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Children and Young Tweens

Urban Reader Books

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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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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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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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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KIESHA'S KWANZAA

$7.99

Kiesha doesn't understand what is happening to her family. Papa hides behind the newspaper at dinner time. Her big brother Derrick is grumpy and gets into trouble all the time. And Mama just seems unhappy. If not for her precious library books, Kiesha...

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LET THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

$7.99

A stunning repackage of a companion to Mildred D. Taylor'sRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!  It is a frightening and turbulent time for the Logan family. First, their friend T.J. must go...

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LIES AND OTHER TALL TALES (PB)

$6.99

Back in the day, there were liars who could lie so good, you didn't even want to know the truth. And we have Zora Neale Hurston to thank for collecting their stories. In lies, Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor artist Christopher Myers has...

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MAX AND THE TAG-ALONG MOON

$8.99

Experience the wonder of the moon following you home with a Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator! Great for Father's Day and Grandparent's Day!   Max loves his grandpa. When they must say good-bye after a visit, Grandpa promises Max that the moon...

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STELLA BY STARLIGHT

$8.99

When the Ku Klux Klan's unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella's segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era "novel that soars" ( The New York Times Book Review) that School Library Journal called...