Captured History Series

Published by Compass Point, the Captured History series explores how a single moment captured on film can influence society and change the course of history. Combining art, history, and media literacy, this series looks at some of the most famous photographs and details how and why these images resonate today and what effect they had when they were published.

Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight For Integration

The Little Rock Nine are the first black students to attend an all-white high school.

The Little Rock Nine are the first black students to attend an all-white high school.

Awards and honors

        • Starred reviews from the School Library Journal and Booklist
        • School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2012
        • Booklist’s Top Ten Editor’s Choices for Nonfiction Kids Books in 2011
        • A gold medal in the 2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
        • VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List
        • The Association of Educational Publishers’ 2012 Distinguished Award Finalist (for the entire Captured History series)
        • TriState Young Adult Review Committee’s 2012 Books of Note
        • Pennsylvania School Librarians Association’s 2011 Young Adult Top 40 Nonfiction List.

 

 

Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support

Students faced police, dogs, and fire hoses as the marched for civil rights.

Students faced police, dogs, and fire hoses as the marched for civil rights.

Other titles in the series: Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor, Man on the Moon: How a Photograph Made Anything Seem Possible, Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression, Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime.

All books are available online and some bookstores.

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