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.

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