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    Becoming Billie Holiday

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse.

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    Bound for America : the forced migration of Africans to the New World

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Discusses the European enslavement of Africans, including their capture, branding, conditions on slave ships, shipboard mutinies, and arrival in the Americas.

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    Miss Crandall's school for young ladies & little misses of color : poems

    Alexander, Elizabeth, 1962-

    Poems tell the story of nineteenth-century teacher Prudence Crandall and the students she taught at her Canterbury, Connecticut, school for African-American girls before persecution forced its closing.

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    Meet Danitra Brown

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A little girl introduces her best friend through a collection of thirteen poems.

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    The blacker the berry : poems

    Thomas, Joyce Carol.

    A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

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    African beginnings

    Haskins, James, 1941-

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    Brick by brick

    Smith, Charles R., 1969-

    Looks at the people who built the White House, including several slaves, who were able to buy their freedom after learning a trade through this work.

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    Frederick Douglass : the lion who wrote history

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

    A picture book that chronicles the life of African-American social reformer Frederick Douglass.

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    Coming home : from the life of Langston Hughes

    Cooper, Floyd.

    Brings Langston Hughes to life as a hero to poets, dreamers, children and adults who ponder what home means to them.

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    Jump! : from the life of Michael Jordan

    Cooper, Floyd.

    Presents a picture book based on the story of how basketball great Michael Jordan worked for years to become good enough to beat his toughest competitor--his older brother Larry--at hoops.

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    Where's Rodney?

    Bogan, Carmen.

    "Outside is where Rodney always wants to be. Between school and home, there is a park. He knows all about that park. It's that triangle-shaped place with the yellow grass and two benches where grown-ups sit around all day. Besides, his momma said to stay away from that park. When Rodney finally gets a chance to go to a real park, with plenty of room to run and climb and shout, and to just be himself, he will never be the same"--Provided by publisher.

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    The ring bearer

    Cooper, Floyd.

    "Jackson's mom is getting married, and Jackson is nervous about his role and his new family"--Provided by publisher.

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    A dance like starlight : one ballerina's dream

    Dempsey, Kristy.

    A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.

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    Danitra Brown leaves town

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Recounts, in a series of poems and letters, Danitra's summer at her aunt's house in the country and her best friend Zuri's summer at home in town.

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    Freedom school, yes!

    Littlesugar, Amy.

    When their house is attacked because her mother volunteered to take in the young white woman who has come to teach African-American children at the Freedom School, Jolie is afraid, but she overcomes her fear after learning the value of education.

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    Tree of hope

    Littlesugar, Amy.

    Florrie's daddy used to be a stage actor in Harlem before the Depression forced the Lafayette Theater to close, but he gets a chance to act again when Orson Welles reopens the theater to stage an all-black version of Macbeth.

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    These hands

    Mason, Margaret H., 1954-

    An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note.

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    Ma Dear's aprons

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Young David Earl always knows what day of the week it is, because his mother, Ma Dear, has a different apron for every day except Sunday.

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    Ruth and The Green Book

    Ramsey, Calvin A.

    When Ruth and her parents take a motor trip from Chicago to Alabama to visit her grandma, they rely on a pamphlet called "The Negro Motorist Green Book" to find places that will serve them. Includes facts about "The Green Book.".

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    Back of the bus

    Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-

    From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.

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    Sweet, sweet memory

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    A child and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.

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    Miz Berlin walks

    Yolen, Jane.

    Mary Louise gradually gets to know and love her elderly neighbor lady who tells wonderful stories as she walks around the block of her Virginia home.

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