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Author:
Russell Freedman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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A clear and understandable outline of the Depression ere in photo-essay format featuring the black and white photographs of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and many others.
Author:
Susan Sinnott
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An account of the labor, treatment, and accomplishments of Chinese workers on the railroad during the 19th century.
Author:
Grabham
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Basic guide to countries around the world.
Author:
Phillip M Hoose
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
Awards:

Presents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral role in the Montgomery bus strike, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the bus company.
Author:
Kay Winters
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Different colonial Bostonians introduce themselves through Kay Winter's poems or free-verse vignettes that describe their work and their feelings about the current political situation on December 16, 1773. The poems are enhanced by historical notes and a glossary.
Author:
Emily Abbink
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at Navajo life through colors.
Author:
Betsy Maestro
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated chronology of immigration over the course of American history.
Author:
Jim Aylesworth
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A children's book that contrasts the serenity of the country with the hustle of automobiles.
Author:
Eileen Lucas
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated account of the "Little Rock Nine."
Author:
Paul Goble
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The Native American folktale of the hunt for buffalo.
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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.