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Elijah of Buxton

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

by Ashley Bryan
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (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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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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Chains

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Book 1 of the Seeds of America Trilogy

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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People Could Fly, The: American Black Folktales

by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1985
  • Author Resources:
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Journey of Little Charlie, The

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Copper Sun

by Sharon M. Draper
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
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Ashes

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Book 3 of the Seeds of America Trilogy

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People Could Fly, The: The Picture Book

by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • 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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Forge

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Book 2 of the Seeds of America Trilogy

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Never Forgotten

by Patricia C. McKissack, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (3), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

by Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

by Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings, and Damian Duffy
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Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, The: Volume I, The Pox Party

by M.T. Anderson
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Ellen's Broom

by Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words

by Margarita Engle
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (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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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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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:
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Glory Field, The

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
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Sold

by Patricia McCormick
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    South Asian
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (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 (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom

by Tim Tingle and Jeanne Rorex Bridges
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latinx, American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Nightjohn

by Gary Paulsen and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
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Henry's Freedom Box

by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Hope's Gift

by Kelly Starling Lyons and Don Tate
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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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Old African, The

by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
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Kindred

by Octavia E. Butler
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Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, The: Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves

by M.T. Anderson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Under a Painted Sky

by Stacey Lee
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Light in the Darkness

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
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    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad

by Monica Edinger and Robert Byrd
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave-Explorer

by Heather Henson and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
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    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue

by Julius Lester
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Jip: His Story

by Katherine Paterson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1996
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    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Sarny

by Gary Paulsen and Jerry Pinkney
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

by Deborah Hopkinson and James Ransome
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Dark Venture

by Audrey W. Beyer, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
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Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

by Virginia Hamilton
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1988
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Follow the Drinking Gourd

by Jeanette Winter
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Winner's Curse, The

by Marie Rutkoski

Book 1 of the Winner's Trilogy

  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2014
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    Author Interviews (5)
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Long Road to Freedom

by Kate Messner and Kelley McMorris

Book 3 of the Ranger in Time Series

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Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me

by Ann Grifalconi and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
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    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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No More!: Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance

by Doreen Rappaport and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Music
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
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Something Upstairs

by Avi
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Horror, Mystery
  • Year Published:
    1988
  • Author Resources:
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Unbound: A Novel in Verse

by Ann E. Burg
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Barracoon: The Story of the Last

by Zora Neale Hurston
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