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Author:
Marcia Vaughan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A fictionalized account of an incident in the life of a seventeen-year-old girl who tends her family's lighthouse during a fierce storm on the coast of Maine in the winter of 1856.
Author:
Harold Holzer
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A collection of writings beginning with rhymes in the margins of young Abe's arithmetic book and ending with official and unofficial words from the presidential years.
Author:
Richard Young
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Collection of African-American folktales from Africa, the Caribbean, and South America.
Author:
Don Brown
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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A traveling book about an adventurous young woman, Alice Ramsay, who drives across the country in 1909. Despite facing natural and manmade obstacles - including poor roads and a lack of traffic signs - Alice's westward voyage ends triumphantly in San Francisco, making this a charming tale of a gi
Author:
Robert Quackenbush
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A biography of the inventor Henry Ford.
Author:
Pam Munoz Ryan
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The true story of the night when good friends Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt shared a daring moonlit flight in Amelia's plane and a swift, open-aired spin in Eleanor's car.
Author:
Herman Parish
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Amelia Bedelia wants a wonderful new bike, but her Mom says it’s too expensive. Thismeans Amelia Bedelia must find her own way to earn the money she needs. Come alongwith Amelia Bedelia on her first job!
Author:
David Adler
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
Ederle, known as Trudy, became an international superstar in 1926 when she was the first woman to swim across the English Channel. This book shows the successes and failures and hard work Trudy faced on her quest to swim the Channel. But it also paints a beautiful portrait of the friendship betwe
Author:
Laurence Yep
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
Yep brings together 25 talented writers, each with a different story about the Asian American experience.
Author:
Lewis L. Gould
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
A detailed biographical resource that presents personality traits, health issues, friends, habits, and quotations about the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Hillary Clinton which details the impact these women have had on our American history.
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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.