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Author:
Yangsook Choi
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tell
Author:
A. Lafaye
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Dynamic portrayal of two boys longing for something they no longer have and finding the resources to face the future. This story offers a fresh perspective on the thousands of children who moved west via the Orphan Trains in the late 19th century.
Author:
Jean Fritz
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Fritz maintains her reputation for fresh and lively historical writing with this biography of the 19th-century American feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), imparting to her readers not just a sense of Stanton's accomplishments but a picture of the greater society Stanton strove to change
Author:
Robert H. Mayer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This deliberate and detail-oriented book focuses on the tremendous efforts made by the civil rights workers to end segregation in Birmingham, AL, and the impact of their actions on American views of race relations.
Author:
Victoria Sherrow
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A picture book that tells the story of athlete Wilma Rudolph, her struggle against polio, and her encounters growing up with discrimination.
Author:
Amy Hest
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A thirteen-year-old Jewish orphan reluctantly leaves her grandmother and immigrates to New York City, where she works for three years sewing lace and earning money to bring Grandmother to the United States, too.
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:
Barbara Greenwood
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
An informational guide about the daily life of pioneers
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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.