Books to use with Social Studies

These books are not sorted by grade level.
Some are picture books, some are novels.

Ancient Egypt
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

14th Century England - Peasant Revolt
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

American Revolution
The Fighting Ground by Avi
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier

Salem Witch Trials
A Break With Charity by Ann Rinaldi

Yellow Fever Epidemic
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
An American Plague by Jim Murphy

Civil War
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Month of Seven Days by Shirley Climo
Hear the Wind Blow by Mary Downing Hahn
Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen
Moon Over Tennessee by Craig Crist Evans
The River Between Us by Richard Peck
Three Against the Tide by D. Anne Love

47 by Walter Moseley
Day of Tears by Julius Lester
Amos Fortune by Elizabeth Yates
Many Thousand Gone by Virginia Hamilton
Steal Away by Jennifer Armstrong
Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen
Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman

Westward Movement / Pioneers
Dandelions by Eve Bunting

Native Americans (19th century)
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Canyons by Gary Paulsen
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell

World War I
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

Great Depression / Dust Bowl
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale

World War II
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac (Navajo Marines)
Soldier X by Don Wulffson (soldier experience)
Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury
Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti
Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War by Yukio Tsuchiya

Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust by Eve Bunting
Erika's Story by Ruth Vander Zee
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbits by Judith Kerr
Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems by Hana Volavkova
Daniel's Story by Carol Matas
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
Gideon by Chester Aaron
Jacob's Rescue by Malka Drucker
The Island of Bird Street by Uri Orlev
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
Night Crossing by Karen Ackerman

Japanese American Internment
Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation by Yoshiko Uchida
Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse

Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff
A House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff
A Day's Work by Eve Bunting
Going Home by Eve Bunting
The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez
Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez
La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez
Lupita Manana by Patricia Beatty
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Civil Rights / Racism
Walking to the Bus Rider Blues by Harriette Gillem Robinet
Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Patillo Beals
Mississippi Trial 1955 by Chris Crowe
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Witness by Karen Hesse

Music From a Place Called Half Moon by Jerrie Oughton

Vietnam War
The Wall by Eve Bunting
Cracker! The Best Dog in Viet Nam by Cynthia Kadohata

Guatemalan Genocide
Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen
Red Midnight by Ben Mikaelsen

Patriotism / Citizenship
Nothing But the Truth by Avi

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