News and Updates!

The National Endowment for the Humanities has selected our school district

to receive the We the People “A More Perfect Union” Bookshelf. NEH has

awarded the We the People Bookshelf to 4,000 of the nation’s schools and

public libraries.

As one of last year’s Bookshelf recipients, our library has received a set of

seventeen hardcover books as well as a number of bonus selections, including

The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns that comes to us with performance


These books arrived at our library just as the nation began its observance of the

150th anniversary of the Civil War, which brought an end to slavery in


Books selected for “A More Perfect Union” Bookshelf are:

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

* When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Grades 4 to 6

* 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

* Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Bonus items:

* 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 C. Y. Dupont

Listen to the podcast for more information:

HHS Library Podcast