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A Journey on Cane River. Reprinted by permission of Lalita Tademy. ©2001 Lalita Tademy.

Five Garbage Bags and a Dream. Reprinted by permission of Darrell Jerome Andrews. ©2002 Darrell Jerome Andrews.

Something Unbelievable. Reprinted by permission of Mary A. Spio. ©2003 Mary A. Spio.

Miz Moore. Reprinted by permission of E. Joyce Moore. ©2003 E. Joyce Moore.

Living History. Reprinted by permission of Gary K. Farlow. ©2003 Gary K. Farlow.

White Water. Reprinted by permission of Jayme Washington Smalley. ©1998 Jayme Washington Smalley.

FunTown. Reprinted by permission of Yolanda King and Elodia Tate. ©2003 Yolanda King and Elodia Tate.

The Day I Walked and Walked. Reprinted by permission of Ahmon’dra (Brenda) McClendon. ©2003 Ahmon’dra (Brenda) McClendon.

Ripples in the Pond. Reprinted by permission of Tyrone Dawkins. ©2001 Tyrone Dawkins.

Black Children DO Read! Reprinted by permission of Wade Hudson. ©2002 Wade Hudson.

The Lady at the Bus Stop. Reprinted by permission of Evelyn Palfrey. ©2003 Evelyn Palfrey.

Over the Wall. Reprinted by permission of Linda Coleman-Willis. ©2003 Linda Coleman-Willis.

On Becoming a Farmer. Reprinted by permission of R. Jenée Walker, M.D. ©2002 R. Jenée Walker, M.D.

Colin Powell Letter reprinted by permission of the Department of State.

What Black History Means to Me. Reprinted by permission of John Lewis Horton. ©1992 John Lewis Horton.

Remembering Eric. Reprinted by permission of Tracy Clausell-Minor. ©2003 Tracy Clausell-Alexander.

My Father’s Son. Reprinted by permission of Mel Donalson. ©1999 Mel Donalson.

Denied the Prize. Reprinted by permission of Herchel Eugene Newman. ©2003 Herchel Eugene Newman.

In Sickness and in Health. Reprinted by permission of Dorothy Corrine Randle. ©2002 Dorothy Corrine Randle.

The Letter. Reprinted by permission of Bill Holton. ©1999 Bill Holton.

We of One Blood. Reprinted by permission of Tracy Price-Thompson. ©2002 Tracy Price-Thompson.

Where’s My Notebook? Reprinted by permission of John Wesley Stewart, Jr. ©2003 John Wesley Stewart, Jr.

It Runs in the Family. Reprinted by permission of Jarralynne Fletcher Agee. ©2003 Jarralynne Fletcher Agee.

Fried Chicken and Collared Greens. Reprinted by permission of Thyonne Gordon. ©2003 Thyonne Gordon.

Rusty Feet. Reprinted by permission of Landis Y. Lain. ©2003 Landis Y. Lain.

Walking to Wisdom. Reprinted by permission of Miiky Cola. ©2003 Miiky Cola.

Not Gone Yet. Reprinted by permission of Michelle Gipson. ©2003 Michelle Gipson.

Bad News. Excerpted from Bad News and One Game. From My Life by Earvin “Magic” Johnson with William Novak. ©1992 June Bug Enterprises; pp. 249–300.

Hand-Me-Down Love. Reprinted by permission of Greg Franklin. ©2003 Greg Franklin.

The Fragile Eight. Reprinted by permission of Isabel Bearman Bucher. ©2003 Isabel Bearman Bucher.

A Hardworking Man’s Hands. Reprinted by permission of Farrah Gray. ©2004 by Farrah Gray.

Light at the End of the Tunnel. Reprinted by permission of Leslie Esdaile-Banks. ©2003 Leslie Esdaile-Banks.

And, He Looks Just Like Me. Reprinted by permission of Ahmon’dra (Brenda) McClendon. ©2003 Ahmon’dra (Brenda) McClendon.

Excuse Me, Who’s Just Another Statistic? Reprinted by permission of Minister Mary Edwards. ©2000 Minister Mary Edwards.

Who’s That Calling My Name? Reprinted by permission of Vici Howard-Prayitno. ©2002 Vici Howard-Prayitno.

Mother-and-Son Moment. Reprinted by permission of Tinisha Nicole Johnson. ©2003 Tinisha Nicole Johnson.

Black ’n’ White Snapshots. Reprinted by permission of Judy Belk. ©2001 Judy Belk. Published in Xavier Review, Spring 2002.

I’m Coming Out. Reprinted by permission of Nicole Hodges Persley. ©2003 Nicole Hodges Persley.

The Skin We’re In. Reprinted by permission of Dominique Morisseau. ©2004 Dominique Morisseau.

Lord, When Will This Journey End? Reprinted by permission of Myrtle Peterson. ©1999 Myrtle Peterson.

Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black? Reprinted by permission of RuNett Nia Ebo. ©1994 RuNett Nia Ebo.

Majority of One. Reprinted by permission of Lisa R. Helem. ©2003 Lisa R. Helem.

Disappearing Strands. Reprinted by permission of Valerie M. McNeal. ©2002 Valerie M. McNeal.

You Go, Salt-and-Pepper. Reprinted by permission of Carol Ross-Burnett. ©2002 Carol Ross-Burnett.

Sister, I’m Sorry. Reprinted by permission of Gregory Jerome Huskisson. ©2002 Gregory Jerome Huskisson.

I Am. Reprinted by permission of Anthony Marquis Moore. ©2003 Anthony Marquis Moore.

More Alike Than Different. Reprinted by permission of Mary Cornelia Van Sant. ©2003 Mary Cornelia Van Sant.

The Nod. Reprinted by permission of Kim Louise Whiteside. ©2003 Kim Louise Whiteside.

Soothing the Soul of Racism. Reprinted by permission of Ta’Shia Asanti. ©2001 Ta’Shia Asanti.

My Mother’s Gift. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publisher Inc. ©1992 Les Brown Unlimited, Inc.

Cold Hands, Warm Heart. Reprinted by permission of Karen Waldman, Ph.D. ©2003 Karen Waldman, Ph.D.

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Saying Still to Fight On from The Autobiography of Martin Luther King by Clayborne Carson, ed. (New York: IPM/Warner Books, 2001). “Chapter One: The Early Years.” Reprinted by arrangement with the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr., c/o Writers House as agent for the proprietor, New York, NY. Copyright 1998 by The Heirs to the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr.

Bedtime Blessing. Reprinted by permission of Catina Slade. ©2002 Catina Slade.

Walking by Faith. Reprinted by permission of Deborah A. Bellis. ©2002 Deborah A. Bellis.

God Listens to Even the Smallest Prayers. Reprinted by permission of Ray Driver. ©2003 Ray Driver.

A Miracle for My Heart. Reprinted by permission of Karlene Rose Merci McCowan. ©2002 Karlene Rose Merci McCowan.

A Lesson Learned in an Answered Prayer. Reprinted by permission of Norka Blackman-Richards. ©2003 Norka Blackman-Richards.

Let the Church Say Amen! Reprinted by permission of Melanie M. Watkins. ©2002 Melanie M. Watkins.

Confessions of an Ex-Con. Reprinted by permission of Dennis Ray Mitchell. ©2003 Dennis Ray Mitchell.

Making Mistakes Is Natural from Watermelon Magic by Wally Amos and Stu Glauberman (pp. 11–18). ©1996 Wally Amos. Reprinted by permission of Wally Amos.

The Race We Run Is Not About the Finish Line. Reprinted by permission of Dachell Fran Harris. ©2003 Fran Harris.

Bondage of Fear. Reprinted by permission of Howard E. Lipscomb Sr. ©2003 Howard E. Lipscomb Sr.

From the Mouths of Babes. Reprinted by permission of Dale G. Caldwell. ©2003 Dale G. Caldwell.

Her Little Light Shined. Reprinted by permission of Arthur Bowler. ©2003 Arthur Bowler.

A Magical Moment with Ali. Reprinted by permission of Woody Woodburn. ©2003 Woody Woodburn.

Big Men, Big Hearts. Reprinted by permission of Phyllis W. Zeno. ©1991 Phyllis W. Zeno.

Guess Who We’re Playing? Reprinted by permission of Tony Ramos. ©2003 Tony Ramos.

My Momma Will Give Me More. Reprinted by permission of Gloria Jean Quinney. ©2002 Gloria Jean Quinney.

I Am My Sister’s Keeper. Reprinted by permission of Nikki D. Shearer-Tilford. ©2003 Nikki D. Shearer-Tilford.

Meeting Maya. Reprinted by permission of Gail N. Hawkins. ©2000 Gail N. Hawkins.

Food from the ’Hood. Reprinted by permission of Jaynell Grayson. ©2000 Jaynell Grayson.

One Miracle at a Time. Reprinted by permission of Michael Lonnell Jones. ©2002 Michael Lonnell Jones.

Freedom from Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela. Copyright © 1994, 1995 by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. By permission of Little, Brown and Company, Inc.

Life After Death. Reprinted by permission of Yvonne Pointer. ©2003 Yvonne Pointer.

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down. Reprinted by permission of Cheryl Lorainne Dash. ©2003 Cheryl Lorainne Dash.

The Black Man’s Legacy. Reprinted by permission of Judith Lawrence Outten, M.D. ©2003 Judith Lawrence Outten, M.D.

The Story of the South Bronx. Reprinted by permission of Zev Roth. ©2000 Zev Roth.

A Few Kind Words. Reprinted by permission of Nancy Gilliam. ©2003 Nancy Gilliam.

Angels All Around. Reprinted by permission of Patricia Lorenz. ©1997 Patricia Lorenz.

Otis by Salome Thomas-El excerpted and adapted from I Choose to Stay ©2003 by Salome Thomas-El. Published by Kensington Publishing Corp., pp. 296–304.

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