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Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures)

By: Gail Herman
illustrated by: Michele Amatrula

Could you climb the world’s highest mountain? Thrill seekers and young explorers will love this inspiring Totally True Adventure.   The peak of Mount Everest is the highest place on Earth—and...

1001 Cranes

By: Naomi Hirahara

WHEN 12-YEAR-OLD ANGELA Kato arrives in L.A., the last thing she wants to do is spend the entire summer with her grandparents. But in the Kato family, one is never permitted to complain. Grandma Michi...

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

By: Virginia Hamilton
illustrated by: Leo and Diane Dillon

“THE PEOPLE COULD FLY,” the title story in Virginia Hamilton’s prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words...

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...

The People Could Fly

By: Virginia Hamilton
illustrated by: Leo and Diane Dillon

"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully...

Farewell to Manzanar

By: Jeanne Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers...

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

By: Deborah Hopkinson

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt!As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away...

Nappy Hair

By: Carolivia Herron, illustrated by Joe Cepeda

Now in Dragonfly: a lively, empowering story about Brenda's knotted-up, twisted, nappy hair and how it got to be that way! Told in the African-American "call and response" tradition, this story...