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African American Interest Books - Middle Grade Children KEYWORDS: RELATED: South

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers has published a number of titles which promote a sense of cultural pride through positive portrayal of African-American figures.

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Claudette Colvin

Twice Toward Justice

“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin...

"...underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others..."

Phillip Hoose Phillip Hoose

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Dangerous Skies

A Season of Change Along the Virginia shoreline where their families have lived for generations, Buck and Tunes Smith defy tradition. Raised together like...

Suzanne Fisher Staples Suzanne Fisher Staples

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Francie

A distinctive new voice in children's fiction Francie lives with her mother and younger brother, Prez, in rural Alabama, where all three work and wait....

"...in helping a framed young black man to escape arrest -- a brave gesture, but one that puts the entire black community in danger. In this vivid portrait of a girl in the pre--Civil Rights era South..."

Karen English Karen English

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Junebug in Trouble

"This book will ring true to many young readers and expose others to the challenges faced by children today. An excellent choice, particularly for reluctant...

Alice Mead Alice Mead

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Square Fish

Leon's Story

"Leon's Story is a powerful, wonderful thing!" -- Nikki Giovanni I remember that as a young boy I used to look in the mirror and I would curse my color, my...

"...his audience around him. He recalls his childhood as an African American sharecropper's son in 1940s..."

By Leon Walter Tillage and Susan L. Roth

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Night Boat to Freedom

When Granny Judith asks twelve-year-old Christmas John to row Molly, cook’s daughter, across the river from Kentucky to the Free State of Ohio, he’s terrified....

By Margot Theis Raven and E. B. Lewis

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The Story of Jonas

Jonas has lived all of his thirteen years on a farm in Missouri, and even though he hears whispers about freedom, he thinks he’ll never try to escape. He knows...

"...members of the wagon train don’t hold his views about slavery. Jonas even befriends a doctor’s..."

Maurine F. Dahlberg Maurine F. Dahlberg

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Yankee Girl

Mississippi and integration in the 1960s The year is 1964, and Alice Ann Moxley's FBI-agent father has been reassigned from Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi,...

"...Mississippi and integration in the 1960s The year is 1964, and Alice Ann Moxley's FBI-agent father has been reassigned from Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi,.... Mississippi and integration in the 1960s The year is 1964, and Alice Ann Moxley's FBI-agent father has been reassigned from Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi, to protect black people who are registering to vote. Alice finds herself thrust..."

Mary Ann Rodman Mary Ann Rodman

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