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Black History Month : By Author : m


Books

The Dark-Thirty

By: Patricia C McKissack
illustrated by: Brian Pinkney

Illus. in black-and-white. With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original spine-tingling tales inspired by African-American history and the mystery of that eerie half-hour before...

The Outside Shot

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

When Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem for a basketball scholarship to a midwestern college, he know he must keep his head straight and his record clean. That's the only way he'll have a chance of making it...

Mirandy and Brother Wind

By: Patricia McKissack
Illustrated by: Jerry Pinkney

Illus. in full color."Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace,...


Miami Jackson Sees It Through

By: Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
illustrated by: Michael Chesworth

MIAMI’S CLASS HAS a brand-new teacher, no-nonsense Miss Amerita Spraggins. She’s a real tough lady. She insists on assigned seats. She hands out detentions like coupons. She even refuses to...

A Million Fish...More or Less

By: Patricia C McKissack

Newbery honor author Patricia C. McKissack’s original yarn of the Louisiana bayou is "told with verve and sly wit." (Publishers Weekly, Starred review)   Hugh Thomas knows that the Bayou Clapateaux...

The Story of Harriet Tubman

By: Kate McMullan

This inspiring biography of Harriet Tubman tells how she helped free over 300 slaves as a "conductor" for the Underground Railroad and how she became a nurse, a scout and spy for the Union Forces...


Hoops

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...

Journey of Hope

By: Lurlene McDaniel

HEATHER BARLOW HAS always been idealistic, and now that she has finished high school, she’s ready to make a difference in the world. After graduation she joins a mission group on a hospital mercy...


Resources

Stitchin’ and Pullin’

By: Patricia McKissack
Illustrated by: Cozbi A. Cabrera

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Never Forgotten

By: Patricia C. McKissack

A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane...

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Busing Brewster

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: R.G Roth

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book

Brewster is excited about starting first grade . . . until Mama announces...

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