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Works

Never Stop Singing

Melody and her friends get together to show their community that kids can be part of social change, too!

No Ordinary Sound

Fairness and equality for all people are music to Melody Ellison's ears.

A lesson for Martin Luther King Jr.

When Dr. King was a boy, he learned something from a friendship that he never forgot.

A Matter of Souls

This stirring collection of short stories considers the souls of black men and women across centuries and continents.

Dare To Dream...Change the World

From Jonas Salk to Martha Graham, thirty of our nation's most prestigious poets focus their creative vision on people who not only changed their own lives, but the lives of people all over the world.

Cecile's Gift

Every person is special, Cecile learns. But what, exactly, is the gift she has to offer her family and her beloved city of New Orleans?

Ma Dear’s Old Green House


Cousins, cousins everywhere! What are summers like at Ma Dear’s house ? They’re full of fun... until the cousins get an unexpected surprise.

The Adventures of Midnight Son


In the midst of the approaching Civil War, Midnight Son’s parents make the dangerous decision to help him escape from the Texas plantation where they are all held as slaves. Alone, frightened, but determined to be free, Midnight finds himself in Mexico. There, he learns to build a new life: as a friend, as a cowboy, and as a free man.