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    The Crazy Horse Electric game

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    The Crazy Horse Electric game

    Crutcher, Chris.

    A high school athlete, frustrated at being handicapped after an accident, runs away from home and is helped back to mental and physical health by a black benefactor and the people in a special school where he enrolls.

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    Romiette & Julio

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    Romiette & Julio

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet, but are harrassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating.

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    Plum bun

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    Plum bun : a novel without a moral

    Fauset, Jessie Redmon

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    Money hungry

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    Money hungry

    Flake, Sharon.

    All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.

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    Bronx masquerade

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    Bronx masquerade

    Grimes, Nikki.

    While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.

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    Bluish

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    Bluish : a novel

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair.

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    Dancer

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    Dancer

    Hewett, Lorri.

    Sixteen-year-old Stephanie struggles to perfect her ballet dancing as her classes are complicated by the introduction of a new male dancer.

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    A life for a life

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    A life for a life : a novel

    Hill, Ernest, 1961-

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    Heaven

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    Heaven

    Johnson, Angela.

    Fourteen-year-old Marley's seemingly perfect life in the small town of Heaven is disrupted when she discovers that her father and mother are not her real parents.

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    145th Street

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    145th Street : short stories

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Ten stories portray life on a block in Harlem.

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    Monster

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    Monster

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

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    The Mouse rap

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    The Mouse rap

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    During an eventful summer in Harlem, fourteen-year-old Mouse and his friends fall in and out of love and search for a hidden treasure from the days of Al Capone.

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    Scorpions

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    Scorpions

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun--until a tragedy occurs.

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    Slam!

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    Slam!

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently.

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    Clover

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    Clover

    Sanders, Dori

    After her father dies within hours of marrying a white woman, a ten-year-old black girl learns with her new mother to overcome griet and to adjust to a new place in their rural South Carolina community.

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    Dangerous skies

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    Dangerous skies

    Staples, Suzanne Fisher.

    Hypocrisy and prejudice twist events in such a way as to implicate two children, one from a prominent white family and the other an Afro-American, in a murder.

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    Let the circle be unbroken

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    Let the circle be unbroken

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive.

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    Celebration!

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    Celebration!

    Thomas, Jane Resh.

    Grandmother, aunts and uncles, and assorted cousins gather for the annual picnic in Maggie's backyard, complete with good food and family fun.

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    A do right man

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    A do right man

    Tyree, Omar.

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    If you come softly

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    If you come softly

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.

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    Sunday you learn how to box

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    Rite of passage

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    Rite of passage

    Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.

    When fifteen-year-old Johnny Gibbs is told that he is really a foster child, he runs off into the streets of Harlem and meets up with a gang that wants him to participate in a mugging. Includes criticism of Wright's fiction.

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    Sounder

    Armstrong, William Howard, 1914-

    Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.

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    More stories Huey tells

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    More stories Huey tells

    Cameron, Ann, 1943-

    Huey, his older brother Julian, and their family and friends plant a garden, play basketball, try to get Huey's father to stop smoking, learn about the universe, and more.

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    Yolonda's genius

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    Yolonda's genius

    Fenner, Carol.

    After moving from Chicago to Grand River, Michigan, fifth grader Yolonda, big and strong for her age, determines to prove that her younger brother is not a slow learner but a true musical genius.

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    Toning the sweep

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    Toning the sweep

    Johnson, Angela.

    On a visit to her grandmother Ola, who is dying of cancer in her house in the desert, fourteen-year-old Emmie hears many stories about the past and her family history and comes to a better understanding of relatives both dead and living.

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    Letters from a slave girl

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    Letters from a slave girl : the story of Harriet Jacobs

    Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

    A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842.

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    The dark-thirty

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    The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.

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    A picture of Freedom

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    A picture of Freedom : the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.

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    Nightwalkers

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    Nightwalkers

    Morris, Judy K.

    After a school trip to the Washington zoo, ten-year-old James becomes so attached to Daisy, an orphaned African elephant, that he jeopardizes his placement in a new foster home to accompany her on several desperate nighttime journeys.

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    Possibles

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    Possibles

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Following the death of her father, a twelve-year-old girl takes a summer job instead of going to camp with a friend as planned.

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    Let the circle be unbroken

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    Let the circle be unbroken

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive.

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    Roll of thunder, hear my cry

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    Roll of thunder, hear my cry

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    A black family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

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    Justin and the best biscuits in the world

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    Justin and the best biscuits in the world

    Walter, Mildred Pitts.

    Suffering in a family full of females, ten-year-old Justin feels that cleaning and keeping house are women's work until he spends time on his beloved grandfather's ranch.

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    I hadn't meant to tell you this

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    I hadn't meant to tell you this

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Marie, the only black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white classmate Lena, discovers that Lena's father is doing horrible things to her in private.

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    By the dawn's early light

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    By the dawn's early light

    Ackerman, Karen, 1951-

    A young girl and her brother stay with their grandmother while their mother works at night.

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    Sing to the stars

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    Sing to the stars

    Barrett, Mary Brigid.

    When Ephram becomes friends with a blind man in his neighborhood and finds out that Mr. Washington was a famous pianist who hasn't touched a piano for a long time, he resolves to get the man back on stage.

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    Miss Viola and Uncle Ed Lee

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    Miss Viola and Uncle Ed Lee

    Duncan, Alice Faye.

    A young boy helps his two neighbors, one as neat as a pin and the other as junky as a pack rat, become friends.

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    Barefoot

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    Barefoot : escape on the underground railroad

    Edwards, Pamela Duncan.

    In the forest, a group of animals help a runaway slave escape his pursuers.

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    Neeny coming, Neeny going

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    Neeny coming, Neeny going

    English, Karen.

    Essie eagerly awaits the visit of her cousin but feels disheartened after her arrival because Neeny is no longer interested in life on the island from which she moved.

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    The patchwork quilt

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    The patchwork quilt

    Flournoy, Valerie, 1952-

    Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life.

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    William and the good old days

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    William and the good old days

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    A little boy remembers his grandmother before she became ill, and during her long recovery he tries to imagine how things will be when she comes home from the hospital.

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    Amazing Grace

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    Amazing Grace

    Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

    Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

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    When I am old with you

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    When I am old with you

    Johnson, Angela.

    A child imagines being old with Grandaddy and joining him in such activities as playing cards all day, visiting the ocean, and eating bacon on the porch.

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    Africa brothers and sisters

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    Africa brothers and sisters

    Kroll, Virginia L.

    At lunchtime Daddy and Jesse play their favorite game: a question and answer game about people who live in Africa and the ways in which they are connected to Jesse.

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    Mirandy and Brother Wind

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    Mirandy and Brother Wind

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner.

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    The car washing street

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    The car washing street

    Patrick, Denise Lewis.

    Even though his parents do not own a car, Matthew looks forward to Saturday mornings when all the people on his street wash their cars.

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    The adventures of sparrowboy

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    The adventures of sparrowboy

    Pinkney, J. Brian.

    After an encounter with a sparrow, Henry finds he is able to fly just like his favorite comic book hero HawkMan.

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    Working cotton

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    Working cotton

    Williams, Sherley Anne, 1944-

    A young black girl relates the daily events of her family's migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.

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    Fallen angels

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    Fallen angels

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.

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