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In Your Hands
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|September 12, 2017

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A black mother expresses the many hopes and dreams she has for her child in this powerful picture book masterpiece that’s perfect for gift-giving. When you are a newborn, I hold your hand and study your face. I cradle you as you drift to sleep. But I know…
Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library
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|September 12, 2017

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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, authors, and…
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…
Leontyne Price: Voice Of A Century
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|December 23, 2014

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A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.   Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have grown up singing the blues. But Leontyne had big…
Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found The Faces Of The Depression

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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…
Birmingham, 1963
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|September 1, 2007

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A poetic tribute to the victims of the racially motivated church bombing that served as a seminal event in the struggle for civil rights. In 1963, the eyes of the world were on Birmingham, Alabama, a flashpoint for the civil rights movement. Birmingham was one of…
Obama: Only in America
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|June 3, 2014

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From birth to getting elected as president, a biography told in lyrical prose.… From his childhood in Indonesia to his teenage years in Hawaii, from his father’s homeland of Kenya to the halls of Harvard Law School and, later, the South Side of…
Freedom in Congo Square
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|January 5, 2016

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2017 Caldecott Honor 2017 Coretta Scott King Honor 2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award  A 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated Book  This poetic, nonfiction story about a little-known piece of African American history captures a human’s capacity to find…
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins

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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…
A Negro League Scrapbook

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Imagine that you are an outstanding baseball player but banned from the major leagues. Imagine that you are breaking records but the world ignores your achievements. Imagine having a dream but no chance to make that dream come true. This is what life was like for…
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
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|May 3, 2016

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Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford’s innovative history in verse celebrates the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier. I WANT YOU! says the poster of Uncle Sam. But…
Before John Was A Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

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Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean…
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