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Junebug in Trouble

By: Alice Mead

It’s been several busy months since Junebug and his family moved away from their old housing project. Now Junebug is ecstatic about seeing his best friend Robert again at the beach on Labor Day weekend....

Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: Edel Rodriguez

A moving biography of the late Leonard Nimoy, the iconic Spock from Star Trek, whose story exemplifies the American experience and the power of pursuing your dreams.“A wonderful new biography of...

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...

The Passover Lamb: Read & Listen Edition

By: Linda Elovitz Marshall
Illustrated by: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

In this Read & Listen edition, Miriam is worried when a sheep on her family's farm starts acting strangely. Spring lambing season is over, so what could be wrong with Snowball? Then—surprise—the...

The Dark-Thirty

By: Patricia C McKissack
illustrated by: Brian Pinkney

Illus. in black-and-white. With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original spine-tingling tales inspired by African-American history and the mystery of that eerie half-hour before...

The Last Mission

By: Harry Mazer

In 1944, as World War II is  raging across Europe, fifteen-year-old Jack Raab  dreams of being a hero. Leaving New York City, his  family, and his boyhood behind, Jack uses...

The Outside Shot

By: Walter Dean Myers
Based on an original screenplay by: John Ballard

When Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem for a basketball scholarship to a midwestern college, he know he must keep his head straight and his record clean. That's the only way he'll have a chance of making it...

Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns...

China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A fascinating book about the history and culture of China.The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons and emperors,...


Along the River


CC suffers a head injury and drifts in and out of consciousness.  There is a reoccurring dream that haunts her and under hypnosis, she becomes Mei-Lan, a girl who lived 800 years ago during...

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By: Al Marrin

Book Talk
Have you ever wondered why we have fire drills in school? What about the lighted EXIT signs over school doors, fire extinguishers in every classroom, and panic bars on exit doors?...

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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