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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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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes
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Before She Was Harriet

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

by Laban Carrick Hill 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:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
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Freedom in Congo Square

by Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

by Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Blues Journey

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
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It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

by Don Tate and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Port Chicago 50, The: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

by Steve Sheinkin
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (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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Wreath for Emmett Till, A

by Marilyn Nelson and Philippe Lardy
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
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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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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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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

by Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
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United States v. Jackie Robinson, The

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and R. Gregory Christie
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Splash of Red, A: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

by Nikki Grimes
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk
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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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We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

by Cynthia Y. Levinson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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I Have a Dream

by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Holiday, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Undefeated, The

by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary

by Elizabeth Partridge
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
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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
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Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
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Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers

by Tanya Lee Stone
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
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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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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

by Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson, and Tony Medina
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Blacker the Berry, The: Poems

by Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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I, Too, Am America

by Langston Hughes and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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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
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Case for Loving, The: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffery Boston Weatherford
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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
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    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Stepping Out with Grandma Mac

by Nikki Grimes and Angelo
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
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    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), 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
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Henry Aaron's Dream

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

by Gary Golio and Javaka Steptoe
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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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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Under the Freedom Tree

by Susan VanHecke and London Ladd
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Harlem Hellfighters

by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley
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Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama

by Hester Bass and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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This Is the Dream

by Diane Z. Shore, Jessica Alexander, and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Art, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
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D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet

by Nancy I. Sanders and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Visiting Langston

by Willie Perdomo and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2002
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