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Glyph
3.83
One of the best laugh out loud books I have ever read on a plane (or anywhere else). Ralph is a baby genius that epitomizes the phrase "silence is gol ...more
Jan 2004
Nov 01, 2009
 
Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact
3.70
The art of storytelling again explained beautifully and sensibly by Annette Simmons
Jan 2008
Jan 06, 2009
 
Visiting Day
4.16
This is a realistic story about a part of many children's lives. Visiting a relative in prison is something that many children have to do and this sto ...more
Sep 2002
Jun 27, 2007
 
Seen It All and Done the Rest
3.94
Pearl Cleage writes about change and transition. I like that. All Back women are not stationary and Cleage shows us that world in her West End novels. ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves
4.30
Recently, I read this book again I thought about Kat Williams stand-up commentary about the tigers in the zoo being so confined. He kept saying "But I ...more
Jan 1985
Nov 01, 2009
 
"I'm Late": the Story of LaNeese and Moonlight and Alisha Who Didn't Have Anyone of Her Own
3.43
Pregnant for all the wrong reasons. The hope that the star football player will love you forever or the need to be loved by someone since no one in yo ...more
Jan 2006
Nov 01, 2009
 
Bird
4.13
A realistic and most beautiful tale of a young boy that has lost his grandfather and is blessed to have his grandfather's friend to mentor him, while ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 01, 2009
 
Coming on Home Soon
4.03
Jacqueline Woodson tells the story that lets the U.S. know that Rosie the Riveter was not only white but she came in every beautiful shade of brown. T ...more
Nov 2004
Jun 27, 2007
 
When Rain Clouds Gather
3.84
I didn't think it was possible for rain clouds to gather on a daily basis and never a drop of rain. A story of hope, new beginnings, and pain. The tea ...more
Jan 1997
Jul 06, 2007
 
Solibo Magnificent
3.68
The art of storytelling is alive and well but in Chamoiseau's tale the storyteller has done the ultimate -- he has become a magnificent tale. A story ...more
Sep 1999
Jun 27, 2007
 
The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling
3.71
A great tool to have in your library if you are part of leading a company or organization. Simmons does a marvelous job gathering stories that really ...more
Sep 2001
Jun 27, 2007
 
No! That's Wrong!
3.99
Books published in the United States for children are under so many guards that our children really don't have the opportunity to freely soar with the ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 01, 2009
 
Frindle
3.76
Got a dictionary? Drop it and pick up Frindle. This is a teacher's nightmare as well as dream. A humorous story of a child that decided to be an indiv ...more
Sep 2005
Jun 27, 2007
 
Chess Rumble
4.14
I have to attach this book to Zeta Elliott's BIRD because they are both realistic tales about young Black boys that are needing to reach out to someth ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 01, 2009
 
The Story of Jumping Mouse
4.05
The journey of a little mouse that displays unconditional love. A great tale to include in your storytelling collection.
not set
Feb 13, 2008
 
American Desert
3.67
If you pick up this book put on your seat belt also. Percival Everett's sense of humor and commentary is hilarious and not for the faint of heart, min ...more
Jan 2004
Nov 01, 2009
 
Baby Brother's Blues
3.89
Should have read this one first between SEEN IT ALL AND DONE THE REST but oh well. The first story that takes place in Atlanta's West End-- a decent B ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
Zahrah the Windseeker
4.05
This African fantasy tale smoothly flows, intertwines, and vibrates the originality of Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu. Zahrah is the heroic protagonist that is ...more
not set
Nov 03, 2013
 
The Brassman's Secret
5.00
A story that celebrates a part of the Ghanaian culture.
not set
Jun 19, 2008
 
I and I: Bob Marley
4.26
I believe that we don't have enough biographies on monumental Blacks and this one is an ABOUT TIME book. Bob Marley is more musically famous than Mich ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 01, 2009
 
A Mercy
3.61
Toni Morrison has created a novel that gives different viewpoints that enriched the reader through a storyteller motif. It is early in the American li ...more
Feb 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
The Supernaturalist
3.84
A futuristic world that follows a young male protagonist that escapes from an orphanage that is run by science laboratories that use the children as t ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 06, 2009
 
Little Night
3.98
Yuyi Morales' illustrations and words flow together through the pages of this spirit filled nocturnal tale of Mother Sky and her daughter, Little Nigh ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 08, 2009
 
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan
4.19
Having heard the story from a friend that is one of these lost boys, this picture book of the Lost Boys of Sudan is a beautiful tribute to their journ ...more
Jan 2007
Feb 08, 2009
 
Dread and Alive
5.00
A refreshing new tale that connects the adventure between Jamaica and the U.S. A Black super hero that inherits his warrior spirit. Da Silva pulls gra ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2012
 
Babylon Sisters
3.90
Pearl Cleage has created another West End story that is NOT a "Peyton Place" but a warm community that reflects the lives of strong women. Long lost l ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2012
 
Forest of the Pygmies (Eagle and Jaguar, #3)
3.71
What may not be believed does not mean that it does not exist. Nadia (Eagle) and Alexander (Jaquar) are on another adventure. This time they are in Ea ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
A is for Salad
4.10
I am a little addicted to alphabet books. This one is so humorous and thought provoking that it makes a child linger on each page to figure it all out ...more
not set
Feb 08, 2009
 
47
3.68
There is no mystery to this young adult novel created by one of the best mystery writers. A science fiction tale with the setting as slavery and the p ...more
Jul 2005
Jun 24, 2007
 
From the Bellybutton of the Moon/Del ombligo de la luna: And Other Summer Poems/Y otros poemas de verano
3.76
Another great contribution by Francisco X. Alarcon. Every elementary classroom should invite his books in so that they can tickle the tongues and warm ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 08, 2009
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