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Author:
Jon Grinspan
Reading Level:
High School,Middle School
Genre:
There was a time when young people were the most passionate participants in American democracy. In the second half of the nineteenth century--as voter turnout reached unprecedented peaks--young people led the way, hollering, fighting, and flirting at massive midnight rallies. Paren
Author:
Tony Medina
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
These short, vibrant tanka poems about Black boys and young men depict thirteen views of everyday life: dressed in Sunday best, running to catch a bus, growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina's tanka is matched with a different artist--including recent Caldecott and Coretta Sco
Author:
Shelley Pearsall
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A powerful historical novel that is harsh and realistic, not only about the brutal effects of slavery that the runaways carry with them forever but also about the prejudice and hardship they encounter on their journey to freedom.
Author:
Miriam Bat-Ami
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
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A historical fiction story of love between two teenagers in an Emergency Refugee Shelter during World War II.
Author:
Barbara Brenner
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
An African-American family moves to Kansas after the Civil War to create a new life.
Author:
Amy Hest
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A thirteen-year-old Jewish orphan reluctantly leaves her grandmother and immigrates to New York City, where she works for three years sewing lace and earning money to bring Grandmother to the United States, too.
Author:
A. Lafaye
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Dynamic portrayal of two boys longing for something they no longer have and finding the resources to face the future. This story offers a fresh perspective on the thousands of children who moved west via the Orphan Trains in the late 19th century.
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