Social Studies and History Children's Books for PreK-Grade 2

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Diverse and Inclusive Social Studies and History Books 

From community and citizenship to health and safety, LEE & LOW has thematic collections designed with the grades preK–2 social studies curricula in mind. Our collections include both fiction and nonfiction that builds an understanding of key historical events and social studies concepts.

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Children of Long Ago

By Lessie Jones Little

Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist

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Drummer Boy of John John

By Mark Greenwood

Illustrated by Frané Lessac

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Lakas and the Manilatown Fish

By Anthony Robles

Illustrated by Carl Angel

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Maneki Neko

By Susan Lendroth

Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi

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Piecing Earth and Sky Together

By Nancy Raines Day

Illustrated by Genna Panzarella

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To Swim in Our Own Pond

By Ngoc Dung Tran

Illustrated by Xuan-Quang Dang

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El camino de Amelia

By Linda Jacobs Altman

Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

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Grandfather's Story Cloth

By Linda Gerdner

Illustrated by Stuart Loughridge

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Two Mrs. Gibsons

By Toyomi Igus

Illustrated by Daryl Wells

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Selvakumar Knew Better

By Virginia Kroll

Illustrated by Xiaojun Li

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Yo tenía un hipopótamo

By Hector Viveros Lee

Illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee

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I Had a Hippopotamus

By Hector Viveros Lee

Illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee

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The Palm of My Heart

By Davida Adedjouma

Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie