Collection Analysis Report

for African American Heritage and Culture

This report provides data analyses into the titles on this list to help support your efforts to put the right book in each reader's hands.

This report is organized by Collection Analysis by Genre, Cultural, and Curricular Areas, Quantitative Measures, and Qualitative Measures.

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Collection Analysis by Genre, Cultural, and Curricular Areas

For the 153 books on this list, please find an analysis revealing the quantity of titles associated with genre, cultural, and curriculum classifications. Additionally, please find the "Not Represented" section where you can click to identify other titles to potentially add to this list.

We hope this collection analysis tool helps you achieve the variety and differentiation of books that you want for your reading opportunities.

(153 of 153 titles have genres, curricular, or cultural areas.)

  • English Language Arts (134 books)
  • African American (100 books)
  • Social Studies (68 books)
  • Realistic Fiction (60 books)
  • History (34 books)
  • Nonfiction (32 books)
  • Biography (26 books)
  • Historical Fiction (26 books)
  • Health (16 books)
  • Fairy Tales / Folklore (12 books)
  • Art (10 books)
  • Sports (10 books)
  • Music (8 books)
  • Physical Education (8 books)
  • Poetry (8 books)
  • Science (8 books)
  • Adventure (5 books)
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy (4 books)
  • Beginning Reader (3 books)
  • Concept Book (3 books)
  • Humor (3 books)
  • Disability (2 books)
  • Holiday (2 books)
  • Math (2 books)
  • Women / Girls (2 books)
  • American Indian (1 books)
  • Drama (1 books)
  • LGBTQ (1 books)
  • Middle Eastern (1 books)
  • STEAM (1 books)

Genre, Curricular, and Cultural Area categories are assigned by TeachingBooks based on professional reviews, authoritative sources, and company guidelines.

Quantitative Measures

For 122 of 153 titles that have known Lexile levels, below is the low, high, and average Lexile® for the books in this list. We hope these data points, along with the crosswalk to other measures, provide insights into the variety and differentiation of this collection.

Lexile® Average: 689 (Range: 170 - 1210)

Reading Level and Grade Band Crosswalk

Grade Band Lexile® ATOS Degrees of Reading Power® Flesch-Kincaid Fountas & Pinnell Reading Maturity SourceRater
2-3 420-820 2.75-5.14 42-54 1.98-5.34 I-P 3.53-613 0.05-2.48
4-5 740-1010 4.97-7.03 52-60 4.51-7.72 O-V 5.42-7.92 0.84-5.75
6-8 925-1185 7.00-9.98 57-67 6.51-10.34 U-Z 7.04-9.57 4.11-10.66
9-10 1050-1335 9.67-12.01 62-72 8.32-12.12 Z+ 8.41-10.81 9.02-13.93
11-12 1185-1385 11.20-14.10 67-74 10.34-14.20 Z+ 9.57-12.00 12.30-14.50
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Key: Purple highlight represents average.

Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.[1]

Qualitative Measures (BETA)

For 34 of 153 titles that have known qualitative measurements, this graph reveals the aggregated low, high, and average qualitative measures for the books in this list. We hope this range of information shows the variety and differentiation of this collection.

Qualitative Text Complexity Ranges

= low and high range of submitted values = average of submitted values


  • Slightly
  • Moderately
  • Very
  • Exceedingly
Meaning
Text Organization
Use of Visual Features
Conventionality
Vocabulary
Sentence Structure
Life Experience/Subject Knowledge
Cultural Knowledge/Intertextuality

Qualitative measures for each title are determined by crowd sourced results from professional educators who complete the literary or informational text complexity rubrics. These are relatively new on TeachingBooks so only a small percentage of all the titles have currently been evaluated. Perhaps you can help?

Instructional Materials Summary

Below please find a summary of available multimedia texts and instructional materials that enrich and deepen the discussion of the titles on this list.

  • 125 Videos
  • 90 Book Readings
  • 272 Lesson Plans
  • Total of 1468 resources

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