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665797
145th Street : short stories by Myers, Walter Dean 

Paperback(Ember, 2012)

BTSB #: 665797 Available

Dewey: 808/SAges: 12-16   
RC: 6.2 9-12 Lexile: 800

Subjects: African Americans - Fiction Short stories Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: Ten stories portray life on a block in Harlem.


8.19 *

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628156
Abby takes a stand [Scraps Of Time]by McKissack, Pat 

Paperback(Viking, 2005)

BTSB #: 628156 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.6 MG RC: 3 3-5 Lexile: 580 F&P: Q

Subjects: Segregation - Fiction Civil rights demonstrations - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Nashville (Tenn.) - Fiction


Summary: Gee recalls for her grandchildren the 1960 sit-ins held at restaurants and lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee to protest segregation.


5.73 *

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100449
Ada Twist and the perilous pants [Questioneers Volume: 2]by Beaty, Andrea 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2019)

BTSB #: 100449 Available

Dewey: FAges: 6-9   
AR: 4 LG RC: 3.2 3-5 Lexile: 560 F&P: P

Genres: Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Questions and answers - Fiction Scientists - Fiction Rescues - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down?


18.08 *

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964718
After Tupac & D Foster by Woodson, Jacqueline 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 2008)

BTSB #: 964718 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.7 UG RC: 4.6 6-8 Lexile: 750 F&P: Y

Subjects: Shakur, Tupac,|d1971-1996 - Fiction Bildungsromans Friendship - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Queens (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: In 1996 Queens, NY, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.


6.25 *

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434033
Alfie : (the turtle that disappeared) by Heder, Thyra 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017)

BTSB #: 434033 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.5 LG RC: 1.6 K-2 Lexile: 490 AD

Genres: Animals


Subjects: Turtles as pets - Fiction Birthdays - Fiction Gifts - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: Told from the perspective of both the girl, Nia, and her pet turtle, Alfie, and describes what happens when he disappears on the eve of her seventh birthday to find her a special present.


21.56 *

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704017
Ali Cross : like father, like son [Ali Cross Volume: Book 2]by Patterson, James 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2021)

BTSB #: 704017 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.3 MG

Genres: Mystery Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: Mystery fiction Friendship - Fiction Shootings (Crime) - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: When Ali's classmate Zoe gets shot at a music festival in Anacostia Park, he's on the case even if his father Alex wants Ali to stay out of it. There's no way Ali can sit by when his new friend Zoe is in trouble, especially since he was nearby when it happened and is the best person to find out who did it. Even if he's only a kid. Plus, he wants to figure out why Zoe is lying to the police and who she's trying to protect.


20.88 *

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748310
All American boys by Reynolds, Jason 

Paperback(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017)

BTSB #: 748310 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.9 UG RC: 6.7 9-12 Lexile: 770 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Race relations - Fiction Racism - Fiction Racial profiling in law enforcement - Fiction Police brutality - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.


10.65 *

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748334
All American boys by Reynolds, Jason 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum, 2015)

BTSB #: 748334 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.9 UG RC: 6.7 9-12 Lexile: 770 HL F&P: Z+

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Race relations - Fiction Racism - Fiction Racial profiling in law enforcement - Fiction Police brutality - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.


089616
Allie's basketball dream by Barber, Barbara E. 

Paperback(Lee & Low Books, 2010)

BTSB #: 089616 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.8 LG Lexile: 530

Genres: Sports Multicultural


Subjects: Basketball - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Sex role - Fiction


Summary: Determined in her effort to play basketball, a young African American girl gives it one more shot with the support of a special friend.


8.98 *

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055051
Amari and the night brothers [Supernatural investigations Volume: 1]by Alston, B. B. 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2021)

BTSB #: 055051 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Supernatural Multicultural


Subjects: Supernatural - Fiction Magic - Fiction Missing persons - Fiction Siblings - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: Thirteen-year-old Amari, a poor Black girl from the projects, gets an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and join in the fight against an evil magician.


21.58 *

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722009
America, my love, America, my heart by Peoples-Riley, Daria 

BTSB Prebound(Greenwillow Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 722009 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   


Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Self-esteem - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Patriotism - Fiction


Summary: America, do you love me? A single question from a single child multiplies across the country with every page turn, inviting in more and more children of color--and their questions.


21.58 *

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748378
As brave as you by Reynolds, Jason 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016)

BTSB #: 748378 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 4.6 6-8 Lexile: 750

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: African Americans - Fiction Family life - Fiction Brothers - Fiction Grandfathers - Fiction Birthdays - Fiction Summer - Fiction Virginia - Fiction


Summary: Eleven-year-old Genie and his big brother, Ernie, learn about their Grandpop's big secret that partially explains his oddities when they spend the summer with him in Virginia. Just when they think Grandpop can't get any weirder, he comes up with a crazy idea to celebrate Ernie's 14th birthday. But is Grandpop's idea of bravery really brave?


22.28 *

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058941
Ashes [Seeds of America Volume: ]by Anderson, Laurie Halse 

Paperback(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017)

BTSB #: 058941 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.6 MG RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 820

Subjects: Slavery - Fiction African Americans - Fiction United States - History|y1775-1783, Revolution - Fiction


Summary: As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state.


7.37 *

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804724
Awakening of Malcolm X by Shabazz, Ilyasah 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2021)

BTSB #: 804724 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-18   


Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: X, Malcolm,|d1925-1965 - Childhood and youth - Fiction Prisoners - Fiction Reformers - Fiction Racism - Fiction Civil rights - Fiction Black Muslims - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: While in Charlestown Prison in the 1940s, young Malcolm Little reads all the books in the library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam, and emerges as Malcolm X.


21.58 *

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254027
Bat boy & his violin by Curtis, Gavin 

Paperback(Aladdin Paperbacks, 2001)

BTSB #: 254027 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.1 LG RC: 5.2 3-5 Lexile: 700 AD F&P: Q

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Violin - Fiction Baseball - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: Reginald is more interested in practicing his violin than in his father's job managing the worst team in the Negro Leagues.


6.55 *

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050111
Becoming Muhammad Ali by Patterson, James 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2020)

BTSB #: 050111 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 8.6 6-8 Lexile: 1010

Genres: Historical Fiction Sports Family Life


Subjects: Ali, Muhammad,|d1942-2016 - Childhood and youth - Fiction Family life - Fiction Boxing - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Segregation - Fiction Louisville (Ky.) - Fiction


Summary: A fictionalized biography of Muhammad Ali when he was a child.


964696
Before the ever after by Woodson, Jacqueline 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2020)

BTSB #: 964696 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.5 MG

Genres: Sports Family Life


Subjects: Novels in verse Brain - Diseases - Fiction Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Father-son relationship - Fiction Memory - Fiction Football - Fiction African Americans - Fiction


Summary: ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.


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Being Clem by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2021)

BTSB #: 222867 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
F&P: X

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Family life - Illinois - Chicago - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Chicago (Ill.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: When nine-year-old Clem's father dies in the Port Chicago Disaster he is forced to navigate his family's losses and strunggles in 1940's Chicago.


21.58 *

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739504
Bell rang by Ransome, James 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2019)

BTSB #: 739504 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 1.8 LG RC: 2.2 K-2 Lexile: 360

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Slavery - Fiction Fugitive slaves - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Family life - Fiction


Summary: A slave family is distressed when they discover their son Ben has run away.


21.58 *

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804732
Betty before X by Shabazz, Ilyasah 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018)

BTSB #: 804732 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.9 MG RC: 5.3 6-8 Lexile: 810

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: Shabazz, Betty - Fiction Family life - Michigan - Detroit - Fiction Civil rights movements - Fiction Racism - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Stepfamilies - Fiction Detroit (Mich.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.


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