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Books

War Comes to Willy Freeman

By: James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City.Willy,...

With Every Drop of Blood

By: James Collier

Words By Heart

By: Ouida Sebestyen

Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her "Magic Mind," not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting...



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The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

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, ...

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The Wonder of Charlie Anne

By: Kimberly Netwon Fusco

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After Charlie Anne’s mother dies, her cousin Mirabel comes to take care of Charlie Anne and her siblings, but Mirabel lacks compassion and doesn’t know how to show love.  Then when...