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Black History Month: Books for Kids

Celebrate James Baldwin’s one-hundredth birthday anniversary with the first-ever illustrated biography of this legendary writer, orator, activist, and intellectual. Before he became a writer, James “Jimmy” Baldwin was a young boy from Harlem, New York, who loved stories. He found joy in the rhythm o ... Read More about
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From two Coretta Scott King Honor winners comes this uplifting picture book biography about Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is making history as the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. Ketanji Brown Jackson is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. When a high school guidance counselor t ... Read More about
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Antwan Eady
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The author of Nigel and the Moon, delivers a tender intergenerational story inspired by his childhood in the rural south. Here's a farm stand that represents the importance of family, community, and hope. Every stand has a story.This one is mine. Saturday is for harvesting. And one little boy is ex ... Read More about
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An inspiring picture book biography about Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out as gay, and the story of how he created the world’s most recognizable handshake, the high five. Playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Glenn Burke could do it all—hit, throw, run, field. He was th ... Read More about
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Zora Neale Hurston, Ibram X. Kendi
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An Instant New York Times and Indie Bestseller! In the first middle grade offering from Zora Neale Hurston and Ibram X. Kendi, young readers are introduced to the remarkable and true-life story of Cudjo Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic human trade, in an adaptation of the internation ... Read More about
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Lesa Cline-Ransome
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Five starred reviews! The “informative, resounding” (Booklist, starred review), and “inspiring” (The Horn Book, starred review) story of a groundbreaking civil rights leader John Lewis comes to life in this compelling and beautifully told, “excellent” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) nonfiction pict ... Read More about
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Brentom Jackson
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In a story full of style, sass, and significance, a young boy goes on a quest for the perfect Easter church outfit, inspired by elders from his community. Along the way learns about the importance of Easter traditions to his family, his ancestors, and the Black church. Elijah is on a mission to find ... Read More about
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MzVee
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From BET Award–nominated singer and Ghana Music Award–winning artist MzVee comes an empowering and uplifting picture book that celebrates self-expression and the beauty of embracing your natural self. I love my hair, I love my nose. I love myself from head to toes. I act with kindness and with love, ... Read More about
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A moving and triumphant picture book inspired by the printed newspaper ads placed by African Americans who were separated from family members by the Civil War, enslavement, and emancipation. After the war’s end, everyone is missing someone. Lettie’s missing her family. They had been sold and lost lo ... Read More about
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★ "Purchase this lovely picture book . . . to encourage future creators. With every page, readers will be inspired to follow their own magic." —School Library Journal, starred review This lyrical picture book biography tells the story of one of America’s most celebrated children’s book authors, Vir ... Read More about
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Follow the story of Carlotta Walls LaNier, who in 1957 at the age of fourteen was one of nine black students who integrated the all-white Little Rock Central High School and became known as the Little Rock Nine. At fourteen years old, Carlotta Walls was the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine. T ... Read More about
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Sherri Winston
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Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature Member of the 2023 Notable Books for a Global Society (NGBS) List From the beloved author of President of the Whole Fifth Grade, a story about a young Black girl who summons the courage to fight against a discriminatory dress code- ... Read More about
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Jennifer Jones, Lissette Norman
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"Though this tale explores painful emotions, its focus on Jennifer’s personal experience and the pleasure she found in dance make it an absolute delight."—Kirkus Reviews From the first Black Radio City Rockette dancer, Jennifer Jones, comes an inspiring picture book autobiography perfect for fans of ... Read More about
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Untold until now, here is the story of Black sprinter and long-jumper Willye B. White, who went from picking cotton as a child in Mississippi to competing and winning in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics. Future Olympian Willye B. White was born in 1939 in Money, Mississippi—but money was exactly what she ... Read More about
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A moving and triumphant picture book inspired by the printed newspaper ads placed by African Americans who were separated from family members by the Civil War, enslavement, and emancipation. After the war’s end, everyone is missing someone. Lettie’s missing her family. They had been sold and lost lo ... Read More about
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Jelani Memory
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A clear explanation of what racism is and how to recognize it when you see it.As tough as it is to imagine, this book really does explore racism. But it does so in a way that’s accessible to kids. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experienc ... Read More about
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