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Nothing Wrong with a Three-Legged Dog

By: Graham McNamee

A heartwarming middle-grade novel about friendship, family, and dogs.Keath and his best friend Lynda are in the fourth grade. Some kids call Lynda "Zebra," because her mother's black and her...

Junebug

By: Alice Mead

Reeve McLain, Jr.--Junebug--has a big dream that keeps him going. He dreams that someday he and his younger sister and mother will move from the awful housing project where drugs, gangs, and guns are part...

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...

Miami Jackson Makes the Play

By: Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
illustrated by: Michael Chesworth

AT LAST IT’S summer. Miami is more than ready for two weeks of baseball camp. No homework. No annoying sister. Best of all, no Destinee Tate. But Miami can’t escape Destinee. Turns out his...

Darnell Rock Reporting

By: Walter Dean Myers

DARNELL ROCK IS not the kind of kid who volunteers to write for the newspaper—it sounds too much like homework. But this is Darnell’s last chance to pull himself together and make a positive...


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,...

Big Mike's Police Car

By: Leslie McGuire
illustrated by: Joe Mathieu

Kids will have a ball taking a ride with Big Mike as he goes through a day in the life of a typical police officer. Whether it’s helping to find someone lost in the woods or tracking down a stolen...

There Comes a Time

By: Milton Meltzer

Historian, scholar, and award-winning author Milton Meltzer outlines the struggle of African Americans for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," starting with the landing of the first...


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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As Good as Anybody

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: Raul Colon

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued...

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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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Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar, an army...

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