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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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March Book Two

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Book 2 of the March Trilogy

  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (21), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Before She Was Harriet

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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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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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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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 (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (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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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

by Chris Barton and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Youngest Marcher, The: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

by Cynthia Y. Levinson and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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United States v. Jackie Robinson, The

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and R. Gregory Christie
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Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery

by Sandra Neil Wallace and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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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)
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley, and P.J. Loughran
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (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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Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Freedom River

by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir

by Eloise Greenfield, Lessie Jones Little, and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1979
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2)
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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • 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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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Ben Boos, and A.G. Ford
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (1)
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Time to Act, A: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech

by Shana Corey and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

by Walter Dean Myers and Floyd Cooper
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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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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Mary McLeod Bethune

by Eloise Greenfield and Jerry Pinkney
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As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom

by Richard Michelson and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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First Step, The: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

by Susan E. Goodman and E.B. Lewis
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Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights

by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story

by Janet Halfmann and Duane Smith
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), 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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In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, 4 Presidents, & 5 Black Lives

by Kenneth C. Davis
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Story of Ruby Bridges, The

by Robert Coles and George Ford
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1995
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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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:
    2002
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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
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Becoming Billie Holiday

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper
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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

by Jabari Asim and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Through My Eyes

by Ruby Bridges and Margo Lundell
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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)
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Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told

by Walter Dean Myers and Bonnie Christensen
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Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry

by Scott Nelson and Marc Aronson
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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Satchel Paige

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
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    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
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Cart That Carried Martin, The

by Eve Bunting and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World

by Charles R. Smith, Jr. and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

by Sally Derby and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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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
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    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas

by Tonya Bolden and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Carver: A Life in Poems

by Marilyn Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

by Chris Raschka
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
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