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McKissack, Pat

Summary: Presents the diary of thirteen-year-old Nzingha, a sixteenth-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to lead her kingdom one day against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MCK

Perkins, Useni Eugene

Summary: "A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dream big and achieve their goals"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: LB Keys/Little, Brown and Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PER

Contents: Men's elephant-hunting song (7:28) -- Girls' echo song (1:35) -- Peipa (Girl's initiation) (2:25) -- Honey-gathering song (1:29) -- Women's wedding song (2:51) -- Net-hunting song (2:29) -- Meĺie (́4:45) -- Bow-harp and vocal (5:07) -- Ikobi (Gathering song-version 1) (1:40) -- Ikobi (version.2) (1:38) -- One-string violin (2:22) -- Lote (notched flute) (2:05)--Sanza (plucked idiophone, or...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Ellipsis Arts 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN ECH

Brown-Wood, JaNay

Summary: Little Imani of the Maasai people longs to do something great, like touching the moon, but the other children just laugh at her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BRO

Barasch, Lynne.

Summary: When two young Kenyan boys, one Maasai and one Kikuyu, first meet, they are hostile toward each other based on traditional rivalries, but after they suddenly have to work together to save a baby in danger, the boys begin to discover what they have in common.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BAR

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Nwaubani, Adaobi

Summary: A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband -- these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren't too far out of reach. But the girl's dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BRO

English, Karen.

Summary: Gavin wants to make a good impression at Carver Elementary, where no one knows he excels at soccer and skateboarding, but an annoying big sister, a bully, and his great aunt's Pomeranian are not helping.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kann, Claire

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating ... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When herblissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Swoon Reads 2018

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Lockley, John

Summary: Leopard Warrior shares the remarkable story of how John Lockley became one of the first modern white men in recent history to become a fully initiated sangoma--traditional priest and healer--in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. In this teaching memoir, John introduces readers to "the way of the leopard," a shamanic path for awakening our intuition...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sounds True, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 299 LOC

Mankell, Henning

Summary: In the 1870s, Hans Bengler travels to South Africa from Sweden, driven by a singular desire: to discover an insect no one has seen before and name it after himself. But then he impulsively adopts a young San orphan, a boy he christens Daniel and takes him to Sweden. Daniel continually struggles to understand this strange new land of mud and snow that surrounds and seemingly entraps him. At the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAN

Taylor, Mildred D

Summary: A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Taylor 1991

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC TAY

Keats, Ezra Jack

Summary: The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: JE Spanish Fiction Keats 1962

Williams, Michael

Summary: "When Patson's family moves to [the] Marange region of Zimbabwe, he begins working in the mines, searching for blood diamonds, until government soldiers arrive and Patson is forced to journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister and a better life"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

Summary: A twelve-year-old boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PHI

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PHI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PHI

Anderson, Laurie Halse

Summary: "As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who isenslaved in a Southern state"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC AND

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Velasquez, Eric

Summary: Ramsey dons his superhero cape to rescue Grandma from the huge octopus she is trying to cook--or is he simply telling a story? Includes author's note on the story's origin and a recipe for Octopus stew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE VEL

Joosse, Barbara M.

Summary: When a Masai father in Africa answers his son's questions, the boy learns that his father's love for him is unconditional. Years ago, I visited Kenya and never left. More accurately, I returned to my home in Wisconsin, but Kenya never left me. It happens to everyone. The sky was so wide and blue that it didn't seem to have a top at all. The silence was so deep I could hear my own heart thunder...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOO

Copeland, Misty.

Summary: American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE COP

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811 GRI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 811.54 Grimes 2017

Alexander, Kwame

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ALE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ALE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION ALE

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 JOH