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Dave the Potter
Hill, Laban Carrick
A Caldecott HonorA Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant...
Item No. 9780316107310
Trombone Shorty
Andrews, Troy
A Caldecott Honor Book illustrated by Bryan Collier, this picture book true story from Grammy Award nominee Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is a "well-told and exquisitely illustrated story of a musician with a steep career trajectory will inspire young readers to pursue their passions, despite...
Item No. 9781419714658
Africa Dream
Greenfield, Eloise
In words that sing and pictures that evoke the rich life and culture of the African continent, here is a book that makes real the deepest longings and imaginings of children for the faraway land of their ancestors.
Item No. 9780064432771
All Night, All Day (Softcover)
Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan has selected twenty best-known and best-loved African-American spirituals, including the title song, "All Night, All Day," and such others as "This Little Light of Mine," "O When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands...
Item No. 9780689867866
Before She Was Harriet
Cline-Ransome, Lesa

A 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet?

We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit...

Item No. 9780823420476
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut - Autographed

Autographed illustrator Gordon C. James

A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book

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Duke Ellington
Andrea Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

A joyful biography of jazz pioneer Duke Ellington, recognized with a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award Honor, brought to life by a bestselling husband and wife duo.

Born in 1899, Duke Ellington was the forerunner in the evolution of jazz. By the time he was...

Item No. 9780786814206
Copeland, Misty
In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work...
Item No. 9780399166150
Goin' Someplace Special (Softcover)
Patricia C. McKissack & Jerry Pinkney

There's a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color...and 'Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there. To her, it's someplace special and she's bursting to go by herself.
When her grandmother sees that she's ready to take such a big step, '...

Item No. 9781416927358
Myers, Walter Dean
They took the road in Waycross Georgia / Skipped over the tracks in East St. Louis / Took the bus from Holly Springs / Hitched a ride from Gee's Bend / Took the long way through Memphis / The third deck down from Trinidad / A wrench of the heart from Goree Island / A wrench of the heart from Goree...
Item No. 9780590543408
I Too Am America - Autographed

Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.

I, too, sing America.
I am...

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I'm Going to Sing
Bryan, Ashley

I'm Going to Sing is a collection of spirituals songs brought to life from award winning children's book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. Lovingly updated and with a foreword from Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, recipient of the 2011 Coretta Scott King-VirginiaHamilton Practitioner Award...

Item No. 9780979300028
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall
Various Poets

In this intergenerational collection of poetry by new and established African American writers, fatherhood is celebrated with honor, humor, and grace.

In this intergenerational collection of poetry by new and established African American writers, fatherhood is celebrated with honor...

Item No. 9781584300168
In the Time of Drums
Siegelson, Kim

Mentu, an enslaved child, learns about the culture of his people from his grandmother, Twi in this Gullah folk tale of an insurrection at Teakettle Creek.

It used to be that huge ships often landed near Teakettle Creek bringing African people to work on the island's plantations....

Item No. 9781620143094
Jazz (paperback)
Myers, Walter Dean
There's a crazy syncopation /and it's tearing through the nation / and it's bringing sweet elation / to every single tune./ It's Jazz

One of TIME's 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

Fifteen poems, infused with the rhythm and wordplay of jazz music, are paired with...

Item No. 9780823421732
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
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.

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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...

Item No. 9780689847325
Little Melba and her Big Trombone
Russell-Brown, Katheryn

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor - American Library Association (ALA)
NAACP Image Awards Nominee - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

A biography of African American jazz virtuoso Melba Doretta Liston, a pioneering twentieth-century...

Item No. 9781600608988
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...

Item No. 9780140561968
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...
Item No. 9780679883333
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
My People
Hughes, Langston
This Coretta Scott King Award-winning photography book based on Langston Hughes's classic poem is perfect for kids and moving and powerful for readers of all ages.

Langston Hughes'​s spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer...

Item No. 9781416935407
My Rows and Piles of Coins
Mollel, Tololwa M

"I emptied my secret money box, arranged the coins in piles and the piles in rows . . ." The market is full of wonderful things, but Saruni is saving his precious coins for a red and blue bicycle. How happy he will be when he can help his mother carry heavy loads to market on his very own...

Item No. 9780395751862
Nathaniel Talking-PB
Greenfield, Eloise

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In brief poems, a nine-year-old boy shares his views on his mother's death, knowledge, friends, school, his father, and the future.
Item No. 9780863162015