Social Studies and History Books for Middle School

Middleschool_socialstudies

Diverse Books that Support Social Studies and History Learning in Middle School

Social studies and history learning is not complete without a variety of perspectives and voices. Lee & Low's diverse books for middle school support culturally responsive teaching by including a wide range of perspectives on history, including those that are historically underrepresented. Look beyond household names to introduce your students to new heroes with our The Story Of chapter book biography series; dive in to a culturally authentic study of a different culture with Ted and Betsy Lewin's Adventures Around the World; or explore topical issues such as refugees and immigration.

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. 

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Tofu Quilt

By Ching Russell

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Piecing Earth and Sky Together

By Nancy Raines Day

Illustrated by Genna Panzarella

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The Sky We Shared

By Shirley Reva Vernick

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Blessing's Bead

By Debby Dahl Edwardson

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Bowman's Store

By Joseph Bruchac

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Dear Mrs. Parks

By Rosa Parks

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Drumbeat in Our Feet

By Patricia A. Keeler

Illustrated by Patricia A. Keeler

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Dia's Story Cloth

By Dia, Chue, and Nhia Thao Cha

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Frederick Douglass

By William Miller

Illustrated by Cedric Lucas

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How We Are Smart

By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by Sean Qualls

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Passage to Freedom

By Ken Mochizuki

Illustrated by Dom Lee

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Life of a Genius

By Demi

Illustrated by Demi

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Surfer of the Century

By Ellie Crowe

Illustrated by Richard Waldrep

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Vanishing Cultures: Amazon Basin

By Jan Reynolds

Illustrated by Jan Reynolds