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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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    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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  •  Audible SampleAudible Sample Follow the Author  Jason Reynolds + Follow  Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

    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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    Diafra Thomas Nunez (A) List Price: $9.99 (Paperback -  Marcus Garvey Adventure - 2020) Travel back in time with Jamaal to meet Pan-Africanist Mar...

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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 by Ashley Bryan

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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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  • Midnight Without A Moon
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    Midnight Without a Moon

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    Linda Williams Jackson (A) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Social Injustice  - 2017) It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter ca...

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    Hoodoo

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    Ronald L. Smith (A) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Mystery /Black Magic 2017) . Twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family with a ric...

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  • The parker Inheritance
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    The Parker Inheritance

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    Varian Johnson (A)  List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Mystery Fortune - 2018) A Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor w...

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    Blended

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    Sharon Draper (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - BiRacial / Paralell World / Self Discovery - 2018) Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is ...

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  • The Season of STyx Malone
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    The Season of Styx Malone

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    Kekla Magoon (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Friendship Story - 2018)  ★ An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selectionMeet Caleb and Bo...

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    100 Great African Kings and Queens: I am the Nile (Real African Writers Series) (Volume 1)

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    Pusch Commey (A) and Innocent Dembetembe (ILT) List Price:  $22.99 (Paperback - African Kings and Queens - 2014) Volume one of 100 GREAT AFRICAN K...

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