Adler, David A.
Lou Gehrig, The Luckiest Man
. New York, N.Y.: Gulliver Books Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997. A picture book detailing the life of baseball hero Lou Gehrig, who during the 1920s and 1930s achieved fame, only to be struck down by a deadly disease in the late 1930s.
Grandpa Jake and the Grand Christmas
. New York, N.Y.: Scribner, 1990. A girl discovers new aspects about her grandfather in this story of the Great Depression.
Armstrong, William, H.
. New York, N.Y.: Harper and Row, 1969. Prejudice is experienced by an African-American sharecropper's family.
Bailey, Beth and David Farber.
The First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii
. New York, N.Y.: Free Press, 1992. A non-fiction account of race and sex in Hawaii, when it was bombed by the Japanese in World War II.
Bay, Michael and Jerry Bruckheimer.
. Hollywood, Calif.: Touchstone Pictures, 2001. Videodisc film version of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a major motion picture in color.
The Invisible Scar
. New York, N.Y.: D. McKay Co., 1966. This non-fiction book describes the human and emotional toll to the Great Depression.
Boyer, Paul S.; Clark, Jr., Clifford E.; Hawley, Sandra McNair; Kett, Joseph F.; Salisbury, Neal; Sitkoff, Harvard; Woloch, Nancy.
The Enduring Vision, A History of the American People
, Concise Third Edition. Evanston, Ill.: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. Describes United States history from its very beginnings to the present day, including writings on the Great Depression and World War II.
It’s a Wonderful Life
. Hollywood, Calif.: Star Classics Video recording, 1989. Producer and Director Frank Capra's complete version of the classic film detailing a family's struggles during the Great Depression. This was originally released in 1946, black and white version.
The Piano Man
. New York, N.Y.: Walker Publishing Company, Inc., 1998. A granddaughter's picture book story of her grandfather's passion for the piano and his musical career during the 1920s and 1930s.
Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago 1919-1939
. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 1992. A non-fiction description of the industrial period in Chicago, Ill. From 1919 to the end of the Great Depression.
Connecticut State Department of Education.
Social Studies Curriculum Framework
. Hartford, Conn.: Division of Teaching and Learning, 1998. State Department of Education curriculum standards for grades kindergarten through 12.
The Bat Boy and His Violin
. New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998. It's 1948 and Reginald's father manages the worst baseball team in the Negro Leagues. Reginald loves to play his violin, but it's not until his father makes him batboy of the team, that the man realizes how valuable his son's music can be. This is a picture book.
Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in the Student-Centered Classroom
. York, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers, 1994. A detailed book explaining how to use literature circles that give students voices to be heard and choices to make, as they analyze literature in a student-centered classroom.
Early Sunday Morning
The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows
, Hawaii, 1941. New York, N.Y.: Scholastic, Inc., 2001. A historical novel wherein Amber Billows writes a journal of her experiences after moving with her family from Washington, D.C. to Hawaii shortly before the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and send the United States into World War II.
The Bamboo Flute
. New York, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1993. A young boy comes to understand others during the 1932 Australian depression.
War Without Mercy
. New York, N.Y.: Pantheon Books, 1986. This is the non-fiction account of race and power in the Pacific War, during World War II.
Frank, Anne and Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler.
The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank, The Definitive Edition
. New York, N.Y.: Anchor Books Doubleday, 1995. A new translation of Anne Frank's diary, which tells the story of a young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis and was captured during the Holocaust of World War II.
Giff, Patricia Reilly.
. New York, N.Y.: Dell Yearling, 1997. It's the summer of 1944, and World War II has changed everything and everybody. Lily has lost her best friend and has no one to play with her own age until she meets Albert, a refugee from Hungary. Their lives connect in a most powerful way in this historical novel.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
No Ordinary Time
. New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 1994. This is the non-fiction story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and life on the home front of America during World War II.
In Coal Country
. New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1987. This is a picture storybook of coal miners' lives during the 1930s.
Star of Fear, Star of Hope
. New York, N.Y.: Walker, 1995. A younger children's picture storybook of the Holocaust through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl.
Hooks, William H.
Circle of Fire
. Springfield, Ill.: Atheneum, 1983. Young boys try to prevent a Ku Klux Klan attack in North Carolina during the 1930s.
The Dispossessed: America’s Underclasses from the Civil War to the Present
. New York, N.Y.: Basic Books, 1992. A non-fiction book detailing the underclasses in America during its history from the Civil War to the present, including the 1930s and 1940s.
Our Finest Hour, Voices of the World War II Generation
. Des Moines, Iowa: Time, Inc., 2000. A non-fiction account, with photographs, of America's role in World War II.
Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
Once Upon America, Pearl Harbor is Burning! A Story of World War II
. New York, N.Y.: Viking Penguin, division of Penguin Books USA Inc., 1991. A historical novel of life inside America's borders during the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.
Christmas After All
The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1932
. New York, N.Y.: Scholastic Inc., 2001. A historical novel of Minnie Swift, who in her own journal, describes what life was like during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Number the Stars
. New York, N.Y.: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1989. It's 1943 and the scene is Copenhagen, while the Nazis march in the streets and invade the homes, searching for anyone Jewish to extinguish. Lowry's historical novel describes life through the eyes of two 10-year-old girls who are best friends.
Just Like New
. Ontario, Canada: Groundwood Books/Douglas and McIntyre Ltd., 1995. A picture book about life in Montreal during World War II and how the reality of the war is brought home to children asked to send gifts to children in the Blitz.
McDougal Littell and Arthur N. Applebee.
The Language of Literature
. Evanston, Ill.: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. An anthology textbook for grade six which contains a variety of genres of literature and activities to make the stories come alive for the students.
Mitchell, Margaret King.
Uncle Jed’s Barbershop
. New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1993. A picture storybook describing how one man, the only African-American barber in the county, has a dream and gives it up for someone he loves very much during the Great Depression.
Pearl Harbor, 50th Anniversary Special Edition, The Associated Press.
Stamford, Conn.: Longmeadow Press, 1991. A non-fiction account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, with photographs.
. New York, N.Y.: Walker Publishing Company Inc., 1992. A historical novel wherein a family's struggles through the dust laden Oklahoma Depression are detailed.
Norton, Donna E. and Saundra E. Norton.
Through the Eyes of a Child
An Introduction to Children’s Literature
. Upper Saddle River, N. J.: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1999. A concise compilation of children's literature to use anywhere, including the home and school.
The Island on Bird Street
. Evanston, Ill.: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. This is the story of a 12 year-old-boy who survives the Holocaust in the Warsaw, Poland ghetto.
Pinkey, Andrea Davis.
. New York, N.Y.: Hyperion Books for Children, 1998. A picture storybook of Duke Ellington's musical life during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
A Penny for a Hundred
. Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 1996. It's 1944 in this picture storybook of life in Maine during World War II and how lives are changed when German prisoners of war are brought in to help with the crops.
Prange, Gordon W.
At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1981. This is a non-fiction book about how America was taken by surprise in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II.
Dirt on Their Skirts
. New York, N.Y.: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000. This is a picture storybook telling about the young women who won the baseball world championship in the 1940s.
The Upstairs Room
. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Crowell, 1972. A true story of how a Jewish girl hid from the Nazis during World War II.
Ryan, Pam Munoz.
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
. New York, N.Y.: Scholastic Press, 1999. Based on a true story, this picture book describes how Amelia Earhart takes Eleanor Roosevelt for a ride in an airplane in 1933.
Under the Blood Red Sun
. New York, N.Y.: Delacorte, 1995. Pearl Harbor is bombed and a Japanese American boy and his best friend find their lives touched and disrupted.
Secretary of the State of Connecticut.
Connecticut's Common Core of Teaching: Discipline-Based Professional Teaching St
andards for Teachers of English Language Arts. Hartford, Conn.: Connecticut State Board of Education, 2001. Standards for teachers to follow in teaching the English language arts in grades kindergarten through 12.
. New York, N.Y.: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1997. A picture book of a young girl who, during the Great Depression, creates much more than a garden.
Documentary Expression and Thirties America
. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1973. This non-fiction book depicts the 1930s Depression through popular culture and mass media.
. Springfield, Ill.: Atheneum, 1978. This is the sequel to
Journey to Topaz
, wherein Yuki returns to California with her parents.
Journey to Topaz
. New York, N.Y.: Scribner's Sons, 1971. During World War II, a Japanese American family is placed in a Utah internment camp.
Hide and Seek
. Evanston, Ill.: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. When the Nazis occupy the Netherlands, a Jewish family is hidden by Dutch neighbors in this historical fiction account.
Holding Their Own: American Women in the 1930s
. Boston, Mass.: Twayne, 1982. A non-fiction description of American women during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The Devil’s Arithmetic
. New York, N.Y.: Viking/Kestrel, 1988. This is a fantasy novel that weaves historical facts to create the story of a Jewish girl who suddenly finds herself in World War II by traveling through time.