Black History Month Reading Challenge

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One Dozen Who Care, Inc., in collaboration with Nantahala Regional Library is hosting an intergenerational reading challenge for children in kindergarten through 12th grade during the month of February. This event promotes picture books, biographies, novels, and history books in the Purel Miller African American Book Collection. Named for a beloved former Andrews resident, the Collection encourages greater cultural understanding and is currently housed at Andrews Public Library.

 

Children are asked to read and review age appropriate books in the Miller Collection. Children should read their books with or to an adult older than eighteen. For each review, the children will receive $5 with a maximum of $20 awarded per child.


Reviews must be submitted no later than Saturday, March 5 to the following email address: pmcreadingchallenge@gmail.com. Incentives will be awarded during the week of March 7-11. For more information about the reading challenge, contact Bridget at 828-837-2025, Janell at 305-467-3478, or visit https://www.nrlibrary.org/pmc.

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Picture Books in the Purel Miller Collec
Juvenile Fiction Books in the Purel Mill
Young Adult Books in the Purel Miller Co
Children's Titles in the Purel Miller Collection

Scroll through the titles in the table below:

Title
Author
Call Number
Tristan Strong Destroys the World
Mbalia, Kwame
J F MBA
Tristan Strong Keeps Punching
Mbalia, Kwame
J F MBA
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Mbalia, Kwame
J F MBA
Ty's travels : all aboard!
Lyons, Kelly Starling
ER LYO
Up in the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman
Hart, Philip S.
ODWC J B COLEMAN
War girls
Onyebuchi, Tochi
YA F ONY
Ways to Grow Love
Watson, Renée
J F WAT
Ways to Make Sunshine
Watson, Renée
J F WAT
We are not yet equal : understanding our racial divide
Anderson, Carol
YA 323.1196 AND
We are the ship : the story of Negro league baseball
Nelson, Kadir
ODWC J 796.3576 NEL
We rise, we resist, we raise our voice
none
J 303.3 WE
We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Levinson, Cynthia
ODWC J 323.1196 LEV
What do you do with a voice like that?
Barton, Chris
J 328.7309 BAR
What is given from the heart
McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017
ODWC E MCK
When stars are scattered
Jamieson, Victoria
ODWC J B MOHAMED
White Lilacs
Meyer, Carolyn
ODWC J MEY
Whoopi Goldberg: Entertainer
Blue, Rose and Corinne J. Naden
ODWC J B GOLDBERG
William Still and his freedom stories : the father of the Underground Railroad
Tate, Don
J B STILL
Woke : a young poet's call to justice
Browne, Mahogany L.
J 811.608 BRO
You matter
Robinson, Christian
ODWC E ROB
Young, gifted and black
Wilson, Jamia
J 920 WIL
Your name is a song
Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah
ODWC E THO
Zeely.
Hamilton, Virginia
ODWC J HAM
Zora & me : the cursed ground
Simon, T. R.
J F SIM
Sprouting wings : the flying hobos : the true story of James Herman Banning, the first African American pilot to fly across the United States
Jaggar, Louisa
J B BANNING
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you
Kendi, Ibram X.
ODWC YA 305.8009 KEN
Stamped (for kids) : racism, antiracism, and you
Cherry-Paul, Sonja
J 305.8009 CHE
Stars and sparks on stage
Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
ODWC J DRA
Starstruck : the cosmic journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson
Krull, Kathleen
J B TYSON
Stone mirrors : the sculpture and silence of Edmonia Lewis
Atkins, Jeannine
YA F ATK
Sunny
Reynolds, Jason
J F REY
Swing
Alexander, Kwame
YA F ALE
Swish! : the slam-dunking, alley-ooping, high-flying Harlem Globetrotters
Slade, Suzanne
ODWC J 796.3236 SLA
Take a walk in their shoes
Turner, Glennette Tilley
ODWC J 920 TUR
Take back the block
Giles, Chrystal D
J F GIL
Thank you, Omu!
Mora, Oge
ODWC E MOR
The ABCs of Black history
Cortez, Rio
J 973.0496 COR
The amazing age of John Roy Lynch
Barton, Chris
J B LYNCH
The awakening of Malcolm X
Shabazz, Ilyasah
YA F SHA
The Backyard Animal Show
Draper, Sharon M
ODWC J DRA
The Buried Bones Mystery
Draper, Sharon M
ODWC J DRA
The cost of knowing
Morris, Brittney
YA F MOR
The crossover
Alexander, Kwame
ODWC J F ALE
The friends.
Guy, Rosa
ODWC YA GUY
The hate u give
Thomas, Angie
ODWC YA THO
The highest tribute : Thurgood Marshall's life, leadership, and legacy
Magoon, Kekla
J B MARSHALL
The journey of little Charlie
Curtis, Christopher Paul
J CUR
The leaving morning
Johnson, Angela, 1961-
ODWC E JOH
The legendary Miss Lena Horne
Weatherford, Carole Boston
J B HORNE
The meet-cute project
Richardson, Rhiannon
YA F RIC
The old truck
Pumphrey, Jarrett
ODWC E PUM
The Parker inheritance
Johnson, Varian
J F JOH
The power of her pen : the story of groundbreaking journalist Ethel L. Payne
Cline-Ransome, Lesa
J B PAYNE
The roots of rap : 16 bars on the 4 pillars of hip-hop
Weatherford, Carole Boston
J 782.4216 WEA
The snowy day.
Keats, Ezra Jack
ODWC E KEA
The space mission adventure
Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
ODWC J DRA
The undefeated
Alexander, Kwame
ODWC J 811.6 ALE
The vast wonder of the world : the life of scientist Ernest Everett Just
Mangal, Mélina
J B JUST
The wall of fame game
Allen, Crystal
ODWC J ALL
The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 : a novel
Curtis, Christopher Paul
ODWC J CUR
The youngest marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist
Levinson, Cynthia
ODWC J B HENDRICKS
This promise of change : one girl's story in the fight for school equality
Boyce, Jo Ann Allen
J B BOYCE
Three Cheers for Keisha
Reed, Teresa
ODWC J REE
Tina Turner
Hasday, Judy L.
ODWC J B TURNER
Tiny stitches : the life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas
Hooks, Gwendolyn
ODWC J B THOMAS
Toni Morrison: Author
Century, Douglas
ODWC J B MORRISON
Nat Turner: Slave Revolt Leader
Bisson, Terry
ODWC J B TURNER
Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave Ona Judge
Dunbar, Erica Armstrong
J B JUDGE
Nina : a story of Nina Simone
Todd, Traci N.
J B SIMONE
No small potatoes : Junius G. Groves and his kingdom in Kansas
Bolden, Tonya
J B GROVES
Not my idea : a book about whiteness
Higginbotham, Anastasia
ODWC J 305.8 HIG
Off to see the sea
Grimes, Nikki
E GRI
On the come up
Thomas, Angie
YA F THO
One crazy summer
Williams-Garcia, Rita
J F WIL
One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
Grimes, Nikki
J 811.54 GRI
One plastic bag : Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia
Paul, Miranda
ODWC J 363.728 PAU
One step further : my story of math, the moon, and a life-long mission
Johnson, Katherine G.
J B JOHNSON
Oona
DiPucchio, Kelly
E DIP
Opening the road : Victor Hugo Green and his Green Book
Dawson, Keila V.
J 305.896 DAW
Opposite of always
Reynolds, Justin A.
YA F REY
Oprah Winfrey: Entertainer
Nicholson, Lois P.
ODWC J B WINFREY
Out of darkness
Pérez, Ashley Hope
YA F PER
Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls
Bolden, Tonya
J 920 BOL
Patina
Reynolds, Jason
J F REY
Piecing me together
Watson, Renée
YA F WAT
Pies from nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott
Romito, Dee
J B GILMORE
Ralph Ellison: Author
Bishop, Jack
ODWC J B ELLISON
Rebel sisters
Onyebuchi, Tochi
YA F ONY
Rebound
Alexander, Kwame
J F ALE
Resist : 35 profiles of ordinary people who rose up against tyranny and injustice
Chambers, Veronica
ODWC YA 303.48 CHA
Respect : Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
ODWC J B FRANKLIN
Rhythm Ride : A Road Trip Through The Motown Sound
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
J 781.644 PIN
Richard Wright: Author
Urban, Joan
ODWC J B WRIGHT
Ruby Bridges
Magoon, Kekla
J B BRIDGES
Runaway : the daring escape of Oney Judge
Shepard, Ray Anthony
J B JUDGE
Saturday
Mora, Oge
ODWC E MOR
Schomburg : the man who built a library
Weatherford, Carole Boston
J B SCHOMBURG
Serena says
Davis, Tanita S.
J F DAV
Shadows of Caesar's Creek
Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
ODWC J DRA
She was the first! : the trailblazing life of Shirley Chisholm
Russell-Brown, Katheryn
J B CHISHOLM
Slay
Morris, Brittney
ODWC YA MOR
So many beginnings : a Little Women remix
Morrow, Bethany C.
YA F MOR
So tall within : Sojourner Truth's long walk toward freedom
Schmidt, Gary D.
J B TRUTH
Sojourner Truth : ain't I a woman?
McKissack, Pat, 1944-
ODWC J B TRUTH MCK
Solo
Alexander, Kwame
YA F ALE
Song in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy Thomas "blind Tom" Wiggins
Armand, Glenda
ODWC J B WIGGINS
Soul looks back in wonder
ODWC J 811.58 FEE
Sports hero: Kareem Abdul Jabbar; the story of Lew Alcindor,
Burchard, Marshall.
ODWC J B ABDUL-JABBAR
Leon's story
Tillage, Leon, 1936-
ODWC J 975.655 TIL
Let 'er buck! : George Fletcher, the people's champion
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
J B FLETCHER
Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
ODWC J 920 PIN
Let the circle be unbroken
Taylor, Mildred D.
ODWC YA TAY
Let's clap, jump, sing & shout; dance, spin & turn it out! : games, songs & stories from an African American childhood
McKissack, Patricia
J 305.896 MCK
Lewis Latimer: Scientist
Norman, Winifred Latimer and Lily Patterson
ODWC J B LATIMER
Libba : the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotton
Veirs, Laura
J B COTTON
Libby loves science : mix and measure
Derting, Kimberly
ER DER
Lift as you climb : the story of Ella Baker
Powell, Patricia Hruby
J B BAKER
Lifting as we climb : black women's battle for the ballot box
Dionne, Evette
YA 323.34 DIO
Lily Brown's paintings
Johnson, Angela, 1961-
ODWC E JOH
Little leaders : bold women in black history
Harrison, Vashti
J 920 HAR
Long journey home : stories from Black history
Lester, Julius
ODWC YA LES
Long way down
Reynolds, Jason
YA F REY
Long way down : the graphic novel
Reynolds, Jason
YA GRAPHIC REY
Look Both Ways: a tale told in ten blocks
Reynolds, Jason
J F REY
Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices go tell it! : a monologue novel
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
J F PIN
Lost in the Tunnel of Time
Draper, Sharon M
ODWC J DRA
Louis Armstrong: Musician
Tanenhaus, Sam
ODWC J B ARMSTRONG
Love is a revolution
Watson, Renée
YA F WAT
Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case
Powell, Patricia Hruby
YA F POW
Lu
Reynolds, Jason
J F REY
M.C. Higgins, the great
Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002
ODWC J HAM
Madam C. J. Walker: Entrepreneur
Bundles, A'Lelia Perry
ODWC J B WALKER
Magnificent Homespun Brown : A Celebration
Doyon, Samara Cole
ODWC E DOY
Marley Dias gets it done : and so can you!
Dias, Marley
J 305.2308 DIA
Martin Luther King Jr. : great lives in graphics
none
J B KING
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights Leader
Jakoubek, Robert
ODWC J B KING
Martin rising : requiem for a King
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
J 811.6 PIN
Mary McLeod Bethune: Educator
Halasa, Malu
ODWC J B BETHUNE
Matthew Henson: Explorer
Gilman, Michael
ODWC J B HENSON
Maya and the return of the godlings
Barron, Rena
J F BAR
Maya and the rising dark
Barron, Rena
J F BAR
Maya Angelou: Author
Shapiro, Miles
ODWC J B ANGELOU
Me (Moth)
McBride, Amber
YA F MCB
Miami Jackson gets it straight
McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017
ODWC J MCK
Michael Jordan: Basketball Great
Dolan, Sean
ODWC J B JORDAN
Muhammad Ali: Heavyweight Champion
Rummel, Jack.
ODWC J B ALI
Muted
Charles, Tami
YA F CHA
My brother Charlie
Peete, Holly Robinson, 1964-
ODWC E PEE
My pen
Myers, Christopher
ODWC E MYE
Mya in the middle
Allen, Crystal
ODWC J ALL
Gone Crazy in Alabama
Williams-Garcia, Rita
J F WIL
Gordon Parks : how the photographer captured black and white America
Weatherford, Carole Boston
J B PARKS
Hair love
Cherry, Matthew A.
ODWC E CHE
Hammering for freedom : the William Lewis story
Hubbard, Rita L.
J B LEWIS
Handimals : animals in art and nature
Daniele, Guido, 1950-
ODWC J 704.9 DAN
Happily ever afters
Bryant, Elise
YA F BRY
Harbor me
Woodson, Jacqueline
J F WOO
Harriet Tubman
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
J B TUBMAN
Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter
King, Shani Mahir
J 323.1196 KIN
He's got the whole world in his hands
Nelson, Kadir
ODWC E NEL
Henry Aaron: Baseball Great
Rennert, Richard Scott
ODWC J B AARON
Hey black child
Perkins, Useni Eugene
J 811.54 PER
Hidden Figures: the true story of four black women and the space race
Shetterly, Margot Lee
J 920 SHE
I Am Every Good Thing
Barnes, Derrick
E BAR
I am Harriet Tubman
Meltzer, Brad
J B TUBMAN
I am Jackie Robinson
Meltzer, Brad
J B ROBINSON
I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meltzer, Brad
J B KING
I am Oprah Winfrey
Meltzer, Brad
J B WINFREY
I am Rosa Parks
Meltzer, Brad
J B PARKS
I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings
Spires, Elizabeth.
ODWC J 811.54 SPI
I promise
James, LeBron
ODWC E JAM
I see the rhythm
Igus, Toyomi
ODWC J 780.89 IGU
Infinite hope : a Black artist's journey from World War II to peace
Bryan, Ashley
ODWC J B BRYAN
Instructions for dancing
Yoon, Nicola
YA F YOO
Inventing Victoria
Bolden, Tonya
YA F BOL
Ira's Shakespeare dream
Armand, Glenda
ODWC J 792.02 ARM
Jabari Tries
Cornwall, Gaia
ODWC E COR
Jackie Robinson: Baseball Great
Scott, Richard
ODWC J B ROBINSON
James Baldwin: Author
Rosset, Lisa
ODWC J B BALDWIN
Jesse Jackson: A Biography
McKissack, Patricia C.
ODWC J B JACKSON
Jesse Owens: Champion Athlete
Gentry, Tony.
ODWC J B OWENS
Joe Louis: Heavyweight Champion
Jakoubek, Robert
ODWC J B LOUIS
Josephine Baker: Entertainer
Schroeder, Alan.
ODWC J B BAKER
Jump at the sun
Williams, Alicia
J B HURSTON
Just like Martin
Davis, Ossie
ODWC J DAV
Kamala and Maya's big idea
Harris, Meena
ODWC E HAR
Kenya's song
Trice, Linda
ODWC E TRI
King & Kayla and the case of found Fred
Butler, Dori Hillestad
ER BUT
King & Kayla and the case of the lost tooth
Butler, Dori Hillestad
ER BUT
King & Kayla and the case of the unhappy neighbor
Butler, Dori Hillestad
ER BUT
King and Kayla and the case of the mysterious mouse
Butler, Dori Hillestad
ER BUT
Kneel
Buford, Candace
YA F BUF
Langston Hughes: Poet
Rummel, Jack.
ODWC J B HUGHES
Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Grimes, Nikki
J 811.54 GRI
Legendborn
Deonn, Tracy
YA F DEO
Claudette Colvin
Cline-Ransome, Lesa
J B COLVIN
Clean getaway
Stone, Nic
J F STO
Colin Powell: Military Leader
Brown, Warren
ODWC J B POWELL
Concrete rose
Thomas, Angie
YA F THO
Cornrows
Yarbrough, Camille
ODWC E YAR