Book List in Order: 16 titles

  • A sensitive exploration of a difficult problem by an award winning author/illustrator team."One day in school, just out of the blue,"Everett whispers, "Greg started to cry,and I went over to ask him whyand he looked up and sighed,'I can't tell you.'A...


  • Mama, Mama.Tell us about when you was a girl . . .tell us one of them stories about the olden days.So begins this tender story, set in 1948, when Satchel Paige was in the majors, Ralph Bunche was at the U.N., and each evening Sooky and her family tur...



  • One can have fun alone, thinks Everett Anderson. And when it's just Everett and his mama-- well, two is fine, too. But three...Everett tries to understand why Mama and Mr. Perry like to spend so much time together, although it's hard, at first. But a...



  • In twelve spare, single-stanza verses ... Clifton effectively uses the passage of time to propel and unite her themes. Grifalconi’s bold and sensitive woodcuts reinforce Everett’s moods of joy, hope, and wonder. —School Library Journ...



  • Only five more days till Christmas! As each day goes by, Everett is more excited. He loves listening to the carolers, watching snow fall from this fourteenth-floor window, and decorating the Christmas tree. But most of all, he can't wait to open his ...


  • Everett Anderson's Goodbye is a touching portrait of a little boy who is trying to come to grips with his father's death. Lucille Clifton captures Everett's conflicting emotions as he confronts this painful reality. We see him struggle through many s...









  • There is nothing Tee enjoys more than sitting out on the porch with her great-greatmother, listening to the fascinating stories about the lucky stone.Shiny and black as night, it brought good fortune to each of its owners for over one hundred years. ...



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    Buffalo. A father's funeral. Memory. And Luclle Clifton merges her formidable weapons of poetry with the powerr of her prose, giving us a memoir of stark and profound beauty. Her story focuses on the lives of Caroline, "born among the Dahomey people...


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