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 1919 : the year that changed America
 Author: Sandler, Martin W.

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's Books (2019)

 Dewey: 973.91
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 192 p., ill. (some col.), 27 cm

 BTSB No: 776891 ISBN: 9781681198019
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Social movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
 Nineteen nineteen, A.D
 United States -- History -- 1919-1933
 United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932

Price: $6.50

Examines the pinnacle events of 1919 and their relevance to significant issues in American life today.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 9.20
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 507582

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2018 Gr 7 Up—This readable journey through the year 1919 begins with an attention-grabbing and rather strange episode in U.S. history, the Great Molasses Flood. Each subsequent chapter follows a different large-scale event in 1919 that greatly affected the United States: Prohibition, women's suffrage, the red scare, labor strikes, and the Red Summer. At the end of each section, a "One Hundred Years Later" segment takes the historical social issue previously covered and shows how it affects contemporary society, with relatable examples included. Time lines throughout the volume demonstrate for readers how progress isn't always linear and how change can happen slowly, if at all. Filled with full-color pictures and extremely descriptive captions, students are transported in time to a period of turmoil and victory. VERDICT Well researched and presented in an attractive manner, Sandler's text delivers a solid look at a pivotal year.—Stephanie Wilkes, Good Hope Middle School, West Monroe, LA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 11/01/2018 What happened in 1919? This book features significant events in that surprisingly turbulent year. Boston’s deadly Great Molasses Flood destroyed many lives and structures, but it prompted cities to enforce stricter building codes. Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. White activists unleashed the Red Summer of race riots and lynchings across the country. Triggered by fear of Communists, the Red Scare fostered distrust of immigrants and abuses of power. A series of union-led strikes met with brutal resistance. And Prohibition began. This large-format book provides background information on each topic, explains what happened, and illustrates the clear, cogent text with many well-chosen archival photos. The chapters conclude with a reflective “One Hundred Years Later” sections, linking historical topics with today’s world. While many draw pertinent parallels, a few sections stretch the concept rather far, presenting current issues such as climate change. The two-page articles on subjects such as the Harlem Renaissance, Billy Sunday, and opposition to women’s suffrage offer succinct, useful sidelights on the period. An intriguing look back at America in 1919. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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