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Books

Waiting for The Rain

By: Sheila Gordon

This novel shows the bonds of friendship under the strain of apartheid as two lifelong friends, Tengo and Frikkie, come of age amidst the tragedy of South Africa.

War Comes to Willy Freeman

By: James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City.Willy,...

When Mules Flew on Magnolia Street

By: Angela Johnson

A new collection of stories by award-winning author Angela Johnson about Charlie and her adventures on Magnolia Street.It's summertime, and that means more adventures for Charlie and her friends on Magnolia...


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...

With Every Drop of Blood

By: James Collier

Words By Heart

By: Ouida Sebestyen

Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her "Magic Mind," not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting...



Resources

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.
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