Behind the Curtain

Set of 24 titles

Historical events can look different depending on your perspective. In the Behind the Curtain series, readers will come to understand different viewpoints by stepping into the shoes of central characters as they act out dramatic retellings of history's biggest moments. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, this series builds confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Books include table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Behind the Curtain (24 titles)
Fighting the Monarchy: Battle of Bunker Hill
Boycotting the British: Boston Tea Party
Heading West: Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion
Women and Children First: Sinking of the Titanic
Escape North: Underground Railroad
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy: Attack on Pearl Harbor
Union Triumph: Battle of Gettysburg
Famine and Dust: Dust Bowl
Detained and Interrogated: Angel Island Immigration
When the Ground Shook: San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Citizens Imprisoned: Japanese Internment Camps
Struck Gold: California Gold Rush
Save the Children: Orphan Trains
Crashed: Great Depression
Fire and Brimstone: Salem Witch Trials
Walk to Freedom: Montgomery Bus Boycott
Exploration and Explosion: Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster
Friend Request: Invention of Facebook and Internet Privacy
Never Forget: September 11 and Terrorism in America
A Levee Broke: Hurricane Katrina and America's Response
Polar Vortex: Climate Change and Its Effects
We the People: Writing the Constitution
A Torch for Freedom: Building the Statue of Liberty
Bearing Arms and Tragedy: 2011 Tucson Shooting and Gun Control
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 133.4/3097445-979.4/61051
Lexile 540L-640L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level S-X
Language English
Publisher 45th Parallel Press
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534198579), Paperback (9781534199996), PDF (9781668901151), ePub (9781668902592), Hosted ebook (9781668905470), Kindle (9781668904039)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

Behind the Curtain Extended Learning Activity

Activity pages for the Spring 22 season of Behind the Curtain. View →

Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was born in the luckiest of all years, the Year of the Dragon. She’s an author, university professor, curriculum designer, and former elementary school teacher. She was inspired to write this story after doing author visits. Her young audiences wanted to know more about Chinese New Year! She lives in San Diego with one well-trained husband and two very naughty dogs.

Activities for further learning
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs