Madman of Piney Woods, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Summary:  Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before–the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damage those events caused to the survivors.

Scholastic

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Voices from the March on Washington, by J. Patrick Lewis

Summary:  Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.

WordSong

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Kinda Like Brothers, by Coe Booth

Summary:  When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy.

Scholastic

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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond, by Brenda Woods

Blossoming Universe of Violet DiamondSummary:  A biracial girl finally gets the chance to meet the African American side of her family.

Nancy Paulsen Books

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Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

CrossoverSummary:  Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Houghton Mifflin

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Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, by Patricia Powell

JosephineSummary:  Presents an introduction to the life of the passionate performer and civil rights activist that traces her journey from the slums of St. Louis to the world’s most famous stages.

Chronicle

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Searching for Sarah Rector, by Tonya Bolden

Searching for Sarah RectorSummary:  Recounts the story of the 1914 disappearance of eleven-year-old Sarah Rector, an African American who was part of the Creek Indian people and whose land had made her wealthy, and what it reveals about race, money, and American society.

Abrams

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