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In an illustrated poem, a mother puts her child to sleep with a lullaby about the angels that will watch over him as he sleeps.
By Pamela Johnson (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780786805631 | Board book edition (Hyperion, September 1, 2001), cover price $6.74 | About this edition: In an illustrated poem, a mother puts her child to sleep with a lullaby about the angels that will watch over him as he sleeps.

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A collection of poems, including 'Golden Goodness,' 'Cranberry Red,' and 'Biscuit Brown,' celebrating individuality and African American identity
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Library:

9780060253769, titled "The Blacker the Berry: Poems" | Amistad Pr, July 1, 2008, cover price $17.89 | About this edition: A collection of poems, including 'Golden Goodness,' 'Cranberry Red,' and 'Biscuit Brown,' celebrating individuality and African American identity

A collection of adaptations of ten previously published Southern folktales by the eminent African-American author features brilliant color and black-and-white illustrations by cutting-edge artists that capture the cinematic drama of the stories. Original. IP.

Paperback:

9781569248423 | Marlowe & Co, April 1, 1996, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collection of adaptations of ten previously published Southern folktales by the eminent African-American author features brilliant color and black-and-white illustrations by cutting-edge artists that capture the cinematic drama of the stories.

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From the time he is hatched, Little Rooster learns lessons of life from his father and the other barnyard birds at Grandpa Goose's funeral, Crow's wedding, and a Christmas celebration.
By Holly Berry (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780060253776 | Joanna Cotler Books, July 1, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: From the time he hatches, Little Rooster learns lessons of life from his father and the other barnyard birds at Grandpa Goose's funeral, Crow's wedding, and a Christmas celebration.

Library:

9780060253783 | Harpercollins, July 1, 2000, cover price $15.89 | About this edition: From the time he hatches, Little Rooster learns lessons of life from his father and the other barnyard birds at Grandpa Goose's funeral, Crow's wedding, and a Christmas celebration.

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Strong Jackson has trouble accepting the fact that his daughter, Abysinia, is growing up, in spite of the fact that she will be going to college to become a doctor

Paperback:

9780380845095 | Reissue edition (Avon Books, September 1, 1983), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: Strong Jackson has trouble accepting the fact that his daughter, Abysinia, is growing up, in spite of the fact that she will be going to college to become a doctor

Reinforced:

9780606030298 | Demco Media, September 1, 1983, cover price $10.55 | About this edition: Strong Jackson has trouble accepting the fact that his daughter, Abysinia, is growing up, in spite of the fact that she will be going to college to become a doctor

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A collection of poems explores the theme of African-American identity.
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780804568395 | Pap/cas edition (Spoken Arts, June 1, 1997), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A collection of poems explores the theme of African-American identity.
9780064434393 | Reissue edition (Harpercollins Childrens Books, March 1, 1996), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

Reinforced:

9780606085021 | Demco Media, March 1, 1996, cover price $14.70 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

Prebinding:

9781439555538 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 1, 2008), cover price $15.99
9780785780113 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

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An illustrated collection of poetry from the National Book Award-winning author of Marked by Fire celebrates family, individuality, and the African-American tradition in verses that honor the past, love the present, and dream of the future.
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780060210878 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, October 1, 1993, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A collection of poems exploring the theme of African-American identity

Library:

9780060210885 | Harpercollins, October 1, 1993, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: A collection of poems exploring the theme of African-American identity

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Illustrated in watercolor, a prose poem carries a heart-felt message about identity and self-esteem to children who are just learning to appreciate their own unique and wonderful qualities.
By Nneka Bennett (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780694010974 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, September 1, 1998, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: 'For children discovering their individuality, this beautiful poem celebrates uniqueness, love, and self-awareness'-- Cover back.

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Product Description: In these four acclaimed novels, National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Thomas evocatively captures the triumph and struggles of teens as they come of age, and break and bond with their families.BRIGHT SHADOW (1983) This Coretta Scott King Honor Book and Thomas' sophomore effort continues the moving saga she began in her debut novel Marked By Fire...read more

Paperback:

9781423101543 | Jump at the Sun, March 25, 2008, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: In these four acclaimed novels, National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Thomas evocatively captures the triumph and struggles of teens as they come of age, and break and bond with their families.

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From dreadlocks to braids, the many wonderful hairstyles adorned by African-American girls of all ages are celebrated, in a simple poetry book by the author of A Mother's Heart, A Daughter's Love.
By Brenda Joysmith (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780060234737 | Joanna Cotler Books, June 1, 2002, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A collection of poems, including 'First Braids,' 'Grandma's Way,' and 'Mama's Glory,' in which an Afro-American girl celebrates herself, her family, and her heritage.

Library:

9780060234744 | Joanna Cotler Books, June 1, 2002, cover price $15.89 | About this edition: A collection of poems, including 'First Braids,' 'Grandma's Way,' and 'Mama's Glory,' in which an Afro-American girl celebrates herself, her family, and her heritage.

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A collection of short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America explores such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago
By Joyce Carol Thomas (editor)

Hardcover:

9780060261733, titled "A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America" | Harpercollins Childrens Books, October 1, 1990, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.

Paperback:

9780064470827, titled "A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America" | Reprint edition (Harperteen, July 1, 1992), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.

Library:

9780060261740, titled "A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America" | Harpercollins, November 1, 1990, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.

Reinforced:

9780606010863, titled "A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America" | Demco Media, June 1, 1992, cover price $14.55 | About this edition: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.

Prebinding:

9780833585639 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.

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Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

Hardcover:

9780060234690 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

Paperback:

9780064461887 | Reprint edition (Trophy Pr, January 1, 1997), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

Library:

9780060234720 | Harpercollins, September 1, 1995, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

Reinforced:

9780606108201 | Reprint edition (Demco Media, January 1, 1997), cover price $12.70 | About this edition: Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

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The exquisite horse twelve-year-old Carl Lee finds on his grandfather's farm one summer helps him to understand his difficult father better.

School and Library:

9780590336819 | Scholastic, June 1, 1986, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: A twelve-year-old boy spends the summer on his grandfather's farm and develops a better understanding of his father

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With the Great Gospel Convention ahead, Gospel Cinderella must turn to the help of Queen Mother Rhythm to break away from the Crooked Foster Mother in order to fulfill her destiny and find her Prince of Music in the process.
By David Diaz (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780060253875 | Amistad Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A variation on the traditional Cinderella story set in a Southern swamp and with a Great Gospel Convention instead of a ball.

Library:

9780060253882 | Harpercollins, May 1, 2004, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: A variation on the traditional Cinderella story set in a Southern swamp and with a Great Gospel Convention instead of a ball.

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A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr. Abyssinia Jackson heals the women of Ponca City, from a woman whose jealous woman beats her to talented African-American musician who finds shelter in the arms of a white man. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Paperback:

9780786885251 | Reprint edition (Hyperion Books, February 1, 2002), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr.

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A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr. Abyssinia Jackson heals the women of Ponca City, from a woman whose jealous woman beats her to talented African-American musician who finds shelter in the arms of a white man. 25,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780786866069 | Hyperion Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $22.45 | About this edition: A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr.

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A collection of African-American lullabies enhanced by the improvisational styles of such artists as Harry Belafonte and Oscar Brown, Jr. is accompanied by piano scores, introductory notes, and historical information. (view table of contents)
By Brenda Joysmith (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780786805624, titled "Hush Songs: African-American Lullabies" | Jump at the Sun, August 1, 2000, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A collection of ten traditional and contemporary lullabies transformed and created in the convention of African American music.
9780756780395 | Diane Pub Co, June 30, 2000, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: From National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas comes a glorious collection of 10 African American lullabies.

Library:

9780786824885, titled "Hush Songs: African-American Lullabies" | Jump at the Sun, August 1, 2000, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A collection of African-American lullabies enhanced by the improvisational styles of such artists as Harry Belafonte and Oscar Brown, Jr.

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Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Hardcover:

9780060234775 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, April 1, 1998, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Paperback:

9780064436175 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, January 1, 2000, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Library:

9780060234782 | Harpercollins, May 1, 1998, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Reinforced:

9780606175630 | Demco Media, February 1, 2000, cover price $15.81 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Prebinding:

9780613227957 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

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When seventeen-year-old Meggie finds her world threatened by the mysterious disappearances and deaths of teenagers, she must seek out the truth, with the advice and aid of some helpful tarantulas

Paperback:

9780590406284 | Reprint edition (Point, January 1, 1990), cover price $2.75 | About this edition: Meggie spearheads an investigation into the mysterious disappearances and murders of young people in her town, discovering a plot to rob others of their youth in a horrifying way.

School and Library:

9780590406277 | Scholastic, September 1, 1988, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Meggie spearheads an investigation into the mysterious disappearances and murders of young people in her town, discovering a plot to rob others of their youth in a horrifying way.

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In this illustrated poem, a mother tells her little boy all the ways in which he gives her joy.
By Pamela Johnson (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780786807505 | Board book edition (Hyperion, September 1, 2001), cover price $6.74 | About this edition: An African American mother expresses the joy and delight that her son brings to her in the different seasons of the year.

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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of this significant Supreme Court decision, this collection of stories, poems, and reflections from authors who lived during the era, including Jerry Spinelli and Quincy Troupe, provides an intimate look at that period of history and the impact it has had on lives throughout the decades.
By Curtis E. James (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas (editor)

Library:

9780786826407 | 1 edition (Jump at the Sun, December 1, 2003), cover price $16.49 | About this edition: A collection of personal reflections, stories, and poems from ten well-known children's authors, who were themselves young people in 1954 when the Supreme Court handed down the decision to desegregate public schools.

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Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Simultaneous.

Hardcover:

9780844671918 | Peter Smith Pub Inc, June 1, 2001, cover price $21.25 | About this edition: Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive.

Paperback:

9781423101444 | Reprint edition (Jump at the Sun, October 30, 2007), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive.
9780380814343 | Avon Books, December 1, 1999, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive.
9780380793273 | Reissue edition (Avon Books, January 1, 1982), cover price $4.50 | also contains Pig Kahuna Pirates! | About this edition: Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lesson

School and Library:

9781423101437 | Reprint edition (Jump at the Sun, October 30, 2007), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive.

Reinforced:

9780606024471 | Demco Media, May 1, 1987, cover price $10.55 | About this edition: Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive.

Prebinding:

9780808553700 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $16.40 | About this edition: Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive.

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Twenty-five exquisite poems written by a National Book Award winner celebrate the moments in life that form the unique bond between every mother and daughter. By the author of I Have Heard of a Land.

Hardcover:

9780060296490 | Joanna Cotler Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-five poems relecting the lifelong relationship between mothers and daughters, written in two parts in the voice of the mother and in the voice of the daughter.

Library:

9780060296506 | Joanna Cotler Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-five poems relecting the lifelong relationship between mothers and daughters, written in two parts in the voice of the mother and in the voice of the daughter.

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In a colorful salute to faith and gospel music, the good spirit moves a mother, daughter, and congregation to take part in a wondrous celebration of ritual and faith. By the author of Hush Songs: African American Lullabies.
By Annie Lee (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

School and Library:

9780786806645 | Hyperion, January 1, 2007, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In a colorful salute to faith and gospel music, the good spirit moves a mother, daughter, and congregation to take part in a wondrous celebration of ritual and faith.

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Based on a story collected by the author during her travels along the Gulf States, a tale finds a young man searching for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents.

Hardcover:

9780060006464 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, January 1, 2006, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancâee and her parents.

Library:

9780060006471 | Harpercollins, January 1, 2006, cover price $18.89 | About this edition: A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancâee and her parents.

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