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Author:
Marcia Vaughan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A fictionalized account of an incident in the life of a seventeen-year-old girl who tends her family's lighthouse during a fierce storm on the coast of Maine in the winter of 1856.
Author:
Richard Young
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Collection of African-American folktales from Africa, the Caribbean, and South America.
Author:
Charles Sullivan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Collection of American folk stories.
Author:
Jim Murphy
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
History, science, politics, and public health come together in this dramatic account of the disastrous yellow fever epidemic that hit the nation's capital more than 200 years ago. Drawing on firsthand accounts, medical and non-medical, Murphy re-creates the fear and panic in the infected city, th
Author:
Jim Brandenburg
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A photographical look at wildlife on the prairie.
Author:
Paul Fleishman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Fleishman's depiction of the first Civil War battle relies on individual voices to give a human face to history. The result is at once intimate and sweeping, a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait of the Civil War and war itself.
Author:
Michael Elsohn Ross
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Learn about the geography and cultures of Puerto Rico.
Author:
Russell Freedman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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A clear and understandable outline of the Depression ere in photo-essay format featuring the black and white photographs of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and many others.
Author:
Susan Sinnott
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An account of the labor, treatment, and accomplishments of Chinese workers on the railroad during the 19th century.
Author:
Grabham
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Basic guide to countries around the world.
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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.