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Children's Book Suggestions from NYC's Hue-Man

Logo_bigger  Hue-Man Bookstore, an independent book shop (and cafe) in Harlem, specializes in African American fiction and nonfiction. I follow the store's Twitter feed (@harlemspot), and recently asked for a few recommendations for children. Hue-Man suggested the following:

Ruby and The Booker Boys, a series for 7  to 11 year olds, written by Derrick Barnes, with illustrations by Vanessa Brantley Newton

Sallie Gal and the Wall-a-Kee Man, a middle-grade novel by Sheila P. Moses, with illustrations by Niki Daly 

Catwalk, a young-adult novel by Deborah Gregory 

Please, Baby Please,  a picture book written by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Thanks for the tips, Hue-Man!

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Thanks for the great suggestions! My classroom collection can ALWAYS use some more hues.

You're welcome, Mary Lee. I have fun with Twitter and "meeting" the book people there. I especially appreciate the independent stores like Hue-Man, Lemuria, the Red Balloon, Powell's, and so on; I feel like I know a little bit about their towns and local authors because of following the feeds.

Great Article! http://www.leeandlow.com an independent children’s book publisher specializing in diversity. It is so important to purchase books for children
that they could relate to. Check out the website I am sure you will be happy with the company and the books they offer.

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