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Author:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Longfellow's stirring tale of Paul Revere's ride and the first battle cry for American independence. Illustrations by acclaimed artist Charles Santore.
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:
Stephen Krensky
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
In 1814, when their father leaves them in charge of the Scituate lighthouse outside of Boston, two teenaged sisters devise a clever way to avert an attack by a British warship patrolling the Massachusetts coast.
Author:
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:
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:
Victoria Scott
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Chronicles the life of a woman who was born a slave in Missouri in 1839, moved with her family to California, and later lived on a small island off the coast of British Columbia until she was 105.
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:
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This is a story of the Star-Spangled Banner through the eyes of young Caroline Pickersgill, the daughter of an important flag maker, Mary Pickersgill.
Author:
Louise Erdich
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

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
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