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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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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

by Michael Mahin and Evan Turk
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • 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)
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Latehomecomer, The: A Hmong Family Memoir

by Kao Kalia Yang
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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

by Juan Felipe Herrera and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (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:
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She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story

by Audrey Vernick and Don Tate
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Pact, The: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Lisa Frazier Page
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (3)
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

by Frederick Douglass
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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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Song Poet, The: A Memoir of My Father

by Kao Kalia Yang
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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
  • Author Resources:
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Dressmaker of Khair Khana, The: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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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:
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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
  • Author Resources:
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Adventurers Against Their Will: Extraordinary World War II Stories of Survival, Escape, and Connection-Unlike Any Others

by Joanie Holzer Schirm
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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When I Was Puerto Rican

by Esmeralda Santiago
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, A: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

by Melissa Fleming
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Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

by Firoozeh Dumas
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Middle Eastern
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing

by James Rumford
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Author Resources:
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Song Flung Up to Heaven, A

by Maya Angelou
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Other Wes Moore, The: One Name, Two Fates

by Wes Moore
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3)
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Ordinary Man, An: An Autobiography

by Paul Rusesabagina
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6)
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Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The

by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, and Elizabeth Zunon
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They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School

by Bev Sellars
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6)
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Love to Langston

by Tony Medina and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement

by Carolyn Maull McKinstry and Denise George
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I Shall Not Be Moved

by Maya Angelou
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba

by Alma Flor Ada and Antonio Martorell
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

by Beth Macy
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

by Diane Guerrero
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3)
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Black Boy

by Richard Wright
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Year Published:
    1945
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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Langston Hughes: American Poet

by Alice Walker and Catherine Deeter
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Phillis's Big Test

by Catherine Clinton and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
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I and I Bob Marley

by Tony Medina and Jesse Joshua Watson
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Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

by Ilyasah Shabazz and A.G. Ford
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
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Mighty Long Way, A: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

by Carlotta Walls LaNier
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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
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Color of Water, The: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

by James McBride
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment

by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    Asian / Pacific American
  • Year Published:
    1973
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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Bond, The: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers

by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

by Martha A. Sandweiss
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Panther Baby

by Jamal Joseph
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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

by Özge Samanci
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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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Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls

by Tonya Bolden
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Let 'er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People's Champion

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Gordon C. James
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

by Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. and Cecil Murphey
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1990
  • Author Resources:
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Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa and Mim Eichler Rivas
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • 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
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Portraits of African American Heroes

by Tonya Bolden and Ansel Pitcairin
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
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