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Books Tell the Story


Books Tell the Story
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.82

     challenging words:    Davey, internment, fiction, based, newly, camps, refuses, ragged, people, early, language, stories, return, ship, country, during
     content words:    Allen Say, United States, After Grandfather, World War II, Northern Ireland, Jin Woo, How Many Days, In How Many Days, Wide Dark Sea, Mayflower Journey

Books Tell the Story
By Jane Runyon

1     People like to tell stories. Thousands of years ago, fathers told their sons about their adventures. The sons told the same stories to their children. Later, humans developed written language. Stories could be put into books and saved. People wrote of journeys to new homes. Many of the stories are fiction, but they are based on real life experiences. You are now going to read about some of these books.
2     Allen Say is an author. In Grandfather's Journey, he recalls the trip his grandfather made from his native Japan to the United States. Years later, he and his family return to Japan. Grandfather tells his grandchildren how he misses the mountains and rivers of California. After Grandfather dies, his grandson goes to California. He wants to see for himself what his grandfather loved. Allen Say's words and illustrations show us what it was like for Japanese immigrants. Home of the Brave tells of life in internment camps during World War II. A Japanese mother teaches her children about her early life in America in Tree of Cranes.
3     Eve Bunting came to America from Northern Ireland. Two of her books are Jin Woo and How Many Days to America? Davey learns to love his newly adopted Korean brother in Jin Woo. In How Many Days to America? a family is forced to leave their Caribbean island home. They sail to America in a small fishing boat. The trip is anything but easy.

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United States
             United States

    American Government  
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
    Children in History  
    Government Careers  
    Hispanic Heritage  
    How Can I Help?  
    National Parks and Monuments  
    Native Americans  
    Presidents of the United States  
    Women's History  

United States History
    A Nation Divided
    A New Nation
    After the Civil War
    American Revolution  
    Cold War
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
    Lewis and Clark
    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
    The Great Depression
    The United States Grows
    The War of 1812  
    Wild, Wild West  
    World War I
    World War II  

50 States

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