Tag Archives: US History

Adult Books for Teens: Nonfiction: “Dead Wake”

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson The Lusitania, a British ship in the Cunard Line, was considered the most elegant passenger liner of its day. It was fast and luxurious, and a trip aboard was … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Between the World and Me”

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates   “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” Often books have an opening sentence–or … Continue reading

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Common Core: Adult Books for Teens: “Revolutionary Summer”

   Revolutionary Summer by Joseph J. Ellis The summer of 1776 is the revolutionary summer that Ellis discusses in his book, one in which the fate of the war for independence looked pretty bleak. Ellis says of Washington’s ragtag army, … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Adults and Teens: “Team of Rivals”

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin I know this is a long shot, but I’m hoping there’s a student who will take me up on this. Summer reading for the truly motivated! While the focus of Team of Rivals … Continue reading

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