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Slide 0: Who Is Barack Obama?
Who Is Barack Obama?
$5.99
As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography, Who Is Barack Obama?, is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in author Roberta Edwards' best-selling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.
 
Slide 1: Sulwe
Sulwe
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Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book Sulwe, actress Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. Illustrated by Vashti Harrison.
 
Slide 2: The Story of Ruby Bridges
The Story of Ruby Bridges
$6.99
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback re-issue of The Story of Ruby Bridges!

The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword!
 
Slide 3: 28 Days
28 Days
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With a story for every day of Black History Month, this innovative portrayal of those who struggled and strived to shape African-American history stuns with Charles Smith's powerful words and gorgeous illustrations by award-winning artist Shane Evans. Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history: from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C.J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president. 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.
 
Slide 4: Princess Hair
Princess Hair
$7.99
Debut author-illustrator Sharee Miller's self-affirming picture book, Princess Hair, celebrates different shapes, textures, and styles of black hair. From dreadlocks, to blowouts, to braids (and more!), Miller shines a spotlight on the beauty and diversity of black hair with playful, colorful illustrations and an endearing text with great read-aloud quality...

Princesses with head wraps take long naps.
Princesses with curls wear pearls.
And princesses with teeny-weeny afros wear teeny-weeny bows.
 
Slide 5: Black Panther: This Is Black Panther
Black Panther: This Is Black Panther
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In Black Panther: This Is Black Panther, learn how T'Challa, an African prince, protects his nation and becomes the Super Hero Black Panther. The Marvel World of Reading line of early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers books that they will want to read by featuring characters they love.
 
Slide 6: Spider-Man: Spider-Verse - Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Spider-Verse - Miles Morales
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In Spider-Man: Spider-Verse - Miles Morales, get to know Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of two worlds! In the wake of Peter Parker's death in the Ultimate Universe, brave young Miles steps forward with his own incredible arachnid-like abilities to live up to the Spider-Man legacy! Meet Miles' best friend Ganke, his parents Rio Morales and Jefferson Davis, and his uncle Aaron—but watch out, Miles, he's your Earth's Prowler! Jefferson has his secrets, too—but what do they have to do with S.H.I.E.L.D.? Then, Miles' life is turned upside down when he and his loved ones find themselves part of the Marvel Universe! But how can one teen hero stand in the way of the demonic Blackheart when the Avengers fall?
 
Slide 7: Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 1
Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 1
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Miles Morales swings back into the spotlight! Balancing a normal life, school, friends, family and super-heroing has never been easy for Miles, but when the rampaging Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn for the young Spider-Man! And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. What mystery lurks under the surface of this newest villainous uprising? Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and Young Gun Javier Garrón (Ant-Man & The Wasp) bring you the latest and greatest adventures of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe in Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 1, Straight Out of Brooklyn!
 
Slide 8: Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
$30.00
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Random House presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits. From her reflection on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'for I Diiieto her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela, every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry.
 
Slide 9: Tough Love
Tough Love
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Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor in this New York Times bestseller. Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, she now shares the wisdom she learned along the way. Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, DC, she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For makes an urgent appeal to the American public to bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.
 
Slide 10: The Color of Law
The Color of Law
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Widely heralded as a "masterful" (The Washington Post) and "essential" (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America offers "the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation" (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, "virtually indispensable" study that has already transformed our understanding of 20th-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
 
Slide 11: The Mis-Education of the Negro
The Mis-Education of the Negro
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In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric" school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation for more progressive and egalitarian educational institutions.

The thoughts Woodson expressed in addresses and articles formed the basis for this work, The Mis-Education of the Negro, described by The New York Times as a challenging book that "throws down the gauntlet to those who have had anything to do with Negro education, whether of white or black race."

The founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Woodson was also the author of more than 16 books and the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin. The Mis-Education of the Negro is a landmark work that remains essential reading for educators and everyone who seeks to understand the African-American experience.