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  • If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution

    by Kay Moore Year Published: 1998 Children's Book / Anchor Text

    Before 1775, thirteen colonies in America belonged to England. This book tells about the fight to be free and independent.

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  • The Whipping Boy

    by Sid Fleishman Year Published: 2003 Children's Book / Anchor Text

    This briskly told tale of high adventure, taut with suspense and rich with colorful characters, was named an ALA Notable Book. Sid Fleischman's celebrated novel features brief, action-packed chapters and includes black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Peter Sís. "An 18th century tale about the escapades of a resourceful orphan and a spoiled young prince. . . . Full of adventure, suspense, humor, and lively characters."—The New York Times

    Supports the Common Core State Standards

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  • Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children

    by Joseph Bruchac Year Published: 2000 Children's Book / Anchor Text

    From acclaimed Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac comes a collection of seven lively plays for children to perform, each one adapted from a different traditional Native tale. Filled with heroes and tricksters, comedy and drama, these entertaining plays are a wonderful way to bring Native cultures to life for young people. Each play has multiple parts that can be adjusted to suit the size of a particular group and includes simple, informative suggestions for props, scenery, and costumes that children can help to create. Introductory notes and beautiful, detailed illustrations add to young readers' understanding of the seven Native nations whose traditions have inspired the plays.

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