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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:
Barb Rosenstock
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
Children's biography of Louise Smith, race car driver and first woman elected to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
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:
Amy Littlesugar
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A children's story illustrating what happens when a southern black school gains a young white teacher from the north during the Civil Rights era.
Author:
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy f
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:
Carole Boston Weatherford
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Young children tap their feet, clap the beat, and are introduced to the rhythm of jazz as they read or listen to this story told in rhyme.
Author:
Russell Freedman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Awards:

A documentary of child labor from the photographs of Lewis Hine.
Author:
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Bartoletti highlights the roles that children and young adults played in American labor strikes during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Author:
Christine King Farris
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Farris writes a stirring memoir of her younger brother, M.L., with a simple directness that will help young children understand the concept of segregation and the importance of Dr. King's message.
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