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Polacco, Patricia

Summary: Soon after her beloved grandmother's death, Trisha's family moves to a diverse California neighborhood where she meets Stewart and his grandmother, Miss Eula, who brings people together to help a grieving neighbor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE POL

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE POL

Reynolds, Jason

Summary: A celebration of Langston Hughes and African American authors he inspired, told through the lens of the party held at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in 1991.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE REY

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE REY

Roe, Mechal Renee

Summary: "A visual and rhyming celebration of African-American girls' hair"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday Books for Young Readers 2019

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Sellers, Bakari

Summary: "When you meet someone for the first time, they might ask, "Who are your people?" and "Where are you from?" In these pages is a timeless celebration of the individuals and experiences that help shape young children into the most remarkable and unique beings that they can be"--Jacket flap.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SEL

Browne, Mahogany L.

Summary: "A teen girl hiding the scars of a past relationship finds home and healing in the words of strong Black writers. A beautiful sophomore novel from a critically acclaimed author and poet that explores how words have the power to shape and uplift our world even in the midst of pain. When Darius told Angel he loved her, she believed him. But five weeks after the incident, Angel finds herself in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2022

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

Luqman-Dawson, Amina

Summary: After fleeing the plantation where they were enslaved, siblings Ada and Homer discover the secret community of Freewater, and work with freeborn Sanzi to protect their new home from the encroaching dangers of the outside world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LUQ

Lyons, Kelly Starling

Summary: "When his friend RJ bets that Miles will wipe out at the ice rink, he is determined to prove him wrong."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE LYO

Wellington, Joelle

Summary: "'You must work twice as hard to get half as much.' Adina Walker has known this the entire time she's been on scholarship at the prestigious Edgewater Academy--a school for the rich (and mostly white) upper class of New England. It's why she works so hard to be perfect and above reproach, no matter what she must force beneath the surface. Even one slip can cost you everything. And it does. One...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2023

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Due, Tananarive

4 holds on 5 copies

Summary: "Gracetown, Florida. June 1950. Twelve-year-old Robbie Stephens, Jr., is sentenced to six months at the Gracetown School for Boys, a reformatory, for kicking the son of the largest landowner in town in defense of his older sister, Gloria. So begins Robbie's journey further into the terrors of the Jim Crow South and the very real horror of the school they call The Reformatory. Robbie has a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Saga Press 2023

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC DUE

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC DUE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Due

Williams, LaDarrion

Summary: "Ten years ago, Malik's life changed forever the night his mother mysteriously vanished and he discovered he had uncontrollable powers. Since then, he has kept his abilities hidden, looking out for himself and his younger foster brother, Taye. Now, at 17, Malik is finally ready to start a new life for both of them, far from the trauma of his past. However, a daring act to rescue Taye reveals an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Labyrinth Road 2024

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Adler, David A.

Summary: Mo is new to ice hockey and is having trouble staying upright on the ice, but his desire to help the team motivates him to keep getting better.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Young Readers 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: Ziggy and his friends form a clubhouse after someone vandalizes their basketball court, and they soon uncover a clue that may tell them who did it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2011

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Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "In the 1870s, a Black family undertakes a perilous wagon journey westward for a tenuous shot at freedom in Nebraska"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2024

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

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: When her first mission brings her to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville, Okoye, discovering the truth about a manipulative real-estate mogul, is torn between fulfilling her duty to Wakanda or listening to her own heart and standing up for the people of Brownsville.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marvel 2022

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

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

Greenawalt, Kelly

Summary: In three rhyming stories, Princess Truly helps her friend pack for her moving day, cleans up the park with her pug, Sir Noodles, and helps a farmer get his tractor keys back from a crow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn/Scholastic Inc. 2023

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Benton-Walker, Terry J.

Summary: Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in its history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen. On the anniversary of these brutal events, Clement and Cristina Trudeau--the sixteen-year-old twin heirs to the powerful, magical, dethroned family--are mourning their father and caring for their sick...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen, Tor Publishing Group 2023

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

Summary: In Atlanta, just before Christmas, twelve teens band together to help a friend pull off the most epic apology of her life during the storm of the century, which results in a magical moment that changes everything.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

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

McBride, Amber

Summary: In the future, a Black girl known only as Inmate Eleven is kept confined -- to be used as a biological match for the president's son, should he fall ill. She is called a Blue -- the color of sadness. She lives in a small-small room with her dog, who is going wolf more often - he's pacing and imagining he's free. Inmate Eleven wants to go wolf too, she wants to know why she feels so Blue and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC 2023

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

Armand, Glenda

Summary: As Frances helps her grandmother with New Year's Day dinner, Grandma teachers her the origins of the different dishes and soul food they prepare together. Includes a recipe for Fay's Fabulous Pralines.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ARM

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 Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ILO

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

Watson, Renée

Summary: "Middle school is just around the corner for Ryan Hart, which means it's time to start thinking about the future--and not just how to prank her brother, Ray! During Black History Month, Ryan learns more about her ancestors and local Black pioneers, and their hopes for the future, for her generation. She wonders who she wants to be and what kind of person her family hopes she becomes. Drawing on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sambury, Liselle

Summary: When a gruesome murder rocks Sunny's private school, with her own brother as the main suspect, she takes it upon herself to discover the real killer--and uncovers a slew of dark family secrets in the process.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2024

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

Eady, Antwan

Summary: A little boy is excited to work alongside his Papa as they collect eggs, plums, peppers and pumpkins to sell at their stand in the farmer's market, but when Papa cannot make it to the stand, his community gathers around him, with dishes made of his own produce.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2024

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