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Children and Young Tweens

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A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN

$7.99

In alternating voices, four friends describe their lives before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina. Told in simple, evocative free verse, this account celebrates the spirit and resiliency of New Orleans, especially its children. Full color.Natural and...

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ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST

$17.95

A #1 New York Times BestsellerA Wall Street Journal BestsellerA USA Today Bestseller  The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the...

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AS BRAVE AS YOU

$16.99

Kirkus Award Finalist Schneider Family Book Award Winner Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book  When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires--literally--in this piercing middle-grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott...

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BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA

$17.99

The world building of Wakanda continues in a love story where tenderness is matched only by brutality! You know them now as the Midnight Angels, but in this story, they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task...

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BRONZEVILLE BOYS AND GIRLS

$6.99

This classic picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, paired with full-color illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold, explores the lives and dreams of the children who live together in an urban neighborhood. In 1956,...

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BROWN GIRL DREAMING (PB)

$10.99

National Book Award Winner  "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse."  Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she...

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CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND

$16.99

5 Starred Reviews! "This slim novel strikes a strong chord"--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This complex tale of family and forgiveness has heart." --School Library Journal (starred review) "Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add...

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COUNTING BY 7S

$8.99

A New York Times Bestseller  In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.  Willow Chance is a...

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CROWN: AN ODE TO THE FRESH CUT

$17.95

Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young ReadersA Newbery Honor BookA Caldecott Honor BookA Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookA Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor BookAn Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award BookAn Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor...

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DEAR BENJAMIN BANNEKER

$7.99

Throughout his life, Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call...

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HIP-HOP LOLLIPOP

$17.99

Watch as Lollipop grooves her way through her bedtime routine, brushing her teeth to the beat and shimmying into pjs. She sways along with her sister, her parents, and even some enthusiastic pets until, finally, Lollie closes her eyes and dances through...

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I'M A BRILLIANT LITTLE BLACK BOY!

$19.95

Launching THE BBOY COLLECTION / THE I'M A BOY COLLECTION, we introduce "I'M A BRILLIANT LITTLE BLACK BOY!  Finally a gloriously designed and joyful, colorful picture book to celebrate our little Black boys with LOVE! Meet our newest character, Joshua!...