Children’s Lit (6-8)

The Great Migration by Jacob Lawrence

The Great Migration–the move made by thousands of African Americans to the industrialized North from the rural South–took place between 1890 and 1930. Learn about this historic shift in demographics and its repercussions in this informative overview.

  • Economic Concepts: incentives, property rights

Homer Price (The Doughnuts) by Robert McClosky

Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one about a doughnut machine on the rampage.

  • Economic Concepts:  supply/demand

Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones

Many popular products have been discovered by accident or because someone made a mistake when making something else. The reader will be amused at how everyday products were invented.