Book List in Order:10 titles

  • A young girl in Haiti is eager to learn how to carry a basket to market in an exuberant picture book with universal appeal. “To carry the panye, we move gracefully, even under the weight of the sun and the moon.”In the hills above Port-au...


  • A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illust...


  • Join the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year’s soup — and shares the story of how Haitian independence came to be.The shake-shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes.Ti Gran’s feet tap-tap to the rhythm.Every...


  • "A compelling read about the quest for fame!"      —Debbie Allen, star of Fame "Redemption is a heartbeat away."      —Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of the Pura Belpre Award winner Under the Mesquite Beatriz dreams of a life spent da...


  • In front of her followers, Daphne is a hilarious, on-the-rise vlog star. But at school Daphne is the ever-skeptical Annabelle Louis, seventh-grade super geek and perennial new kid. To cope with her mom's upcoming military assignment in Afghanistan an...


  • A few months into the school year, Annabelle Louis is starting to find her place at McManus Middle School. But Annabelle's therapist, Dr. Varma, still thinks there's room for improvement in Annabelle's social life, especially since Mom will be leavin...


  • Ridiculous makeup, blinding spotlights, and too much catty drama! Annabelle Daphne Louis starts her second assignment from her therapist to venture outside of her comfort zone at her new school. This time, she's trying her hand at theater. Failing th...


  • Daphne is a hilarious, fashion-savvy YouTube star. But at school, where Daphne is really Annabelle Louis, seventh-grade super geek, wearing the latest trends is far off her radar. Her therapist, Dr. Varma, suggests she try something new--a wardrobe m...


  • Annabelle Louis is a new kid and a nobody at McManus Middle School. Her therapist challenges the ever-skeptical Annabelle to try new things and make new friends to help her cope with her mom's upcoming military assignment in Afghanistan. Annabelle ta...






  • Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America.In this semi-autobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Vanessa Martin's real-life reality of living with fa...