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Author:
Doreen Rappaport
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
A children's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt (first lady to President Franklin D. Roosevelt), brought to life through soft illustrations and quotes from Eleanor's writings and speeches.
Author:
Christopher Curtis
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Elijah has the distinction of being the first child born in the Buxton Settlement, which was founded in Ontario in 1849 as a haven for former slaves. Narrator Elijah tells an episodic story that builds a broad picture of Buxton's residents before plunging into the dramatic events that take him ou
Author:
Tanya lee Stone
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The inspiring story of an Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an extraordinary woman who changed American forever because she wouldn't take no for an answer.
Author:
Pam Munoz Ryan
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A little girl experiences the hardship of immigrating to a new country where she no longer has the status of a Mexican princess, but a Californian laborer.
Author:
Jane O'Connor
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Nancy is at it again! Her new boutique is a great success, but when her little sister’s birthdayparty is threatened by bad weather, Nancy must put her creativity - and her store! - to use tosave the day!
Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Considered the pioneer of the modern recipe, Fannie Farmer transformed countless kitchens into oases of exact measurements and perfect cooking. Hopkinson's fictionalized account is a humorous take on the real Fannie Farmer.
Author:
Peggy Thomas
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
A picture book for older readers celebrates George Washington’s role, not as victorious general and first president, but as lifelong farmer.
Author:
Barb Rosenstock
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
Children's biography of Louise Smith, race car driver and first woman elected to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Author:
Heidi Smith Hyde
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A Jewish immigrant who is saving money to bring his wife and children to join him in American creates ornate horses for a carousel on coney island; one for each member of his family.
Author:
Erin Foley
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explores five Puerto Rican festivals: The Calle San Sebastian Festival, the fiesta for Santiago Apostol, the celebrations during the Las Navidades, the patriotic festivals of Grito de Lares, and Puerto Rican Day 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.