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Stone, Nic

Summary: "For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble--and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, he's in the RV faster than he can say FREEDOM. With G'ma's old maps and a strange pamphlet called the 'Travelers' Green Book' at their side, the pair takes off on a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2020

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC STO

Wiles, Deborah

Summary: It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.--From publisher description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WIL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

Platt, Christine A.

Summary: "Papa surprises Ana & Andrew with a day trip to Harlem in New York City! They visit places where famous African American artists lived, wrote, and played during the Harlem Renaissance. On the way home, they make some art of their own!"--Page [4] of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PLA

Brown, India Hill

Summary: "Celeste knows she should be excited to spend two weeks at her grandparents' lake house with her brother, Owen, and their cousins Capri and Daisy, but she's not. Bugs, bad cell reception, and the dark waters of the lake... no thanks. On top of that, she just failed her swim test and hates being in the water--it's terrifying. But her grandparents are strong believers in their family knowing how...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

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

Platt, Christine A.

Summary: "Ana & Andrew get to start a backyard garden! They go along to the nursery to pick up peanut seedlings. While they're planting, Mama and Papa tell them about one of the first African American botanists, George Washington Carver"--Page [4] of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2021

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Platt, Christine A.

Summary: Ana & Andrew are finally old enough to play team sports! Andrew tries out for the baseball team. When he is nervous before his first game, Papa tells him to think of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play modern Major League Baseball. (Amazon).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2021

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Jones, Tayari

Summary: Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC JON

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC JON

Jones, Tayari

Summary: Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit....

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Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Audio 2018

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

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

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

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

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Jones 2018

Jones, Tayari

Summary: "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC JON

Dickey, Eric Jerome

Summary: "All is fair in love and lust in ... [this] tale of two brothers, four women, and the business of desire"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIC

Miller, Judith

Summary: "A saga of two families that portrays the harsh circumstances and intense courage displayed by African-American sharecroppers and Caucasian men as they formed the towns of Nicodemus and Hill City in the western Kansas prairie during the late nineteenth century"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House Publishers 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Mille

Jones, Tayari

Summary: "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated byforces beyond their control"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2018

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6 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC JON

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION JON

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Jones 2018

Goodman, Matthew Aaron

Summary: Struggling for survival in Queens with his crack-addicted mother, Abraham Singleton fears the loss of the family's escape from poverty when his promising basketball player uncle is arrested, in a tale that parallels the biblical story of Abraham.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2009

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Harris, Pamela N.

Summary: When you look like us-brown skin, brown eyes, black braids or fades-everyone else thinks you're trouble. No one even blinks twice over a missing black girl from public housing because she must've brought whatever happened to her upon herself. I, Jay Murphy, can admit that, for a minute, I thought my sister Nicole just got caught up with her boyfriend-a drug dealer-and his friends. But she's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HAR

McMillan, Terry.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCM

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

Walker, David

Summary: "Monster-hunting has been the Sangerye family business for generations as they battle the jinoo - hideous creatures born out of hate and racism. But now the Sangeryes face a different threat -- the deadly inzondo, a new kind of monster born out of grief and trauma. With one of their own turning into an inzondo and an army of tortured souls on the attack in 1920s Harlem, the Sangerye family must...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 BIT

Stringfellow, Tara M.

Summary: "In the summer of 1995, ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father's violence to the only place they have left: her mother's ancestral home in Memphis. Half a century ago, Joan's grandfather built this majestic house for her grandmother--only to be lynched, days after becoming the first Black detective in Memphis, by his all-white police squad. This wasn't the first...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STR

Woodfolk, Ashley

Summary: "Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. Lux Lawson is on a spree. Ever since her dad left, she's been kicked out of every school that would take her, and this is her last chance: Harlem's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WOO

Thomas, Angie.

Summary: Maverick feels strongly about family ties, making choices he feels necessary to help support his mom while his King father serves time, and leave him literally holding his son in a doctor's waiting room after he gets paternity test results back and his babymomma ghosts. Now the child he's raising is impacting the lives of his family and his girlfriend, and the gang life he led to support them...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC THO

Cha, Steph.

Summary: In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy. She's distraught that her sister hasn't spoken to their mother in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Conner, M. Shelly

Summary: "Eve Mann arrives in Ideal, Georgia, in 1972 looking for answers about the mother who died giving her life. A mother named Mercy. A mother who for all of Eve's twenty-two years has been a mystery and a quest. Eve's search for her mother, and the father she never knew, is a mission to discover her identity, her name, her people, and her home. Eve's questions and longing launch a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CON

Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that restores his mind, and he uses his last days--shortened now by the medical experiment--to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2010

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Gray, Anissa

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Summary: The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you. The Butler family has had their share of trials, as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest, but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gray 2019

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