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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Words come in many forms, including poetry, descriptive text, narrative text, and dialogue. Images, too, appear in varied forms: drawings, paintings, photographs, and more. Books capture moments in time through images and words. They present the past to help us get a clearer view into the future. Writer Pearl Buck once said that “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” 

You’ll meet the past in these moving books about people, places, and events that continue to have an influence today. A few of the books listed here were written for teens and adults, but can be shared together with mature readers of younger ages. Discover many more related titles with Book Finder.