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Product Description: Discover the breadth and depth of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poetry—and learn how it reflects his singular life as a late-nineteenth-century black man.Did you know that Paul Laurence Dunbar originated such famous lines as "I know why the caged bird sings" and "We wear the mask that grins and lies"? From his childhood in poverty and his early promise as a poet to his immense fame and his untimely death, Dunbar’s story is one of triumph and tragedy...read more
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780763660703 | Candlewick Pr, September 22, 2015, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Discover the breadth and depth of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poetry—and learn how it reflects his singular life as a late-nineteenth-century black man.

Little Cloud likes her own place in the sky, away from the other clouds. There, the sky is all hers. She is free to make her own way and go where she wishes. Can Lady Wind show Little Cloud the power of being with others? Will Little Cloud agree there is strength in unity and change her ways? A fresh take on a classic story, Little Cloud and Lady Wind will teach kids how to work together to achieve their goals.
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780275904685, titled "Lebanese Civil War" | Praeger Pub Text, February 1, 1980, cover price $34.95 | also contains Lebanese Civil War

Paperback:

9781416985242 | Reissue edition (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman, February 28, 2017), cover price $7.99

School and Library:

9781416985235 | 1 edition (Simon & Schuster, January 26, 2010), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Little Cloud likes her own place in the sky, away from the other clouds.

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Product Description: For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia...read more
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780373225491, titled "The Littlest Witness" | Harlequin Books, February 1, 2000, cover price $4.25 | also contains The Littlest Witness | About this edition: Nothing distracted true blue police detective John from his work, certainly not a woman.

School and Library:

9780545478533 | Arthur a Levine, January 27, 2015, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own.

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Product Description: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams...read more
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780449817445 | Schwartz & Wade Books, January 6, 2015, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

Library:

9780449817452 | Schwartz & Wade Books, January 6, 2015, cover price $20.99 | About this edition: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

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Product Description: A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change...read more
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780763664589 | Candlewick Pr, December 26, 2012, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

School and Library:

9780763664596 | Candlewick Pr, December 26, 2012, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.
9780763617332 | Candlewick Pr, August 24, 2010, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

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Product Description: “My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?" With a few simple words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby...read more
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780547362656 | Houghton Mifflin, March 19, 2013, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: “My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?

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Product Description: Henry “Box” Brown’s ingenious escape from slavery is celebrated for its daring and originality. Throughout his life, Henry was fortified by music, family, and a dream of freedom. When he seemed to lose everything, he forged these elements into the song that sustained him through the careful planning and execution of his perilous journey to the North...read more
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780060583101 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, January 3, 2012, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Henry “Box” Brown’s ingenious escape from slavery is celebrated for its daring and originality.

Library:

9780060583118 | Harpercollins, January 3, 2012, cover price $18.89

By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780316074032 | 1 edition (Little Brown & Co, April 12, 2011), cover price $16.99

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Born a slave, raised by a woman not his mother, and denied an education, Juan overcame all the personal obstacles he faced as a child in order to reach freedom, pursue his natural talents, and become the celebrated poet he was destined to be.
By Margarita Engle and Sean Qualls (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780805077063 | Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, April 4, 2006, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Juan Francisco Manzano was born in 1797 into the household of wealthy slaveowners in Cuba.

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Product Description: "On some days your dreams may seem too away far to realize… Listen to the whispers of those that came before..." Following the success of their much beloved picture books, Please, Baby, Please and Please, Puppy, Please; Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee, and his talented wife Tonya Lewis Lee offer up an inspirational picture book about activism and taking the big steps to set things right set to beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Sean Qualls...read more
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780689868153, titled "Giant Steps to Change the World" | Simon & Schuster, January 4, 2011, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: "On some days your dreams may seem too away far to realize… Listen to the whispers of those that came before.

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Product Description: A lyrical story about how looking back is helpful when you start looking forward. . . .A young girl thoughtfully considers her family tree and the vibrant ancestors who populate it. As each family member’s story is revealed, her quiet meditation—about what kind of person she’ll be when she grows up—transforms into a testament to the importance of sharing family stories...read more
By Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780375843426 | 1 edition (Random House Childrens Books, October 27, 2009), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A lyrical story about how looking back is helpful when you start looking forward.

Library:

9780375943423 | 1 edition (Random House Childrens Books, October 27, 2009), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A lyrical story about how looking back is helpful when you start looking forward.

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Product Description: A multifaceted biography of twelve talented people that introduces readers to the eight ways people can be smart and the realization that intelligence is _not about how smart you are, but how you are smart._
By W. Nikola-Lisa and Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Paperback:

9781600604447 | Lee & Low Books, September 1, 2009, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A multifaceted biography of twelve talented people that introduces readers to the eight ways people can be smart and the realization that intelligence is _not about how smart you are, but how you are smart.

School and Library:

9781584302544 | Lee & Low Books, May 1, 2006, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: 'Through direct quotations, verse, and prose, presents the achievements of a diverse group of people who illustrate Dr.

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Product Description: Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane...read more

School and Library:

9780805079944 | Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, April 1, 2008, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Young John Coltrane was all ears.

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Breaking all the rules of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie found a way to make his mark in music using his instincts and talents in order to survive a difficult childhood and become one of the most famous musicians of his time.
By Sean Qualls (illustrator) and Jonah Winter

Miscellaneous:

9780439507363 | B&t Database Management/Cip, September 1, 2006, cover price N/A
| About this edition: Breaking all the rules of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie found a way to make his mark in music using his instincts and talents in order to survive a difficult childhood and become one of the most famous musicians of his time.

School and Library:

9780439507370 | Arthur a Levine, October 1, 2006, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Breaking all the rules of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie found a way to make his mark in music using his instincts and talents in order to survive a difficult childhood and become one of the most famous musicians of his time.

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When Jamal asks his grandmother if she was ever a baby, the elderly woman gives him the full story of how things went on the day that she was born into her poor farming family as the midwife arrived, folkway traditions were followed, and a big celebration was had as part of her special welcome into the world.
By Karen English and Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780374373610 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 6, 2005, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A young boy asks his grandmother if she was ever a baby, she tells him the story of how she was born.

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Offers a compilation of excerpts from speeches, poetry, songs, letters, and more from celebrated African-American authors, such as Dred Scott and Langston Hughes, while exploring the impact these writings have had in shaping African-American history throughout the years.
By Marian Wright Edelman (foreword by), Wade Hudson and Sean Qualls (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780439409698 | Scholastic, December 1, 2003, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A collection of speeches and writings by African Americans, with commentary about the time period in which each person lived, information about the speaker/writer, and public response to the words.

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