Less than 4% of all published children's books are written with African American characters (Horning, 2015).



SERIES AND CHAPTER BOOKS GRADES 1-5



Book Summary: This is the story of Kenya J. Thomas. She and her two best friends work together to find her favorite book that she couldn't find. Using teamwork and compromising skills, Kenya, Tommy and Darcey-Anne find Kenya's book.

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Book Summary: Aaron Matthews is a typical kid growing up in the city. Until one day, he decides to do something about the petty crimes in his neighborhood. He gets his good friend, Keith Holmes to help him solve different unsolved crimes. In the first case, they try to figure out the mystery behind the disappearing graffiti artist. Will they figure out who is behind the crime and help their neighbor from getting his garage vandalized, again? Read this mystery and find out.

Price: $6.99 (Paperback), $2.99 (ebook)

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Book Summary: Isiah Jenkins is an ordinary kid from Atlanta, Georgia. At least he thinks this is the case, until he learns from his granddad, that he is actually from a long line of mythical beings called Guardians. Guardians are marked at birth and tied to a book that is passed down to through the men in their family. The book assigns the guardian a mission to follow and transports the guardian back in time for 30 days. As every Guardian before him, Isiah is entrusted with the task of ensuring certain events in history happen. The challenge for Isiah is going back in time during dangerous and tumultuous time periods for African Americans. Book 1 chronicles Isiah’s experience becoming a guardian and his first mission to Cleveland, Ohio during 1922. Isiah’s mission is to convince Garrett Morgan not to give up on inventing a new patent for the traffic light. Readers will enjoy the adventure of the Guardians of History as they travel along with the Isiah to see if he completes his first mission.

Price: $6.99 (Paperback), $2.99 (ebook)

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Book Summary: Noa is your average elementary school kid. She likes school, she likes to learn and she loves to eat spaghetti! Noa's teacher Mrs. Campbell introduces her to science. Then her whole world opens up. She becomes enthralled with science and how things work. Join her on her journey of discovery.

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Book Summary: The Rooftop Club is a book series about kids growing up in the city. This is not a happy ending series. The characters in this series help the reader to explore what it means to be a kid in the city, dealing with problems, and living from day to day. Please enjoy exploring this series through the eyes of the characters in the rooftop club.

Meet the Rooftop club is the first adventure of this series. The Rooftop Club have to deal with the bullies of their school. What will happen to the members of the rooftop club?

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Book Summary: This is the second adventure in The Rooftop Club series. The members have to deal with the retaliation from the crew. Will the members of The Rooftop club prevail? Read this adventure to find out. Answer the questions at the end of the book to help you to understand how to deal with retaliation at your school and what you should do to work with your parents and teachers.

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Book Summary: This is the third adventure in The Rooftop Club series. The members of the rooftop club have lost their club. The crew is all gone. Or are they? Will the members of The Rooftop club prevail and get their club back? Or will the crew return to cause havoc in the lives of the children at school? Read this installment and find out.

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Book Summary: Principal Owens was successful at eliminating the bullying problem at school. He did it by changing the culture at Paul Robeson Elementary. Will the bullying issue remain solved? Or will the crew hatch a plan to take over Paul Robeson? Read this installment of the Rooftop Club and find out.

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