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Author:
Carolyn Reeder
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Orphaned, angry, and bitter, twelve-year-old Will arrives in the Virginia Piedmont immediately after the Civil War to live with relatives he has never met. Now, Will lives with his uncle who didn't fight in the war that robbed him of his entire family and come to terms with his feelings regarding
Author:
Betsy Hearne
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author Betsy Hearne entertains readers with stories about seven generations of women in her family, from the Revolutionary era to today. In the lives they built and the objects they left behind, the author finds a legacy of strength, courage, and wisdom that spans the link between mothers and dau
Author:
Janet Halfmann
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
Meet Robert Smalls, a man who was born a slave, but made a daring escape and went on to become a U.S. Congressman.
Author:
First Grade Students of H. Byron Masterson Elementary
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
Written and illustrated by first grade students, this book touches very lightly on the events of September 11, 2001, then focuses on the ways that everyday life in America was not changed.
Author:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
On September 11, 2001, two sisters from South Africa find good use for the roses they have grown when the flower show in New York City is canceled due to the attack on the World Trade Center.
Author:
Miko Imai
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Three little bears receive musical instruments for their birthday and learn to play them.
Author:
Jim Haskins
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A history of black education in the United States.
Author:
Savion Glover
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Biography
Inspiring story with insight into Savion Glover’s artistic process and what he learned at each stage, from his preschool drummer days to “Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk.”
Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Hopkinson's story captures another view of a community surviving the Depression with creativity and spirit.
Author:
Lulu Delacre
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Salsa Stories explores Puerto Rican holidays, with rich descriptions of the culture and traditions of celebrations throughout the year.
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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.