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Rebels & Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America

117 pages1 hour


• This nonfiction title for ages 9–12 explores key eras in history integrating civics, social studies, language arts, and history.
• The setting, dialogue, plot, and character in these narrative nonfiction tales are drawn from historical documents and presented in a compelling way to appeal to both avid and reluctant readers.
• Readers discover the contributions young people and people of color made to key social and political movements in American history.
• A glossary and index provide the opportunity to use essential academic tools.
• Excerpts of primary sources enhance the narrative and engage readers in historical analysis.
• The book introduces the themes of patriotism, civil disobedience, justice, freedom, and slavery to 9-12 year olds.
• Appeals to readers who like the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not books and Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales.
• Explores regional history, making this a perfect traveling companion for family vacations.
• High-interest narrative nonfiction books are popular with middle grade students and educators because of the potential to engage low-interest readers with captivating action and compelling characters.
• Guided reading levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
• Satisfies Common Core state standards in reading informational text.

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