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  • Sugar

    Sugar2013

    by Jewell Parker Rhodes

    (2,361)

    Summary: In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar has always lived, including her friendship with Billy, the son of her former master, and the arrival of workmen from China.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F RHODES

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA

    The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA2020

    by Brenda Woods

    (1,275)

    Summary: For Gabriel Haberlin, life seems pretty close to perfect in the small southern town of Birdsong, USA. But on his twelfth birthday, his point of view begins to change. It all starts when he comes...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F WOODS

    Location: New Junior Fiction

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  • New kid [Playaway]

    New kid2019

    by Jerry Craft

    Summary: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J PLAYAWAY F CRAFT

    Location: Junior Playaways

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  • New kid

    New kid2019

    by Jerry Craft , illustrator

    (39,093)

    Summary: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school...  more »

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    Call #: J GN CRA

    Location: Junior Graphic Novels

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  • Painter and Ugly

    Painter and Ugly2011

    by Robert J. Blake , illustrator

    (138)

    Summary: Painter and Ugly, two sled dogs who are inseparable best friends, are put on different teams for the Junior Iditarod, but they manage to find their way back to one another for the big race.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P STORIES BLAKE

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Stories

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  • Racer buddies : opening day at Daytona!

    Racer buddies : opening day at Daytona!2003

    by Craig Elliott

    (4)

    Summary: Rookie drivers learn that speed is only part of the racing game at the Daytona International Speedway.

    BOOK

    Call #: E ELLIOTT

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Down Sand Mountain [downloadable ebook]

    Down Sand Mountain2011

    by Steve Watkins

    (166)

    Summary: In a small Florida mining town in 1966, twelve-year-old Dewey faces one worst-day-ever after another, but comes to know that the issues he faces about bullies, girls, race, and identity are part of the adult world, as well.

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  • If a tree falls at lunch period [downloadable ebook]

    If a tree falls at lunch period2007

    by Gennifer Choldenko

    (2,731)

    Summary: Kirsten and Walk, seventh-graders at an elite private school, alternate telling how race, wealth, weight, and other issues shape their relationships as they and other misfits stand up to a mean but...  more »

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  • If a tree falls at lunch period [downloadable audiobook]

    If a tree falls at lunch period2007

    by Gennifer Choldenko

    (2,731)

    Summary: A fast-paced, provocative, funny story about two kids with an unlikely connection from Newbery Honor winner, Gennifer Choldenko. For Kirsten McKenna, the world is crumbling. Her parents are barely...  more »

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  • The Aurora County All-Stars [downloadable audiobook]

    The Aurora County All-Stars2007

    by Deborah Wiles

    (1,285)

    Summary: A heartwarming novel that's ripe with memorable characters and delightful Southern details. House Jackson, age twelve, star pitcher and team captain of the Aurora County All-Stars, has a secret. For...  more »

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  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy [downloadable audiobook]

    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy2005

    by Gary D Schmidt

    (9,541)

    Summary: Turner Buckminster can't find anything good to say about his first six hours in Phippsburg, Maine, where even baseball is a different game. He's about ready to light out for the Territories, where...  more »

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  • The best bad luck I ever had [downloadable ebook]

    The best bad luck I ever had2009

    by Kristin Levine

    (3,037)

    Summary: In Moundville, Alabama, in 1917, twelve-year-old Dit hopes the new postmaster will have a son his age, but instead he meets Emma, who is black, and their friendship challenges accepted ways of...  more »

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  • Sources of light [downloadable ebook]

    Sources of light2010

    by Margaret McMullan

    (248)

    Summary: Fourteen-year-old Samantha and her mother move to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962 after her father is killed in Vietnam, and during the year they spend there Sam encounters both love and hate as she...  more »

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  • A summer of Kings [downloadable ebook]

    A summer of Kings2006

    by Han Nolan

    (486)

    Summary: Over the course of the summer of 1963, fourteen-year-old Esther Young discovers the passion within her when eighteen-year-old King-Roy Johnson, accused of murdering a white man in Alabama, comes to live with her family.

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  • Ball don't lie [downloadable ebook]

    Ball don't lie2007

    by Matt de la Peña

    (1,482)

    Summary: Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives for basketball and plays at school and at the Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream of playing professionally.

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  • Response [downloadable ebook]

    Response2009

    by Paul Volponi

    (356)

    Summary: When an African American high school student is beaten with a baseball bat in a white neighborhood, three boys are charged with a hate crime.

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  • A thousand never evers [downloadable audiobook]

    A thousand never evers2008

    by Shana Burg

    (740)

    Summary: A bold work of historical fiction about one African American girl who finds her voice in segregated Mississippi. In Kuckachoo, Mississippi, 1963, Addie Ann Pickett worships her brother Elias and...  more »

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  • Zora and me [downloadable ebook]

    Zora and me2010

    by Victoria Bond

    (1,329)

    Summary: A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and...  more »

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  • Liberty

    Liberty2016

    by Kirby Larson

    Series: Dogs Of World War II

    (247)

    Summary: Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her.

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    Call #: J F LARSON

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 / a novel1995

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (63,100)

    Summary: Sometimes 10-year-old Kenny can't believe his own family. Sometimes they act so crazy he thinks they should be known as the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. Between trying to understand his parents'...  more »

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  • The hero two doors down : based on the true story of friendship between a boy and a baseball legend

    The hero two doors down : based on the true story of friendship between a boy and a baseball legend2016

    by Sharon Robinson

    (1,939)

    Summary: Eight-year-old Steve Satlow is thrilled when Jackie Robinson moves into his Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn in 1948, although many of his neighbors are not, and when Steve actually meets his hero he...  more »

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    Call #: J F ROBINSON

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The only black girls in town

    The only black girls in town2020

    by Brandy Colbert

    (2,300)

    Summary: Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't...  more »

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    Call #: J F COLBERT

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The only black girls in town [eBook]

    The only black girls in town2020

    by Brandy Colbert

    Summary: Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't...  more »

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  • With every drop of blood [downloadable ebook]

    With every drop of blood1997

    by James Lincoln Collier

    Summary: While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, fourteen-year-old Johnny is captured by a black Union soldier.

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  • Kizzy Ann Stamps

    Kizzy Ann Stamps2013

    by Jeri Hanel Watts

    Summary: "In 1963, as Kizzy Ann prepares for her first year at an integrated school, she worries about the color of her skin, the scar running from the corner of her right eye to the tip of her smile, and...  more »

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    Call #: J F WATTS

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Walking with Miss Millie

    Walking with Miss Millie2018

    by Tamara Bundy

    (1,285)

    Summary: After moving with her mother and deaf brother to Grandma's small Georgia town in the 1960s, Alice copes with feelings of isolation by befriending the elderly black woman who lives next door.

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    Call #: J F BUNDY

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Trouble the water

    Trouble the water2016

    by Frances O'Roark Dowell

    Series: Sam The Man Series

    (177)

    Summary: In the segregated south of Kentucky in 1953, twelve-year-olds Callie, who is black, and Wendell, who is white, are brought together by an old dog that is clearly seeking something or someone, but...  more »

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    Call #: J F DOWELL

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Feathers [downloadable ebook]

    Feathers2009

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (6,940)

    Summary: When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.

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  • You don't know everything, Jilly P! [Playaway]

    You don't know everything, Jilly P!2018

    by Alex Gino

    (2,042)

    Summary: When her new baby sister is born deaf, Jilly makes an online connection with a fellow fantasy fan, who happens to be black and deaf, and begins to learn about the many obstacles that exist in the world for people who are different from her.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J PLAYAWAY F GINO

    Location: Junior Playaways

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  • You don't know everything, Jilly P!

    You don't know everything, Jilly P!2018

    by Alex Gino

    (2,005)

    Summary: "When her new baby sister is born deaf, Jilly makes an online connection with a fellow fantasy fan, who happens to be black and deaf, and begins to learn about the many obstacles that exist in the...  more »

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    Call #: J F GINO

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Boycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation

    Boycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation2008

    by Andrea Davis Pinkney

    (405)

    Summary: Illustrations and rhythmic text recall the December, 1955, bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P HISTORY PINKNEY

    Location: Junior Picture Books - History

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  • The chupacabras of the Río Grande

    The chupacabras of the Río Grande2019

    by Adam Gidwitz , creator

    Series: The Unicorn Rescue Society - #4

    (256)

    Summary: "A new adventure begins for Elliot and Uchenna when Professor Fauna bursts into their classroom with a frightening report from the Texas-Mexico border: something has completely drained the blood from...  more »

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    Call #: J F GIDWITZ

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Blended

    Blended2018

    by Sharon M. Draper

    (10,371)

    Summary: Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

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    Call #: J F DRAPER

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Dactyl Hill squad

    Dactyl Hill squad2018

    by Daniel Jose Older

    Series: Dactyl Hill Squad - #1

    (891)

    Summary: It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other...  more »

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    Call #: J F OLDER

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Busing Brewster

    Busing Brewster2010

    by Richard Michelson

    (240)

    Summary: Bused across town to a school in a white neighborhood of Boston in 1974, a young African American boy named Brewster describes his first day in first grade. Includes historical notes on the court-ordered busing.

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    Call #: E MICHELSON

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Run away home

    Run away home1997

    by Pat McKissack

    (177)

    Summary: In 1886 in Alabama, an eleven-year-old African American girl and her family befriend and give refuge to a runaway Apache boy.

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    Call #: J F MCKISSACK

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • The river between us [CD book]

    The river between us2004

    by Richard Peck (read by Lina Patel )

    (4,487)

    Summary: During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F PECK

    Location: YA CD Books Fiction

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  • Jackie and me : a baseball card adventure

    Jackie and me : a baseball card adventure1999

    by Dan Gutman

    (3,163)

    Summary: With his ability to travel through time by using baseball cards, Joe goes back to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinson, turning into a black boy in the process.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F GUTMAN

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Class act

    Class act2020

    by Jerry Craft , artist

    (5,770)

    Summary: Eighth grader Drew Ellis recognizes that he isn't afforded the same opportunities, no matter how hard he works, that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J GN CRA

    Location: Junior Graphic Novels

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Blended [CD book]

    Blended2018

    by Sharon M. Draper

    (10,478)

    Summary: Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J CD BOOK F DRAPER

    Location: Junior CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details