I Rise! I Rise! I Rise!: Black History Month with Brazos Treehouse

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Freedom in Congo Square Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499801033
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Published: Little Bee Books - January 5th, 2016

Slaves in New Orleans were allowed to congregate for half a day on Sundays in Congo Square, where they had their own market, with dancing and music. The countdown to Sunday is documented faithfully in this gorgeous picture book, bringing color to a little-known event in the bleak history of slavery. 


New Shoes Cover Image
By Susan Lynn Meyer, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780823425280
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Published: Holiday House - February 1st, 2015

When the harsh racism of segregation makes it difficult to even buy a pair of new shoes, Ella Mae and Charlotte take matters into their own hands. This story of resilience and resourcefulness is a great look into histories that still live today!


We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781561458448
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - February 1st, 2015

Did you know that over 4,000 children marched willingly to jail in Birmingham in 1963? This peaceful protest helped desegregate one of the most racially violent cities in America. Cynthia Levinson's exhaustively researched book is a must-have.


Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316070133
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2013

This parallel biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson follows both of them from their youth to their meeting, when Jackson sang to accompany King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. A glorious look at the way civil rights and gospel music intertwined.


The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial Cover Image
By Susan E. Goodman, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780802737397
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - January 5th, 2016

When Sarah Roberts was banned from a white school in 1847 Boston, her family's court case made history. This first challenge to segregation, long before the Civil War began, paved the legal road for equal rights for all.


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101993880
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Published: Dial Books - January 5th, 2016

Mildred D. Taylor's classic gets a beautiful update in this 40th anniversary edition of ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. With a new introduction by National Book Award winner (and author of BROWN GIRL DREAMING) Jacqueline Woodson, as well as new cover art and material from Mildred D. Taylor's life, it's essential for both collectors and newcomers to the work.


Sugar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043069
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

Ninth Ward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043083
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2012

These two stories from master writer Jewell Parker Rhodes are absolutely essential middle-grade novels, whether looking far back at slavery or as close as Hurricane Katrina. With strong characters and incredible emotional journeys, these new classics can't be missed.


Juba! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062112712
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Published: Amistad Press - October 13th, 2015

You can't miss this last novel from Walter Dean Myers, who won literally every major award possible in the field of children's literature. Based on the true life story of William Henry Lane, a young black dancer who forever changed tap, jazz, and step dancing, JUBA! is a brilliant historical novel and lively look into the history of black dance.


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