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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! 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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