Category Archives: African American Literature

The Banana-Leaf Ball by Katie Smith Milway

The Banana-Leaf Ball by Katie Smith Milway is book is based on a real refuge camp in East Africa and a boy whose life got better when the sport of soccer was introduced to the children. The coaches from the organization … Continue reading

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Olympic Collision: The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd by Kyle Keiderling

Olympic Collision: The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd by Kyle Keiderling the stories of two runners, who took very different paths to that fateful moment. Through exhaustive research and interviews with many people who worked with or were close … Continue reading

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As a Boy by Plan International

As a Boy by Plan International is a book with colorful images of boys as they live their daily lives. Is an inspiring story about boys and their families around the world. The reader learns that being a boy means having certain … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon and John Brant

The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon, and John Brant is the story of  Julius Achon, who was born in Uganda. The story follows Julius Achon who rose from nothing.  He grew up in a small village and … Continue reading

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