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The Playbook


              The Playbook : 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, and Score In This Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander; photographs by Thai Neave Kwame Alexander shares poetry and inspiring lessons about the rules of life, as well as uplifting quotes from athletes such as Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other exemplars like Sonia ... Read More »

The Lincolns


              The Lincolns : A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary / Candace Fleming Though Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s backgrounds differed considerably, both were intellectuals who shared interests in literature and politics, as well as a great love for each other. Read More »

Freedom Over Me


              Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought To Life by Ashley Bryan “Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away”– Provided by publisher. Read More »

Jazz Day


              Jazz Day : The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill; illustrated by Francis Vallejo When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn’t own ... Read More »



              Rosa by Nikki Giovanni; illustrated by Bryan Collier Presents an illustrated account of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, and the subsequent bus boycott by the black community. Read More »

One Crazy Summer


              One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia After travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, Delphine and her two sisters discover that their mother, a dedicated poet, wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. Read More »