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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

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

Wright, Marguerite A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jossey-Bass 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.82 WRI

Perkins, Useni Eugene

Summary: Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are? Do you know you can be, What you want to be, If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG PER

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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

Bridges, Ruby

Summary: "When Ruby Bridges was six years old, she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. Told in the perspective of her six year old self and based on the pivotal events that happened in 1960, Ruby tells her story like never before. Embracing her name and learning that even at six years old she was able to pave the path for future generations, this is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2022

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Ribke, Simone T.

Summary: A biography on Ruby Bridges and how she stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisiana's school system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRI

Bridges, Ruby

Summary: Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges--who, at the age of six, was the first African American to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans--shares her story through text and historical photographs, offering a powerful call to action.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BRIDGES BRI

Barnes, Derrick

Summary: "Let's hear it for everything that makes you the amazing, awesome, inspiring kid that you are... Your curiosity and creativity. Your bravery and kindness. Your sense of humor and fun. Your ability to get up again when you get knocked down. Your way of helping others. Yeah--you are all that and more! You are every good thing that makes the world go round. So go ahead and show us your...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2022

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Lucas, Chad

Summary: When things in their town keep getting stranger and stranger, Bones Malone and Kyle Specks team up to solve this mystery, which forces them to face their worst nightmares as they search for the truth.--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2022

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Lucas, Chad

Summary: Bones Malone feels like he can't do anything right in his new small town, and things are getting weird. His mom is acting like a zombie, and he and his brothers have started to have the exact same dreams. Kyle Specks feels like he never knows what to say to people. He thinks he might be neurodivergent, but he hasn't gotten an official diagnosis yet. Even though he's scared, he can't just stand...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC LUC

Perkins, Useni Eugene, author

Summary: "A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dream big and achieve their goals"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: LB Keys/Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD PER

Hughes, Langston

Summary: "Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares...An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different life--one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Reed, Dwayne

Summary: "Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he's just a Chicago fifth grader who's small for his age and afraid to use his voice. Simon prefers to lay low at school and at home, even though he's constantly spitting rhymes in his head. But when his new teacher assigns the class an oral presentation on something that...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Reynolds, Justin A.

Summary: A new middle-grade from Justin A. Reynolds that asks: What happens when five unsupervised kids face the apocalypseunder outrageously silly circumstances? Twelve-year-old Eddie Gordon Holloway has concocted his most genius plan ever to avoid chores ... especially the dreaded L-A-UN-D-R-Y. If he can wear all the clothes he owns, he'll only have to do the laundry once during his school break. On...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Walker, Sylvia L.

Summary: Touching upon the difficulty of childhood medical hair loss, this heartwarming exploration of friendship, generosity and confidence follows Suri as she, blessed with bountiful hair, finds a way to help her new friend who has none.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WAL

Millner, Denene

Summary: The best site for thoughtful, fierce advice about parenting from a Black perspective" -Ebony For almost a decade, national parenting expert and bestselling author Denene Millner has published thought-provoking, insightful, sometimes wickedly funny commentary about motherhood on her critically acclaimed website MyBrownBaby,com. The site, hailed as a "must-read" by the New York Times, speaks to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden, an Agate imprint 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 MIL

Brown, India Hill

Summary: When eleven-year-old Iris sneaks out at night to make snow angels, she was not expecting to raise the ghost of Avery Moore, a girl her own age; but bringing to light the segregated and abandoned black cemetery seems like the perfect way to help Avery get the recognition she craves, and it will also be a good idea for the school project about the history of her small North Carolina town, where...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

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Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: The New York Times best-selling and award-winning duo present this celebration of Black and Brown babies and the happiness, gentle moments and endless love shared between children and their caregivers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc 2021

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PIN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PIN

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Summary: Features six classic stories including: The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, Pet Show!, A Letter to Amy, Apt. 3, and The Trip.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV EZR

Lyons, Kelly Starling

Summary: "Ty turns an ordinary day in the sandbox into a fun beach day. He wiggles his toes in the sand, finds seashells, builds a castle, and splashes in the ocean. When his neighbor's beach ball flies into his backyard, Ty learns that a beach day is even better with a friend"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR GREEN LYO

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LYO

Summary: "When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2000

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

Williams, Schele

Summary: "Your story begins in Africa. Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you. Beginning in Africa before 1619, Your Legacy presents an unprecedentedly accessible, empowering, and proud introduction to African American history for children. While your ancestors' freedom was taken from them, their spirit was not;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 WIL

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 WIL

Tatum, Beverly Daniel

Summary: "The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 TAT

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