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Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni 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:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (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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One Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The

by Rebecca Skloot
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, History, Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (5), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson

by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Before She Was Harriet

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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P.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia
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She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story

by Audrey Vernick and Don Tate
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Gone Crazy in Alabama

by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk
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Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Stephen Alcorn
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Girl from the Tar Paper School, The: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

by Teri Kanefield
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

by Janet Halfmann and London Ladd
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz

by Mara Rockliff and Michele Wood
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Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

by Kathryn Lasky and Nneka Bennett
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Quickest Kid in Clarksville, The

by Pat Zietlow Miller and Frank Morrison
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Who Was Rosa Parks?

by Yona Zeldis McDonough and Stephen Marchesi

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

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine

by Melba Pattillo Beals and Frank Morrison
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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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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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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Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria

by Kyra E. Hicks and Lee Edward Fodi
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America

by Tonya Bolden
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I Am Rosa Parks

by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Part of the Ordinary People Change the World Series

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Coretta Scott King

by Kathleen Krull and Laura Freeman

Part of the Women Who Broke the Rules Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Lair of Dreams

by Libba Bray
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

by Vashti Harrison
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I Am Rosa Parks

by Rosa Parks, Wil Clay, and James Haskins
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Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom, The

by Emily Arnold McCully
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Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter

by Alan B. Govenar, Osceola Mays, and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (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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Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist

by Barbara Herkert and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe

by Deborah Blumenthal and Laura Freeman
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Rosa Parks

by Eloise Greenfield and Gil Ashby
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1973
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Mare's War

by Tanita S. Davis
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Wonder of Charlie Anne, The

by Kimberly Newton Fusco
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
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If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks

by Faith Ringgold
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

by Martha A. Sandweiss
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Forbidden Schoolhouse, The: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students

by Suzanne Jurmain
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1)
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

by David A. Adler
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

by Gretchen Woelfle and Alix Delinois
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Riches of Oseola McCarty, The

by Evelyn Coleman and Daniel Minter
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
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Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII

by Mary Cronk Farrell
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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When Harriet Met Sojourner

by Catherine Clinton and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Coretta Scott

by Ntozake Shange and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
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Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter

by Dianne Ochiltree and Kathleen Kemly
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Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II

by Cheryl Mullenbach
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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:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Doctor with an Eye for Eyes, The: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath

by Julia Finley Mosca and Daniel Rieley
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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War

by Thomas B. Allen and Carla Bauer
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