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Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: History
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2006 Award
Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing
(by April Jones Prince/illus. by Francois Roca, Houghton Mifflin $16 Score:) We had a similar story based on true events last year. In that version the child storyteller is at the center of the story and longs to go on the newly built Brooklyn Bridge. In this one, itís P.T. Barnum who comes up with the solution. Either way, itís a great story and speaks to the fears people have of most new things. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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Brothers
(by Yin/illus. by Chris Soentpiet, Philomel $16.99 Score:) Set in San Franciscoís Chinatown, this is an immigrant story of Ming, a boy from China, who is befriended by Patrick, the son of Irish immigrants. Though Mingís older brother warns him not to venture out of Chinatown, the boy not only finds friendship, he saves the family business. Soentpietís memorable illustrations are infused with light, color, and character. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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Night Boat to Freedom
(by Margot Theis Raven/illus. by E.B. Lewis, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) Granny Judith urges 12-year-old Christmas John to take others across the river from Kentucky to Ohio and freedom under the dark moon. Each time he returns, he tells Franny the color his passengers wore, the colors of freedom. Granny uses her dye pots to make a quilt of freedom that will take them across one day. A moving story inspired by reading hundreds of slave narratives collected in the 1930s. Masterful storytelling and art are perfectly blended! 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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