Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Climbing Lincoln's Steps: the African American Journey by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Colin Bootman

Abstract: A study of events in African American history highlights important events that have taken place on the Lincoln Memorial steps in Washington, D.C.

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Co., 1 v. (unpaged)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Step Up by Monica McKayhan

Abstract: Indigo Summer and her boyfriend, Marcus Carter, have stayed solid through plenty of drama. Now Marcus is a senior and has already been accepted to Harvard. But with his bright future, Indigo suddenly doubts where she fits into his life

Publisher: Kimani, 248 p.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dave, the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Abstract: A biography of a slave who lived in South Carolina in the 1800s and his extraordinary talent for pottery.

Publisher: Little, Brown, 1 v. (unpaged)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finding Family by Tonya Bolden

Abstract: 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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury, 181 pages

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Clemente! by Willie Perdomo, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Abstract: A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente

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