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Author:
Mordicai Gerstein
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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A lyrical story of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers
Author:
Lois Duncan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Navajo folktale of the Spider Woman.
Author:
S. A. Kramer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This book features brief, lively biographies of the women who have helped to shape the face of our nation--from Martha Dandridge Custis Washington to Hillary Rodham Clinton to the first First Lady of the new millennium.
Author:
A.B. Curtiss
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explore the story of September 11, 2001 through the windows of St. Paul's Chapel in New York City. St. Paul's Chapel served as a hub for rescue and recovery workers in the days after the attacks.
Author:
Frank Murphy
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The legend of how Teddy Roosevelt's refusal to shoot a cornered bear inspired the name of a popular children's toy.
Author:
Susan Miho Nunes
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A little boy becomes part of a Chinese-American community as he works to restore an old Chinese dragon.
Author:
William Durbin
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young boys experience of working on the Transcontinental Railroad. (Part of the My Name Is America series)
Author:
Mildred D. Taylor
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
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In the stories Taylor tells the stories of her African American family in the Deep South during and after the Civil War, a time of ugly, painful racism.
Author:
Barry Denenberg
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a 12 year old prisoner in one of America's Japanese internment camps during World War II
Author:
David Weitzman
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A detailed history of one of the earliest steam locomotives in American history, rich with intricate pen and ink drawings
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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.