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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:
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.
Author:
Henry Albers
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
A biography of Maria Mitchell which includes extensive quotes from Maria Mitchell’s journals and letters.
Author:
Harvey Fireside
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at Plessy v. Ferguson, the legal proceedings that had a large impact on African Americans and preceded the Civil Rights Movement.
Author:
William Withuhn
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A pictorial chronology of the growth of the railroad system.
Author:
Toni Morrison
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Fiction
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A fictional story with historic background and photographs depicting students during the period of integration.
Author:
Jim Haskins
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A history of black education in the United States.
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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.