Spring 2023

The Real History of the Transcontinental Railroad

From the Series Left Out of History (Read Woke ™ Books)

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

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.

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978-1-7284-7586-8
On pre-order until 01/01/2023
$21.99
978-1-7284-7912-5
On pre-order until 01/01/2023
$9.99
978-1-7284-8303-0
On pre-order until 01/01/2023
$32.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
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
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025200, JNF057050, JNF018020
Dewey 331.7/616251
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level W
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Ngeri Nnachi