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Annotation:In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who stole money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom. Ages 9-12
Annotation:When two boys, one white and the other African-American, find that the town has closed the pool rather than let it be desegregated, they are disappointed but find another way to celebrate the passing of the Civil Rights Act. Ages 4-8
Annotation:A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, including two who were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings. Ages 8-12
Annotation:In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Recounts the three months of protest that took place before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to promote equal rights and help African-Americans earn the right to vote. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Flint Future Detective Club member Steven Carter, his friend Russell and Russell’s huge dog, Zoopy, solve the mystery of a quadrillion-dollar bill with the image of James Brown on it. Ages 9-12
Annotation:During the summer of 1968, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters travel to Oakland to visit their mother, only to find that their mother does not want to spend time with them but instead, wants the girls to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. Ages 8-12
Annotation:Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
Annotation:The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, a family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit their Grandma in Alabama during the summer of 1963. Ages 9-12