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2011 Coretta Scott King Author Award: One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer By Rita Williams-Garcia Winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Award Published by Amistad, an Imprint of Harper Collins ISBN 978-0-06-076088-5 Grades¬†5 and Up Book Review In 1968, the nation was in tumult; Martin Luther King was shot in April, Bobby Kennedy in early June. Right in the middle of this year […]

Forge

Forge

Forge By Laurie Halse Anderson ISBN: 9781416961444 Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010 Grades 6 and Up Book Review In book two of the trilogy that began with National Book Award Finalist Chains, Curazon, the perhaps-free, perhaps-still enslaved African-American soldier liberated from a British prison in Manhattan by Isabel at the end of […]

Sugar Changed the World

Sugar Changed the World

Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science ¬† Written by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos Published by Clarion Books, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-618-57492-6 Grades 7 and Up Of the over 2 million slaves shipped from Africa during the trans-Atlantic slave trade of the 17th-19th centuries, only 4 % came to […]