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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:
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
Author:
Janet Taylor Lisle
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A wrenching WWII novel traces the relationship between two 13-year-old American boys and a German-born Expressionist painter reputed to be a spy. The intimate first-person narrative brings universal themes of prejudice and loss to a personal level.
Author:
William Kamkwamba
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that woul
Author:
Yoshiko Uchida
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Emi, a young Japanese American, realizes that although she is forced to leave her home and school, she will always have the memories of her friends in her heart.
Author:
Michael O. Tunnel
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The diary entries of children from one particular class in an internment camp in Topaz, Utah, reveal what daily life was like for students. The entries are placed in historical context, and are accompanied by many photographs illustrating the experiences of these students and other Japanese Ameri
Author:
Barry Denenberg
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a 12 year old prisoner in one of America's Japanese internment camps during World War II
Author:
Walter Dean Edmonds
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

In 1756 New York state was still a British colony and the French and Indians were still a threat to those living there. This story is the tale of a young man's challenges when left home to protect his family.
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