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Precious and the Boo Hag
by Patricia C. McKissack, Onawumi Jean Moss
Left alone at home, Precious follows her mama's advice and outwits the trickster Boo Hag in a tale that is fun to read aloud and just scary enough for its intended audience.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Feelings, Fantasy, Multicultural, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Henry's Freedom Box
by Ellen Levine
After his family is sold to another slave owner, Henry "Box" Brown comes up with a plan to escape slavery by mailing himself to freedom.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Biography, Family, Multicultural, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Nothing But Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson
by Sue Stauffacher
Dazzling illustrations help to tell the inspiring true story of how "the wildest tomboy in the history of Harlem" became the greatest female tennis player in the world.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Biography, Multicultural, Sports, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
by Tim Tingle
In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl is befriended by a slave boy from a plantation across the river, and when she learns his family is in danger, she helps them cross to freedom.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Friends, Multicultural, African American
Types: Read Aloud
Yesterday I Had the Blues
by Jeron Ashford Frame
Colors described in rhythmic language identify the many moods within one boy's family.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Feelings, Multicultural, Music, African American, Shapes and Colors
Types: Read Aloud
Welcome, Precious
by Nikki Grimes
A mother and father welcome their "precious" newborn child to the joys of the five senses in his world.
Ages: Toddler
Themes: Family, Feelings, African American
Types: Read Aloud
Baby Dance
by Ann Taylor
While Mama rests on the couch, Dad dances with his little girl, swinging her to and fro, up and down, and round and round in this rhythmic and rollicking board book.
Ages: Toddler
Themes: Family, Multicultural, Music, African American
Types: Read Aloud

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