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Author:
Sherry Ayazi-Hashjin
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The author traces rap and hip-hop back to African music roots (drumming and the griot) to America and the blues, spirituals, and jazz.
Author:
Alan Gratz
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find s
Author:
Cheryl Harness
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A chronologically arranged collection of profiles of 100 notable American women, ranging from Virginia Dare to Oprah Winfrey.
Author:
Martin W. Sandler
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An exploration of the impact of trains on American life.
Author:
Carolyn Reeder
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Orphaned, angry, and bitter, twelve-year-old Will arrives in the Virginia Piedmont immediately after the Civil War to live with relatives he has never met. Now, Will lives with his uncle who didn't fight in the war that robbed him of his entire family and come to terms with his feelings regarding
Author:
Kathleen Bart
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The origin of the teddy bear and the influence of Teddy Roosevelt.
Author:
Louise Erdich
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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The story is set on an island in Lake Superior in 1850, readers will identify with the everyday activities of the Ojibwa, providing a parallel to their own lives while encouraging an appreciation for one that is very different. Erdrich's captivating tale of four seasons portrays a deep appreciati
Author:
Craig Awmiller
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Traces the history of the blues from its African roots through the 90s, with a focus on key artists ranging from Louis Armstrong to Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
Author:
David Weitzman
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A detailed history of one of the earliest steam locomotives in American history, rich with intricate pen and ink drawings
Author:
Richard Peck
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Peck masterfully describes the female Civil War experience, the subtle and not-too-subtle ways the country was changing, and the split in loyalty that separated towns and even families.
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