Reading Your Way Through History

May 17, 2006

20th Century AD – 1920-1939

Filed under: T 20th Century — Alicia @ 10:11 pm

Picture Books: 

Jose Finds the King: A Blessed Miguel Pro Story by Ann Ball (1923)
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David Adler, illustrated by Terry Widener (1903-1941, plays with the New York Yankees 1925-1939)

Favorite Read-Alouds:

Blue Willow by Doris Gates

Grades 5-8:

The Drovers Road Collection: Adventures in New Zealand by Joyce West

High School:

Blessed Miguel Pro by Ann Ball (1923)
My Heart Lies South: The Story of My Mexican Marriage by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (young people’s edition published by Bethlehem Books)

Teen/Adult:

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Artists:

Mary Casatt, United States, 1844-1926
WebMuseum Entry

Movies:

Pride of the Yankees (1942 – Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright)

Famous Speeches:

“Farewell to Baseball Address” by Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939, Yankee Stadium, New York
“What Does American Democracy Mean to Me?”, Mary McLeod Bethune, November 23, 1939, New York City

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