How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty

By Nathan Zimelman

Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

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The second graders of Newton Barnaby School are on a mission! They need to earn enough
money for a class trip to the Statue of Liberty. Follow the tale in the very own words of Susan
Olson, treasurer and reporter of the second grade class.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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

Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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