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The snowy day

by:Keats, Ezra Jack

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Editions:224  Date:1962 - 2020  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Picture books, Picture books


Song of Solomon

by:Morrison, Toni

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. As Morrison follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, she introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized Black world.

Editions:343  Date:1963 - 2020  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Novels, Magic realist fiction, Novels


The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

by:Curtis, Christopher Paul

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Editions:121  Date:1963 - 2021  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Historical fiction, Humorous fiction, History


Whistle for Willie

by:Keats, Ezra Jack

A little boy wishes so much that he could whistle.

Editions:132  Date:1964 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Picture books, Children's audiobooks


Peter's chair

by:Keats, Ezra Jack

When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.

Editions:110  Date:1967 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Picture books, Picture books


The house of Dies Drear

by:Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002

An African American family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Editions:88  Date:1968 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, History, Ghost stories


The people could fly : American Black folktales

by:Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002

Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.

Editions:33  Date:1968 - 2005  Genre(s):Folklore, Folklore, Legends, Folk tales, Folk tales



by:Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998

A novel based on the life of the author's great-grandmother follows the story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and one of his slaves, through the years of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Editions:99  Date:1965 - 2021  Genre(s):History, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth

by:Konigsburg, E. L.

Two fifth-grade girls, one of whom is the first black child in a middle-income suburb, play at being apprentice witches.

Editions:99  Date:1967 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Paranormal fiction, Paranormal fiction, Juvenile works, Occult fiction


The contender

by:Lipsyte, Robert

A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym, where he learns that being a contender is hard and often discouraging work, but that you don't know anything until you try.

Editions:81  Date:1967 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Sports stories


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