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Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Hopkinson chronicles the construction of the Empire State building through the eyes of a young boy.
Author:
Janet Taylor Lisle
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A wrenching WWII novel traces the relationship between two 13-year-old American boys and a German-born Expressionist painter reputed to be a spy. The intimate first-person narrative brings universal themes of prejudice and loss to a personal level.
Author:
Clayborne Carson
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers, has pieced together an incomplete study of King's life by supplementing his extant autobiographies (e.g., Stride Toward Freedom and Where Do We Go from Here) with previously unpublished and published writings, interviews and speeches.
Author:
William Kamkwamba
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that woul
Author:
Avi Avi
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The compelling story of how participation in the American Revolution shapes a young boy.
Author:
David K. Fremon
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at racism between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
Author:
William Durbin
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young boys experience of working on the Transcontinental Railroad. (Part of the My Name Is America series)
Author:
Susan Miho Nunes
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A little boy becomes part of a Chinese-American community as he works to restore an old Chinese dragon.
Author:
Alexandra Diaz
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. Instantly, he knows: Miguel, his cousin and best friend, is dead. Everyone in Jaime’s small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas, a powerful gang that’s known for violence and drug trafficking. Anyone who re
Author:
Jon Grinspan
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
There was a time when young people were the most passionate participants in American democracy. In the second half of the nineteenth century--as voter turnout reached unprecedented peaks--young people led the way, hollering, fighting, and flirting at massive midnight rallies. Paren
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