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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...


Jump Ship to Freedom

By: James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Young Daniel Arabus and his mother are slaves in the house of Captain Ivers of Stratford, Connecticut. By law they should be free, since Daniel's father fought in the Revolutionary army and earned enough...

Young Pele

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

HOW DID A POOR BOY named Edson—who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags—go on to become Pelé, the greatest soccer player of all time? While other kids memorized...

Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

By: Shana Corey
Illustrated by: James Bernardin

A newly updated leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States, for children who are ready to read on their own.   A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about...


Storm Warriors

By: Elisa Carbone

Driven from his home by the Ku Klux Klan and still reeling from the death of his mother, Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to the desolate Pea Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to...

The Kidnapped Prince

By: by Olaudah Equiano
adapted by: Ann Cameron

Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography,...

The Stories Huey Tells

By: Ann Cameron
illustrated by: Roberta Smith

It isn't easy being Julian's younger brother. When Huey has bad dreams, Julian says his are scarier. When Huey wants to study animal tracks, Julian says he's too young. But Huey isn't a baby. He's an adventurer,...


Resources

Burning Up

By: Caroline B. Cooney

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Thematic Connections
Family & Relationships
Racism
Responsibility
Trust
Grades 7 up
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare discovers dark...

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...