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Author:
Kelly DiPucchio
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A fresh, fun, and "thought-provoking" New York Times bestseller about the American electoral college and why every vote counts from bestselling and award-winning duo Kelly DiPucchio and LeUyen Pham. "Where are the girls?" When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female pre
Author:
Wade Hudson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This easy-to-read biography describes the early lives of Richard Alle, Harriet Tubman, Mary Church Terrell, Medgar Evers, and Fannie Lou Hamer.
Author:
Wade Hudson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Combining biographical information with illustrations and photographs, an introduction to Mae Jemison, Esteban, James Beckwourth, Jean Baptiste Pointe duSable, and Matthew Henson.
Author:
Wade Hudson
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Follows five inventors: Elijah "the real" McCoy, Madame C.J. Walker, Granville Woods, Garrett Morgan, and Jan Matzeliger.
Author:
Ellen Klages
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Two girls spend a year in Los Alamos as their parents work on the secret gadget that will end World War II. Dewey is a mechanically minded 10-year-old who gets along fine with the scientists at the site, but is teased by girls her own age who find themselves residents of this secretive, scientifi
Author:
Matthew A Cherry
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her--and her hair--happy.
Author:
Belle Yang
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A young Chinese girl and her parents immigrate to the United States and try their best to assimilate into their San Francisco neighborhood while anxiously awaiting the arrival of their green cards.
Author:
Janet Shaw
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A springtime story with insights into life on the frontier in 1854 (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Jacqueline Woodson
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's
Author:
Shana Corey
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
This picture book tells the story of Juliette Gordon Low and her founding of the Girl Scouts. Primary source quotes are integrated into the book's illustrations to support the main narrative.
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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.