The Other Side of Truth

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2000

The Other Side of Truth

by Beverley Naidoo

Age: 10+

Interests: current events, politics, refugees, Africa, immigration, violence, history

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Johnny Tremain

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1944

Johnny Tremain

by Esther Forbes

Age: 9+

Interests: American history, history, American Revolution, Boston, war More

The Book Thief

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The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Age: 11 +

Interests: history, WWII, war, Germany, Jewish history, Holocaust, orphans, strong girls More

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

by Avi

Age: 9 +

Interests: history, medieval history, British history, adventure, action, violence, orphans, politics, religion

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Goggle-Eyes

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Goggle-Eyes

by Anne Fine

Age: 10+

Interests: family, divorce, single mom, politics, activism, stepfathers

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Lincoln: A Photobiography

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER -1988

Lincoln: A Photobiography

by Russell Freedman

Age: 9+

Interests: history, American history, biography, politics, war

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Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2004

Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver

retold by Martin Jenkins

illustrated by Chris Riddell

Age: 8+ (read to); 10+ (independent reading)

Interests: travel, ships, strange lands and customs, satire, adventure, humour, politics, philosophy

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The Story of Mankind

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1922

The Story of Mankind

by Hendrik Willem van Loon

Age: 12+

Interests: history

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So You Want to Be President?

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2001

So You Want to Be President?

Judith St. George, text

David Small, illustrations

Philomel Books, 2000

52 pp.

Age: 6+

Interests: American history, politics, biography

Next: another presidential biography – Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1940

Abraham Lincoln

Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

New York: Doubleday, 1939

56pp

ages 5+

Interests: American history, politics, pioneer life
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