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NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
Author: Elisabet Velasquez | Narrator: Elisabet Velasquez
Release Date: September 21, 2021
"The energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it all. . . . Her voice is FIRE!"—NYT bestselling and award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson An unforgettable, torrential, and hopeful debut young adult novel-in-verse t...
Author: Joseph Bruchac | Narrator: Joseph Bruchac
Release Date: June 08, 2021
****Four starred reviews!**** From the U.S.'s foremost Indigenous children's author comes a middle grade verse novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic, about a Wabanaki girl's quarantine on her grandparents' reservation and the local dog that bec...
Author: Jeff Henigson | Narrator: Jeff Henigson
Release Date: July 02, 2019
An often hilarious and always relevant memoir about one teen boy's battle with brain cancer and his Starlight Children's Foundation wish: to meet Mikhail Gorbachev in Russia and plead for nuclear disarmament and world peace.It's 1986, and Jeff is an ...
Author: Amy Timberlake | Narrator: Tara Sands
Release Date: January 07, 2014
A Newbery Honor BookAn ALA-ALSC Notable Children's BookWinner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel “An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now.”—Newbery Medali...
Author: Deborah Hopkinson | Narrator: Kimberly Farr and Matthew Frow
Release Date: September 10, 2013
The suspenseful tale of two courageous kids and one inquisitive scientist who teamed up to stop an epidemic.“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” —Publishers Weekly, ...
Author: Barbara Wright | Narrator: JD Jackson
Release Date: July 09, 2013
The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, educated father, and his mother is reeling from the discovery of a ...
Author: Michael French and Tracy Kidder | Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe
Release Date: April 09, 2013
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[A] masterpiece . . . an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views.”—USA Today “If any one person can be given credit for transforming the me...
Author: Shelley Pearsall | Narrator: JB Adkins
Release Date: August 14, 2012
Levi Battle's been left behind all his life. His mother could sing like a bird and she flew away like one, too. His father left him with his grandmother so he could work as a traveling salesman—until Levi's grandmother left this world entirely....
Author: Annika Thor | Narrator: Amy Rubinate
Release Date: December 07, 2010
Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden.It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie—are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect...
Author: Julia Alvarez | Narrator: Ozzie Rodriguez and Olivia Preciado
Release Date: September 14, 2010
After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’ t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three ...
Author: Dana Reinhardt | Narrator: Joshua Swanson
Release Date: September 14, 2010
The story of a young marine’s return from war in the Middle East and the psychological effects it has on his family.Finally, Levi Katznelson’s older brother, Boaz, has returned. Boaz was a high school star who had it all and gave it up to...
Author: Louis Sachar | Narrator: Louis Sachar
Release Date: May 11, 2010
How are we supposed to be partners? He can’t see the cards and I don’t know the rules!The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no mon...