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    The mission of the Thurgood Marshall Library is to connect children with the books that will develop in them a passion for reading. It is also to teach students to use the library as a resource so that they will be effective users of ideas and information.

    Books for “ Black Lives Matter”  week at Thurgood Marshall

    Recommended for Preschool-1st grade

    “Shades of Black: a celebration of our children”, by Sandra L. Pinkney

     My People Book Cover

      “My People”, by Langston Hughes

      The inspirational words of this celebrated writer's poem are brought to life   through a collection of brilliant sepia-colored photographs throughout capturing the diverse features, hearts, and souls of its subjects

    “Black is Beautiful
    ”,  by Ann McGovern

    “Chocolate Me”, by Taye Diggs

    A young boy, teased by the other kids because of his darker skin and curlier hair, comes to see himself as beautiful with the help of his mother.

    “Red: a Crayons Story”,  by Michael Hall

    Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.
    Cover Sweet Smell of RosesSweet Smell of Roses” ,  by Angela Johnson
    Minnie and her sister hear about a freedom march and leave their home to go to their city's downtown area where they listen to Dr. Martin Luther King and join the march, all the while smelling roses.

                          For our older readers:

    “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"    by Lynda Blackmon.  Recommended for ages 10 on up.Lynda Blackmon was the youngest person to take part in the whole Selma to Montgomery March.  She has shared her memories and experiences in this memoir.

    "A is for Activist"

    By Innosanto Nagara. Recommended for all ages, a great conversation starter for families.

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