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Coretta Scott King's Birthday

Celebrate Coretta Scott King's Birthday with these titles from Macmillan Children's Publshing Group.

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Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence

The Story of New York's African Burial Ground

How can we learn about the lives of African slaves in Colonial America? Often forbidden to read or write, they left few written records. But in 1991 scientists...

"...How can we learn about the lives of African slaves in Colonial America? Often forbidden to read or write, they left few written records. But in 1991 scientists.... How can we learn about the lives of African slaves in Colonial America? Often forbidden to read or write, they left few written records. But in 1991 scientists rediscovered New York's long-ignored African Burial Ground, which opened an exciting new window into the past. A woman with filed teeth buried with a girdle of beads; a black ..."

By Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan

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Keeping the Night Watch

So many unanswered questions weigh down thirteen-year-old C.J. as he struggles to understand why his father walked out. His father is back now, though C.J. is...

By Hope Anita Smith and E. B. Lewis

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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....

"...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..... 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. Francie's father is trying to get settled in Chicago so he can move his family up North. Unfortunately, he's made promises he hasn't kept, and Francie painfully learns that her dreams of star..."

Karen English Karen English

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Square Fish

Visiting Langston

A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer It’s a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where...

"...A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer It’s a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where.... A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer It’s a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where the great poet Langston Hughes lived—especially when the little girl is a poet herself! This rhythmic tale is a wonderful introduction to the work and world of Langston Hughes, who was a central ..."

By Willie Perdomo and Bryan Collier

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Before John Was a Jazz Giant

A Song of John Coltrane

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the...

By Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls

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Everett Anderson's Goodbye is a touching portrait of a little boy who is trying to come to grips with his father's death. Lucille Clifton captures Everett's...

"...A Coretta Scott King Award winner A Reading Rainbow Selection An NCTE Teachers' Choice. A Coretta Scott King Award winner A Reading Rainbow Selection An NCTE Teachers' Choice. "A simple, poetic telling of Everett Anderson's feelings as he copes with and accepts the fact of his father's death."--Childhood Education "The poetry expresses simply but powerfully Everett's emotions, as well as his mother's quiet, understanding support....Grifalconi's superb drawings convey as much meaning as Clifton..."

By Lucille Clifton and Ann Grifalconi

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Uptown

Discover the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there. "Uptown . . . Harlem, New York. Chicken and...

"...Discover the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there. "Uptown . . . Harlem, New York. Chicken and.... Discover the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there. "Uptown . . . Harlem, New York. Chicken and waffles. Jazz. Home." Uptown is a rich mix of flavors, colors, sounds, and cultures that come together to create a vibrant community like no other in the world. Seen through the eyes of one l..."

Bryan Collier Bryan Collier

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Standing Against the Wind

Patrice Williams was happy living in Georgia with her grandmother, who called her “cocoa grandbaby.” Then her mother lured her to Chicago and ended up in jail....

Traci L. Jones

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Rosa

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask “Auntie, are you going to move?” all the strength of all the...

"...She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask “Auntie, are you going to move?” all the strength of all the.... She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask “Auntie, are you going to move?” all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, “No.” An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Mon..."

By Bryan Collier and Nikki Giovanni

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The Way a Door Closes

My best friend, Preacher, is being just that. His sermon today is on fathers and I am his congregation. “Dads are light. They have no roots. One strong wind,...

By Hope Anita Smith and Shane W. Evans

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Chill Wind

A tough and funny project girl manages to make that chill wind blow away The good life, according to Aisha Ingram, is easy. It's hanging with friends,...

Janet McDonald Janet McDonald

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Jazzy Miz Mozetta

"Okay, young cats, let the beat hit your feet." One fine evening, Miz Mozetta puts on her firecracker-red dress and heads outside to enjoy the moonlight....

By Brenda C. Roberts and Frank Morrison

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