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Author: Sharon Bell Mathis | Narrator: Allyson Johnson
Release Date: December 04, 2018
Council on Interracial Books for Children award winner

From the award-winning author of The Hundred Penny Box comes a sweet story about how one girl can make a difference. 

Lilly Etta didn't know the men, but she knew those yellow chairs.
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Author: Various and Tom Feelings
Release Date: December 04, 2018
"The selections are uniformly uplifting, with affirming messages about the heritage, strength and dreams of African Americans."—Publishers Weekly

A compelling collection of words, with the talents of thirteen major poets, including Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Walter Dean Myers.
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Author: Marybeth Lorbiecki | Narrator: Alyson Silverman
Release Date: November 20, 2018
"An African American nun challenges the beliefs of her second-grade students in this thought-provoking picture book set in the 1960s."--Publishers Weekly

Sister Anne’s hands are brown, and Anna’s hands are white.
 
It’s the early 1960s, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin before.
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Author: Zetta Elliott
Release Date: October 23, 2018
The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author.

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch.
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Author: Kekla Magoon | Narrator: Sullivan Jones
Release Date: October 16, 2018
This lively and diverse middle-grade story from the award-winning author of How It Went Down has the warmth of a modern-day The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963.

Caleb Franklin and his big brother Bobby Gene have the whole summer for adventures in the woods behind their house in Sutton, Indiana.
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Author: Torrey Maldonado | Narrator: Torrey Maldonado
Release Date: September 04, 2018
Tight. Lately, Bryan's been feeling it in all kinds of ways . . .

Bryan knows what's tight for him--reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But drama is every day where he's from, and that gets him tight, wound up.
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Author: Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson | Narrator: Various, Bahni Turpin and Guy Lockard
Release Date: September 04, 2018
Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children." in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.
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Author: Jacqueline Woodson | Narrator: Jacqueline Woodson, Various, N'Jameh Camara and Toshi Widoff-Woodson
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.
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Author: Sharon Bell Mathis | Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez
Release Date: June 05, 2018
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.

Joe's decision to leave home is prompted by despair over his Mother's blindness to his younger brother's talents and his older brother's drug addiction.
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Author: Nikki Grimes | Narrator: Allyson Johnson
Release Date: March 06, 2018
Jazmin Shelby was "born with clenched fists"-which is okay, since she's got a lot of fighting ahead of her. Her dad died a couple of years back, and now that her mom's in the hospital, it's just her and her big sister, CeCe. But that's fine by Jazmin.
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Author: Virginia Hamilton | Narrator: Allyson Johnson
Release Date: March 06, 2018
The first time Teresa saw Brother was the way she would think of him ever after. Tree fell head over heels for him. It was love at first sight in a wild beating of her heart that took her breath. But it was a dark Friday three weeks later when it rained, hard and wicked, before she knew Brother Rush was a ghost.
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Author: Ezra Jack Keats | Narrator: Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal.
 
No story has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snow Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
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