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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (18), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Booked

by Kwame Alexander
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Locomotion

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

by Margarita Engle and Sean Qualls
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes
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Bird

by Zetta Elliott and Shadra Strickland
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Blues Journey

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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What Is Goodbye?

by Nikki Grimes and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2)
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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers

by J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Yolen, and Marc Chagall
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (16), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift

by Nikki Grimes and Ashley Bryan
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    1999
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Wreath for Emmett Till, A

by Marilyn Nelson and Philippe Lardy
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (3)
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Harlem: A Poem

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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Playbook, The: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

by Kwame Alexander and Thai Neave
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Rich

by Nikki Grimes and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

by Marilyn Singer and Josee Masse
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (13), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

by Margarita Engle and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (15), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Firefly Letters, The: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba

by Margarita Engle
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When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

by J. Patrick Lewis, Jim Burke, and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Bronx Masquerade

by Nikki Grimes
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys

by Bob Raczka and Peter H. Reynolds
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian, Latino
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Voices from the March on Washington

by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
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Watcher, The

by Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons

by Joseph Bruchac and Thomas Locker
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    1992
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Yum! MmMm! Que Rico!: America's Sproutings

by Pat Mora and Rafael López
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry

by Jane Yolen, Andrew Fusek Peters, and Polly Dunbar
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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River of Words, A: The Story of William Carlos Williams

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

by Nikki Grimes
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Rebound

by Kwame Alexander
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Poetry, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Pocketful of Poems, A

by Nikki Grimes and Javaka Steptoe
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
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Truckery Rhymes

by Jon Scieszka, David Shannon, and Loren Long

Part of the Trucktown Series

  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (4), Audio Name Pronunciations (3), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Strange Place to Call Home, A: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home

by Marilyn Singer and Ed Young
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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If You Were a Chocolate Mustache

by J. Patrick Lewis and Matthew Cordell
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C is for City

by Nikki Grimes and Pat Cummings
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Come Sunday

by Nikki Grimes and Michael Bryant
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1996
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    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Jazmin's Notebook

by Nikki Grimes
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Meet Danitra Brown

by Nikki Grimes and Floyd Cooper
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1984
  • Author Resources:
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When Gorilla Goes Walking

by Nikki Grimes and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
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    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2)
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All the World

by Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Turtle in July

by Marilyn Singer and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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Guess Again!

by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Nonfiction, Poetry
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World Rat Day: Poems about Real Holidays You've Never Heard of

by J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Holiday, Humor, Poetry
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Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy-Tale Voices with a Twist

by Jane Yolen, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, and Matt Mahurin
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore, Humor, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems

by J. Patrick Lewis, Douglas Florian, and Jeremy Holmes
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
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I Am Loved

by Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
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For Every One

by Jason Reynolds
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Holiday, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
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