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Author:
David Adler
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A picture book about the life of Florence Nightingale, a nurse who was dedicated to making hospitals clean and efficient. Through her life's work, she helped to make nursing an important and respected profession.
Author:
David Adler
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century.
Author:
David Adler
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A chronological telling of Sojourner Truth's life.
Author:
Barbara Greenwood
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
An informational guide about the daily life of pioneers
Author:
Amy Lee-Tai
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
A child searches for hope and kindness to draw for her art class in the Topaz Internment Camp
Author:
Pieter Van Raven
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The novel is appropriately grim and conveys the hopes and disillusionments of families migrating to California during the Depression. Van Raven's descriptions of such things as the labor of orange picking or the emptiness of the dusty and forlorn great plains are on target as is his telling of th
Author:
Don Brown
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Anna Howard Shaw was a pioneer in the fight for woman suffrage. Her childhood on the frontier influenced her belief in woman's equality with men.
Author:
Aliki
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Brief text and pictures present the life of the man, born a slave, who became a scientist and devoted his entire life to helping the South improve its agriculture.
Author:
Ella Fitzgerald
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
An illustrated picture book of Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of the nursery rhyme. Cut paper, mixed media and computer techniques form the city-scape backgrounds.
Author:
Mike Venezia
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
Get to know Aaron Copland, great American composer of the 20th-century in this richly illustrated biography.
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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.