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Author:
Michael Cooper
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A close look at life in Manzanar Relocation Camp through diaries, journals, memoirs, photographs, and news accounts
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:
Sherry Ayazi-Hashjin
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The author traces rap and hip-hop back to African music roots (drumming and the griot) to America and the blues, spirituals, and jazz.
Author:
Sharon Bell Mathis
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This illustrated biography tells the story of Ray Charles from his childhood to age 4. It captures Ray’s feelings along his way to stardom.
Author:
Cheryl Harness
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A chronologically arranged collection of profiles of 100 notable American women, ranging from Virginia Dare to Oprah Winfrey.
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.
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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.