Out of the Darkness: The Story of Blacks Moving North, 1890-1940

By James Haskins & Kathleen & Benson

Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Benchmark Books 2000

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True life accounts and photographs of the migration of African Americans North after the Civil War, leading up to the Harlem Renaissance.

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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.