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For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960
In an account of the friendship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, readers get a glimpse into the shared bond between two great American leaders during a turbulent time in history
Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music.
Trosclair ignores his father's warning about Gargantua, the rogue alligator living in nearby Bayou Fontaine, and heads off into Bee Island Swamp to hunt for turtle eggs
When D.J.'s sister is chosen to be queen at a debutante ball, D.J.'s grandfather gives him and his cousin lessons in etiquette so that they can be her pages
Although he does not want to go at first, D.J. has a good time and learns a lot when he joins his mother and godmother at the annual jazz festival in New Orleans
On Mardi Gras seven-year-old D.J. experiences the excitement of being a page to the queen in the Zulu parade, the oldest black parade in New Orleans