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Springfield, IL 62704

LEC Receives We The People Bookshelf for the Third Year

April 7, 2008

The Lawrence Memorial Library is one of 3,000 libraries selected to receive the We the People "Created Equal" Bookshelf. The books and other materials will be on their way to the library shortly. This is the third year in a row that we have given this award!

NEH is grateful to the United States Congress for its strong support of this program, and they are alerting the Senators and member of United States House of Representatives that the Lawrence Memorial Library has received this award.

Since it was so successful this past year during the past two school years, Michele Romence plans to implement another reading program during the lunch hour in the library. "I am very proud that our library can be a part of this wonderful reading incentive program," said Principal Kathi Lee.

This is the list of the titles of the books that the library will be receiving and the reading levels.

Reading Level 0 to 3
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
Pink y Say by Patricia Polacco (translated by Alejandra Lopez Varela)

Reading Level 4 to 6
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson (translated by Rosa Benavides)

Reading Level 7 to 8
Saturnalia by Paul Fleishman
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman
Abraham Lincoln the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches And Letters edited by Harold Holzer
Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez
Senderos Fronterizos: Breaking Through Spanish Edition by Francisco Jiménez

Reading Level 9 to 12
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober
That All People May Be One People, Send Rain to Wash the Face of the Earth by Nez Perce Chief Joseph
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Flores Para Algernon by Daniel Keyes (translated by Paz Barroso)
Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography by William Lee Miller
Amistad: A Novel by David Pesci

History in a Box Kit on Abraham Lincoln
This kit, developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, contains a resource book (print and CD formats), DVD, interactive CD-ROM, and posters, featuring primary source documents, photographs, artwork, maps, songs, and other teaching resources.