Recommended Books for After-School Programs, Grades 4-5
(Adapted from After-School Curriculum Guide, Children's Defense Fund: Washington D.C., 1999. Used with permission. This permission does not imply endorsement by the Children's Defense Fund.)
These books are recommended by the Children's Defense Fund and have been identified as especially appropriate for Black and Latino children.
September: I Can Make a Difference in My ...Self.
The Best School Year Ever, by Barbara Robinson.
Regina's Dream, by Gillian Leggat.
October: Fall Fest
The Gold Cadillac, by Miram Moore and Penny Taylor.
Koya Delany and the Good Girl Blues, by Eloise Greenfield.
November: I Can Make a Difference in My . . . FAMILY.
The Kwanzaa Contest, by Barbara Robinson.
Themba, by Margaret Sacks.
December: Winter Wonderland
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson.
Crafts for Kwanzaa, by Kathy Ross.
Kwanzaa, by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate.
January: I Can Make a Difference in My . . . COMMUNITY.
The Friendship, by Mildred Taylor.
Julian, Secret Agent, by Ann Cameron.
February: Legacy of Love.
Crafts for Valentine's Day, by Kathy Ross.
A Pocketful of Goobers, by Barbara Mitchell.
Wilma Rudolph: Champion Athlete, by Tom Biracree.
March: I Can Make a Difference in My . . . COUNTRY.
Mary McLeod Bethune: Voice of Black Hope, by Milton Meltzer.
A Pony for Jeremiah, by Robert H. Miller.
April: Spring Fling.
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns, by Mary Quattlebaum.
Whose Side Are You On?, by Emily More.
May: I Can Make a Difference in My . . . WORLD.
Juan Bobo, by Carmen Bernier-Grand.
Talking Walls: The Stories Continue, by Margy Burns Knight.