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Let Freedom Sing

Written & Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley Newton For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: History, Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Activism, Music, Black Culture & Identity, Own Voices.  Summary:  The majority of this book’s words are lyrics to the song “This Little Light of…

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Patina

Written by: Jason Reynolds Cover Art by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton For ages: YA Middle Grades Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Family, Grief, Death, Social-Emotional Growth, Sports, Women in Sports, Growing Up, Coping, Friendship, Black Culture & Identity. Summary: Patina is just trying to do her best at a…

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The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist

Written by: Cynthia Levinson Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figure, Historical Event, Activism, Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Civil Rights, Family, Love. Summary:  Audrey is a nine-year-old girl, living in Birmingham in 1963.  The…

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