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Author:
Laurie Lawlor
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, here is a biography of Rachel Carson, the pioneering environmentalist. She wrote Silent Spring to wake people up to the harmful impact humans were having on our planet.
Author:
William Withuhn
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A pictorial chronology of the growth of the railroad system.
Author:
Cheryl Harness
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The focus of this book is on American feminists from the pre-Revolutionary War period to the present both well-known and obscure. It is presented in loose chronological order with illustrations and time lines.
Author:
Martin Schwabacher
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A description of Puerto Rico including wildlife, government and culture.
Author:
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Though the narrative of a young Cochiti Pueblo girl, readers learn traditions of the Native American culture including how pottery, instruments and food are created, as well as some traditional folklore.
Author:
Marcia Keegan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Two sisters are raised between different worlds and they must balance between two languages and religions.
Author:
Marcia Keegan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A young boy learns the ways of his Native American family as well as growing up with the traditions of a typical American child.
Author:
Shana Corey
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This picture book tells a historical fiction story about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League formed during World War II.
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:
Maxine Trottier
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young pioneer girl plants and nurtures a willow tree near her new prairie home.
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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.