Esther M. Coleman Collection

The Esther M. Coleman Multicultural Children’s Literature Collection provides teachers and students with high quality, culturally conscious literature that accurately depicts the lives of children and young adults living in urban environments in the hope of finding new ways of thinking and knowing about themselves and others. These titles may be found in the Children's Room in the 3rd floor stacks of the Library.

On The Day I Was Born by Debbi Chocolate
Children's Room - Easy Reading C451 1995

Shortcut by Donald Crews
Children's Room - Easy Reading C86s 1992

Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
Children's Room - Easy Reading L51p 2005

Lies And Other Tall Tales by Zora Neale Hurston
Children's Room - Easy Reading 398.20976 M99 2005

Queen Of The Scene by Queen Latifah
Children's Room - Easy Reading 398.20976 M99 2005

Honey, I Love And Other Love Poems by Eloise Greenfield
Children's Room - Easy Reading 811 G83 1978

Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell
Children's Room - Easy Reading M58 1993

Ragtime Tumpie by Alan Schroeder
Children's Room - Easy Reading Sch7r 1989

Remember: The Journey To School Integration by Toni Morrison
Children's Room - Easy Reading 379.263 M83re 2004

Shadow by Marcia Brown
Children's Room - Easy Reading 841.912 C33 tB82 1982

Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel
Children's Room - Easy Reading K57 1989

Red Dog Blue Fly Football Poems by Sharon Bell Mathis
Children's Room - Easy Reading 811 M42 1991

Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
Children's Room - Easy Reading L5101 2002

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe
Children's Room - Easy Reading St4m 1987

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
Children's Room - Easy Reading 323 R182 2001

Dizzy by Jonah Winter
Children's Room - Easy Reading 788.9 W734 2006

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
Children's Room - Easy Reading 973.7115 W378 2006

Ellington Was Not A Street by Ntozake Shange
Children's Room - Easy Reading 811.54 Sh18 2004

A Million Fish…More Or Less by Patricia C. McKissack
Children's Room - Easy Reading M191mi 1996

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale Of A Vocal Virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Scat Cat Monroe
Children's Room - Easy Reading 781.65092 P656 2007

Picking Peas For A Penny by Angela Shelf Medearis
Children's Room - Easy Reading 973.0496073 M467 1993

A Weave of Words: An Armenian Tale by Robert D. San Souci
Children's Room - Juvenile 398.2 Sa589 1998

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Children's Room - Juvenile H675a 1991

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
Children's Room - Juvenile P756t 1998

Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
Children's Room - Juvenile P756th 1990

Pink And Say by Patricia Polacco
Children's Room - Juvenile P756p 1994

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco
Children's Room - Juvenile P756b 1993

Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco
Children's Room - Juvenile P756mr 2001

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco
Children's Room - Juvenile P756my 1994

The Longest Wait by Marie Bradley
Children's Room - Juvenile B727l 1998

Today Was A Terrible Day by Patricia Reilly Giff
Children's Room - Juvenile G36t 1984

Beyond The Ridge by Paul Goble
Children's Room - Juvenile G538 1993

The Long Road by Luis Garay
Children's Room - Juvenile G162 1997

Owl Eyes by Frieda Gates
Children's Room - Juvenile 398.209747 G22 1994

Dancing With Little Teddy: The Story Of Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, The First African-American Woman Surgeon General Of The United States by Rev. Chester Jones
Children's Room - Juvenile 610.92 J71 1996

Janna And The Kings by Patricia Smith
Children's Room - Juvenile Sm633 2003

Red Wolf Country by Jonathan London
Children's Room - Juvenile L846 r 1996

Tea With Milk by Allen Say
Children's Room - Juvenile Sa991 1999

Jamaica's Blue Marker by Juanita Havill
Children's Room - Juvenile H2996ja 1995

Adopted By The Eagles: A Plains Indian Story Of Friendship And Treachery by Paul Goble
Children's Room - Juvenile 398.2 G538 1994

Miss Tizzy by Libba Moore Gray
Children's Room - Juvenile G793 1993

Freedom's Fruit by William H. Hooks
Children's Room - Juvenile H764 1996

The Miracle Child: A Story From Ethiopia by Elizabeth Laird with Abba Aregawi Wolde Gabriel
Children's Room - Juvenile 281.70924 L144 1985

Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman
Children's Room - Juvenile H675b 1995

Let There Be Light: Poems And Prayers For Repairing The World by Jane Reskin Zalben
Children's Room - Juvenile 204.33 L56 2002

Circle Unbroken: The Story Of A Basket And Its People by Margot Theis Raven
Children's Room - Juvenile R196 2004

My Black Me: A Beginning Book Of Black Poetry by Arnold Adoff
Children's Room - Juvenile 811 M99 1994

Imani Has The Most Exciting Dream! by Sandra Epps
Children's Room - Juvenile Ep76 2005

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Children's Room - Juvenile W868th 2001

Do Like Kyla by Angela Johnson
Children's Room - Juvenile J62d 1990

When The Horses Ride By: Children In The Times Of War by Eloise Greenfield
Children's Room - Juvenile 811.54 G83 2006

It Takes A Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Children's Room - Juvenile C83 1993

He's Got the Whole World In His Hands by Kadir Nelson
Children's Room - Juvenile 782.42 N33 2005

Ali, Child Of The Desert by Jonathan London
Children's Room - Juvenile L846al 1997

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
Children's Room - Juvenile 323.092 G43 2005

Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry by Bebe Moore Campbell
Children's Room - Juvenile C152 2003

A Strawbeater's Thanksgiving by Irene Smalls
Children's Room - Juvenile Sm189s 1998

John Lewis In The Lead: A Story Of The Civil Rights Movement by Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson
Children's Room - Juvenile 323.092 H273 2006

The Wonder Child & Other Jewish Fairy Tales by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush
Children's Room - Juvenile 398.2089 Sch954 1996

God Bless The Child by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr.
Children's Room - Juvenile 782.42164 H717 2004

Festivals by Myra Cohn Livingston
Children's Room - Juvenile 811.54 L76 1996

Big Jabe by Jerdine Nolen
Children's Room - Juvenile N717 2000

This Is The Dream by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander
Children's Room - Juvenile 811.6 Sh78 2006

The Christmas Menorahs: How A Town Fought Hate by Janice Cohn, D.S.W.
Children's Room - Juvenile 305.892 C661 1995

Everett Anderson's 1 2 3 by Lucille Clifton
Children's Room - Juvenile C613 ev 1992

The Entrance Place Of Wonders: Poems Of The Harlem Renaissance by Daphne Muse
Children's Room - Juvenile 811.008 En85 2006

Ma Dear's Aprons by Patricia C. McKissack
Children's Room - Juvenile M217m 1997

Lake Of The Big Snake: An African Rain Forest Adventure by Issac Olalye
Children's Room - Juvenile Ol11 1998

The Treasure Chest: A Chinese Tale by Rosalind C. Wang
Children's Room - Juvenile 398.2 W18 1995

The Nightingale by Michael Bedard
Children's Room - Juvenile B390 1991

Mr. Williams by Karen Barbour
Children's Room - Juvenile 973.0496073 B23 2005

The Ghost Dance by Alice McLerran
Children's Room - Juvenile 811.54 M22 1995

African Stories by Robert Hull
Children's Room - Juvenile H877 1992

A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
Children's Room - Juvenile 331.88 M217 1989

Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Children's Room - Juvenile 792.8028 P65 1993

Sweet Music In Harlem by Debbie Taylor
Children's Room - Juvenile T2133 2004

Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
Children's Room - Juvenile L56b 1998

Happy To Be Nappy by Bell Hooks
Children's Room - Juvenile H76h 1999

The Road To Paris by Nikki Grimes
Children's Room - Juvenile G882 2006

Francie by Karen English
Children's Room - Juvenile En36 2002

Junebug by Alice Mead
Children's Room - Juvenile M461j 1997

Grandpa's Face by Eloise Greenfield
Children's Room - Juvenile G831g 1988

Girls Think Of Everything: Stories Of Ingenious Inventions By Women by Catherine Thimmeah
Children's Room - Juvenile 609.2273 T3482 2000

The Big Box by Toni Morrison with Slade Morrison
Children's Room - Juvenile M83bi 1999

When Marian Sang: The True Recital Of Marian Anderson by Pam Munoz Ryan
Children's Room - Juvenile 782.1 R952 2002

The Talking Eggs: A Folktale From The American South by Robert D. San Souci
Children's Room - Juvenile 398.210973 Sa589 1990

Talkin' About Bessie: The Story Of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes
Children's Room - Juvenile 629.13 G8821 2002

Nathaniel Talking by Eloise Greenfield
Children's Room - Juvenile 811.54 G831 1988

The Heidelberg Project: A Street Of Dreams by Linda K. McLean
Children's Room - Juvenile 709.77434 M22 2007

Dancing In The Wings by Debbie Allen
Children's Room - Juvenile Al533 2003

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince And His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Children's Room - Juvenile 781.65 P65 2007

Swimmer by Shelley Gill
Children's Room - Juvenile G410 1995

To See With The Heart: The Life Of Sitting Bull by Judith St. George
Children's Room - Juvenile 978.004 St10 1996

Money Hungry by Sharon G. Flake
Children's Room - Juvenile F599m 2001

The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Children's Room - Juvenile C94w 1995

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Children's Room - Juvenile P219s 2001

Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary: A Biography by Walter Dean Myers
Children's Room - Young Adult 320.54 X1 M992 1993

Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
Children's Room - Young Adult D7912c 2006

In My Place by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Children's Room - Young Adult 070.92 H91 1993

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