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Gragg, Sanya Whittaker

Summary: "Ten year old Avery is in a panic over the shooting of another unarmed black man. His parents decide it is time to have "The Talk." They teach him and his brother a catchy and easy way to remember what to do if approached by an officer, while also emphasizing that all policemen are not bad."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRA

Fraustino, Lisa Rowe.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Deliverance Trembley writes in her diary about the fears and doubts that arise during the 1692 witch hunt and trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts, especially when her pious friend, Goody Corey, is condemned as a witch.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2004

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Martin, Ann M.

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Summary: In 1963, when her flamboyant mother abandons the family to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, eleven-year-old Ellie Dingman takes charge of her younger siblings, while also trying to deal with her outcast status in school and frightening acts of prejudice toward the "misfits" that live on her street.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2004

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Hesse, Karen.

Summary: A series of poems express the views of various people in a small Vermont town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl, during the early 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Hesse 2001

Kelkar, Supriya

Summary: When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2020

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

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DRA

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

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

Nhin, Mary

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Summary: Through a child's eyes, the world may seem chaotic with coronavirus (COVID19), masks, and social distancing. Masked Ninja explains what's going on in our current pandemic and shows us actionable steps we can take to prevent the spread of viruses and racism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grow Grit Press, LLC 2020

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Shevah, Emma

Summary: Dara Palmer dreams of being an actress, but when she does not get a part in the school play she wonders if it is because of her different looks as an adopted girl from Cambodia, so Dara becomes determined not to let prejudice stop her from being in the spotlight.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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

McNamee, Graham.

Summary: When Todd is both happy and anxious about trying to fit in with the regular fifth grade class but feels confused about how to relate to his former friends in the Special Needs class, a school assignment on the exploited pygmy, Ota Benga, helps give him confidence and clarity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MCN

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1900

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION McKissack

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Stacks, Call number: Y DA 18

Hughes, Shirley

Summary: In 1930s Liverpool, England, Bronwen and Dylan live with their widowed mother, who works long hours doing other people's washing, and even though she sometimes must leave the children alone in the house, she cautions them not to speak to the O'Rileys next door, who go to a different church.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HUG

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays - Christmas, Call number: JE HUG

Herbach, Geoff

Summary: For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future. Life is more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2018

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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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2001

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

Crowther, Kitty.

Summary: Jack the blackbird and Jim the seagull become friends, but Jack is sad that the other seagulls do not seem to like him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2000

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Mafi, Tahereh

Summary: A year after 9/11, Muslim teenager Shirin has completely withdrawn from social life, until she meets Ocean James in her biology class and is tempted to actually let her guard down.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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

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

Chee, Traci

Summary: For fourteen-year-old budding artist Minoru Ito, her two brothers, her friends, and the other members of the Japanese-American community in southern California, the three months since Pearl Harbor was attacked have become a waking nightmare: attacked, spat on, and abused with no way to retaliate--and now things are about to get worse, their lives forever changed by the mass incarcerations in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Curtis, Christopher Paul

Summary: The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC CUR

Stone, Nic

Summary: "For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble--and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, he's in the RV faster than he can say FREEDOM. With G'ma's old maps and a strange pamphlet called the 'Travelers' Green Book' at their side, the pair takes off on a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC STO

Adeyemi, Tomi

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION ADE

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Pearsall, Shelley.

Summary: In 1945, thirteen-year-old Levi is sent to find the father he has not seen in three years, going from Chicago, to segregated North Carolina, and finally to Pendleton, Oregon, where he learns that his father's unit, the all-Black 555th paratrooper battalion, will never see combat but finally has a mission. Includes historical notes.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library/Random House Audio 2012

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Ganz-Schmitt, Sue

Summary: Monster is excited to see what kind of creature will move into Vampire's old house on the block. He even starts practicing his welcome growl for the new neighbor. But when the moving truck pulls up, it's not a greedy goblin, an ogre, or a dastardly dragon that steps out. Instead, it's something even more terrifying than Monster could have imagined! Monster quickly rallies the other neighbors to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Two Lions 2020

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Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: "Marty and his best friend, Shiloh are on another adventure. Marty learns when a secret is too dangerous to keep, and that hate can spread like fire"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

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3 available in Juvenile Holidays - Christmas, Call number: J FIC NAY

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION NAY

Hutchens, Paul

Summary: When a mysterious stranger takes up residence in the treehouse they've just built, Bill and the gang learn a lesson about racism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Moody Press 1999

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J SCG 31

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