Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Children, teens, may explore nation’s heritage through books

The summer is the perfect time for children and teens to explore Fauquier County Public Library’s newest We the People Bookshelf collection, classic books for young readers from kindergarten through high school with themes important to the nation's heritage.

The collection was awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA). This year's collection is entitled A More Perfect Union.

The books, which include some Spanish titles, are intended to represent the rich texture of the American heritage, a tradition that has incorporated ideas and texts from around the world. In addition to introducing young readers to good literature, the Bookshelf collections promote understanding of abstract or general ideas through the power of particular stories.

See the titles comprising the A More Perfect Union collection. Check out all We the People Bookshelf selections.

Image courtesy of Julie Paschkis.

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