History Books By Topic

Learning About the 1950’s

This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:

The 1950’s through the 1980’s

The Cold War

(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)

For Elementary Students:
Gone Away Lake, by Elizabeth Enright.  This Newbery Honor book includes a description of 1950’s life:

Who Was John F. Kennedy?  An elementary biography picture-book about JFK:

The Brothers Kennedy, by Kathleen Krull.  A picture book for learning more about John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy:

To The Top! Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain, by Sydelle Kramer.  Tells the story of Hillary & Norgay’s 1953 ascent of Mount Everest.

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, by K. Krull. Picture book about Cesar Chavez (1927-1993):


For High School Students:
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, by Peter Sis.   An autobiographical look at life under communism.

What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s