Multcolib Kids Picks:4th-5th Grade--History: Real and Imagined

Zora and Me
Zora and Me By Bond, Victoria (Book - 2010 ) j BOND 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending.

Mission Control, This Is Apollo
Mission Control, This Is Apollo The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon By Chaikin, Andrew (Book - 2009 ) j 629.454 C434mi 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond.

Al Capone Does My Shirts
Al Capone Does My Shirts By Choldenko, Gennifer (Book - 2004 ) j CHOLDENKO Available in some locations

Annotation:A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 By Curtis, Christopher Paul (Book - 1995 ) j CURTIS Available in some locations

Annotation:The outrageous actions and everyday hijinks of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they visit Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Dave the Potter
Dave the Potter Artist, Poet, Slave By Hill, Laban Carrick (Book - 2010 ) j 738.092 D246h 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Dave, an enslaved potter, produced beautiful pottery and clever rhymes at a time when most African-Americans were forbidden to read.

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein By Krull, Kathleen (Book - 2009 ) j B-E34k 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This biography profiles the life and times of German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, whose contributions to the field earned him a Nobel Prize.

The New Way Things Work
The New Way Things Work By Macaulay, David (Book - 1998 ) j 600 M117n 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines. Includes new material about digital technology.

Take Me With You
Take Me With You By Marsden, Carolyn (Book - 2010 ) j MARSDEN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Raised in an Italian orphanage in the years following World War II, a biracial girl named Susanna and her best friend Pina want to be adopted but fear being separated.

Bonyo Bonyo
Bonyo Bonyo The True Story of A Brave Boy From Kenya By Oelschlager, Vanita (Book - 2010 ) j B-Bo64417o 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"'When I was a boy in Kisumu, Kenya, I only dreamed of becoming a doctor and helping the people in my village. It happened to me. Now I can give back to my people. It can happen for you. When it does, remember to give back to your people too.'"--P.[4] of cover.

Sit-in How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down By Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Book - 2010 ) j 323.1196 P6557s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Four brave friends insist on equal treatment at a Woolworths counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising By Ryan, Pam Muñoz (Book - 2000 ) j RYAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Black Jack
Black Jack The Ballad of Jack Johnson By Smith, Charles R. (Book - 2010 ) j 796.83092 J674s 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Art and poetry combine to tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion in the early part of the twentieth century.

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