Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Black Magic by Dinah Johnson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Abstract: Presents a poem celebrating the African-American experience and what it means to be part of a strong, proud, and free people.

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., 1 v. (unpaged)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Abstract: In the summer of 1968, after traveling 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 of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Publisher: Amistad, 218 p.