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Author:
Dorothy Sterling
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
The story of Robert Smalls who began life as a slave, captained a ship that took his family to freedom, and later became Congressman who worked during the Reconstruction period.
Author:
Eileen Lucas
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated account of the "Little Rock Nine."
Author:
Betty Boyd Caroli
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Take a look at each First Lady and her effect on the job of First Lady and examine the ways the role of First Lady has changed over the years.
Author:
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author Carl S. Anthony likens the First Ladies to a select sorority in this splendid history that defines the political and social power inherent to the position of First Lady.
Author:
Yvette Moore
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Fiction
A 14 year old girl experiences prejudice for the first time when she travels south to visit family.
Author:
Bill Crow
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A compilation of stories, interviews, biographies, and other sources and organized them by general topics (importance of a good nickname, stage fright, etc).
Author:
Burton W. Peretti
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at how jazz is history and its history key to the development of American culture since the early 1900s, and the role of the arts in history.
Author:
Yoshiko Uchida
Reading Level:
High School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
After their release from a Japanese internment camp, a young girl and her family try to rebuild their life
Author:
Yoshiko Uchida
Reading Level:
High School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Explores the consequences of prejudice through the experience of an 11 year old girl and her family in Topaz Internment Camp
Author:
Denis Noble
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
A full history of lighthouses, lightships, buoys, fog signals and the boats and people who tend them. including maps and photographs.
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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.