We the People Bookshelf Announcement

The National Endowment for the Humanities issued a new list of recommended books for young readers (K-12) on the theme of… read more

The National Endowment for the Humanities issued a new list of recommended books for young readers (K-12) on the theme of “courage” as part of the Endowment’s We the People initiative. Mrs. Cheney and Mr. Cole announced the first “We the People Bookshelf” to a group of local schoolchildren at the Vice President’s Residence. They talked about the importance of reading good books and learning more about our history with the students. Mrs. Cheney also discussed with the students stories from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and a poem by Langston Hughes, titles on the new list.

The following titles appear on the 2003 “We the People Bookshelf.”

Grades K - 3 : The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz, Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig.

Grades 4 - 6 : The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes, The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds, Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.

Grades 7 - 8: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Grades 9 - 12: The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 7, 2003
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Jul 7, 2003

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  • Jul 07, 2003 | 5:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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