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Flotsam Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(2006)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
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Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Nelson Mandela Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
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Green Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Clever color book expands idea of green in nature, at home.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2012)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
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Fortunately, the Milk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
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My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Poster Image
age 6+
Powerful, personal view of cvil rights leader, issues.
By Martin Luther King III
(2013)
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A Big Guy Took My Ball! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating poems depict coming-of-age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
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