Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Elijah was special. He was the first free baby born in Buxton, the first person there who had never been owned by a slave master.
Angel Child, Dragon Child
by Michele Maria Surat
A Vietnamese girl attending school in the U.S. misses her mother, but makes a new friend.
Additional Discussion Guides
Go, Go America
by Dan Yaccarino
Far-out festivals, kooky contests, ludicrous laws, peculiar people, and oodles of oddities across America...fasten your seat belt and get ready to go, go through fifty states of fun!
Additional Book-Based Lesson Plans
Angel Island: Li Keng Wong's Story
Follow the story of Chinese American immigrants who came through Angel Island to America in the 1930s.
Students generate a creative writing prompt and pick one of four formats to print their finished story.
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