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Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419748752
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors

Your story begins in Africa. 
Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you.


Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country Cover Image
By Atinuke, Mouni Feddag (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536205374
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Published: Candlewick - November 16th, 2021

Discover the exhilarating diversity of the African continent in storyteller Atinuke’s kaleidoscopic nonfiction guide to the people, flora, and fauna of all fifty-five countries.


African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616209001
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

“In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner’s guide to pre-colonial Africa.”
—Ibram X.


The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593306505
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Published: Random House Studio - January 11th, 2022

Congressman and civil rights advocate Elijah Cummings dedicated his life to public service. This comprehensive and visually stunning biography details his humble beginnings and unwavering faith as he waged an endless battle for truth, justice, and equality.

We can do better.


Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338681604
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - September 7th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! A shiver-inducing collection of short stories to read under the covers, from a breadth of American Indian nations.

Dark figures in the night. An owl's cry on the wind.


A Raven Named Grip: How a Bird Inspired Two Famous Writers, Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593324721
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Published: Dial Books - December 7th, 2021

The endearing true story of how a love of birds connected and inspired two literary giants--Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe.

Years before Edgar Allan Poe's raven said "Nevermore," Charles Dickens' pet raven, Grip, was busy terrorizing the Dickens children and eating chipped paint. So how exactly did this one mischievous bird make a lasting mark on literature?


Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott Cover Image
By Liz Rosenberg, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780763694357
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

Insightful, exciting, and deeply moving, Liz Rosenberg’s distinctive portrait of the author of Little Women reveals some of her life’s more complex and daring aspects.


Encyclopedia of Ordinary Things Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9788000061283
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Published: Albatros Media - October 5th, 2021

Who said ordinariness is boring? This book shows ordinary things, along with their origins and inventors, in a new light. Come explore their secrets


One Life: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203415
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Published: Razorbill - September 7th, 2021

Adapted for young readers! Join two-time Women's World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist, and trailblazing activist Megan Rapinoe in the fight for equality and justice in this middle grade adaptation of her New York Times bestselling memoir, One Life.
 


The People Remember Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062915641
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 28th, 2021

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book—a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. This lyrical, powerful tribute is sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise.


A Seat at the Table: The Nancy Pelosi Story Cover Image
By Elisa Boxer, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593372517
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

This inspiring picture-book biography about Nancy Pelosi shows her journey from the child of Baltimore's mayor to her marble-ceiling-shattering four terms as Speaker of the House, including the historic events of January 6th, 2021. 
 


We Can: Portraits of Power Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374389666
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 28th, 2021

"When I was born, the doctors told my mom that if I did survive I would have lots of health problems and be blind, deaf and severely mentally delayed . . . Boy were they wrong!" —Tyler Gordon