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X: A Novel

              X : A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies–after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him ... Read More »

Kid Presidents

              Kid Presidents : True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents by David Stabler ; illustrations by Doogie Horner Presents twenty stories featuring the United States presidents when they were children, including William Taft’s dance lessons, Lyndon Johnson’s classroom pranks, and Gerald Ford’s struggles with dyslexia.   Read More »

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

                The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Surveys the life of the actress and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract.   Read More »

Armstrong and Charlie

              Armstrong & Charlie by Steven B. Frank “During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in ... Read More »

The Journey of Little Charlie

              The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap’n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap’n Buck tells Little Charlie that his ... Read More »

The Belles

              The Belles by Dhonielle J. Clayton “In a world where Beauty is a commodity only a few control, one Belle will learn the dark secrets behind her powers, and rise up to change the world”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »

Winterhouse

              Winterhouse by Ben Guterson ; illustrations by Chloe Bristol Elizabeth, eleven, spends Christmas break at Winterhouse Hotel under strange circumstances, where she discovers that she has magic, and her love of puzzles helps her solve a mystery.   Read More »

Elmore

              Elmore by Holly Hobbie Suffering rejection and heartache from the other forest animals, Elmore the porcupine finds ways to connect with the other animals and move past his spikes.   Read More »