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African American: Stories
Exciting, historical, funny, adventurous: all types of great fiction about African American kids.
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  Cover Art: The Laura Line Allen, Crystal
The Laura Line
When Laura Dyson's seventh grade history teacher schedules a class trip to the slave shack on her grandmother's farm, Laura is forced to come to terms with her family's past and what it means for her future.
328 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chains : Seeds of America Anderson, Laurie Halse
Chains : Seeds of America
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
316 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Brand-new School Brave New Ruby Barnes, Derrick D.
Brand-new School Brave New Ruby
When Ruby Booker starts third grade at Hope Road Academy, the same school her three illustrious older brothers attend, she tries hard to make an impression of her own.
130 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Finding Family Bolden, Tonya
Finding Family
Raised in Charleston, West Virginia, at the turn of the twentieth century by her grandfather and aunt on off-putting tales of family members she has never met, twelve-year-old Delana is shocked when, after Aunt Tilley dies, she learns the truth about her parents and some of her other relatives.
181 p. . 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Zora and Me Bond, Victoria
Zora and Me
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 pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.
170 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Thousand Never Evers Burg, Shana
A Thousand Never Evers
As the civil rights movement in the South gains momentum in 1963--and violence against African Americans intensifies--the black residents, including seventh-grader Addie Ann Pickett, in the small town of Kuckachoo, Mississippi, begin their own courageous struggle for racial justice.
301 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: More Stories Huey Tells Cameron, Ann
More Stories Huey Tells
Huey, his older brother Julian, and their family and friends plant a garden, play basketball, try to get Huey's father to stop smoking, learn about the universe, and more.
118 p. 1997
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Riding On Duke's Train Carlon, Mick
Riding On Duke's Train
Nine-year-old Danny, an orphan, hitches a ride on a train one night in 1937 Georgia and before he knows it, he has a home in Harlem with Duke Ellington, meets many famous musicians, and tours America and, later, the world with Duke's orchestra.
173 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Good Fortune Carter, Noni
Good Fortune
Brutally kidnapped from her African village and shipped to America, a young girl struggles to come to terms with her new life as a slave, gradually rising from working in the fields to the master's house, secretly learning to read and write, until, risking everything, she escapes to seek freedom in the North.
487 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Vive La Paris Codell, Esme Raji
Vive La Paris
Fifth-grader Paris learns some lessons about dealing with bullies of all kinds as she wonders how to stop a classmate from beating up her brother at school and as she learns about the Holocaust from her piano teacher, Mrs. Rosen.
210 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: My Name is Phillis Wheatley : a Story of Slavery and Freedom Cooper, Afua
My Name is Phillis Wheatley : a Story of Slavery and Freedom
The remarkable story of the young slave Phillis Wheatley, America's first black poet.
152 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Mighty Miss Malone Curtis, Christopher Paul.
The Mighty Miss Malone
With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.
307 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Donavan's Double Trouble DeGross, Monalisa
Donavan's Double Trouble
Fourth-grader Donavan is sensitive about the problems he has understanding math. His troubles get worse when his favorite uncle, a former high school basketball star, returns from National Guard duty an amputee.
180 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sassy : the Silver Secret Draper, Sharon M.
Sassy : the Silver Secret
Because she has a terrible singing voice, fourth-grader Sassy must use a different talent to be part of her school's musical performance on the importance of saving our planet. Includes "Fifteen ways that you can help save our earth."
126 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Space Mission Adventure Draper, Sharon M.
The Space Mission Adventure
Ziggy and the other members of the Black Dinosaurs go to space camp where they learn about the space program and speculate about the existence of extraterrestrial beings.
102 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bird Elliott, Zetta
Bird
Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother's drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.
2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Nikki and Deja Birthday Blues English, Karen
Nikki and Deja Birthday Blues
As her eighth birthday approaches, Deja's biggest concern is whether her father will attend her party, until her aunt is called away on business and a classmate schedules a just because party on the same afternoon.
92 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street Flake, Sharon
The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street
10-year-old Queen, a spoiled and conceited African American girl who is disliked by most of her classmates, learns a lesson about friendship from an unlikely "knight in shining armor."
2007
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The other Half of My Heart Frazier, Sundee Tucker
The other Half of My Heart
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 Miss Black Pearl Pre-Teen competition in North Carolina that red-haired and pale-skinned Minna realizes what life in their small town in the Pacific Northwest has been like for her more outgoing, darker-skinned sister.
296 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dancing Diva Goldberg, Whoopi
Dancing Diva
When Epatha tries to spice up the choreography of the new ballet in Harlem with her free-spirited style, the rest of the Sugar Plum ballerinas encourage her to keep her toes in line.
153 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
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