Category Archives: African Americans

Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young & Paula Young Shelton,  illustrated by Gordon C. James

Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young & Paula Young Shelton,  illustrated by Gordon C. James. Scholastic, 2022. 9780545554657 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 8/2/22) Genre: Memoir What did you … Continue reading

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Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison

Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison, Crown Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9780593306345  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: … Continue reading

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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, adapted by Robert Venditti, illustrated by Olivia Stephens

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky: The Graphic Novel adapted by Robert Venditti, illustrated by Olivia Stephens, based on the novel by Kwame Mbalia. Disney Hyperion, 2022. 9781368072809 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) … Continue reading

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I Rise by Marie Arnold

I Rise by Marie Arnold. Versify, Harper Collins, 2022. 9780358449041 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Fourteen-year-old Ayo has spent her whole life … Continue reading

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Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes. Wordsong, c2019, 2022. 9781635925623 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Paperback Genre: Realistic What did you like about the book? Ordinary Hazards is Nikki Grimes’s memoir-in-verse. She tells the … Continue reading

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Black Girls Unbossed by Khristi Lauren Adams

Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way by Khristi Lauren Adams. Beaming Books, 2022. 9781506479231 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Inspirational What did you like about the book? This … Continue reading

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Carver by Marilyn Nelson

Carver by Marilyn Nelson. Astra Books, c2001, 2022. 9781635925616 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre:  Biography, poetry What did you like about the book? Accounts of the life of George Washington Carver … Continue reading

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Evicted! The Struggle For the Right To Vote by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charly Palmer

Evicted! The Struggle For the Right To Vote by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charly Palmer. Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781684379798 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 3 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism and Friendship by Adam Makos

Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism and Friendship by Adam Makos. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593481455 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  This young adult version of … Continue reading

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Most Perfect You by Jazmyn Simon, illustrated by Tamisha Anthony

Most Perfect You by Jazmyn Simon, illustrated by Tamisha Anthony. Random House, 2022. 9780593426944 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Inspirational What did you like about the book? A journey that bonds … Continue reading

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