"We The People" Bookshelf

David Boudinot, Programming Librarian, is happy to announce that the Henry Carter Hull Library is one of 3,000 libraries in the nation selected to receive the We the People "Created Equal" Bookshelf collection! HCH Library will receive the following selection of books and in the next year the library will be running several children's and YA programs supporting the "Created Equal" theme.

Kindergarten to Grade 3
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
Pink y Say by Patricia Polacco (translated by Alejandra Lopez Varela)

Grades 4 to 6
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson (translated by Rosa Benavides)

Grades 7 to 8
Saturnalia by Paul Fleishman
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman
Abraham Lincoln the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches And Letters edited by Harold Holzer
Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez
Senderos Fronterizos: Breaking Through Spanish Edition by Francisco Jiménez

Grades 9 to 12
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober
That All People May Be One People, Send Rain to Wash the Face of the Earth by Nez Perce Chief Joseph
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Flores Para Algernon by Daniel Keyes (translated by Paz Barroso)
Lincoln’s Virtues: An Ethical Biography by William Lee Miller
Amistad: A Novel by David Pesci

History in a Box Kit on Abraham Lincoln

This kit, developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, contains a resource book (print and CD formats), DVD, interactive CD-ROM, and posters, featuring primary source documents, photographs, artwork, maps, songs, and other teaching resources. Snip from the National Endowment for the Humanities website:

The American nation, observed Abraham Lincoln, was “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” The “Created Equal” Bookshelf provides opportunities for young people to explore what the Revolutionary generation meant when it declared that “all men are created equal.” What challenges has America faced, and where has it shown progress, in its efforts to live up to the ideal of universal human equality? How did Abraham Lincoln, whose bicentennial we celebrate in 2009, contribute to the idea and the reality of human equality in America?

In this, the fifth We the People Bookshelf program, 3,000 libraries will receive a set of classic books related to the “Created Equal” theme. The National Endowment for the Humanities is proud to offer this program in cooperation with the American Library Association.