Frank Morrison
Birthplace: NJ    
Most recent address:Atlanta, GA    
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Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball by Bryant, Jen 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 164395 Available

Dewey: 796.323/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.3 LG F&P: S

Subjects: Baylor, Elgin Minneapolis Lakers (Basketball team) Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team) National Basketball Association African American basketball players - United States - Biography Segregation Race relations

Summary: A player in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, Elgin Baylor was known for his acrobatic style of moving and shooting, inspiring others to get creative with their game. But when hotels and restaurants were racially segregated on their road trips, Elgin and his teammates boycotted them until the entire NBA followed suit.

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Breaking to the beat! by Acevedo, Linda J. 

BTSB Prebound(Lee & Low, 2023)

BTSB #: 040374 Available

Dewey: FAges: 6-9   
F&P: U

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Break dancing - Fiction Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction

Summary: In the 1970s Bronx, Manolo, a shy Puerto Rican boy, overcomes his fears and insecurities to become part of a new innovative dance style called breaking.

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Harlem at four by Datcher, Michael 

BTSB Prebound(Random House Studio, 2023)

BTSB #: 259070 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 50 BR F&P: X

Genres: Family Life Multicultural

Subjects: Family life - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction

Summary: Two stories about Harlem; the first chronicles the adventures of a four-year-old Black girl named Harlem, and the second describes the history of the New York neighborhood of Harlem and the start of America's Great Black Migration.

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How do you spell unfair? : MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2023)

BTSB #: 924812 Available

Dewey: 400/BAges: 7-10   
AR: 5.1 MG Lexile: 840 F&P: U

Subjects: Cox, MacNolia National Spelling Bee African American women - Biography Race discrimination

Summary: In 1936, eighth grader MacNolia Cox became the first African American to win the Akron, Ohio, spelling bee. And with that win, she was asked to compete at the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, where she and a girl from New Jersey were the first African Americans invited since its founding. But celebration turned to chill when the train crossed the state line into Maryland, where segregation was the law of the land. Prejudice and discrimination ruled--sadly, at the spelling bee itself.

I got the Christmas spirit by Schofield-Morrison, Connie 

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 788357 Available

Dewey: EAges: 3-6   

Genres: Holidays

Subjects: Christmas - Fiction

Summary: As she and her mother enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season, a young girl feels the Christmas spirit in every jingle, yum, and ho ho ho.

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Kick push by Morrison, Frank 

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2022)

BTSB #: 660095 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.8 LG

Genres: Sports Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Skateboarding - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Self-acceptance - Fiction Moving - Fiction

Summary: When Epic's family moves to a new neighborhood, he has a hard time making friends and fitting in with his skateboard; but the trick to making new friends is to be yourself!

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Let the children march by Clark-Robinson, Monica 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)

BTSB #: 512534 Available

Dewey: EAges: 6-9   
AR: 3.8 LG RC: 3.7 3-5 Lexile: 650

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural

Subjects: Civil rights demonstrations - Fiction Segregation - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Birmingham (Ala.) - History|y20th century - Fiction

Summary: Under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

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March forward, girl : from young warrior to Little Rock nine by Beals, Melba 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)

BTSB #: 704011 Available

Dewey: 370/AAges: 10-12   
AR: 5.9 MG+RC: 7.4 6-8 Lexile: 950

Subjects: Beals, Melba Civil rights workers School integration - Arkansas - Little Rock - History|y20th century

Summary: The memoirs of Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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My block looks like by Harper, Janelle 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2024)

BTSB #: 420652 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
Lexile: NP

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Neighborhoods - Fiction Community life - Fiction Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction

Summary: A lyrical picture book that recognizes the beauty of the bodegas, subways, and playgrounds that characterize everyday life in the Bronx and pays homage to the ways that its residents have shaped pop culture through music, visual art, and dance.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T : Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 924803 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4 MG Lexile: 830 AD

Subjects: Franklin, Aretha Soul musicians - United States - Biography African American singers - Biography Singers - United States - Biography

Summary: Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than three octaves. Her incredible talent and string of hit songs earned her the title "the Queen of Soul." This Queen was a multi-Grammy winner and the first female inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This portrait pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.

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Roots of rap : 16 bars on the 4 pillars of hip-hop by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Little Bee, 2019)

BTSB #: 924801 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/NAges: 4-8   
RC: 4.7 K-2 Lexile: 880 AD

Subjects: Rap (Music) - History and criticism

Summary: Explore the roots of rap and the history of hip-hop music.

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Standing in the need of prayer : a modern retelling of the classic spiritual by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Crown Books for Young Readers, 2022)

BTSB #: 924818 Available

Dewey: 782.253/EAges: 6-9   
F&P: W

Subjects: African Americans - Songs Spirituals (Songs) Prayer

Summary: A picture book based on the popular spiritual with the classic lyrics reworked to chronicle the milestones, struggles, tragedies, and triumphs of African American history.

Starstruck : the cosmic journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson by Krull, Kathleen 

BTSB Prebound(Crown Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 533309 Available

Dewey: 523.0109/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 5.2 LG RC: 5.6 K-2 Lexile: 870 F&P: S

Subjects: Tyson, Neil deGrasse Astrophysicists - Biography

Summary: A picture-book biography on science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking American astrophysicist whose work has inspired a generation of young scientists and astronomers to reach for the stars!

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Uncle John's city garden by Ford, Bernette G. 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2022)

BTSB #: 345566 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
F&P: M

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Gardens - Fiction Gardening - Fiction City and town life - Fiction African Americans - Fiction

Summary: While visiting her uncle John in the city for the summer, an African American girl, L'il Sissy, her siblings, and uncle transform an empty lot into a vegetable garden. Includes recipe for succotash.

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