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Millner, Denene

Summary: "When Destiny, the Fresh Princess, moves to a new neighborhood, she must be courageous as she makes new friends." --

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

Sapphire

Summary: A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2009

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

Weyer, Hannah.

Summary: "Willful, outspoken, and precariously naive, thirteen-year-old AnnMarie Walker dreams of a world beyond Far Rockaway, where the sway of the neighborhood keeps her tied to old ideas about success. Then one day, while attending a high school for pregnant girls, she comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan for an independent film. Astonishingly, improbably, and four months...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEY

Phillips, Delores

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Tangy Mae tells of the brutal physical and mental abuse that her mother inflicts on her and her ten siblings.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PHI

Feldman, Suzanne

Summary: Self-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother's laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for colored music and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father's inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FEL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FEL

Morrison, Toni.

Summary: In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2008

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Morrison 2008

Sapphire

Summary: A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SAP

Chambers, Veronica

Summary: Adoring her talented magician father and heritage-proud mother, Angela finds her life altered when her mother leaves the family to join the cause of Black Liberation leader Assata Shakur, who has recently escaped from prison.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Chamb

Harris, Teresa E

Summary: When Gabby's beloved community arts center is threatened with closure, she makes a plan to use her spoken word poetry to overcome her stutter and save Liberty Arts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC HAR

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, Call number: J FIC BRO

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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

Johnson, Varian

Summary: Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC JOH

Johnson, Varian

Summary: "When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young African American woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Callender, Kheryn

Summary: Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC CAL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CAL

Flake, Sharon

Summary: In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC FLA

Ward, Jesmyn.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ward 2011

Larson, Kirby

Summary: In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty--and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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

Moon, Sarah

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Sparrow Cooke of Brooklyn has always been the kind of child who prefers reading books to playing with friends (not that she has many of those) and since fifth grade the one person who seemed to understand her was the school librarian--sowhen Mrs. Wexler was killed in an accident Sparrow's world came apart, and when she was found on the edge of the school roof everyone assumed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017

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

Jones, Tayari.

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Summary: Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around James Witherspoon's two families-the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: Azaleah loved her class field trip to the National Zoo in Washington D.C, and is looking forward to earning extra credit by building a diorama of a tiger in his natural habitat for extra credit--but before she can even begin her task she has to solve themystery of her younger sister's favorite missing stuffed animal because her parents and older sister are too busy and Tiana is ready to throw a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Alonge, L. J.

Summary: "Toni isn't Coach Wise's favorite player on Team Blacktop. Honestly, she's not even in his top five. And if she's being real, her own teammates keep siding with him during practice. But this isn't the first time she's been on her own, and it won't be the last. If you can't count on yourself, who can you count on?"--Page [4] of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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

McQuinn, Anna

Summary: More than anything Lola would like a cat, but first she must learn how to care for it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MCQ

Love, Jeremy.

Summary: Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When Lily Westmoreland, her white playmate, is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog, Lee's father is accused of kidnapping. Lee's only hope is to follow Lily's trail into this fantastic and frightening alternate world. Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent, blues...

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Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 LOV