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Author:
Ellen Klages
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Two girls spend a year in Los Alamos as their parents work on the secret gadget that will end World War II. Dewey is a mechanically minded 10-year-old who gets along fine with the scientists at the site, but is teased by girls her own age who find themselves residents of this secretive, scientifi
Author:
Belle Yang
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A young Chinese girl and her parents immigrate to the United States and try their best to assimilate into their San Francisco neighborhood while anxiously awaiting the arrival of their green cards.
Author:
Janet Shaw
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A springtime story with insights into life on the frontier in 1854 (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Jacqueline Woodson
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's
Author:
Shana Corey
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
This picture book tells the story of Juliette Gordon Low and her founding of the Girl Scouts. Primary source quotes are integrated into the book's illustrations to support the main narrative.
Author:
Jerry Stanley
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Based on interviews and personal recollections, this book intertwines the experiences of Shi Nomura, a high school senior about to propose to his girlfriend, with the larger historical narrative of Japanese internment.
Author:
Jessica Herthel
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born t
Author:
Malala Yousafzai
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected
Author:
Angela Johnson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

This powerfully illustrated picture book looks at legendary engineer Casey Jones through the eyes of a fictional black child who toils in a cotton field near the railroad tracks.
Author:
Toyomi Igus
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
An overview of jazz from its African origins through to hip-hop. Each two-page section includes a prose poem, a historical timeline, and a painting.
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