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Product Type: Books
Age: Early 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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2001 Award
Meet My Grandmother: She's a Supreme Court Justice
(by Lisa T. McElroy, Millbrook $7.95 Score:) A photo essay about the first woman Justice of the Supreme Court. Told through the eyes of her granddaughter, this is one of a series. Each book is told by a young person with connections to the adult featured. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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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
Radio Rescue
(by Lynne Barasch, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) Kids who are growing up with email and instant messages may be fascinated by this story of a 12-year-old boy who became a ham operator and a hero back in the '20s when making a long distance call could take hours. 7 and up.

Age: Early 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 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
Joining the Boston Tea Party
(by Diane Stanley/illus. by Holly Berry, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Liz, Lenny, and their grandma go time traveling again in this lively trip to the Boston Tea Party. Told with both straight prose and cartoon balloons, this is full of humor and solid information. A kind of Magic School Bus to history without the bus.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
What You Never Knew About Tubs, Toliets, & Showers
(by Patricia Laubert/illus. by John Manders, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) Here's a hilarious history of how bathrooms have evolved through the ages from Greek and Roman times to the present. This title will surely spark a lively conversation. A worthy sequel to Fingers, Forks, & Chopsticks.

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

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