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PimaLib_JeanSC said:

Gabriel, a 12-year-old white boy, and Meriwether, a Black World War II veteran, develop a friendship in the Jim Crow South -- a friendship that shows Gabriel…

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Rocket Says Look Up!

I loved the illustrations in this book, especially the facial expressions on the different characters.
PimaLib_TeneciaP said:

I loved the illustrations in this book, especially the facial expressions on the different characters. I loved Rocket's fabulous 'do! I loved that Rocket's…

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Bully Awareness Workshop

Sep 4th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
This workshop will equip children with the tools they need to successfully walk away safely from bullies.

Yoga for Stress

Sep 7th | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join this class to calm your mind, stretch your muscles gently, open joints, and learn soothing breath work.

Xerocraft Presents: 3D Printing

Sep 14th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn the basics of 3-D printing and how to build 3-D objects. Come to Dunbar Cultural Center (at 325 W 2nd St) and have some fun!

The Heirloom Seeds of Africa

Sep 30th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Seeds carried from Africa & the Caribbean by enslaved peoples, were instrumental in the story of African American survival and independence.

True Stories of Wrongful Conviction

The recent Emmy nominated "When They See Us" is based on the true story of 5 young Black men wrongly convicted for a rape in Central Park.
PimaLib_TeneciaP said:

The flow of Derrick Barnes + the distinctive artistic touch of Vanessa Brantley-Newton = an upbeat joyous book about a beautiful young Black King who is…

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Read The Arizona Gleam Historic Newspaper Online

Did you know there was a female, African-American owned newspaper in Phoenix that was published from 1929 to 1937? Read the archive here.

Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison, author of timeless works like Beloved and The Bluest Eye, has died. Read about her life.

No More Bullying!

What Is Bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
PimaLib_TeneciaP said:

This book is part of an empowerment series and I am loving it! This particular book celebrates overcoming fear and discovering new wonderful things - a…

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PimaLib_JenM said:

I'd be surprised if you haven't seen this yet, but just in case you haven't, it's worth it! The relationships are real and can be heartbreaking as well…

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Legendary Photo Archive of African-American Life

The "archive of record for black America from immediately after the Second World War probably until the 1970s or early ’80s” to be saved.

Books by Black Authors Adapted to Film

...or, you loved the movie so I believe you will love the book!
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