Category Archives: African Americans

Family Reunion by Chad & Dad Richardson, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

Family Reunion by Chad & Dad Richardson, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin. Barefoot Books, 2021. 9781646862184 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5 Format:  Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book:   Poetic text … Continue reading

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Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds, illustrated by Pablo Leon

Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds, illustrated by Pablo Leon. Scholastic, 2021. 9781338648041 Format: ARC (6/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre:  Fantasy/superheroes What did you like about the book? Miles … Continue reading

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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein. Adapted for Young Adults. Delacorte, 2021. 9780593176009 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the … Continue reading

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B is for Baby by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

B is for Baby by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank. Candlewick Press, 9781536217940, 2021 Format: Boardbook Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Picture book   What did you like about the book? What an adorable … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir – Ta-Nehisi Coates

  The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir – Ta-Nehisi Coates, Delacorte Press, 9781984894021, 2021 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Biography Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you like about the book? As a mom to a … Continue reading

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Nana Akua Goes to School  – Tricia Elam Walker, illustrated by April Harrison

   Nana Akua Goes to School  – Tricia Elam Walker, illustrated by April Harrison. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2020. 9780525581130  Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre: picture book  What did you like … Continue reading

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Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

 Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, 9780062846716, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Thomas triumphs again in this prequel to her … Continue reading

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Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States – Louisa Jaggar & Shari Becker, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

  Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States – Louisa Jaggar & Shari Becker, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, Crown Books for Young Readers, 9781984847621, 2021 Format: Hardcover … Continue reading

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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre – Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

 Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre – Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, Carolrhoda Books, 978-1541581203, 2021 Format: Hardcover picture book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you like about the book? An … Continue reading

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Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone. Crown, 2020. 9781984829665 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Quan relates his road to a Youth Detention Center through … Continue reading

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