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  1. Seeds of Freedom, Hester Bass, E.B. Lewis
    $16.99

    Hester Bass and E.B. Lewis have once again collaborated to bring the world a beautiful book. Seeds of Freedom tells the true story of the peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama. Bass’s use of the present tense makes this emotional story resonate with readers. Lewis’s soft water color paintings create powerful impressions. Seeds is not the bitter pill that so many people familiar with stories of integration are accustomed to swallowing. It is a story without sides. It is a story that recognizes the wrongdoings of a society without pointing a finger and placing blame. It portrays peace instead of the sensational violence for which the integration of the South is so well known. Reading Seeds of Freedom will make you realize that there is a side of integration you haven’t heard. I am ashamed to say I did not know little Sonnie’s story. Although I knew about “sit‐ins," I never knew about “Blue Jean Sunday." Bass’s straightforward prose melds gently with Lewis’s art to create a book that should and will be known world‐wide.

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  2. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
    $8.99

    For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: to travel to Alaska to find others like themselves. But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn't know or understand; he's become property of the government he has been avoiding all his life. As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.

    "Alabama Moon" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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  3. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
    $8.99

    For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: to travel to Alaska to find others like themselves. But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn't know or understand; he's become property of the government he has been avoiding all his life. As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.

    "Alabama Moon" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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  4. Nothing Fancy about Kathryn & Charlie by Kerry Madden-Lunsford
    $19.95

    "Utterly charming!" --Hester Bass, author of The Secret World of Walter Anderson

    Nothing Fancy about Kathryn & Charlie is the true story of friendship between unlikely characters. Renowned Alabama journalist, author, and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham and self-taught folk artist and Tin Man Charlie Lucas found common ground in tomato sandwiches, treasure hunting, and comb playing on the lawn of the Selma Library. Their special bond has been beautifully captured in this tribute by author Kerry Madden-Lunsford and her artist daughter Lucy. In honor of Kathryn and Charlie, proceeds from Nothing Fancy will be donated to Kathryn's beloved Selma-Dallas County Public Library.

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  5. The Salvation of Miss Lucretia, Ted Dunagan
    $21.95

    Dunagan once again weaves a colorful tapestry depicting the lives and times of a segregated Alabama in the late 1940's. Miss Lucretia might be Dunagen's most vibrant character to date. Plenty of research was done to ensure that although she is a fictional character, her story has a basis in fact. He masterfully rolls a history lesson into a bewitching adventure. We get to enjoy young Ted and Poudlum's continued maturity and growth as two "good boys" as Uncle Curvin would say. I am happy to report that author Ted Dunagan is wrapping up a fifth book in this beloved series.

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  6. Trouble on the Tombigbee
    $21.95

    Trouble on the Tombigbee is Dunagan's third novel following the escapades of unlikely pals Ted and Poudlum. The duo take adventure and adversity well in stride during a time when an interracial friendship could cause almost as much of a stir as the Klu Klux Klan's latest shenanigans. After a brief separation when Ted's family moves away, the boys get together to catch up, fish, and explore their beloved Tombigbee River. As luck would have it the river has more than catfish floating in it's current.

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  7. Creepy Carrots
    $17.99

    Every rabbit loves carrots, especially Jasper Rabbit. His favorite carrots are the ones that come from Crackenhopper Field. He loves the carrots from this field so much that he stops and takes some every day. He then gets to the point where he takes them several times a day. He takes and takes and takes. One day, Jasper starts seeing creepy carrots everywhere. They follow him home, and before long he even sees them inside of his home! What will make the creepy carrots go away? Is it really all in Jasper’s head? Check out this cool tale from author Aaron Reynolds, and find out for yourself!

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  8. The Secret of the Satilfa, Ted Dunagan
    $21.95

    In The Secret of the Satilfa we pick up the story of Ted and his best friend Poudlum catching up and fishing during their Thanksgiving break. The boys have barely begun to settle down at camp before their trip is interrupted by fugitive bank robbers. No strangers to danger and adventure the boys must figure out how to escape and solve a riddle that will hopefully lead to a hidden treasure.

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  9. A Yellow Watermelon, Ted Dunnagan
    $17.95

    A Yellow Watermelon is author Ted Dunnagan's first book introducing us to the segregated South of the 1940's. Dunnagan writes about the adventures of Ted Dillion, a twelve year old white boy, and his gradual discovery of racial double standards in his hometown. Ted spends most of his long summer days playing where he shouldn't, thinking of how to get out of school in the upcoming fall, and wondering about why white and black people in his town don't mingle. Dunnagan uses colorful dialect and even more colorful characters to spin a story that doesn't just look at racism from one perspective.

    When Ted meets Jake, they develop an instant friendship despite their age and racial difference. Soon Ted is picking cotton on his uncle's farm and meets Poudlum, a twelve year old black boy. The two hit it off immediately and with Jake, get in over their heads in adventure. You can't imagine the trouble these three can conjure up. As you'll come to find out, the Tombigbee river plays a big role in this story and many more to come from Dunnagan.

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  10. Trosclair and the Alligator, Peter Huggins
    $16.95

    Be warned, if you're going to read Peter Huggins' Trosclair and the Alligator, prepare to read it again..and again..and probably at least one more time. Peter Huggins uses simple dialog and colorful characters to paint your little ones Fountaine Bayou. Trosclair and his little dog Ollie take a pirogue on adventures in the aptly names Bee Island Swamp. This story is almost as fun to look at as it is to read. Lindsey Gardiner blends a multitude of artistic styles to create a whimsical bayou and it's fearsome inhabitant, Gargantua the alligator. Although this story is a classic David and Goliath tale, colorful Cajun dialect and visually engaging illustrations blend together to make it a new favorite for young readers.

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