The World and Its People

Unit 2: The United States and Canada

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Finding America by A.C. Greene
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Golden Glass by Alma Luz Villanueva
Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan
from Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry
Homeless by Anna Quindlen
John Henry Anonymous
The Bunyans by Audrey Wood
Turkeys by Bailey White
The Summer of Vietnam by Barbara Renaud González
Strong Men Weep by Benedict Cosgrove
Atalanta by Betty Miles
Satchel Paige by Bill Littlefield
In the Middle of a Pitch by Bill Meissner
Antaeus by Borden Deal
Who's on First? by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
from The People, Yes by Carl Sandburg
Primer Lesson by Carl Sandburg
Arithmetic by Carl Sandburg
from On the Road with Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt
Hollywood and the Pits by Cherylene Lee
No News retold by Connie Regan-Blake and Barbara Freeman
A Crush by Cynthia Rylant
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Dinner Together by Diana Rivera
the lesson of the moth by Don Marquis
from Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Too Soon a Woman by Dorothy M. Johnson
The Bird Like No Other by Dorothy West
in Just— by E.E. Cummings
old age sticks by E.E. Cummings
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
Daydreamers by Eloise Greenfield
The Battleground by Elsie Singmaster
How soft a Caterpillar steps— by Emily Dickinson
I like to see it lap the miles by Emily Dickinson
I'm Nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson
Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
from Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
En un Barrio de Los Angeles /In a Neighborhood in Los Angeles by Francisco X. Alarcón
The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez
To James by Frank Horne
from Woodsong by Gary Paulsen
Stop the Sun by Gary Paulsen
Broken Chain by Gary Soto
La Bamba by Gary Soto
Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto
The White Umbrella by Gish Jen
How I Learned English by Gregory Djanikian
To Young Readers by Gwendolyn Brooks
Home by Gwendolyn Brooks
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Key Item by Isaac Asimov
M'su Carencro and Mangeur de Poulet by J.J. Reneaux
The Fish Crisis by J. Madeleine Nash
The King of Mazy May by Jack London
One by James Berry
The Night the Bed Fell by James Thurber
Birthday Box by Jane Yolen
Koko: Smart Signing Gorilla by Jean Craighead George
from Little by Little by Jean Little
Growing Pains by Jean Little
Spotted Eagle and Black Crow told by Jenny Leading Cloud
The End of the World by Jenny Leading Cloud
The Siege of Courthouse Rock told by Jenny Leading Cloud
from Brother Wolf by Jim Brandenburg
Barbara Frietchie by John Greenleaf Whittier
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears by Joseph Bruchac
The Southpaw by Judith Viorst
Names / Nombres by Julia Alvarez
Identity by Julio Noboa Polanco
Brer Rabbit and Brer Lion retold by Julius Lester
Why Dogs Are Tame by Julius Lester
from Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse
The Kid Nobody Could Handle by Kurt Vonnegut
April Rain Song by Langston Hughes
Dreams by Langston Hughes
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Thank You, M'am by Langston Hughes
from The Lost Garden by Lawrence Yep
The All-American Slurp by Lensey Namioka
Uncle Tony's Goat by Leslie Marmon Silko
The Sidewalk Racer or On the Skateboard by Lillian Morrison
The Women's 400 Meters by Lillian Morrison
the 1st by Lucille Clifton
I'll Walk the Tightrope by Margaret Danner
Sorrow Home and Sit-ins by Margaret Walker
My Two Dads by Marie G. Lee
A Mother in Mannville by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Baker's Bluejay Yarn by Mark Twain
The Million-Pound Bank Note by Mark Twain
A Boy and His Dog by Martha Brooks
I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Concha by Mary Helen Ponce
The Black Walnut Tree by Mary Oliver
Pecos Bill by Mary Pope Osborne
Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind by Mary Pope Osborne
Southbound on the Freeway by May Swenson
from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
New Directions by Maya Angelou
The Dog Diaries by Merrill Markoe
Americans All by Michael Dorris
The Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor
New World by N. Scott Momaday
The Teacher Who Changed My Life by Nicholas Gage
Shoes for Hector by Nicholasa Mohr
a poem (for langston hughes) by Nikki Giovanni
Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
Legacies by Nikki Giovanni
After Twenty Years by O. Henry
The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry
Leyenda by Pat Mora
The Woman in the Snow by Patricia C. McKissack
from Volcano by Patricia Lauber
Last Cover by Paul Annixter
A Dictionary of Japanese-American Terms by R.A. Sasaki
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh by Ray Bradbury
Priscilla and the Wimps by Richard Peck
A Minor Bird by Robert Frost
A Time to Talk / Fire and Ice / Dust of Snow by Robert Frost
The Pasture by Robert Frost
The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service
from Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
The Boy and His Grandfather by Rudolfo A. Anaya
The Force of Luck by Rudolfo A. Anaya
A Backwoods Boy by Russell Freedman
Chanclas by Sandra Cisneros
Eleven by Sandra Cisneros
Forgotten Language by Shel Silverstein
Whatif by Shel Silverstein
Charles by Shirley Jackson
Creation by Shonto Begay
Coyote and Wasichu Sioux Legend
Sorry, Right Number by Stephen King
The Naming of Cats by T.S. Eliot
The Bat by Theodore Roethke
Raymond's Run by Toni Cade Bambara
The Toad and the Donkey by Toni Cade Bambara
from Sound-Shadows of the New World by Ved Mehta
The Medicine Bag by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Doc Rabbit, Bruh Fox and Tar Baby by Virginia Hamilton
The People Could Fly told by Virginia Hamilton
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
The Treasure of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Loo-Wit by Wendy Rose
Oh Broom, Get to Work by Yoshiko Uchida
Slam, Dunk, & Hook by Yusef Komunyakaa
The Land of Red Apples by Zitkala-Sa

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