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Books That Celebrate America

Honor America's birthday with fiction and nonfiction that promotes patriotism, encourages reflection, and enlivens history.
 
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America the Beautiful
by Katharine Lee Bates Illustrated by Wendell Minor

With his stunning paintings of American landscapes and historical moments, Wendell Minor celebrates our nation's history and beauty and transforms a musical tribute into a visual masterpiece. Wendell Minor is an extraordinarily talented fine artist who has received more than 200 awards for his work.

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If I Were President
by Catherine Stier Illustrated by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan

Imagine living in the White House, a mansion where you wouldn't have to leave home to go bowling or see a movie! Imagine a chef to cook anything you like. "Two desserts tonight, Madam President? No problem!"

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This Is Your Land
by Anne Lawrence
A Seminole Indian boy named Jim discusses various animal and plant life found in the Everglades in Florida. Along with describing manatees, Florida panthers, and other wildlife, Jim talks about the importance of conservation and caring for the natural habitats of animals.
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Fun and Games in Colonial America
by Mark Thomas

Featuring colorful photographs, this book describes some of the games colonial children played.

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Homes in Colonial America
by Mark Thomas
Emergent-reader nonfiction takes on a whole new face! Consistent print placement, predictable text patterns and strong picture clues make this series ideal for emergent readers.
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Tulip Sees America
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Lisa Desimini , Lisa Desmini , 4isa Desmini

From Ohio in the Midwest to the coast of Oregon, a man and his dog, Tulip, travel through America and experience some of its small wonders — farms in Iowa, the Nebraska skies, and desert in Nevada — before finally settling down.

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I Am America
by Charles R. Smith Jr.

"I am America/I am proud/I am diverse/soft-spoken/and loud."

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