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Author:
Karen Lynn Williams
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a young boy's persistence in creating his own toy vehicle, or galimoto.
Author:
Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Based in part on recollections by George Washington Parke Custis, Washington's adopted son, this is a factual, focused, and entertaining account of the making of the nation's first president.
Author:
Lynea Bowdish
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Presents a brief look at the life of George Washington Carver
Author:
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy f
Author:
Barbara M. Joosse
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a little girl grieving the loss of her grandmother as she learns about the importance of the celebration of the Days of the Dead.
Author:
Patricia McKissack
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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A young girl learns to overcome adversity during the Civil Rights movement.
Author:
Kelly DiPucchio
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A fresh, fun, and "thought-provoking" New York Times bestseller about the American electoral college and why every vote counts from bestselling and award-winning duo Kelly DiPucchio and LeUyen Pham. "Where are the girls?" When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female pre
Author:
Wade Hudson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This easy-to-read biography describes the early lives of Richard Alle, Harriet Tubman, Mary Church Terrell, Medgar Evers, and Fannie Lou Hamer.
Author:
Wade Hudson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Combining biographical information with illustrations and photographs, an introduction to Mae Jemison, Esteban, James Beckwourth, Jean Baptiste Pointe duSable, and Matthew Henson.
Author:
Wade Hudson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Follows five inventors: Elijah "the real" McCoy, Madame C.J. Walker, Granville Woods, Garrett Morgan, and Jan Matzeliger.
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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.