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  Cover Art: Number the Stars 1990
Lowry, Lois
Number the Stars
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
1989
Children's Fiction Book LOWRY
  Cover Art: Shades of Gray 1990
Reeder, Carolyn
Shades of Gray
At the end of the Civil War, twelve-year-old Will, having lost all his immediate family, reluctantly leaves his city home to live in the Virginia countryside with his aunt and the uncle he considers a traitor because he refused to take part in the war.
1989
Children's Fiction Book REEDER
  Cover Art: The Wednesday Surprise 1990
Bunting, Eve, 1928-
The Wednesday Surprise
On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.
1989
Easy Picture Book BUNTING
  Cover Art: The Middle of Somewhere:  A Story of South Africa [not in HCL] 1991
Gordon, Sheila
The Middle of Somewhere: A Story of South Africa [not in HCL]
  Cover Art: Now is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom 1992
Myers, Walter Dean
Now is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom
A history of the African-American struggle for freedom and equality, beginning with the capture of Africans in 1619, continuing through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and into the Sixties. Includes material on Abd al-Rahmen Ibrahima, James Forten, George Latimer, Dred Scott, John Brown, Ida B. Wells, Meta Vaux Warrick, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.
1991
Children's Nonfiction Book 301.45196 M
  Cover Art: Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs 1993
Lyons, Mary E.
Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs
A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842.
1992
Teen Fiction Book LYONS
  Cover Art: Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery 1994
Freedman, Russell
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery
A photobiography of the first wife of a president to have a public life and career of her own.
1993
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 R673
  Cover Art: I Hadn't Meant to Tell You this 1995
Woodson, Jacqueline
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You this
Marie, the only Black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white classmate Lena, discovers that Lena's father is doing horrible things to her in private.
1994
Teen Fiction Book WOODSON
  Cover Art: From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun 1996
Woodson, Jacqueline
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
Thirteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman.
1995
Teen Fiction Book WOODSON
  Cover Art: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 1996
Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
1995
Children's Fiction Book CURTIS
  Cover Art: Behind the Bedroom Wall 1997
Williams, Laura E.
Behind the Bedroom Wall
Ten-year-old Korinna must decide whether to report her parents to her Hitler Youth Group when she discovers that they are hiding Jews in a secret place behind Korinna's bedroom wall.
1996
Children's Fiction Book WILLIAM
  Cover Art: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child 1998
Jimenez, Francisco
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
1999
Teen Fiction Book JIMENEZ
  Cover Art: Seedfolks 1998
Fleischman, Paul
Seedfolks
One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed.
1997
Children's Fiction Book FLEISCHMA
  Cover Art: The Heart of a Chief 1999
Bruchac, Joseph
The Heart of a Chief
An eleven-year-old Penacook Indian boy living on a reservation faces his father's alcoholism, a controversy surrounding plans for a casino on a tribal island, and insensitivity toward Native Americans in his school and nearby town.
1998
Children's Fiction Book BRUCHAC
  Cover Art: No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa 1999
McKee, Tim
No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa
Twelve South African teenagers talk about growing up under apartheid and about the changes now taking place.
1998
Children's Nonfiction Book 968.065 M
  Cover Art: Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange 1999
Partridge, Elizabeth
Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange
A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers, Japanese American internees, and rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms.
1998
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 L257
  Cover Art: The Birchbark House 2000
Erdrich, Louise
The Birchbark House
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Ojibwe girl lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847 and learns about her past.
1999
Children's Fiction Book ERDRICH
  Cover Art: Kids On Strike! 2000
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Kids On Strike!
Describes the conditions and treatment that drove workers, including many children, to various strikes, from the mill workers strikes in 1828 and 1836 and the coal strikes at the turn of the century to the work of Mother Jones on behalf of child workers.
1999
Children's Nonfiction Book 331.892 B
  Cover Art: The Color of My Words 2001
Joseph, Lynn
The Color of My Words
When life gets difficult for Ana Rosa, a twelve-year-old would-be writer living in a small village in the Dominican Republic, she can depend on her older brother to make her feel better -- until the life-changing events on her thirteenth birthday.
2000
Children's Fiction Book JOSEPH
  Cover Art: Darkness Over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews 2001
Levine, Ellen.
Darkness Over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews
An account of people in Denmark who risked their lives to protect and rescue their Jewish neighbors from the Nazis during World War II.
2000
Children's Nonfiction Book 940.5315 L
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