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Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Hopkinson chronicles the construction of the Empire State building through the eyes of a young boy.
Author:
Nikki Giovanni
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
An anthology of poetry from the Harlem Renaissance.
Author:
Stephen Krensky
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
In 1814, when their father leaves them in charge of the Scituate lighthouse outside of Boston, two teenaged sisters devise a clever way to avert an attack by a British warship patrolling the Massachusetts coast.
Author:
Paula Yoo
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
In 1948, Dr. Sammy Lee became the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. But before taking the diving platform that summer, he endured discrimination, fought in the military, and became a medical doctor.
Author:
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This collection of folk tales features games, songs and riddles from Puerto Rico.
Author:
Carolyn Reeder
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Orphaned, angry, and bitter, twelve-year-old Will arrives in the Virginia Piedmont immediately after the Civil War to live with relatives he has never met. Now, Will lives with his uncle who didn't fight in the war that robbed him of his entire family and come to terms with his feelings regarding
Author:
Betsy Hearne
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author Betsy Hearne entertains readers with stories about seven generations of women in her family, from the Revolutionary era to today. In the lives they built and the objects they left behind, the author finds a legacy of strength, courage, and wisdom that spans the link between mothers and dau
Author:
Janet Halfmann
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
Meet Robert Smalls, a man who was born a slave, but made a daring escape and went on to become a U.S. Congressman.
Author:
First Grade Students of H. Byron Masterson Elementary
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
Written and illustrated by first grade students, this book touches very lightly on the events of September 11, 2001, then focuses on the ways that everyday life in America was not changed.
Author:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
On September 11, 2001, two sisters from South Africa find good use for the roses they have grown when the flower show in New York City is canceled due to the attack on the World Trade Center.
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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.