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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:
Michael O. Tunnell
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
When a young girl can't afford to go visit her grandmother by train, her family discovers a less costly way for her to travel - by mail.
Author:
Kathleen Karr
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A humorous and poignant fictional story, this book is also an eye-opening view of the women's suffrage movement.
Author:
Colin Bergel
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young girl learns how mail is delivered to her father as he works on an offshore freighter.
Author:
Tonya Bolden
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Bolden brings readers close to the great leader, Martin Luther King, and to the civil rights movement through detailed historical analysis and extensive notes.
Author:
Tony Medina
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Written in the art form Hughes cherished most, this biography in verse captures glimpses of the poet's world through his voice as author-poet Tony Medina imagines it.
Author:
Dr. Jean A. Lukesh
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
A young reader's biography of Ben Kuroki, a Nebraska-born, Japanese American who fought very hard to become an American aerial gunner and a hero during World War II.
Author:
Burleigh Robert
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A story of Miles Davis as a teenager searching for Charlie Parker in New York City.
Author:
David Weitzman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Text and illustrations show the process and purpose of creating the eight-wheeler locomotive.
Author:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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The third in the "Little House" series, this book tells about the months the Ingalls family spent on the prairie of Kansas, around the town of Independence. Based on true events in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the book takes place from 1869–1870.
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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.