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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Melody Herr  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: Ephrata, PA

-- Melody Herr on WorldCat --

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Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • Summer of Discovery, Bison Books, 2006
  • Mexican Immigrants in America: An Interactive History Adventure, Capstone Press, 2008
  • Exploring the New World: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books), Capstone Press, 2008
  • The Slave Trade, Heinemann-Raintree, 2009
  • African Roots, Heinemann-Raintree, 2009
  • Sitting for Equal Service'', Twenty-First Century Books, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

Summer of discovery /
ISBN: 0803273622. OCLC Number:

University of Nebraska Press,. Lincoln :. ©2006.

In the rural Midwest during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, two fourteen-year-old boys join an archaeological dig and unearth the story of the Great Plains peoples, from the Ice Age hunters through the final days of the Indian Wars.

Mexican immigrants in America :
ISBN: 1429628650. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2009.

"Describes the experiences of Mexican citizens who immigrate to America legally and illegally. The reader's choices reveal historical and modern details about where they settled, the jobs they found, and the difficulties they faced"--Provided by publisher.

Exploring the New World :
ISBN: 1429617640. OCLC Number:

Capstone Press,. Mankato, Minn. :. ©2008.

"Describes the exploration of North America in the times of explorers Christopher Columbus, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, and Sieur de La Salle. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from Columbus' voyage in 1492, Coronado's 1540 expedition, and Sieur de La Salle's expedition down the Mississippi River in 1682"--Provided by publisher.

The slave trade /
ISBN: 1432923846. OCLC Number:

Heinemann Library,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2010.

Examines black history from 1440 to 1770, discussing the beginning of the human slave trade, European traders, transporting slaves across the Atlantic, and more; and includes a time line.

African roots /
ISBN: 1432923838. OCLC Number:

Heinemann Library,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2010.

Examines black history from antiquity until 1440, discussing early African societies, the rulers, religion, trade, and more; and includes a time line.

Sitting for equal service :
ISBN: 0822589702. OCLC Number:

Twenty-First Century Books,. Minneapolis, MN :. ©2011.

Examines events that led to lunch counter sit-ins in the United States during the 1960s and their influence, discussing segregation, the Freedom Rides, the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other related topics.



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