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AMH2010 & AMH2020 American History Enhanced Book Review (Lake Worth): Assignment

A book review assignment enhanced with information literacy activities.


  • Read a recently published book about an event, person, or topic in American history that occured before or after 1865, depending on the class. 
  • Books  older than 20 years require instructor approval.
  • Locate a review of the book using a library database.  If no review is available, locate a magazine or journal article related to the topic instead.
  • Write a 1-2 page review of the book in your own words.  Include two (2) in-text citations from the review or article: 1 paraphrase and 1 direct quote.
  •  Include an MLA works cited page for the book you read, as well as the review or article you selected.