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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: Albert Marrin | Narrator: Jason Culp
Release Date: March 30, 2021
From National Book Award Finalist and Sibert Honor Author Albert Marrin, a timely examination of Red Scares in the United States, including the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood Ten and the McCarthy era.In twentieth century America, no power--and no threat--...
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...