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 2004:
Demi. The hungry coat: A tale from Turkey. McElderry/Simon & Schuster.
MacDonald, Margaret Read. Three minute tales: Stories from
around the world to tell or read when time is short. August House.
Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. César: ¡Sí,
se puede! = Yes, we can! Illus. by David Diaz. Marshall Cavendish.
Myers, Walter Dean. Here in Harlem: Poems in many voices. Holiday
Picture Books (Realistic Fiction)
Kyuchukov, Hristo. My name was Hussein. Illus. by Allan Eitzen.
Raven, Margot Theis. Circle unbroken. Illus. by E. B. Lewis. Melanie
Kroupa/Farrar Straus Giroux.
Picture Books (Historical Fiction)
Hall, Bruce Edward. Henry and the kite dragon. Illus. by William
Low. Philomel/Penguin Young Readers Group.
Hesse, Karen. The cats in Krasinski Square. Illus. by Wendy Watson.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Coming on home soon. Illus. by E. B. Lewis.
Putnam/Penguin Young Readers Group.
Yee, Paul. A song for Ba. Illus. by Jan Peng Wang. Groundwood.
Kessler, Cristina. Our secret, Siri Aang. Philomel/Penguin Young
Krishnaswami, Uma. Naming Maya. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Mikaelsen, Ben. Tree girl. HarperTempest/HarperCollins.
Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Becoming
Naomi León. Scholasti.
Singer, Marilyn (Ed.). Face relations: 11 stories about
seeing beyond color. Simon & Schuster.
Stratton, Allan. Chanda’s
Chotjewitz, David. Daniel half human and the good Nazi. Trans.
by Doris Orgel. Richard Jackson/Atheneum/ Simon & Schuster.
Hale, Marian. The truth about sparrows. Henry Holt.
Oswald, Nancy. Nothing here but stones. Henry Holt.
Whelan, Gloria. Chu Ju’s
Nonfiction: Informational Books & Biographies
Freedman, Russell. The voice that challenged a nation:
Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights. Clarion.
Hill, Laban Carrick. Harlem stomp!: A cultural history
of the Harlem Renaissance. Megan Tingley/Little, Brown.
Turner, Pamela S. Hachiko: The true story of a loyal dog. Illus.
by Yan Nascimbene. Houghton Mifflin.
Warren, Andrea. Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War orphan
became an American boy. Melanie Koupa/Farrar Straus Giroux.
Weber, Ednah New Rider. Rattlesnake Mesa: Stories from
a Native American childhood. Photos. by Richela Renkun. Lee & Low.
Carolyn Angus, Chair Claremont Graduate University, Claremont,
Sue Corbin, Co-chair, Shaker
Middle School, OH
Shirley B. Ernst, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic,
Linda Leonard Lamme, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Stan Steiner, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Karla Wendelin, Elliott Elementary, Lincoln Public Schools,
Cyndi Giorgis, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Nancy Hadaway, University of Texas at Arlington
Mary Napoli, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA
McKenna, Ex-officio University
of Montana, Missoula
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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