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Product Type: Books
Age: Late Elementary School Years
Categories: History

 


2001 Awards
Liberty
((by Lynn Curlee), Atheneum $18 Score:) It is hard to imagine a time when Lady Liberty was not standing in New York's harbor. As in his award winning book, Rushmore, Curlee documents the long years of effort it took to raise the funds and build the colossal statue-a gem of a book about a national treasure. 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2000 Awards
Discoveries Series
(various authors, DK $14.95 Score:) For young people who have any interest in history, these books should help make the past come alive. The volumes give both the contexts of their period and graphic details. They are lively explorations of both everyday life and the overall picture. Their newest are Alexander the Great and Everest. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Awards
Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers
(by Karen Winnick, Boyds Mills $7.99 Score:) Based on a true story, a small girl writes a letter to Abe Lincoln suggesting that he grow whiskers. He stops on his way to Washington after his election to thank her for her letter and to show off his whiskers. May inspire some young letter writers. 5–9

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!
(by Shana Corey/illus. by Chesley McLaren, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Amelia Bloomer (a friend of Elizabeth Cady Stanton) was a rebel who believed that most rules for being a proper woman were foolish. She had the courage to change the kinds of clothes she wore and left her name and mark on the women's rights movement. 5–9.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Inside the Hindenburg
(by Mireille Majoor/illus. by Ken Marschall, Little Brown $18.95 Score:) An oversized book to match the scope of the subject—the largest object ever to fly. Breathtaking cutaways give readers a sense of what this gone-but-not-forgotten way of travel must have been like. Also very well done on the same subject, The Hindenburg (by Patrick O'Brien, Henry Holt ). 8 and up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2002 Awards
The War Within
(by Carol Matas, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) During the Civil War General U.S. Grant signed an order that forced southern Jews in areas he occupied to leave their homes and possessions. Told through the eyes of a13 year old girl who never questioned slavery or her acceptance of racial injustice, this is a fascinating and little known story.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Awards
Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, A Chinese Miner
(by Lawrence Yep , Scholastic $10.95 Score:) Yep paints a memorable picture of what it was like to be a Chinese immigrant during the days of the Gold Rush. He has crafted a moving story of a boy's loyalty to the family he must leave and the larger family he finds. Also recommended: Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles, by Kathryn Lasky, 8-14.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Goin' Someplace Special
(by Patricia C. McKissack/illus. by Jerry Pinkney, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) 'Tricia Ann's grandmother allows her to go downtown alone to her someplace special - place where everyone is welcome. But getting there is not easy in the Jim Crow South, when people of color could not sit where they pleased on the bus or park bench, in the movies, or a restaurant. What was the one special palace in Nashville where those rules were overruled? The public library.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Good Fight
(by Stephen E. Ambrose, Simon & Schuster $19.95 Score:) Subtitled How World War II was won, historian Ambrose uses black and white photos of the significant events of WWII as the backdrop to this chronicle of major events. A handsome volume for young history buffs.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Brooklyn Bridge
(by Lynn Curlee, Atheneum $18 Score:) Once again Lynn Curlee wears the hats of both art historian and fine artist to orchestrate a fascinating story with stunning images. His history of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge is heavier on text than his award-winning Rushmore, but no less fascinating.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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