By Kelly DiPucchio, Illustrated by Richard Egielski (Hyperion books for children – 2004)
Lady Liberty has welcomed immigrants to New York for more than one hundred years – but she’s never traveled beyond her island. She’s curious to see the country that has become home to the millions who have passed her torch. She takes readers on a one-of-a-kind trip across America. >>> History of the Statue of Liberty found in the Author’s note on the last page.
By Michael W. Waters, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (Flyaway Books – 2021 )
Liberty and her friend Abdullah, with their families and a diverse group of passengers head off to their first stop: Jackson, Mississippi, and then their trip is following to several places. Inspired by an actual journey, this book introduces Liberty to places, people, and stories that transformed history, reminding her and her co-travelers to be courageous as they work together to make the country better for all. >>>On the last pages, found the author’s note and more details of historical places visited in this book.
By Anne Sibley O’Brien (Charlesbridge－2015） At their new school, everything is different…..Back in Guatemala, Maria knew the language. Back in Korea, Jin could read and write. Back in Somalia, Fatimah felt like she fit in. Now, in the United Sates, there are new words and new ways. But with a little support – and a lot of courage – Maria, Jin, and Fatimah begin to find their way.
新しい学校では総てが違っていた、、、。グアテマラにいた時は、Mariaは言葉が解っていた。韓国にいた時は、Jinは読み書きが出来た。ソマリアにいた時は、Fatimahは自分の居場所があった。しかし今、アメリカ合衆国に来たら、新しい言葉や新しいやり方を覚えなくてはならない。でも、ちょっとした励ましと、たくさんの勇気をもって、Maria と Jin と Fatimah は、新しい生活に挑み始めた。
Like feathery seeds, a young girl and her mother take flight, putting down roots in an adopted country. Soon they blossom in their new home, strong and beautiful among hundreds of others just like them. This book is a poetic tribute to the bravery of immigrants and refugees, inspired by the author’s experience of moving to the United States from Cambodia.
BY Verla Kay, Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root & Barry Root (G.P. Putnam’s Sons – 2010)
Small young men racing swift horses over the rough terrain of the western United States to deliver mail is a thrilling part of American history that lives large in the imagination of us. As telling us the story of communication history along with a family’s corresponding through cross-country letter, the book informs us how the Pony Express came to be and why it didn’t last.
By Anne Isaacs, Illustrated by Kevin Hawks (schwartz & Wade Books – 2014)
In 1870, Tulip Jones, a wealthy, self-reliant widow from England acquires the By-Golly Gully Ranch in Texas and soon find herself saddled with 1000 suitors. How she can handle their Wild West life style as keeping her English traditional way? It’s a funny, extraordinary, challenging, and loving story.
By Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, Illustrated by Jason Chin ( Roaring Brook Press – 2018 )
This book invites you to a glorious Fourth of July picnic, where you will learn all about sharing, the good things along with the bad. By deft and lilting text and vivid illustrations, you will experience a wonderful and relaxing time on the special day.
By Sonia Sotomayor, Illustrated by Lulu Delacre (Philomel – 2018)
As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends and her teachers. Her autobiography demonstrates the power of the books in her life.
By Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Felicita Sala (Kids can Press – 2016)
Based on the real event in 1903. Though eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania instead. One day a labor activist named Mother Jones arrives at the mill to meet with the workers, and organizes children’s march to Oyster Bay, New York, to confront President Theodore Roosevelt about unfair child labor practices. >>>The detail information of this historical event is included.
By Lynn Cullen, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter (Dial Books for Young Readers – 2015)
In April, 1796, young Charlotte Stuart writes a series of letter to George Washington, whose portrait is being painted by her father, reporting on her efforts and those of her brothers to follow the rules of good behavior in the book Mr. Washington gave them. Includes historical notes.