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YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK

Frantz Fanon a psychoanalyst and social philosopher stated, "Each generation out of relative obscurity, must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it." Our YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK selections ensure that our children will see a reflection of themselves and empower them to fulfill their mission.

In the event, you can't find a book that you really want to read. Put the title, author, or ISBN in the search title. Our warehouse stocks thousands of titles to choose from and we will drop ship to your home or you can pick it up at our store located in Historic Downtown Lithonia

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson
Current price: $18.99
The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson. A young student receives a ... Read More about
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How was the earth formed, and where did animals come from? Why does the hippopotamus live in water, and why do cats chase rats? Imaginative answers to these and other age-old questions can be found among the rich oral traditions of Africa. Generations of listeners have delighted in these fanciful ex ... Read More about
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Julius Lester
Current price: $16.00
Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic -- Origins, Love, Heroes, and People -- the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories hav ... Read More about
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Nkechi Taifa
Current price: $12.99
This book from master storyteller Nkechi Taifa contains three separate wisdom-filled stories: AYANNA, THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWER The tale of how Anansi's magic helped Ayanna get to the Harvest Festival, despite the fact hat her two sisters failed to follow the Seven Principles of our New African value s ... Read More about
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Virginia Hamilton
Current price: $16.95
“THE PEOPLE COULD FLY,” the title story in Virginia Hamilton’s prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity ... Read More about
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Virginia Hamilton
Current price: $13.00
"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 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this col ... Read More about
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Ellen Levine
Current price: $17.99
A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist. Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems ... Read More about
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James Berry
Current price: $17.99
Every day, Afiya wakes to a brand new day and a clean white dress, ready for her adventures to begin... Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October ... Read More about
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Tricia Elam Walker
Current price: $17.99
Winner of the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award! In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school! It is Grandparents Day at Zur ... Read More about
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Nkechi Taifa
Current price: $12.99
Join Kojo and Ama and their pet, Sheba the Cat, as they learn about their history, hear about great people that came before them, and go on many adventures in these stories that combine excitement, fun and suspense with lessons in pride and heritage: Sheba the Cat Danger in the Park after Dark Th ... Read More about
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Samara Cole Doyon
Current price: $19.95
In this celebration of Black Girl Magic, a young girl finds confidence and excitement in the versatility of her natural hair and the way her different hairstyles reflect the natural world. Natural hair is magical, but magic isn't easy. As a young Black girl patiently waits for her mother to finish h ... Read More about
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Kathryn Hahn
Current price: $7.99
A poignant, fierce reflection on the power and spirit of girls and girls-at-heart from celebrated actress Kathryn Hahn and New York Times bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager. My wishes for you are many. But the top of the wishes: I want you to be you. And wherever you go, I hope you will alwa ... Read More about
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Javaka Steptoe
Current price: $7.99
Dream great dreams as you soar to new heights. This beautiful board book by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author and illustrator Javaka Steptoe (Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat) celebrates the joy, hope, and pride that a new baby brings. ... Read More about
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Kajara Nia Yaa Nebthet
Current price: $14.95
Teach your children integrity and good character with the laws and morals of Maat (universal balance). These ancient Egyptian wisdom teachings are more than 32,000 years old and still holds truth today for developing healthy children: mind, body and spirit. This book shares lessons with children, in ... Read More about
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Baoku Duduyemi
Current price: $14.95
A is for Afrika, S is for Sovereignty is an alphabet book written for Afrikan children and adults--rhyming poems, warm, bright colors, and content that serves Afrikan people. Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti described it as ". . . one of those books which will make frontline parenting so much easier . . .," ... Read More about
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Angela Freeman
Current price: $17.44
Sankofa SuperHerus teaches Afrikans about our beloved leaders in an exciting new way. This book is designed for elders to read along with younger generations. Sankofa SuperHerus provides a brief summary of several revolutionaries, offering just enough information to encourage further study. Use this ... Read More about
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Angela Freeman
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Tracey Baptiste
Current price: $19.95
“In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner’s guide to pre-colonial Africa.” —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist  Meet ... Read More about
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Idia of the Benin Kingdom Diverse Coloring Activity Book For Kids Ages 4-8 Treat your little one to a uniquely creative way to learn all about the African Kingdom of Benin with this coloring and activity book specially designed to cover ancient African history for kids 4-8. On every page you'll fin ... Read More about
Ekiuwa Aire
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Ilyasah Shabazz, Renée Watson
Current price: $7.99
Betty Before X is a powerful middle-grade fictionalized account of the childhood activism of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife, written by their daughter Ilyasah Shabazz. In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty’s house doesn’t quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can’t shak ... Read More about
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Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice. Bolstered by the love and wisdom of his large, warm family, young Malcolm Little wa ... Read More about
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Urbantoons, King Ki'el
Current price: $12.49
I am... Marcus Garvey is a Powerful, descriptive affirmation book for black boys. ... Read More about
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Michelle E. Thomas
Current price: $14.99
The Marcus Garvey Activity Book is an overview of Marcus Mosiah Garvey's life and all his great accomplishments. This book provides our youth with an introduction of Marcus Garvey in hopes of them wanting to venture out further to find more information. The Marcus Garvey Activity Book was inspired b ... Read More about
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Akua Elebuibon Agusi, Donnette Black
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Are you looking for fun and educational ways to keep your child's mind sharp? How about teaching your child how to conquer their goals This Activity book provides children with a structure of how to get their goals from Point A to Point B. It allows them to creatively critical think and visualize ... Read More about
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An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Brooklyn's Spider-Man, Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon! Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Bro ... Read More about
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An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon! Join MIles Morales in his most epic adventure yet! Miles Morales has just about gotten used to this being Spider-Man thing. Keeping Brooklyn safe, taki ... Read More about
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Nic Stone
Current price: $7.99
From New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes an all-new upper-middle-grade series based on one of the Marvel Universe's break-out characters -- Shuri, from Black Panther! An original, upper-middle-grade series starring the breakout character from the Black Panther comics and films: T'Chal ... Read More about
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Shuri, the Princess of Wakanda (and sister to the Black Panther), sets out to save a group of kidnapped girls in this all-new, original middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone! With the heart-shaped herb thriving, a group of Wakanda's finest engineers working on expanding ... Read More about
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New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone takes Shuri to uncharted parts of Wakanda in this original adventure The royal palace of Wakanda is one of, if not the most, secure facilities on this planet—or any other. So the anxiety Shuri feels when she’s jolted out of sleep by the queen mother with ... Read More about
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Shuri and T'Challa set out to remove a curse from Wakanda in this action-packed, totally original graphic novel! Twelve-year-old Shuri is a lot of things. Scientist. Princess. All around cooler person than her pain-in-the-butt big brother, T’Challa. Shuri knows she could do so much more to help Wak ... Read More about
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Remi Blackwood
Current price: $6.99
The start of a thrilling, highly illustrated series about a boy who finds a portal to a legendary world in his local barbershop . . . and learns he’s the hero they’ve been waiting for. For younger fans of Black Panther and Last Gate of the Emperor! Jarell has never quite known where he belongs. He’ ... Read More about
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Remi Blackwood
Current price: $6.99
Jarell’s adventures continue in this thrilling second installment of Future Hero! Jarell has accepted his destiny as the savior of Ulfrika. But a powerful god will stop at nothing to banish Jarell from the kingdom forever… ... Read More about
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Remi Blackwood
Current price: $6.99
The third installment of the action-packed Future Hero series--perfect for younger fans of Black Panther! Jarell answered the call of his ancestors and proved that he's a worthy defender of the kingdom of Ulfrika. But with time running out, will he find the tools he needs to defeat the evil wizard? ... Read More about
What can be more curious for children than the sun and the moon having a little fight over which one is more important to life on earth? Is it the sun? Could it be the moon? Or are they both just as important?Peak their imaginations by reading them a beautifully illustrated picture book that will de ... Read More about
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G. a. Sealy
Current price: $14.99
Children are naturally curious, but with a little ingenuity we can peak their interests to a much higher level. What better way to teach them about science than through captivating rhymes and beautiful illustrations? - Winner of the Nautilus Book Award for Children's Illustrated Nonfiction Books- I ... Read More about
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Differences are wonderful. Give thanks for the special qualities that make you who you are Everyone on Earth is unique, and that includes you No matter what your abilities look like, you deserve to be happy every day. And when you love yourself, there's nothing you can't do Enjoy beautiful illust ... Read More about
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In this multi-award-winning picture book, young Destiny learns a valuable lesson about self-love and acceptance through a loving conversation with her mother. - Winner of the Nautilus Silver Book Award for Children's Fiction Books- A Moonbeam Children's Book Silver Award Winner for Mind Body Spirit ... Read More about
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Marie Arnold
Current price: $18.99
“A love letter to Harlem and hope. I Rise is smart and funny and full of heart.*” Fourteen-year-old Ayo who has to decide whether to take on her mother’s activist role when her mom is shot by police. As she tries to find answers, Ayo looks to the wisdom of her ancestors and her Harlem community for ... Read More about
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Marie Arnold
Current price: $7.99
In this magical middle grade novel, ten-year-old Gabrielle finds out that America isn’t the perfect place she imagined when she moves from Haiti to Brooklyn. With the help of a clever witch, Gabrielle becomes the perfect American—but will she lose herself in the process? Perfect for fans of Hurrican ... Read More about
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Lisa Moore Ramée
Current price: $16.99
From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds. Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble ... Read More about
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Angie Thomas
Current price: $14.99
8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ·  William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. ... Read More about
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Virginia Hamilton
Current price: $8.99
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 massive on its ledge of rock. It had a century-old lege ... Read More about
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Virginia Hamilton
Current price: $7.99
Discover this transcendent middle grade masterpiece about a young black boy whose quiet rural live in the Appalachian Mountains begins to change—winner of the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Mayo Cornelius Higgins sits on his gleaming, forty-foot steel p ... Read More about
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Thomishia Booker
Current price: $26.19
This book is filled with all the things little brown boys love. Featured in Netflix Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices. The books featured in the series were chosen using a social justice education framework that focused on concepts of Identity, Respect, Justice, and Action. ... Read More about
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Nnedi Okorafor
Current price: $19.99
Eisner and Hugo Award Winner! Written by Nnedi Okorafor, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author and the writer of Marvel's Shuri, this deluxe trade paperback collects issues #1-#4 of the mini-series and includes artist sketches and afterword from the author. In an alternate world where aliens have int ... Read More about
Nnedi Okorafor
Current price: $15.99
BRAND-NEW STORIES STARRING THE DORA MILAJE! Marvel Studios' blockbuster film Black Panther has everyone talking about Wakanda's best warriors, the fierce Dora Milaje. Now witness the Dora outside of Wakanda - and in Spider-Man's world! When the Dora catch wind of a threat brewing outside their borde ... Read More about
Renata Nicole (Editor)
Current price: $25.00
Iku And Esu An Orisha Tale is a story about two brothers who learn the lesson of their inseparability. ... Read More about
Yehudi Mercado
Current price: $12.99
"Old school hip hop meets old school science fiction in this fun comic." — Polygon Set in 1980s Brooklyn, a young DJ accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia. Hip-hop, sci-fi and kung fu all hit the turntables for ... Read More about
Yehudi Mercado
Current price: $12.99
The highly anticipated sequel to SCI-FU is jam-packed with all kinds of hip-hop, sci-fi, and kung-fu goodness! Wax, aspiring DJ and sci-fu master-in-training, made it back safely from the alien robot planet of Discopia, where he defeated the Five Deadly Dangers and became the rightful king of Disco ... Read More about
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Renata Nicole, Lola Parker
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Maami An Orisha Tale is a fable from the African American perspective of the beginnings of the Diety Maami Wata during the Maafa. ... Read More about
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Nnedi Okorafor, Vita Ayala, Eve Ewing, Jonathan Maberry
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Shuri, princess of Wakanda, has one of the bravest souls and most brilliant minds in the whole Marvel-Verse — and these are the tales that prove it! Whether she’s wearing the cowl of the Black Panther to take on A.I.M. and prove her mettle to a Wakandan challenger, or pitting her wits against the mu ... Read More about
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Nnedi Okorafor (Text by)
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The Black Panther's techno-genius sister stars in her own incredible adventures! T'Challa has disappeared, and Wakanda expects Shuri to lead their great nation in his absence! But she's happiest in a lab surrounded by her inventions. She'd rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them down! So it's ... Read More about
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Nnedi Okorafor
Current price: $16.99
Nnedi Okorafor’s story of Chioma, a young Nigerian-American woman whose destiny is revealed during a furious rainstorm—now in paperback, with bonus content including Q&As with the creative team and never-before-seen art and designs! After the Rain is an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s short story ... Read More about
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Kevin Young
Current price: $17.99
In this lyrical picture book from an award-winning poet, a young boy cherishes a neighborhood field throughout the changing seasons. With stunning illustrations and a charming text, this beautiful story celebrates a child's relationship with nature. There was a boynamed Emilewho fellin love with a ... Read More about
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Joy James
Current price: $8.50
Come and meet sixteen Amazing Black Inventors and find out about their inventions This book is a great introduction for very young children to discover the wonderful world of invention and creativity, with marvellous role models and exciting stories to pique their interest. Beautifully and imaginat ... Read More about
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Joy James
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Come and meet sixteen Brilliant Black Inventors and find out about their inventions This book is a great introduction for very young children to discover the wonderful world of invention and creativity, with amazing role models and exciting stories to pique their interest. Beautifully and imaginati ... Read More about
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Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Perfect for fans of Rad Women Worldwide, Women i ... Read More about
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Discover 15 inventors and inventions that changed the world in this guide for kids ages 8 to 12 Throughout history, Black inventors have achieved some of the world's greatest advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math. This book highlights 15 men and women who made a big impact with ... Read More about
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Author J. C. Wilson compiles 117 puzzles that cover over a thousand persons and items related to outstanding Black achievements throughout history. Look up, down, and diagonally to uncover a 'hidden treasure" of the names of Black achievers in a wide range of interesting topics such as arts and en ... Read More about
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