We were there, too! : young people in US history
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||J 973 Hoo (Text)||33500006998694||Main||Available||-|
|Hallock Public Library||j 973 HOO (Text)||35500004066757||Main||Available||-|
|Red Lake Falls Public Library||j 973 HOO (Text)||35500003135595||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0374382522
vii, 264 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
- Publisher: New York : A Melanie Kroupa Book /Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000.
|General Note:||"A Melanie Kroupa book."|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Summary, etc.:||Biographies of dozens of young people who made a mark in American history, including explorers, planters, spies, cowpunchers, sweatshop workers, and civil rights workers.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 August 2001
/*Starred Review*/ Gr. 5-8. In his book, It's Our World Too! Stories of Young People Who Are Making a Difference (1993), Hoose touched upon some of history's young "orphans," among them, the "newsies" who formed a union against the Hearst and Pulitzer papers. Here, Hoose gives those children voice bringing them front and center, along with many other young people who helped shape our country. Using mostly primary sources--journals, diaries, interviews--he takes readers on a ride through American history, starting at the very beginning: he introduces the cabin boys who sailed with Columbus and the young Taino Indians who greeted them. More than 60 young people of all races and religions are profiled: Phillis Wheatley, a slave and poet; Sybil Ludington, who outrode Paul Revere to warn the colonists about the British; Bill Cody, later Buffalo Bill, who as a young teen rode for the Pony Express. There are other famous names, too--Pocahontas, Cesar Chavez, Bill Gates--but most are young people who made their mark, then faded from memory. This attractive book reintroduces them. Black-and-white photos, maps, and memorabilia illustrate the text; and sidebars add information about everything from baseball to the reasons the Mormons went to Salt Lake. The only disappointment is the sourcing. Books are listed for each chapter with asterisks designating those appropriate for children, but that hardly seems enough. What's needed are more specifics about where the information and quotations came from. Teachers will find numerous ways to use each profile, but children will just enjoy flipping through the pages; they'll find themselves touched in many ways. ((Reviewed August 2001)) Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews
Phillip Hoose is an award-winning author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles. Although he first wrote for adults, he turned his attention to children and young adults in part to keep up with his own daughters. His book Claudette Colvin won a National Book Award and was dubbed a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. He is also the author of Hey, Little Ant, co-authored by his daughter, Hannah, It's Our World, Too!, and The Race to Save the Lord God Bird. We Were There, Too! was a National Book Award finalist. He has received a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, a Christopher Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, among numerous honors. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, and grew up in the towns of South Bend, Angola, and Speedway, Indiana. He was educated at Indiana University and the Yale School of Forestry. He lives in Portland, Maine.