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2000

Through My Eyes

by Lundell, Margo and Bridges, Ruby

Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.

Molly Bannaky, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet

by Mcgill, Alice

1999

Bat 6

by Wolff, Virginia Euwer

The Bat 6 is the big annual softball game. But this year, there's a new girl on both teams, each with a secret past which sets them on a collision course set to explode on game day. No one knows how to stop it. All they can do is watch...

Marianthe's Story, Painted Words: Marianthe's Story, Spoken Memories

by Aliki

Two separate stories in one book, the first telling of Mari's starting school in a new land, and the second describing village life in her country before she and her family left in search of a better life.

1998

Habibi

by Nye, Naomi Shihab

When 14-year-old Liyana Abboud and her family move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem and the Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.

Seven Brave Women

by Hearne, Betsy and Andersen, Bethanne

Take a journey through time as a young girl recounts the exploits of her female ancestors, seven brave women who left their imprints on the past and on her.

1997

Growing Up in Coal Country

by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

Through interviews, newspaper accounts, and other original sources, Bartoletti pieced together a picture of life in the Pennsylvania coal mines at the turn of the century.

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became The World's Fastest Woman

by Krull, Kathleen

Before Wilma was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she'd run.

1996

The Well

by Taylor, Mildred D.

During a drought, the Logan family shares their well water with their neighbors, black and white alike. But David's brother Hammer finds it hard to share with Charlie Simms, who torments them because they are black.

The Middle Passage

by Feelings, Tom

1995

Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

by Freedman, Russell

Biography of Lewis Hine, photographer and crusader to ban child labor in the 1900s.

Sitti's Secrets

by Nye, Naomi Shihab

A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village on the West Bank.

1994

Freedom's Children

by Levine, Ellen

Young Civil Rights Activists tell their own stories.

This Land Is My Land

by Littlechild, George

1993

Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti

by Temple, Frances

In the hospital after being beaten by Macoutes, seventeen-year-old Djo tells the story of his impoverished life to a young woman who, like him, has been working with the social reformer Father Aristide to fight the repression in Haiti.

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

by Ringgold, Faith

1992

Journey of the Sparrows

by Buss, Fran Leeper

Maria and her brother and sister, Salvadoran refugees, are smuggled into the United States in crates and try to eke out a living in Chicago with the help of a sympathetic family.

1991

The Big Book for Peace

by Alexander, Lloyd and Sachs, Marilyn and Lowry, Lois and Uchida, Yoshiko and Paterson, Katherine and Fritz, Jean and Babbitt, Natalie and Willard, Nancy and Livingston, Myra Cohn and Zolotow, Charlotte and Bierhorst, John and Hurd, Thacher and Kellogg, Steven and Meltzer, Milton and Walter, Mildred Pitts and George, Jean Craighead

The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard.

1990

A Long Hard Journey: The Story Of The Pullman Porter

by Mckissack, Patricia C. and Mckissack, Fredrick L.

"An exciting labor history . . . an excellent introduction to the subject". --School Library Journal. Coretta Scott King Award winner.

1989

Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

by Hamilton, Virginia

A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the fugitive slave acts.

Looking Out

by Boutis, Virginia Hamilton By Victoria

1988

Waiting for the Rain: A Novel of South Africa

by Gordon, Sheila

1987

Nobody Wants a Nuclear War

by Vigna, Judith

1986

Ain't Gonna Study War No More: The Story of America's Peace Seekers

by Meltzer, Milton

A history of those who have protested war with emphasis on the United States.

1985

The Short Life Of Sophie Scholl

by Vinke, Hermann and Aichinger, Ilse

The biography of the twenty-one year-old German student who was put to death for her anti-Nazi activities with the underground group called the White Rose.

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