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Milton Meltzer

(2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award)

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award was first given to its namesake in 1954 by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Between 1960 and 1980, the Wilder Award was given every five years. From 1980 to 2001, it was awarded every three years. Beginning in 2001, it has been awarded every two years. The award information was retrieved from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the UMD library are provided after the citation.

Author

Meltzer, Milton. (2004). Hear that train whistle blow! : how the railroad changed the world. New York : Random House. 385.0973 M528h 

Takes a look at the history of rail transportation, focussing on how it transformed societies from isolated communities which rarely communicated or traded into unified nations.

Meltzer, Milton. (1982). The Jewish Americans : a history in their own words, 1650-1950. New York : Crowell. 973 J595

A collection of accounts of personal experiences of Jewish Americans, taken from letters, journals, diaries, autobiographies, speeches, and other documents.

Meltzer, Milton. (1968). Langston Hughes; a biography. New York : Crowell. 921 H8938me

A biography of the Negro poet and playwright whose themes were based on his diverse ethnic and social experiences in Harlem and in the many places he traveled.

Meltzer, Milton. (1977, c1976). Never to forget : the Jews of the holocaust. New York : Dell. 940.53 M5289n

Accounts of the Holocaust, turning statistics into people telling their stories in their own words.

Meltzer, Milton. (2001). Piracy & plunder : a murderous business. (Illustrated by Bruce Waldman). New York : Dutton Children’s Books. 910.4 M528p 

Surveys the history of pirates, why and how they became thieves and killers, the lives they led on sea and on land, the harm they did, and the fates they suffered.

Meltzer, Milton. (1977, c1976). Taking root : Jewish immigrants in America. New York : Dell. 940.53 M528t 

Discusses the historical reasons for the Jewish migration to America in the nineteenth and early twentieth century and the accompanying problems of the journey and their adjustment here in the face of prejudice and intolerable living and working conditions.

Meltzer, Milton. (2003, c1998). Ten queens : portraits of women of power. (Illustrated by Bethanne Andersen). New York : Dutton Children’s Books. 920.72 M528t

Esther -- Cleopatra -- Boudicca -- Zenobia -- Eleanor of Acquitaine -- Isabel of Spain -- Elizabeth I -- Christina of Sweden -- Maria Theresa -- Catherine the Great.

Meltzer, Milton. (2001). There comes a time: the struggle for civil rights. New York : Random House. 973 M528t

Presents an overview of the events in African American history that culminated in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s and represented a striving for equal rights.
 

Author Information

Milton Meltzer (1915- ). (2002). In Something about the author (Vol. 128, pp. 171-179). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Milton Meltzer (1915- ). (2002). In Something about the author (Vol. 124, pp. 132-149). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Milton Meltzer (1915- ). (1995). In Something about the author (Vol. 80, pp. 152-158). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Milton Meltzer (1915- ). (1988). In Something about the author (Vol. 50, pp. 140-151). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Milton Meltzer (1915- ). (1971). In Something about the author (Vol. 1, pp. 156-158). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Milton Meltzer (1915- ). (1986). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 1, pp. 203-222). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.
 

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