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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 (19), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Color Purple, The

by Alice Walker
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Before She Was Harriet

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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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 (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (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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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 (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Show Way

by Jacqueline Woodson and Hudson Talbott
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

by Nikki Grimes and E.B. Lewis
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One Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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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 (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (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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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 (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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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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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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P.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    1969
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales

by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1995
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (3), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Gone Crazy in Alabama

by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

by Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings, and Damian Duffy
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk
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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1937
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Mary McLeod Bethune

by Eloise Greenfield and Jerry Pinkney
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Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

by Dean Robbins, Sean Qualls, and Selina Alko
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (3)
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Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

by Kathleen Krull and David Diaz
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She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story

by Audrey Vernick and Don Tate
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Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

by Alan Schroeder and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1996
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (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 (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts

by Nikki Grimes and Michele Wood
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Other Side, The: Shorter Poems

by Angela Johnson
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1999
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (4)
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Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth

by Anne Rockwell and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Kindred

by Octavia E. Butler
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Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told

by Walter Dean Myers and Bonnie Christensen
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Help, The

by Kathryn Stockett
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8)
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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Stephen Alcorn
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys

by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard and E.B. Lewis
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Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

by Ann Malaspina and Eric Velasquez
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls, African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Girl from the Tar Paper School, The: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

by Teri Kanefield
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Raúl Colón
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Star Side of Bird Hill, The

by Naomi Jackson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space

by Margot Lee Shetterly
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Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

by Janet Halfmann and London Ladd
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Picture Book of Rosa Parks, A

by David A. Adler and Robert Casilla

Part of the David A. Adler Picture Book Biographies Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • Author Resources:
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Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine

by Melba Pattillo Beals and Frank Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

by Chris Barton and Ekua Holmes
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Sleepover Scientist

by Kelly Starling Lyons, Nneka Myers, and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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