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The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop

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Explore the roots of rap in this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book! A generation voicing stories, hopes, and fears founds a hip-hop nation. Say holler if you hear. The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and…
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People To Freedom

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This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library

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In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history. Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked. Amid the scholars, poets,…
Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel Of Marilyn Monroe

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In a powerful novel in verse, an award-winning author offers an eye-opening look at the life of Marilyn Monroe. From the day she was born into a troubled home to her reigning days as a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe (née Norma Jeane Mortenson) lived a life…
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

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His white teacher tells her all-black class, You'll all wind up porters and waiters. What did she know? Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking…
Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found The Faces Of The Depression
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|February 28, 2017

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Before she raised her lens to take her most iconic photo, Dorothea Lange took photos of the downtrodden from bankers in once-fine suits waiting in breadlines, to former slaves, to the homeless sleeping on sidewalks. A case of polio had left her with a limp and…
Voice Of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit Of The Civil Rights Movement

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A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights. “I…
Racing Against The Odds: The Story Of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing's African-american Champion

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Wendell O. Scott made history as the only black driver to win a race in a NASCAR Grand National (now Spring Cup) division. Born in Danville, Virginia, he scrimped and saved to buy his first car, a Model T, at age fourteen. Although he "loved to turn the wheel of…
Respect: Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul
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|August 25, 2020

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From a creative team with multiple Caldecott Honors comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves. Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was…
Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream And You

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You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience. Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn…
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
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|July 4, 2017

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In this “masterful, inspiring evocation of an era” ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review), award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford “wields the power of poetry to tell [the] gripping historical story” ( Publishers Weekly , starred…
How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace

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An incredibly moving picture book biography of the man behind the hymn “Amazing Grace” and the living legacy of the song Caldecott Honor–winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison. One stormy night at…
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