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Inventor Garrett Morgan: Champion of Safety!

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Malik came home from school with heaps of homework to do, but he knew the first task he should work on was his assignment for Black History Month. He had to choose and research an African American inventor to write an essay about but had no idea where to start. Writing reports wasn't Malik's favorite thing to do. Still, he thought if he started right away and found someone unique and exciting to learn about, it might help him write a better report.

The Goose Girl

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The Goose Girl There was once an old Queen who had a very beautiful daughter. The time came when the daughter was to go to a far away country to be married. The old Queen packed up everything suitable for a Princess to start her new life. The old queen sent a maid with the princess. When it was time for the princess to leave the old queen and the princess said a sad farewell and left for the bridegroom's country. After riding for a while the Princess became very thirsty, and said to her maid, "Go down and fetch me some water in my cup from the stream.

Mr. Possum

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MR. 'POSSUM Mr. 'Possum lived in a tree in the woods where Mr. Bear lived, and one morning just before spring Mr. 'Possum woke up very hungry. He ran around to Mr. Squirrel's house and tried to get an invitation to breakfast, but Mr. Squirrel had only enough food for himself. He knew that Mr. 'Possum always borrowed from his neighbors when he could, so he said: "Of course you have already had breakfast early this morning, Mr. 'Possum, so I will not offer you any." Mr.

The Emperor's New Suit

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THE EMPEROR'S NEW SUIT Many, many years ago there lived an emperor, who spent all his money on new clothes. His only goal in life was to be always well dressed. He did not care for his citizens or anything else that had to do with his kingdom. He did like to go out and about so he could show off his new clothes. He had a coat for every hour of the day. The city where he lived was very busy and exciting. Everyday strangers from all over the world arrived.

First Day Back

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This story is called First Day Back, written and read by Ryan Aoto. This is a LibraryCall recording. On the last night of summer break, Jaiden sat at the dinner table with his mom. Normally, he was very talkative. He didn’t get to have dinner with his mom often. She worked all the time. That night, however, he sat silent, poking at his food. “What’s wrong Sweetie,” his mother asked. Jaiden shrugged. “Are you sad that summer’s over?” Jaiden shrugged again. “You’ll have a great time tomorrow,” she said with a smile. “You’re going to be in Ms. Chen’s class, like you wanted.