Tag Archives: People of Color

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success

Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Dutton Books Product Description Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school […]

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Author: Kadir Nelson Publisher: Dial Product Description What began as a spiritual has developed into one of America’s best-known songs, and now for the first time it appears as a picture book, masterfully created by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his family, Kadir has created a dazzling, […]

Pio Peep! (rpkg): Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Alma Flor Ada Publisher: Rayo Product Description El sol es de oro la luna es de plata y las estrellitas son de hoja de lata. The sun’s a gold medallion. The moon’s a silver ball. The little stars are only tin; I love them best of all. Here is a groundbreaking […]

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Phillip M Hoose Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description “When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed […]

Merry Navidad!: Christmas Carols in Spanish and English/Villancicos en espanol e ingles

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Alma Flor Ada Publisher: Rayo Product Description Resuenen con alegría los cánticos de mi tierra que viva el Niño Jesús que ha nacido en Nochebuena. It’s time to sing out with joy the songs that are sung in my land in praise of the precious Child born this holy Christmas evening. […]

The Story Of Ruby Bridges (Scholastic Bookshelf)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Robert Coles Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Category: Biography”Please, God, try to forgive those people. Because even if they say those bad things, They don’t know what they’re doing.”This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade […]

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela : With Connections (MacMillan Profiles)

Rating: (136 reviews) Author: Nelson Mandela Publisher: Holt McDougal Product Description An international hero, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people. 175,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. Amazon.com Review The famously […]

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Nikki Grimes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, […]

Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Garen Thomas Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Product Description In third grade, Barack Obama wrote an essay titled, “I Want to Become President”—and he is, to this day, determined to show the world that, yes, he can. Born in the U.S.A., the son of an African father and an American mother, a […]

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Publisher: Jump At The Sun

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Johnny Ray Moore Publisher: Ideals Publications Book Description This little boardbook uses only approximately 200 words to tell about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to explain, in simple terms, how he ended segegation in America

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment

Rating: (216 reviews) Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston Publisher: Bantam Books Book Description Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp–with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy […]

The Wampanoags (True Books, American Indians)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Alice K. Flanagan Publisher: Children’s Press (CT)

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (I Am American)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Catherine O’Neill Grace Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Book Description In cooperation with the Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum in Massachusetts, National Geographic has recreated the first Thanksgiving. Photographs by National Geographic photographers of the recreation at Plimoth Plantation illustrate this book. In 1621, in a small settlement on the edge […]

By My Brother’s Side

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, Robert Burleigh Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Book Description Tiki and Ronde were each other’s best friends. Together from the start, these twins might not have been the strongest or the tallest, but they were fast and worked hard at what they loved. And they loved […]

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz, Boston The Children’s Museum Publisher: Gulliver Books Book Description Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities, and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes. They can feast on golden New Year’s […]