books by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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The Flag Maker
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004

Here in lyrical prose is the story of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the national anthem of the United States. This flag, which came to be known as the Star-Spangled Banner, also inspired author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, who, upon seeing it at the Smithsonian Institution, became curious about the hands that had sewn it. Here is her story of the early days of this flag as seen through the eyes of young ...


A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska (Dear America)
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Scholastic Press, 2000

Meet Anetka, a 13-year-old Polish girl who comes to America as a promised bride to a Pennsylvania coal miner. Her fascinating diary entries give readers a personal glimpse into what life was like in a coal-mining town during a tumultuous time in our country's past.


The Christmas Promise
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Blue Sky Press, 2001

A young girl and her out-of-work father ride the rails looking for a place to call home, but with Christmas approaching and no job, Poppa leaves her in a foster home, promising to return as soon as he can.


Nobody's Nosier Than a Cat
Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Beppe Giacobbe

Hyperion, 2003

Nobody's prowlier than a cat-a sneak-a-peek cat, a hide-'n'-seek cat. How do you describe the most beloved pet in America? It would take a whole new dictionary of authentic and invented words to capture their essences. Watch out, Webster's! Award-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti does this by penning super silly yet always acute adjectives in this vibrantly illustrated read-aloud book. Children will get a kick out of the wordplay while a ...


Naamah and the Ark at Night
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Candlewick, 2011

As Noah’s wife sings the animals to sleep, an age-old tale is told afresh in a soothing poetic form brought to life with beautiful collage illustrations. Naamah is the wife of Noah, and her name means "great singer." For forty days and forty nights, as the ark tosses on storm-wracked seas, Naamah sings. She sings to the animals, two by two. She sings to her husband, her sons, and their wives. She sings, and they all sleep, finally at ...


The Journal of Finn Reardon: A newsie, New York City, 1899 (My Name Is America)
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Scholastic Inc., 2003

When his father dies, Finn Reardon must support his family by selling newspapers on the streets of Manhattan, where he finds himself in the middle of the Newsie Strike of 1899. When Finn Reardon's father dies, he decides to support his mother and eight siblings by peddling newspapers on the streets corners of New York City. But when the two biggest newspaper publishers, Hearst and Pulitzer, raise the wholesale price that Finn and his friends ...


Growing Up in Coal Country
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Brilliance Audio, 2012

Inspired by her in-laws’ recollections of working in coal country, Susan Campbell Bartoletti has gathered the voices of men, women, and children who immigrated to and worked in northeastern Pennsylvania at the turn of the nineteenth century. The story that emerges is not just a story of long hours, little pay, and hazardous working conditions; it is also the uniquely American story of immigrant families working together to make a new life for ...


Kids on Strike
Susan Campbell Bartoletti, 2008

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This look at the history of child labor in the United States includes unforgettable photos by Lewis Hine and personalizes the labor politics of the early 1900s with stories of the hardship and struggle of individual children.


A Coal Miner's Bride: the Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Latimer, Pennsylvania 1896 (Dear America Series)
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Scholastic, 2003

A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.


A Coal Miner's Bride the Diary of Anetka Saminska (Dear America) (Dear America)
Bartoletti Susan Campbell

Scholastic, Inc., 2002

A Coal Miner's Bride the Diary of Anetka Saminska (Dear America) Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.; First edition (2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 0439445612 ISBN-13: 978-0439445610 Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces


Dear America: Down the Rabbit Hole

Scholastic Inc., 2013

Newbery Honor author Susan Campbell Bartoletti brings the story of a young girl caught up in a web of murder, lies, and the Great Fire of Chicago to bold life. In the spring of 1871, fourteen-year-old Pringle Rose learns that her parents have been killed in a terrible carriage accident. After her uncle Edward and his awful wife, Adeline, move into the Pringle family's home -- making life for her and her younger brother, Gideon, unbearable -- ...


They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Brilliance Audio, 2014

"Boys, let us get up a club." With those words, six restless young men raided the linens at a friend’s mansion in 1866. They pulled white sheets over their heads, hopped on horses, and cavorted through the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee. Soon, the six friends named their club the Ku Klux Klan and began patterning their initiations after fraternity rites, with passwords and mysterious handshakes. All too quickly, this club would grow into the ...


Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Scholastic Nonfiction, 2005

In her first full-length nonfiction title since winning the Robert F. Sibert Award, Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores the riveting and often chilling story of Germany's powerful Hitler Youth groups. "I begin with the young. We older ones are used up . . . But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these men and boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world." --Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg 1933 By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany ...


Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine

Audible Studios, 2010

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease, and two million more fled their homeland. Black Potatoes is the compelling ...


Silver at Night
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1994

In a story set in turn-of-the-century America, Massimino leaves his Italian village to seek a new life for himself in the New World, working hard and saving money to buy a farm despite his homesickness for his friends, family, and beloved Perina.


No Man's Land
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Blue Sky Press, 1999

Because he had been unable to fight off the gator which injured his father, 14-year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army hoping to prove his manhood.


Study Skills Workout
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Good Year Books, 1996

"Help students make the grade by teaching them the key to successful studying! This energizing, shape-up program provides specific strategies and exercises for improving performance in all subjects. Students learn to take effective notes, sharpen memory sk"


The Boy Who Dared
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Listening Library (Audio), 2009

Just as the Nazis are rising to power, Helmuth Hübener, a German schoolboy, is caught up in all the swashbuckling bravado of his time. The handsome stormtrooper uniforms, the shiny jackboots and armbands, the rousing patriotism all serve to draw him into this bright new world full of promise and hope. In the beginning his patriotism is unwavering. But every day the rights of people all over Germany are diminishing. Jews are threatened and their ...


Nobody's Diggier Than a Dog
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Hyperion Book CH, 2005

Nobody's waggier than a dog - a meet-'n'-greet, belly-up, rub-a-dub dog. Often words cannot describe man's best friend, so sometimes you've got to break the rules! Susan Campbell Bartoletti unleashes a whole new pack of adjectives in this howling ode to the hound dog. Together, with Beppe Giacobbe's feist-y art, Bartoletti re-domesticates the dictionary and revolutionizes the way pets are portrayed, in a list poem wordsmiths and dog devotees ...


Dancing with Dziadziu
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Harcourt Children's Books, 1997

Gabriella loves to dance, and she loves to hear her grandmother Babci’s stories--stories about Poland, the house in the coal patch, the chickens with blue feet. And especially the stories of those happy evenings long ago when Babci danced with her handsome young husband, Dziadziu. Gabriella and her grandmother are bound together by stories, by dancing, and by love in this poignant Easter story. “A wonderfully mature story, full of ...



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