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The bubble gum blob

Desmond and Andres find themselves in a sticky situation when a new type of bubble gum starts to consume Kersville; literally!.

Slavery and the African American story

The true story of Africans and African Americans in the United States, from their arrival up until 1850.

It's not bragging if it's true

Zaila shares what motivates her and gives advice on living authentically.

Harriet Ross Tubman

abolitionist and activist
Presents a biography of Harriet Ross Tubman, whose experience as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and others through the Underground Railroad.

Who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Rosa Parks
From refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger to sparking civil rights protests across America, explore how Rosa Parks's powerful act earned her the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." A story of resistance, strength, and unwavering spirit, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the American Civil Rights leader; brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.

Harriet Tubman

all aboard the Underground Railroad
Surveys the life of Harriet Tubman, including her childhood in slavery and her later work in helping other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

All the sinners bleed

After years of working as an FBI agent, Titus Crown returns home to Charon County, land of moonshine and cornbread, fist fights and honeysuckle. Seeing his hometown struggling with a bigoted police force inspires him to run for sheriff. He wins, and becomes the first Black sheriff in the history of the county. Then a year to the day after his election, a young Black man is fatally shot by Titus's deputies. Titus pledges to follow the truth wherever it leads. But no one expected he would unearth a serial killer who has been hiding in plain sight, haunting the dirt lanes and woodland clearings of Charon. Now, Titus must pull off the impossible: stay true to his instincts, prevent outright panic, and investigate a shocking crime in a small town where everyone knows everyone yet secrets flourish. All while also breaking up backroads bar fights and being forced to protect racist Confederate pride marchers. For a Black man wearing a police uniform in the American South, that's no easy feat. But Charon is Titus's home and his heart, and he won't let the darkness overtake it. Even as it threatens to consume him.

Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky

Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left Black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price.

Marvin's trip to Mars

The morning after Marvin takes a nighttime trip to Mars with Zar, an alien from outer space, he cannot decide whether he really went or simply imagined it.

The legacy of Jim Crow

"The true story of the discriminatory laws and ideas that affected African American life for generations"--Provided by publisher.


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