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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.

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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.

Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Find out how Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin met, and follow their work as activists during the Montgomery Bus Boycott!

Baptiste takes on the delicate discussion between a parent and child when they are pulled over for a traffic stop in “Ten.”
Story illustration by: April Harrison

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