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Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears
Aardema, Verna

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A mosquito tells a lie and gets into big trouble! And reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz. SC.


Amazing Grace
Hoffman, Mary

$23.84 $8.69

Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.


I Love My Hair!
Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia

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Every night before she goes to bed, Keyana sits down between her mother's knees to have her hair combed. But no matter how gently Mama pulls, it sometimes still hurts! Keyana doesn't feel lucky to have such a head of hair, but Mama tells her she is because she can wear it any way she chooses. Nat...


The Big Bed
Laditan, Bunmi

$22.50 $8.69

The Big Bed is a humorous picture book about a girl who doesn't want to sleep in her little bed, so she presents her dad with his own bed - a camping cot! - in order to move herself into her parents' big bed in his place. A twist on the classic parental struggle of not letting kids sleep in their...


Freedom On The Menu (The Greensboro Sit-Ins)
Weatherford, Carole Boston

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There were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, she realizes that things may soon change. This event sparks a moveme...


Ron's Big Mission
Blue, Rose

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One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of being a pilot one day, walks into the Lake City, South Carolina, public library and insists on checking out some books, despite the rule that only white people can have library cards. Includes facts about McNair, who grew up to be a...


Follow The Drinking Gourd
Winter, Jeanette

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It sounded like a simple folk song sung by slaves, but it was really a map to freedom - for hidden in the lyrics were directions to the escape route known as the Underground Railroad. In glowing paintings that evoke the American folk tradition and a simple text inspired by slave narratives, Jeane...


Sweet Clara And The Freedom Quilt
Hopkinson, Deborah

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Clara, a slave and seamstress on Home Plantation, knows that the Underground Railroad can lead her to freedom. The only problem is, How to find it? By piecing together scraps of cloth with scraps of information gathered from the other slaves, she fashions a map so secret that even the master won'...


Wind Flyers
Johnson, Angela

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Three-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long invite readers to ponder a band of undercelebrated World War II heroes - the Tuskegee Airmen. With fleeting prose and transcendent imagery, this book by the masterful author/art...


A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream
Dempsey, Kristy

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Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don’t always come true - they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come b...


Under the Quilt of Night
Hopkinson, Deborah

$10.59 $5.19

Tells of one girl's escape from slavery into freedom via the Underground Railroad, through treacherous terrain and under cover of darkness, in order to reach a home where a special quilt hangs to show that she has reached a safe destination.


January's Sparrow
Polacco, Patricia

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In the middle of the night, The Crosswhites - including young Sadie - must flee the Kentucky plantation they work on. Dear January has been beaten and killed by the plantation master, and they fear who may be next. But Sadie must leave behind her most valuable possession, the wooden sparrow carve...


How to Trick the Tooth Fairy
Russell, Erin Danielle

$23.99 $6.59

Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster!But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usua...


In Your Hands
Weatherford, Carole Boston

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A prayer from mother to son that he will always be in safe hands.


Li'l Dan The Drummer Boy
Bearden, Romare

$29.50 $8.69

When a company of black Union soldiers tells Li'l Dan that he is no longer a slave, he follows them, and uses his beloved drum to save them from attack. Includes a CD read by Maya Angelou.


Harlem Renaissance Party
Ringgold, Faith

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Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Harlem Renaissance when Lonnie and his uncle Bates go back to Harlem in the 1920s. Along the way, they meet famous writers, musicians, artists, and athletes, from Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois to Jose...


Ellen's Broom
Lyons, Kelly Starling

$22.52 $8.69

A young girl learns a new meaning for freedom during the time of Reconstruction Ellen always knew the broom resting above the hearth was special. Before it was legal for her mother and father to officially be married, the broom was what made them a family anyway. But now all former slaves who ha...


Home Place
Dragonwagon, Crescent

$22.52 $9.39

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From Miss Ida's Porch
Belton, Sandra

$9.99 $4.39

Two African-American girls are treated to a cluster of personal reminiscences and true stories about Duke Ellington and Marian Anderson during the nightly gathering of the families of Church Street on Miss Ida's porch.


Gloria's Way
Cameron, Ann

$6.99 $2.99

Gloria shares special times with her mother and father and with her friends Julian, Huey, and Latisha. Ages 9-12.


A Band Of Angels: A Story Inspired By The Jubilee Singers
Hopkinson, Deborah

$9.99 $5.79

The daughter of a slave forms a gospel singing group and goes on tour to raise money to save Fisk University. Ages 5-9


Voices Fom the Underground Railroad
Winters, Kay

$25.17 $5.79

It's the 1850s and enslaved siblings Jeb and Mattie are about the make a break for freedom. The pair travel north from Maryland to New Bedford, Massachusetts along the Underground Railroad. Each spread tells about a step of their journey through a poem in the first person perspective. The main an...


The Nutcracker in Harlem
McMorrow, T. E.

$25.04 $10.89

Set in New York City during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, this jazz-inspired reinvention of The Nutcracker is a worthy tribute to the dreamlike wonder and magic of the Christmas season.


Harlem Renaissance Party
Ringgold, Faith

$25.04 $7.29

Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Harlem Renaissance when Lonnie and his uncle Bates go back to Harlem in the 1920s. Along the way, they meet famous writers, musicians, artists, and athletes, from Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois to Jose...


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