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Author:
Denis Noble
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
A full history of lighthouses, lightships, buoys, fog signals and the boats and people who tend them. including maps and photographs.
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:
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:
William Withuhn
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A pictorial chronology of the growth of the railroad system.
Author:
Toni Morrison
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Fiction
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A fictional story with historic background and photographs depicting students during the period of integration.
Author:
Jim Haskins
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A history of black education in the United States.
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by supplementing his extant autobiographies (e.g., Stride Toward Freedom and Where Do We Go from Here) with previously unpublished and published writings, interviews and speeches.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:
Walter Dean Myers
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Fiction
Novel traces a family's ongoing quest for equality throughout many generations a societal changes.
Author:
Jacob Lawrence
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Fiction
An artistic account of the migration of African-Americans North during the civil war.
Author:
Craig Awmiller
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Traces the history of the blues from its African roots through the 90s, with a focus on key artists ranging from Louis Armstrong to Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
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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.