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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?


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P06497
Ada Twist and the perilous pants by Beaty, Andrea 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2019)

BTSB #: P06497 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-10   


Genres: Humorous Fiction


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


47.49 *

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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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P00772
After Tupac and D Foster : a novel by Woodson, Jacqueline 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2009)

BTSB #: P00772 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-13   


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


Summary: In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, 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.


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.


21.44 *

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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.


9.83 *

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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.


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All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom by Johnson, Angela 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014)

BTSB #: 492228 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.1 LG RC: 4.4 K-2 Lexile: 830 AD

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Juneteenth - Fiction Slavery - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Family life - Texas - Fiction Texas - History|y1865-1950 - Fiction


Summary: In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.


350903
Armstrong & Charlie by Frank, Steven 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)

BTSB #: 350903 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-15   
AR: 4.1 MG RC: 3.7 6-8 Lexile: 630

Genres: Multicultural Historical Fiction


Subjects: Race relations - Fiction Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction School integration - Fiction School stories African Americans - Fiction Jews - United States - Fiction Los Angeles (Ca.) - Fiction


Summary: During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in the 1970s.


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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?


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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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058964
Ashes [Seeds of America Volume: ]by Anderson, Laurie Halse 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016)

BTSB #: 058964 Available

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

Genres: Historical Fiction


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.


P03569
Ashes by Anderson, Laurie Halse 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2016)

BTSB #: P03569 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   


Genres: Historical Fiction


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.


66.49 *

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804724
Awakening of Malcolm X by Shabazz, Ilyasah 

BTSB Prebound New title, awaiting publication or binding.(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2021)

BTSB #: 804724 In Bindery

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.


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749446
Bayou magic by Rhodes, Jewell Parker 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2015)

BTSB #: 749446 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.1 MG RC: 2.4 3-5 Lexile: 410 F&P: V

Genres: Family Life Supernatural


Subjects: Bayous - Fiction Magic - Fiction Grandmothers - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Louisiana - Fiction


Summary: Visiting her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, ten-year-old Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only sibling to carry on the gift of her family's magical legacy.


050111
Becoming Muhammad Ali by Patterson, James 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2020)

BTSB #: 050111 Available

Dewey: 796/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG

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.


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.


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