Bring history to life with compelling stories,
sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversity
- Historical fiction helps students connect to their middle school social studies classes
- Reading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improve comprehension of historical fiction
- Strong multicultural flavor reflects the rich tapestry of our shared
Jamestown's American Portraits, a saga of American families and friends,
traces the history of America from the founding of Jamestown to the Civil
Rights Movement. This is a unique, enriching series designed to teach reading strategies appropriate for historical novels used in middle school reading, language arts, or social studies classes.
- Reading Level 5-8
- Interest Level 6-8
Table of Contents
When the United States enters World War II, Americans everywhere look for some way to help win the war. With the help of her younger brother, 18-year-old Elizabeth Erickson of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, finds a unique way to support the war effort and realize her dream of becoming a pilot. While training for the army air force's ferrying program, which put more than 1,000 women to work delivering airplanes for the military, Elizabeth discovers her own courage and resourcefulness-and puts a troubling family mystery to rest.
Based on real events, this book highlights one of the least-known and most important home-front forces during the conflict-the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, who delivered 75 percent of the aircraft used during the war.