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To Touch the Stars (Jamestowns American Portraits)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0809206307, Paperback)Bring history to life with compelling stories, sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversity Historical fiction helps students connect to their middle school social studies classes Reading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improve comprehension of historical fiction Strong multicultural flavor reflects the rich tapestry of our shared American heritages Jamestown's American Portraits, a saga of American families and friends, traces the history of America from the founding of Jamestown to the Civil Rights Movement. This is a unique, enriching series designed to teach reading strategies appropriate for historical novels used in middle school reading, language arts, or social studies classes.
Reading Level 5-8 Interest Level 6-8
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When the United States enters World War II, 18-year-old Elizabeth Erickson, with the help of her younger brother, finds a unique way to support the war effort and realize her dream of becoming a pilot. Based on real events, this book highlights the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP's.
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