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  • 5 stars across 6 books
    Derrick Barnes , a graduate of Jackson State University, is the author of eight books, including the popular series Ruby and the Booker Boys. He also wrote best-selling copy for Hallmark as the first African American male staff writer for the company. Barnes resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and four sons.

    Gordon C. James , a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, is a nationally recognized, award-winning fine artist specializing in figurative drawing. He is the illustrator of the Scraps of Time children's book series. He has worked for Hallmark as an illustrator and artist and has taught at the University of North Carolina. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    1st September 2020

    I Am Every Good Thing

    I am a nonstop ball of energy. Powerful and full of light. I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader. The conf... More

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    26th October 2017

    Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

    Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers A Newbery Honor Book A Caldecott Honor Book A Coretta Scott King ... More

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    1st July 2008

    Trivia Queen

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    1st July 2008

    Brand New School

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    2nd July 2019

    The King of Kindergarten

    The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head - like a cr... More

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    2nd April 2020

    King of the Classroom

    Starting kindergarten is a big milestone - and the hero of this story is ready to make his mark! He's dressed himself, e... More

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      I Am Every Good Thing

      An incredibly important picture book that shouts to black boys that they are worthy, valued and most definitely loved.

      There is a young black boy....

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