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Day 8 of 29 Celebrating Black Children’s Books – The Adventures of Amilya Rose by Chavonne Stewart

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Day8_bannerChavonneStewartAuthor Chavonne Stewart is a native of Georgia, but has lived in North Carolina & Upstate New York.  Her blog, “Real Conversation 4 Real People,” ( is an exploration of culture through conversation, without the restraints of political correctness. Chavonne holds an MS in Management from Troy University and a BA in History from Kennesaw State University. She enjoys history, DIY shows, traveling, reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.



The Adventures of Amilya Rose
by Chavonne Stewart

AmilyaRosePaperback: 26 pages
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The Adventures of Amilya Rose is a fictional series for young readers based on the life experiences of American author Chavonne Stewart. This series chronicles the adventures of a young school girl from a small town in Georgia. Amilya Rose always has good intentions when she begins an adventure, but she soon hits roadblocks. Young readers will learn valuable lessons along with Amilya Rose as she shares her experiences along the way.


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Day 7 of 29 Celebrating Black Children’s Books – Tale of the Vanishing Buffalo by Jomo W. Mutegi

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Day7_bannerVanishingBuffalTale of the Vanishing Buffalo

Paperback: 44 pages
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In Tale of the Vanishing Buffalo, join Birlus and Brandi as The Sankofa Bird takes them back in time to a period where the buffalo reigned. Learn how this mighty ruler of the plains, which once numbered in the millions, was brought nearly to extinction.

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Day 6 of 29 Celebrating Black Children’s Books – Nelson Beats The Odds
 by Ronnie Sidney, II

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NelsonBeatsTheOddsNelson Beats The Odds
by Ronnie Sidney, II

Paperback: 32 pages
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Nelson use to think school was all about playing around and talking with his friends. When Nelson learns that he has been placed in Special Education, he fears being teased. Consequently, he keeps his learning disability and ADHD diagnosis a secret. With the encouragement of his parents and assistance from Mrs. T., his Special Education teacher, Nelson pushes the boundaries and discovers his potential.

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Day 5 of 29 Celebrating Black Children’s Books – Ellis and The Magic Mirror by Cerece Rennie Murphy

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Ellis and The Magic Mirror
by Cerece Rennie Murphy
Illustrator Gregory Garay

Paperback: 37 pages
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Ellis and The Magic Mirror is about a young boy who finds a magic mirror and discovers that there is a secret society of trolls hiding out at his school that is trying to prevent children from learning.  The book takes readers on an action-packed adventure as Ellis, his best friend, Toro, and his little sister, Freddye head deep into the forest to solve the mystery of the mischievous trolls.

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Day 1 of 29 Celebrating Black Children’s Books – Superstar Me: Adanna and the Dog Star by Dale Wells-Marshall

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Dale Wells-Marshall is a mother to two beautiful children, and an educator of 13 years’ experience, in both Primary and Junior High School. She is a Naturalista, children’s event planner, mompreneur and author.

Empowering children has forever been her passion and purpose.  Through creative extracurricular programs and summer camps, she has done just that over the years.

Often, she can be found on a sandy beach, immersed in the beautiful waters of her home in The Bahamas; or stargazing underneath a starry sky.

She loves writing, science,  reading, public speaking and nature.


SuperstarMeSuperstar Me:
Adanna and the Dog Star
by Dale Wells-Marshall

Paperback: 60 pages
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Adanna Anderson is a 10-year-old island girl from Andros. She has the sun in her skin and stars in her eyes. Adanna explores Androsian pine forests, dreams of space travel and loves stargazing on her sandy beach backyard with her dad. Daddy is a genius and her best friend. But, when he mysteriously disappears at sea, Adanna is heartbroken and devastated!

To make things even worse, Adanna starts to feel like an ugly “nobody”, thanks to some mean kids at school.  Will daddy ever come back home? Can the help of a few friends from beyond Adanna’s wildest dreams, rescue her from drowning in sadness?

Join Adanna, as she discovers a secret about herself that is more spectacular than she could have ever imagined! The truth will change her world AND YOURS forever!



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The Big Move by Latoyoua Topping

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LatoyouaToppingLatoyoua Gammage-Topping is a Navy wife and mother. At the age of twenty-seven, she took on the role of raising her younger brother. Since then, she has experienced four deployments and has relocated three times.  She has a bachelor of science from Virginia State University and is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in health service administration from Strayer University. She is the social media administrator at the local health department. She’s also a mentor to young girls at her church.




The Big Move
by Latoyoua Topping

Paperback: 24 pages
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The book points out challenges that children will face when relocating. It focuses on the key importance of talking about feelings, adjusting to changes, and making new friends. Amira has to move due to her dad’s promotion in the military. Although she’s having a hard time with the move, her parents are very supportive in helping her adjust to the new move.


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The Adventures of Princess Summer by Crystal McKnight

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CrystalMcKnightCrystal McKnight was born and raised in Ahoskie, North Carolina. She holds a bachelor of arts in dramatic arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her college career, Crystal fell in love with writing after being exposed to an array of literary works, which inspired her to put her pen to paper. Although she continued to wrte throughout her college career, it wasn’t until she became a mother that she decided to write a children’s book. After earning her master’s in education, she became the center director of the Sylvan Learning Center in Durham.

She is the mother of two beautiful girls, Summer and Savannah, and the wife to a supportive husband, Anthony. Her daughters loved The Adventures of Princess Summer so much that she felt it was only right to share it with the world. Crystal’s goal is to inspire children to read books, learn, and cultivate their imaginations through this story and future publications.

TheAdventuresOfPrincessSummerThe Adventures of Princess Summer
by Crystal McKnight

Paperback: 18 pages
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Princess Summer is a bubbly, loving little girl with everything at her fingertips—as long as she stays within the palace walls. She longs to explore the land of Savannah, which sits beyond her castle, outside the golden gates. Seems simple enough—but not according to her parents’ rules. Princess Summer is not allowed to leave the castle. But when boredom strikes and magic comes to the rescue, anything is possible. Journey with Princess Summer as she explores the land of Savannah with her newfound magic.



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