Harlem's Little Blackbird

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Renee Watson
Illustrator(s):
Christian Robinson
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0375869730
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Florence Mills, born to parents who were former-slaves, knew early on that she loved to sing. Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired songs and even entire plays! Yet with all this success, she knew firsthand how bigotry shaped her world. And when she was offered the role of a lifetime from Ziegfeld himself, she chose to support all-black musicals instead.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

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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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