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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetry and soulful pastel art bring musician to life.
By Kathleen Cornell Berman
(2019)
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Somewhere Only We Know Book Poster Image
age 13+
K-pop star steps out in romantic "Roman Holiday" retelling.
By Maurene Goo
(2019)
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The Undefeated Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Poetic tribute to African American heroes and struggles.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, heartfelt middle school tale explores race, class.
By Jerry Craft
(2019)
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On the Come Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen challenges stereotypes with hip-hop in heartfelt tale.
By Angie Thomas
(2019)
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Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating tale of girl diving into her Dominican roots.
By Hilda Eunice Burgos
(2918)
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A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Classic carol brims with Spanish words, Mexican traditions.
By Pat Mora
(2009)
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When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana Book Poster Image
age 4+
Vivid picture book traces rock star's humble Mexican roots.
By Michael James Mahin
(2018)
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Summer Bird Blue Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional novel deals with death, grief, and abandonment.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2018)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, artful bio celebrates singer, music, kindness.
By Laura Veirs
(2018)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Book Poster Image
age 4+
Picture book bio of blues great has dazzling art.
By Michael James Mahin
(2017)
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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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Solo Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant tale of rock star's son fleeing fame, finding self.
By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
(2017)
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetic account of legendary gathering of jazz greats.
By Roxane Orgill
(2016)
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River Rose and the Magical Lullaby Book Poster Image
age 4+
Singer's dreamy zoo-trip tale an OK bedtime book.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2016)
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Coat of Many Colors Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lyrics of inspirational Dolly Parton song address bullying.
By Dolly Parton
(2016)
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Rani Patel in Full Effect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful coming-of-age tale deals with abuse, addiction.
By Sonia Patel
(2016)
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Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times of Pete Seeger Book Poster Image
age 10+
Riveting biography of beloved folk singer, activist.
By Anita Silvey
(2016)
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