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Author:
Rick Noguchi
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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After World War II, a young girl named Mariko and her family are finally allowed to leave the internment camp. They are faced with many difficulties while trying to rebuild their lives as free citizens.
Author:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a group of slaves' escape on the underground railroad by following directions from the song "follow the drinking gourd."
Author:
Harriette Robinet
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A fine historical novel that explores the immediate postwar period for African Americans and their white friends and neighbors.
Author:
Carole Boston Weatherford
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Connie, a fictional young girl, witnesses the student sit-ins at the lunchcounter in Greensboror, North Carolina. Her family is involved in NAACP voter registration, sit-ins, and picketing during the civil rights moevement.
Author:
Amy Littlesugar
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A children's story illustrating what happens when a southern black school gains a young white teacher from the north during the Civil Rights era.
Author:
Yvette Moore
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Fiction
A 14 year old girl experiences prejudice for the first time when she travels south to visit family.
Author:
Deborah Wiles
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Best friends, one black one white, experience the negatives of segregation during summer vacation when they are prohibited from doing what they love like swimming, and eating together.
Author:
Russell Freedman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author Russel Freedman draws on the best of the personal stories and historical accounts of the leaders and ordinary heroes of the Montgomery Bus Boycott to provide a dramatic overview of the how the 381-day resistance to segregated buses spearheaded the civil rights movement.
Author:
Donald Crews
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Presented in blocks of brilliant colors, the multihued train in this Caldecott Honor book undertakes a dazzling journey before disappearing from the final page.
Author:
Arthur John L'Hommedieu
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A photographic chronology of the process of creating blue jeans, from the harvesting of the cotton, to the sewing of the fabric.
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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.