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Black History Month (Elementary)

  • Details about Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

    Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

    Andrea Beaty

    "When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down?"--…more

  • Details about Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

    Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

    Rita Williams-Garcia

    From beloved Newbery Honor winner and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander. Clayton feels most alive when he’s with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen—he can’t wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton’s m……more

  • Details about Unbound

    Unbound

    Ann E. Burg

    The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape-- and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who live there.…more

  • Details about The Hero Two Doors Down

    The Hero Two Doors Down

    Sharon Robinson

    Based on the true story of a Brooklyn boy's friendship with his hero, Jackie Robinson. The year is 1948, and the place is Brooklyn, NY. Stephen Satlow, a local Jewish boy, is an avid Brooklyn Dodgers' fan but a mediocre athlete, at best. When Jackie Robinson moves into his predominantly Jewish neighborhood and befriends Steve, his status changes instantly. Their bond deepens when Jackie commits a wellintentioned blunder. He mistakenly gives Steve's family a Christmas tree. As the tension clears,……more

  • Details about Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present

    Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present

    Jamia Wilson

    "Join us on a journey across borders, through time and even through space to meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in a celebration of achievement. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. Discover how their childhood dreams and experiences influenced their adult achievements. This book will help the next gene……more

  • Details about Black Panther: The Battle for Wakanda

    Black Panther: The Battle for Wakanda

    Brandon T. Snider

    There is a crisis in Wakanda. The sacred Mound is being attacked by an evil cult and Wakandans are growing angry with their new king, T'Challa, aka the Super Hero Black Panther. So it's bad timing when Black Panther receives a call from the Avengers. There is strong evidence that the king has stolen a highly classified weapon. But how? Black Panther has been in Wakanda the entire time. With help from some familiar faces in S.H.I.E.L.D and some new ones like the Dora Milaje, Black Panther will ba……more