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by Tracey Baptiste

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A trio of cousins discover they have powers of healing, vision, and protection from an ancient ancestor: a moko jumbie. Together, they have to use their moko magic to protect the magical community in the lead-up to the Caribbean Day Parade in Brooklyn.

Moko Magic: Carnival Chaos
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Ten real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago come to life in this wonderfully researched book with beautiful illustrations by Hillary Wilson.

African Icons: Ten People who Shaped History 
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Find out how Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin met, and follow their work as activists during the Montgomery Bus Boycott!

History Comics: Rosa Parks & Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Heroes
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In Baptiste's “Kiss Me Goodbye,” the snake goddess Manasa reincarnates in the body of a New Jersey High School teen, bent on carrying out a centuries-old revenge plot.
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Magic Has No Borders
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Glub glub…
Aargh...
Mermaid and Pirate don't speak the same language, but they’re quick to lend a hand, or a tail, when the sky grows stormy and waters get rough, and a friendship is born.

Mermaid and Pirate
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A collaboration with author Cedella Marley, this poetic story follows a young immigrant as she learns to make friends—inspired by a childhood growing up with the musician Bob Marley.

Marley and the Family Band
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In Baptiste's short story “Best Laid Plans,” a young pan aficionado wants to sneak out to enjoy a nearby competition. But her neighbor’s rottweiler has other plans.
Spot illustrations by Lewis James

Joyful, Joyful: Stories Celebrating Black Voices
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Without Claudette Colvin, the Montgomery bus boycott may never have happened. This book is a celebration of her activism and of collective action.

Because Claudette
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"I'm looking for a jumbie, I'm gonna find a scary one!" sings Naya as she heads out into the forest looking for adventure. What will she find?

Looking for a Jumbie
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Ten real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago come to life in this wonderfully researched book with beautiful illustrations by Hillary Wilson.

African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History
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Baptiste takes on the delicate discussion between a parent and child when they are pulled over for a traffic stop in “Ten.”
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The Talk
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In “Gravity” a young immigrant attends a late summer fete where she is groped by someone on the dance floor, mid-jump. In the split second it takes her to land, she must decide what she can or should do.

Black Enough
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Book 3 of the Jumbies series.
The scariest and most heart-pounding installment of the highly praised and popular Jumbies series!
Huracan summons the wind and rain and wields lightning like a sword. He doesn’t miss and he never falters. He will destroy everything in his path if he desires.

 The Jumbie God’s Revenge
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This official Minecraft novel is an action-packed thriller! When a new virtual-reality version of the game brings her dreams—and doubts—to life, one player must face her fears.

Minecraft: The Crash: An Official Minecraft Novel
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Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge!

The Creativity Project
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Find out how people lived, worked, and traveled in the Wild West, in this story of two kids in an 1800s frontier town.

If You Were a Kid in the Wild West
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Book 2 of the Jumbies series.
Corinne La Mer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but things haven’t gone back to normal on her island home. When children begin to go missing, snatched from the beach and vanishing into wells, suspicious eyes turn to Corinne.

Rise of the Jumbies
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In the short story "Ma Laja," an ancient creature revels in the new opportunities the digital age gives her to prey on victims. This short story is Tracey Baptiste's first foray into horror for adults.
Sycorax's Daughters is a Bram Stoker Award-finalist.

Sycorax’s Daughters
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This gleefully gut-churning volume offers up some very vile medicinal practices, culinary delicacies, political and battle practices of the Ancient Egyptians.

The Totally Gross History of Ancient Egypt
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Imprisoned for twenty-seven years for protesting against South Africa’s system of apartheid, Nelson Mandela was elected the nation’s first black president and became known as one of the greatest world leaders in recent memory.

Nelson Mandela: Nobel Peace Prize-winning Champion for Hope and Harmony
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Book 1 of the Jumbies series.
Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything--certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to frighten children. Then one night Corinne goes into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her. They couldn’t belong to a jumbie. Or could they?

The Jumbies
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A biography of the Newbery-winning author of Walk Two Moons, and winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

Sharon Creech
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This biography follows the trajectory of Al Gore's career from political player to environmental champion.

Al Gore
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The first-ever biography of the author of the Twilight series.

Stephenie Meyer
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A biography of the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time, and a personal hero of Baptiste.

Madeleine L'engle
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In this biography, learn more about this popular author's journey as a writer, from his first published poem about sports to the bag of chicken bones that inspired his first published novel.

Jerry Spinelli
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Being a Leader and Making Decisions tells the stories of great leaders—why they led, how they gained support and became leaders, and why people followed them.

Being a Leader and Making Decisions
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Overcoming Prejudice provides readers with multiple true stories of people who have faced various prejudices and describes how they dealt with it.

Overcoming Prejudice
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While on vacation in Trinidad, Grace discovers a faded photo of a man who has the same hand-shaped birthmark over his heart that she has. But no one will tell her who he is. She is determined to find out on her own.

Angel’s Grace
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