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ok, since they have laptops (a 7 yr old and 13 yr old) thanx to their other aunty, I want to get them books...

the 7 y.o. is reading/has read the "Wimpy Kid Diary" voraciously....need a new subject, and nothing to dark, i.e. Percy and the Olympians

the 13 y.o. is hardly reading anything, unless its on facebook (yeah, I know *sigh*)

saw on amazon an african american series called Bluford H.S.? anyone heard about it?
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[quote="jewellthief"]ok, since they have laptops (a 7 yr old and 13 yr old) thanx to their other aunty, I want to get them books...

the 7 y.o. is reading/has read the "Wimpy Kid Diary" voraciously....need a new subject, and nothing to dark, i.e. Percy and the Olympians

the 13 y.o. is hardly reading anything, unless its on facebook (yeah, I know *sigh*)

saw on amazon an african american series called Bluford H.S.? anyone heard about it?[/quote]

Yes my students will NOT put those books down. I think I can locate a site where they were for just a dollar. The class was so quiet I got pissed at them Laughing
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[color=blue]Lil Suggah LOVES these books. She just finished the 2nd & is frantic for the 3rd, titled 'Ashes'.[/color]

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[i]At the start of the Revolutionary War, Isabel is sold to a cruel loyalist family, even though she has been promised freedom by her former owner. Soon faced with the choice of working for or against the British, Isabel chooses to work with anyone who can help her.If an entire nation could seek its freedom,why not a girl?As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual. [/i]

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[i]In this sequel to "Chains," Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles.[/i]
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You didn't said BOy or girl?

Looking for my son's read list. There was some great title on that list. but it has been a while.

if you have not look here. There are some good ones.
http://www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/index.html?http%3A//www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/Children_s_Folktales.html&CatalogBody

WE as parents and family members for get what it likes to read what we like and not always what others think we should be reading.

I've found out that it is best to let them pick their own books. Even if the books are a bit advanced.

Boys love fantasy, sports, Adventure. Also be sure to included comics books. it is not always what they read as to the facts they are reading.
Don't forget to get some audio books stars wars for example? There more to the story line then the three movies.

Holes, The Chocolate wars. Dog years, African American Folktales, dead men don't talk, Anansi the spider, Some where in the Darkness ,Brainstorm
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Jade, the 7 y.o. is in my avatar pic....
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There is a little AFRikan little girl series, but i 'm still looking

The Magic Skateboard, Rebels Against Slavery, Cheekie, Three Negro Classics, Black Pioneers,
Dennmark Vesey, Three Classic African American Novels,+The Heroic Slave, clotel,and Our King,


Seven>>>
Bury My Bones But keep My words, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Basement,
The MOst Wonderful King, Shake it to the one that you love the best, Beat The Story Drum, Nightjohn,
Sarny, The Good Negress
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kat, post that link!
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My daughter is 14 and reads all the time. I mean literally Laughing

She read the Bluford series and I just got her the Carter house girls series for Christmas. I ordered thos books from Amazon. The books have a strong Christian undertone but not too overwhelming.

My daughter reads a lot of books that have too much drama in them for me sometimes Laughing But overall the books she reads are very appropriate. She read the Pretty Little Liars series, The Clique series.

Another author that she reads is Sharon Draper. Check Amazon out, because the books have reviews. That's how I find out what books to buy for her. And also I have just started making her write reviews on Amazon as well.

As far as the 7 year old...I'm not too sure. I bought my daughter a lot of Junie B Jones, books, Amelia Badelia and started reading her on Judy Blume books too. But if your seven year old is a boy, he may not like that Laughing What about the Goosebumps series for him?
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JT, I forgot to respond to your question. Stop by my girl's spot and drop her a note requesting recommendations.
http://blackparenting.blogspot.com/2010/11/positive-images-multicultural-books-and.html
http://blackparenting.blogspot.com/
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One of my favorite books for kids is 'Raptor Red'
Hatchet, Brian's Winter,


Seven>
Phillips Hall Likes me, I love my hair, Blaker then Berry, Bronzeville Boys and Girls, A crow Doesn't need a Shadow'
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There it is?
lol I'm talking to my self. lol lol

The American Girl series
http://store.americangirl.com/agshop/html/thumbnail/id/236/uid/130

Addy Walker

Addy and her mother make a terrifying journey north, holding fast to their dream that the war will end and one day, their family will be together again in freedom. Author: Connie Porter. Paperback. 88 pages.

First in a series of six historical books filled with inspiring lessons of compassion, courage, and friendship. Addy’s entire book set includes: Meet Addy; Addy Learns a Lesson; Addy’s Surprise; Happy Birthday, Addy!; Addy Saves the Day; and Changes for Addy.
Awards

* The Addy Book Series is the winner of the 1994 Book of the Year, Blackboard African American Best Sellers, Inc.
* Winner of the 1994 Children's Choice Award, Book Council/International Reading Association


Yea ! yea yea!, lol it a bit Bougie. just like me. lol lol
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The 13 year old one should enjoy these.

Ear, Eye, and Arm

Narrnia

Mask of the Sorceror

The Gtori Trilogy

Dustland: The Juctice Cyde

The Han Solo Trilogy

The Otherland Sagg

Another really great book >>> The Cleric Quintet

Drizzt

Ben Carson's Books

'Salvatore' books are always a good find


I had a golden rule. you can never leave the house without a book, and you have to read a book a week and tell me about it, i read some of the book so that my son could not cheat. He never knew which part i was going to ask about. Reading a review about a book didn't help him one bit?
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Something that is a lot of fun are the Brain Quest cards.

http://www.brainquest.com/


Black History
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=brain+quest+black+history&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=1103558981&ref=pd_sl_615g3binfm_b
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Hatchet
Brian's Winter,


Phillip Hall Likes Me
I love my hair


Author Virginia Hamilton


Blacker the Berry



Wild Wild Hair
Pretty Brown Faces
Grandpa is Every thing Black Bad


Book Adventure.com
Teenreads.com
Guysread.com


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[quote="shadow777"]Hatchet
Brian's Winter,


I love my hair


Author Virginia Hamilton


Blacker the Berry


A Crow Does'nt need a Shadow..
"wait every one needs a shadow. , lol lol

Corn Row's
Wild Wild Hair
Pretty Brown Faces
Grandpa is Every thing Black Bad


Book Adventure.com
Teenreads.com
Guysread.com[/quote]
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Octavia E Butler books are mainly for mature readers, but if you think he can handle them, her series are a great.


To be a slave'
When Dinosaurs ruled the basement'
The Magic Skateboard"
Denmark Vesey"
Dog years"
Rebels against Slavery"
Somewhere in the Darkness
Dead Men don't talk'
African American Folktales
Wake up to the Nightmares"
Cheekie'

Lol Lol In Search of the Far Side lol l
Gary Lawson

my favorite Series has to be Calvin and Hobbs, if there even was a reason to send your kids off to a boarding school in Denmark?
This kid has to be the poster child for that reason?. lol lol


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Blame the Rum for the repeats!

A lot of schools has Goosebumbs. if not, they are fun books.

Don't leave out the classics?
Moby Dick. Three Muskteers
The Prince

Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier, Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science;

Ok Ok ok' here are some sports ones he should like?

Last Shot, Playing without a Ball, Tangerine, The Outside Shot, Vampire Academy,
Bull Catcher

The Perfect Shot
Rucker Park Setup


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Martin Luther Birthday reading>>


Fifty Famous People - A book of short stories, which you can read online

The Negro in the Civil War

Black Abolitionists

Blessing the Boats

African American First'

Black First

Hands on the Freedom Plow

'Freshwater Road'


"Education is what you learn in Books, And nobody know's you know it, but your teacher"
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Ruth and the Green Book


From School Library Journal
Gr 1-4–Ruth's father just bought a beautiful new 1952 Buick, making it a big day for this African-American family. They are going from Chicago to Alabama to visit Grandma. Ruth is very excited to be traveling, but the family encounters “whites only” restrooms, hotels, and restaurants along the way. It's very discouraging and sometimes scary, but they learn that some friendly faces may be found at local Esso stations, which are among the few franchises open to black businessmen. At a station near the Georgia border, they are introduced to Victor H. Green's The Negro Motorist Green Book, an early AAA guidebook of sorts that listed establishments or homes that would serve African Americans–be it for general services, housing, or meals. Ruth eventually becomes the Green Book specialist in the family, helping to guide them to an auto-repair shop or an inn that would welcome them. But, the best part of the trip is finally arriving at Grandma's, as illustrated by the loving expressions on all faces. A one-page concluding summary discusses the importance of The Green Book, which was in use from 1936-1964, when the Civil Rights Act was finally signed, banning racial discrimination. The realistic illustrations are done in oil wash on board, a self-described “subtractive process.” The picture is painted, then erased to “paint” the final product. Overall, there is a sepialike quality to the art, giving the impression of gazing at old color photos. This is an important addition to picture book collections, useful as a discussion-starter on Civil Rights or as a stand-alone story.–Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CAα(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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The Lemeny Snicket series is also good!
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