The Roaring 20s and Prohibition

From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

The Roaring 20s and Prohibition was a defining era that shaped America--and the world. Readers will turn back the clock to history's turning points during that era and will take a closer look at the major challenges and hurdles the United States faced. Readers will review how this period influenced the American culture from the fashion to the policies to the entertainment. The series includes educational sidebars and backmatter that align with the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Books also include a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and timeline.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 973.91/5
Lexile 810L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534187368), Paperback (9781534188761), PDF (9781534190160), ePub (9781534196001), Hosted ebook (9781534191563), Kindle (9781534194465)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

Booklist - The Roaring 20s and Prohibition

Readers looking for information on important periods in American history will find a good starting point within the American Eras: Defining Moments series (8 titles). This volume takes readers to an optimistic America, one recovering from a war and pandemic and turning to party celebrations, new household innovations, and various forms of entertainment. On the flip side of this liveliness and high spending comes the sobering emergence of Prohibition. Readers will learn about its causes and effects, an increased reliance on credit and loans as Americans lived beyond their means, and the new freedoms and rights obtained by women, including the right to vote. Large black-and-white period photographs accompany the text, and a time line, glossary, and suggested books and websites are included. A good introductory overview of important events in the 1920s.

Author: Martin Gitlin

Martin Gitlin is an educational book author based in Connecticut. He won more than 45 awards as a newspaper sportswriter from 1991 to 2002. Included was a first-place award from the Associated Press for his coverage of the 1995 World Series. He has had more than 200 books published since 2006. Most of them were written for students.

  • Introduction
  • The Jazz Age and Pushing the Norm
  • Prohibition
  • A Buying Binge
  • Big Victory for Women
  • Research & Act
  • Timeline
  • Further Research
  • Glossary
  • Index
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Timeline of key events
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs