Cornrows

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Camille Yarbrough
Illustrator(s):
Carole Byard
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0698114364
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

This book describes how the hairstyle of cornrows, a symbol in Africa since ancient times, can today in America  symbolize courage, cultural and ethnic pride for African-Americans.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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