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Author:
Don Brown
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Anna Howard Shaw was a pioneer in the fight for woman suffrage. Her childhood on the frontier influenced her belief in woman's equality with men.
Author:
David Adler
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A chronological telling of Sojourner Truth's life.
Author:
Barbara Greenwood
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
An informational guide about the daily life of pioneers
Author:
Amy Lee-Tai
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
A child searches for hope and kindness to draw for her art class in the Topaz Internment Camp
Author:
Pieter Van Raven
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The novel is appropriately grim and conveys the hopes and disillusionments of families migrating to California during the Depression. Van Raven's descriptions of such things as the labor of orange picking or the emptiness of the dusty and forlorn great plains are on target as is his telling of th
Author:
David A. Adler
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Author:
David Adler
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A picture book about the life of Florence Nightingale, a nurse who was dedicated to making hospitals clean and efficient. Through her life's work, she helped to make nursing an important and respected profession.
Author:
David Adler
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century.
Author:
Petra Press
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An account of immigration from the 1600s to present.
Author:
Ellen Levine
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Awards:

Japanese Americans reflect on their years spent in internment camps as children or young adults. They discuss the process of being forced from their homes, and their ability to make the prisons more livable despite oppressive conditions.
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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.