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Diverse Books for Younger Readers

Grades K-5

We Could Be Heroes

We Could Be Heroes

By Margaret Finnegan

Maisie and Hank, who has autism, become friends in Grade 4 and devise schemes to save a neighbor’s dog from being tied to a tree because of his epilepsy.


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Diverse Books for Older Readers

Grades 6-12

Santiago's Road Home

Santiago’s Road Home

By Alexandra Diaz

Fleeing abusive relatives and extreme poverty in Mexico, young Santiago endures being detained by ICE while crossing the border into the United States.


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Slay

Slay

By Brittney Morris

An honors student at Jefferson Academy, 17-year-old Keira enjoys developing and playing Slay, a secret multiplayer online role-playing game celebrating black culture, until the two worlds collide.


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Denene Millner Books

New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist Denene Millner brings you a line of books by African American authors and illustrators for readers of all ages celebrate the experiences of African-American children.

Just Like a Mama

Just Like a Mama

By Alice Faye Duncan

Illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Celebrate the heart connection between adopted children and the forever families who welcome them with kindness, care and unconditional love in this powerful picture book.


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My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

By Markette Sheppard

Illustrated by Charly Palmer

Told in rhyming text, a young African American boy, stuck inside on a rainy day, uses his imagination to create a rocket ship out of a rocking chair and takes off on a trip to a distant planet.


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