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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?jimi+me '''''Jimi & Me'''''] by Jaime Adoff
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?jimi+me '''''Jimi & Me''''']by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?adoff+jaime '''''Jaime Adoff''''']
 
In this book in verse, 12 year old Keith leaves Brooklyn after his dad's death and has to deals with racism with the music of Jimi Hendrix.
 
In this book in verse, 12 year old Keith leaves Brooklyn after his dad's death and has to deals with racism with the music of Jimi Hendrix.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?tyrell+booth '''''Tyrell'''''] by Coe Booth
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?tyrell+booth '''''Tyrell'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?booth+coe '''''Coe Booth''''']
 
Tyrell doesn't want to end up like his dad in prison. But how else is he going to get some money to impress the girls when he lives in homeless shelter?
 
Tyrell doesn't want to end up like his dad in prison. But how else is he going to get some money to impress the girls when he lives in homeless shelter?
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?watsons+birmingham+1963 '''''The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963'''''] by Christopher Paul Curtis
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?watsons+birmingham+1963 '''''The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?curtis+christopher+paul '''''Christopher Paul Curtis''''']
 
Kenny and his family's funny road-trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama turns serious when they face tragedy at Grandma's church.
 
Kenny and his family's funny road-trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama turns serious when they face tragedy at Grandma's church.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?jason+kyra+dana '''''Jason & Kyra'''''] by Dana Davidson
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?jason+kyra+dana '''''Jason & Kyra'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?davidson+dana '''''Dana Davidson''''']
 
Jason the jock and Kyra the brain fall for each other after they are paired for a school project. Will Jason's jealous ex break them apart?
 
Jason the jock and Kyra the brain fall for each other after they are paired for a school project. Will Jason's jealous ex break them apart?
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?battle+jericho+draper '''''The Battle of Jericho'''''] by Sharon Draper
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?battle+jericho+draper '''''The Battle of Jericho'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?draper+sharon '''''Sharon Draper''''']
Jericho is psyched to be pledging the Warriors of Distinction, the coolest club in high school. Can he stand up when the pledging pushes his Dana too far?  The story continues with *[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?november+blues '''''November Blues'''''].
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Jericho is psyched to be pledging the Warriors of Distinction, the coolest club in high school. Can he stand up when the pledging pushes his Dana too far?  The story continues with [http://166.61.234.92/search/X?november+blues+draper '''''November Blues'''''].
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?dark+sons '''''Dark Sons'''''] by Nikki Grimes
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?dark+sons+grimes '''''Dark Sons'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?grimes+nikki '''''Nikki Grimes''''']
 
Poet Nikki Grimes gives us the parallel stories of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Sam, a teen in New York and their similar father-issues.
 
Poet Nikki Grimes gives us the parallel stories of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Sam, a teen in New York and their similar father-issues.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?money+hungry+flake '''''Money Hungry'''''] by Sharon Flake
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?money+hungry+flake '''''Money Hungry'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?flake+sharon '''''Sharon Flake''''']
After being homeless, all Raspberry can think of are schemes to make money.  She's worried, though, that that won't fix what's really wrong with her life.  Read more about her struggles with her dad in *[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?begging+change+draper '''''Begging for Change'''''].
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After being homeless, all Raspberry can think of are schemes to make money.  She's worried, though, that that won't fix what's really wrong with her life.  Read more about her struggles with her dad in [http://166.61.234.92/search/X?begging+change '''''Begging for Change'''''].
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?first+part+last '''''First Part Last'''''] by Angela Johnson
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?first+part+last+johnson '''''First Part Last'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?johnson+angela '''''Angela Johnson''''']
 
Sixteen year old Bobby was living it up in New York until he and his girlfriend Nia realize they are going to be parents. Will they keep the baby or give it up for adoption?
 
Sixteen year old Bobby was living it up in New York until he and his girlfriend Nia realize they are going to be parents. Will they keep the baby or give it up for adoption?
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?off+color '''''Off-Color'''''] by Janet McDonald
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?off+color+mcdonald '''''Off-Color'''''] by [http://166.61.234.92/search/a?mcdonald+janet '''''Janet McDonald''''']
 
Cameron is the only white girl living in her projects. Or is she? Her mother's revelation makes her question her identity.
 
Cameron is the only white girl living in her projects. Or is she? Her mother's revelation makes her question her identity.

Revision as of 22:55, 3 December 2008

In this book in verse, 12 year old Keith leaves Brooklyn after his dad's death and has to deals with racism with the music of Jimi Hendrix.

Tyrell doesn't want to end up like his dad in prison. But how else is he going to get some money to impress the girls when he lives in homeless shelter?

Kenny and his family's funny road-trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama turns serious when they face tragedy at Grandma's church.

Jason the jock and Kyra the brain fall for each other after they are paired for a school project. Will Jason's jealous ex break them apart?

Jericho is psyched to be pledging the Warriors of Distinction, the coolest club in high school. Can he stand up when the pledging pushes his Dana too far? The story continues with November Blues.

Poet Nikki Grimes gives us the parallel stories of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Sam, a teen in New York and their similar father-issues.

After being homeless, all Raspberry can think of are schemes to make money. She's worried, though, that that won't fix what's really wrong with her life. Read more about her struggles with her dad in Begging for Change.

Sixteen year old Bobby was living it up in New York until he and his girlfriend Nia realize they are going to be parents. Will they keep the baby or give it up for adoption?

Cameron is the only white girl living in her projects. Or is she? Her mother's revelation makes her question her identity.