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Freedom School, Yes!

By: AMY LITTLESUGAR

Price: $8.50

Publisher: PHILOMEL BOOKS - NEW YORK:

Seller ID: IM495429


Jolie has a lot to be scared about since the new Freedom School teacher, Annie, came to town. Bricks thrown through windows in the dead of night, notes filled with hate, and now a fire has burnt down the church where Annie was supposed to start teaching tomorrow Without the church, how can she possibly teach Jolie and the other townspeople about black poets and artists, historians and inventors? Unless the people themselves fight back. In this triumphant story based... View more info

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ALL DIFFERENT NOW : JUNETEENTH, THE FIRST DAY OF

By: ANGELA JOHNSON

Price: $16.19

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM220029


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Youngest Marcher

By: CYNTHIA LEVINSON

Price: $16.19

Publisher: ATHENEUM:

Seller ID: IM486313


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DREAM SOMETHING BIG

By: DIANNA HUTTS ASTON

Price: $9.00

Publisher: PUTNAM PUBLISHING GROUP@:

Seller ID: IM266620


Between 1921 and 1955, Italian immigrant Simon Rodia transformed broken glass, seashells, pottery, and a dream to "do something big" into a U.S. National Landmark. Readers watch the towers rise from his little plot of land in Watts, California, through the eyes of a fictional girl as she grows and raises her own children. Chronicled in stunningly detailed collage that mimics Rodia's found-object art, this thirty-four-year journey becomes a mesmerizing testament to persev... View more info

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GREAT MIGRATION : AN AMERICAN STORY

By: JACOB LAWRENCE

Price: $9.49

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM30757


Around the time of WWI, large numbers of African Americans began leaving their homes in the rural South in search of employment in the industrial cities of the North. In 1940, Lawrence chronicled their journey of hope in a flowing narrative sequence of paintings."This stirring picture book brings together the sixty panels of Lawrence's epic narrative Migration series, which he created in 1940-1941. They tell of the journey of African-Americans who left their homes in the... View more info

Brown Girl Dreaming

By: JACQUELINE WOODSON

Price: $10.44

Publisher: PUFFIN BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM479975


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FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD

By: JEANETTE WINTER

Price: $7.59

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM212765


Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic ... View more info

LILLIAN'S RIGHT TO VOTE : A CELEBRATION

By: JONAH WINTER

Price: $16.19

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM113016


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WHAT COLOR IS MY WORLD?

By: KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

Price: $6.64

Publisher: CANDLEWICK PRESS:

Seller ID: IM244375


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineupof little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innova... View more info

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DAVE THE POTTER

By: LABAN CARRICK HILL

Price: $16.20

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY:

Seller ID: IM82840


To us it is just dirt, the ground we walk on...But to Daveit was clay, the plain and basic stuffupon which he formed a lifeas a slave nearly 200 years ago. Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award no... View more info

BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET

By: LESA CLINE-RANSOME

Price: $16.15

Publisher: HOLIDAY HOUSE INC.:

Seller ID: IM497844


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NIGHT BOAT TO FREEDOM

By: MARGOT THEIS RAVEN

Price: $8.00

Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX INC.:

Seller ID: IM99461


When Granny Judith asks twelve-year-old Christmas John to row Molly, cook's daughter, across the river from Kentucky to the Free State of Ohio, he's terrified. Bravely, he begins the first of many journeys. Each time he returns, Granny Judith asks what color clothing his passenger wore, for she's had a dream-vision and is making a quilt from squares of these "freedom colors." When there are only two squares left, she tells him, "Dream says we got to get ourselves over th... View more info

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WARRIORS DON'T CRY

By: MELBA PATTILL BEALS

Price: $7.59

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM343833


An innocent teenager. An unexpected hero. In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, "Brown v. Board of Education, " Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's r... View more info

QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE

By: PAT ZIETLOW MILLER

Price: $15.29

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM351643


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IT'S WINGS THAT MAKE BIRDS FLY

By: SANDRA WEINER

Price: $15.00

Publisher: PANTHEON:

Seller ID: IM450619


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AT GLEASON'S GYM

By: TED LEWIN

Price: $16.16

Publisher: ROARING BROOK PRESS:

Seller ID: IM393366


A KNOCKOUT OF A BOOK about the world's most famous gym. "At Gleason's Gym the world works out. It's down on the Brooklyn waterfront just a left hook away from the Brooklyn Bridge." This spectacular book puts you smack in the middle of the action. But it's more than a book about boxing: It's about the heart of a community, and about the power of practice, perseverance, and staying true to yourself. Paintings, sketches and words by Caldecott Honor artist and former profess... View more info

BEHIND THE BACK OF THE MOUNTAIN

By: VERNA AARDEMA

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: IM457096


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