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I Am America Set 4 (Set of 2)

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It’s the storytellers that preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.

ISBN: 978-1-63163-530-4, 978-1-63163-531-1, 978-1-63163-533-5 Series: , Tags: , ,

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It’s the storytellers that preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.

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Hosted Ebook, Paperback, Reinforced Library Binding

About the Author

The Miners’ Lament: Judy Dodge Cummings is a former history teacher and the author of more than 25 fiction and nonfiction books for children. She lives in south-central Wisconsin. Her other book in the I Am America series is When the Earth Dragon Trembled: A Story of Chinatown During the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

The Progress of Our People: Anne E. Johnson grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and often visited Chicago with her family. She went to Queens College for a master’s degree in musicology, a commute that took her past the remnants of the 1939 world’s fair nearly every day. One of her favorite albums was a set of spirituals sung by the Black opera singer Marian Anderson. Inspired by recent books and recordings featuring the Black composers Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, Anne has been keen to learn more about Black women in the classical music scene at the turn of the twentieth century. Writing this book proved the perfect excuse to do that, and discovering the story of Sissieretta Jones was an excellent reward for her research.

Reviews

The Miners’ Lament: “This chapter book will serve as an introduction to help frame meaningful discussions about societal inequalities based on skin tone.” — School Library Connection

The Miners’ Lament: “Cummings humanizes both sides of the picket line; she explores racism and classism in the rich context of personal relationships. The resulting story reminds audiences that while division can be deadly, it can disappear with empathy, patience, and connection. . .Highly recommend for ages eight and up.” — Historical Novels Review

The Progress of Our People: “This is an excellent novel, full of suspense, with a realistic heroine.” — Historical Novels Review

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The Miners’ Lament: A Story of Latina Activists in the Empire Zinc Mine Strike

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It’s 1951, and workers at the Empire Zinc mine in Alba, New Mexico, have been striking for months. Among them is Ana Maria Garcia’s father, who says they may need to sell her vihuela to pay rent. But her vihuela was a gift from her recently deceased mother, and her dream is to be a corridista, a singer of Mexican ballads. As Ana Maria is drawn to the picket line, she is inspired to write a corrido about her mother and the other women of the mining community. An upcoming talent show may be Ana Maria’s chance to earn money for rent and save her vihuela—if she can give voice to the song of her heart.

It’s the storytellers that preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.

ISBN: 978-1-63163-534-2, 978-1-63163-535-9, 978-1-63163-537-3 Series: , Tags: , ,

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It’s 1951, and workers at the Empire Zinc mine in Alba, New Mexico, have been striking for months. Among them is Ana Maria Garcia’s father, who says they may need to sell her vihuela to pay rent. But her vihuela was a gift from her recently deceased mother, and her dream is to be a corridista, a singer of Mexican ballads. As Ana Maria is drawn to the picket line, she is inspired to write a corrido about her mother and the other women of the mining community. An upcoming talent show may be Ana Maria’s chance to earn money for rent and save her vihuela—if she can give voice to the song of her heart.

It’s the storytellers that preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.

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Format

Hosted Ebook, Paperback, Reinforced Library Binding

Specifications

Copyright: 2022
Page Count: 160
Trim Size: 5 x 7.5

Territory Rights: Worldwide
Lexile: 650L
Guided Reading Level: Q

Categories:
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty

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The Progress of Our People: A Story of Black Representation at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

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It’s 1893, and Lorraine Williams can’t wait to attend the Chicago World’s Fair and see her idol, the Black opera singer Sissieretta Jones. But when activist and writer Ida B. Wells urges Black Americans to boycott the fair, Lorraine’s father forbids Lorraine from going. After all, there is no exhibition about the progress that the Black community has made since Emancipation, and the fair has lacked Black representation since it was first being planned. But Lorraine will do anything to see Miss Jones and ensure other Black people can hear Miss Jones sing. What does progress look like if not Sissieretta Jones, who embodies everything Lorraine wants to be?

It’s the storytellers that preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.

ISBN: 978-1-63163-538-0, 978-1-63163-539-7, 978-1-63163-541-0 Series: , Tags: , ,

Description

It’s 1893, and Lorraine Williams can’t wait to attend the Chicago World’s Fair and see her idol, the Black opera singer Sissieretta Jones. But when activist and writer Ida B. Wells urges Black Americans to boycott the fair, Lorraine’s father forbids Lorraine from going. After all, there is no exhibition about the progress that the Black community has made since Emancipation, and the fair has lacked Black representation since it was first being planned. But Lorraine will do anything to see Miss Jones and ensure other Black people can hear Miss Jones sing. What does progress look like if not Sissieretta Jones, who embodies everything Lorraine wants to be?

It’s the storytellers that preserve a nation’s history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.

Additional information

Format

Hosted Ebook, Paperback, Reinforced Library Binding

Specifications

Copyright: 2022
Page Count: 160
Trim Size: 5 x 7.5

Territory Rights: Worldwide
Lexile: 730L
Guided Reading Level: Q

Categories:
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

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