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First Grade Students of H. Byron Masterson Elementary
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
Written and illustrated by first grade students, this book touches very lightly on the events of September 11, 2001, then focuses on the ways that everyday life in America was not changed.
Author:
Betsy Hearne
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author Betsy Hearne entertains readers with stories about seven generations of women in her family, from the Revolutionary era to today. In the lives they built and the objects they left behind, the author finds a legacy of strength, courage, and wisdom that spans the link between mothers and dau
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:
Paula Yoo
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
In 1948, Dr. Sammy Lee became the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. But before taking the diving platform that summer, he endured discrimination, fought in the military, and became a medical doctor.
Author:
Jorge Argueta
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
Why are young people leaving their country to walk to the United States to seek a new, safe home? Over 100,000 such children have left Central America. This book of poetry helps us to understand why and what it is like to be them. This powerful book by award-winning Salvadoran poet Jorge Argueta des
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Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
In 1868, John Bardsley, an immigrant from England, brought one thousand sparrows from his home country back to Philadelphia, where he hoped they would help save the trees from the inch-worms that were destroying them. Based on a true story.
Author:
Mary Downing Hahn
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

In a small southern town in 1944, two girls secretly help a seriously ill army deserter, a decision that changes their perceptions of right and wrong. Issues of moral ambiguity and accepting consequences for actions are thoughtfully considered in this deftly crafted story.
Author:
Robert L. Muckley
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
Bilingual stories from Puerto Rico that illustrate the rich culture and history of the island.
Author:
Karen B. Winnick
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The true story of the young Sybil Ludington, who, like Paul Revere, rode through the countryside to alert the colonists that the British were coming.
Author:
Aya Khalil
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
Kanzi’s family has moved from Egypt to America, and on her first day in a new school, what she wants more than anything is to fit in. Maybe that’s why she forgets to take the kofta sandwich her mother has made for her lunch, but that backfires when Mama shows up at school with the sandwich. Mama
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