Multcolib Kids Picks: African American Experience--Family & Friends

Summer Jackson
Summer Jackson Grown up By Harris, Teresa E. (Book - 2011 ) jE HARRIS 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Seven-year-old Summer Jackson wants to be a grown-up, starting right now.

Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day
Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day By Brown, Tameka (Book - 2010 ) jE BROWN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl makes her way through an urban neighborhood filled with children playing, men debating, women cooking, and jazz music playing as her community gathers to celebrate "Neighbors' Day."

Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You A Pie
Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You A Pie A Story About Edna Lewis By Gourley, Robbin (Book - 2009 ) jE GOURLEY 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.

Lucky Beans
Lucky Beans By Birtha, Becky (Book - 2010 ) jE BIRTHA 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:During the Great Depression, Marshall, an African American boy, uses lessons learned in arithmetic class and guidance from his mother to figure out how many beans are in a jar in order to win her a new sewing machine in a contest.

Family Time
Family Time By Marley, Ziggy (Music CD - 2009 ) CD-j Popular MARLEY All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Get the whole family movin' and groovin'!

One Crazy Summer
One Crazy Summer By Williams-Garcia, Rita (Book - 2010 ) j WILLIAMSG 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 36 copies

Annotation:In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion.

The Hat That Wore Clara B
The Hat That Wore Clara B By Turner-Denstaedt, Melanie (Book - 2009 ) jE TURNERDE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In church on Mothers' Sunday when all the older ladies dress in white and wear their most beautiful hats, Clara B., sitting in the pew behind her grandmother and admiring her every move, determines to find a way to wear her grandmother's hat.

My Brother Charlie
My Brother Charlie By Peete, Holly Robinson (Book - 2010 ) jE Parenting PEETE 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.

Lola Reads to Leo
Lola Reads to Leo By McQuinn, Anna (Book - 2012 ) jE MCQUINN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this third picture book about Lola, Lola reads story books to her new baby brother Leo. And even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime.

The Mighty Miss Malone
The Mighty Miss Malone By Curtis, Christopher Paul (Book - 2012 ) j CURTIS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.

Some Kind of Love
Some Kind of Love A Family Reunion in Poems By Dant, Traci (Book - 2010 ) j 811.6 D192s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:15 poems describe an annual family reunion weekend. Set in Missouri, each selection pays tribute to the love that brings this family together. A celebration of unity, the family members are brought to life in oil paintings and moving words.

Finding Family
Finding Family By Bolden, Tonya (Book - 2010 ) j BOLDEN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Raised in Charleston, West Virginia, at the turn of the twentieth century by her grandfather and aunt on off-putting tales of family members she has never met, twelve-year-old Delana is shocked when, after Aunt Tilley dies, she learns the truth about her parents and some of her other relatives.

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