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Books

Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball

By: Jim O'Connor

Illus. in full color with black-and-white photos. "Covers not only the story of Robinson's prowess and his problems as the first black man to play in the major leagues, but also the story of the rise...

Jackson Jones and Mission Greentop

By: Mary Quattlebaum

Basketball-loving Jackson Jones never wanted any part of Rooter’s, the community garden where his mother got him his very own plot for his 10th birthday. But he made the best of it, even planting...

Jackson Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose

By: Mary Quattlebaum

JACKSON JONES CAN’T get away from roses. First his mother got him a plot at Rooter’s, a community garden where Jackson planted a rosebush of thorns and no blooms. Now Mr. K., a fellow gardener,...


Jackson Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose

By: Mary Quattlebaum

Jackson Jones can't get away from roses. First his mother got him a plot at Rooter's, a community garden, where Jackson planted a rosebush of thorns and no blooms. Now Mr. K., a fellow gardener, enlists...

Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns

By: Mary Quattlebaum

Nothing but a big mess of trouble and weeds..That's what Jackson Jones thinks of the garden plot his mother gives him for his tenth birthday. What happened to the basketball he's hoped and prayed for all...

Jefferson's Children

By: Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman;Photographs by Jane Feldman

Shannon Lanier is the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and African-American slave, Sally Hemings. In 1998, Lanier embarked on a journey to uncover the history behind his heritage. Told from the...


Jefferson's Children

By: Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman with Photographs by Jane Feldman

On October 31, 1998, the Associated Press broke the news of the DNA findings linking Thomas Jefferson to Sally Hemings through the Eston Hemings line. On November 10, on national TV, Oprah united members...

Joe-Joe's First Flight

By: Natasha Tarpley
illustrated by: Earl Lewis

Joe-Joe’s father works at the local airport, one of the first in the area, at a time when segregation rules. Even though the men who work at the airport, including Joe-Joe’s dad, were promised...

John Henry: An American Legend

By: Ezra Jack Keats

Illus. in full color. The Caldecott Medalist's powerful classic is now reissued in a handsome paperback edition, as well as a library edition.


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Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns

By: Mary Quattlebaum

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Meet basketball-loving entrepreneur Jackson Jones, whose tenth birthday and unexpected green thumb bring him disappointment, frustration, and even more negative attention from neighborhood...