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Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
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Non Fiction
Miss Bridie emigrates to America in 1856 and chooses to bring a shovel, which proves to be a useful tool throughout her life.
Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A picture-book biography of the first African-American First Lady.
Author:
Sandra Guzzo
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
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Fiction
Miguel learns the art of carving from his elderly neighbor.
Author:
George R. Crisp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This biography follows the career and life of Miles Davis:from his childhood to adulthood and his musical growth along the way.
Author:
Alan Schroeder
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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A fictionalized account of the life of heroic Harriet Tubman.
Author:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Young Molly experiences the effects of World War II as her family grows a victory garden, and both parents join the war effort. (Part of the American Girl Collection)
Author:
Connie Porter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young girl excapes slavery with her mother (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young Mexican girl living near Santa Fe learns about the importance of her culture through family and music. (Part of the American Girl Collection)
Author:
Henry Albers
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
A biography of Maria Mitchell which includes extensive quotes from Maria Mitchell’s journals and letters.
Author:
Doreen Rappaport
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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An illustrated biography and chronology of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement era.
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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.