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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:
Beatrice Gormley
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A collection of portraits of America's First Ladies recounts the lives and contributions of such figures as Bess Truman, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Eleanor Roosevelt, and is complemented by large-size photographs.
Author:
Edith P. Mayo
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Details of the Smithsonian exhibition featuring gowns and clothing, personal belongings, White House and campaign memorabilia which examines the duties and role of the presidential wife.
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:
Amy Pastan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at the First Ladies and biographies of those highlighted.
Author:
Rick Noguchi
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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After World War II, a young girl named Mariko and her family are finally allowed to leave the internment camp. They are faced with many difficulties while trying to rebuild their lives as free citizens.
Author:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a group of slaves' escape on the underground railroad by following directions from the song "follow the drinking gourd."
Author:
Harriette Robinet
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A fine historical novel that explores the immediate postwar period for African Americans and their white friends and neighbors.
Author:
Carole Boston Weatherford
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Connie, a fictional young girl, witnesses the student sit-ins at the lunchcounter in Greensboror, North Carolina. Her family is involved in NAACP voter registration, sit-ins, and picketing during the civil rights moevement.
Author:
Amy Littlesugar
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A children's story illustrating what happens when a southern black school gains a young white teacher from the north during the Civil Rights era.
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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.