Book


When Jessie Came Across the Sea


By Amy Hest

Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Candlewick Press 1997

A thirteen-year-old Jewish orphan reluctantly leaves her grandmother and immigrates to New York City, where she works for three years sewing lace and earning money to bring Grandmother to the United States, too.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.