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Books written for students in grades 5-12 are powerful tools to bring history to life. They are typically highly visual and they tend to focus on seldom known parts of history. The titles below are separted by fiction/nonfiction and by middle grades/young adult. If you click on the image, you will find a brief summary of the book and where these are located in the CRC. Click on the tab above for information on how to borrow these titles through another university library or through a public library. If you don't see a book that intersts you, consider setting up an appointment with Colleen Boff (419.372.7909 / cboff @

Middle Grade Nonfiction

Poison : deadly deeds, perilous professions, and murderous medicines
	Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space
Born to fly : the first women's air race across America
The poison eaters : fighting danger and fraud in our food and drugs
Bubonic panic : when plague invaded America
	Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and the war of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America
	Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of
	Disaster strikes! : the most dangerous space missions of all time
	American murderer : the parasite that haunted the South
Loving vs. Virginia: A documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case

Middle Grade Fiction

Indian No More
Ancestor Approved
Front Desk
New Kid
	Parachute kids

Young Adult Nonfiction

	The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
Blood and germs : the Civil War battle against wounds and disease
	The rise and fall of Charles Lindbergh
	Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
One person, no vote : how not all voters are treated equally
Stolen Justice
	Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice

Young Adult Fiction

Firekeeper's daughter
	Piecing me together
Poet X
The Hate You GIve
Long way down
We Deserve Monuments