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Just Us Women
Caines, Jeannette


"No boys and no men-just us women," Aunt Martha tells her niece. And together they plan their trip to North Carolina in Aunt Martha's brand-new car. This is to be a very special outing-with no one to hurry them along, the two travelers can do exactly as they please.

Item No. 9780064430562
$7.99
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me - Autographed
Daniel Beaty & Bryan Collier
Autographed by illustrator Bryan Collier

Every morning, I play a game with my father.
He goes knock knock on my door
and I pretend to be asleep
till he gets right next to the bed.
And my papa, he tells me, "I love you."

But what happens when, one day, that "knock knock" doesn't come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams.
Item No. AUTOBC3
$18.99
Leo & Diane Dillon Print - Earth Mother

16" x 20" archival Giclee print featuring artwork from Leo & Diane Dillon's illustrations for Earth Mother by Ellen Jackson.

Item No. GIC2025297
$75.00
Leo & Diane Dillon Print - The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese

16" x 20" archival Giclee print featuring artwork from Leo & Diane Dillon's The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard Norman.

Item No. GIC2025298
$75.00
Leo & Diane Dillon Print - The People Could Fly

16" x 20" archival Giclee print featuring artwork from Leo & Diane Dillon's The People Could Fly.

Item No. GIC2025300
$75.00
Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - A Wrinkle in Time

4" x 6" postcard featuring cover artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

Item No. 40426088
$1.00
Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - Ashanti to Zulu

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove.

Item No. 64315193
$1.00
Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - If Kids Ran the World

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from If Kids Ran the World.

Item No. 51599954
$1.00
Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - Jazz on a Saturday Night

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from Jazz on a Saturday Night.

Item No. 45450151
$1.00
Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - The Secret River

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Item No. 80683739
$1.00
Let It Shine
Ashley Bryan

This little light of mine,

I'm gonna let it shine.

Let it shine,

let it shine,

let it shine.


With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The power of these beloved songs simply emanates through his joyous interpretations. Come, sing, and celebrate!

Item No. 9780689847325
$19.99
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Russell-Brown, Katheryn
Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family's Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba's extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. Brimming with ebullience and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.
Item No. 9781600608988
$18.95
Many Thousands Gone: African-Americans from Slavery to Freedom
Hamilton, Virginia
Illus. in black-and-white. In this companion volume to the award-winning
"The People Could Fly, " Virginia Hamilton traces the history of slavery
and the Underground Railroad in America. Thirty-five inspiring stories describe
ingenious escapes, desperate measures, and daring protests of former slaves.
"Hamilton is neither sensational nor sentimental, even as she celebrates the
many acts of shining courage. This makes us all want to know more, much more,
about those many thousand gone."--(starred) "Booklist." "A compelling
book, outstanding in every way."--(pointer) "Kirkus."
Item No. 9780679879367
$13.99
Minty (Softcover)
Schroeder, Alan
They called her "Minty."

When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while--and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and headstrong young slave, whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. She told stories to her doll, released animals from traps, and, above all, dreamed of running away. And when her father began to teach her the skills necessary for escape, she listened carefully, and learned. . . .

*"Rich with melodrama, suspense, pathos, and, of course, a powerful vision of freedom. This exquisitely crafted book resonates well beyond its few pages."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award

An ALA Notable Book

Item No. 9780140561968
$8.99
Mirandy and Brother Wind (Softcover)
McKissack, Patricia
Illus. in full color."Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can
catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends
advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace, and characterization. Mirandy
sparkles with energy and determination. Multi-hued watercolors fill the pages
with patterned ferment. A treat to pass on to new generations."--(starred)
"Bulletin, Center for Children's Books." Cassette running time: 20 min.
Item No. 9780679883333
$6.99
Mirandy and Brother Wind - Autographed Hardcover

Autographed by Jerry Pinkney

Tomorrow night is Mirandy's first cakewalk, and somehow, some way, she's going to be kicking up her heels with Brother Wind! But how do you catch the Wind? Grandmama Beasley says, "Can't nobody put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special. He be free." With neighbors up and down Ridgetop suggesting all manner of strategies, and friend Ezel laughing at each foiled one, Mirandy grows ever more determined: she'll get hold of that Brother Wind yet!

Patricia C. McKissack's thoroughly engaging tale dances with spirit and rollicking good humor. Complemented by Jerry Pinkney's rich, eye-catching watercolors of the rural South, here's one of those rare, rewarding picture books that is sure to be read and enjoyed again and again.

Item No. AUTOJP5
$17.99
Moon Over Star - Autographed Hardcover

Autographed by Jerry Pinkney

Like everyone else in America on July 20, 1969, Mae's eyes are turned skyward. The Eagle is about to land on the moon - the world's very first moon landing. And that landing is something that will inspire young Mae to make one giant step toward all of the possibilities that life has to offer.

A luminous, dramatic picture of that historic moment, this book is also a timeless portrait of the universality and beauty of childhood dreams.

Item No. AUTOJP1
$17.99
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Weatherford, Carole Boston
This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
Item No. 9780786851751
$15.99
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (Hardcover)
Steptoe, John


Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind of considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone - except Mufaro - knew that Manyara was selfish, bad-tempered, and spoiled.
Item No. 9780688040451
$17.99
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Hughes, Langston
Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
Item No. 9781416935407
$18.99
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Mollel, Tololwa M
A Tanzanian boy saves coins to buy a bicycle so he can help his parents carry goods to market. Then he discovers in spite of all he has saved, he does not have enough money. Glowing watercolor images capture the warmth and strength of a young boy's giving heart.
Item No. 9780395751862
$17.99
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Nelson, Kadir

This stunning picture book biography of Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson is a receipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor award.

In this lush, acclaimed book, award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of global icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations.

It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country. Mandela believed in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.

Resources in the back include an author's note and a bibliography listing additional sources for readers who want to find out more.

Item No. 9780061783746
$17.99
Never Forgotten
McKissack, Patricia C
A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this a lyrical story-in-verse is about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, and his father who is left behind to mourn the loss of his son. Here's a beautiful, powerful, truly unforgettable story about family, memory, and freedom.

"Forceful and iconic," raves Publishers Weekly in a starred review.

Item No. 9780375843846
$18.99
Only Passing Through (paperback)
Anne Rockwell

A powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement's most compelling voices.

Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery. She told of a slave girl who was sold three times by age 13, who was beaten for not understanding her master's orders, who watched her parents die of cold and hunger when they could no longer work for their keep. Sojourner's simple yet powerful words helped people to understand the hideous truth about slavery. The story she told was her own.

Only Passing Through is the inspiring story of how a woman, born a slave with no status or dignity, transformed herself into one of the most powerful voices of the abolitionist movement. Anne Rockwell combines her lifelong love of history with her well-known skill as a storyteller to create this simple, affecting portrait of an American icon.


From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

Item No. 9780440417668
$7.99
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Wentworth, Marjory
The 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner

A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree's New York Times best-selling ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.

Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.

Item No. 9780763680947
$16.99