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The Goal Is To Create Life Long Readers 

Beautifully illustrated stories for GRADES K-3 with positive images that stirs the imagination and builds vocabulary to accelerate their enthusiasm for reading and increases reading comprehension.

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    African Proverbs For All Ages

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    Johnetta  Betsch Cole (A) and Nelda LaTeef (ILT) List Price: $19.99 (Hardcover - African Proverbs - 2021) It has been said that a proverb is a ...

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    Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

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    Suzanne Slade (A) and Cozbi A. Carbrera (ILT) List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Poet / First Black Person to Win A Pulitzer Prize - 2020) A picture-b...

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  • I AM Smart

    I AM Smart

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    Suzy Capozi (A) and Eren Unten (ILT) List Price: $13.99 (Hardcover - Level 2 / Science Project - 2018) When his teacher announces that there will b...

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    Libby Loves Science

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    Kimberly Derting (A) and Shelli R. Johannes (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover -  Science / Scientist - 2020) Libby loves science! In this STEM-...

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    The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy

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    Kekla Magoon (A) and Laura Freeman (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - First Black Supreme Court Justice - 2022) A brilliant picture book biogr...

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  • Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch
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    Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch

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    Heidi Tyline King (A) and Ekua Holmes (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Environmental Story / Activism - 2021) This heartfelt picture book biog...

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  • The World Belonged to US
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    The World Belonged to US

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    Jacqueline Woodson (A) and Leo Espinosa (ILT)  List Price $18.99 (Hardcover - Brooklyn Kids at Play In The Streets - 2022) Two children’s book supe...

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    Black Boy, Black Boy: Celebrate Remarkable Moments in Black History with this Uplifting Story

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    Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond (A) and Ken Daley (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Inspire Black Boys with Heroes - 2022) Inspire Black boys to...

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    Ohana Means Family

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    Ilima Loomis (A) and Kenard Pak (ILT) List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Hawaiian Heritage - 2022) Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi...

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  • True You: A Gender Journey
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    True You: A Gender Journey

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    Gwen Agna (A) and Shelley Rotner (A) and Shelley Rotner (ILT)  List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Children / Gender Identities - 2022) There a...

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    Lali's Feather

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    Farhan Zia (A) and Stephanie Fizer Coleman (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Identity Story / Discovery - 2022) A vivacious and endearing story...

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    Lubaya's Quiet Roar

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    Marilyn Nelson (A) and Philemona Williamson (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Protest / Making A Difference -  2020) In this stirring picture b...

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    Binnny's Diwali

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    Thrity Umrigar (A) and Nidhi Chanani (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Celebration of Festival of the Lights -2020) Binny woke up happy but...

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  • The Year We Learned To Fly
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    The Year We Learned to Fly

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    Jacqueline Woodson (A) and Raphael Lopez List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover -Companion to The Day You Begin - 2022) Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López'...

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    There Is A Flower At The Tip of My Nose Smelling Me

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    Alice Walker (A) and Queenbe Monyei (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Poetry - 2022) Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist Alice Walker i...

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    The Queen of Kindergarten

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    Black Girls Are Magic: A Coloring Book for Girls Who Rock

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    Danielle Arrington (A and ILT) List Price: $12.99 (Paperback - Activity Book/ Coloring Book -2021) Celebrate your Beauty, Strength, and Imaginatio...

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    Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner

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    Angela Dalton (A)  Jestenia Southerland (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Family Dinner Story - 2021 On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of D...

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    Makeda The Queen of Sheba

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    Little Shaq

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    The Genius of Egypt

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  • Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood

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    Cece Loves Science

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    Kimberly Dirting (A) and Shelli Johannes (A) and Vashti Harrison (ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Science Girl - 2020) Cece loves science! In...

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    The ABC's of Black History

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