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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Volponi, Paul.

Summary: Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC VOL

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Stone, Nic

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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Cooper, Floyd

Summary: Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE COO

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Summary: A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE WOO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WOO

Strong, Karen

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sarah is finally in charge. At last, she can spend her summer months reading her favorite science books and bossing around her younger brother, Ellis, instead of being worked to the bone by their overly strict grandmother, Mrs. Greene. But when their cousin, Janie arrives for a visit, Sarah's plans are completely squashed. Janie has a knack for getting into trouble and asks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC STR

Maddox, Jake.

Summary: When Jamal is asked to join the elite Cyclone basketball team, he worries that his ratty old shoes--all his family can afford--will hurt his image on the team.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAD

Bryan, Ashley.

Summary: Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 811 BRY

Bryan, Ashley.

Summary: Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Bryan 2017

Woodson, Jacqueline

Summary: "When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WOO

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: An account of the life of Bass Reeves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Paulsen

Rinaldi, Ann.

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Luli and her family face tragedy after failing to tell their slaves that President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made them free.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FICTION Rinaldi

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

Summary: After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in We the People bookshelf, Call number: J FICTION AND

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J Fiction Anderson 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC And

Magoon, Kekla

Summary: Caleb Franklin and his big brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer with their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MAG

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAG

Shabazz, Ilyasah

Summary: Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SHA

Nickerson, Jane.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey is spending the Civil War with a new stepmother and stepsister and her young cousin when she comes upon a wounded Yankee soldier, Thomas, who is being kept alive by mysterious voodoo practitioners.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: An account of the life of Bass Reeves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2006

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAU

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Whelan, Gloria.

Summary: After a day of picking cotton in late 1860, Ella May, a young slave, joins her friends Bobby and Sue at their second job of listening outside the windows of their master's house for useful information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WHE

Thomson, Melissa

Summary: Keena and her second-grade class go on a field trip to the United States Capitol where they meet a congressman and Keena makes a big impression, which she documents in her new journal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC THO

Dempsey, Kristy.

Summary: A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Dempsey 2014

Blume, Judy.

Summary: When an African American family with three children moves into her white neighborhood, eleven-year-old Winnie learns the difference between being a good neighbor and being a good friend.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD BLU

Barnes, Derrick D.

Summary: Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden, An Agate imprint 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BAR