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Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles (2001)

Set in Halleluia, Mississippi, Ruby is not happy to be left behind when her grandmother goes to Hawaii for the summer, but she soon learns she has things she is needed for there.

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood (2012)

Set in a Mississippi town in 1964, this noveltackles issues of segregation and the Civil Rights Movement.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (2004)

Unlike many other Black families in Mississippi during the Great Depression, Cassie Logan’s family owns a farm. They struggle against racism in many forms.


M Is For Magnolia: A Mississippi Alphabet Book (Discover America State by State) by Michael Shoulders and illusrated by Rick Anderson (2003)

Mississippi (Hello U.S.A.) by Anna Ready (2002)

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