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Author:
Sue Kassirer
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
While visiting a whaling exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History, Emma suddenly finds herself transported back in time to a nineteenth century whaling ship.
Author:
Janet Taylor Lisle
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A wrenching WWII novel traces the relationship between two 13-year-old American boys and a German-born Expressionist painter reputed to be a spy. The intimate first-person narrative brings universal themes of prejudice and loss to a personal level.
Author:
Clayborne Carson
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers, has pieced together an incomplete study of King's life by supplementing his extant autobiographies (e.g., Stride Toward Freedom and Where Do We Go from Here) with previously unpublished and published writings, interviews and speeches.
Author:
Kelly Starling Lyons
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This touching story about Tosh, his grandma, and her recipe for tea cakes, reflects how food can connect people to each other and to the past.
Author:
Kathleen Bart
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The origin of the teddy bear and the influence of Teddy Roosevelt.
Author:
Victoria Scott
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Chronicles the life of a woman who was born a slave in Missouri in 1839, moved with her family to California, and later lived on a small island off the coast of British Columbia until she was 105.
Author:
Karen B. Winnick
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The true story of the young Sybil Ludington, who, like Paul Revere, rode through the countryside to alert the colonists that the British were coming.
Author:
Alan Governar
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A personal account of the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, the Savoy Ballroom, and Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, through the eyes of Norman Miller.
Author:
Robert L. Muckley
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
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Bilingual stories from Puerto Rico that illustrate the rich culture and history of the island.
Author:
Joanne Oppenheim
Reading Level:
Adult,High School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
The biography of Stanley Hayami, a Japanese American internee and soldier, told through his diary and letters
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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.