The Real History of the Transcontinental Railroad
From the Series Left Out of History (Read Woke ™ Books)
There is more to the history of the railroads than connecting the eastern United States to the western ones. Most of the workers were of Chinese descent and were treated unfairly. Learn how workers protested for better treatment.
Have you ever considered what’s missing from history books? In Left Out of History, explore the misunderstood and underexamined past in this engaging series. Compelling photographs and primary sources help bring previously buried history to light.
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.
979-8-7656-0631-5On pre-order until 08/01/2023
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|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Read Woke ™ Books|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF025200, JNF057050, JNF018020|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents|
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“A strong series that provides a fuller representation of historical events.”—School Library Journal