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Long Day November by Ernest J. Gaines and Gaines Jr

Published 3 June 1985


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Huggy Bean by Linda Cousins

Published 1 December 1992


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Who's Jim Hines? by Jean Alicia Elster

Published 30 August 2008


Who's Jim Hines? is a story based on real events about Douglas Ford Jr., a twelve-year-old African American boy growing up in Detroit in the 1930s. Doug's father owns the Douglas Ford Wood Company, and Doug usually helps his dad around the scrap wood yard located in the side lot next to their house. But after Doug loses his school textbooks one day he is faced with the prospect of paying for new books and must join his father in the backbreaking work of delivering wood throughout the city and su...

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Jackie and Me by Tania Grossinger

Published 15 February 2013


Thirteen-year-old Tania Grossinger lives in the famous Grossinger hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains, but she doesn't feel like a real Grossinger; her cousins own the hotel, and Tania often feels like she doesn't belong. Lots of celebrities come to Grossinger's, but Tania just wants to meet one man: Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League baseball. When Jackie stays at Grossinger's on vacation, he hears that Tania is a terrific ping-pong player. Jackie invites the yo...

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Leo Loves Baby Time by Anna McQuinn

Published 1 January 2014


This bright, cheerful look at a day in the life of a child of color will bring smiles to faces and laughs to little voices!  On Wednesdays, Leo and his mom go to Baby Time. There he plays peek-a-boo; sings the rolly song, the happy song, and the name song; plays with animals; and meets new friends. The Baby Time activities featured in Leo Loves Baby Time will be familiar to children and parents and are presented in bright, vibrant colors that will draw the attention of the youngest readers.

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Extra Innings by Robert Peck

Published 6 March 2001


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Double Dutch by Sharon M Draper

Published 1 January 2002


A young girl who loves Double Dutch is caught in the crossfire of the secrets she, her best friend, and the school bullies are keeping in this emotional middle grade novel. Delia loves Double Dutch more than just about anything, and she's really good at it-so good she and her teammates have a shot at winning the World Double Dutch Championships. Delia would die if she couldn't jump-but she's hiding something could keep her off the team next year. Delia's friend Randy has a secret too, one tha...

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Dust from Old Bones by Sandra Forrester

Published 25 August 1999


The diary entries of thirteen-year-old Simone Agneau, a child of mixed African and European ancestry, reflect the peculiar caste system in Louisiana before the Civil War.

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Jason & Kyra by Dana Davidson

Published 10 May 2004

Young Adult

Handsome and popular Jason tries to come to terms with his irascible, often absent father and his growing attraction to the quiet, studious Kyra.

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Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham

Published 7 January 2010

Young Adult

Ludelphia Bennett, a determined, ten-year-old African American girl in 1932 Gee's Bend, Alabama, leaves home in an effort to find medical help for her sick mother, and she recounts her ensuing adventures in a quilt she is making.

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1997 marks the 50th anniversary of Misty of Chincoteague, the Newbery Honor-winning book that launched Marguerite Henry's career. Now one of America's most revered children's authors, Ms. Henry is still writing. She has gathered an enormous following, and has received innumerable awards, including another Newbery Honor in 1954 for Justin Morgan Had a Horse, and the Newbery Medal in 1948 for King of the Wind. Ms. Henry's books appeal not only to horse-lovers, but to all children.We honor the Gold...

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Tales of an Ashanti Father by P. Appiah

Published 1 December 1989