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Posted on: June 15, 2020

This Book is Anti-Racist

This Book is Anti-Racist

by Tiffany Jewell; illustrated by Aurélia Durand

This book is written for the young person who doesn’t know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life. For the 14 year old who sees injustice at school and isn’t able t...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better....

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Genesis Begins Again

Genesis Begins Again

by Alicia Williams

This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself.There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about he...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

New Kid

New Kid

by Jerry Craft

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

One Crazy Summer (One Crazy Summer Series, Book 1)

One Crazy Summer

by Rita Garcia Williams

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving awa...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Ghost

Ghost

by Jason Reynolds

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Taylor

Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers.Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain th...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about a hilarious family on a road-trip at one of the most important times in America’s history. This special edition makes a perfect gift an...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

by David Barclay Moore

"The right story at the right time. . . . It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for." —The New York TimesA New York Times Notable ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Blended

Blended

by Sharon Draper

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this "timely but genuine" (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author o...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

A Good Kind of Trouble

A Good Kind of Trouble

by Lisa Moore Ramée

From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and bighearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of of Angie Thomas’s The ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Harbor Me

Harbor Me

by Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Jacqueline Woodson’s first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming ce...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Midnight without a Moon

Midnight Without a Moon

by Linda Williams Jackson

Washington Post 2017 KidsPost Summer Book Club selection!It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandpare...

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