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Gone Crazy in Alabama

            Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia Spending the summer with their grandmother in the rural South, three sisters from Brooklyn discover the surprising reason behind their mother’s estrangement from their aunt. The 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner Read More »

Black Panther : The Young Prince

              Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith T’Challa is training to inherit Wakanda, a technologically-advanced African kingdom ruled by his father, when he is unexpectedly sent to a Chicago public school with his best friend where he encounters an ancient evil that he must destroy.   Read More »

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 »

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 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 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 »

The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle

              The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor As he grieves his best friend Benny’s death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble.   Read More »