Suzanne Li, Assistant Professor

Queens College Library


Building & Construction

Curlee, Lynn. Brooklyn Bridge. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.

Curlee, Lynn. Skyscraper. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007.

High, Linda Oatman. Under New York. New York: Holiday House, 2001.

Hopkinson, Deborah. Sky Boys:How They Built the Empire State Building. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2006.

Mann, Elizabeth.. Brooklyn Bridge: A Wonders of the World Book. New York: Miakaya Press, 1996.

Mann, Elizabeth. Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies. New York: Miakaya Press, 2003.

Neumann, Dietrich. Joe and the Skyscraper: The Empire State Building in New York City. New York: Prestel, 1999.

Severance, John B. Skyscrapers: How America Grew Up. New York: Holiday House, 2000.

Stanley, Ed. Grand Central Terminal: Gateway to New York City. New York: Mondo Publishing, 2003.


Goodman, Susan E. On This Spot: An Expedition Back Through Time. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2004.

Homberger, Eric. The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Almost 400 Years of New York City’s History. 2nd edition. New York: Holt, 2005.

Jakobsen, Kathy. My New York. New Anniversary Edition. New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2003.

Kalman, Maira. Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2002.

Marcus, Leonard. Storied City: A Children’s Book-Walking Guide to New York City. New York: Dutton, 2003.

Murphy, Jim. Blizzard! New York: Scholastic Press, 2000.

Immigration & Migration

Bial, Raymond. Tenemant: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

Hopkinson, Deborah. Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924. New York: Orchard Books,  2003.

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Three Kings Day: A Celebration at Christmastime. New York: Holiday House, 2004.

Lawrence, Jacob. The Great Migration: An American Story. New York: Museum of Modern Art, HarperCollins; Washington DC: The Phillips Collection, 1992.



Duggleby, John. Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.

Gerstein, Mordicai. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. Brookfield CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2003.

Meltzer, Milton. The Many Lives of Andrew Carnegie. New York: Franklin Watts, 1997.


Matsen, Brad. Go Wild in New York City. Washington DC: National Geographic, 2005.

Schulman, Janet. Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

Winter, Jeanette. The Tale of Pale Male: A True Story. New York: Harcourt Inc., 2007.



Blumberg, Rhoda. Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad. Washington DC: National Geographic, 1996.

Levinson, Nancy Smiler. She’s Been Working on the Railroad. New York: Lodestar Books, 1997.

McKissack, Patricia & Frederick. A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter. New York: Walker & Co., 1989.


Special Views – Picture Books

Bartone, Elisa. American Too. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1996.

Bartone, Elisa. Peppe the Lamplighter. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1993.

Dorros, Arthur. Abuela. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1991.

Gonzalez, Lucia. The Storyteller’s Candle. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 2008.

Hall, Bruce Edward. Henry and the Kite Dragon. New York:  Philomel Books, 2004.

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur. How Pizza Came to Queens. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1989.

Levinson, Riki. I Go with My Family to Grandma’s. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1986.

Lewin, Ted. Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese Take Out. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Littlesugar, Amy. Tree of Hope. New York: Philomel Books, 1999.

Mak, Kam. My Chinatown: One Year in Poems. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Nunes, Susan. The Last Dragon. New York: Clarion Books, 1995.

Prince, April Jones. Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Ringgold, Faith. Tar Beach. New York: Crown Publishers, 1991.

Sendak, Maurice. The Sign on Rosie’s Door. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960

Takabayashi, Mari. I Live in Brooklyn. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

Uhlberg, Myron. Flying Over Brooklyn. Atlanta GA: Peachtree, 1999.

Waber, Bernard. The House on East 88th Street. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.

Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss. You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998.

Woodruff, Elvira. The Memory Coat. New York: Scholastic Press, 1999.

Fiction – Chapter Books

Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. New York: Noble & Noble, 1967.

White, E.B. Stuart Little. New York: HarperCollins, 1954.


Myers, Walter Dean. Harlem. New York: Scholastic Press, 1997.

Rosten, Norman. A City Is. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2004.

Sky scrape/City scape. Selected by Jane Yolen. Honesdale PA: Boyds Mill Press, 1996.





Michelle Fraboni,
Feb 19, 2010, 9:03 AM