Multcolib Kids Picks: African American Experience--Series Spotlight

Dancing Diva
Dancing Diva By Goldberg, Whoopi (Book - 2012 ) j GOLDBERG 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Epatha tries to spice up the choreography of the new ballet in Harlem with her free-spirited style, the rest of the Sugar Plum ballerinas encourage her to keep her toes in line. Part of the Sugar Plum Ballerinas series.

Lulu and the Dog From the Sea
Lulu and the Dog From the Sea By McKay, Hilary (Book - 2013 ) j MCKAY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Lulu loves animals. When Lulu goes on vacation, she finds there's a stray dog living on the beach. Everyone in the town thinks the dog is trouble. But Lulu is sure he just needs a friend. And that he's been waiting for someone just like her. Part of the Lulu series.

EllRay Jakes the Dragon Slayer
EllRay Jakes the Dragon Slayer By Warner, Sally (Book - 2013 ) j WARNER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation: EllRay Jakes may be the smallest kid in his class at Oak Glen Primary School, but he's also his sister Alfie's big brother. So when it looks like Alfie is being bossed around by a dragon-like girl at her school, EllRay feels responsible. Part of the EllRay Jakes series

Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-up
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-up By Thomson, Melissa (Book - 2010 ) jE Reader THOMSON 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:When she accidentally leaves her journal in Tiffany's apartment, Keena is afraid that Tiffany will reveal all of her secrets. Part of the Keena Ford series.

Nikki & Deja
Nikki & Deja Election Madness By English, Karen (Book - 2011 ) j ENGLISH 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Carver Elementary holds school-wide elections for the first time, third-grader Deja puts all her efforts into running for school president, ignoring her best friend Nikki's problems. Part of the Nikki & Deja series.

Sassy The Dazzle Disaster Dinner Party By Draper, Sharon M. (Book - 2010 ) j DRAPER 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sassy and her sparkle sack are back -- this time in a kitchen caper! Sassy wants to cook a fancy meal and it turns out to be a disaster. The recipe goes wrong. The cooking is a mess. And -- the dog eats the cake. Thank goodness for friends and for all of the wonderful items Sassy stashes in her sack. Who knew stuff in a sack could save a dinner party?! Well, when you're Sassy Simone Sanford, a little ingenuity goes a long way. Part of the Sassy series.

Almost Zero
Almost Zero A Dyamonde Daniel Book By Grimes, Nikki (Book - 2010 ) j GRIMES 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Dyamonde is angry at her mother for not buying her the shoes she wants, but when she finds out that a classmate is in a worse situation, she is determined to help. Part of the Dyamonde Daniel series

Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus!
Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus! By Atinuke (Book - 2011 ) j ATINUKE 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa-amazing Africa. But she is spending Christmas with her granny in Canada. She can't wait to see snow for the first time! Part of the Anna Hisiscus series.

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Take a look at some of these series featuring African American main characters. For readers grades 1-5. (4/13)

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