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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by supplementing his extant autobiographies (e.g., Stride Toward Freedom and Where Do We Go from Here) with previously unpublished and published writings, interviews and speeches.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.
Author:
David K. Fremon
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at racism between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
Author:
Edith P. Mayo
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
With a foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies: Their Lives, Times, and Issues presents highlights from the lives of all 43 First Ladies.
Author:
William L. Withuhn
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated account of steam railroading.
Author:
D. J. Herda
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Biography of civil rights leader Thurgood Marshall.
Author:
Miriam Bat-Ami
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
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A historical fiction story of love between two teenagers in an Emergency Refugee Shelter during World War II.
Author:
James Takach
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Accounts of African-American's civil rights struggle from the Civil War to present.
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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.