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WEED IS A FLOWER : THE LIFE OF GEORGE

By: ALIKI

Price: $7.59

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM204075

ISBN: 0671664905

Condition: NEW


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Freedom School, Yes!

By: AMY LITTLESUGAR

Price: $8.50

Publisher: PHILOMEL BOOKS - NEW YORK:

Seller ID: IM495429

ISBN: 0399230068

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


Jolie has a lot to be scared about since the new Freedom School teacher, Annie, came to town. Bricks thrown through windows in the dead of night, notes filled with hate, and now a fire has burnt down the church where Annie was supposed to start teaching tomorrow Without the church, how can she possibly teach Jolie and the other townspeople about black poets and artists, historians and inventors? Unless the people themselves fight back. In this triumphant story based... View more info

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ALL DIFFERENT NOW : JUNETEENTH, THE FIRST DAY OF

By: ANGELA JOHNSON

Price: $16.19

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM220029

ISBN: 068987376X

Condition: NEW


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Youngest Marcher

By: CYNTHIA LEVINSON

Price: $16.19

Publisher: ATHENEUM:

Seller ID: IM486313

ISBN: 1481400703

Condition: NEW


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DREAM SOMETHING BIG

By: DIANNA HUTTS ASTON

Price: $9.00

Publisher: PUTNAM PUBLISHING GROUP@:

Seller ID: IM266620

ISBN: 0803732457

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Between 1921 and 1955, Italian immigrant Simon Rodia transformed broken glass, seashells, pottery, and a dream to "do something big" into a U.S. National Landmark. Readers watch the towers rise from his little plot of land in Watts, California, through the eyes of a fictional girl as she grows and raises her own children. Chronicled in stunningly detailed collage that mimics Rodia's found-object art, this thirty-four-year journey becomes a mesmerizing testament to persev... View more info

THANK YOU, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.!

By: ELEANORA E. TATE

Price: $2.00

Publisher: BANTAM DOUBLEDAY DELL:

Seller ID: IM187566

ISBN: 0553540327

Condition: FAIR CONDITION


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STORY A STORY: AN AFRICAN TALE

By: GAIL E. HALEY

Price: $7.59

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM218128

ISBN: 0689712014

Condition: NEW


Winner of the Caldecott Medal Once, all the stories in the world belonged to Nyame, the Sky God. He kept them in a box beside his throne. But Ananse, the Spider man, wanted them -- and caught three sly creatures to get them. This story of how we got our own stories to tell is adapted from an African folktale. View more info

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GREAT MIGRATION : AN AMERICAN STORY

By: JACOB LAWRENCE

Price: $9.49

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM30757

ISBN: 0064434281

Condition: NEW


Around the time of WWI, large numbers of African Americans began leaving their homes in the rural South in search of employment in the industrial cities of the North. In 1940, Lawrence chronicled their journey of hope in a flowing narrative sequence of paintings."This stirring picture book brings together the sixty panels of Lawrence's epic narrative Migration series, which he created in 1940-1941. They tell of the journey of African-Americans who left their homes in the... View more info

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FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD

By: JEANETTE WINTER

Price: $7.59

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM212765

ISBN: 0679819975

Condition: NEW


Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic ... View more info

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LILLIAN'S RIGHT TO VOTE : A CELEBRATION

By: JONAH WINTER

Price: $16.19

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM113016

ISBN: 0385390289

Condition: NEW


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DAVE THE POTTER

By: LABAN CARRICK HILL

Price: $16.20

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY:

Seller ID: IM82840

ISBN: 031610731X

Condition: NEW


To us it is just dirt, the ground we walk on...But to Daveit was clay, the plain and basic stuffupon which he formed a lifeas a slave nearly 200 years ago. Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award no... View more info

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BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET

By: LESA CLINE-RANSOME

Price: $16.15

Publisher: HOLIDAY HOUSE INC.:

Seller ID: IM497844

ISBN: 0823420477

Condition: NEW


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BLACK PIONEERS OF SCIENCE AND INVENTION

By: LOUIS HABER

Price: $8.54

Publisher: HARCOURT BRACE & CO TRADE DEPT:

Seller ID: IM50228

ISBN: 0152085661

Condition: NEW


A readable, perceptive account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress. The achievements of Benjamin Banneker, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver, and others have made jobs easier, saved countless lives, and in many cases, altered the course of history. " Includes a bibliography and an index." View more info

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HIDDEN FIGURES

By: MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY

Price: $16.19

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM497572

ISBN: 0062742469

Condition: NEW


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NIGHT BOAT TO FREEDOM

By: MARGOT THEIS RAVEN

Price: $8.00

Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX, INC.:

Seller ID: IM99461

ISBN: 0374312664

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


When Granny Judith asks twelve-year-old Christmas John to row Molly, cook's daughter, across the river from Kentucky to the Free State of Ohio, he's terrified. Bravely, he begins the first of many journeys. Each time he returns, Granny Judith asks what color clothing his passenger wore, for she's had a dream-vision and is making a quilt from squares of these "freedom colors." When there are only two squares left, she tells him, "Dream says we got to get ourselves over th... View more info

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LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

By: MATT DE LA PENA

Price: $15.29

Publisher: PUTNAM PUBLISHING GROUP:

Seller ID: IM130212

ISBN: 0399257748

Condition: NEW


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WARRIORS DON'T CRY

By: MELBA PATTILL BEALS

Price: $7.59

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM343833

ISBN: 1416948821

Condition: NEW


An innocent teenager. An unexpected hero. In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, "Brown v. Board of Education, " Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's r... View more info

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MEET DANITRA BROWN

By: NIKKI GRIMES

Price: $7.59

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM217391

ISBN: 0688154719

Condition: NEW


This spirited collection of poems introduces young readers to Danitra Brown, the most splendiferous girl in town, and her best friend, Zuri Jackson. "The poignant text and lovely pictures are an excellent collaboration, resulting in a look at touching moments of universal appeal."--School Library Journal. View more info

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QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE

By: PAT ZIETLOW MILLER

Price: $15.29

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM351643

ISBN: 1452129363

Condition: NEW


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IT'S WINGS THAT MAKE BIRDS FLY

By: SANDRA WEINER

Price: $15.00

Publisher: PANTHEON:

Seller ID: IM450619

ISBN: 1199351520

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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UNITED STATES VS. JACKIE ROBINSON

By: SUDIPTA BARDHAN-QUALLEN

Price: $16.19

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM497712

ISBN: 0062287842

Condition: NEW


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AT GLEASON'S GYM

By: TED LEWIN

Price: $16.16

Publisher: ROARING BROOK PRESS:

Seller ID: IM393366

ISBN: 1596432314

Condition: NEW


A KNOCKOUT OF A BOOK about the world's most famous gym. "At Gleason's Gym the world works out. It's down on the Brooklyn waterfront just a left hook away from the Brooklyn Bridge." This spectacular book puts you smack in the middle of the action. But it's more than a book about boxing: It's about the heart of a community, and about the power of practice, perseverance, and staying true to yourself. Paintings, sketches and words by Caldecott Honor artist and former profess... View more info

BEHIND THE BACK OF THE MOUNTAIN

By: VERNA AARDEMA

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNKNOWN PUBLISHER:

Seller ID: IM457096

ISBN: 1199417459

Condition: POOR CONDITION


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PEOPLE COULD FLY : AMERICAN BLACK FOLKTA

By: VIRGINIA HAMILTON

Price: $10.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM125514

ISBN: 0394869257

Condition: FAIR CONDITION


"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) "School Library Journal." This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards text Exemplar (Grade 6-8, Stories) in Appe... View more info