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Have You Heard of Purple PasturesHave You Heard of Purple Pastures : Raymon Reed and Esther Arce-Reed ~ Illustrated by Chad Thompson

We Could Be BrothersWe Could Be Brothers - Hardcover (Nov. 1, 2010) by Derrick Barnes, Other: Hardcover ~ In this much anticipated middle grade novel by author Derrick Barnes (Ruby & the Booker Boys) two thirteen- year-old African-American boys become friends during a three day stint in an after school suspension. They were both involved in two unrelated incidents with the same person, the resident menace at Alain Locke Middle, Tariq Molten. We Could Be Brothers addresses the presence and lack of positive male leadership in the home, and how it dictates the way young African American men view themselves, each other, and the world around them. Mentorship, brotherhood, and an emphasis on that old adage "each-one-teach-one" are very real and tangible themes in this new YA literary masterpiece.

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Have You Heard of Purple PasturesHave You Heard of Purple Pastures by Raymon Reed (Author) and Esther Arce Reed (Author) (Paperback - Jan 13, 2010) Reading level: Ages 9-12. Product Description: This book has been inspired by family folklore. For many years, my mother told the original version to hold the attention of students in her physical education classes. Used to illustrate the necessity of establishing authority, this transformative work has been modified to inspire and empower young people to ask, explore, and discover the answers to life's questions. Readers of all ages will identify with Lil Ray's persistence, determination, and eminent reward! Enjoy this cliffhanger and hidden treasure!
It's Crunch TimeIt's Crunch Time! by Marie Brewer (Apr 24, 2009) It is crunch time! Today we can mold more of our young boys to grow up to be goal-oriented, respectful, honest, confident young men. This interactive children s book is for boys who face great struggles in their daily environment. It offers advice on how they can build good character traits. It also gives some examples of how to build positive relationships within the family, at school, and among their friends. This book does not include many don ts. Instead, it shows what they can do to handle difficult situations. The author writes this book to assure our boys that hope can be attained with prayer, encouragement, and persistence. Marie Brewer taught elementary school students for 26 years in Texas.
A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind (Hardcover - June 1998) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity (Law, Meaning, and Violence) by Ann Arnett Ferguson (Hardcover - July 2000) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Be Boy Buzz by Bell Hooks, Christopher Raschka (Illustrator) (Library Binding - September 2002) Editions: Hardcover | Hardcover
Beetlecreek by William Demby, James C. Hall (Afterword) (Paperback - September 1998) Editions: Paperback | Textbook Binding
Being Real: The Student-Teacher Relationship and African-American Male Delinquency (Criminal Justice) by Camille Gibson (Library Binding - June 2002)
Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books about Boys [DOWNLOAD: ADOBE READER] (Digital - May 2001) Available for download now
Black Books Galore!: Guide to Great African-American Children's Books About Boys by Donna Rand, et al (Paperback) Editions: Paperback | Software
Boys into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, et al (Paperback - May 2001) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Boys Without Dads: When Dads Abandon Homes by Leaford C. Williams (Paperback - April 2002)
Brothers of the Knight by Debbie Allen, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) (Paperback - December 2001) Editions: School & Library Binding | Paperback
Buppies, B-Boys, Baps, and Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture by Nelson George (Paperback) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Can Black Mothers Raise Our Sons? by Lawson Bush, Lawson Bush V (Paperback - October 1999)
Carry Me Home by Wm. Lee Carter (Paperback - May 1995)
Concrete Candy: Stories by Apollo (Paperback - April 1996)
Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys by Jawanza Kunjufu (Paperback - December 1990) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Curriculum Strategies: Social Skills Intervention for Young African-American Males by George R. Taylor (Hardcover - March 1997)
Deshawn Days by Tony Medina, et al (School & Library Binding)
Empowering African American Males to Succeed: A Ten Step Approach for Parents and Teachers by Mychal Wynn, Denise Smith (Editor) (Paperback - September 1996) Editions: Paperback
Everyday People by Stewart O'Nan (Hardcover) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette (Abridged)
Handbook for Boys: A Novel by Walter Dean Myers (Hardcover - May 2002) Editions: Hardcover | Audio Cassette (Unabridged)
Hang My Head and Cry by Elena Santangelo (Hardcover - March 2001)
It's Time To Come Correct: An African American Perspective on the Juvenile Justice System, Economics & African-American Boys by Efrem B. Martin (Paperback) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman (Paperback - February 2000) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Junebug in Trouble by Alice Mead (Hardcover - March 2002)
Just In Case by Alonda Alloway (Paperback)
Kill Them Before They Grow: The Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in America's Classrooms by Michael Porter (Paperback - March 1998)
Land of the Four Winds: Kpa Nieh Kpau by Veronica Freeman Ellis, Sylvia Walker (Illustrator) (Hardcover - December 1994) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Digital (Adobe Reader)
Leagues Apart: The Men and Times of the Negro Baseball Leagues by Lawrence S. Ritter, Richard Merkin (Illustrator) (Library Binding - January 1999) Editions: Library Binding | Paperback
Lift Every Voice: Expecting the Most and Getting the Best from All of God's Children by Walter Turnbull, et al (Paperback - February 1997) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette (Abridged)
Product DetailsBusing Brewster - Hardcover (May 11, 2010) by Richard Michelson and R.G. Roth ~ Other Formats: Library Binding ~ Grade 1–5— Grade 1–5—One fall, two African-American brothers learn that they will be bused to a predominantly white school. While Bryan complains ("Ain't no Negroes at Central"), Mama reassures first-grader Brewster that they will benefit from the new school's fine facilities, such as a well-stocked library. Mama says that with such advantages, Brewster might even be president someday.

Grandmama's Pride (Golden Kite Honors (Awards))Grandmama's Pride (Golden Kite Honors (Awards)) by Becky Birtha (Author) and Colin Bootman (Author) (Hardcover - Sep 15, 2005) ~ More Golden Kite Honors (Book Subject) ~ A 1956 summer visit to their grandmother's home exposes two African-American girls to segregation and prejudice unlike anything they have experienced in the North.

We Beat the StreetWe Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Sharon M. Draper (Hardcover - April 21, 2005) Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school in Newark, they recognized each other as kindred spirits who wanted to overcome the incredible odds against them and reach for opportunity. They made a friendship pact, deciding together to take on the biggest challenge of their lives: attending college and then medical school. Along the way they made mistakes and faced disappointments, but by working hard, finding the right mentors, separating themselves from negative influences, and supporting each other, they achieved their goals—and more. (Reading level: Ages 9-12)
The PactThe Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Lisa Frazier Page (Paperback - May 1, 2003) Other Editions: School & Library Binding | Paperback | Audio Cassette (Unabridged) | Audio CD (Unabridged) | Hardcover (Large Print) | Unknown Binding
Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson (Paperback - December 2001) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette (Unabridged) | Hardcover (Large Print)
My Man Blue by Nikki Grimes, Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator) (Paperback - December 2002) Editions: School & Library Binding | Paperback
Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou (Introduction) (Paperback - March 1995) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Nurturing Young Black Males by Ronald B. Mincy (Editor) (Hardcover)
Out of the Night That Covers Me by Pat Cunningham Devoto (Hardcover - January 2001) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette (Abridged) | Hardcover (Large Print) | Digital (Microsoft Reader)
Perfect Harmony: A Musical Journey With Boys Choir of Harlem by Charles R. Smith Jr (Hardcover - August 2002)
Proud and Angry Dust by Kathryn Mitchell (Hardcover - April 2001)
Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America by Geoffrey Canada (Hardcover - January 1998) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Rite of Passage by Richard Wright (Hardcover - January 1994) Editions: Library Binding | Paperback
Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World by Tonya Bolden, Floyd Cooper (Paperback - September 1995) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Severed at the Cord: This Brief Charges the Legislative and Judicial Branches With Mental Cruelty Against America's Black Boys by Caliph R. Shaquel (Paperback - May 1999)
Songs of Enchantment by Ben Okri (Paperback - November 1994) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
The Buffalo Soldier: A Novel by Chris A. Bohjalian (Hardcover - March 2002) Editions: Hardcover | Audio Cassette (Unabridged) | Digital (Microsoft Reader)
The African-American Male: An Annotated Bibliography by Jacob U. Gordon (Compiler) (Hardcover)
The Moaner's Bench by Mars Hill (Hardcover - October 1998) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
The Warrior Method: A Program for Rearing Healthy Black Boys by Raymond A. Winbush (Hardcover - October 2001) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz (Paperback - February 1992) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Train Whistle Guitar by Albert Murray (Paperback - December 1998) Editions: Paperback | Unknown Binding
Virgie Goes to School With Us Boys (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, Earl B. Lewis (Illustrator) (School & Library Binding - January 2000)
Winter Run by Robert L. Ashcom (Hardcover - November 2002)
Yo, Little Brother: Basic Rules of Survival for Young African American Males by Anthony C. Davis, et al (Paperback - August 1998)

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