The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich. Honor Book for Older Children, 2000.
Subject/Theme: Access to education, Ages 12 to 14, Ages 9 to 12, Approaching life with self-confidence and strength, Award Year 2000, Broadening outlook to appreciate a variety of cultures, Era Mid 1800’s, Identity Native American, Identity Ojibwa, Native American’s experiences, Promoting an understanding of the role of women in society gender roles the need to overcome gender stereotypes what are healthy courageous role models of both males and females, Solving problems courageously and non-violently, Understanding human needs with compassion, Women’s rights-Overcoming sexism-Women’s roles
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata. Winner for Older Children, 2007.
Subject/Theme: Access to education, Access to water, Ages 12 to 14, Ages 9 to 12, Award Year 2007, Breaking cycles of fear, Broadening outlook to appreciate a variety of cultures, Creative art responses to social justice issues and survival, Era World War II, Homelessness, Identity Cherokee, Identity Choctaw, Identity Japanese American, Identity Mohave, Identity Mohawk, Identity Native American, Identity Ojibwa, Identity White American, Immigration, Japanese Incarceration – WWII, Overcoming prejudice, Racism in the US, Thinking creatively and humanely about injustice and conflict past or present real or fictionalized, Understanding human needs with compassion, Young people’s participation in creative solutions to the problems of war social injustice racism sexism homophobia ageism and/or concerns of the physically challenged