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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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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 (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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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 (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (3)
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Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

by Daniel Beaty and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Playbook, The: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

by Kwame Alexander and Thai Neave
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Rebound

by Kwame Alexander
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Poetry, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Bad Boy: A Memoir

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2001
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (3)
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Rock and the River, The

by Kekla Magoon
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Peace, Locomotion

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Handbook for Boys: A Novel

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Monster: A Graphic Novel

by Guy A. Sims, Walter Dean Myers, and Dawud Anyabwile
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Graphic Novel
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Dream Bearer, The

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy

by Tony Medina, Javaka Steptoe, R. Gregory Christie, and Ekua Holmes
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (3)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis

by Jabari Asim and E.B. Lewis
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Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box

by Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, and James Ransome
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White Water

by Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, and Shadra Strickland
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Deshawn Days

by Tony Medina and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Boy 21

by Matthew Quick
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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EllRay Jakes the Recess King!

by Sally Warner and Brian Biggs

Book 8 of the EllRay Jakes Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Be Boy Buzz

by bell hooks and Chris Raschka
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Secret Saturdays

by Torrey Maldonado
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EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank!

by Sally Warner and Jamie Harper

Book 3 of the EllRay Jakes Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

by Chris Crowe
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
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Invisible Thread, An: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

by Laura L. Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Game of Love and Death, The

by Martha Brockenbrough
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
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Invisible Thread Christmas Story, An

by Laura L. Schroff, Alex Tresniowski, and Barry Root
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Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born

by Gene Barretta and Frank Morrison
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Seeing Into Tomorrow

by Nina Crews and Richard Wright
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago

by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

by Brenda Woods
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
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Tyler Johnson Was Here

by Jay Coles
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Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood

by James Baldwin and Yoran Cazac
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Hoopster, The

by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
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Reappearance of Sam Webber, The

by Jonathon Scott Fuqua
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Discovering Wes Moore

by Wes Moore
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Chocolate Me!

by Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans
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Rite of Passage

by Richard Wright and David Diaz
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Don't Feed the Geckos!

by Karen English and Laura Freeman

Book 3 of the Carver Chronicles

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Fall of Rome, The

by Martha Southgate
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When We Was Fierce

by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
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Trouble Next Door

by Karen English and Laura Freeman

Book 4 of the Carver Chronicles

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Tight

by Torrey Maldonado
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Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House

by Rickey Pittman and Judith Hierstein
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
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Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

by Simeon Wright and Herb Boyd
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Cadillac Chronicles

by Brett Hartman
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Dog Days

by Karen English and Laura Freeman

Book 1 of the Carver Chronicles

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Slump

by Kevin Waltman
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My Name Is Not Friday

by Jon Walter
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Ahgottahandleonit

by Donovan Mixon
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Quicks

by Kevin Waltman
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