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    The pox party

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    The pox party

    Anderson, M. T.

    Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies, but only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments.

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    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.

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    Swing

    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    "Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The crossover

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

    "As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.

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    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

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    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

    Anderson, M. T.

    After escaping a death sentence in the summer of 1775, Octavian and his tutor find shelter but no safe harbor in British-occupied Boston and, persuaded by Lord Dunmore's proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join his counterrevolutionary Royal Ethiopian Regiment, Octavian and his friends soon find themselves engaged in naval raids on the Virginia coastline as the Revolutionary War breaks out in full force.

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    The Pox party

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    The Pox party

    Anderson, M. T.

    Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

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    Store bought baby

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    Store bought baby

    Belton, Sandra.

    The death of Leah's beloved older brother, and her parents' reactions to the tragedy, raise questions for Leah about the meaning of family and about her place in her own.

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    Crossing Ebenezer Creek

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    Crossing Ebenezer Creek

    Bolden, Tonya, author.

    Freed from slavery, Mariah and her young brother Zeke join Sherman's march through Georgia, where Mariah meets a free black named Caleb and dares to imagine the possibility of true love, but hope can come at a cost.

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    Tyrell

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    Tyrell

    Booth, Coe.

    Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.

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    The revolution of Birdie Randolph

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    The revolution of Birdie Randolph

    Colbert, Brandy, author.

    Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph's close bond with her parents is threatened by a family secret, and by hiding her relationship with Booker, who has been in juvenile detention.

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    Born in sin

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    Born in sin

    Coleman, Evelyn, 1948-

    Despite serious obstacles and setbacks, fourteen-year-old Keisha pursues her dream of becoming an Olympic swimmer and medical doctor.

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    Mare's war

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    Mare's war

    Davis, Tanita S.

    Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they're forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.

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    Begging for change

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    Begging for change

    Flake, Sharon.

    Fourteen-year-old Raspberry Hill tries to sort out her confused feelings of disgust, shame, and love for her homeless, drug addicted father and worries that she may have inherited his lying and stealing ways.

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    The skin I'm in

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    The skin I'm in

    Flake, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like.

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    I'm not dying with you tonight

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    I'm not dying with you tonight

    Jones, Kimberly (Kimberly Latrice), author.

    Told from two viewpoints, Atlanta high school seniors Lena and Campbell, one black, one white, must rely on each other to survive after a football rivalry escalates into a riot.

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    Let's talk about love

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    Let's talk about love

    Kann, Claire, author.

    In this young adult novel, Alice, afraid of explaining her asexuality, has given up on finding love, until love finds her.

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    Like no other

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    Like no other

    LaMarche, Una, author.

    Though their relationship is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they possibly go? Just how much are they willing to give up?

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    Don't fail me now

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    Don't fail me now

    LaMarche, Una.

    Interracial half-siblings come together for the first time and embark on a cross-country road trip to confront their absentee father before he dies.

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    Day of tears

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    Day of tears : a novel in dialogue

    Lester, Julius.

    Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.

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    How it went down

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    How it went down

    Magoon, Kekla, author.

    When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

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    Tight

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    Tight

    Maldonado, Torrey, author.

    After his quick-tempered father gets in a fight and is sent back to jail, sixth-grader Bryan, known for being quiet and thoughtful, snaps and follows new friend Mike into trouble.

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    Indigo Summer

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    Indigo Summer

    McKayhan, Monica.

    When fifteen-year-old Indigo's perfect world falls apart she turns to her neighbor, sixteen-year-old Marcus Carter, for help but now that she has realized what a great guy he is, so does someone else.

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    A blade so black

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    A blade so black

    McKinney, L. L., author.

    "An ... urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland ... The first time the nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head--literally"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Game

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    Game

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.

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    Street love

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    Street love

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.

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    Sunrise over Fallujah

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    Sunrise over Fallujah

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.

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    Pick-up game

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    Pick-up game : a full day of full court

    A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.

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    Loving vs. Virginia

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    Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case

    Powell, Patricia Hruby, 1951- author.

    Written in blank verse, this is the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

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    All American boys

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    All American boys

    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

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    When I was the greatest

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    When I was the greatest

    Reynolds, Jason.

    Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.

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    Flygirl

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    Flygirl

    Smith, Sherri L.

    During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

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    Dear Martin

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    Dear Martin

    Stone, Nic, author.

    Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

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    Calling my name

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    Calling my name

    Tamani, Liara, author.

    "Taja Brown, growing up in a conservative and tightly knit African American family, battles family expectations to discover a sense of self and find her unique voice and purpose"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The hate u give

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    The hate u give

    Thomas, Angie, author.

    After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

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    Black and white

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    Black and white

    Volponi, Paul.

    Two star high school basketball players, one black and one white, experience the justice system differently after committing a crime together and getting caught.

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    The Final Four

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    The Final Four

    Volponi, Paul.

    Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

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    Rikers High

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    Rikers High

    Volponi, Paul.

    Arrested on a minor offense, a New York City teenager attends high school in the jail facility on Rikers Island, as he waits for his case to go to court.

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    Piecing me together

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    Piecing me together

    Watson, Renée, author.

    Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

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    The crossover

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Ashes

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    Ashes

    Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

    "As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Forge

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    Forge

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 [unabridged]

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    Small steps

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    Small steps

    Sachar, Louis, 1954-

    Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along.

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    Keena Ford and the secret journal mix-up

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    Keena Ford and the secret journal mix-up

    Thomson, Melissa, 1979-

    When she accidentally leaves her journal in Tiffany's apartment, Keena is afraid that Tiffany will reveal all of her secrets.

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    Piecing me together

    Watson, Renée, author.

    Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

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    Zoe in wonderland

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    Zoe in wonderland

    Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.), author.

    "Introverted, daydream-prone Zoe is afraid her real life will never be as exciting as her imaginary one"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Feathers

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    Feathers

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.

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    Knock knock

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    Knock knock : my dad's dream for me

    Beaty, Daniel.

    "A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Stitchin' and pullin'

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    Stitchin' and pullin' : a Gee's Bend quilt

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    As a young African American girl pieces her first quilt together, the history of her family, community, and the struggle for justice and freedom in Gee's Bend, Alabama unfolds.

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    Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the sky

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    Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the sky

    Ringgold, Faith.

    With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother.

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    Cassie's word quilt

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    Cassie's word quilt

    Ringgold, Faith.

    Names the people and objects that make a girl's New York City apartment, school, and neighborhood special.

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    Little Cliff's first day of school

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    Little Cliff's first day of school

    Taulbert, Clifton L.

    Little Cliff is terrified of starting school, but with Mama Pearl's encouragement, he is able to overcome his fears.

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