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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:
Nic Stone
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma: Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED. Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either. Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories
Author:
Kay Winters
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Different colonial Bostonians introduce themselves through Kay Winter's poems or free-verse vignettes that describe their work and their feelings about the current political situation on December 16, 1773. The poems are enhanced by historical notes and a glossary.
Author:
Jim Aylesworth
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A children's book that contrasts the serenity of the country with the hustle of automobiles.
Author:
Derrick Barnes
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every
Author:
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
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A brief picture book on the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.
Author:
Christopher Curtis
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Elijah has the distinction of being the first child born in the Buxton Settlement, which was founded in Ontario in 1849 as a haven for former slaves. Narrator Elijah tells an episodic story that builds a broad picture of Buxton's residents before plunging into the dramatic events that take him ou
Author:
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author Carl S. Anthony likens the First Ladies to a select sorority in this splendid history that defines the political and social power inherent to the position of First Lady.
Author:
Harriette Robinet
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A fine historical novel that explores the immediate postwar period for African Americans and their white friends and neighbors.
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.
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