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  • Addy studies freedom

    Addy studies freedom2002

    by Connie Rose Porter

    Series: American Girls Collection. American Girls Short Stories

    (118)

    Summary: Addy's jubilation over her family's new freedoms is cut short by the news that President Lincoln has been shot and killed.

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    Call #: J F AMERICAN ADDY

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Song of Solomon

    Song of Solomon1987

    by Toni Morrison

    (89,026)

    Summary: Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this novel, Toni...  more »

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    Call #: F MORRISON

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Kevin and his dad

    Kevin and his dad1999

    by Irene Smalls

    (70)

    Summary: Kevin feels excitement, pride, pleasure, and love as he spends an entire day working and playing with his father.

    BOOK

    Call #: E SMALLS

    Location: Picture Books

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  • The secret to freedom

    The secret to freedom2001

    by Marcia K Vaughan

    (106)

    Summary: Great Aunt Lucy tells a story of her days as a slave, when she and her brother, Albert, learned the quilt code to help direct other slaves and, eventually, Albert himself, to freedom in the North.

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    Call #: E VAUGHAN

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Show way

    Show way2005

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (3,140)

    Summary: The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.

    BOOK

    Call #: E WOODSON

    Location: Picture Books

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  • The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 [CD book]

    The Watsons go to Birmingham--19632003

    by Christopher Paul Curtis (read by LeVar Burton )

    (60,970)

    Summary: The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    Call #: J CD BOOK F CURTIS

    Location: Junior CD Books Fiction

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  • Baby brother's blues [downloadable audiobook] / a novel

    Baby brother's blues / a novel2006

    by Pearl Cleage

    (1,371)

    Summary: When Regina Burns married Blue Hamilton, she knew he was no ordinary man. Regina enjoyed a circle of engaging friends and her own work as communications consultant, but she especially relished the...  more »

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  • Bucking the Sarge [downloadable audiobook]

    Bucking the Sarge2007

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (1,693)

    Summary: Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend, Sparky, says, "Flint's nothing but the Titanic." And as Luther's mother, aka the Sarge, says, "Take my advice and stay off...  more »

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  • Roll of thunder, hear my cry [downloadable audiobook]

    Roll of thunder, hear my cry2005

    by Mildred D Taylor

    (114,625)

    Summary: The story of one African American family fighting to stay together and strong in the faceof brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s.

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  • Bud, not Buddy [downloadable audiobook]

    Bud, not Buddy2002

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (99,710)

    Summary: It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but he's on a mission. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: posters of Herman E....  more »

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  • Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth [downloadable audiobook]

    Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth2004

    by E. L Konigsburg

    (4,295)

    Summary: Two fifth-grade girls, one of whom is the first black child in a middle-income suburb, play at being apprentice witches.

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  • Dave at night [downloadable audiobook]

    Dave at night2007

    by Gail Carson Levine

    (3,261)

    Summary: If nobody wants him, that's fine. He'll just take care of himself. When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be the same. And then it happens. Dave lands in an orphanage -- the cold and...  more »

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  • The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 [downloadable audiobook]

    The Watsons go to Birmingham--19632003

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (60,970)

    Summary: Enter the world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the "weird" Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Mom and Dad decide to visit Grandma, the Watsons head off to Birmingham, Alabama, where they witness a tragic historic event.

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  • Porch lies [downloadable audiobook] / tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters

    Porch lies / tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters2007

    by Pat McKissack

    Summary: A story anthology from award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack, who has been credited with changing the face of children's literature with her rich writing that celebrates the expressions of...  more »

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  • Yolonda's genius [downloadable audiobook]

    Yolonda's genius2007

    by Carol Fenner

    Summary: A warm portrayal of an African-American family in a story that moves with mounting intensity to a dramatic, believable, and a wholly satisfying conclusion. Yolanda is a great big girl and strong for...  more »

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  • Vive la Paris [downloadable audiobook]

    Vive la Paris2008

    by Esme Raji Codell

    (306)

    Summary: Paris has just come for piano lessons, not chopped-liver sandwiches or French lessons or free advice. But when old Mrs. Rosen gives her a little bit more than she can handle, it might be just what...  more »

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  • The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. [downloadable audiobook] / Volume one. the pox party

    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. / Volume one. the pox party2007

    by M. T Anderson

    (14,622)

    Summary: Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the...  more »

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  • The kingdom on the waves [downloadable audiobook]

    The kingdom on the waves2008

    by M. T Anderson

    (3,869)

    Summary: Such is our task, and such lies before us all: Liberty or Death.       In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis,...  more »

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  • Addy [CD book] : an American girl

    Addy : an American girl2006

    by Connie Rose Porter

    Series: American Girl Addy Series

    (53)

    Summary: Meet Addy Walker, a courageous nine-year-old girl growing up during the Civil War. When her poppa and brother are sold to another plantation, Addy and her mother take the terrible risk of escaping to...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J CD BOOK F PORTER

    Location: Junior CD Books Fiction

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  • Sahara special [downloadable audiobook]

    Sahara special2004

    by Esme Raji Codell

    (3,412)

    Summary: Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of each of her classmates.

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  • Mr. Chickee's messy mission [downloadable audiobook]

    Mr. Chickee's messy mission2007

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Summary: The Flint Future Detectives are back in another hilarious adventure that's filled with more gizmos and gadgets. Steven and his best friend Russell are back! When Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, jumps...  more »

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  • Alex Cross's trial [downloadable ebook]

    Alex Cross's trial2009

    by James Patterson

    (24,685)

    Summary: Detective Alex Cross tells the story of an ancestor, Abraham Cross, and his experiences with lawyer Ben Corbett, recounting one man's pursuit of justice in the face of the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan racism and violence in 1906 Eudora, Mississippi.

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  • Give me fever [downloadable ebook]

    Give me fever2010

    by Niobia Bryant

    (600)

    Summary: After surviving an outdoor encounter with adventurous Jade Prince, Kaeden Strong is determined to make her see that he's the right man for her.

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  • Mare's war [downloadable ebook]

    Mare's war2009

    by Tanita S Davis

    (961)

    Summary: Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in...  more »

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  • Satch & me [downloadable ebook]

    Satch & me2008

    by Dan Gutman

    (1,326)

    Summary: With his ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe takes Flip with him to find out whether Satchel Paige really was the fastest pitcher ever.

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  • Peace, Locomotion [downloadable ebook]

    Peace, Locomotion2009

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (1,812)

    Summary: Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own...  more »

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  • Feathers [downloadable ebook]

    Feathers2009

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (6,780)

    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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  • After Tupac & D Foster [downloadable ebook]

    After Tupac & D Foster2008

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (3,924)

    Summary: In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.

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  • Game [downloadable ebook]

    Game2009

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (795)

    Summary: If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially...  more »

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  • Hush harbor [downloadable ebook] / praying in secret

    Hush harbor / praying in secret2008

    by Freddi Williams Evans

    Summary: While Simmy watches for danger from high in a tree, other slaves gather in a hidden spot in the woods to sing and pray together in their own way, risking their lives in pursuit of religious freedom....  more »

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  • Flirting with disaster [downloadable ebook]

    Flirting with disaster2010

    by Celeste O Norfleet

    (78)

    Summary: Special events planner Jacqueline Murphy finds herself unlucky in love, but that may change after she accidentally rear-ends the car of her next-door neighbor, who also happens to be her new boss.

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  • Alex Cross's trial [downloadable audiobook]

    Alex Cross's trial2009

    by James Patterson

    (24,685)

    Summary: Detective Alex Cross tells the story of an ancestor, Abraham Cross, and his experiences with lawyer Ben Corbett, recounting one man's pursuit of justice in the face of the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan racism and violence in 1906 Eudora, Mississippi.

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  • A thousand never evers [downloadable audiobook]

    A thousand never evers2008

    by Shana Burg

    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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  • Push [downloadable audiobook] / a novel

    Push / a novel2009

    by Sapphire

    (48,454)

    Summary: An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem...  more »

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  • The last days of Ptolemy Grey [downloadable audiobook]

    The last days of Ptolemy Grey2010

    by Walter Mosley

    (5,367)

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  • Bucking the Sarge [downloadable ebook]

    Bucking the Sarge2009

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (1,693)

    Summary: Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men,...  more »

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  • A scandalous affair [downloadable ebook]

    A scandalous affair2010

    by Donna Hill

    (106)

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  • Spontaneous [downloadable ebook]

    Spontaneous2010

    by Brenda Jackson

    (1,730)

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  • Night heat [downloadable ebook]

    Night heat2006

    by Brenda Jackson

    (1,088)

    Summary: Sebastian Steele was the kind of man women dreamed about. He was drop-dead gorgeous, wickedly charming and fabulously wealthy. So why wouldn't Jocelyn Mason accept his offer to help her struggling...  more »

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  • Irresistible forces [downloadable ebook]

    Irresistible forces2008

    by Brenda Jackson

    (8,907)

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