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Books

Last Dance at the Frosty Queen

By: Richard Uhlig

On the dock of a lake in a tiny town at the corner of Nowhere & Nowhere, he sits counting the seconds until his high school graduation—at which point Arthur M. Flood intends to leave his hick...

Life Is Fine

By: Allison Whittenberg

Life is not fine for Samara Tuttle, but she’s coping. Her overworked mother is distant and cold, and her mother’s boyfriend, Q, attacks Samara when she tries to clean up after his lazy, Funyun-loving...

The Last Message Received

By: Emily Trunko
illustrated by: Zoë Ingram

Named one of the Top 10 Most Viral Blogs by Mashable, the Tumblr The Last Message Received—created by 16-year-old Emily Trunko—is now available as a gift book!   What if a message someone...


Resources

Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century Activity Sheets (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Guide Prepared by: Colleen Carroll, children's book author, curriculum writer-developer, and education consultant

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.
 
Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne...

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Lillian’s Right to Vote Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jonah Winter

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act...

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