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By: Walter Dean Myers
Based on an original screenplay by: John Ballard

An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young AdultsNew Bonus Content:-Q&A with Walter Dean Myers-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard-Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day-Excerpt from 145th StreetAll...


By: Barbara Wright

The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, educated father, and...

Never Forgotten

By: Patricia C. McKissack
illustrated by: Leo and Diane Dillon

A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookThis gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure...

The Stories Julian Tells

By: Ann Cameron
illustrated by: Ann Strugnell

Julian is a quick fibber and a wishful thinker. And he is great at telling stories. He can make people—especially his younger brother, Huey—believe just about anything. Like the story about...

Chirchir Is Singing

By: Kelly Cunnane
illustrated by: Jude Daly

Chirchir just wants to make herself useful like all her other family members. But she drops Mama's water bucket, spills Kogo's tea, and sends Baba's potatoes tumbling down the hill. Isn't there something...

Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
illustrated by: James E. Ransome

The musical superstar of 18th-century France was Joseph Boulogne—a black man. This inspiring story tells how Joseph, the only child of a black slave and her white master, becomes "the most accomplished...

Of Thee I Sing

By: Barack Obama
illustrated by: Loren Long

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry...

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

By: Paula Young Shelton
illustrated by: Raul Colon

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important...

Who Will I Be, Lord?

By: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Illustrated by: Sean Qualls

A lyrical story about how looking back is helpful when you start looking forward. . . .A young girl thoughtfully considers her family tree and the vibrant ancestors who populate it. As each family member’s...