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Immigrants: Coming to America

These stories capture the experience of immigrants journeying to a new land, finding their place, and feeling at home

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Native America

These non-fiction narratives and stories reveal an extraordinary resilience in the face of often brutal campaigns to eliminate native cultures, and the effect of individual and group efforts to survive.

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Native American Literature

These titles include fiction, myth, poetry, and personal narrative – and represent some of the finest work by Native writers since the renaissance of American Indian writing in the 1970s.

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Our Civil War Legacy

Discuss the crucial final month of the war and how, but for a handful of important decisions and a good deal of luck, the outcome—of the War and of the country—might have been very different

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Outsiders: Those Who Fell Outside the Cultural Norm

This discussion series examines the treatment of populations outside the cultural norms of the late 19th and early 20th century America.

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Pilgrimage

Discover a variety of journeys- and whether the seekers find what they are looking for- in these varied writings.

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Poems to Share

These delightful and rich collections of short poems offer a great first foray into poetry for mixed-age groups.

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Portraits of the Artists

These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists.

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Retellings

These novels all re-imagine classics works of fiction, retelling them from a different character’s perspective.

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Seminal Statements of American Values

Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America’s operating principles and values – what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad.

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Slavery and the Civil War

Undertake an intergenerational discussion of the root causes of the War, and the experience of soldiers on both sides.

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Soldiering On: After Battle and Back Home

For soldiers and civilians of any war, the battle doesn’t necessarily cease when the last guns are fired and the battlefield is left behind.

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