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Brer Tiger and the Big Wind

By William Faulkner

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Greedily protecting his pear tree and spring from the other animals, Brer Tiger refuses to share until clever Brer Rabbit devises a plan to create a "big wind" that will blow in a lesson about generosity.
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Fireflies for Nathan

By Shulamith Levey Oppenheim ; pictures by John Ward

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Nathan loves hearing stories from his grandparents of the fun his father had when he was a kid, including making a lamp full of firefly light to put beside his bed.
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Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

By Tonya Bolden

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A biography of a remarkable black girl growing up free in Manhattan before, during and after the Civil War.

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Rosa

By Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier (Illustrator)

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Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture-book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.

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Night Boat to Freedom

By Margot Theis Raven and E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)

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Granny Judith adds a square to her quilt for each runaway slave Christmas John rows across the river. Rich, dark watercolors punctuated with red capture both the fear and the hope in these daring flights to freedom.

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