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Author:
Alma Flor Ada
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Maria Isabel rejects the decision to be called "Mary" at school. This story combines the struggle of a Puerto Rican family's efforts to improve their life with a shared sense of pride in their heritage.
Author:
Isabel Quintero
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo. When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a commun
Author:
Robert San Souci
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This book provides a readable account of the Pilgrim's journey aboard the Mayflower and their first year in New England. The illustrations, by American artist N.C. Wyeth, are taken from his murals of Plymouth Colony commissioned in 1940 by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York.
Author:
Janet Bode
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Accounts of teenagers' experiences immigrating to the United States.
Author:
Reeve Lindbergh
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A picture book biography of Bessie Coleman, a young African American girl who achieved her dream of flying a plane through the sky, despite the difficulties she encountered because of the color of her skin.
Author:
Dolores Johnson
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a young African girl who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
Author:
Andrea Patel
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A book, written and illustrated by Patel, in an effort to simplfy and make sense of the events of 9/11 for pre-schoolers and young readers.
Author:
Nancy Kelly Allen
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Organic farmer Truman Worth makes a living off the land, so it’s important to him to alwaysknow how much his crops will be worth. Help Farmer Worth keep track of his farm andfigure out how much money he can make!
Author:
Jonah Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Tells the story of Benny Goodman growing up in Chicago, and how his family helped him fufill his dream to play the clarinet.
Author:
Laurin Mayeno
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
Tomorrow is the school parade, and Danny knows exactly what he will be: a princess. Mommy supports him 100%, and they race to the thrift store to find his costume. It's almost closing time - will Danny find the costume of his dreams in time? One of A Kind, Like Me / Único como yo is a sweet story a
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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.