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Author:
Ann McGovern
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The author shows what it would be like to live in the same places that Lincoln lived - Kentucky and Indiana, a prairie town, and the city of Springfield, Illinois.
Author:
Ellen Levine
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
Informative children's book about the underground railroad.
Author:
Harry Mazer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A 14 year old boy witnesses the attack on Pearl Harbor and helps with the resuce efforts while searching for his father, who served on the U.S.S. Arizona
Author:
Harry Mazer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A 14 year old boy moves with his family to California after his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor
Author:
Freddi Williams Evans
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A story based on real events of a community that works together to gain civil rights.
Author:
Virginia Kroll
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
In this story about Japan, tradition prohibits Kimiko from flying a carp flag on Children's Day like her brother, but her parents surprise her with a gift of her own.
Author:
Gary Hines
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Loosely based on real events, the story of Teddy Roosevelt's son's efforts to have a Christmas tree in the White House.
Author:
Ellen Levine
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Awards:

Japanese Americans reflect on their years spent in internment camps as children or young adults. They discuss the process of being forced from their homes, and their ability to make the prisons more livable despite oppressive conditions.
Author:
Petra Press
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An account of immigration from the 1600s to present.
Author:
David A. Adler
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book 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).

Newbery Medal

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

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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