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Common core

The Harlem Hellfighters

By Walter Dean Myers, By Bill Miles

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and renowned filmmaker Bill Miles deftly tell the true story of the unsung American heroes of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World War I in The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage.

At a time of widespread bigotry and racism, the African American soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment put their lives on the line in the name of democracy.

The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage is a portrait of bravery and honor.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: 7
  • Interest Level: 7-12
  • Guided Reading Level: Z

COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them. Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

How does reading nonfiction help us to explore and understand our world? What is the author's purpose and how is it conveyed? RI.6.6

What is the central idea of the text? Provide a summary. RI.6.2

Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated through examples and anecdotes. RI.6.1, RI.6.3
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780060011383
  • ISBN 10: 0060011386
  • ISBN 13: 9780060011383
  • Pages: 160
  • Trim Size: 7.00 x 9.00 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Military & Wars
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20th Century

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.1,1a,1b,1e,2,2a,2b,7,8,9
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