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Brewster, Joe

Summary: Seeks to explain the reasons behind the "achievement gap" in African-American boys, a divide that shows up in test scores, emotional development, and social outlook.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.829 BRE

Brinkley, Jamel

Summary: In the nine expansive, searching stories of A lucky man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BRI

Baldwin, James

Summary: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood. This new edition includes a foreword by Baldwin's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Summary: The final season of the Boondocks finds Granddad, Huey and Riley neck deep in all kinds of new trouble as money woes lead to desperate measures. From breaking bad in an RV chem-lab to senior citizen street fights, times have never been wilder in the sleepy suburbs of Woodcrest.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BOO

Summary: When his new album tanks, Thugnificent is faced with the horror of getting a real job, and Ruckus finds his musical soulmate in famed racist country-western singer Jimmy Rebel. After a checkup, Granddad meets a young black woman who asks him out on a date, but the only person who can spoil Granddad's new romance is Granddad, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Music Home Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BOO

Schroff, Laura

Summary: Eleven-year-old Maurice must beg for change in order to eat, but when Laura stops to help, they begin a years-long friendship that gives each a new perspective and hope. Includes a list of suggested acts of kindness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SCH

Schroff, Laura.

Summary: Shares the inspiring story of the author's first Christmas spent with Maurice, a poor young boy she met on the street, during which the boy gave her a cherished toy to demonstrate how much he valued their friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Seasonal Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 921 SCH

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SCH

Craft, Jerry

Summary: "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 turns out to be one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Battle of the Books Display, Call number: J PA FIC CRA

Perry, Imani

Summary: "Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love--finding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERRY, IMANI PER

Barnes, Derrick D.

Summary: Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden, An Agate imprint 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BAR

Asim, Jabari

Summary: John Lewis wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE PRE

Bendis, Brian Michael

Summary: "Bombshell is back, and young heroes are debuting all across the city - including Cloak & Dagger and Ultimate Power Pack. But can Miles continue on being Spider-Man after everything that's happened, or will tragedy force him to quit? Cloak & Dagger try to bring Miles back into the super hero fold, but when Miles comes face-to-face with the evil of Roxxon, he makes his final decision. Roxxon...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marvel Worldwide 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 SPI

Asim, Jabari

Summary: John Lewis wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: JE CD Fiction Asim 2017

Barnes, Rodney

Summary: Quinton West went from being a small guy getting beaten up to a small guy with the superpower of invulnerability. To supplement his only superpower, he realizes he can use his hobby of creating Rube Goldberg devices to outsmart opponents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group, LLC 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 BAR

Callender, Kacen

Summary: "In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CAL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC CAL

Bandy, Michael S.

Summary: "On his first train ride, Michael meets a new friend from the 'whites only' car, but finds they can hang together for only part of the trip, in the last story in a trilogy about the author's life growing up in the segregated South"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BAN

Bigsby, C. W. E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIG

Schroff, Laura.

Summary: He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But something made her turn around and go back. They met nearly every week for years, and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 SCH

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHROFF, LAURA L SCH

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Sch

Bohjalian, Chris

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The devastating loss of their twin daughters in a flash flood turns the lives of Terry and Laura Sheldon upside down as their marriage is tested by grief, Terry's brief love affair, and their growing relationship with their foster child, a ten-year-old African American boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shaye Areheart Books 2002

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BOH

Bohjalian, Chris

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOH

Summary: Follows a group of 12-year-old boys from the most violent ghettos of Baltimore to the Baraka School, an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, where children live by strict guidelines, yet are given the freedom to grow.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: ThinkFilm 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BOY

Crowe, Chris.

Summary: Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Phyllis Fogelman Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 CRO

Crowe, Chris

Summary: "Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and the lasting impact of his death"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Speak 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 364 CRO

Smiley, Tavis

Summary: Examines the increasing high school dropout rate of African-American teenage males, looking at contributing factors such as generational poverty, lack of positive male role models, poor urban school conditions, and low expectations for students, and explores ways to try to reverse the trend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TOO

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