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 Real history of the transcontinental railroad (Left Out Of History)
 Author: Nnachi, Ngeri

 Publisher:  Lerner (2023)

 Dewey: 331.7
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 677693 ISBN: 9781728475868
 Ages: 9-14 Grades: 4-9

 Central Pacific Railroad Company -- Employees -- History
 Railroad construction workers -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
 Chinese foreign workers -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
 Railroads -- Employees -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
 Immigrants -- Employment -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
 Chinese -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
 West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century

Price: $25.38

There is more to the history of the transcontinental railroad than connecting the United States. Most of the workers were of Chinese descent and were treated unfairly. Learn how workers protested for better treatment.

   School Library Journal (04/01/23)

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School Library Journal - 04/01/2023 Gr 4–8—These titles take a famous event from history and highlight figures often overlooked in other accounts. Readers will learn about immigrants processed through Angel Island, enslaved people who helped build the White House, and how the Transcontinental Railroad affected Native peoples like the Cheyenne. The Thanksgiving title includes information about Tisquantum, while the Juneteenth book offers ideas on how to celebrate the holiday. Captioned images, time lines, a glossary, and source notes provide additional support for readers. All "Read Woke" books include a caution to think critically about the images, questions to help readers reflect on and connect to the information, and a suggested reading list. VERDICT A strong series that provides a fuller representation of historical events. - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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