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American History

Postwar America (1945-1963)

Explore important historical events and eras with nonfiction and fiction titles covering the Civil War, World War II, and more


 

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  1. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

    Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

    Tanya Lee Stone

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    2075801
    When NASA was launched in 1958, 13 women proved they had as much of the right stuff as men to be astronauts, but their way to space was blocked by prejudice, insecurity, and a scrawled note written by one of Washington's most powerful men. Learn More

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  2. Bad Boy: A Memoir

    Bad Boy: A Memoir

    Walter Dean Myers

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    3897701
    Walter Dean Myers tells the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s and how he came to be a writer. Learn More

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  3. Cotton Song

    Cotton Song

    Tom Bailey

    Paperback

    2836301
    Set in rural Mississippi in the 1940s, this is the story of an African American woman's fight to save a child left behind after the horrific lynching that took her mother's life. Mature themes. Learn More

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  4. El Bronx Remembered: A Novella and Stories

    El Bronx Remembered: A Novella and Stories

    Nicholasa Mohr

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    4460601
    Harsh, happy, scary, sad, and funny, these 12 stories capture the flavor and beat of El Bronx in its heyday, from 1946 to 1956. Learn More

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  5. Fences

    Fences

    August Wilson

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    4307401
    Drama about a black man's alienation and how it affects his family. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Learn More

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  6. Gentle's Holler

    Gentle's Holler

    Kerry Madden

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    2823801
    In the early 1960s, 12-year-old songwriter Livy Two Weems dreams of the world beyond the North Carolina holler where she lives in poverty with her parents and eight brothers and sisters, but she understands that she must put family first. Learn More

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  7. Hello, America

    Hello, America

    Livia Bitton-Jackson

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    2733801
    Surviving Auschwitz, 18-year old Elli leaves behind painful memories to start fresh in America in 1951. She faces challenges of creating a new life in hectic New York City. A powerful glimpse of immigrant America through the eyes of this teenager. Learn More

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  8. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped

    Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped

    Margot Lee Shetterly

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    1401801
    Provides an account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to the space program, and describes how they faced discrimination in spite of their groundbreaking successes. Learn More

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  9. How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports

    How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports

    Gary Paulsen

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    3486101
    Author Gary Paulsen relates tales from his youth in a small town in northwestern Minnesota in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as skiing behind a souped-up car and imitating daredevil Evel Knievel. Learn More

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  10. Kira-Kira

    Kira-Kira

    Cynthia Kadohata

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    3531101
    Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. Learn More

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