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Author:
Jeanne Wakatsuki
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's memoir about her childhood experiences in Manzanar reveals not only the everyday requirements for survival in an internment camp, but also the problems that arose between members of the same family, and the struggles to rebuild their lives after internment.
Author:
Peggy Thomas
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
A picture book for older readers celebrates George Washington’s role, not as victorious general and first president, but as lifelong farmer.
Author:
Barb Rosenstock
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
Children's biography of Louise Smith, race car driver and first woman elected to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Author:
Heidi Smith Hyde
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A Jewish immigrant who is saving money to bring his wife and children to join him in American creates ornate horses for a carousel on coney island; one for each member of his family.
Author:
Erin Foley
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explores five Puerto Rican festivals: The Calle San Sebastian Festival, the fiesta for Santiago Apostol, the celebrations during the Las Navidades, the patriotic festivals of Grito de Lares, and Puerto Rican Day in the United States.
Author:
Betty Boyd Caroli
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Take a look at each First Lady and her effect on the job of First Lady and examine the ways the role of First Lady has changed over the years.
Author:
Beatrice Gormley
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A collection of portraits of America's First Ladies recounts the lives and contributions of such figures as Bess Truman, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Eleanor Roosevelt, and is complemented by large-size photographs.
Author:
Edith P. Mayo
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Details of the Smithsonian exhibition featuring gowns and clothing, personal belongings, White House and campaign memorabilia which examines the duties and role of the presidential wife.
Author:
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author Carl S. Anthony likens the First Ladies to a select sorority in this splendid history that defines the political and social power inherent to the position of First Lady.
Author:
Amy Pastan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at the First Ladies and biographies of those highlighted.
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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.