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Back-To-School Book Series: 'A.J. And The Magic Kite' by Crystal Senter-Brown

Author Crystal Senter-Brown of Chicopee, Mass.
Joyce Skowyra
Author Crystal Senter-Brown of Chicopee, Mass.

We continue our back-to-school book series today with "A.J. and the Magic Kite," a picture book about the contributions of African-American inventors.

It was written by Chicopee, Massachusetts, author Crystal Senter-Brown and illustrated by her mother, Janice Treese-Senter.

In the story, a black boy is bullied by classmates who call African-Americans "worthless." Senter-Brown said the incident was based on something that happened to her own son in kindergarten.

Correction: A previous version of this story did not include the full name of Crystal Senter-Brown.

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