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Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Elijah of Buxton

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (16), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (15), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, The

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1995
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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March: Book One

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (16), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (3)
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Color Purple, The

by Alice Walker
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Crossover, The

by Kwame Alexander
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Monster

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1999
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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Bird

by Zetta Elliott and Shadra Strickland
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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The

by Rebecca Skloot
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, History, Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
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No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Jazz

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

by Laban Carrick Hill and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke
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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

by Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

by Don Tate and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (3), Book Trailers (1), Book Websites (1)
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Blues Journey

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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People Could Fly, The: American Black Folktales

by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1985
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (3), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Harlem: A Poem

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

by Phillip Hoose
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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One Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Fallen Angels

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1988
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Locomotion

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Moon Over Star, The

by Dianna Hutts Aston and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court

by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith, Jr.
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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Autobiography of My Dead Brother

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (3), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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Copper Sun

by Sharon M. Draper
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Taylor
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John Henry

by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1994
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    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Harlem's Little Blackbird

by Renée Watson and Christian Robinson
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Freedom in Congo Square

by Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

by Nikki Grimes and E.B. Lewis
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Wreath for Emmett Till, A

by Marilyn Nelson and Philippe Lardy
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (3)
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Lockdown

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Port Chicago 50, The: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

by Steve Sheinkin
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Stella by Starlight

by Sharon M. Draper and Sarah Jane Coleman
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes
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Booked

by Kwame Alexander
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Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Ghost

by Jason Reynolds
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Patchwork Quilt, The

by Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1984
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Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Art
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1991
  • Author Resources:
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Uncle Jed's Barbershop

by Margaree King Mitchell and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
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Rich

by Nikki Grimes and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Poetry, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
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    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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