mah. Chinese Cinderella, The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter. 92 MAH

(Mandela, Nelson) Finlayson, Reggie. Nelson Mandela. 92 MAN

(Mandelbaum, Jack) Warren, Andrea. Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Concentration Camps. 940.53 WAR

(Reiss, Johanna) Reiss, Johanna. The Upstairs Room and The Journey Back. She hid from the Nazis. 92 REI

(Schumann, Clara) Reich, Susanna. Clara Schumann, Piano Virtuoso. 92 SCH

(Sender, Ruth) Sender, Ruth. The Cage. 92 SEN

(Siegal, Aranka) Siegal, Aranka. Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary, 1939-1944. 92 SIE

(Toll, Nelly) Toll, Nelly. Behind the Secret Window: Memoir of a Hidden Childhood During World War II. 92 Tol

(Wollstonecraft, Mary) Miller, Calvin. Mary Wollstonecraft and the Rights of Women. 92 WOL

Other Social Studies Nonfiction

Armstrong, Jennifer. Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition to the South Pole. 919.8 ARM

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850. 941 BAR

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Growing Up in Coal Country. 331.3 BAR

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow. 943.086 BAR

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Kids On Strike! 331.892 BAR

Blumberg, Rhoda. Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun. 952 BLU

Calabro, Marian. The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party. 979.4 CAL

Freedman, Russell. Children of the Wild West. 978 FRE

Freedman, Russell. Cowboys of the Wild West. 978 FRE

Freedman, Russell. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 323.1196 FRE

Freedman, Russell. In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America’s Bill of Rights. 342.73 FRE

Freedman, Russell. Indian Chiefs. 970.004 FRE

Freedman, Russell. Kids at Work. 331.3 FRE

Haskins, Jim. Black, Blue and Gray: African Americans in the Civil War. 973.7 HAS

Jackson, Shirley. Witchcraft of Salem Village. 974.4 JAC

Jones, Charlotte Foltz. Yukon Gold: Story of the Klondike Gold Rush. 971.9 JON

Ketchum, Liza. Into a New Country. Eight fascinating women of the wild West. 978 KET

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition. 910 KIM

Lester, Julius. To Be a Slave. First-hand accounts of slavery. 326 LES

Marrin, Albert. George Washington and the Founding of a Nation. 973.4 MAR

Meltzer, Milton. Driven From the Land: The Story of the Dust Bowl. 978 MEL

Murphy, Jim. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. 614.5 MUR

Murphy, Jim. The Boys' War. Civil War. 973.7 MUR

Murphy, Jim. The Great Fire. 977.3 MUR

Murphy, Jim. The Long Road to Gettysburg. Civil War. 973.7 MUR

Myers, Walter Dean. Amistad, a Long Road to Freedom. The mutinied slave ship. 973 MYE

Sha’Ban, Mervet Akram. If You Could Be My Friend. Correspondence between an Israeli and a Palestinian girl. 956.9405 BOU



Fiction Reflecting Diverse World Cultures and/or History

Almond, David. Kit’s Wilderness. Old mining town in England. FIC ALM

Avi. Beyond the Western Sea. Book 1, Escape from Home. Book 2, Lord Kirkle’s Money. Adventure about children from Ireland and England who emigrate to America, mid-19th century. FIC AVI

Avi. Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Medieval England. Newbery winner. FIC AVI

Ayers, Katherine. North By Night. The Underground Railroad and slavery in America. FIC AYE

Balgassi, Haemi. Tae’s Sonata. Korean-American girl fitting in to her community. FIC BAL

Banim, Lisa. Drums at Saratoga. American Revolution. FIC BAN

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Coal Miner's Bride. Pennsylvania immigrant history. FIC BAR

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. No Man’s Land: A Young Soldier’s Story. Civil War. FIC BAR

Blackwood, Gary. The Shakespeare Stealer. Shakespearean England. FIC BLA

Bruchac, Joseph. Code Talker. Navajo who served as code talkers in World War II. FIC BRU

Bruchac, Joseph. The Warriors. Iroquois boy who plays lacrosse. FIC BRU

Bunting, Eve. Spying on Miss Muller. British schoolchildren suspect their teacher of being a German spy during World War II. FIC BUN

Carbone, Elisa. Storm Warriors. The Outer Banks right after the abolition of slavery. FIC CAR

Chotjewitz, David. Daniel Half-Human and the Good Nazi. A boy growing up in Nazi Germany discovers he is Jewish. FIC CHO

Cooper, Susan. The Boggart. Scotland. FIC COO

Cooper, Susan. The Boggart and the Monster. Scotland. FIC COO

Creech, Sharon. Bloomability. A girl attends an international school in Switzerland. FIC CRE

Crew, Linda. Children of the River. Cambodia. FIC CRE

Crisp, Marty. Private Captain. Civil War. FIC CRI

Cushman, Karen. Ballad of Lucy Whipple. California Gold Rush, 1849. FIC CUS

Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy. Medieval England. FIC CUS

Cushman, Karen. Matilda Bone. Medieval England. FIC CUS

Cushman, Karen. The Midwife’s Apprentice. Medieval England. FIC CUS

Cushman, Karen. Rodzina. Orphan trains in 19th-century America. FIC CUS

Danticat, Edwidge. Behind the Mountains. A Haitian girl awaits word from her father in the US. FIC DAN

Denenberg, Barry. The Journal of William Thomas Emerson. Revolutionary War. FIC DEN

Denenberg, Barry. So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll. Irish mill girl in 1847 America. FIC DEN

Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield. Mid-19th century England. FIC DIC

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. Mid-19th century England. FIC DIC

Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist. Mid-19th century England. FIC DIC

Dorris, Michael. Morning Girl. Taino Indian girl in pre-Columbus Americas. FIC DOR

Dorris, Michael. Sees Behind Trees. Taino Indian boy in pre-Columbus Americas. FIC DOR

Drucker, Malka. Jacob’s Rescue: A Holocaust Story. FIC DRU

Durbin, William. The Broken Blade and Wintering. Fur trappers in 18th-century Canada. FIC DUR

Durrant, Linda. Beaded Moccasins: The Story of Mary Campbell. Delaware Indians in 1759. FIC DUR

Durrant, Linda. Betsy Zane, The Rose of Fort Henry. American Revolution. FIC DUR

Elliott, Laura. Under the War Torn Sky. A young fighter pilot during World War II. FIC ELL

Ellis, Deborah. The Breadwinner. Afghanistan under the Taliban. FIC ELL

Fox, Paula. The Slave Dancer. Slave ship to the Americas. Newbery Award. FIC FOX

Franklin, Christine. The Grape Thief. Croatian-American boy during the Great Depression. FIC FRA

Garrigue, Sheila. The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito. Japanese-Canadian man who resists internment after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. FIC GAR

George, Jean. Water Sky. Eskimo people. FIC GEO

Giff, Patricia. Nory Ryan’s song. The Irish potato famine. FIC GIF

Glaser, Linda. Bridge to America. A boy lives in a Jewish stetl in Poland and waits for the chance to join his father in America. FIC GLA

Gregory, Kristiania. Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile. FIC GRE

Gregory, Kristiania. The Legend of Jimmy Spoon. Shoshoni Indians. FIC GRE

Hesse, Karen. Letters from Rifka. Russian Jewish girl trying to emigrate to America. FIC HES

Hill, Kirkpatrick. Toughboy and Sister. Two Native American children are stranded in Alaska. FIC HIL

Hobbs, Will. Beardance. Alaska. FIC HOB

Hobbs, Will. Bearstone. Alaska. FIC HOB

Hobbs, Will. The Big Wander. Native American cultures. FIC HOB

Hobbs, Will. Kokopelli’s Flute. Native American cultures. FIC HOB

Hossack, Sylvie. Green Mango Magic. Hawaii. FIC HOS

Houston, Gloria. Frozen Fire. Alaska. FIC HOU

Isaacs, Anne. Torn Thread. Two girls survive World War II in a labor camp in Czechoslovakia. FIC ISA

Kim, Helen. The Long Season of Rain. Korea. FIC KIM

Krumgold, Joseph. And Now Miguel. Mexican-American boy in New Mexico. FIC KRU

Lasky, Kathryn. Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor. Fictionalized journal of the young Queen Elizabeth. FIC LAS

Lawrence, Iain. The Wreckers, The Smugglers and The Buccaneers. Adventure in 19th century England. FIC LAW

Levitin, Sonia. Journey to America and Silver Days. Jews fleeing the Nazis in 1938. FIC LEV

Levitin, Sonia. Silver Days. Jewish life in 1930’s and 1940’s United States. FIC LEV

Lord, Bette Bao. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Chinese girl living in New York, where she discovers baseball. PB LOR

Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. Jewish girl is hidden from the Nazis, World War II in Denmark. FIC LOW

Magorian, Michelle. Good Night, Mr. Tom. England during World War II. FIC MAG

Manley, Joan B. She Flew No Flags. World War II, takes place on a boat sailing enemy waters. FIC MAN

Matas, Carol. After the War. A Polish Jewish girl who has survived World War II. FIC MAT

Matas, Carol. Daniel’s Story. A boy who survived a concentration camp during World War II. FIC MAT

Matas, Carol. Greater than Angels. World War II. FIC MAZ

Mazer, Harry. Heroes Don’t Run: A Novel of the Pacific War. A young boy joins up to fight in World War Two. FIC MAZ

Mazer, Norma. Good Night, Maman. Children have to flee Nazi-occupied France. FIC MAZ

McGraw, Eloise. Moccassin Trail. Crow Indians. FIC MCG

Meyer, Carolyn. Isabel, Jewel of Castilla. Spain in 1466. FIC MEY

Moore, Robin. The Bread Sister of Sinking Creek. Pennsylvania frontier. FIC MOO

Mukerji, Dhan. Gay-Neck, the Story of a Pigeon. India. FIC MUK

Murphy, Jim. West to a Land of Plenty. Italian-Americans, 1883. FIC MUR

Myers, Anna. Tulsa Burning. Racial tension in Depression-era America. FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean. Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, A World War II Soldier. D-Day invasion FIC MYE

Naidoo, Beverly. Journey to Jo’burg. South Africa. FIC NAI

Namioka, Lensey. Ties that Bind, Ties that Break. China, early 20th century. FIC NAM

Napoli, Donna Jo. For the Love of Venice. Italy. FIC NAP

Nye, Naomi Shihab. Habibi. Israel. FIC NYE

O’Dell, Scott. The Black Pearl. Baja California, Mexico. FIC ODE

O’Dell, Scott. Black Star, Bright Dawn. Eskimos. FIC ODE

O’Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins and Zia. Native Americans. FIC ODE

O’Dell, Scott. My Name is Not Angelica. Caribbean slave revolt of 1733-34. FIC ODE

O’Dell, Scott. Sing Down the Moon. Navajo Indians. FIC ODE

O’Dell, Scott. Streams to the River, River to the Sea. Sacajawea. FIC ODE

O’Dell, Scott. Zia. Sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins. FIC ODE

Orlev, Uri. The Island on Bird Street. The Warsaw ghetto during World War II. FIC ORL

Park, Linda Sue. A Single Shard. Story of an apprentice potter boy in 12th-century Korea. Newbery Award. FIC PAR

Paterson, Katherine. The Master Puppeteer. Japan. PB PAT

Paterson, Katherine. Park’s Quest. Vietnamese-American boy. FIC PAT

Peck, Richard. The River Between Us. Civil War. FIC PEC

Rinaldi, Ann. My Heart is on the Ground: Diary of …a Sioux Girl. Circa 1880. FIC RIN

Rinaldi, Ann. The Second Bend in the River. Frontier life, Shawnee Indians. FIC RIN

Rostkowski, Margaret. After the Dancing Days. After World War I. FIC ROS

Ryan, Pam Nunoz. Becoming Naomi Leon. Mexican-American girl goes to live in Mexico. FIC RYA

Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza Rising. Mexican girl moves to California. FIC RYA

Saint-Exupery, Antoine. The Little Prince. The French Classic. FIC SAI

Speare, Elizabeth. The Bronze Bow. Rome in the time of Christ. FIC SPE

Spinelli, Jerry. Milkweed. World War II. Jewish boy in Nazi-occupied Poland. FIC SPI

Staples, Suzanne. Haveli. Pakistan. FIC STA

Staples, Suzanne. Shabanu. Pakistan. FIC STA

Staples, Suzanne. Shiva's Fire. India. FIC STA

Taylor, Theodore. The Cay and Timothy of the Cay. Caribbean Islands. FIC TAY

Taylor, Theodore. Ice Drift. Two young Inuit boys in 1863 Alaska. FIC TAY

Thesman, Jean. Molly Donnelly. World War II, Pacific theater. FIC THE

Thesman, Jean. A Sea So Far. San Francisco Earthquake survivors travel to Ireland in 1906. FIC THE

Trevino, Elizabeth. I, Juan de Pareja. Seventeenth-century Spain. FIC TRE

Turner, Ann. The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow. Navajo girl's diary. FIC TUR

Uchida, Yoshiko. Jar of Dreams. Japanese Americans. PB UCH

Uchida, Yoshiko. The Journey Home. Japanese Americans. PB UCH

Watkins, Yoko Kawashima. So Far from the Bamboo Grove. Koreans in Japan. FIC WAT

Westall, Robert. Blitzcat. World War II, European theater. FIC WES|

Westall, Robert. The Machine Gunners. World War II, European theater. FIC WES

Whelan, Gloria. Angel on the Square. Russia pre-World War I. FIC WHE

Whelan, Gloria. Homeless Bird. India. FIC WHE

Wojciechowska, Maia. Shadow of a Bull. Spain. FIC WOI

Yep, Laurence. Child of the Owl. Chinese-Americans. FIC YEP

Yep, Laurence. Dragon’s Gate. Chinese-Americans. FIC YEP

Yep, Laurence. Dragonwings. Chinese-Americans. FIC YEP

Yep, Laurence. Star Fisher. Chinese-Americans. FIC YEP

Yolen, Jane. Girl in a Cage. Daughter of Robert Bruce, 14th-century Scotland. FIC YOL


Myth and Legend
Barron, T. A. Heartlight, Lost Years of Merlin, and others. FIC BAR

Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising. FIC COO

Cooper, Susan. Greenwitch. FIC COO

Cooper, Susan. The Grey King. FIC COO

Cooper, Susan. Over Sea, Under Stone. FIC COO

Cooper, Susan. Silver on the Tree. FIC COO

Crossley-Holland, Kevin. The Seeing Stone. FIC CRO

Hamilton, Virginia. Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales. 398.2 HAM

Hooks, William H. The Ballad of Belle Dorcas. African American tale. 398.2 HOO

McCaffrey, Anne. Black Horses for the King. FIC MCC

Morris, Gerald. The Squire’s Tale. FIC MOR

Paterson, Katherine. Parzival, The Quest of the Grail. 398.22 PAT

Seredy, Kate. The White Stag. Legend surrounding Attila the Hun. 398.2 SER

Sutcliff, Rosemary. The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.398.22 SUT

Yolen, Jane. Dragon’s Boy. FIC YOL

Yolen, Jane. Heart’s Blood. FIC YOL

Yolen, Jane. Hobby. FIC YOL

Yolen, Jane. Merlin. FIC YOL





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