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Product Description: Julius Lester was born the son of a black Methodist minister in the south. His book Lovesong is a beautifully written account of his spiritual journey away from the conventions of his Southern heritage and Methodist upbringing, culminating in his personal self-discovery through a conversion to Judaism...read more

Hardcover:

9780805005882 | Henry Holt & Co, January 1, 1988, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The author chronicles his earliest encounters with faith in the figure of his father, a black Methodist minister, his earliest recollections of the lure of Judaism, the South before the Civil Rights movement, and his conversion to Judaism

Paperback:

9781611458022 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, August 1, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Julius Lester was born the son of a black Methodist minister in the south.
9781559703161 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, September 1, 1995), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: The author chronicles his earliest encounters with faith in the figure of his father, a Black Methodist minister, his earliest recollections of the lure of Judaism, the South before the Civil Rights movement, and his conversion to Judaism
9781559701754 | Arcade Pub, October 1, 1991, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: An account of the author's path from his boyhood as the son of a Black Methodist minister in the South to his conversion to Judaism

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Product Description: When John Calvin Marshall graduated from Harvard in 1956, he was prepared for a life of teaching and relative tranquility. But history had another plan for him: here, a veteran author re-envisions the Martin Luther King Jr. story in fearful, exciting, and violent terms...read more

Hardcover:

9781559702584 | Arcade Pub, July 1, 1994, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A recreation of the turbulence of the 1960s civil rights movement, narrated from alternating perspectives, chronicles the life and times of charismatic African-American leader John Calvin Marshall, from his rise to national prominence to his tragic assassination

Paperback:

9781611455106 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, August 1, 2012), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When John Calvin Marshall graduated from Harvard in 1956, he was prepared for a life of teaching and relative tranquility.
9780156003308 | Harvest Books, January 1, 1996, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: A fictional recreation of the turbulence of the 1960s civil rights movement, narrated from alternating perspectives, chronicles the life and times of charismatic African-American leader John Calvin Marshall, from his rise to national prominence to his tragic assassination.

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Product Description: There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm. All the other trees who witnessed the evil look down upon the fallen tree with envy...read more

Hardcover:

9780061558900 | Amistad Pr, November 1, 2008, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm.

Library:

9780061558917 | Amistad Pr, November 1, 2008, cover price $17.89 | About this edition: There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm.

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Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
By Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780140566222 | Puffin, December 1, 1999, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

School and Library:

9780803716063 | Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 1994, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Library:

9780803716070 | Dial Books for Young Readers, September 1, 1994, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Reinforced:

9780606174183 | Demco Media, September 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | also contains John Henry | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Prebinding:

9781442007147 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99 | also contains John Henry

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Product Description: Born into slavery, adopted as an infant by a princess, and raised in the palace of mighty Pharaoh, Moses struggles to define himself. And so do the three women who love him: his own embittered mother, forced to give him up by Pharaoh's decree; the Egyptian princess who defies her father and raises Moses as her own child; and his headstrong sister Almah, who discovers a greater kinship with the Egyptian deities than with her own God of the Hebrews...read more

Paperback:

9780152066628 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, March 9, 2009), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Born into slavery, adopted as an infant by a princess, and raised in the palace of mighty Pharaoh, Moses struggles to define himself.
9780064409698 | Reprint edition (Trophy Pr, February 1, 2002), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.

School and Library:

9780152018269 | Houghton Mifflin, March 1, 2000, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.

Prebinding:

9781435263673 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 25, 2008), cover price $14.99
9780613878357 | Turtleback Books, February 28, 2002, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.

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The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's 'story.'

Hardcover:

9780060285968 | Amistad Pr, January 1, 2005, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's 'story.

Paperback:

9780064462266 | Reprint edition (Amistad Pr, January 1, 2009), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: "This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences.

Library:

9780060285982 | Amistad Pr, January 1, 2005, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's 'story.

Prebinding:

9781439588673 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $15.99

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Twelve tales of African and Afro-American origin include 'How God Made the Butterflies,' 'The Girl With the Large Eyes,' 'Stagolee,' and 'People Who Could Fly.'

Hardcover:

9780877770039 | E P Dutton, June 1, 1969, cover price $4.50 | About this edition: Twelve tales of African and Afro-American origin include 'How God Made the Butterflies,' 'The Girl With the Large Eyes,' 'Stagolee,' and 'People Who Could Fly.

Paperback:

9780802132420 | Grove Pr, June 1, 1991, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The author interprets twelve traditional stories and legends of the Black culture

Prebinding:

9781439509746 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, July 10, 2008), cover price $21.00
9780833501370 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $19.15 | About this edition: Twelve tales of African and Afro-American origin include "How God Made the Butterflies," "The Girl With the Large Eyes," "Stagolee," and "People Who Could Fly.

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Product Description: 1969 Newbery Honor Book 1968 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year In an intensely personal new introduction written for this thirtieth anniversary edition, Julius Lester states that at age ten, when his father told him his family's history went back to a bill of sale and no further, the words were one of the defining moments of my life...read more
By Tom Feelings (illustrator) and Julius Lester

Reinforced:

9780606203777 | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $15.65 | also contains To Be a Slave | About this edition: A compilation of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
9780606009898 | Demco Media, October 1, 1995, cover price $11.76 | also contains To Be a Slave | About this edition: Early slave narratives and interviews during the 1930's with ex-slaves provide the source material for this examination of American slavery from the viewpoint of its victims

Prebinding:

9781439511510 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, July 10, 2008), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: 1969 Newbery Honor Book 1968 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year In an intensely personal new introduction written for this thirtieth anniversary edition, Julius Lester states that at age ten, when his father told him his family's history went back to a bill of sale and no further, the words were one of the defining moments of my life.

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Product Description: Six timeless stories about slavery describe the lives of Rambler, a runaway slave for whom music was his only salvation; Ben, the "perfect" slave; Louis, the runaway who could not stop running; Bob, the cowboy who knew the ways of wild horses; and others. Reissue.

Hardcover:

9780844671482 | Peter Smith Pub Inc, June 1, 2001, cover price $20.75 | About this edition: Six timeless stories about slavery describe the lives of Rambler, a runaway slave for whom music was his only salvation; Ben, the "perfect" slave; Louis, the runaway who could not stop running; Bob, the cowboy who knew the ways of wild horses; and others.
9780803749535 | Reissue edition (Dial Books for Young Readers, January 1, 1993), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Six stories about slavery describe the lives of Rambler, a runaway slave for whom music was his only salvation, Ben, the 'perfect' slave, Louis the runaway who could not stop running, and Bob, the cowboy who knew the ways of the wild horse

Paperback:

9780140389814 | Reprint edition (Puffin, January 1, 1998), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Six short stories drawn from history record Black Americans' struggle for freedom during the days of slavery, chronicling the lives of a blues singer, a cowboy, two lovers forced apart when the girl is sold, and a traveler on the Underground Railroad
9780440949541, titled "Long Journey Home; Stories from Black History." | Dell Pub Co, April 1, 1975, cover price $0.95 | About this edition: Six short stories drawn from history record the black man's struggle for freedom during the days of slavery

Reinforced:

9780606129879 | Reprint edition (Demco Media, January 1, 1998), cover price $14.55 | About this edition: Six short stories drawn from history record Black Americans' struggle for freedom during the days of slavery, chronicling the lives of a blues singer, a cowboy, two lovers forced apart when the girl is sold, and a traveler on the Underground Railroad

Prebinding:

9781439511503 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, July 10, 2008), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Six timeless stories about slavery describe the lives of Rambler, a runaway slave for whom music was his only salvation; Ben, the "perfect" slave; Louis, the runaway who could not stop running; Bob, the cowboy who knew the ways of wild horses; and others.
9780833516015 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: Six short stories drawn from history record Black Americans' struggle for freedom during the days of slavery, chronicling the lives of a blues singer, a cowboy, two lovers forced apart when the girl is sold, and a traveler on the Underground Railroad

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Product Description: Since their mother Fanny left, Emma has taken care of the Butler children, Sarah and Frances. She wants to raise them to have good hearts, as a rift in morals has ripped the Butler household apart: Sarah and their mother oppose the inhumanity of slavery while Frances and their father Pierce believe in the Southern lifestyle and treatment of blacks...read more

Paperback:

9781423104094 | Reprint edition (Jump at the Sun, April 1, 2007), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: When gambling debts and greed enter into the Butler household, Pierce Butler decides to host a slave auction and breaks his promise by selling Emma, his most-valued slave and caretaker of his children--a decision that brings about unthinkable consequences.

Prebinding:

9781435244580 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 18, 2008), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Since their mother Fanny left, Emma has taken care of the Butler children, Sarah and Frances.
9781417772421 | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, April 1, 2007), cover price $18.40 | About this edition: When gambling debts and greed enter into the Butler household, Pierce Butler decides to host a slave auction and breaks his promise by selling Emma, his most-valued slave and caretaker of his children--a decision that brings about unthinkable consequences.

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A young girl named Shining, who has not uttered a sound since birth, is shunned by the people in her mountain village, until they realize how special she is. Reprint.
By John Clapp (illustrator) and Julius Lester

Paperback:

9780152060770 | Reprint edition (Sandpiper, October 1, 2007), cover price $6.00 | About this edition: A young girl who has not uttered a sound since birth is shunned by the people in her village, until they realize how special she is.

School and Library:

9780152007737 | Harcourt Childrens Books, October 1, 2003, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A young girl who has not uttered a sound since birth is shunned by the people in her village, until they realize how special she is

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Cupid--the god responsible for broken hearts, sleepless nights, and excruciating love songs--finally gets what he deserves when he falls in love, crossing his parents and Venus in the process. Simultaneous.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780739338780 | Unabridged edition (Listening Library, January 23, 2007), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the beautiful mortal, Psyche, and both learn many lessons about the nature of love.

Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the beautiful mortal, Psyche, and both learn many lessons about the nature of love.

Hardcover:

9780152020569 | 1 edition (Harcourt Childrens Books, January 1, 2007), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the beautiful mortal, Psyche, and both learn many lessons about the nature of love.

Paperback:

9780152064044 | Reprint edition (Graphia, May 1, 2013), cover price $6.99

Miscellaneous:

9780547607450 | Houghton Mifflin, January 1, 2007, cover price $17.00

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One of the most complex periods in American history is illuminated by the love stories of three couples and their fights for freedom from slavery. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Reissue.

Hardcover:

9780803731721 | Reissue edition (Dial Books for Young Readers, December 28, 2006), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: One of the most complex periods in American history is illuminated by the love stories of three couples and their fights for freedom from slavery.

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Ekundayo, a Dogon spirit brought to America from Africa, inhabits the body of a young African American slave on a Virginia plantation, where he experiences loss, sorrow, and reconciliation in the months preceding the Civil War.

Hardcover:

9780786295005 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, May 2, 2007), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Ekundayo, a Dogon spirit brought to America from Africa, inhabits the body of a young African American slave on a Virginia plantation, where he experiences loss, sorrow, and reconciliation in the months preceding the Civil War.

Paperback:

9780374375973 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 21, 2006, cover price $15.99

School and Library:

9780374371784 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 21, 2006, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Ekundayo, a Dogon spirit brought to America from Africa, inhabits the body of a young African American slave on a Virginia plantation, where he experiences loss, sorrow, and reconciliation in the months preceding the Civil War.

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A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.

Prebinding:

9781417770045 | Turtleback Books, January 1, 2006, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A chronological compilation of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.

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Working as a counselor at a small Vermont college, rabbi Rebecca, who has come into possession of a Torah once owned by holocaust victims, pursues her suspicions about the identity of a campus murderer and spiritually explores the nature of a God who would allow evil to happen in the world. By the author of Lovesong: Becoming a Jew. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780312288204 | St Martins Pr, October 15, 2004, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Working as a counselor at a small Vermont college, rabbi Rebecca, who has come into possession of a Torah once owned by holocaust victims, pursues suspicions about the identity of a campus murderer and spiritually explores the nature of a God who would allow evil to happen in the world.

Paperback:

9780312348489 | Reprint edition (Griffin, December 27, 2005), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Working as a counselor at a small Vermont college, rabbi Rebecca, who has come into possession of a Torah once owned by holocaust victims, pursues her suspicions about the identity of a campus murderer and spiritually explores the nature of a God who would allow evil to happen in the world.

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An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of his fellow slaves and eventually lead them back to Africa, in a haunting tale based on legend and infused with magical realism.
By Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780803725645 | Dial Books for Young Readers, September 8, 2005, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of his fellow slaves and eventually lead them back to Africa.

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When gambling debts and greed enter into the Butler household, Pierce Butler decides to host the biggest slave auction in American history and breaks a promise by selling Emma, his most-valued slave and caretaker of his children--a decision that brings about unthinkable consequences. Teacher's Guide available.

Hardcover:

9780786804900 | Hyperion, April 30, 2005, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: When gambling debts and greed enter into the Butler household, Pierce Butler decides to host the biggest slave auction in American history and breaks a promise by selling Emma, his most-valued slave and caretaker of his children--a decision that brings about unthinkable consequences.
9789990214338 | Disney Pr, April 30, 2005, cover price $0.02

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Facing his imminent death, Reverend Joshua Smith reexamines his faith and the accomplishments of his life, in a new edition of the classic novel about one African-American family's struggle for survival from slavery to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780030715341 | Holt Rinehart & Winston, January 1, 1985, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Reverend Joshua Smith facing his imminent death reexamines his faith and the accomplishments of his life

Paperback:

9780312285562 | Reprint edition (St Martins Pr, October 30, 2004), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Facing his imminent death, Reverend Joshua Smith reexamines his faith and the accomplishments of his life, in a new edition of the classic novel about one African-American family's struggle for survival from slavery to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
9781559703222 | Arcade Pub, July 1, 1998, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: In a gray fieldstone house in Nashville, Tennessee, the Reverend Joshua Smith Sr.
9780671648480 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, May 1, 1986), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: In a gray fieldstone house in Nashville, Tennessee, the Reverend Joshua Smith Sr.

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Offers a collection of thoughts, reflections, and inspiration about life, religion, politics, and social awareness from this Newbery Honor-winning author of To Be A Slave.

Hardcover:

9780803728677 | Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 2004, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Offers a collection of thoughts, reflections, and inspiration about life, religion, politics, and social awareness from the Newbery Honor-winning author of 'To Be a Slave.

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Product Description: Jenna and Jeremy knew their parents' marriage was in trouble. But no one could have predicted what would come next. Now with Mom dead and Dad in jail, Jenna and Jeremy must re-create a family of their own. But each guards a secret that could send their fragile new lives into a tailspin...read more

Paperback:

9780152046989 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, June 1, 2003), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: When Jenna and Jeremy's father shoots and kills their artist mother, they struggle to slowly rebuild a functioning family.

Miscellaneous:

9780547564234 | Houghton Mifflin, June 1, 2003, cover price $6.95

School and Library:

9780152163051 | Houghton Mifflin, May 1, 2001, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: When Jenna and Jeremy's father shoots and kills their artist mother, they struggle to slowly rebuild a functioning family.

Reinforced:

9780606290449 | Demco Media, September 1, 2003, cover price $15.60 | About this edition: When Jenna and Jeremy's father shoots and kills their artist mother, they struggle to slowly rebuild a functioning family.

Prebinding:

9781435236493 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 3, 2008), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Jenna and Jeremy knew their parents' marriage was in trouble.
9780613599320 | Turtleback Books, July 1, 2003, cover price $17.15 | About this edition: When Jenna and Jeremy's father shoots and kills their artist mother, they struggle to slowly rebuild a functioning family.

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When people and animals try to climb ladders to Heaven to escape problems with snakes, God, His secretary Bruce, and the angel Shaniqua decide that Heaven needs to be much further away, in the sequel to What a Truly Cool World.
By Joe Cepeda (illustrator) and Julius Lester

School and Library:

9780439178716 | Scholastic, October 1, 2002, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: When people and animals try to climb ladders to Heaven to escape problems with snakes, God, His secretary Bruce, and the angel Shaniqua decide that Heaven needs to be much further away.

A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her self as a priestess.

Reinforced:

9780606244534 | Demco Media, September 1, 2002, cover price $14.55 | About this edition: A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.

A Newbery Honor author tells about the blues while profiling ten of the most celebrated blues singers of last century, including Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, and James Brown, in a boldly illustrated picture book. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
By Lisa Cohen (illustrator) and Julius Lester

Hardcover:

9780786804634 | Jump at the Sun, April 1, 2001, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Describes the blues as a music trend and profiles ten rhythm-and-blues musicians who influenced the music industry over the last century, including Aretha Franklin, B.

Library:

9780786824052 | Jump at the Sun, March 1, 2001, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Describes the blues as a music trend and profiles ten rhythm-and-blues musicians who influenced the music industry over the last century, including Aretha Franklin, B.

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