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Before She Was Harriet

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

by Margarita Engle and Sean Qualls
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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:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (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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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:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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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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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The

by Mark Twain
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1884
  • Author Resources:
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Ember in the Ashes, An

by Sabaa Tahir
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

by Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings, and Damian Duffy
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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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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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Habibi

by Craig Thompson
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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:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (3)
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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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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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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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Kindred

by Octavia E. Butler
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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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Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom

by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • 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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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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Homegoing

by Yaa Gyasi
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

by Frederick Douglass
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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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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
  • Author Resources:
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Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Underground Abductor, The: An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman

by Nathan Hale

Book 5 of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Humor, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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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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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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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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Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad

by Henry Cole
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Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet

by Andrea Cheng
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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
  • Author Resources:
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Follow the Drinking Gourd

by Jeanette Winter
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Underground

by Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

by Lauren Tarshis

Book 7 of the I Survived 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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Picture Book of Harriet Tubman, A

by David A. Adler and Samuel Byrd

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:
    1992
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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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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:
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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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Barracoon: The Story of the Last

by Zora Neale Hurston
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Beloved

by Toni Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1987
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Under the Quilt of Night

by Deborah Hopkinson and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
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Night Boat to Freedom

by Margot Theis Raven and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
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Almost to Freedom

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Colin Bootman
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
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Finding Freedom: Addy

by Connie Porter, Juliana Kolesova, and Michael Dworkin

Part of the American Girl Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery

by Jeanette Winter
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    South Asian
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Juneteenth for Mazie

by Floyd Cooper and Roger Sutton
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Holiday
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass

by Doreen Rappaport and London Ladd
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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    Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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