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A Place Inside of Me

by Zetta Elliott & Noa Denmon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 20, 2020)

In this powerful, affirming poem by award-winning author Zetta Elliott, a Black child explores his shifting emotions throughout the year.

There is a place inside of me

a space deep down inside of me

where all...


by Janet McDonald Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 01, 2011)

In Janet McDonald's powerful and funny novel, a smart and resilient young woman whose life isn't what she dreamed it would be learns that there are many ways to spell SUCCESS.

Raven's life has been derailed....

Finding My Place

by Traci L. Jones Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 24, 2010)

After moving to an affluent suburb of Denver in 1975, ninth-grader Tiphanie, the only Black girl in her new high school, feels out of place until she befriends another outsider--Jackie Sue, whose "trailer trash"...


by Jean Ferris Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 15, 2007)

In 1839, visitors from miles around come to Kentucky to tour Mammoth Cave. But sixteen-year-old Charlotte, the maid at Mammoth Cave Hotel, doesn't understand its appeal. As a slave, she is already trapped, and...

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO

by Tamara Pizzoli & Federico Fabiani Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 29, 2019)

Hilarious and smart, Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO is a modern take on the classic tooth fairy story by Tamara Pizzoli with illustrations by Federico Fabiani that is perfect for powerful little leaders ready...

For Black Girls Like Me

by Mariama J. Lockington Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 29, 2019)

In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity, Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white...

Dangerous Skies

by Suzanne Fisher Staples Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 04, 2006)

A Season of Change

Along the Virginia shoreline where their families have lived for generations, Buck and Tunes Smith defy tradition. Raised together like brother and sister, they are bound by surname, but not...

The Story of Jonas

by Maurine F. Dahlberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 19, 2007)

Jonas has lived all of his thirteen years on a farm in Missouri, and even though he hears whispers about freedom, he thinks he'll never try to escape. He knows what happens to slaves who attempt to run away....


by Karen English Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (December 25, 2007)

A distinctive new voice in children's fiction

Francie lives with her mother and younger brother, Prez, in rural Alabama, where all three work and wait. Francie's father is trying to get settled in Chicago so...