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Patrick, Denise Lewis.

Summary: Cécile Rey, whose prosperous family are free people of color, makes friends with Marie-Grace Gardner, a doctor's daughter who has just returned to her native New Orleans in 1853, and persuades her to change places at their separate Mardi Gras balls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2011

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PAT

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Patrick 2011

Jones, Kyandreia

Summary: "The year is 1781 and George Washington is commanding thousands of troops in Yorktown, Virginia, on the brink of the most important battle of the war. You are James Armistead, a brave and literate enslaved person in Virginia. Marquis de Lafayette, one of Washington s key officers, approaches you with the most critical choice of your life: do you join the Revolutionary army as a top secret spy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chooseco 2019

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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

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BAR

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: Dyamonde is angry at her mother for not buying her the shoes she wants, but when she finds out that a classmate is in a worse situation, she is determined to help.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2010

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Grimes 2010

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED GRI

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 1994

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

Watson, Renée

Summary: Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Watson 2017

Winston, Sherri

Summary: "Working on an assignment for her journalism class, Brianna Justice learns about coding, and the difference between herself and a group of inner city girls"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: An account of the life of Bass Reeves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2006

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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

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

Johnson, Angela

Summary: Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC JOH

Latham, Irene

Summary: Ten-year-old African American boy wants to welcome the circus elephant named Miss Fancy to her new home in a nearby park, but he is disappointed to see a sign: "No Colored Allowed".

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE LAT

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

1 hold on 4 copies

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

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

McDaniel, Breanna J.

Summary: "A young girl lifts her hands up in a series of everyday moments before finally raising her hands in resistance at a protest march"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MCD

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MAG

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAG

Sims, Guy A.

Summary: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 MYE

Osborne, Mary Pope

Summary: Jack and Annie aren't great baseball players...yet! Then Morgan the librarian gives them magical baseball caps that will make them experts. They just need to wear the caps to a special ballgame in Brooklyn, New York. The magic tree house whisks them back to 1947! When they arrive, Jack and Annie find out that they will be batboys in the game, not ballplayers. What exactly does Morgan want them...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Meister, Cari.

Summary: Peg Leg Joe travels from plantation to plantation singing the Drinking Gourd song that will guide slaves to freedom in the North.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Picture Window Books 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MEI

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: After rescuing an orphaned deer, Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs club members decide to stage a neighborhood animal show to raise money for the local wildlife rescue center.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2012

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

Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Polacco 2009

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: In 1871 Joshua Loper, a sixteen-year-old black cowboy, records in his journal his experiences while making his first cattle drive under an unsympathetic trail boss.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1999

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MYE

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

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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

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

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WHE