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.