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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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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (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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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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    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Poem for Peter, A: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day

by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Steve Johnson, and Lou Fancher
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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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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    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, The

by Chris Barton and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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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
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United States v. Jackie Robinson, The

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and R. Gregory Christie
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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:
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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
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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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    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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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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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
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My Country, 'Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights

by Claire Rudolf Murphy and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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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
  • Author Resources:
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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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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
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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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Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness Into Light

by Tim Tingle and Karen Clarkson
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2010
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They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert

by Gary D. Schmidt and David Diaz
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Nation's Hope, A: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

by Matt de la Peña and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2011
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So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story

by Marc Tyler Nobleman and Melissa Iwai
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr., 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:
    1989
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Remember: The Journey to School Integration

by Toni Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
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Race: A History Beyond Black and White

by Marc Aronson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

by Karen Deans and Joe Cepeda
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community

by Robin Stevenson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Holiday, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    LGBTQ
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Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

by Monique Gray Smith
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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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
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Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

by Russell Freedman
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Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

by Susan Goldman Rubin
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls, African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights

by Larry Dane Brimner
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2014
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What Was the Underground Railroad?

by Yona Zeldis McDonough and Lauren Mortimer

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

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
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First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great

by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace, and Agata Nowicka
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
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Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color: Poems

by Elizabeth Alexander, Marilyn Nelson, and Floyd Cooper
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Rosa's Bus

by Jo S. Kittinger and Steven Walker
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Let's Talk about Race

by Julius Lester and Karen Barbour
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights & Civil Rights Set the Stage for MLK Jr.'s Final Hours

by Ann Bausum
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America

by Russell Freedman
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Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Who We Are!: All about Being the Same and Being Different

by Robie H. Harris and Nadine Bernard Westcott
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up on and Off the Court

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
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Grandad Mandela

by Ambassador Zindzi Mandela, Zazi And Ziwelene Mandela, Sean Qualls, and Zondwa Mandela
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
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Birmingham Sunday

by Larry Dane Brimner
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