Deserves updating. A readable, unvarnished portrait of “Okie” kids, Dust Bowl refugees to California. HISTORIC SAN FRANCISCO: A CONCISE HISTORY AND GUIDE. A book written for reading aloud. California book. CHILDREN OF THE DUST BOWL: THE TRUE STORY OF THE SCHOOL AT WEEDPATCH CAMP. She was a liberator, a resister to the dominant paradigm who would feel at home in the Bay Area today. Use it as a resource for a Draw California activity [see http://ThisWeekinCaliforniaHistory.com]. The classic, complete guide to the historical landmarks of California. Dana’s eminently readable memoir of his two-year voyage from Boston to California (1834 – 1836), working as a common seaman (although Harvard educated) engaged in the tallow and hide trade, so called Leather Dollars. A journal from the first land expedition into Alta California. BITTER MELON: STORIES FROM THE LAST RURAL CHINESE TOWN IN AMERICA. California & Western History Books Send Orders to 6848 U Skyway, Paradise, California 95969 email: email@example.com Send Orders to: Paradise Coin & Gift, 6848 U Skyway, Paradise, California 95969 To Order With a Credit Card Call 1-877-397-3363 All Other Calls (530) 872-3363 We Accept Orders Monday - Friday from 9am to 9pm Saturdays 9am to 3pm The Name and the Geography California's history is so romantic and filled with legend that it is fitting that the region was named for a fictional island paradise described in the 16th century Spanish romance Las Serges de Esplandian, which was popular when Spain’s explorers first came to this part of North America's Pacific Coast. Frémont led 25 men on a 5-month journey to chart the best route to Oregon. California History - All the titles we carry for our History of California study for intermediate grade students. UP AND DOWN CALIFORNIA IN 1860 – 1864: THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM BREWER, WITH MAPS. 5th edition. HISTORICAL ATLAS OF CALIFORNIA: WITH ORIGINAL MAPS. Map them then plan an outing. What is your favorite image and why? The author designs “to furnish a volume, entertaining and instructive to the general reader, and reliable and useful to the traveller and emigrant to the Pacific.”. MEN TO MATCH MY MOUNTAINS: THE MONUMENTAL SAGA OF THE WINNING OF AMERICA’S FAR WEST. An amazing adventure. Chapter_2 … Ella Enchanted. JOHN MUIR: NATURE WRITINGS: THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH / MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA / THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA / STICKEEN / ESSAYS. The history of California in a format tailor made for the 4th grade student explorer. Are you researching a California history topic? Their letters and hers formed the basis for a museum exhibition which became this book. From deserts and grasslands to glaciers and the spectacular Pacific coast, California is a naturalist's paradise. What is your favorite image and why? Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston’s telling of the Internment takes you into the experience. A Memorial and biographical history of northern California, illustrated: Containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospective future; full-page steel portraits of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of today. Chart them on a map. Little escaped Mark Twain’s scrutiny or keen sense of humor. 2nd edition. How did Honey Run, Putah, Gibsonville, Hangtown, Loomis, Noyo, Sinkyone and thousands of other places get their names? THE STORIES OF JUANA BRIONES: ALTA CALIFORNIA PIONEER. An anthology of astonishing images of vanished Los Angeles, from the landmark Ambassador Hotel to the original life-sustaining Zanja Madre. ISHI IN TWO WORLDS, 50TH ANNIVERSARY: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LAST WILD INDIAN IN NORTH AMERICA. Fradkin describes seven landscapes and states of mind, word-pictures of California, America’s most populous, diverse, and fabled state. If a single picture is worth 1,000 words, in that sense, this is a gigantic book and a great addition to any California history library. The most beautiful, observant and funny eyewitness account of the Gold Rush. 4th Revised, Enlarged 40th Anniversary Edition. Colonies and American Revolution. The story of the school at Weedpatch Camp and the people who made it possible is guaranteed to start conversations. Worth a field trip to see Locke for yourself; you won’t forget it. If you are working remotely, we would be delighted to help you access materials through inter-library loan or provide a list of private researchers. Masterful historical fiction based on the true story of a person known simply as “the lone woman.” There are many lesson plans for this online. Like many young girls, she feels lonely and out-of-place — that is, until she meets the mesmerizing Suzanne, and is drawn into a group of people following a dangerously charismatic man. DEAR MISS BREED: TRUE STORIES FROM THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION DURING WORLD WAR II AND A LIBRARIAN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE. Aboard two French ships, the first foreign visitors to Spanish Alta California, were scientists, navigators, cartographers, illustrators, and physicians. Patty’s father, James, was one of the heroes of the tragedy. LIFE IN A CALIFORNIA MISSION: MONTEREY IN 1785. By telling their life stories, the elderly residents of this unique, formerly all-Chinese town – Locke, California – are virtual docents of a living ghost town along the Sacramento River. Selections from letters home, diaries and memoirs by some of the thousands of children who traveled the Overland Trail. Entertaining and informative for background reading or as a companion to a road trip. Recommended Literature: Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Recommended Literature List) is a searchable database of books for children and teens which helps students, teachers, and families find books that entertain, inform, and explore new ideas and experiences.. Each book has a description called an "annotation" that explains what the book is about. Copyright © 2017 California History Books, California history books for adult and young readers --, by Jim Silverman; librarian, historian, educator, storyteller and curator of, Fradkin describes seven landscapes and states of mind, word-pictures of California, America’s most populous, diverse, and fabled state. Clara Breed, San Diego children’s librarian, gave writing paper and envelopes to young Japanese Americans she knew who were about to be interned during World War II. A springboard into many conversations. A ground-breaking, award-winning “talk-story” blend of autobiography and mythology, of inner and outer worlds, hot rage and cool analysis. Detailed maps, diagrams and color photographs illustrate stories the rocks you see along cuts through hills and mountains tell about earthquakes, landslides and volcanic eruptions. Read 169 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. California History: A Topical Approach (2003), college textbook; Hubert Howe Bancroft. 4th edition. FREMONT’S FIRST IMPRESSIONS: THE ORIGINAL REPORT OF HIS EXPLORING EXPEDITIONS OF 1842 – 1844. A visually beautiful, evocative book detailing the rich natural and social history of the state’s agricultural heartland, told from an insider’s point of view. Chapter_1-_early_exploration_and_settlement.pdf. The history books we loved most in 2019 span centuries, nations and wars. Following James Marshall’s discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma in 1848, California’s population leaped from 14,000 to 250,000 in only four years. Letters and diaries from the trail describe the daily dangers and brief joys, reaching landmarks, encounters with Indians, conflicts in the wagons, births and deaths. What happened on your birthday? THE HISTORY OF ALTA CALIFORNIA: A MEMOIR OF MEXICAN CALIFORNIA. An overland journey featuring the adventures of an actual doll that made the journey. A rare collection from the Los Angeles Public Library. Required and supplemental books found here - Beautiful Feet Books. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?a=1&tid=9739. More than a traveler’s guide, this book written with his wife, Jessie, spurred thoughts of American national identity and Manifest Destiny. HISTORICAL ATLAS OF CALIFORNIA: WITH ORIGINAL MAPS. Pacific Eldorado: A History of Greater California. Chart them on a map then go on a history treasure hunt. Invite young artists to illustrate their favorite passages. This award-winning people’s history of California’s North Coast, published in 1974, blends oral with narrative history, a model for producing a wholistic history of anywhere. PATTY REED’S DOLL: THE STORY OF THE DONNER PARTY. Students might compare and contrast their own life against these. In our stacks, we have early cookbooks, diaries, county histories, and much more. Experience the story of California in a whole new way with My California. Follow his footsteps to see what you find. A pioneering natural history book from 1903. THE OHLONE WAY: INDIAN LIFE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO – MONTEREY BAY. Honors traditional stories of greedy His’-sik the Skunk, how coyote – known as Ah-ha’-le – created humans, and the quarreling couple who became Half Dome and North Dome.