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I am looking for children's books (all levels except baby books) that feature African-Americans. Both fiction and nonfiction are needed. My daughter is a first year teacher in an inner-city elementary school classroom.
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I have a couple that my daughter really enjoyed on my "bookshelf" I think your daughters students would love them too!
Luke Goes To Bat- This is a story about an African American boy named Luke growing up in Brooklyn.He goes to a Dodgers game and dreams of becoming a great player like Jackie Robinson.
Flossie & The Flox - Flossie is a young African American girl who lives with her grandmother in the rural south. When Big Mama sends Flossie to deliver a basket of eggs to a neighbor, she cautions her to be careful of the fox who had been frightening the chickens and stealing their eggs.
Both are perfet for elementary school students.
Any suggestions on early readers? Levels 1 and 2? My niece has a first grade class.
I've ordered The Drinking Gourd (level 3?) and one on a family traveling by covered wagon. The class can always use more.
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on my shelf: The Big Bike Race by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Ernie was hoping for a sleek new racing bike for his tenth birthday, not a big, secondhand, yellow clunker. He knew it was all his grandmother could afford, yet he was still disappointed -- and embarrassed to show it to his friends. But the laughter of the other kids doesn't stop Ernie from racing ....or proving that its's determination, not the bike, that makes a winner!
Booklist: " A strong , dignified portrayal of a loving African-American family."
Currently doing a 2 for 1 on all my children's books (until June 16th)!
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I have several, but they may be more appropriate for middle school age.
Cousins by Virginia Hamilton
M.C. Higgins, The Great by Virginia Hamilton
Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
I can do a 3-2 if you're interested......
Are you still interested?
I have a very good book depicting Afro-American characters for Pre schoolers to about middle school. The reading level is 1st to 3rd grade.
Very nice story with beautiful illustrations. In excellent condition.
"When I am Old with You" by Angela A. Johnson.