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Lift to learn more about The Other Side CELEBRATES AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE THE OTHER SIDE Clover’s mom says it isn’t safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups’ rules by sitting on top of the fence together. Lift to learn more about The Other Side Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

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    CELEBRATESAFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

    THE OTHER SIDEClovers mom says it isnt

    safe to cross the fence that segregates their

    African-American side of town from the white side

    where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a

    friendship, and get around the grown-ups rules by

    sit ting on top of the fence together.

    Lift to learn more about The Other Side

    Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

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    CELEBRATESAFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

    Lift to learn more about Firebird

    Misty Copeland inspires young girls to conquer any obstacles they may face

    FIREBIRDMist y Copeland tells the

    stor y of a young girlan ever y girlwhose

    confidence is fragile and who is questioning her

    own abilit y to reach new heights in this Coret ta Scot t King Illustrator Award winner. Mist y

    encourages this girls faith in herself and shows her

    exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

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    CELEBRATESAFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

    WE BEAT THE STREET

    Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New

    Jersey, three teens could easily have followed

    their childhood friends into trouble. But af ter a presentation at their

    school, they made a pact that they would become doctors. It took a lot of

    determination, but despite all the hardships, the three

    succeeded.

    Lift to learn more about We Beat the Street

    These teens dreamt big and escaped a world of drugs, gangs, and prison

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    PREACHING TO THE CHICKENS

    Celebrating ingenuit y and dreaming big, this

    inspirational stor y includes an authors note

    about John Lewis, who is still an activist today,

    recently holding a sit-in on the House floor of the U.S.

    Capitol to tr y to force a vote on gun violence.

    Lift to learn more about Preaching to the Chickens

    The story of John LewisFreedom Rider, activist, and congressman

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    BLUE SKY WHITE STARS

    An inspiring and patriotic tribute to the beaut y of the American flag, a symbol of Americas

    histor y, landscape, and the diversit y of its people, illustrated by bestselling

    and Caldecot t Honorwinner Kadir Nelson

    Lift to learn more about Blue Sky White Stars

    An ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea

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    BRONXMASQUERADEWhen Wesley Boone

    writes a poem for his English class, some of his

    classmates clamor to read their poems too. Soon theyre having weekly

    poetr y sessions and opening up and taking

    on the risky challenge of self-revelation. An award-winning title that exposes

    the power of words and poetr y.

    Lift to learn more about Bronx Masquerade

    The power of poetry lifts these teens above and beyond their masquerades

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    CELEBRATESAFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

    THE SNOWY DAY BOARD BOOK

    In 1962, a lit tle boy named Peter put on his red snowsuit, hat, and

    mit tens, stepped out of his house and into the hear ts of millions of readers. The

    Snowy Day transformed childrens literature with

    its pioneering por trayal of an African-American child

    and the charming stor y of Peter discovering the

    world around him.

    Lift to learn more about The Snowy Day

    Take a walk in the snow with Peter and the Caldecott Medal winning The Snowy Day

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    ELLRAY JAKES IS NOT A CHICKEN

    EllRay Jakes is tired of being bullied by his fellow

    classmate. But when EllRay tries to defend

    himself, he winds up in trouble. His dad of fers

    him a deal: if he stays out of trouble for one week, theyll go to Disneyland!

    Ellray says he can do it, but saying it and doing it are

    two ver y dif ferent things.

    Lift to learn more about EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken

    Meet the third-grade boy who is trying to navigate school the only way he knows how

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    BROWN GIRL DREAMING

    Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt

    half way home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares

    what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with

    the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

    Touching and power ful, each poem is both accessible and

    emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a childs soul as

    she searches for her place in the world.

    Lift to learn more about Brown Girl Dreaming

    A coming-of-age story from award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson

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    ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

    It takes the events of one turbulent yearthe year of the night riders and the burnings,

    the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because

    she is blackto show Cassie that having a place of their

    own is the Logan familys lifeblood. It is the land that

    gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no mat ter how

    others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no

    one can take away.

    Lift to learn more about Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart

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    EACH KINDNESSChloe and her friends wont

    play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya

    stops coming to school. When Chloes teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change

    the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for

    friendship, and thinks about how much better it could

    have been if shed shown a little kindness toward Maya.

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    Each kindness makes the world a little better

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    I AM ROSA PARKSWhen Rosa Parks was born,

    the rules werent fair to African Americans. She had

    to at tend a dif ferent school, drink from dif ferent water

    fountains, and sit at the back of the bus, all because of the color of her skin. One day, Rosa dared to stand up

    for herself and other African Americans by refusing to

    give up her seat on the bus, and as a result she helped

    end public bus segregation and launch the countr ys

    Civil Rights Movement.

    Lift to learn more about I am Rosa Parks

    The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Rosa Parks

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    LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

    Ever y Sunday af ter church, C J and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, C J wonders why they dont

    own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesnt he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get of f in the dir t y

    par t of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beaut y

    and funin their routine and the world around them.

    Lift to learn more about Last Stop on Market Street

    CJs nana shows him the hidden beauty of his city in this Newbery Medalwinning picture book

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    CELEBRATESLATINX CULTURE

    Get the fiesta started with Chato

    CHATO AND THE PARTY ANIMALS

    Chatothe coolest cat in the barrioloves to par t y.

    So when he learns that Novio Boy has never had a bir thday par t y, Chato decides to throw him a

    surprise pachanga. With a lively text featuring

    Spanish words throughout, and bright, bold ar t work,

    this sequel to Chatos Kitchen is truly a cause for

    celebration.

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    Lift to learn more about The First Rule of Punk

    Fitting in is tough, but rocking out may be the way to feel at home

    THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK

    Mal loves punk rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro,

    please). And when she assembles a group of like-

    minded misfits at school and starts a band, Mal

    finally begins to fit in. Shell do anything to preserve

    this, which includes standing up to the school

    administration to fight for her right to express herself!

    Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

  • CELEBRATESLATINX CULTURE

    Lift to learn more about Day of the Dead

    Activity Book

    Celebrate the Day of the Dead with interactive fun

    DAY OF THE DEAD ACTIVITY BOOK

    Day of the Dead or Da de Los Muertos is a vibrant fall holiday celebrated

    through the United States, Mexico and Central

    America. In this award-winning activit y book,

    readers explore the traditions and histor y of

    Day of the Dead through a series of mazes, puzzles

    and activities.

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    An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have changed the world

    PORTRAITS OF HISPANIC

    AMERICAN HEROESThis stunning book

    showcases t went y Hispanic and Latino American men

    and women who have made outstanding contributions

    to the ar ts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and

    athletics. Gorgeous por traits complement biographies

    of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa,

    Rober to Clemente, and many more.

    Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

    Lift to learn more about Portraits of Hispanic

    American Heroes

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    Lift to learn more about De Colores and Other Latin American

    Folksongs for Children

    Bursting with color and spirit, this collection of Latin-American songs is a tribute to Latino culture

    DE COLORES AND OTHER

    LATIN AMERICAN FOLKSONGS FOR

    CHILDRENFrom traditional tunes

    to rhymes and hand games, De Colores has songs for all occasions

    and moods. Each song is accompanied by simple musical arrangements,

    with lyrics in both English and Spanish.

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    Lift to learn more about Snapshots from the Wedding

    Weddings are filled with unique moments that form a rich family mosaic

    SNAPSHOTS FROM THE WEDDING

    Meet Maya, Isabels f lower girl, as she describes an exciting wedding day. Maya introduces us to

    Danny, the ring bearer; Uncle Trino, jump-star ting

    a car in his tuxedo; and Rafael, the groom, with a cast on his arm. Of course, the big day also includes

    dancing, cake, and a mariachi band that plays long into the evening no

    one will forget.

    Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

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    Lift to learn more about Lucky Broken Girl

    An unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age novel

    LUCKY BROKEN GIRLRuthie Mizrahi and her family

    recently emigrated from Castros Cuba to New York Cit y. Just when

    shes f inally beginning to gain confidence in her master y of

    Englishand enjoying her reign as her neighborhoods hopscotch

    queena horrif ic car accident leaves her in a body cast and

    confined to her bed for a long recover y. A s Ruthies world

    shrink s because of her inabilit y to move, her powers of obser vation

    and her hear t grow larger and she comes to understand how

    fragile life is, how vulnerable we all are as human beings, and how

    friends, neighbors, and the power of the ar ts can sweeten even the

    worst of times.

    Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

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    Lift to learn more about The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

    Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud.

    THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA

    For Ar turo, summer time in Miami means playing

    basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping

    cool under banyan trees. He almost doesnt notice the

    smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it. Ar turo refuses to let his family and communit y go down without a f ight, and as he schemes with Carmen, a

    new neighbor, Ar turo discovers the power of poetr y and

    protest through untold family stories and the work of

    Jos Mar t.

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    Lift to learn more about Abuela

    ABUELACome join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela,

    on a magical journey as they f ly over the streets,

    sights, and people of New York Cit y which sparkles

    below. The stor y is narrated in English, and sprinkled with Spanish phrases as

    Abuela points out places that they explore together. The

    exhilaration in Rosalbas and Abuelas stor y is magnified

    by the loving bond that only a grandmother and

    granddaughter can share.

    Segregation may cut through worlds, but two friends find a way to overcome

    A young girl and her grandmother celebratetheir home and culture

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    Lift to learn more about Qu montn de Tamales!

    The Spanish translation of the modern holiday classic Too Many Tamales!

    QU MONTN DE TAMALES!

    This is the stor y of a treasure thought to be

    lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate and funny at tempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the

    warm way a family pulls together to make it a

    per fect Christmas af ter all.

  • CELEBRATESIMMIGRATION

    Lift to learn more about Drita, My Homegirl

    The best friendships can get you through the hardest experiences

    DRITA, MY HOMEGIRL

    Fleeing war-torn Kosovo, ten-year-old Drita and her

    family move to America with the dream of living a t ypical American life. But with this hope comes the struggle to

    adapt and f it in. How can Drita f ind her place at school

    and in her new neighborhood when she doesnt speak any

    English? But sometimes, when you least expect it, friendship can bloom and

    overcome even a vast cultural divide.

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    Lift to learn more about Teacup

    Every journey needs a traveler and a little bit of hope.

    TEACUPA boy must leave his home and find another. He brings

    with him a teacup full of earth from the place where he grew

    up, and sets off to sea. Some days, the journey is peaceful.

    Some days, storms threaten to overturn his boat. And some days, the smallest amount of hope grows into something

    glorious. At last, the boy finds land, but it doesnt feel

    complete . . . until another traveler joins him, bearing the

    seed to build a new home.

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    Lift to learn more about Mamas Nightingale

    A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist

    MAMAS NIGHTINGALE

    Af ter Sayas mother is sent to an immigration detention

    center, Saya f inds comfor t in listening to her mothers

    warm voice on the casset tes Mama records with bedtime

    stories inspired by Haitian folklore. Moved by her mothers tales and her

    fathers at tempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a stor y of her ownone that

    just might bring her mother home for good.

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    Lift to learn more about Outrun the Moon

    An unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy

    OUTRUN THE MOONFif teen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from

    the pover t y of Chinatown, San Francisco in 1906, and an education at St. Clares School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clares is of f-limits to all but the

    wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admit tance through a mix of cunning and a lit tle

    briber y, only to discover that get ting in was the easiest

    par t. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands stronguntil

    disaster strikes.

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    A young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village

    Lift to learn more about The Water Princess

    THE WATER PRINCESS

    Based on supermodel Georgie Badiels

    childhood, this vibrant, engaging picture book

    sheds light on the struggle for clean drinking water

    that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to cr ystal-clear water of

    their own.

  • CELEBRATESSTRONG WOMENA young black woman overcomes

    obstacles to be a pilot in WWII

    Lift to learn more about Flygirl

    FLYGIRLAll Ida Mae Jones wants

    to do is f ly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years

    af ter his death she feels closest to him when shes in the air. But as a young

    black woman in the 1940s, she knows the sk y

    is of f limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the

    Women Air force Ser vice Pilots. Will Ida have a

    chance to fulfill her dream?

  • CELEBRATESSTRONG WOMEN

    From Tina Fey to Vera Wang, and Oprah Winfrey to Maria TallChief, 50 incredible ladies who shaped our history!

    50 UNBELIEVABLE WOMEN AND THEIR FASCINATING (AND

    TRUE!) STORIESA compilation of biographies

    profiling some of the most intrepid women in histor y and today. From athletes,

    comediennes, and T V personalities, to world

    leaders, political f igures, and activists, these women

    paved the way for future generations and have proven

    that hard work and passion will help you achieve just

    about any thing.

    Lift to learn more about 50 Unbelievable Women and Their

    Fascinating (and True!) Stories

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    The true story of how one journalist admitted herself to an asylum to write a groundbreaking expos.

    Lift to learn more about Ten Days a Madwoman

    TEN DAYS A MADWOMAN

    Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially

    for a woman at the end of the nineteenth centur y, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or

    fashion. But Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic

    stunt: feigning insanit y, being commit ted an asylum, and writing an expos of the clinics horrif ic treatment of

    its patients.

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    This kid-friendly book of trivia and history shows that first ladies help influence America in ways both large and small.

    Lift to learn more about Whats the Big Deal About

    First Ladies

    WHATS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT FIRST

    LADIESIn addition to being

    hostesses, advocates, ambassadors, activists,

    patriots, and role-models, each f irst lady put her own

    stamp on the White Houseand on our countr y. In this

    fact-f illed book, you can f ind out just what made each f irst

    lady unique and why they were so impor tant. As it turns

    out, f irst ladies are a pret t y big deal af ter all!

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    Learn how Eleanor Roosevelt went from being a shy girl to a beloved First Lady

    Lift to learn more about Eleanor

    ELEANORThis meticulously

    researched, lushly detailed picture book of

    Eleanors childhood world captures the essence

    of the lit tle girl whose indomitable spirit would

    make her one of the greatest and most beloved first ladies of all time. By

    Caldecot t Medal winner Barbara Cooney.

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    Lift to learn more about She Persisted

    SHE PERSISTEDThroughout American histor y,

    there have always been women who have spoken out for whats right, even when

    they have to fight to be heard. In this book, Chelsea Clinton

    celebrates thir teen American women who helped shape our countr y through their

    tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by

    staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They

    all cer tainly persisted.

    Discover 13 American women who changed the world

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    BROWN GIRL DREAMING

    Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt

    half way home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares

    what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with

    the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

    Touching and power ful, each poem is both accessible and

    emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a childs soul as

    she searches for her place in the world.

    Lift to learn more about Brown Girl Dreaming

    A coming-of-age story from award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson

  • CELEBRATESSTRONG WOMEN

    GIRLING UPUsing scientific facts,

    personal anecdotes and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim

    Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying

    neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically,

    psychologically and sociologically.

    Lift to learn more about Girling Up

    Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, gives teen girls tips on how to be strong, smart and spectacular.

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    Lift to learn more about Girls Who Code

    GIRLS WHO CODESince 2012, the organization

    Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired

    over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani,

    wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding

    principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA,

    this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our

    lives and how much fun it can be.

    Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun!

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    Lift to learn more about I Am Amelia Earhart

    I AM AMELIA EARHART

    Amelia Earhar t was a girl who loved adventure, and never let anybody stop her

    from tr ying new things. Even things that girls had never

    done beforelike f lying all the way across the Atlantic Ocean! She worked harder than anyone else and she

    never gave up on her dreams. Eventually she broke flying

    records and proved to the world that women can soar

    just as high as men.

    Embrace your sense of adventure

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    FIREBIRDMist y Copeland tells the

    stor y of a young girlan ever y girlwhose

    confidence is fragile and who is questioning her

    own abilit y to reach new heights in this Coret ta Scot t King Illustrator Award winner. Mist y

    encourages this girls faith in herself and shows her

    exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

    Lift to learn more about Firebird

    Misty Copeland inspires young girls to conquer any obstacles they may face

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