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New Call Numbers, New Books: United States

on February 10, 2014

Our children’s collection reorganization continues apace!

To give you an idea of what is in each new collection category, the next several posts here will feature new books from each new category.

Books in this collection primarily discuss the geography, history, and culture of the United States of America.  Books that discuss the cultures and histories of the peoples indigenous to the United States are also included here.  Titles dedicated to individual states, state facts, historical periods in United states history, the geography of the land, and the particularities of different cultural groups living within the United States are also included. Travel guides for destinations within the United States, written for juvenile audiences can also go here.  General titles on the United States will be cataloged with the relevant call number, and those about states will include the state name in the call number.

Today, here are a few new books from our United States area.

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The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and Our National Parks by Barbara RosenstockThe camping trip that changed America : Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our national parks

An account of a lesser-known environmental episode in American history describes how in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a Yosemite camping trip during which they shared conversations that ultimately led to the establishment of national parks.

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You Wouldn’t Want to Work on the Hoover Dam! by Ian GrahamYou wouldn't want to work on the Hoover Dam! : an explosive job you'd rather not do

Describes the hazards to being one of the many builders during the construction of the Hoover Dam, including the tough living conditions, the extreme heights, and the diverting of a river.

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The President Has Been Shot!: the assassination of John F. Kennedy by James Swanson"THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT!" : THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY

Recounts the 35th president’s assassination and details key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photographs.


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