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American History

Modern Day (1975-Present)

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. American Born Chinese

    American Born Chinese

    Gene Luen Yang

    Paperback

    2818201
    Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format. Michael Printz Award Book 2007. Learn More

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  2. Ask Me No Questions

    Ask Me No Questions

    Marina Budhos

    Paperback

    2829101
    Fourteen-year-old Nadira, her sister, and their parents leave Bangladesh for New York City, but the expiration of their visas and the events of September 11, 2001, bring frustration, sorrow, and terror for the whole family. Learn More

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  3. Beyond Bullets

    Beyond Bullets

    Rafal Gerszak & Dawn Hunter

    Hardback

    6973206
    Follow a photojournalist on two very different tours of Afghanistan as he covers battles on the front lines with troops and later returns for a look at civilian life. Learn More

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  4. Car

    The Car

    Gary Paulsen

    Paperback

    2801301
    Fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is a 1990s Huck Finn, with parents as neglectful as Pap. Like Huck, he escapes, but not on a raft. Terry constructs a kit car. Learn More

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  5. Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire

    Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire

    Margart Regan

    Paperback

    1619501
    A rare glimpse into the lives of people immersed in America's immigration dragnet. Learn More

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  6. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    Rachel Maddow

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    2467801
    Explains how the intense focus on national security is actually compromising the stability of the country, tracing the historical events and contributing factors that have promoted a deeply militarized American culture. Learn More

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  7. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

    Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

    Don Brown

    Paperback

    1742001
    The tale of Hurricane Katrina and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage--and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality. Learn More

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  8. Good Soldiers

    The Good Soldiers

    David Finkel

    Paperback

    2172001
    An unforgettable work of report about Iraq and the last surge. In telling the story of these good soldiers, the heroes and the ruined, David Finkel has produced an eternal tale--not just of the Iraq War, but of all wars, for all time. Learn More

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  9. Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air

    Jon Krakauer

    Paperback

    5472601
    A gripping account of a 1996 expedition to climb Mt. Everest that went tragically wrong. Includes a map, photos, and excerpts of writings of past Everest climbers. Some mature content. Learn More

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  10. Liberation of Gabriel King

    The Liberation of Gabriel King

    K.L. Going

    Paperback

    2883001
    In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade. Learn More

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