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Author:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
Every day, Angelina dreams of her home in Jamaica and imagines she is there, until her mother finds a wonderful way to convince her that New York is now their home.
Author:
Patricia Beatty
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Charley Quinn loves the excitement and the gang fighting that are part of his life in New York City's Bowery in 1864. When his sister's fiance threatens to send him to an orphanage, Charley runs off with Union army enlistees and is taken on in Virginia as a drummer boy.
Author:
Barbara Cooney
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
A poignant story of the childhood of Eleanor Roosevelt (first lady to President Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Author:
Doreen Rappaport
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
A children's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt (first lady to President Franklin D. Roosevelt), brought to life through soft illustrations and quotes from Eleanor's writings and speeches.
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:
Veronica Lawlor
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.
Author:
Bette Bao Lord
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to a new home in Brooklyn, New York. Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends until she learns to play baseball. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make
Author:
Burleigh Robert
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A story of Miles Davis as a teenager searching for Charlie Parker in New York City.
Author:
Andrea Patel
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A book, written and illustrated by Patel, in an effort to simplfy and make sense of the events of 9/11 for pre-schoolers and young readers.
Author:
First Grade Students of H. Byron Masterson Elementary
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
Written and illustrated by first grade students, this book touches very lightly on the events of September 11, 2001, then focuses on the ways that everyday life in America was not changed.
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