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Author:
Christopher Charles Curtis
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A family moves from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama, where they experience the historic violent summer during the Civil Rights Movement.
Author:
Catherin O'Neill Grace
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A beautiful book filled with fascinating details and illustrations about our nation's most important residence. The book artfully covers the long history of the White House and offers behind-the-scenes insights into how it lives, breathes, and operates today.
Author:
Bob Crelin
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A lyrical reminiscence for the time before electrical illumination made the natural beauty of the night sky so hard to see.
Author:
Woody Guthrie
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated children's version of the Woody Guthrie song "This Land is Your Land" in its entirety.
Author:
Ruby Bridges
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A photographical memoir or Ruby Bridges' integration experience.
Author:
Susan Hazen-Hammond
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A modern Native American perspective of the importance of buffalo and the traditions of the Pueblo.
Author:
D. J. Herda
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Biography of civil rights leader Thurgood Marshall.
Author:
Shelley Pearsall
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A powerful historical novel that is harsh and realistic, not only about the brutal effects of slavery that the runaways carry with them forever but also about the prejudice and hardship they encounter on their journey to freedom.
Author:
Miriam Bat-Ami
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
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A historical fiction story of love between two teenagers in an Emergency Refugee Shelter during World War II.
Author:
Graham Salisbury
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Torn between his love of all things American and the traditional ways of his parents and grandparents, a young Japanese American comes of age during the political upheaval of WWII.
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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.