A brief biography of the 18th century inventor, printer, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.
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Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which
promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.
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