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pre-Civil War

ELIJAH OF BUXTON

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Curtis
Author's First Name: 
Christopher Paul
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2007

Elijah, the first child born in a settlement of former slaves in Canada, finds his uneventful life disrupted when he attempts to locate the corrupt preacher who has stolen funds intended to purchase a family’s freedom.

THE PORCUPINE YEAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Erdrich
Author's First Name: 
Louise
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Date: 
2008

Twelve-year-old Omakayas reaches puberty, travels north toward others of her Ojibwe tribe, and endures a starving time in this third story in The Birchbark House series which also features pencil sketches by the author.

SHE TOUCHED THE WORLD: LAURA BRIDGMAN, DEAF-BLIND PIONEER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Alexander
Author's First Name: 
Sally Hobart
Second Author's First Name: 
Robert
Second Author's Last Name: 
Alexander
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2008

 Deaf and blind from the age of three, Laura Bridgman's education in the 1840's laid the foundation for Helen Keller's successes some 50 years later. One of the co-authors of this fascinating biography is blind and partially deaf herself.

 

 

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