Turning Points in U.S. History

Series of 10 titles

What caused the Great Depression, and what did we learn from it? What was the lasting impact of the women's suffrage movement? Each title in Turning Points in U.S. History highlights a defining event or era in America’s history, its key players, causes, and events, and its lasting effects on our nation. Historical photographs complement the text, while modern images reinforce the lasting impacts we see today. Compelling What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry, and a timeline in each book highlights key events and dates. Also includes a table of contents, infographic, glossary, index, and reading tips for teachers and parents.

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: California Gold Rush California Gold Rush K
Cover: Civil Rights Movement Civil Rights Movement K
Cover: Dust Bowl Dust Bowl K
Cover: Great Depression Great Depression K
Cover: Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution K
Cover: Women's Suffrage Movement Women's Suffrage Movement K
Cover: Immigration Through Ellis Island Immigration Through Ellis Island K
Cover: Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Purchase K
Cover: September 11th Attacks September 11th Attacks K
Cover: Texas Revolution Texas Revolution K
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category C3 Social Studies
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-01-01
Dewey 304.8-979.4
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 380-560
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.8-3.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Series Made Simple

This series makes crucial events in U.S. history accessible to younger readers. Through clear writing and organization, the books describe the causes, the outcomes, and the conclusion of each turning point. Photographs, sidebars (which often contain facts and critical thinking questions), and relevant and appropriately placed maps and diagrams support the text. Photographs, while credited, aren’t always captioned; however, readers can gather most pertinent information from the text. Dust Bowl and Industrial Revolution make cross-curricular connections to science and technology. Great Depression doesn’t show any people of color within the book, and Women’s Suffrage Movement does not mention the suffrage efforts or struggles of Indigenous or black women. There are no sources or recommended titles listed in the back matter, but a link to a curated list of websites is included. VERDICT Purchase individual titles only as needed to support student research.