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Click for more detail about Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

by Patricia Hruby Powell
Chronicle Books (Jan 31, 2017)
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From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of a Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between races, and a story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won.


Click for more detail about Josephine: The Dazzling Life Of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell Josephine: The Dazzling Life Of Josephine Baker

by Patricia Hruby Powell
Chronicle Books (Jan 14, 2014)
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Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.


Click for more detail about The Moon Ring by Randy DuBurke The Moon Ring

by Randy DuBurke
Chronicle Books (Feb 26, 2013)
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In the light of a blue moon, the second full moon in a month, Maxine discovers something amazing in the grass: a magical moon ring! Ahead lies a night of adventure beyond anything Maxine could have imagined, as she is whisked around the globe, from the ice floes of Antarctica to the sunbaked African savannah to the neon lights of New York City. Is it all just a dream? Only Maxine and her grandmother know for sure. Playful illustrations make this exciting adventure story one that children will ask for over and over again! Plus, this version includes audio and a read-along setting.


Click for more detail about Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley Every Little Thing

by Cedella Marley
Chronicle Books (Sep 12, 2012)
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Bob Marley’s songs are known the world over for their powerful message of love, peace, and harmony. Now a whole new generation can discover one of his most joyous songs in this reassuring picture book adaptation written by his daughter Cedella and exuberantly illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. This upbeat story reminds children that the sun will always come out after the rain and mistakes are easily forgiven with a hug. Every family will relate to this universal story of one boy who won’t let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three very special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a smile to faces of all ages—because every little thing’s gonna be all right!


Click for more detail about Best Shot In The West: The Adventures Of Nat Love by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack Best Shot In The West: The Adventures Of Nat Love

by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
Chronicle Books (Jan 18, 2012)
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From acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. comes a thrilling biography of an unforgettable man told in compelling graphic novel form. Born into slavery in 1854, Nat Love, also known as Deadwood Dick, grew up to become the most famous African-American cowboy in the Old West. A contemporary and acquaintance of Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, Nat was widely known as an expert roper and driver, a crack shot, and a real Wild West character. Featuring lively full-color artwork by Randy DuBurke, Best Shot in the West is an exhilarating mix of high-interest historical fiction and nonstop adventure.


Click for more detail about One Love by Cedella Marley One Love

by Cedella Marley
Chronicle Books (Sep 21, 2011)
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Adapted from one of Bob Marley’s most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better. Adapted by Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s first child, and gorgeously illustrated by Vanessa Newton, this heartwarming picture book offers an upbeat testament to the amazing things that can happen when we all get together with one love in our hearts.


Click for more detail about Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe by Joanne Chang Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe

by Joanne Chang
Chronicle Books (Oct 20, 2010)
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Every day 1,500 Bostonians can’t resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a degree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang’s repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network’sThrowdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne’s essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.


Click for more detail about I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker I Can Do It Too!

by Karen Baicker
Chronicle Books (Jun 23, 2010)
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This heartwarming story reminds us how satisfying it is to grow up surrounded by love. I Can Do It Too! affirms a little girl’s growing independence as she, too, can begin to do all the things she sees her parents, relatives and neighbors do: pouring juice at breakfast, strumming a guitar, and even riding a bike! The simple cadence of text and direct-to-the-heart art result in a book as warm and generous as its message, providing reading pleasure for toddlers, older siblings, and the grown-ups who love them.


Click for more detail about Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney Noah’s Ark

by Jerry Pinkney
Chronicle Books (Oct 01, 2002)
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(Caldecott Honor Book) For 40 days and 40 nights rain poured from the heavens, enveloping the world. Only Noah had been warned by God of the great floodand only Noah could save life on earth. This powerful story of salvation has fascinated people of all ages for centuries. Now, four-time Caldecott Honor-recipient Jerry Pinkney captures all the courage, drama, and beauty of this ancient parable in rich, glorious paintings. Full of sensitive detail and emotion, his art brings new life and meaning to an important message of peace. This elegant edition of Noah’s Ark promises to give readers strength and hope for many years to come.


Click for more detail about Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence by John Duggleby Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence

by John Duggleby
Chronicle Books (Oct 01, 1998)
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The paintings of Jacob Lawrence tell stories. Stories of enslavement and freedom, of human migration and renaissance, of struggle and of triumph. A collection of these stunning paintings provides the backdrop for this exceptional biography which tells the story of one of our finest living painters-from his family’s experience in the great migration North, to his growing up in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, to his rise as one of the most renowned painters of African American life. With over twenty-five full-color reproductions and an insightful glossary, not only is this an easy-to-read, engaging biography, it’s also an excellent starting point for discussions about American history. Awards and honors for Story Painter: 1998 CCBC Choices, Biography/Autobiography 1999 IRA/CBC Notable Trade Books—Social Studies 1999 Carter G. Woodson Award 1999 Parents’ Guide/Children’s Media award, non-fiction category Publishers Weekly, starred review Smithsonian Notable Award Parent Council Ltd. - Gold