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

 


2004 Award
Luba, the Angel of Bergen-Belsen
(as told to M. R. McCann by Luba Tryszynska-Frederi, Tricycle Press $16.98 Score:) In the literature of the Holocaust, few stories have as happy an ending as this true and moving story of a courageous woman who saved fifty-four children right under the eyes of her Nazi keepers. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Rome in Spectacular Cross-Section
(by Andrew Solway/illus. by Stephen Biesty, Scholastic $18.95 Score:) Welcome to Rome of A. D. 128! See the chariot races, the wild animals at the Circus Maximus, and experience the excitement of a day in the life of Tutus Cotta Maximus. A book rich in visual details to transport young history buffs to another time and place. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Girl Wonder
(by Deborah Hopkinson/illus. by Terry Widener, Atheneum $16.98 Score:) Based on the life of Alta Weiss, who was determined to play baseball. A spirited story of a rugged individual who didnít let being female get in the way of her ambition to play ball, and later become a doctor. 5Ė8.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
My New York
(by Kathy Jakobsen, Little Brown $18.95 Score:) Ten years ago this marvelous folkart tour of New York City made our top picks of the year list. Now it has been updated Ė a perfect example of making a good thing better. We have to admit we are totally biased when it comes to our home to wn. Giant gatefolds open for panoramic views of the Empire State building and then the view from above. There is Radio City Music Hall complete with Rockettes, the Thanksgiving Parade, Fourth of July, Rockefeller Center at Christmas and Times Square on New Years Eve. A feast for the eyes ! Whether you have visited or are planning a visit, this gem takes you to all the landmarks that children will want to visit or recall. The revised edition shows the site of the World Trade Center on the map and in the final dedication page. This came too late for our 2004 book, but it is bound to be around for years to come. We are looking forward to seeing the Christmas edition. All Ages.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Ansel Adams
(by Beverly Cherman, Little Brown $19.95 Score:) Donít be surprised if your child asks for a camera after enjoying this book. Cherman has created a very approachable biography for children of this legendary American photographer whose view of the natural world brought majesty to an art form. Each chapter is peppered with Adamís breathtaking work and stories about his life that shaped his art. If your child already has the photography bug, Chermanís book will be an inspiration. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Theodore Roosevelt: Champion of the American Spirit
(by Betsy Harvey Kraft, Clarion $19 Score:) A lively and totally engrossing biography of Theodore Roosevelt, xx President of the Untied States. Kraft, a grand storyteller, uses letters, journals, memoirs and newspaper accounts to give young readers a rich introduction to the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, pioneered for preserving the wilderness, fought for reforms in industry and remains one of the larger than life leaders of his time. Handsomely designed with photos, drawings, and letters. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
First To Fly
(by Peter Busby/illus. By David Craig, Crown $19.95 Score:) Busby tells the story of how the Wright brothers invented the airplane in a very crisp and linear style. Though this looks like a picture book, it is designed for older readers. His account makes these historic figures come to life as young boys who were fascinated by a helicopter toy their father game them in 1878 and moves on through their trial and error years of building and testing their flying machine. The art layout is an inviting blend of Craigís paintings, photographs and artifacts from the period. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Just Like Josh Gibson
(by Angela Johnson/ illus. By Beth Peck, Simon & Schuster $15.95 Score:) This is a younger story than Mighty Jackie, the Strike-out Queen. Itís also about an African-American girl who loves to play baseball. Growing up in the 40ís it doesnít matter that she plays as well or better than most of the boys. That is, until the day when her cousin Danny hurt his arm and the All Star team needed a ninth player. Told as a memoir about Grandmama, thereís a bio of her hero, Josh Gibson, one of the giants of the Negro League who never got to play in the major league. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist
((by Lesa Cline-Ransome/ illus. By James E. Ransome, Atheneum $16.95 Score:) At the turn of the 20th Century, Marshall Taylor was a champion cyclist but one who faced the bigotry directed to young African-Americans. While others plotted to defeat him by cheating, young Taylor rode with his eye on playing fair and succeeded. In time he not only wins in the United States, he triumphs in Europe as well. This is a handsome book that celebrates Taylorís courage and determination. This is an inspiring biography that could well serve as a jumping off place for finding out more about this particular athlete or others who have overcome the ugliness of racism and bigotry. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Fight On! Mary Church Terrells Battle for Integration
(by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin, Clarion $17 Score:) Born the year that Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the daughter of slaves, Mary Church Terrell was active in civil rights all her life. She was one of the first African American women to graduate from college, was the first to be appointed to the Board of Education in the nationís capital, and was a founder of the NAACP. Nor did she give up the struggle in the 50ís to integrate the restaurants and theatres in D.C. Well into her 80ís she continued to march on picket lines and fight for the end of segregation. Right up until the end of her 90th year she continued to crusade for the ending job discrimination in Washington. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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