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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.  

  • Who Was Selena?

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    Kate Bisantz and Max Bisantz (A) List Price: $ 5.99 (Paperback - Spanish Bilingual - 2018) As a young girl, Selena Quintanilla sang in a band calle...

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    The Toothpaste Millionaire

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    Jean Merrill (A) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback- Science  -2006) Sixth-grader Rufus Mayflower doesn't set out to become a millionaire. He just wants...

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  • Find Where The Wind Goes

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    Dr. Mae Jemison (A) A Collection of Moments in Dr. Mae's Life List Price: $26.99 (Hardcover - First Black Astronaut- 2021) "The writing sings" say...

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    Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists

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    Martha Freeman (A) and Katy Wu (ILT) List Price: $19.99 (Hardcover -  Bios of 20 Female Scientists - 2020) “An inspiring look at women who realized...

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  • King of the Dragon Flies

    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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    Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World? (Part 2)

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    Jay Leslie (A), Alex Hart (EDIT) and Neka Myers (ILT) List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - American History Leaders and Achievers - 2020) A "2020 NCSS N...

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  • My Life As An Ice Cream Sandwich  at Ashay By The Bay

    My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

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    Ibi Zoboi (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Coming of Age Strory - Loves Science - 2019) National Book Award-finalist Ibi Zoboi makes her middle-...

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  • Who is Kamala Harris?

    Who Is Kamala Harris?

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    Kristen Anderson (A) List Price:  $5.99  (Paperback - Vice President of The United States - 2021) The inspiring story of Vice President Kamala Harr...

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  • This Is Your Time

    This Is Your Time

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    Ruby Bridges (A) List Price: $15.99 (Hardcover - Biography / Civil Rights Activist - 2020) NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridg...

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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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    A Good Kind of Trouble

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    Lisa Moore Ramee (A) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - 12 Year Old / Friendship -2019) From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-he...

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  • The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth at AshayByTheBay.com
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    The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth

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    Wade Hudson (A) and Cheryl Willis Hudson (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - 30 Celebrated Voices Advise Today's Youth - 2020) This powerful collec...

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  • Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner

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    Janice N. Harrington (A) and Theodore Taylor lll List Price: $18.50 (Hardcover - First Black Entomologist - 2019) Can spiders learn? How do ants fi...

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    Ida B. Wells: Discovering History's Heroes

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    Diane Bailey (A) List Price: $6.99 (Paperback -  Biography / Journalist/ She Exposed Lynching - 2019) Jeter Publishing presents a brand-new series ...

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  • Crown of Thunder
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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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  • Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

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    Gregory Zuckerman (A) and Gabriel and Elijah Zuckerman (A) List Price: $9.99 (Paperback - Women In Sports - 2018) Bold the power of women! These ar...

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  • Peace, Locomotion

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    Jacqueline Woodson (A) List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Foster Siblings - 2010) The stunning companion to the National Book Award finalist--from a fo...

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  • It's Trevor Noah: Born A Crime

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    Trevor Noah (A)  List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Entertainer / BiRacial / Memoire - 2020) The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his perso...

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  • Ghost Boys

    Ghost Boys

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    Jewell Parker Rhodes (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Police Shooting / 12 Years Old - 2018) A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black b...

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    Black Brother, Black Brother

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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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    Who Was Ida B. Wells?

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    Sarah Fabiny (A) Who HQ (A) and Ted Hammond (ILT)  List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - Journalist / Activist- Exposed Lynching -2020)  The story of how...

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    Who Was Booker T. Washington?

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    James Buckley Jr. (A) Who HQ (A) and Jake Murray (ILT) List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - Black Leader/ Business / Education  - 2020) Learn how a slav...

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    For Black Girls Like Me

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    Mariama J.Lockington (A) List Price: 16.99 (Hardcover - Teen Girls / Self Discovery - 2019) In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sist...

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  • Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves at AshayByTheBay.com
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    Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

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    Glory Edim (A) List Price: $20.00 (Hardcover - Anthology / Literary Essays - 2018) NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD • An inspiring collection of...

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