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Author:
Walter Dean Myers
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Fiction
Novel traces a family's ongoing quest for equality throughout many generations a societal changes.
Author:
Louise Erdich
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The story is set on an island in Lake Superior in 1850, readers will identify with the everyday activities of the Ojibwa, providing a parallel to their own lives while encouraging an appreciation for one that is very different. Erdrich's captivating tale of four seasons portrays a deep appreciati
Author:
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This is a story of the Star-Spangled Banner through the eyes of young Caroline Pickersgill, the daughter of an important flag maker, Mary Pickersgill.
Author:
Avi Avi
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
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The compelling story of how participation in the American Revolution shapes a young boy.
Author:
Michael O. Tunnel
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The diary entries of children from one particular class in an internment camp in Topaz, Utah, reveal what daily life was like for students. The entries are placed in historical context, and are accompanied by many photographs illustrating the experiences of these students and other Japanese Ameri
Author:
Robert S. McElvaine
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A collection of primary documents that illustrate the impact of the depression on society, economy, and politics.
Author:
Chris Barton
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
The story behind the Switzer brothers, who invented Day-Glo colors in the 1930s
Author:
Jean Craighead George
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This picture book is a hybrid of nonfiction and fiction, as George tells the story of how the buffalo made a comeback in the American Midwest after being nearly decimated in the late 1800s.
Author:
Emily Arnold McCully
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This children's book explores the treatment of laborers in factories and the courage of women to stand up for what they deserve.
Author:
Yoshiko Uchida
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Emi, a young Japanese American, realizes that although she is forced to leave her home and school, she will always have the memories of her friends in her heart.
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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.