Book List:37 titles
  • In rural Ohio in 1938, twelve-year-old Willie Bea prepares for Halloween -- and an alien invasion! Halloween is Willie Bea’s favorite holiday. Her relatives always visit, and everyone cooks, bakes, and tells stories. Best of all, the kids get to...


  • A family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad in this Edgar Award–winning book from Virginia Hamilton.The house held secrets, Thomas knew, even before he first saw it looming gray and mass...


  • In the vein of her distinctive African American folktales from collections like HER STORIES comes a thrillingly creepy witch tale from award-winning author Virginia Hamilton, with art by Barry Moser. Virginia Hamilton draws upon her extensive knowled...


  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts....


  • Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton presents a novella that brings together the slave past and multi-generational present life of a young girl in Ohio.From picking berries with her cousins to surviving a tornado to being dissed by a white, bigoted tea...


  • Dreenie Douglas's journal revolves around a girl in her fifth grade class called Bluish. Dreenie's fascination with Bluish becomes all consuming, causing her moods to be based on her interactions with the pale girl. Bluish is Dreenie's escape from ta...


  • In the eagerly awaited sequel to Cousins, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, cousins Cammy Coleman and Eloise Odie are forced to confront their family's secrets when their second cousins arrive from New York City....


  • As her all-black high school becomes more racially mixed, Talley Barbour befriends a white girl who shares her passion for running and she becomes romantically involved with a handsome white classmate who is a drug dealer. Reprint....


  • Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impatiently for Christmas 1890. Set against the carefully researched background life of a middle-class black family in Ohio a century ago, “Hamilton’s story moves along at an elegant pace, giving readers time to s...






  • Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton and National Book Award-winner Barry Moser join forces to tell 11 humorous trickster tales from the story ring of the slave trade. Following the migration of stories during the Plantation Era, Hamilton presents read...


  • Here is a wonderful gift for any young reader--a boxed set of three highly acclaimed, immensely popular Newbery Medal-winning books. The set includes M.C. Higgins, the Great, by Virginia Hamilton; From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,...


  • Lindy and her family are suffering through a long drought. Then the mystical Drylongso teaches them the secrets of finding water hidden in the earth. “Drylongso is a hypnotic, joyful story from a distinguished writer--one that, with the help of Jer...


  • Twelve-year old Buhlaire Sims, a racially mixed child who feels out of place in her community, struggles to unearth her past and her family history as she gradually discovers more and more about her long-missing father. SLJ. K. PW. ...



  • Based on African-American folktales told in the South during the plantation era, a collection of stories originally gathered by journalist Martha Young pays tribute to the human spirit in the face of terrible hardship....


  • A collection of twenty-five African-American folktales focuses on strong female characters and includes "Little Girl and Bruh Rabby," "Catskinella," and "Annie Christmas." By the author of The People Could Fly. ...


  • A portrait of endangered rainforest animals of South America describes their struggles to survive and find suitable habitats as they journey from the pineapple fields and cattle ranches that were once their home....


  • Receiving word that the father she has always claimed died in Vietnam is alive and well, tall, feisty Buhlaire Sims slips away from her blues-singing mother and sets out to find him. By the author of Drylongso. ...


  • "The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderf...


  • Now in Laurel-Leaf, Virginia Hamilton's powerful true account of the sensational trial of a fugitive slave.The year is 1854, and Anthony Burns, a 20-year-old Virginia slave, has escaped to Boston. But according to the Fugitive Slave Act, a runaway ca...


  • Virginia Hamilton has once again brought her well-loved trickster, the invisible Jahdu, to life in this updated collection of eleven previously published, and four newly created, stories. Jahdu is based on a centuries-old folklore tradition, yet the ...



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    MISS PERFECT Cammy loves her family--except for her cousin Patty Ann. Though she knows she shouldn't feel this way, she can't help it. Patty Ann is too perfect to like, too perfect to be a friend. Then one day something terrible happens, somethin...


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    A thought-provoking collection of twenty-five stories that reflect the wonder and glory of the origins of the world and humankind. With commentary by the author. “A must for mythology shelves.”--Booklist...





  • One long time ago, Pretty Pearl god child lived high on a mountaintop in Africa with all other gods. Curious about mankind and itching to show off her powers, she came down off the mountain with her brother, know-all best god John de Conquer, and sai...


  • In the third book of The Justice Cycle by an award-winning author, four youths with special powers battle an evil force known as Mal as they lead the Slakers out of the Dustland and into a high-tech city of domes. Reprint....






  • Justice, her two brothers, and a neighbor-the “First Unit”-bound by extraordinary mental powers, time-travel to a distant future where all is dust and the powerful beast Miacis rules. Jealousy threatens to destroy the unit and trap them forever i...





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    Mayo Cornelius Higgins sits on his gleaming, forty-foot steel pole, towering over his home on Sarah's Mountain. Stretched before him are rolling hills and shady valleys. But behind him lie the wounds of strip mining, including a mountain of rubble th...


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    Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester....