What are the best Social Studies books for youngsters?

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    #1Inside Out and Back Again

    Inside Out and Back Again

    Inside Out and Back Again is an inspirational colorful memoir authored by Thanhha Lai. It was first published in February 2011. It is the debut novel of the author and won the Newbery Honor award and a National Book Award.

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    David Ray
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "wow "
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    #2A Long Walk to Water

    A Long Walk to Water

    A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story is a historical fiction for middle-grade and young adult readers. This is written by Linda Sue Park and was originally published in 2010.

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    Ashley Fields
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "In my opinion this is a great option when readers are looking for youngsters books."
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    #3Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels is a fantasy fiction novel written by Jonathan Swift, with an introduction from Robert Demaria, Jr based on the edition published in 1726.

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    Shirley Ward
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "An instant classic. I've read this book numerous times. In its descriptions of the natives of these lands is really interesting. Second, as a political satirist Jonathan Swift was acutely poking fun of his countrymen and occasionally I could even discern who he would be making the jest of. "
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    #4Esperanza Rising

    Esperanza Rising
    Esperanza Rising is a children's book written by the award-winning author, Pam Muñoz Ryan. It was first published in 2000, and it tells the story of a Mexican girl and the challenges she faced during the Great Depression.
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    Brittany Bell
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "my kids loves reading books Esperanza Rising is the best Social Studies books for youngsters it tells the story of a Mexican girl and the challenges she faced during the Great Depression."
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    #5Collapse

    Collapse
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jared Diamond. It investigates the various factors that cause societies to fall apart, such as climate change and rapid population growth.
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    Helen Rios
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Interesting book to read."
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    #6Guns, Germs, and Steel

    Guns, Germs, and Steel

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Jared Diamond. It serves as a history of the world's societies, how they came to be the way they are, and how they were shaped by the environment.

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    Craig Allen
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Guns, Germs, and Steel is a best selling sociology book on Amazon for good reason. Buy this book for someone young and they will become much more knowledgeable in social studies."
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    #7The Collapse of Complex Societies

    The Collapse of Complex Societies
    The Collapse of Complex Societies is a book written by Dr. Joseph A. Tainter, an archaeologist. It chronicles known cases of fallen civilizations, such as that of the Romans and the Mayans, and deems to explain how and why they disappear.
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    George Soto
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This documentary book is very interesting, it is based on our past reality that the majority of people doesnt know. Story is described vividly and with details, and it has very good style of writing and its easy to understand and remember. I can say that this is a book that is worthy reading it, and knowing what happened in the past. "
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    #8The Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto
    The Communist Manifesto is an influential political document written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels originally published in 1848. This work summarises the authors' theories about the nature of society and politics, considered as a continuous class struggle.
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    Lori Stanley
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is an excellent book to introduce young ones to politics and society, which they don't do enough of in public school. Must have for teaching children at home or to add to their summer reading list. "
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    #9Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

    Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

    Things Fall Apart is a book by the acclaimed Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. It tells the story of the conflict between the colonial British government and a Nigerian ethnic group, the Ibo people. It is the first book in the African trilogy.

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    Zhao Huang
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Things Fall Apart is one of the most important African novels ever written. It feels incredibly realistic and gives a unique perspective on colonialization and African national identity. All that being said, I don’t think I would consider it appropriate for social studies or for “youngsters” generally. The book is fictional rather than historical, and the material is just too heavy and complex for younger readers."
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    #10The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. Homer's The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC and is one of the earliest epics in existence, remaining as one of the most influential works of literature today.

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    Melissa Barnett
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Oh my I don't feel as if this solution was a good one for this topic. I think it's a rather poor choice of books for youngsters to learn social studies if giving as the only choice of solutions."
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    #11Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    Lies My Teacher Told Me is a critique of American high school history textbooks. It shows the falsehoods and misconceptions perpetrated in the education system as part of historical revisionism.

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    Anthony Banks
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This was an interesting take on alternate education. It's nice to see people questioning the education system. I'm really glad that I picked this one up! "
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    #12A People’s History of the United States

    A People’s History of the United States

    A People's History of the United States is 1980 bestseller by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. The book reviews and analyzes important facts and events in the history of America.

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    Peter Price
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I love teaching my kids about history and they love reading so I've been trying to find the best book. We recently tried "A People’s History of the United States." It was a well written, well thought out book that they really connected with and made them think. It's great for all ages and I would suggest it to all parents!"
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    #13The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

    The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

    The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York is a non-fiction novel originally published in 2010. This book explores the current environmental issues that humanity is facing.

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    Brenda Medina
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The current and impending climate change crises require considerably more than an environmental/ecological approach; more than renewable energy is deemed necessary, and much more than perfunctory modifications in the lifestyles of the western well-off classes. The authors analyse the current responses, processes enacted, and the discourse of the chattering-classes in the context of a vast range of ecological disasters, not just climate change, and come to the conclusion that what is required is both a cultural shift and an entirely new economic system. They leave little doubt that the capitalist system is at fault. “the transformations of the human relation to the environment since the Industrial Revolution but particularly since 1945 … have so transformed our relation to the planet to raise the question of the Anthropocene. In all of this, capitalism has remained essentially … an enormous engine for the ceaseless accumulation of capital, compelled by the competitive drive of individuals and groups seeking their own self-interest in the form of private gain. Such a system recognizes no absolute limits to its own advance”."

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Best What are the best Social Studies books for youngsters
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Inside Out and Back AgainBooks 20 Paid
2A Long Walk to WaterBooks 17 Paid
3Gulliver's TravelsBooks 14 Paid
4Esperanza RisingBooks 14 Paid
5CollapseBooks 11 Paid
6Guns, Germs, and SteelBooks 9 Paid
7The Collapse of Complex SocietiesBooks 8 Paid
8The Communist ManifestoBooks 7 Paid
9Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)Books 5 Paid
10The OdysseyBooks 5 Paid
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