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The 1950s Decade in Photos

"The American Decade"

Series: Amazing Decades in Photos

By Jim Corrigan

Nostalgic photos capture how America reached the peak of its power in the 1950s. The United States became a world leader in business, technology, and health care. The nation experienced a baby boom. Yet, not all was well. U.S. troops fought to a deadlock in Korea. The Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race. Americans worried about the presence of Soviet spies. Meanwhile, a young Elvis Presley helped introduce the world to rock and roll. Rosa Parks struck a blow against racial segregation. By refusing to give up her bus seat, she spurred the civil rights movement. Read how it all happened in the 1950s, the American decade.

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Reviews

"Characterizing a decade in one slim book involves making choices--Corrigan has done quite well at selecting nineteen significant events or developments for each decade since 1900 . . . The author’s style is brisk, the illustrations often fascinating; the abundance of period photos, graphics, and popular art can help promote visual literacy."

Children's Literature

"Attractive and readable, this series will be popular with browsers and beginning researchers."

School Library Journal, April 2010

". . . each 64-page book in this outstanding series features an informed and informative accompanying text . . . strongly recommended for both school and community library collections."

Children's Bookwatch, January 2010

"The mainly color photographs and illustrations drive the easy-to-read narrative . . . simple sentence structure works well for older students needing hi-lo resources."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2010

"The eleven-volume series spans the entire twentieth century and would be a useful addition to a middle-grade history classroom."

VOYA, October 2011

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