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Author:
William L. Withuhn
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated account of steam railroading.
Author:
Robert Coles
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A children's story about the brave little girl who was one of the first students to be integrated into an all white school.
Author:
Edith P. Mayo
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
With a foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies: Their Lives, Times, and Issues presents highlights from the lives of all 43 First Ladies.
Author:
Carole Boston Weatherford
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An overview of the evolution of jazz and jazz styles told in poetry. Each page includes a four-line poem and full-page illustration.
Author:
Nicholasa Mohr
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A lyrical and dramatic retelling of three animal stories that come from the rich heritage of Puerto Rican folklore.
Author:
Gwenyth Swain
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the organizers of the country's fist women's rights convention, which took place in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.
Author:
Richard Peck
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Peck masterfully describes the female Civil War experience, the subtle and not-too-subtle ways the country was changing, and the split in loyalty that separated towns and even families.
Author:
Suzanne Powell
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Learn about the modern way of Pueblo life.
Author:
Jacqueline Woodson
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Two young girls form a friendship despite racial barriers.
Author:
Walter Dean Edmonds
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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In 1756 New York state was still a British colony and the French and Indians were still a threat to those living there. This story is the tale of a young man's challenges when left home to protect his family.
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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.