Century For Young People

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These books let readers experience the drama of the twentieth century through the eyes of those who lived in it. Each book contains a collection of firsthand accounts of major events that occurred during the relevant time period, told by ordinary people women and men, children and adults. The true stories are arranged chronologically and prefaced by introductory material that places the events within historical and cultural context. For example, some of the stories in Becoming Modern America: 1901-1936, include: Mabel Griep, a girl who witnessed the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1904; several African-American's experiences with Jim Crow laws in the South; Alex Bryansky, who witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution; several soldiers' accounts of World War I; and stories about the Great Depression. Each story is lively, interesting, and told in the first person a great way to humanize events that might otherwise be seen as mere dates and footnotes to young students. By Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster. 111 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

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Century For Young People - Changing America: 1961-1999 Item #: 048811
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Century For Young People - Becoming Modern America: 1901-1936 Item #: 048810
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Century For Young People - Defining America: 1936-1961 Item #: 048812
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