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Jabberwocky
by Lewis Carroll
Christopher Myers radically reinterprets Lewis Carroll's famous nonsense poem, using vivid, strong colors to create a battle of one-on-one on the basketball court.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Multicultural, Sports, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Freedom Summer
by Deborah Wiles
In the summer of 1964, two best friends, one Black and one white, are astonished to learn that the community swimming pool in their Southern town will be filled in with tar rather than desegregated.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Feelings, Friends, Multicultural, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Bat Boy and His Violin
by Curtis Gavin
Reginald loves the violin but when he agrees to be bat boy for the Negro League team his father manages, baseball and music bring father and son closer together.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Feelings, Multicultural, Sports, African American
Types: Read Aloud
The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom
by Emily Arnold McCully
The fascinating story, based on historical facts, of the young woman who grew up as a slave to the wife of the first President, then escaped to freedom.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Biography, Multicultural, Nonfiction, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
This Jazz Man
by Karen Ehrhardt
This adaptation of "This Old Man" alludes to ten great jazz musicians: Charlie Parker, who "Plays five... plays jive, with a Beedle-dibop! Bebop!;" Mingus, who plays 9 with a "Thimp-thump! Dumple-thump!" and so on.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Biography, Multicultural, Music, African American
Types: Read Aloud
The Baby on the Way
by Karen English
When a young boy asks his grandmother if she was ever a baby, she shares the story of her birth and her family's folkway traditions.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Feelings, Multicultural, African American
Types: Read Aloud
Just Like Josh Gibson
by Angela Johnson
A grandmother shares her love of baseball with her granddaughter, and tells of the memorable day when she proved to the boys that she could play "just like Josh Gibson."
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Feelings, Multicultural, Sports, African American
Types: Read Aloud
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream
by Crystal Hubbard
An anecdotal tale based on the childhood of Toni Stone; as a girl, she dreamed always of playing baseball and later grew up to play in baseball's Negro Leagues.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Feelings, Friends, Multicultural, Sports, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Wind Flyers
by Angela Johnson
Vivid illustrations lift up this stirring book in which a boy's great-great uncle recounts how he achieved his dream of flying as a Tuskegee Airman in World War Two.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Multicultural, Transportation, African American
Types: Read Aloud
Dear Mr. Rosenwald
by Carole Boston Weatherford
A young girl rejoices as her community comes together to raise money and build a much-needed school in the 1920's, with matching funds from Mr. Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Education and Development, Literacy, Multicultural, School, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self

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