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Author:
Connie Porter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young girl excapes slavery with her mother (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Young Molly experiences the effects of World War II as her family grows a victory garden, and both parents join the war effort. (Part of the American Girl Collection)
Author:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young Mexican girl living near Santa Fe learns about the importance of her culture through family and music. (Part of the American Girl Collection)
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:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Loosely based upon the childhood of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer, here is story of a girl who yearns for adventure.
Author:
Doreen Rappaport
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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An illustrated biography and chronology of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement era.
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.
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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.