November 2015 New Releases

Chocolate Mixer - Jason Armstrong

Chocolate Mixer - Jason Armstrong
Nov 1, 2015

While making her favorite snack with her Daddy, little Sofia makes an amazing discovery about herself! Her realization changes the way she sees this colorful world. Filled with wonder and questions, Sofia journeys into a world that isn't just black or white, but a beautiful rainbow of colors. This book is the story of a little girl learning that she is multiracial.

See No Color - Shannon Gibney

See No Color - Shannon Gibney
Nov 1, 2015

For as long as she can remember, sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge has known two things: (1) She has always been Little Kirtridge, a stellar baseball player, just like her father (2) She's adopted. These facts have always been part of Alex's life. Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl in a white family didn't make much of a difference as long as she was a star on the diamond where her father her baseball coach and a former pro player counted on her. But now, things are changing: she meets Reggie, the first black guy who's wanted to get to know her; she discovers the letters from her biological father that her adoptive parents have kept from her; and her body starts to grow into a woman's, affecting her game.

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
November 1, 2015

In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore. And as far as Lewis Michaux Jr. could tell, his father's bookstore was one of a kind. People from all over came to visit the store, even famous people Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, to name a few. In his father's bookstore people bought and read books, and they also learned from each other.

President of the Whole Sixth Grade - Sherri Winston

President of the Whole Sixth Grade - Sherri Winston
November 3, 2015

In this sequel to President of the Whole Fifth Grade, Brianna navigates her toughest challenge yet: middle school.

Brianna Justice is determined to raise enough money for the big class trip to Washington, D.C., but she's up against a lot: classmates who all pretend to be something they're not, a new nemesis determined to run her out of office, and the sinking feeling she's about to lose her two best friends.

Don't Give Up, Don't Give In - Dr. Curtis L. Ivery

Don't Give Up, Don't Give In - Dr. Curtis L. Ivery
November 9, 2015

Drawing from his own experiences of rural childhood poverty in Texas, to prominent roles as a government official, and now as an acclaimed educational leader, Dr. Ivery demonstrates his motivational gifts, as he seeks to inspire young men to live lives of purpose and integrity.

This Way Home - Wes Moore & Shawn Goodman

This Way Home - Wes Moore & Shawn Goodman
November 10, 2015

One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut-wrenching, honest novel . . . a story about reclamation. It’s about taking a stand for what matters most, and the discovery that, in the end, hope, love, and courage are our most powerful weapons.

I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Buns, Crimps, Curls, and Doodle Dos - Andrea Pippins

I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Buns, Crimps, Curls, and Doodle Dos - Andrea Pippins
November 10, 2015

Revel in the mesmerizing patterns and intricate details of Andrea Pippins’s delicate pen-and-ink illustrations, ready for you to color, complete, and embellish. Lose yourself in page after page of bold hairstyles and accessories, from rows of braids, to Mohawks, to sweeping updos, to cascades of ribbons and beads. Be transported to another world as you ink in Medusa’s slithering coiffure, Cleopatra’s elaborate headdress, Marie Antoinette’s towering bouffant, and Diana Ross’s wild curly mane. Perfect for experienced color-inners and newcomers alike. Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will love this empowering and stylish book. So go ahead—let your hair down, grab some pens or pencils, and add some color to your life.

All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
November 10, 2015

Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book about a young girl whose greatest Christmas wish is for a new puppy!

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