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South Carolina Books

Welcome to South Carolina, where the tea is sweet and the sun shines brightly. The list below contains titles by South Carolina authors, stories that take place in South Carolina, and books about the history and culture of the Palmetto State. From the mountains to the Midlands, children will enjoy learning more about South Carolina and the stories that make up the rich history of the state.

The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more titles for your fan of South Carolina books.


Charley's Columbia Backyard by Caroline Coleman Bennett
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Amazon Says: This book explains how to draw some of South Carolina's sights and symbols, including the state seal, the official flower, and the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier docked at more...
Amazon Says: This book explains how to draw some of South Carolina's sights and symbols, including the state seal, the official flower, and the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier docked at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. less...
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Amazon Says: To us it is just dirt, the ground we walk on... But to Dave it was clay, the plain and basic stuff upon which he formed a life as a slave nearly 200 years ago. Dave was an e more...
Amazon Says: To us it is just dirt, the ground we walk on... But to Dave it was clay, the plain and basic stuff upon which he formed a life as a slave nearly 200 years ago. Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty. less...
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Amazon Says: This special picture book offers a window into the African American community of Columbia, South Carolina, during the early twentieth century. While the town is specific, the more...
Amazon Says: This special picture book offers a window into the African American community of Columbia, South Carolina, during the early twentieth century. While the town is specific, the themes and photographs are universal--weddings and funerals, teachers and preachers, sassy cars and baseball teams, and, of course, families of all sizes. More than half a century later, Richard Samuel Roberts's photographs and Dinah Johnson's lyrical text come together to illustrate the pride, joy, and strength of a bustling community. less...
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Circle Unbroken by Margot Theis Raven
Amazon Says: Keeping the African heritage aliveAs she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back generations to her o more...
Amazon Says: Keeping the African heritage aliveAs she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back generations to her old-timey grandfather's village in faraway Africa. There, as a boy, he learned to make baskets so tightly woven they could hold the rain. Even after being stolen away to a slave ship bound for America, he remembers what he learned and passes these memories on to his children - as they do theirs, so that. . . when your fingers talk just right that circle will go out and out again - past slavery and freedom, old ways and new, and your basket will hold the past . . .This powerful picture book, with its rhythmic text and evocative paintings, spirals through time, becoming a triumphant song - a rich story of a craft, a culture, and a people. less...
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Shackles by Marjory Wentworth
Amazon Says: Based on a true story, Shackles describes what happens when a group of boys--Hunter and his younger brothers, Oliver and Taylor, and three friends--search for buried treasure more...
Amazon Says: Based on a true story, Shackles describes what happens when a group of boys--Hunter and his younger brothers, Oliver and Taylor, and three friends--search for buried treasure in their backyard on Sullivan s Island, South Carolina. When they unexpectedly dig up shackles, instead of the treasure they were hoping for, they are sad and confused. Neighbor and friend Mr. Green is summoned, and tries to explain the painful hidden history of Sullivan s Island. With 16 original illustrations. less...
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Amazon Says: The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the more...
Amazon Says: The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family’s history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from jump rope games to tying suitcases onto a car for the big move north to New York City, and even for a family reunion where that first little girl is now a grandmother. Newbery Honor–winning author Jacqueline Woodson and Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator James Ransome use the rope to frame a thoughtful and moving story as readers follow the little girl’s journey. During the time of the Great Migration, millions of African American families relocated from the South, seeking better opportunities. With grace and poignancy, Woodson’s lilting storytelling and Ransome’s masterful oil paintings of country and city life tell a rich story of a family adapting to change as they hold on to the past and embrace the future. less...
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Pirates of the Carolinas by Terrance Zepke
Amazon Says: Pirates of the Carolinas discusses thirteen of the most intriguing buccaneers in the history of piracy, including Henry Avery, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Calico Jack, Stede Bonnet more...
Amazon Says: Pirates of the Carolinas discusses thirteen of the most intriguing buccaneers in the history of piracy, including Henry Avery, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Calico Jack, Stede Bonnet, and Captain Kidd. These men and women are all connected somehow to the Carolinas. In this new edition you'll find an all-new chapter on Blackbeard. Includes new sections such as The Truth about Piracy, How to Talk Like a Pirate, a list of pirate movies, a pirate quiz, and more. less...
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Amazon Says: Very good, pictorial boards, first edition,flat signed by the author on the title page more...
Amazon Says: Very good, pictorial boards, first edition,flat signed by the author on the title page less...
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Amazon Says: Very good, pictorial boards, first edition,flat signed by the author on the title page more...
Amazon Says: Very good, pictorial boards, first edition,flat signed by the author on the title page less...
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