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Book cover Finding Lincoln
Ann Malaspina (2009) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Colin Bootman
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: African-American, Historical, Read Aloud, Realistic Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


It’s 1951 and Louis knows that growing up in Alabama is not easy. He knows he can’t have a strawberry milkshake at the lunch counter or sit in a good seat at the movie theatre. But what really bothers Louis is that he can’t go into the library. The library, like the lunch counter, is for “whites only.” But there is so much Louis wants to learn and know, and it is all in the library! When Louis is assigned a project to find out about Abraham Lincoln as a boy, he knows he has to go… to the library. With the help of a librarian who doesn’t “mind shaking things up,” the doors of the library open to Louis and with them a world of possibilities. This amazing story filled with hope and promise gives insight into segregation in the South in the 1950’s.

Reviewed by: Tree / South County Regional Library
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Book cover Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-UP
Melissa Thompson (2009) , 80-120 pages
Illustrated by Frank Morrison
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: African-American, Humor, Read Aloud, Realistic Fiction


Keena is back with a new adventure when she runs for student council and gets elected as the runner-up delegate. She would like to make a law that allows students to rotate being at the end of the line--"the caboose"-- which is way cooler than being the line leader. Keena is looking forward to her class' visit to the United States Capitol building. But the day before the trip, she accidentally cuts off one of her braids with scissors and then her friend, Eric, helps her make a fake braid using black yarn! This looks so funny she ends up wearing a scarf on the trip. How does this fake braid get her involved with Congressman Thomas? Does she really push him down the stairs? You'll be laughing the whole way as you find out.

Reviewed by: Susan / South County Regional Library
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Comments from Readers

Kennedy, age 11 from North Carolina
She had the field trip of her life. At the end of the day it is really funny.


Book cover Let Freedom Sing
Vanessa Newton (2009) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: African-American, Historical, Poetry, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


"This little light of mine...." This is a terrific book. Great illustrations tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement and the people who let their lights shine in the middle of struggle. Rosa Parks let her light shine when she refused to give her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King let his light shine when he accepted the call to be the voice and leader of the Movement. The Little Rock Nine let their lights shine when they integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Check out this book and SING your way through history!!

Reviewed by: Annie / West Boulevard Library
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Book cover Long Shot:: Never Too Small to Dream Big
Chris Paul (2009) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Frank Morrison
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: African-American, Biographies, Non-Fiction, Read Aloud, Realistic Fiction, Sports
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Young Chris loves to play basketball. He wants to play for a team and his big shot comes with tryouts next week. But, he is worried. Basketball players are tall and Chris is short. It would make it much harder to make the team, so can he do it? The 8-year-old asks his family members and they have advice and tips. But is that enough? NBA All- star Chris Paul tells his encouraging story about his dreams and his helpful, supporting family. The story features Frank Morrison's art that is beautiful and bright with characters in graceful motion.

Reviewed by: Lawrence / South County Regional Library
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Comments from Readers

Bryan, age 8 from Nevada
It`s a great book.

Andrew, age 8 from North Carolina
I enjoyed the book. I`m a big fan of cp3 (chris paul). Its an awesome book

Chase, age 7 from NC
I love this book. I learned from this book that if you work hard anything is possible.


Book cover Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel
Nikki Grimes (2009) , 40-80 pages
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: African-American, Multicultural, Realistic Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Dyamonde Daniel is a super smart, witty third grader paving her way through the world. An only child, she lives with her mom in Brooklyn. She deals with her parents’ divorce and living in her new neighborhood. Dyamonde strives to make the best of any situation, even as she misses her best friends from her old neighborhood. When a new kid is placed in her class, she becomes determined to figure him out. His bad attitude and sulky personality irritates her terribly. Will her persistence with the newcomer pay off in a positive way? Dyamonde Daniel’s character is loveable and believable. This charming story is about the possibility of new friendship, acceptance, and positive messages that anyone can learn from and appreciate.

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