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Agee, James, and Walker Evans. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Boston: Mariner Books, 2001. Grades 6-12.

Bode, Janet. New Kids on the Block: Oral Histories of Immigrant Teens. New York: Franklin Watts, 1989. Grades 6-12.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. New York: Bantam, 1997. Grades 4-8.

Davidson, Janet F., and Michael S. Sweeney. On the Move: Transportation and the American Story. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2003. Grades 9-adult.

Durbin, William. The Journal of Sean Sullivan: A Transcontinental Railroad Worker. New York: Scholastic, 1999. Grades 4-6.

Giovanni, Nikki, ed. Shimmy, Shimmy, Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking at the Harlem Renaissance through Poems. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. Grades 6-12.

Grabham, ed. Circling the Globe: A Young People’s Guide to Countries and Cultures of the World. New York: Kingfisher, 1995. Grades 4-6.

Haskins, James, and Kathleen Benson. Out of the Darkness: The Story of Blacks Moving North, 1890-1940. New York: Benchmark Books, 2000. Grades 4-6.

Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust. New York: Scholastic, 1999. Grades 4-8.

Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Grades 9-adult.

Lawrence, Jacob. The Great Migration: An American Story. New York: HarperTrophy, 1995. Grades 9-12.

McElvaine, Robert S. The Depression and New Deal: A History in Documents. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Grades 4-6.

Morgan, Sally. Homes and Cities: Living for the Future. New York: Franklin Watts, 1998. Grades 4-6.

Press, Petra. A Multicultural Portrait of Immigration. New York: Benchmark Books, 1996. Grades 6-9.

Quackenbush, Robert. Along Came the Model T! How Henry Ford Put the World on Wheels. New York: Parents’ Magazine Press, 1978. Grades 4-8.

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Esperanza Rising. New York: Scholastic, 2000. Grades 6-9.

Sandler, Martin W. Driving around the U.S.A.: Automobiles in American Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Grades 4-6.

Sandler, Martin W. Riding the Rails in the U.S.A.: Trains in American Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Grades 4-6.

Sinnott, Susan. Chinese Railroad Workers. New York: Franklin Watts, 1999. Grades 4-6.

Uys, Errol Lincoln. Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move during the Great Depression. New York: Routledge, 2003. Grades 9-12.

Weitzman, David. Locomotive: Building an Eight-Wheeler. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. Grades 4-6.

Weitzman, David. Model T: How Henry Ford Built a Legend. New York: Crown, 2002. Grades 3-5.

Withuhn, William L., ed. Rails across America. New York: Smithmark, 1993. Grades 9-11.

Withuhn, William L. The Spirit of Steam. New York: Smithmark, 1995. Grades 9-12.

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