P - Primary (PreK-1st grade)
ME = Middle Elementary (2nd - 3rd grade)
UE = Upper Elementary (4th - 5th grade)
MS = Middle School (6th - 8th grades)
YA = Young Adult (9th grade and above)
All = Broad general interest
PB = Picture Book
HF = Historical Fiction
F = Fantasy/Science Fiction
NF = Nonfiction
BIO = Biography
RF = Realistic Fiction
FL = Folk Literature
All these books were copyright in 2005:
Ahmadi, Farah. The story of my
life: An Afghan girl on the other side of the sky. New
York: Simon and Schuster.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Hitler
youth: Growing up in Hitler's shadow. New
Carling, Amelia Lau.Sawdust carpets. Toronto:
Groundwood/Douglas & McIntyre.
Carvell, Marlene. Sweetgrass
basket. New York: Dutton.
Chamberlin, Mary and Chamberlin, Rich. Mama
Panya's pancakes: A village tale from Kenya. Illus.
by Julia Cairns. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books.
Cheng, Andrea. Shanghai messenger. Illus.
by Ed Young. New York: Lee and Low Books.
Giovanni, Nikki. Rosa. Illus.
by Bryan Collier. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
Hillman, Laura. I will plant
you a lilac tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's list survivor. New
Johnson-Davis, Denys. Goha the
wise fool. Illus.
by Hag Handy and Hany. New York: Philomel.
Jurmain, Suzanne. The forbidden
schoolhouse: The true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and
her students. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal, and Steinhardt, Bernice. Memories
of survival. New York: Hyperion.
Lester, Julius. The Old African. Illus.
by Jerry Pinkney. New York: Dial Books.
Millman, Isaac. Hidden child. New
York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
Nelson, Marilyn. A wreath for
Emmett Till. Illus. by Philippe Lardy. Boston:
Park, Linda Sue. Project mulberry. New
Rappaport, Doreen. The school
is not white! A true story of the Civil Rights Movement. Illus.
by Curtis James. New York: Hyperion.
Reich, Susanna. José!: Born
to dance: The story of José Limon. Illus.
by Raul Colon: New York: Simon & Schuster.
Ruurs, Martriet. My librarian
is a camel: How books are brought to children around the world. New
York: Boyds Mills Press.
Say, Allen. Kamishibai man. Boston:
Staples, Suzanne Fisher. Under
the persimmon tree. New York: Farrar, Straus,
Tal, Eve. Double crossing. El
Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. A
Negro league scrapbook. Honesdale: Boyds Mills
Williams, Mary. Brothers in hope:
The story of the lost boys of Sudan. Illus.
by R. Gregory Christie. New York: Lee & Low books.
by Hudson Talbott. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Yoo, Paula. Sixteen years in
sixteen seconds. Illus. by Don Lee. New York:
Lee & Low.
Corbin, Chair, Shaker Heights
Middle School, OH
Nancy Hadaway, Co-chair,University
of Texas at Arlington
Carolyn Angus, Past
Graduate University, Claremont, CA
April Bedford, University of New Orleans, LA
Jo Ann Brewer, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Shirley B. Ernst, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic,
Cyndi Giorgis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, NV
Linda Leonard Lamme, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Janelle Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Mary Napoli, Penn State, Harrisburg, PA
This list (along with annotations, teaching ideas, and related
books for each title) is available in The Dragon Lode
(24/1), Fall 2005, In press.
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