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NO LAUGHTER HERE by Rita Williams-Garcia

After spending a summer alone, Akilah can’t wait for her best friend, Victoria, to return from Nigeria (her country of birth).  She’s excited to start fifth grade with her fun-loving friend. But Victoria comes back a different person.  She is … Continue reading

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HEART AND SOUL by Kadir Nelson

American history, as told in schools, is often white-male-centric.  Textbook writers usually do not portray minorities and women as main characters in history; they are relegated to secondary characters and sidebars, only important insofar as how they interact with white … Continue reading

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WHO AM I WITHOUT HIM by Sharon G. Flake

A girl waits at a bus station, fighting to please her boyfriend and keep his attention on herself. Two classmates pass letters back and forth, learning about each other and themselves. A group of “good girls” from a church want … Continue reading

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