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Expand Their Minds and Feed Their Dreams     

Great stories with unforgettable characters for inquisitive minds in GRADES 4-6 that encourages critical thinking, self discovery and awareness of culture and a thirst for knowledge.  

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    African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History

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    Ikenga

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    Nnedi Okorafor (A)  List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover -  SciFi / Fantasy / Super Powers - 2019) An NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEARAn AMAZON BEST CHILDREN'S B...

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    Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating

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    King and the Dragonflies

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    Karen Callender (A) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Loss, Grief and Courage - 2020) Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Lit...

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    Clubhouse Mysteries #6: Stars and Sparks on Stage

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    Sharon M. Draper (A) Jesse Joshua Watson (ILT) List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - Adventure / Stars on Stage - 2012) The Clubhouse kids compete for a ...

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    Crown of Thunder

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    Tochi Onyebuchi (A)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Science Fiction / Myth - Search for Home - 2018) In the sequel to the acclaimed Beasts Made of...

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    Jewell Parker Rhodes (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Racial Injustice / 2 Worlds - 2020) From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Par...

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    Jamaal Meets Marcus Garvey

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    Ghost (1) Track

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    Jason Reynolds (A)  List Price: $17.99  (Hardcover  - Track & Field, Friendships and Winning - 2017) A National Book Award Finalist for Young ...

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    The Parker Inheritance

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    The Season of Styx Malone

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    When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

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