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Author:
Byrd Baylor
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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Baylor uses prose-poetry to tell the story behind the broken clay pots scattered across the southwestern hillsides.
Author:
Verla Kay
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A family's cross-country communication changes during the development and demise of the Pony Express. Told in rhyme.
Author:
Barbara Brenner
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
An African-American family moves to Kansas after the Civil War to create a new life.
Author:
Kadohata Cynthia
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Story of a Japanese American girl and a Native American boy who become friends in an internment camp on a reservation
Author:
Lulu Delacre
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Bilingual:
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Learn about Puerto Rican Carnival with Ramon, who longs to masquerade along with the older boys, the vejigantes, in the month-long celebration in Puerto Rico.
Author:
Mary Quattlebaum
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This poetic children's book explores the Washington D.C. subway and familiar sights and sounds of the city.
Author:
Graham Salisbury
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Torn between his love of all things American and the traditional ways of his parents and grandparents, a young Japanese American comes of age during the political upheaval of WWII.
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:
Susan Hazen-Hammond
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A modern Native American perspective of the importance of buffalo and the traditions of the Pueblo.
Author:
D. J. Herda
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Biography of civil rights leader Thurgood Marshall.
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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.