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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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    Makeda The Queen of Sheba

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    Marlon McKinney (A and ILT) List Price: $9.99 (Paperback - Comic Book/ Graphic Novel  A Fantasy Story - Queen of Sheba - 2021) A beautiful Ethiopia...

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    Make Your Own Money How Kids Can Earn It, Save It and Dream Big

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    Ty Allen Jackson (A) & Nicole Miles (ILT) List price: $12.95 (Paperback - Money Self Help & Motivation - 2021) Saving money for something? ...

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  • Root Magic

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    Eden Royce (Author) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - A Successful Blend of Historical & Mystical Element - 2021) “A poignant, necessary entry...

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    Ancestor Approved Intertribal Stories For Kids

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    Cynthia Leitich Smith (EDIT) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Anthology of Native American Stories - 2021)Edited by award-winning and bestselling a...

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    Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States

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    Louisa Jagger (A) and Shari Becker (A) and  Floyd Cooper (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - First Black Pilot to Fly Across the USA - 2021) The ...

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    African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History

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    Tracey Baptiste (A)  List Price: $19.95 (Hardcover - African Kings and Queens - 2021) “In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unvei...

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    Take Back The Block

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    Chrystal D. Giles. (A)   List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Community and Gentrification - 2021) "This book made me want to step aside, hand over the...

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    Caprice

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    Coe Booth (A)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Abuse and Generational Family Secrets - 2022) From the groundbreaking author of Tyrell, an astonishi...

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  • It's The End of The World and II'm In mY Bathing Suit
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    It's The End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit

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    Justin A. Reynolds (A)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Doomsday Story - 2022)  A hilarious new middle-grade from Justin A. Reynolds that asks: Wha...

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    B is For Black Wealth : Children's Encyclopedia Intro to Business and Finance

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    Anthony Walker (A) and Lamaro Smith (ILT) List Price: $22.99 (Hardcover - Intro To Business and Finance - 2021) B is For Black Wealth is an ABC bo...

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    The Last Last-Day-Of-Summer #1 (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure)

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    Lamar Giles (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Boys Adventure Series Book # 1 - 2020) "The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all childr...

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  • The Last Chance For Logan County #3 (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure)
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    The Last Chance For Logan County #3 (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure)

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    Lamar Giles (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Boys Adventure Series #3 - 2020) In The Last Chance for Logan County, the third Legendary Als...

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    The Last Mirror On The Left #2 (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure)

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    Lamar Giles (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Boys Adventure Series #2 - 2020) In this new Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar-nomi...

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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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    The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

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    Nikole Hannah Jones (A) and Renee Watson (A) and Nikkolas Smith (ILT) List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Retells The Journey of An Enslaved People to ...

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  • Black Boy Joy

    Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating

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    Kwame Mbalia (Editor)  List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - 17 Voices Sharing Their Joy - 2021) THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FIVE STARRED...

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    Rachelle Burke (A)  List Price $6.99 (Paperback - Biography / Gymnastics Star -2021) Simone Biles has been called the greatest gymnast of all tim...

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    Sita’s Ramayana

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    Samhita Arni (A) and Mona Chirakar (ILT)  List Price: $24.95  (Hardcover -  India / Graphic Novel / War /  A  Woman’s Opinion -2011) The Ramayana i...

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  • The Only Black Girls In Town
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    The Only Black Girls In Town

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    Brandy Colbert (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Mystery Journals / Friendship - 2021) From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut ...

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    Fast Pitch

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    Nic Stone (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Sports / Girl Softball Player - 2021)   New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a challengi...

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    Clean Getaway

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    Nic Stone (A) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - An Adventure Down South - 2021)  From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely m...

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    Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

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     Jayson Reynold (A), Ibram X. Kendi (A)Sonja Sheryll-Paul (Adapter) & Rachelle Baker (ILT) List Price: $15.99 ( Hardcover - Racism  and Antirac...

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  • Ways to Make Sunshine

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    Renee Watson (A) & Nina Mata (ILT) List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - A realistically Fiction Book - 2020) From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott Ki...

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  • Some Places More Than Others

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    Renee Watson (Author) List Price $16.99 ( Hardcover - A Novel About Family And Forgiveness - 2019) From Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Aut...

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