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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.
Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears
A mosquito tells a lie and gets into big trouble! And reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz. SC.
Don't Touch My Hair!
Aria loves her hair. It's soft and bouncy, and grows up toward the sun like a flower.But what will Aria do when curious hands can't resist touching her curls?
Freedom On The Menu (The Greensboro Sit-Ins)
Weatherford, Carole Boston
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...
Hey Black Child
Perkins, Useni Eugene
Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, ...
Ron's Big Mission
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...
How to Trick the Tooth Fairy
Russell, Erin Danielle
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...
Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions
An alphabet book with a difference. The 26 distinct African tribal customs beautifully pictured in full color span the entire continent. Winner of the Caldecott Medal 1977.
The Big Bed
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...
Sweet Clara And The Freedom Quilt
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'...
I Love My Hair!
Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia
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...
Follow The Drinking Gourd
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...
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream
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...
Fire From The Rock
Draper, Sharon. M.
Sylvia is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in the fall of 1957, whether people like it or not. Before Sylvia makes her final decision, smoldering racial tension in the town ignites into ...
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...
It's 1947, and twelve-year-old Clyde Thomason is proud to have an older brother who guards the Freedom Train - a train that is traveling to all forty-eight states carrying the country's most important documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Clyde is chosen to ...
Various people at a backyard picnic offer their comments on a young girl's tightly curled, "nappy" hair.
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad In The Sky
With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother.
My Man Blue
Blue lost one boy to the streets and is determined that this time will be different. And Damon knows that even though he's the "man of the house, " there's room for a friend like Blue in his life. At the end of the day, Damon has someone standing steadfast in his corner. Someone true . . . like B...
The Red Rose Box
On her tenth birthday, Leah Hopper receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama's only sister, who lives in Los Angeles. It is a red rose box. Not many people in 1953 Sulphur, Louisiana, have seen such a beautiful traveling case, covered with red roses, filled with jewelry, silk be...
Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Mitchell, Margaree King
Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop. SC
A Tugging String
Greenberg, David T.
Duvy Greenberg is an ordinary twelve-year-old trying to fit in. He knows that his father, Jack, is a civil rights lawyer, but Duvy lives worlds away from Dorothy Milton, a black woman struggling to become a registered voter in Selma, Alabama. When Dorothy reaches out to Martin Luther King Jr. for...
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...
Harlem Renaissance Party
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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