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Episode 22 — Exploring History


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 18:23
Original Air Date Published January 01, 2010

Music in this podcast is courtesy of†Scott Andrew.


Exploring History


Exploring History

History may not be a favorite topic for teen readers, but more teens might fall in love with history if they knew more about the kinds of historical books available to them.† In this episode, youíll hear about an amazing range of books that explore history, including works of fiction as well as non-fiction, biographies, graphic novels, verse novels, and investigative journalism.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this†list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Recommendations in this episode include

  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt, 2009)
  • Ringside 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial by Jen Bryant (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008)
  • The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan (Candlewick, 2009)
  • Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher (Bloomsbury , 2008)
  • Flygirl by Sherri Smith (Putnam, 2009)
  • Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Donít You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking, 2009)
  • Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum (National Geographic, 2009)
  • Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Weatherford and Floyd Cooper (Wordsong, 2008)
  • Columbine by Dave Cullen (Twelve, 2009)