Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal

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Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal

by Margarita Engle

First Release:

May 2014

ISBN: 9780544109414

Various characters—including laborers, engineers, healers, and nature itself—share tales of building the Panama Canal from 1906 to 1914, and of life in the Canal Zone. Historical note. Selected references.

  • ISBN: 9780544109414
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    Page Count: 272
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 6.8, Points: 2
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 7.5, Points: 14
    Lexile: Level: NC1310L
    Awards & Honors: Booklist Top Ten Books for Youth, Historical Fiction; Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014; Winner, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015; VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2013; 2015 CLA Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts; 2015 Jane Addams Award Honor, Older Readers; The New York Public Library, Best Books for Teens 2014!; 2015 Ameréicas Award Winner; Capitol Choices 2015
    Genre: Fic
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