Sylvia Stark: A Pioneer

By Victoria Scott & Ernest & Jones

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Open Hand Publishing, Inc. 1991

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Chronicles the life of a woman who was born a slave in Missouri in 1839, moved with her family to California, and later lived on a small island off the coast of British Columbia until she was 105.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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