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English, Karen.

Summary: After having a fight, two friends spend the day ignoring each other, until the lure of a game of jump rope helps them to forget about being mad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2004

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: E ENG

Robinson, Sharon

Summary: As a testament to his courage, Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of him, from his baseball career to the day he tests the ice for her, her brothers, and their friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2009

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] ROB

Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)

Summary: Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African-American girl facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade in Georgia in 1976.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2005

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] GOI

Stauffacher, Sue

Summary: African-American blues singer Bessie Smith single-handedly scares off Ku Klux Klan members who are trying to disrupt her show one hot July night in Concord, North Carolina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnams 2006

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] STA

Robbins, Jacqui.

Summary: Two African-American girls named Shakeeta and Mia become friends when Shakeeta boasts that she has a pet iguana and Mia learns how to help Shakeeta "feel at home" even when she is in school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2006

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE ROBBINS

Altman, Linda Jacobs

Summary: Nine-year-old Tamika uses photographs, school yearbooks, movie ticket stubs, and other mementos to try to restore the memory of her grandmother, who has Alzheimer's disease.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2002

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE ALTMAN

Porter, Connie Rose

Summary: Trying to shape a new life of freedom in Philadelphia after having been a slave, Addy finds inspiration from a new friend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. Pub. 2000

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] POR

Hart, Alison

Summary: In Kentucky, during the Civil War, the twelve-year-old slave Gabriel, contends with a cruel new horse trainer and skirmishes with Confederate soldiers as he pursues his dream of becoming a jockey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2007

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] HAR

Walter, Mildred Pitts.

Summary: Suffering in a family full of females, ten-year-old Justin feels that cleaning and keeping house are women's work until he spends time on his beloved grandfather's ranch.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 2010

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F WAL

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F OSB

Wiles, Deborah.

Summary: In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is African-American, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2005

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F WIL

Hartfield, Claire.

Summary: A boy from North Carolina spends the summer in New York City visiting the neighborhood of Harlem, where his uncle, collage artist Romare Bearden, grew up. Includes a biographical sketch of Bearden and instructions on making a story collage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2002

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] HAR

Trice, Linda.

Summary: Kenya has a hard time choosing her favorite describing word, but finally picks a word that encompasses all her favorite things.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2006

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] TRI

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Summary: In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2010

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] WIL

McKissack, Pat

Summary: In 1859, twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1997

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F DA

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION DEAR

Taylor, Mildred D.

Summary: During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam 1992

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F TAY

Blue, Rose.

Summary: Nine-year-old Ron, a frequent visitor to the Lake City Public Library in South Carolina in the 1950s, where he pores over books on airplanes and flight, makes his own quiet stand against segregation when he decides to apply for his own library card. Based on the life of astronaut Ron McNair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2009

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE BLUE

Greenfield, Eloise.

Summary: A little boy remembers his grandmother before she became ill, and during her long recovery he tries to imagine how things will be when she comes home from the hospital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1993

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] GRE

Berleth, Richard J.

Summary: Samuel, a fourteen-year-old slave in Brooklyn in 1776, faces a difficult choice when the fighting between the British and the colonists reaches his doorstep and only he can help the rebels.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Co. 1990

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

2 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald.

Summary: Papa and Chita leave downtown Baltimore in a buggy to find a Christmas tree in the deep woods.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Books 1993

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] HOW

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Presents a collection of nine original tales drawn from African American oral tradition that blends history and legend with sly humor, creepy horror, villainous characters, and wild farce.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2006

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] MCK

McKissack, Pat

Summary: A collection of ghost stories with African-American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1992

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F McK

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: A young girl flees from the farm where she has been worked as a slave and uses the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom in the north.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2005

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] HOP

Yolen, Jane.

Summary: Mary Louise gradually gets to know and love her elderly neighbor lady who tells wonderful stories as she walks around the block of her Virginia home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin 2000

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: E YOL

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