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Author:
Veronica Lawlor
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.
Author:
Garza Lomas Carmen
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author and artist Carmen Lomas Garza takes readers to her hometown of Kingsville, Texas, near the Mexican border. Through vibrant paintings and warm personal stories, she brings to life memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community.
Author:
Arthur Dorros
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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A little girl and her grandmother take a flying journey to visit the Caribbean island where the grandmother grew up.
Author:
Floyd Cooper
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.
Author:
Jean Fritz
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of the Gettysburg Address, illustrated with watercolors and archival photographs.
Author:
David Weitzman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Text and illustrations show the process and purpose of creating the eight-wheeler locomotive.
Author:
Sandra Guzzo
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Miguel learns the art of carving from his elderly neighbor.
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Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Miss Bridie emigrates to America in 1856 and chooses to bring a shovel, which proves to be a useful tool throughout her life.
Author:
Karen B. Winnick
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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In this true story, young Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln and asks him to grow a beard so that he can win more votes, become president, and abolish slavery. After following her advice and winning the election, Lincoln stops by to thank Grace on his way to Washington D.C.
Author:
Alma Flor Ada
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Maria Isabel rejects the decision to be called "Mary" at school. This story combines the struggle of a Puerto Rican family's efforts to improve their life with a shared sense of pride in their heritage.
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