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  • Lift to learn more about The Other Side

    CELEBRATESAFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

    THE OTHER SIDEClovers mom says it isnt

    safe to cross the fence that segregates their

    African-American side of town from the white side

    where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a

    friendship, and get around the grown-ups rules by

    sit ting on top of the fence together.

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    Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

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    Lift to learn more about Firebird

    Misty Copeland inspires young girls to conquer any obstacles they may face

    FIREBIRDMist y Copeland tells the

    stor y of a young girlan ever y girlwhose

    confidence is fragile and who is questioning her

    own abilit y to reach new heights in this Coret ta Scot t King Illustrator Award winner. Mist y

    encourages this girls faith in herself and shows her

    exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

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    WE BEAT THE STREET

    Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New

    Jersey, three teens could easily have followed

    their childhood friends into trouble. But af ter a presentation at their

    school, they made a pact that they would become doctors. It took a lot of

    determination, but despite all the hardships, the three

    succeeded.

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    These teens dreamt big and escaped a world of drugs, gangs, and prison

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    PREACHING TO THE CHICKENS

    Celebrating ingenuit y and dreaming big, this

    inspirational stor y includes an authors note

    about John Lewis, who is still an activist today,

    recently holding a sit-in on the House floor of the U.S.

    Capitol to tr y to force a vote on gun violence.

    Lift to learn more about Preaching to the Chickens

    The story of John LewisFreedom Rider, activist, and congressman

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    BLUE SKY WHITE STARS

    An inspiring and patriotic tribute to the beaut y of the American flag, a symbol of Americas

    histor y, landscape, and the diversit y of its people, illustrated by bestselling

    and Caldecot t Honorwinner Kadir Nelson

    Lift to learn more about Blue Sky White Stars

    An ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea

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    BRONXMASQUERADEWhen Wesley Boone

    writes a poem for his English class, some of his

    classmates clamor to read their poems too. Soon theyre having weekly

    poetr y sessions and opening up and taking

    on the risky challenge of self-revelation. An award-winning title that exposes

    the power of words and poetr y.

    Lift to learn more about Bronx Masquerade

    The power of poetry lifts these teens above and beyond their masquerades

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    THE SNOWY DAY BOARD BOOK

    In 1962, a lit tle boy named Peter put on his red snowsuit, hat, and

    mit tens, stepped out of his house and into the hear ts of millions of readers. The

    Snowy Day transformed childrens literature with

    its pioneering por trayal of an African-American child

    and the charming stor y of Peter discovering the

    world around him.

    Lift to learn more about The Snowy Day

    Take a walk in the snow with Peter and the Caldecott Medal winning The Snowy Day

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    ELLRAY JAKES IS NOT A CHICKEN

    EllRay Jakes is tired of being bullied by his fellow

    classmate. But when EllRay tries to defend

    himself, he winds up in trouble. His dad of fers

    him a deal: if he stays out of trouble for one week, theyll go to Disneyland!

    Ellray says he can do it, but saying it and doing it are

    two ver y dif ferent things.

    Lift to learn more about EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken

    Meet the third-grade boy who is trying to navigate school the only way he knows how

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    BROWN GIRL DREAMING

    Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt

    half way home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares

    what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with

    the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

    Touching and power ful, each poem is both accessible and

    emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a childs soul as

    she searches for her place in the world.

    Lift to learn more about Brown Girl Dreaming

    A coming-of-age story from award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson

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    ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

    It takes the events of one turbulent yearthe year of the night riders and the burnings,

    the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because

    she is blackto show Cassie that having a place of their

    own is the Logan familys lifeblood. It is the land that

    gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no mat ter how

    others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no

    one can take away.

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    With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart

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    EACH KINDNESSChloe and her friends wont

    play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya

    stops coming to school. When Chloes teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change

    the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for

    friendship, and thinks about how much better it could

    have been if shed shown a little kindness toward Maya.

    Lift to learn more about Each Kindness

    Each kindness makes the world a little better

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    I AM ROSA PARKSWhen Rosa Parks was born,

    the rules werent fair to African Americans. She had

    to at tend a dif ferent school, drink from dif ferent water

    fountains, and sit at the back of the bus, all because of the color of her skin. One day, Rosa dared to stand up

    for herself and other African Americans by refusing to

    give up her seat on the bus, and as a result she helped

    end public bus segregation and launch the countr ys

    Civil Rights Movement.

    Lift to learn more about I am Rosa Parks

    The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Rosa Parks

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    LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

    Ever y Sunday af ter church, C J and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, C J wonders why they dont

    own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesnt he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get of f in the dir t y

    par t of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beaut y

    and funin their routine and the world around them.

    Lift to learn more about Last Stop on Market Street

    CJs nana shows him the hidden beauty of his city in this Newbery Medalwinning picture book

  • Lift to learn more about Chato and the Party Animals

    CELEBRATESLATINX CULTURE

    Get the fiesta started with Chato

    CHATO AND THE PARTY ANIMALS

    Chatothe coolest cat in the barrioloves to par t y.

    So when he learns that Novio Boy has never had a bir thday par t y, Chato decides to throw him a

    surprise pachanga. With a lively text featuring

    Spanish words throughout, and bright, bold ar t work,

    this sequel to Chatos Kitchen is truly a cause for

    celebration.

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    Lift to learn more about The First Rule of Punk

    Fitting in is tough, but rocking out may be the way to feel at home

    THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK

    Mal loves punk rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro,

    please). And when she assembles a group of like-

    minded misfits at school and starts a band, Mal

    finally begins to fit in. Shell do anything to preserve

    this, which includes standing up to the school

    administration to fight for her right to express herself!

    Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

  • CELEBRATESLATINX CULTURE

    Lift to learn more about Day of the Dead

    Activity Book

    Celebrate the Day of the Dead with interactive fun

    DAY OF THE DEAD ACTIVITY BOOK

    Day of the Dead or Da de Los Muertos is a vibrant fall holiday celebrated

    through the United States, Mexico and Central

    America. In this award-winning activit y book,

    readers explore the traditions and histor y of

    Day of the Dead through a series of mazes, puzzles

    and activities.

  • CELEBRATESLATINX CULTURE

    An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have changed the world

    PORTRAITS OF HISPANIC

    AMERICAN