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Brenda Woods


Brenda Woods

Brenda Woods's roots are in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is an artist, photographer, mother, citizen of planet Earth, and lover of books and words.

Brenda Woods

Books by Brenda Woods

by Brenda Woods - African American Interest, Children's, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

On Gabriel's twelfth birthday, he gets a new bike --- and accidentally rides it right into the path of a car. Fortunately, a Black man named Meriwether saves him. As a thank you, Gabriel gets him a job at his dad's auto shop. Gabriel's dad anticipates trouble with the other mechanic, who makes no secret of his racist opinions. Gabriel soon learns that Meriwether drove a tank in the Army's all-Black 761st Tank Battalion in WWII, but has to keep it a secret because talking about it could be dangerous When Meriwether's family receives a frightening threat, there's no guarantee that the police will help --- and Gabriel doesn't know what will happen if Meriwether feels forced to take the law into his own hands.

by Brenda Woods - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Zoe Reindeer considers herself “just Zoe” --- never measuring up to her too-perfect older sister or her smarty-pants little brother. Truthfully, though, she’d rather just blend in with the plants at the family business, Doc Reindeer’s Exotic Plant Wonderland. She does have one friend, Q, but he’s moving away and she doesn’t know what she’ll do without him. That is until a tall astronomer from Madagascar comes to the nursery looking for a Baobab tree. His visit starts a ball rolling that makes Zoe long for real adventures, not just imaginary ones.

by Brenda Woods - Children's, Fiction
Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family of blonds. Her mom is white, and her dad, who died before she was born, was black. She’s tired of people asking if she’s adopted. Now that Violet’s eleven, she decides it’s time to learn about her African American heritage. Readers will cheer for Violet, sharing her joy as she discovers her roots.