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Black History Month : By Author : c


Books

Julian's Glorious Summer

By: Ann Cameron

Bicycles–shiny, whizzing, wobbly bicycles–scare Julian more than lions or tigers. But how can he tell that to his best friend, Gloria? She can already ride with no hands. So instead of telling...

The Lucky Stone

By: Lucille Clifton

There is nothing Tee enjoys more than sitting out on the porch with her great-greatmother, listening to the fascinating stories about the lucky stone.Shiny and black as night, it brought good fortune to...

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...


Gloria Rising

By: Ann Cameron

Gloria is thrilled when she goes to the store to buy an onion and meets Dr. Grace Street, an astronaut. It's there that Dr. Street tells Gloria to have confidence in herself and that the big things aren't...

Stealing Freedom

By: Elisa Carbone

Inspired by a true story, the riveting novel of a young slave girl's harrowing escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.The moment Ann Maria Weems was born, her freedom was stolen from her. Like her...

More Stories Huey Tells

By: Ann Cameron, illustrated by Lis Toft

Huey is good at solving problems. Sometimes his older brother Julian tries to push him around, but Huey knows how to handle him. When Huey gets scared about their father's smoking, the boys work together...


The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, ...

More Stories Julian Tells

By: Ann Cameron
illustrated by: Ann Strugnell

"Reflecting incidents true to children (making a bet with a friend, sending a message in a bottle, attempting to be brave), these stories are the sort that will make children ask for more."--School...


Resources

Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
During the Great Depression, a 10-year-old homeless boy sets out in search of a man he believes to be his father.
Bud Caldwell's mother died when he was six...

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The Mighty Miss Malone Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK TALK
Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...