Spring 2022

Slavery and the Civil War

Rooted in Racism

From the Series American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

The Civil War began after eleven southern states seceded in order to keep slavery. Discover how enslaved people experienced the war, from serving on the front lines to glimpsing and winning freedom.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

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978-1-7284-3908-2
$21.99
978-1-7284-4822-0
$9.99
978-1-7284-4432-1
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978-1-7284-6553-1
On pre-order until 08/01/2022
$39.99
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On pre-order until 08/01/2022
$19.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF053210, JNF025270, JNF053140
Dewey 973.7/112
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level X
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Page Plus™, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“An important purchase for those who want to broaden the perspectives in their American History collection.”—School Library Journal

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books)

This study of slavery in America balances accounts of oppression with true stories of resistance and resilience, centering on the voices of enslaved people. Page Plus QR codes link readers to primary source recordings from the Voices Remembering Slavery collection at the Library of… View available downloads →