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When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson

by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (4), Book Readings (2), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

by Renée Watson and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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    Customizable Lessons (1)
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Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (2), Book Readings (2), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Legendary Miss Lena Horne, The

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Elizabeth Zunon
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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    Customizable Lessons (1)
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Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song

by Kathryn Erskine and Charly Palmer
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Readings (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Ray Charles

by Sharon Bell Mathis and George Ford
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Raúl Colón
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Paul Robeson

by Eloise Greenfield and George Ford
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Book Readings (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

by Laura Veirs and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Voice That Challenged a Nation, The: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights

by Russell Freedman
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald

by Roxane Orgill and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Who Was Bob Marley?

by Katie Ellison and Gregory Copeland

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (3), Book Readings (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

by Montrew Dunham and Cathy Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Book Readings (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Blues Singers, The: Ten Who Rocked the World

by Julius Lester and Lisa Cohen
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Don't Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday

by Alexis De Veaux
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Readings (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage

by Alan Schroeder, Cornelius Van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens

by Nina Nolan and John Holyfield
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Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World

by Kathy Lowinger
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Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

by Alice Briere-Haquet and Bruno Liance
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Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

by Katherine E. Krohn
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1)
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What I Had Was Singing: The Story of Marian Anderson

by Jeri Chase Ferris
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1)
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Slave Spirituals and the Jubilee Singers

by Michael L. Cooper
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Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!: The Life of Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel Singers

by Jesse Jackson
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Paul Robeson, Hero Before His Time

by Rebecca Larsen
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Dorothy Dandridge: Singer & Actress

by DeAnn Herringshaw
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Paul Robeson: Entertainer and Activist

by Louise Chipley Slavicek
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Ella Fitzgerald: American Jazz Singer

by Grace Hansen
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