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One of the Boys
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.32

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    network, orphanage, traveled, teacher, chalkboard, lived, question, nights, leader, college, born, movie, during, money, news, stories
     content words:    United States, Lila Diane Sawyer, Sawyer State Park, Junior Miss, White House, President Nixon, Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer, Ground Zero, Middle East
One of the Boys

By Jody Williams
1     The teacher wrote a question on the chalkboard. It said, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" A little girl sat at her desk. She thought and thought. She could be a doctor. She could be a movie star. She could be President of the United States. She knew she wanted to make a difference in the world.
 
2     Lila Diane Sawyer was born on December 22, 1945. She was born in Kentucky. Her father was a leader in the community. Today, E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park is named for him.
 
3     When Diane was eighteen, she won a contest. She was named "America's Junior Miss." She won money to go to college. She graduated from college. She earned a degree in English. Then she entered law school. While there, she became a local TV news reporter. She was a weather reporter. She enjoyed her job.

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    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
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United States History
    A Nation Divided
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    A New Nation
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    After the Civil War
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    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
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    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
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    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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