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Books

Maniac Monkeys on Magnolia Street

By: Angela Johnson

"When Charlene (aka Charlie) first moves to Magnolia Street, she is apprehensive. There seem to be no kids around, and her brother claims they have all been stolen by the maniac monkeys that inhabit...

Many Thousand Gone

By: Virginia Hamilton
illustrated by: Leo and Diane Dillon

Unavailable for several years, Virginia Hamilton’s award-winning companion to The People Could Fly traces the history of slavery in America in the voices and stories of those who lived it. Leo and...

Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: James T. deKay

Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and...


Meet Maya Angelou

By: Valerie Spain

Maya Angelou spent her childhood moving between two homes. She was often lonely, and when she was abused by her mother’s boyfriend, sensitive Maya felt guilty and more alone than ever. But with time...

Miami Jackson Gets It Straight

By: Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
illustrated by: Michael Chesworth

MIAMI JACKSON CAN’T wait for school to end. But who ever thought five days could be so long? His teacher is leaving for Ghana, his arch-enemy, Destinee Tate, is on his case, and now Miami’s...

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...


Miami Jackson Sees It Through

By: Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
illustrated by: Michael Chesworth

MIAMI’S CLASS HAS a brand-new teacher, no-nonsense Miss Amerita Spraggins. She’s a real tough lady. She insists on assigned seats. She hands out detentions like coupons. She even refuses to...

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,...

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,...


Resources

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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Mountains Beyond Mountains

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

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Mountains Beyond Mountains introduces Dr. Paul Farmer, a remarkable man who spends his time treating the illnesses of the poor and disenfranchised.  Working in impossible circumstances,...

Mountains Beyond Mountains Educator’s Guide

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

From Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Truck Full of Money, and adapted by Michael French comes this captivating and critically acclaimed young adult adaptation of the nonfiction edition...

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