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A More Perfect Union Collection

The following books have been selected for the "A More Perfect Union" Bookshelf:

Kindergarten to Grade 3

  • Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni
  • A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
  • Una unión más perfecta: la historia de nuestra constitución by Betsy and Giulio Maestro (translated by Aída E. Marcuse)
  • When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Grades 4 to 6

  • César ¡Sí, se Puede! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand (Spanish edition)
  • César ¡Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
  • Eagle Song by Joseph Bruchac
  • The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz
  • Darby by Jonathon Scott Fuqua

Grades 7 to 8

  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Beals
  • Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered by Barry Denenberg
  • Hitch by Jeanette Ingold

Grades 9 to 12

  • The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois
  • American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph Ellis
  • Lincoln in His Own Words by Milton Meltzer
  • Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson
  • Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
  • Ángeles asesinos by Michael Shaara (translated by Manuel de los Reyes)
  • Killer Angels by Michael Shaara


  • The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns
  • The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns
  • Declaring Independence: The Origin and Influence of America's Founding Document edited by Christian Y. Dupont