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Author:
Erin Foley
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explores five Puerto Rican festivals: The Calle San Sebastian Festival, the fiesta for Santiago Apostol, the celebrations during the Las Navidades, the patriotic festivals of Grito de Lares, and Puerto Rican Day in the United States.
Author:
Lynea Bowdish
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Presents a brief look at the life of George Washington Carver
Author:
Burton W. Peretti
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at how jazz is history and its history key to the development of American culture since the early 1900s, and the role of the arts in history.
Author:
Katherine Patterson
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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This historical tale by Katherine Paterson involves its young protagonist, Jip, in the great 19th century struggle between slave owners and abolitionists while sending him into a test of his own loyalty and courage.
Author:
James Agee
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A photographic and textual account of life of southern sharecroppers during the depression era.
Author:
Bobbie Kalman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at plantation life and its use of slavery.
Author:
Connie Porter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young girl excapes slavery with her mother (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young Mexican girl living near Santa Fe learns about the importance of her culture through family and music. (Part of the American Girl Collection)
Author:
Sandra Guzzo
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Miguel learns the art of carving from his elderly neighbor.
Author:
Alma Flor Ada
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Maria Isabel rejects the decision to be called "Mary" at school. This story combines the struggle of a Puerto Rican family's efforts to improve their life with a shared sense of pride in their heritage.
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