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by Walter Mosley
Little, Brown and Company, 2005

Alia Waking

by Laura Williams McCaffrey
Clarion Books, 2003

Alice in Lace

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Atheneum, 1996

Along the Tracks

by Tamar Bergman
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991


by Laurence Yep
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001

The Angel’s Command

by Brian Jacques
Philomel Books, 2003

Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary

by Ruud van der Rot and Rian Verhoeven
Viking, 1993

The Ballad of Sir Dinadan

by Gerald Morris
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003

Belle Teal

by Ann M. Martin
Scholastic Press, 2001

Beyond the Dance

by Chan Hon Goh
Tundra Books, 2002

Bloody Jack

by L. A. Meyer
Harcourt, Inc., 2002

The Blue Roan Child

by Jamieson Findlay
Scholastic, Inc., 2004

A Boy No More

by Harry Mazer
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2004

Camellia the Bald

by E. W. Zrudlo
Coastal Carolina Press, 2001

Chasing Vermeer

by Blue Balliett
Scholastic Press, 2004

Cheat the Moon

by Patricia Hermes
Little, Brown and Company, 1998

Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries

by Laurel Holliday
Pocket Books, 1995

Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

by Susanna Reich
Clarion Books, 1999

The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev

by Linda Maybarduk
Tundra Books, 1999

Dark Water Rising

by Marian Hale
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, 2006

Days of Jubilee

by Patricia C. and Fredrick L. McKissack
Scholastic Press, 2003

Desperate Journey

by Jim Murphy
Scholastic Press, 2006


by Vicki Grove
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2000

The Devil’s Arithmetic

by Jane Yolen
Viking Kestrel, 1988

Domenic's War: A Story of the Battle of Monte Cassino

by Curtis Parkinson
Tundra Books, 2006

The Dragonfly Pool

by Eva Ibbotson
Dutton Children’s Books, 2008

Dream Freedom

by Sonia Levitin
Harcourt, Inc., 2000

Einstein: Visionary Scientist

by John B. Severance
Clarion Books, 1999

Elegy on the Death of César Chavez

by Rudolfo Anaya
Cinco Puntos Press, 2000

Esperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Scholastic Press, 2000

A Face First

by Priscilla Cummings
Dutton Children's Books, 2001

Finding Sophie

by Irene N. Watts
Tundra Books, 2002

Fiona’s Private Pages

by Robin Cruise
Harcourt, Inc., 2000

Fire Arrow

by Edith Pattou
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998

Flight to Freedom

by Ana Veciana-Suarez
Orchard Books, 2002

The Forest in the Hallway

by Gordon Smith
Clarion Books, 2006

Frightful’s Mountain

by Jean Craighead George
Dutton Children's Books, 1999

Frozen Summer

by Mary Jane Auch
Henry Holt and Company, 1998

Girl in Blue

by Ann Rinaldi
Scholastic Press, 2001

Girl of Kosovo

by Alice Mead
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

by Lloyd Alexander
Henry Holt and Company, 2007

Good Fortune

by Li Keng Wong
Peachtree Publishers, 2006

A Greater Goode

by Amy Schor Ferris
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002

The Green Glass Sea

by Ellen Klages
Viking Children’s Books, 2006

Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Book One: The Capture

by Kathryn Lasky
Scholastic Inc., 2003

Hiroshima Dreams

by Kelly Easton
Dutton Children’s Books, 2007

Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies

by Jill Wolfson
Henry Holt and Company, 2006

Hurt Go Happy

by Ginny Rorby
Starscape, 2007

I Am Rembrandt's Daughter

by Lynn Cullen
Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2007

I, Too, Sing America

by Catherine Clinton
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998

In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story

by Carolyn Meyer
Harcourt Children’s Books, 2008

Ingrid and the Wolf

by André Alexis
Tundra Books, 2005

Iron Jaw and Hummingbird

by Chris Roberson
Viking Children’s Books, 2008

Jim Ugly

by Sid Fleischman
HarperTrophy, 2003

The Joys of Love

by Madeleine L’Engle
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008

Keeping Score

by Linda Sue Park
Clarion Books, 2008


by Olga Levy Drucker
Henry Holt and Company, 1992

The King of Slippery Falls

by Sid Hite
Scholastic Press, 2004

Kofi and His Magic

by Maya Angelou
Clarkson Potter, 1996

The Land

by Mildred D. Taylor
Phyllis Fogelman Books, 2001


by Philip Reeve
Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2006

Leaving Emma

by Nancy Steele Brokaw
Clarion Books, 1999

Letters from Rifka

by Karen Hesse
Henry Holt and Company, 1992

Life As We Knew It

by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006

Little Audrey

by Ruth White
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008

Lost in the War

by Nancy Antle
Dial Books, 1998

Lost in Time

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Henry Holt and Company, 2000

Louisiana's Song

by Kerry Madden
Viking Children’s Books, 2007

Loving Will Shakespeare

by Carolyn Meyer
Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006

Making Waves

by Barbara Williams
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000

Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life

by Russell Freedman
Clarion Books, 1998

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale

by Art Spiegelman
Pantheon Books, 1991

Melanie Martin Goes Dutch

by Carol Weston
Alfred A. Knopf, 2002

Memories of Clason Point

by Kelly Sonnenfeld
Dutton Books, 1998

Mind’s Eye

by Paul Fleischman
Henry Holt and Company, 1999

Mountain Solo

by Jeanette Ingold
Harcourt, Inc., 2003

Multiple Choice

by Janet Tashjian
Henry Holt and Company, 1999

My Last Skirt: The Story of Jennie Hodgers, Union Soldier

by Lynda Durrant
Clarion Books, 2006

My Home Is Over Jordan

by Sandra Forrester
Lodestar Books, 1997

Myth Maker: J. R. R. Tolkien

by Anne E. Neimark
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996

Nothing Here But Stones

by Nancy Oswald
Henry Holt and Company, 2004

Numbering All the Bones

by Ann Rinaldi
Hyperion Books for Children, 2002

Olive’s Ocean

by Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow Books, 2003

Once Upon a Marigold

by Jean Ferris
Harcourt, Inc., 2002

One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss

by Barry Denenberg
Scholastic, Inc., 2000

The Other Side of the Island

by Allegra Goodman
Penguin Young Readers Group, 2008

Our Only May Amelia

by Jennifer Holm
HarperCollins Books, 1999

Out of the Wilderness

by Deb Vanasse
Clarion Books, 1999

Phoenix Rising

by Karen Hesse
Henry Holt & Company, 1994

Play to the Angel

by Maurine F. Dahlberg
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000

Powder Monkey

by Paul Dowswell
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, 2005

Powerful Words

by Wade Hudson
Scholastic Inc., 2004

The Princess, the Crone, and the Dung-Cart Knight

by Gerald Morris
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004

Project Mulberry

by Linda Sue Park
Clarion Books, 2005

Queen’s Own Fool

by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
Philomel Books, 2000

A Real American

by Richard Easton
Clarion Books, 2002

Red Moon at Sharpsburg

by Rosemary Wells
Viking Children’s Books, 2007

The Rhyming Season

by Edward Averett
Clarion Books, 2005

Run, Boy, Run

by Hillel Halkin
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003

Run for Your Life

by Marilyn Levy
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996


by Gordon Korman
Hyperion Books for Children, 2007

The School Story

by Andrew Clements
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2001

Seeing Lessons

by Spring Hermann
Henry Holt and Company, 1998


by Tamora Pierce
Scholastic Press, 2003

She’s Been Working on the Railroad

by Nancy Smiler Levinson
Lodestar Books, 1997

The Sight

by David Clement-Davies
Dutton Books, 2002

So B. It

by Sarah Weeks
HarperTrophy, 2005


by Jackie French Koller
Orchard Books, 2002

Starting School with an Enemy

by Elisa Carbone
Alfred A. Knopf, 1998

A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson

by Michelle Y. Green
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2002

Summer Ball

by Mike Lupica
Philomel Books, 2007

Summer Hawk

by Deborah Savage
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999


by Nancy Yi Fan
HarperCollins, 2007

Thura's Diary: My Life in Wartime Iraq

by Thura al-Windawi and Robin Bray (translator)
Viking Children's Books, 2004


by V. M. Caldwell
Milkweed Editions, 2001

Trapped Between the Lash and the Gun

by Arvella Whitmore
Dial Books, 1999

Travel Team

by Mike Lupica
Penguin Young Readers Group, 2004

The Tree of Bells

by Jean Thesman
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999


by Brian Jacques
Philomel Books, 2002

The Truth About Sparrows

by Marian Hale
Henry Holt and Company, 2004


by Jessie Haas
Greenwillow Books, 1999

Underground Man

by Milton Meltzer
Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006

An Unlikely Friendship

by Ann Rinaldi
Harcourt Children’s Books, 2007

The Vanishing Point

by Louise Hawes
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004

Virginia Lee Burton

by Barbara Elleman
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002

Visiting Miss Caples

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Dial Books, 2000

Voices of War

by Tom Wiener (Editor)
National Geographic, 2004

The Voice That Challenged a Nation

by Russell Freedman
Clarion Books, 2004

The Wanderer

by Sharon Creech
HarperCollins, 2000

The Waterless Sea

by Kate Constable
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2005

The Whale Rider

by Witi Ihimaera
Harcourt, Inc., 1987

When Mack Came Back

by Brad Strickland
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000

When the Soldiers Were Gone

by Vera W. Propp
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

by Kimberly Willis Holt
Henry Holt and Company, 1999

Where in the World

by Simon French
Peachtree Publishers, 2003

Willow and Twig

by Jean Little
Viking, 2000

The Wright 3

by Blue Balliett
Scholastic Press, 2006

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