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Author:
Shelley Pearsall
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A powerful historical novel that is harsh and realistic, not only about the brutal effects of slavery that the runaways carry with them forever but also about the prejudice and hardship they encounter on their journey to freedom.
Author:
Bob Crelin
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A lyrical reminiscence for the time before electrical illumination made the natural beauty of the night sky so hard to see.
Author:
Woody Guthrie
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated children's version of the Woody Guthrie song "This Land is Your Land" in its entirety.
Author:
Ruby Bridges
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A photographical memoir or Ruby Bridges' integration experience.
Author:
Catherin O'Neill Grace
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A beautiful book filled with fascinating details and illustrations about our nation's most important residence. The book artfully covers the long history of the White House and offers behind-the-scenes insights into how it lives, breathes, and operates today.
Author:
Edwin Fontanez
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Awards:

Bilingual:
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An entertaining tool for discovering Puerto Rico's rich vejigante tradition - beautiful coloring activities and informative historical notes illuminate the style and symbolism of Puerto Rico's folk festivals.
Author:
Christopher Charles Curtis
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A family moves from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama, where they experience the historic violent summer during the Civil Rights Movement.
Author:
Laurence Yep
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
Michael and Joseph, two outcasts who are also allies in a rough, coal-mining town, must test their unlikely friendship and trust each other with their lives.
Author:
Lucia Gonzalez
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
During the early days of the Great Depression, NYC's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpre, introduceds the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three King's Day fiesta.
Author:
William L. Withuhn
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated account of steam railroading.
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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.