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  • Sweet whispers, Brother Rush [downloadable ebook]

    Sweet whispers, Brother Rush2011

    by Virginia Hamilton

    (779)

    Summary: Fourteen-year-old Tree, resentful of her working mother who leaves her in charge of a retarded brother, encounters the ghost of her dead uncle and comes to a deeper understanding of her family's problems.

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  • Rucker Park setup [downloadable ebook]

    Rucker Park setup2008

    by Paul Volponi

    (605)

    Summary: While playing in a crucial basketball game on the very court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his own part in that murder and decide whether to maintain his...  more »

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  • Clover [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Clover / a novel1990

    by Dori Sanders

    (970)

    Summary: After her father dies within hours of being married to a white woman, a ten-year-old black girl learns with her new mother to overcome grief and to adjust to a new place in their rural black South Carolina community.

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  • Game [downloadable ebook]

    Game2009

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (749)

    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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  • Night heat [downloadable ebook]

    Night heat2006

    by Brenda Jackson

    (972)

    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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  • Peace, Locomotion [downloadable ebook]

    Peace, Locomotion2009

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (1,680)

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Response [downloadable ebook]

    Response2009

    by Paul Volponi

    (338)

    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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  • Rikers High [downloadable ebook]

    Rikers High2010

    by Paul Volponi

    (833)

    Summary: Arrested on a minor offense, a New York City teenager attends high school in the jail facility on Rikers Island, as he waits for his case to go to court.

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  • A good night for ghosts [downloadable ebook]

    A good night for ghosts2009

    by Mary Pope Osborne

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    Summary: Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

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  • Darnell Rock reporting [downloadable ebook]

    Darnell Rock reporting2008

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (116)

    Summary: Thirteen-year-old Darnell's twin sister and the other members of the Corner Crew have doubts about his work on the school newspaper, but the article he writes about a homeless man changes his attitude about school.

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  • 47 [downloadable ebook]

    472005

    by Walter Mosley

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    Summary: Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.

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  • The planet of Junior Brown [downloadable ebook]

    The planet of Junior Brown2011

    by Virginia Hamilton

    (747)

    Summary: Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester.

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  • Nikki and Deja [downloadable ebook] / election madness

    Nikki and Deja / election madness2011

    by Karen English

    (46)

    Summary: When Carver Elementary holds school-wide elections for the first time, third-grader Deja puts all her efforts into running for school president, ignoring her best friend Nikki's problems.

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  • Sahara special [downloadable audiobook]

    Sahara special2004

    by Esme Raji Codell

    (3,285)

    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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  • Vive la Paris [downloadable audiobook]

    Vive la Paris2008

    by Esme Raji Codell

    (292)

    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

    (13,397)

    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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  • Bucking the Sarge [downloadable audiobook]

    Bucking the Sarge2007

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (1,623)

    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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  • Most loved in all the world [downloadable ebook]

    Most loved in all the world2009

    by Tonya Hegamin

    (129)

    Summary: Even though Mama is an agent on the Underground Railroad, in order to help others she must remain a slave, but she teaches her daughter the value of freedom through a gift of love and sacrifice.

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  • Faraway home [downloadable ebook]

    Faraway home2000

    by Jane Kurtz

    (90)

    Summary: Desta's father, who needs to return briefly to his Ethiopian homeland, describes what it was like for him to grow up there.

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  • Satch & me [downloadable ebook]

    Satch & me2008

    by Dan Gutman

    (1,232)

    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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  • Zora and me [downloadable ebook]

    Zora and me2010

    by Victoria Bond

    (1,127)

    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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  • Make way for Dyamonde Daniel [downloadable audiobook]

    Make way for Dyamonde Daniel2010

    by Nikki Grimes

    Summary: Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.

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  • A summer of Kings [downloadable ebook]

    A summer of Kings2006

    by Han Nolan

    (466)

    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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  • 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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  • After Tupac & D Foster [downloadable ebook]

    After Tupac & D Foster2008

    by Jacqueline Woodson

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    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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  • Bucking the Sarge [downloadable ebook]

    Bucking the Sarge2009

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (1,623)

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

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

    by E. L Konigsburg

    (4,046)

    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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  • With every drop of blood [downloadable audiobook] / a novel of the Civil War

    With every drop of blood / a novel of the Civil War2012

    by James Lincoln Collier

    Summary: A vivid portrayal of the Civil War. Johnny, 14, convinces his mother to let him join a wagon train carrying food to Confederate soldiers. He has been brought up to believe that all blacks are stupid;...  more »

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  • Bud, not Buddy [downloadable audiobook]

    Bud, not Buddy2002

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (88,602)

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

    The Watsons go to Birmingham--19632003

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (53,951)

    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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  • M.C. Higgins, the great [downloadable ebook]

    M.C. Higgins, the great2011

    by Virginia Hamilton

    (3,760)

    Summary: As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.

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  • The house of Dies Drear [downloadable ebook]

    The house of Dies Drear2011

    by Virginia Hamilton

    (2,777)

    Summary: A black family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.

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  • Cast two shadows [downloadable ebook] / the American Revolution in the South

    Cast two shadows / the American Revolution in the South2004

    by Ann Rinaldi

    (1,245)

    Summary: In South Carolina in 1780, fourteen-year-old Caroline sees the Revolutionary War take a terrible toll among her family and friends and, along with a startling revelation about her own background, comes to understand the true nature of war.

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  • Bud, not Buddy [downloadable ebook]

    Bud, not Buddy1999

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (88,603)

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  • Dave at night [downloadable audiobook]

    Dave at night2007

    by Gail Carson Levine

    (3,118)

    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 other half of my heart [downloadable ebook]

    The other half of my heart2010

    by Sundee Tucker Frazier

    (1,138)

    Summary: Twin daughters of interracial parents, eleven-year-olds Keira and Minna have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their African American grandmother enters them in the...  more »

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  • Dream country

    Dream country2018

    by Shannon Gibney

    (335)

    Summary: "Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel...  more »

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    Call #: YA F GIBNEY

    Location: YA Fiction

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