Sculpture by Kurt Laurenz Metzler
Sculpture by Kurt Laurenz Metzler

Topics on the Page

Picture Books and Young Adult Literature
History of Newspapers
  • Newsboys Strike of 1899
Freedom of the Press
  • The Peter Zenger Trial of 1735
News for Different Reading Levels

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The Prehistoric Times. Stella Gurney. Illustrated by Matthew Hudson and Neave Parker. Francis Lincoln Children's Books, 2017

The Paperboy. Dav Pikey. Scholastic, 1996

Henry and the Paper Route. Beverly Cleary. Illustrated by Tracy Dockray. HarperCollins, 2009

The Landry News. Andrew Clements. Illustrated by Brian Selznick. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999

NewsPrints. Ru Xu. Graphix, 2017

Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber. Sue Macy. Illustrated by C. F. Payne. Simon & Schuster, 2016

Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter. Beth Famtaskey. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2017

Winston the paper retriever by Cartese
Winston the paper retriever by Cartese

The Newsboy, George Newell Bowers, 1889
The Newsboy, George Newell Bowers, 1889

History of Newspapers

The Boston Newsletter
  • First issue, April 24, 1704
  • First continuously published newspaper in America

Newspapers: Daily Readership by Age, 1999-2015
  • Young people, 18-24, rank lowest in daily newspaper reading
    • Teens get most of their news from Snapchat or Twitter

12 Great Moments That Changed Newspaper History. Lori Fromowitz. 12-Story Library, 2014

Early American Newspapering from Colonial Williamsburg

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, Library of Congress
  • Search newspaper pages from 1789 - 1924

Link to Special Topic Page on Freedom of the Press

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