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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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661523
47 by Mosley, Walter 

Paperback(Little, Brown, 2006)

BTSB #: 661523 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.3 MG RC: 5.2 9-12 Lexile: 860 F&P: X

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Slavery - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Plantation life - Fiction Freedom - Fiction Magic - Fiction Georgia - History|y1775-1865 - Fiction


Summary: Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.


9.01 *

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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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100433
Ada Magnifica y los pantalones peligrosos [Preguntones (Questioneers (Spanish)) Volume: 2]by Beaty, Andrea 

BTSB PreboundSPANISH(Alfaguara Infantil y Juvenil, 2021)

BTSB #: 100433 Available

Dewey: FAges: 6-9   


Genres: Spanish Language Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Questions and answers - Fiction Scientists - Fiction Rescues - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Spanish language - Reading materials


Summary: When Rosie'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? In Spanish.


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?


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?


949642
Adventures of Qai Qai by Williams, Serena 

BTSB Prebound(Feiwel and Friends, 2022)

BTSB #: 949642 Available

Dewey: EAges: 2-5   
Lexile: 530 AD

Genres: General Fiction


Subjects: African Americans - Fiction Dolls - Fiction Self-confidence - Fiction Stage fright - Fiction


Summary: A little girl learns to believe in herself with the help of her doll and best friend, Qai Qai.


22.78 *

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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.


748298
Ain't burned all the bright by Reynolds, Jason 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum, 2022)

BTSB #: 748298 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-14   
AR: 5.2 UG

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: African Americans - Fiction Freedom - Fiction Family life - Fiction


Summary: A smash up of art and text that viscerally captures what it means to not be able to breathe, and how the people and things you love most are actually the oxygen you most need.


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.


22.78 *

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703596
Ali Cross : like father, like son [Ali Cross Volume: Book 2]by Patterson, James 

Paperback New title.(Little, Brown, 2022)

BTSB #: 703596 Temp OS

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.


7.37 *

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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.


21.38 *

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068317
All aboard the schooltrain : a little story from the Great Migration by Armand, Glenda 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2023)

BTSB #: 068317 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   


Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: African Americans - Fiction Racism - Fiction School stories Locomotives - Fiction Louisiana - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: During the Great Migration in 1930's Louisiana, eight-year-old Jenny tries to understand why a man named Jim Crow is making trouble for her family.


23.48 *

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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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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 Gender 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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402498
Almost zero [Dyamonde Daniel book Volume: #3]by Grimes, Nikki 

Paperback(Puffin, 2017)

BTSB #: 402498 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-9   
AR: 3.9 LG RC: 3.5 3-5 Lexile: 630

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Volunteer work - Fiction Conduct of life - Fiction School stories African Americans - Fiction


Summary: Dyamonde is angry she did not get the shoes she wants, but when she finds out a classmate is in a worse situation, she is determined to help.


5.73 *

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P09311
Amari and the great game by Alston, B. B. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2022)

BTSB #: P09311 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Supernatural Multicultural


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


Summary: After finding her brother and saving the entire supernatural world, Amari Peters is convinced her first full summer as a Junior Agent will be a breeze. But looking after her brother and other responsibilities has her plate full. So she declines an offer to be the new leader of the secretive League of Magicians. But her refusal allows someone else to step forward, a magician with dangerous plans for the League, leading to a competition she must win to save both the League and her brother.


75.99 *

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055048
Amari and the great game [Supernatural investigations Volume: 2]by Alston, B. B. 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2022)

BTSB #: 055048 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.9 MG

Genres: Supernatural Multicultural


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


Summary: After finding her brother and saving the entire supernatural world, Amari Peters is convinced her first full summer as a Junior Agent will be a breeze. But looking after her brother and other responsibilities has her plate full. So she declines an offer to be the new leader of the secretive League of Magicians. But her refusal allows someone else to step forward, a magician with dangerous plans for the League, leading to a competition she must win to save both the League and her brother.


22.78 *

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055047
Amari and the night brothers [Supernatural investigations Volume: 1]by Alston, B. B. 

Paperback(HarperCollins, 2021)

BTSB #: 055047 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.9 MG

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.


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