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FUNDING FOR 8TH GRADE U.S. HISTORY LITERATURE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE LOWELL EDUCATION FOUNDATION
April Morning by Howard Fast
April Morning has gone through almost fifty editions in hardcover and has sold millions of paperback copies. It is read in almost all of the fifty state school systems -yet it is a tale for adults as well, a very sophisticated portrait of the first day of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of a fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper.
Soldier's Heart By Gary Paulsen
Soldier's Heart is a blunt depiction of Civil War combat. Based on the real-life experiences of Charley Goddard, the novel is an account of Charley's experiences from the time he enlists in the Union army at age fifteen to a couple of years after the Civil War when he is twenty-one. The novel was named Booklist's Top of the List winner for Youth Fiction.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The impassioned abolitionist provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a record of his escape to the North and freedom. Published in 1845, the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive descriptions, and storytelling power. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
CHAPTER I: READ BY CHADWICK BOSEMAN