Social Studies and History Books for Middle School

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From geography and human rights to U.S. history and world history, discover thematic books and text sets you need for your social studies curriculum. Help students explore different cultures and the world around them through immersive stories about traditional customs, values, new environments, and diverse perspectives.

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Drumbeat in Our Feet

By Patricia A. Keeler

Illustrated by Patricia A. Keeler

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Frederick Douglass

By William Miller

Illustrated by Cedric Lucas

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Bowman's Store

By Joseph Bruchac

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Life of a Genius

By Demi

Illustrated by Demi

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Vanishing Cultures: Down Under

By Jan Reynolds

Illustrated by Jan Reynolds

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Passage to Freedom

By Ken Mochizuki

Illustrated by Dom Lee

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Rattlesnake Mesa

By EdNah New Rider Weber

Illustrated by Richela Renkun

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When the Horses Ride By

By Eloise Greenfield

Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist

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Surfer of the Century

By Ellie Crowe

Illustrated by Richard Waldrep

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Vanishing Cultures: Himalaya

By Jan Reynolds

Illustrated by Jan Reynolds

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Vanishing Cultures: Amazon Basin

By Jan Reynolds

Illustrated by Jan Reynolds

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Horse Song

By Ted Lewin

Illustrated by Ted Lewin

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Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe

By Crystal Hubbard

Illustrated by Kevin Belford

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Tofu Quilt

By Ching Russell

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Balarama

By Ted Lewin

Illustrated by Ted Lewin