Notable Book for a Global Society

Given by ILA, CL/R SIG (Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group)

Other Names: ILA Notable Books for a Global Society, IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, Notable Books for a Global Society
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Annually, a committee of the CL/R SIG (Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group) of the International Reading Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student show more understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The committee reviews books representing all genres intended for students K-12. To be eligible for NBGS annual list, a book must have been published in the United States the previous year. For example, the books on the 2012 list were published in 2011. A Brief History of the NBGS The Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association formed the Notable Books for a Global Society Committee in 1995. Under the guidance of Yvonne Siu-Runyan, who originated and spearheaded the project, the committee undertook to identify outstanding trade books that it felt would help promote understanding across lines of culture, race, sexual orientation, values, and ethnicity. The Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) list was developed to help students, teachers, and families identify books that promote understanding of and appreciation for the world's full range of diverse cultures and ethnic and racial groups. Although advances in technology allow us to communicate quickly with people around the world and the growth of world trade brings us increasingly into contact with far-flung members of the "global village," today's society is rife with tension, conflict and ignorance of others different from us. If we hope to meet the many challenges that face us in the 21st century, we must recognize the similarities and celebrate the differences among all races, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations, and appreciate that people can hold a wide range of equally legitimate values. Each year, the Committee selects twenty-five outstanding books for grades K-12 that reflect a pluralistic view of world society. These twenty-five titles represent the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Criteria for selection of NBGS titles: Selection and Criteria Accuracy and authenticity of the people depicted in terms of physical characteristics, social and economic status, intellectual and problem-solving abilities, and displays of leadership and cooperation Richness of detail concerning the group or groups depicted An approach that honors and celebrates diversity as well as the common bonds of humanity In-depth treatment of issues Depiction of substantive and authentic interaction among characters within and across groups Inclusion of members of a "minority" group for purposes other than tokenism or fulfillment of any type of "quota" Thought-provoking content that invites reflection, critical analysis, and response Uniqueness of language or style High quality as determined by evaluation in terms of generally accepted criteria for the genre Appealing format Enduring quality Each year’s final list is presented at the CL/R-SIG’s session at the annual convention of the International Reading Association (IRA). show less
Categories:
All, Folklore (2), Historical Fiction (6), Nonfiction (Includes Biography) (7), Nonfiction: Informational Books & Biographies (5), Picture Book (3), Picture Books (Historical Fiction) (4), Picture Books (Realistic Fiction) (2), Poetry (4), Realistic Fiction (16), , No Category (674)
Years:
All, 2024 (25), 2023 (25), 2022 (25), 2021 (25), 2020 (25), 2019 (25), 2018 (25), 2017 (25), 2016 (25), 2015 (25), 2014 (25), 2013 (25), 2012 (25), 2011 (25), 2010 (25), 2009 (24), 2008 (25), 2007 (25), 2006 (25), 2005 (25), 2004 (25), 2003 (25), 2002 (26), 2001 (24), 2000 (25), 1999 (25), 1998 (25), 1997 (25), 1996 (24)
WorkCategoryYear
Breaking to the Beat! by Linda J. Acevedo
2024
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley
2024
Hidden Hope: How a Toy and a Hero Saved Lives During the Holocaust by Elisa Boxer
2024
That Flag by Tameka Fryer Brown
2024
The Girl Who Heard the Music: How One Pianist and 85,000 Bottles and Cans Brought New Hope to an Island by Marni Fogelson
2024
Eagle Drums by Nasugraq Rainey Hopson
2024
Good Different by Meg Eden Kuyatt
2024
Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior by Carole Lindstrom
2024
My Powerful Hair by Carole Lindstrom
2024
The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine by Katherine Marsh
2024
Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir by Pedro Martin
2024
Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine by Hannah Moushabeck
2024
Mèo and Bé by Doan Phuong Nguyen
2024
Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes by Patty Cisneros Prevo
2024
Dancing Hands: A Story of Friendship in Filipino Sign Language by Joanna Que
2024
Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter by Aida Salazar
2024
The Artivist by Nikkolas Smith
2024
Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series by Traci Sorell
2024
Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport by Caren Stelson
2024
Saints of the Household by Ari Tison
2024
Game of Freedom: Mestre Bimba and the Art of Capoeira by Duncan Tonatiuh
2024
Mascot by Charles Waters
2024
How Do You Spell Unfair? MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee by Carole Boston Weatherford
2024
Remember Us by Jacqueline Woodson
2024
Finally Seen by Kelly Yang
2024
Hardcourt: Stories from 75 Years of the National Basketball Association by Fred Bowen
2023
Dream, Annie, Dream by Waka T. Brown
2023
The Prisoner and the Writer by Heather Camlot
2023
Isla to Island by Alexis Castellanos
2023
Undercover Latina (The Factory) by Aya De Leon
2023
Ida B. Wells, Voice of Truth: Educator, Feminist, and Anti-Lynching Civil Rights Leader by Michelle Duster
2023
Moonwalking by Zetta Elliott
2023
Rima's Rebellion: Courage in a Time of Tyranny by Margarita Engle
2023
Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
2023
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
2023
Still Dreaming / Seguimos Soñando by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
2023
Torch by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
2023
Different: A Story of the Spanish Civil War by Mónica Montañés
2023
We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad
2023
The Waiting Place: When Home Is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found by Dina Nayeri
2023
On Her Wings: The Story of Toni Morrison by Jerdine Nolen
2023
The Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale by Charly Palmer
2023
Because of You, John Lewis by Andrea Davis Pinkney
2023
Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds
2023
The Moon from Dehradun: A Story of Partition by Shirin Shamsi
2023
Sitting Shiva by Erin Silver
2023
Powwow Day by Traci Sorell
2023
A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters by Duncan Tonatiuh
2023
The Talk by Alicia D. Williams
2023
Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri Winston
2023
Sakamoto's Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory by Julie Abery
2022
Indivisible by Daniel Aleman
2022
Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States (English and Spanish Edition) by Warren Binford
2022
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
2022
I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story by Martha Brockenbrough
2022
Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger by Margarita Engle
2022
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
2022
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem by Amanda Gorman
2022
Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
2022
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones
2022
When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris
2022
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
2022
Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch by Heidi Tyline King
2022
Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
2022
The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art by Cynthia Levinson
2022
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood by Kwame Mbalia
2022
Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope by Jodie Lee Patterson
2022
Unbound: The Life and Art of Judith Scott (KNOPF BOOKS FOR) by Joyce Scott
2022
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids by Cynthia Leitich Smith
2022
Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd
2022
World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story by Kenan Trebincevic
2022
Wishes by Muon Thi Van
2022
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford
2022
Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young
2022
In My Mosque by M. O. Yuksel
2022
The Eagle Huntress: The True Story of the Girl Who Soared Beyond Expectations by Nurgaiv Aisholpan
2021
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne
2021
Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown
2021
Finish the Fight! The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Veronica Chambers
2021
All Because You Matter by Tami Charles
2021
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
2021
Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
2021
The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne by Lesa Cline-Ransome
2021
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
2021
The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth by Wade Hudson
2021
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson
2021
This Is My America by Kim Johnson
2021
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph
2021
The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story by Aya Khalil
2021
The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America by Kathleen Krull
2021
The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham
2021
Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte
2021
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
2021
The Magic Fish: A Graphic Novel by Trung Le Nguyen
2021
Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It by Andrea Davis Pinkney
2021
She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown
2021
The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar
2021
Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon by Simran Jeet Singh
2021
The Teachers March!: How Selma's Teachers Changed History by Sandra Neil Wallace
2021
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
2021
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
2020
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
2020
Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide
2020
Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson by Jen Bryant
2020
Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Anne Frank by Nancy Churnin
2020
New Kid by Jerry Craft
2020
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise
2020
Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems by Margarita Engle
2020
Todos Iguales / All Equal: Un Corrido De Lemon Grove/A Ballad of Lemon Grove by Christy Hale
2020
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
2020
Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung
2020
The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come by Sue Macy
2020
Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis
2020
Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour
2020
Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai
2020
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
2020
Thanku: Poems of Gratitude by Miranda Paul
2020
Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch
2020
The Moon Within by Aida Salazar
2020
At the Mountain's Base by Traci Sorell
2020
Room On Our Rock by Kate Temple
2020
Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War by Duncan Tonatiuh
2020
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
2020
The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos
2020
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
2020
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? by Chris Barton
2019
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker
2019
Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
2019
The Day War Came by Nicola Davies
2019
Love by Matt de la Peña
2019
The Crossroads by Alexandra Diaz
2019
The War Outside by Monica Hesse
2019
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
2019
Too Young to Escape by Van Ho
2019
Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh
2019
Write On, Irving Berlin! by Leslie Kimmelman
2019
Drawn Together by Minh Lê
2019
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
2019
La Frontera/ the Border: El Viaje Con Papá/ My Journey With Papa (English and Spanish Edition) by Deborah Mills
2019
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
2019
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
2019
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
2019
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
2019
Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story by Jennifer Roy
2019
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
2019
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
2019
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
2019
Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
2019
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
2019
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
2019
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander
2018
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
2018
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
2018
Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt
2018
Walking with Miss Millie by Tamara Bundy
2018
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy
2018
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder
2018
My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
2018
I Love My Purse by Belle Demont
2018
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
2018
Stolen Words by Melanie Florence
2018
Letters to a Prisoner by Jacques Goldstyn
2018
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter by Mark Gonzales
2018
Refugee by Alan Gratz
2018
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
2018
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
2018
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale
2018
Trell by Dick Lehr
2018
Where Will I Live? by Rosemary McCarney
2018
Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh
2018
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
2018
Maya Lin by Susan Goldman Rubin
2018
Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say
2018
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
2018
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
2018
Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine by Ibtisam Barakat
2017
Talking Leaves by Joseph Bruchac
2017
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
2017
Watched by Marina Budhos
2017
Missing Nimama by Melanie Florence
2017
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
2017
Vietnam: A History of the War by Russell Freedman
2017
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window by Jeff Gottesfeld
2017
Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes
2017
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
2017
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood
2017
Look Up! by Jin-Ho Jung
2017
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea by Sungju Lee
2017
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
2017
A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
2017
Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
2017
This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration by Linda Barrett Osborne
2017
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney
2017
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
2017
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (Arabic and English Edition) by Margriet Ruurs
2017
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
2017
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson
2017
Sound of All Things, The by Myron Uhlberg
2017
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford
2017
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood
2017
Juna's Jar by Jane Bahk
2016
Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin
2016
Blackbird & Company Level 2 Pack C Literature Set, grades 4-5 by Blackbird & Company
2016
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown
2016
Maya's Blanket/La Manta de Maya by Monica Brown
2016
Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago
2016
My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey by Lesa Cline-Ransome
2016
Game Changer: John Mclendon and the Secret Game (Carolrhoda Picture Books) by John Coy
2016
Audacity by Melanie Crowder
2016
Red by Jan De Kinder
2016
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
2016
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
2016
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
2016
Melissa by Alex Gino
2016
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III
2016
Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever by Jim Murphy
2016
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S.D. Nelson
2016
Tucky Jo and Little Heart by Patricia Polacco
2016
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot
2016
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
2016
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
2016
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh
2016
The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations: Holiday Poems for the Whole Year in English and Spanish by Sylvia Vardell
2016
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford
2016
Stone Angel by Jane Yolen
2016
I Remember Beirut by Zeinia Abirached
2015
I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín
2015
El Deafo by Cece Bell
2015
Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights by Larry Dane Brimner
2015
Caminar by Skila Brown
2015
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
2015
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain by Russell Freedman
2015
Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi
2015
This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman
2015
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
2015
Harlem Hellfighters by J. Patrick Lewis
2015
Voices from the March on Washington by J. Patrick Lewis
2015
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
2015
Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker by José Manuel Mateo
2015
The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye
2015
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
2015
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown
2015
House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle
2015
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
2015
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki
2015
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
2015
Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath
2015
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
2015
Arcady's Goal by Eugene Yelchin
2015
Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank by Paula Yoo
2015
Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane
2014
The Chickens Build a Wall by Jean-Francois Dumont
2014
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids by Deborah Ellis
2014
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle
2014
The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman
2014
Cowboy Up!: Ride the Navajo Rodeo by Nancy Bo Flood
2014
Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War by Helen Frost
2014
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
2014
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) by Laban Carrick Hill
2014
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
2014
The Extra by Kathryn Lasky
2014
The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley
2014
When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders by J. Patrick Lewis
2014
Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look
2014
My Neighbor Is a Dog by Isabel Minhos Martins
2014
Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World by Robbie Robertson
2014
Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People by Susan Goldman Rubin
2014
The Servant by Fatima Sharafeddine
2014
The Man With the Violin by Kathy Stinson
2014
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone
2014
The Language Inside by Holly Thompson
2014
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh
2014
Why Do We Fight?: Conflict, War, and Peace by Niki Walker
2014
My Name Is Blessing by Eric Walters
2014
The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman
2014
A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return by Zeina Abirached
2013
Dare to Dream (Poetry) by Jill Corcoran
2013
Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War by Deborah Ellis
2013
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery by Cynthia Grady
2013
The Stamp Collector by Jennifer Lanthier
2013
My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
2013
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson
2013
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
2013
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
2013
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
2013
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel
2013
Red Thread Sisters by Carol Antoinette Peacock
2013
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) by Andrea Pinkney
2013
That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone: An Anthology of Essays from Around the Globe by J.L. Powers
2013
Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
2013
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books by Susan L. Roth
2013
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
2013
Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words by Leda Schubert
2013
I Have the Right to Be a Child by Alain Serres
2013
The Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart
2013
Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices by Gwenyth Swain
2013
Waterloo & Trafalgar by Olivier Tallec
2013
Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver
2013
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
2013
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
2013
Roots and Blues: A Celebration by Arnold Adoff
2012
The No 1 Car Spotter by Atinuke
2012
While You Are Sleeping: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Time Around the World by Durga Bernhard
2012
Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
2012
Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2012
Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Larry Dane Brimner
2012
My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson
2012
Five Thousand Years of Slavery by Marjorie Gann
2012
Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afganistan by Rafal Gerszak
2012
Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace by Anna Grossnickle Hines
2012
Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko
2012
Better Than Weird by Anna Kerz
2012
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lại
2012
Which Side Are You On?: The Story of a Song by George Ella Lyon
2012
Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl
2012
These Hands by Margaret H. Mason
2012
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
2012
Never Forgotten (Junior Library Guild Selection) by Patricia C. Mckissack
2012
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
2012
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan L. Roth
2012
Drawing from Memory by Allen Say
2012
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
2012
Migrant by Maxine Trottier
2012
Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
2012
A New Year's Reunion: A Chinese Story by Li Qiong Yu
2012
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson
2011
Mirror by Jeannie Baker
2011
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
2011
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond
2011
Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner
2011
Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan by John Bul Dau
2011
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle
2011
Warriors in the Crossfire by Nancy Bo Flood
2011
Goal! by Mina Javaherbin
2011
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
2011
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton Johnson
2011
A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata
2011
Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay
2011
The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough by Katie Smith Milway
2011
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri
2011
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
2011
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
2011
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
2011
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
2011
Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
2011
The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan
2011
Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith
2011
Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong
2011
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim Tingle
2011
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh
2011
Faith (Global Fund for Children Books) by Maya Ajmera
2010
Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
2010
Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum
2010
Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song by Ashley Bryan
2010
All The Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg
2010
Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda by Elisabeth Combres
2010
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy
2010
Blessing's Bead by Debby Dahl Edwardson
2010
Every Human Has Rights: What You Need to Know About Your Human Rights by National Geographic
2010
The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin
2010
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
2010
Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan
2010
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
2010
Stories from the Billabong by James Vance Marshall
2010
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy
2010
Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo
2010
Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli
2010
Sweethearts of Rhythm by Marilyn Nelson
2010
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
2010
After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance by Anne Sibley O'Brien
2010
Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge
2010
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins
2010
Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Story of Sustainable Farming by Jan Reynolds
2010
Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell
2010
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
2010
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Historical Fiction2009
A Difficult Boy by M. P. Barker
Historical Fiction2009
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Historical Fiction2009
The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich
Historical Fiction2009
T4 by Ann Clare LeZotte
Historical Fiction2009
Little Audrey by Ruth White
Historical Fiction2009
Ethiopian Voices: Tsion's Life by Stacy Bellward
Nonfiction (Includes Biography)2009
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden
Nonfiction (Includes Biography)2009
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin
Nonfiction (Includes Biography)2009
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
Nonfiction (Includes Biography)2009
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway
Nonfiction (Includes Biography)2009
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
Nonfiction (Includes Biography)2009
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola
Nonfiction (Includes Biography)2009
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
Picture Book2009
Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein
Picture Book2009
Silent Music by James Rumford
Picture Book2009
Snake Poems by Francisco X. Alarcon
Poetry2009
Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World by Jan Greenberg
Poetry2009
The Shepherd's Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter
Realistic Fiction2009
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Peña
Realistic Fiction2009
Listening for Crickets by David Gifaldi
Realistic Fiction2009
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Realistic Fiction2009
Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt
Realistic Fiction2009
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valérie Zenatti
Realistic Fiction2009
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
2008
New Clothes for New Year's Day by Hyun-joo Bae
2008
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat
2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
2008
Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals by Ashley Bryan
2008
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
2008
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
2008
Ballerina Dreams by Joann Ferrara
2008
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman
2008
Factory Girl by Barbara Greenwood
2008
One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II by Lita Judge
2008
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
2008
When Heaven Fell by Carolyn Marsden
2008
Harlem Summer by Walter Dean Myers
2008
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
2008
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
2008
Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
2008
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís
2008
Papi's Gift by Karen Stanton
2008
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss
2008
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
2008
Hitler's Canary by Sandi Toksvig
2008
Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells
2008
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams
2008
Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer by Bill Wise
2008
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
2007
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy
2007
I Lost My Tooth In Africa by Penda Diakité
2007
Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
2007
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman
2007
When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Times of War by Eloise Greenfield
2007
Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs
2007
Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
2007
Up Before Daybreak: Cotton And People In America by Deborah Hopkinson
2007
The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela: A Tale from Africa by Cristina Kessler
2007
Selvakumar Knew Better by Virginia Kroll
2007
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai
2007
Sold by Patricia McCormick
2007
Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon
2007
Porch Lies by Patricia McKissack
2007
Jazz by Walter Dean Myers
2007
Night Boat to Freedom by Margot Theis Raven
2007
The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin
2007
Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together by Herb Shoveller
2007
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom by Tim Tingle
2007
Dear Mr. Rosenwald by Carole Boston Weatherford
2007
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
2007
Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop
2007
Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben
2007
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2007
The Story of My Life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky by Farah Ahmedi
2006
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
2006
Sawdust Carpets by Amelia Lau Carling
2006
Sweetgrass Basket by Marlene Carvell
2006
Mama Panya's Pancakes by Mary Chamberlin
2006
Shanghai Messenger by Andrea Cheng
2006
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
2006
I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's List Survivor by Laura Hillman
2006
Goha The Wise Fool by Denys Johnson-Davies
2006
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students by Suzanne Jurmain
2006
Memories of Survival by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
2006
The Old African by Julius Lester
2006
Hidden Child by Isaac Millman
2006
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
2006
Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park
2006
The School is Not White!: A True Story of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport
2006
José!: Born to Dance: The Story of José Limón by Susanna Reich
2006
My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World by Margriet Ruurs
2006
Kamishibai Man by Allen Say
2006
Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples
2006
Double Crossing by Eve Tal
2006
A Negro League Scrapbook by Carole Boston Weatherford
2006
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams
2006
Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson
2006
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story by Paula Yoo
2006
The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey by Demi
Folklore2005
Three-Minute Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald
Folklore2005
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
Nonfiction: Informational Books & Biographies2005
Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History Of The Harlem Renaissance by Laban Carrick Hill
Nonfiction: Informational Books & Biographies2005
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Nonfiction: Informational Books & Biographies2005
Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy by Andrea Warren
Nonfiction: Informational Books & Biographies2005
Rattlesnake Mesa: Stories from a Native American Childhood by EdNah New Rider Weber
Nonfiction: Informational Books & Biographies2005
Henry and the Kite Dragon by Bruce Edward Hall
Picture Books (Historical Fiction)2005
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Picture Books (Historical Fiction)2005
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Picture Books (Historical Fiction)2005
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Picture Books (Historical Fiction)2005
My Name Was Hussein by Hristo Kyuchukov
Picture Books (Realistic Fiction)2005
Circle Unbroken by Margot Theis Raven
Picture Books (Realistic Fiction)2005
César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Poetry2005
Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices by Walter Dean Myers
Poetry2005
Daniel Half-Human by David Chotjewitz
Realistic Fiction2005
The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale
Realistic Fiction2005
Our Secret, Siri Aang by Cristina Kessler
Realistic Fiction2005
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Realistic Fiction2005
Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen
Realistic Fiction2005
Nothing Here But Stones: A Jewish Pioneer Story by Nancy Oswald
Realistic Fiction2005
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Realistic Fiction2005
Face Relations: 11 Stories about Seeing beyond Color by Marilyn Singer
Realistic Fiction2005
Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
Realistic Fiction2005
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