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We the People

Pursuit of Happiness Bookshelf

Public and school (K-12) libraries were invited to apply to be among the 2,000 libraries selected to receive the third We the People Bookshelf, fifteen thematically related books along with supplementary materials, including bookplates, bookmarks, and posters, which embody the theme of "Pursuit of Happiness".

Congratulations to four JPL Libraries for receiving the 2006-07 We the People Bookshelf "Pursuit of Happiness"! Programs promoting these titles will be conducted in libraries between May 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008. For more information about related programs and the books, please contact the library.

EDSITEment Lessons for We the People Bookshelf 2006 Books

Aesop's Fables by Aesop
Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=240
Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=237
Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=593
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Poems That Tell a Story: Narrative and Persona in the Poetry of Robert Frost
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=345
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Pioneer Values in Willa Cather's My Antonia (9-12)
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=443
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Secret Society and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=432
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman's Notebooks and Poetry: The Sweep of the Universe
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=427
Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes: Poems for a Democracy
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=428

Book Titles

Kindergarten to Grade 3
Grades 4 to 6
Grades 7 to 8
Grades 9 to 12