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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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As Brave as You

by Jason Reynolds
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Disability
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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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 (13), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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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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Piecing Me Together

by Renée Watson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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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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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 (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (3)
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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 (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Tea Cakes for Tosh

by Kelly Starling Lyons and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (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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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 (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Bucking the Sarge

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Humor, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Tight

by Torrey Maldonado
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In Daddy's Arms I am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers

by Javaka Steptoe
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (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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Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box

by Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, and James Ransome
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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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Sound and the Fury, The

by William Faulkner
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Year Published:
    1929
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2)
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Lesson Before Dying, A

by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • Book Resources:
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Secret Saturdays

by Torrey Maldonado
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Panther Baby

by Jamal Joseph
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New Jim Crow, The: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Michelle Alexander
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Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education

by Mychal Denzel Smith
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Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison
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Native Son

by Richard Wright
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Year Published:
    1940
  • Book Resources:
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Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry

by Bebe Moore Campbell and E.B. Lewis
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Toni

by L.J. Alonge and Raul Allen
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Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born

by Gene Barretta and Frank Morrison
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Last Last-Day-Of-Summer, The

by Lamar Giles and Dapo Adeola
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
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Silhouetted by the Blue

by Traci L. Jones
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (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
  • Author Resources:
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Trouble Next Door

by Karen English and Laura Freeman

Book 4 of the Carver Chronicles

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Tyler Johnson Was Here

by Jay Coles
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

by Roxane Gay
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Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, The

by James Weldon Johnson
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Go Tell It on the Mountain

by James Baldwin
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Mules and Men

by Zora Neale Hurston and Miguel Covarrubias
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Homeboyz

by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
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Discovering Wes Moore

by Wes Moore
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Dog Days

by Karen English and Laura Freeman

Book 1 of the Carver Chronicles

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Boy Who Carried Bricks, The: A True Story

by Alton Carter
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
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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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Ahgottahandleonit

by Donovan Mixon
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Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together

by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1)
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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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Fort Mose: And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America

by Glennette Tilley Turner
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Slump

by Kevin Waltman
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