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  • AFRO-BETS ABC Book

    Cheryl W. Hudson

    Paperback (Just Us Books, Inc., July 31, 2015)
    The Afro-Bets ABC book uniquely presents letters A through Z for young children to discover with the fun-filled, captivating Afro-Bets Kids. The irresistible, colorful characters form each letter in whimsical, motivating illustrations with each letter reinforced by words and pictures.
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  • Ghost Ranch: The Legend Of Mad Jake

    Dwayne J. Ferguson

    Paperback (Just Us Books Inc, Oct. 30, 2004)
    Kid detective Caramel Parks goes on a class trip to the old western town of Boseville, a historic black cowboy settlement with a haunted ghost called Mad Jake.
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  • 12 Brown Boys

    Mr. Creative/Omar Tyree

    Paperback (Just Us Books, Inc., Nov. 1, 2008)
    Best-selling author Omar Tyree makes his children's book debut with 12 Brown Boys, a collection of short stories for middle readers that focus on the lives of Black pre-teen boys. Readers will connect with Tyree's engaging characters. There is Red Head Mike who hates his nickname, but hates his red hair even more, and Chestnut, who is sent to live with relatives down south to keep him out of trouble in his Brooklyn neighborhood. There is Santa Monica super kid William, whose status as a scholar and entrepreneur has even his best friends hating him, and Wayne, who resents his role as the oldest child until a tragedy strikes the family. Tyree has assembled a wide range of characters that reflect the diversity of experiences of Black boys - characters that are funny, serious, edgy, street-wise, studious, and all unforgettable.
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  • Ruby

    Rosa Guy

    Paperback (Just Us Books, Inc., Oct. 1, 2005)
    Ruby Cathy feels left without friends, without comfort and without love. Then she meets Daphne Duprey, who is "cool, calm, cultured, sophisticated and refined" - everything that Ruby is not. Together, Ruby and Daphne build a relationship that gives each young woman a new understanding of strength, friendship and love.
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  • NEATE Book 1: NEATE To The Recsue

    Debbi Chocolate

    eBook (Just Us Books, Inc, June 11, 2013)
    Review From Publishers WeeklyNEATE is an acronym for Naimah, Elizabeth, Anthony, Tayesha and Eddie--African American friends who, in this first book of a series, campaign for the reelection of Naimah's mother to the city council. It's a bitter struggle between the respected woman and her white male opponent, an unabashed racist who advocates the re-zoning of community districts to quash African American voting power. Naimah and her pals, realizing that every vote counts, fervently urge their adult neighbors to cast their ballots. They also stage an exuberant rally for children, encouraging them to join this important cause. Chocolate's timely story dramatizes the electoral process, unfair political tactics and blatant prejudice, and should strike a responsive chord among socially aware youngsters. The novel's contemplative tone (though a bit at odds with the sprightly cover artwork) renders it a cut above the typical mass-market YA offering. Ages 10-up.
  • The Secret Olivia Told Me

    N. Joy, Nancy Devard

    Paperback (Just Us Books, Inc., Nov. 20, 2013)
    Olivia has a secret - a BIG secret. It's a secret that she tells only to her very best friend. And her friend promises she won't say a word. But the secret is really BIG and really Juicy. What happens when a trusted friend slips and the secret gets out?
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  • The Werewolf of PS 40

    Dwayne J. Ferguson

    Paperback (Just Us Books, Sept. 1, 1998)
    The second mystery for boy detective Kid Caramel and his pal Earnie finds the two sleuths investigating the rumors of a werewolf in the city of Tanwood that has been stealing raw meat from food markets. Original.
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  • One Million Men and Me

    Kelly Starling Lyons

    Hardcover (Just Us Books, Inc., Sept. 15, 2007)
    On October 16, 1995, Black men of all ages, religions and backgrounds gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. They were there on a mission - to mobilize and motivate, as part of what would become the largest event of its kind in U.S. history: the Million Man March. The Million Man March was a movement like no other. It brought together Black men who were committed to inspiring and empowering themselves and each other to make positive and lasting changes in their families and communities. The March was widely covered by news media across the country and the world. Now, this new picture book shares the story of the March in a new light: through the eyes of a little girl who was with her father the day Black men made history.
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  • One Million Men And Me

    Kelly Starling Lyons, Peter Ambush

    Paperback (Just Us Books, Inc., Oct. 15, 2014)
    On October 16, 1995, Black men of all ages, religions and backgrounds gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. They were there on a mission - to mobilize and motivate, as part of what would become the largest event of its kind in U.S. history: the Million Man March. The Million Man March was a movement like no other. It brought together Black men who were committed to inspiring and empowering themselves and each other to make positive and lasting changes in their families and communities. The March was widely covered by news media across the country and the world. Now, this new picture book shares the story of the March in a new light: through the eyes of a little girl who was with her father the day Black men made history.
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  • Bright Eyes, Brown Skin

    Cheryl Willis Hudson, Bernette G. Ford, George Ford

    Hardcover (Just Us Books Inc, Dec. 1, 1990)
    Presents a poem celebrating African American children
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  • Afro-Bets: First Book About Africa : An Introduction for Young Readers

    Veronica Freeman Ellis, George Ford

    Hardcover (Just Us Books Inc, April 1, 1990)
    Children in a classroom learn about Africa's history, geography, wildlife, peoples, and cultures
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  • Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs

    Sharon M. Draper

    Paperback (Just Us Books Inc, Dec. 1, 1994)
    When the Black Dinosaurs, a club made up of four African American friends, discover what's hidden in an old trunk buried near their clubhouse, they set out to solve the mystery.
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