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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.  

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

    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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    President of the Whole Sixth Grade

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    Sherri Winston (A) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - 6th Grade President / Book 2 -2015) In this follow-up to President of the Whole Fifth Grade, ...

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    Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

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    G. Neri (A) and Randy Duburke (ILT) List Price: $16.95 (Paperback -   South Side Gang Member  - 2010) Eleven-year old Roger is trying to make sens...

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    Bayou Magic

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    Jewell Parker Rhodes (A)   List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Mystery / Friends - 2016)  A magical coming-of-age story from Coretta Scott King honor a...

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    Binti Home

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    Nnedi Okorafor (A)  List Price: $15.99 (Paperback - SciFi / Book 2 / Female Hero - 2017) The thrilling sequel to the Hugo and Nebula-winning Binti...

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  • The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano

    The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano

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    Ann Cameron (A) List Price: $6.99 (Paperback - Benin / Young Prince / Captured -  2000) Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa,...

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    Brave, Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World

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    Cheryl Hudson (A) and Erin K.Robinson List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - African American Women Leaders - 2020) Published in collaboration with the S...

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    New Kid

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    Jerry Craft (A)  List Price: $12.99 (Paperback - 7th Grade / New School - 2019) Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and ...

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    Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

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    Jason Reynolds (A)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - 10 Stories - 2019)  A National Book Award Finalist!Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookAn NPR ...

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    Jamaal Meets Marcus Garvey

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  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong (1)

    Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong (1))

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    Kwame Mbalia (A)  List Price:$17.99 (Hardcover - Fantasy, Action and Mythology - 2019)  Coretta Scott Award Winner - Handpicked by Amazon kids’ b...

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    Black Women In Science

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    Kimberly Brown Pellum PhD (A)  List Price: $9.99 (Paperback - Black Women In Science -2019) Bold, black women in science―where will their inspirat...

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    Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel)

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    Jason Reynolds (A) and Kadir Nelson (ILT)  List Price: $9.99 (Paperback - Graphic Novel / Super Hero - 2018)  "Everyone gets mad at hustlers, espe...

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  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
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    Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

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    Ashley Bryan (A and ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - The Lives of 11 African American Slaves - 2016)  Newbery Honor BookCoretta Scott King Aut...

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  • Bravo: Poems About Amazing Hispanics

    Bravo: Poems About Amazing Hispanics

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    Margarita Engle (A) and Rafael Lopes (A) List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Poetic  Biographies - 2017) Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot―the...

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    Lu (4) (Track)

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    Jason Reynold (A) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Track and Field / Competition - 2019) “Pure gold.” —School Library Journal (starred review)“The pe...

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    Patina (2) (Track)

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    Jason Reynold (A) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Track and Field / Competition - 2018) l to National Book Award Finalist Ghost and a New York Times...

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    Sunny (3) (Track)

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    Jason Reynold (A) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Track and Field / Competition - 2019) Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third...

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  • Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes From the Past and Present

    Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes From the Past and Present

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    Jamia Wilson (A) and Andrea Pippins (ILT)  List Price:  $23.99 (Hardcover -  Biographies / Black Movers and Shakers -  2019) “...to be revisited ag...

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  • Genesis Begins Again

    Genesis Begins Again

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    Alicia D. Williams (A)  List Price: $17.99 ( Hardcover / Teen Racism and Abusive Family - 2019) This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tell...

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  • Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition)
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    Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition)

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    Maya Angelou (A) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (ILT) and Sara Jan Boyers (A) List Price: $19.95 (Hardcover - Celebrated New York Artist / Creativity - ...

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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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  • We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
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    We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

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    Wade and Cheryl Hudson and Various Amazing Authors, Illustrators and Poets List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Anthology of Poetic Advice to Children ...

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    A Sky Full of Stars

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    Linda Williams Jackson (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Social Justice/ Decision Making - 2018) After the murder of Emmett Till, thirteen-year-...

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