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Rollin' on Down the Line: Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 Whistle-Stop Tour for Civil Rights

Helen Kampion, Reneé Critcher Lyons (author) Erin McGuire (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781668945223

The late summer and early fall of 1964 was a turbulent time in America. After years of racial struggle, in July President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. This law, declaring that all citizens were equal, outlawed racial segregation. Many Americans cheered this legislation; yet some did not. Many Southerners despised it and worried about what it meant for their traditions and way of life. With the upcoming November presidential election, President Johnson was advised not to campaign in the South due to the threats of violence since the signing of the new law. But someone needed to visit the citizens in the South and explain why the new law was necessary and good for the entire country. Born in Texas, First Lady Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson was from the South and understood its people and customs. Despite her fear of public speaking and threats to her own safety, Lady Bird undertook a train tour to reach out to her fellow citizens and Southerners. This is the true story of her historic Whistle-Stop journey, making almost fifty stops through eight Southern states in four days. July 2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

Women's Right to Vote

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131544

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about democracy, the voting process in the United States, and the struggles and successes women have gone through to gain and practice their right to vote in the United States. Learn about the activists who fought for equal rights for women, the legislation that gave women a voice at the polls, and how this group has continued to face and overcome struggles ever since. A Take a Look! infographic shows readers the women's suffrage movement flag and its significance. Sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and a timeline highlights setbacks and successes women have faced in relation to voting.

American Indians' Right to Vote

Liz Sonneborn (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131513

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about democracy, the voting process in the United States, and the struggles and successes Americans Indians have gone through to gain and practice their right to vote. Learn why it took until 1924 for all American Indians to become U.S. citizens and what setbacks they face when trying to vote. A Take a Look! map infographic compares American Indians’ historical land to the reservations some live on today. Sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and a timeline highlights setbacks and successes Americans Indians have faced in relation to voting.

Asian Americans' Right to Vote

Monika Davies (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131483

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about democracy, the voting process in the United States, and the struggles and successes Asian Americans have gone through to gain and practice their right to vote. Learn about the barriers the U.S. government put on Asian immigrants to prevent them from becoming citizens and voting for their leaders, and how this group has continued to face and overcome struggles ever since. A Take a Look! infographic shows readers what countries Asian Americans can trace their family roots to. Sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and a timeline highlights setbacks and successes Asian Americans have faced in relation to voting.

Black Americans' Right to Vote

Anitra Budd (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9798892131452

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about democracy, the voting process in the United States, and the struggles and successes Black Americans have gone through to gain and practice their right to vote. Learn about literacy tests, poll taxes, and voter intimidation that Black people have experienced at the polls, and how this group has continued to face and overcome struggles ever since. A Take a Look! infographic illustrates Black voter participation over the years. Sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and a timeline highlights setbacks and successes Black Americans have faced in relation to voting.

Women in Politics

Rebecca Phillips-Bartlett (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9798892321648

Law and order have always been a way of organizing populations. But who makes the rules? Throughout history, women haven’t always had a say in what happens to them, but that hasn’t stopped them from stepping up to make impactful change. Many women in politics have shown bravery and courage to stand up for what they believe. Inspiring text paired with photos and colorful illustrations explore women who dared to make HERstory in politics.

The White House

Jon Wilson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503890046

Traces the historical development of the home of the presidents of the United States, describing how the mansion has grown from six rooms in 1798 to 132 rooms today. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

The Washington Monument

Frederic Gilmore (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503890039

Describes the history of the Washington Monument, how it was built, and what it represents. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

The Statue of Liberty

Jon Wilson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503890022

Describes the history and creation of the Statue of Liberty and how it came to be a symbol of the United States. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

Mount Rushmore

Luke Gabriel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503890015

Describes the creation of the huge sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the 1920s under the direction of Gutzon Borglum. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

The Lincoln Memorial

Frederic Gilmore (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503890008

Describes the history of the Lincoln Memorial, how it was built, and what it represents. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

The Liberty Bell

Jon Wilson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503889996

Describes the Liberty Bell and how it came to be a symbol of the United States. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

Ellis Island

Bob Temple (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503889972

Describes the history of the Ellis Island immigration center and its restoration as a national treasure. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

The Declaration of Independence

Jon Wilson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503889965

Describes the document that declared America's independence and fanned the flames of the Revolutionary War. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

Arlington National Cemetery

Bob Temple (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503889958

Introduces the history of our national burial ground and discusses some of the people, particularly those in the American military services, who are buried there. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

The American Flag

Jon Wilson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503889941

Describes the flag comprised of stars and stripes that represents the United States, its meaning, and how it came to become a symbol of the country. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

The American Eagle

Jon Wilson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503889934

Describes the national bird of the United States and how it came to be symbolic of the country. Additional features include a table of contents, sidebars, infographics, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

Abraham Lincoln

Janet Slike (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781680645835

This informational text tells about the life and deeds of Abrahma Lincoln.

George Washington

Janet Slike (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781680645811

Readers learn about the first President of the United States. George Washington was a general during the Revolutionary War when America gained independence from the British and the 13 American colonies became the United States of America.

from The Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781531126414

A classic title from the Tale Blazers collection. Titles in the Tale Blazers collection include unabridged short stories, essays, and poetry. Each title incorporates selection-specific activities in comprehension, vocabulary, and writing.

Get Out and Vote!

Elizabeth MacLeod (author) Emily Chu (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459828469

Explore the past, present and future of voting around the world, and why it's one of the most important things we can do as citizens. Discover how voting affects everyone's life, what election day looks like, why some people don’t cast a ballot and more. Did you know a ping-pong ball once decided an election or that the government in Ancient Greece voted by shouting? With profiles of young people who are making the vote count, this book will empower young people of all backgrounds to make their voices heard.

Woodrow Wilson

M. J. York (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817937

Take a look inside the life and presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Learn all about how his passion for peace impacted the world during difficult times. This book includes engaging timelines, compelling photographs, a comprehensive phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further reading that will pique readers' interest.

William Clinton

Darice Bailer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503814240

Learn about the life of William Clinton and his contributions to the United States of America. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and callouts, detailed photographs, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, a timeline, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

Thomas Jefferson

Xina M. Uhl (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503814233

Learn about the life of Thomas Jefferson and his contributions to the United States of America. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and callouts, detailed photographs, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, a timeline, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

The U.S. Constitution

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503813861

Learn how the U.S. Constitution established the American government and what this document means for modern Americans. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, informational diagrams, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.