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Iloh, Candice

Summary: Raised in a free-spirited home by two loving parents who encourage Cerulean to be their full self, they've got big dreams of moving cross-country to live off the grid with their friends after graduation. When a fight with a teacher spirals out of control, Cerulean impulsively drops out to avoid the punishment they fear is coming. Why wait for graduation to leave an oppressive capitalist system...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC ILO

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

Peppins, Brianna

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Novah feels like her life has been put on hold, taking care of her four younger siblings while her older sister Ariana gets to play volleyball and hang out--but when their parents are killed in a car crash Ariana and Novah will have to learn to cooperate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2023

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

Wilkins, Ebony

Summary: "When Zora grows up, she wants to be just like Aunt Bea. Aunt Bea is the best storyteller she knows! Every day after school, Zora heads to her aunt’s house, where they take out their family book and turn Aunt Bea’s kitchen into their stage. They raid Aunt Bea’s costume chest, filled with colorful garments from her acting days, and even do special voices to tell the stories of swimming coaches,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIL

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2020

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC STO

Baptist, Kelly J.

Summary: Ebony and De'Kari (aka Flow) do not get along. How could they when their cafeteria scuffle ended with De'Kari's ruined shoes, Ebony on the ground, and both of them with ten days of at-home suspension? Now Eb and Flow have two weeks to think about and explain their behavior--to their families, to each other, and ultimately to themselves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2023

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAP

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

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

Daise, Natalie

Summary: Papa has something special planned for tonight's family dinner--and Bobo can't wait! Excited to learn how to make okra stew like his ancestors, Bobo helps Papa pick veggies from the garden, catch shrimp from the creek, rain down rice in the pot, simmer the stew, and even make a tasty side of cornbread. When the stew begins to bubble and pop, Bobo and his family gather around for a mouthwatering...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DAI

Dunn, Stephane

Summary: Years ago Nia lost her father to the violence plaguing her small Indiana city, but when the five-year-old boy she babysits for is killed in a drive-by shooting, she and her friends decide enough is enough and set out to find the murderer--never anticipating how close to home that investigation will lead.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinco Puntos Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2022

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

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.

Format: text

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

Thurman, Brittany

Summary: Exploring the day-to-day life of a young Black child and her family, this lyrical picture book centers around Olivia, who, worrying about her father while he's at work, anxiously awaits his return, knowing that when he gets home, the evening will be full of love and fun.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE THU

Wiley, DeAnn

Summary: A young Black girl, with the help of her Mama and Granny, learns that home isn't just a place but rather a reflection of people who support and love one another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIL

Tripplett, Natasha

Summary: "This book is an ode to the history of the Black community in the United States, a tribute to Black joy, and a portrait of familial love"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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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).

Format: text

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

Pink, Randi

Summary: Ruth Fitz is surrounded by activism. Her mother is a senator who frequently appears on CNN as a powerful Black voice fighting for legislative social change within the Black community. Her father, a professor of African American history, is a walking encyclopedia, spouting off random dates and events. And her beloved older sister, Virginia, is a natural activist, steadily gaining notoriety...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2022

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

Wells, Allen R.

Summary: "Join a queer family as they celebrate Black Pride in Washington, D.C. From painting posters to walking in a Pride Parade with neighbors to watching fireworks, this special day is packed with fun"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WEL

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

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: text

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....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

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.

Format: text

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

McMillan, Terry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCM

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.

Format: text

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...

Format: text

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

Dickey, Eric Jerome

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIC

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