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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:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (3)
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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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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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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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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Few Red Drops, A: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

by Claire Hartfield
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

by Phillip Hoose
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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March Against Fear, The: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power

by Ann Bausum
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Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

by Melba Pattillo Beals
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1995
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem

by Marilyn Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery

by Winifred Conkling
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Freedom Summer Murders, The

by Don Mitchell
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

by Chris Crowe
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

by Joel Christian Gill
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Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement

by Rick Bowers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2)
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Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking At The Harlem Renaissance Through Poems

by Nikki Giovanni
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I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Arthur Flowers and Manu Chitrakar
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Voice of Her Own, A: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet

by Kathryn Lasky and Paul Lee
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
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Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • 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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Discovering Wes Moore

by Wes Moore
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Time to Break Silence, A: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students

by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Black Lives Matter

by Sue Bradford Edwards
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Bessie Stringfield

by Joel Christian Gill
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I Heard God Talking to Me: William Edmonson and His Stone Carvings

by Elizabeth Spires
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

by Belinda Rochelle
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African Americans in Sports

by Carla Mooney
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Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years

by Linda Barrett Osborne
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Coretta Scott King
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Book Resources:
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Loretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney General

by Eric Braun
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James Forman and SNCC

by Michael V. Uschan
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