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Author:
Marcia Keegan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Two sisters are raised between different worlds and they must balance between two languages and religions.
Author:
Marcia Keegan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A young boy learns the ways of his Native American family as well as growing up with the traditions of a typical American child.
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:
Shana Corey
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This picture book tells a historical fiction story about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League formed during World War II.
Author:
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Informational children's book about the American prairies.
Author:
Maxine Trottier
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young pioneer girl plants and nurtures a willow tree near her new prairie home.
Author:
Patricia Polacco
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
An emotional Civil War story about two soldiers who become friends.
Author:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Longfellow's stirring tale of Paul Revere's ride and the first battle cry for American independence. Illustrations by acclaimed artist Charles Santore.
Author:
Karen Hesse
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A free verse novel account of the dust bowl from the eyes of a 14-year-old Oklahoman trying to survive during the Great Depression
Author:
James Haskins
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
True life accounts and photographs of the migration of African Americans North after the Civil War, leading up to the Harlem Renaissance.
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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.