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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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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
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
Brave Harriet
(by Marissa Moss/illus. by C.F. Payne, Harcourt $16 Score:) Even before Lindbergh or Earhart there were daring young pilots in open-air contraptions. One of those brave souls was Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license and first to fly the English Channel, in 1912. Never heard of her? May be because her flight was on the same day that the Titanic sank!

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

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2002 Award
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
(by Barbara Kerley/illus. by Brian Selznick, Atheneum $19.95 Score:) It may be hard to imagine a time when few people knew what dinosaurs looked like. Yet in Victorian times, only a handful of scientists knew anything about dinosaurs. This is the little-known story of Waterhouse Hawkins, who dedicated his life to building models and paintings that informed and excited the public in England and the United States.

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

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2002 Award
The Chimpanzees I Love
(by Jane Goodall, Scholastic $17.95 Score:) Renowned for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, Goodall recounts her experiences in an engaging narrative with interesting photographs of her adventures An inspiring story.

Age: Early School Years,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
Davy Crockett Saves the World
(by Rosalyn Schanzer, HarperCollins $16.95 Score:) An outlandish and amusing tall tale. Inspired by the almanacs about the real Davy Crockett, this bigger-than-life tale features young Davy saving earth from a collision with Halley's Comet!

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

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2002 Award
The Orphan Singer
(by Emily Arnold McCully, Scholastic Inc. $16.95 Score:) A poor Venetian family gives up their only daughter to a special orphanage, where they know she will be given musical training they cannot afford. Through the years her family is always there, although they cannot reveal their connection. One week, when they do not arrive, Catarina chances everything to be with them. A tender work of historic fiction about loyalty and love.

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

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2002 Award
Oranges on Golden Mountain
(by Elizabeth Partridge/illus. by Aki Sogabe, Penguin $16.99 Score:) Handsome cut-paper art adds much to this story of a Chinese boy who comes to America to work with his uncle on "Golden Mountain" in the 1800s. He brings with him branches from his mother's orchard which bloom in time, like his life in a new land.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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