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Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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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 (9), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, The

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:
    1995
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Ghost

by Jason Reynolds
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (14), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Booked

by Kwame Alexander
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Bird

by Zetta Elliott and Shadra Strickland
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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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Good Night for Ghosts, A

by Mary Pope Osborne and Salvatore Murdocca

Book 42 of the Magic Tree House Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
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As Brave as You

by Jason Reynolds
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Disability
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
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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:
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No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
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Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

by Daniel Beaty and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
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This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration

by Jacqueline Woodson and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Autobiography of My Dead Brother

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (3), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Taylor
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Uncle Jed's Barbershop

by Margaree King Mitchell and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (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 (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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X: A Novel

by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

by Rita Williams-Garcia and Frank Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Harbor Me

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
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Year of the Dog, The

by Grace Lin
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Splash of Red, A: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
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Piecing Me Together

by Renée Watson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Chair for My Mother, A

by Vera B. Williams
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Lockdown

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

by Jonah Winter and Shane W. Evans
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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

by Nikki Grimes
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Stars Beneath Our Feet, The

by David Barclay Moore
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, LGBTQ
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
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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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Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Art
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1991
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Visiting Day

by Jacqueline Woodson and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Lily Brown's Paintings

by Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
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Almost Zero

by Nikki Grimes and R. Gregory Christie
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Bird in a Box

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2011
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Ellen's Broom

by Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter
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P.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia
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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

by Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis
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Betty Before X

by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson
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Rebound

by Kwame Alexander
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Poetry, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Lu

by Jason Reynolds
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
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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
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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, LGBTQ
  • Year Published:
    1995
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    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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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
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Somewhere in the Darkness

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1992
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Mary McLeod Bethune

by Eloise Greenfield and Jerry Pinkney
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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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My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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Youngest Marcher, The: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

by Cynthia Y. Levinson and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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