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Glenda Armand

Love Twelve Miles Long 

White Water

Michael S. Bandy

Granddaddy’s Turn 

Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert

Papa’s Mark 

Off to School 

Sandra Belton

Pictures for Miss Josie 

From Miss Ida’s Porch 

May’Naise Sandwiches & Sunshine Tea

Beauty, Her Basket

Becky Birtha

Grandma’s Pride 

Lucky Beans

Marie Bradby

More Than Anything Else

The Longest Wait 

Bebe Moore Campbell

Stompin’ at the Savoy

Dorothy Carter

Wilhe’mina Miles: After the Stork Night 

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

Piano Man 

Lucille Clifton

All Us Come Cross the Water 

Lesa Cline-Ransome

Freedom’s School 

Light in the Darkness: A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret

Evelyn Coleman

White Socks Only

Bernardine Connelly

Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad

Floyd Cooper

Willie and the All-Stars 

Gavin Curtis

The Bat Boy and His Violin 

Monalisa De Gross

Granddaddy’s Street Songs

Karen English

Neeny Coming, Neeny Going 

The Baby on the Way 

Freddi Williams Evans

A Bus of Our Own 

Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret 

Battle of New Orleans, The: The Drummer’s Story 

Shane W. Evans

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom 

Valerie Flournoy

The Patchwork Quilt#1

Tanya’s Reunion #2 

Nikki Grimes

Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony 

Janice N. Harrington


Tonya Hegamin

Most Loved in All the World 

Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

The Train to Lulu’s

Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Mac and Marie and the Train Toss Surprise 

Papa Tells Chita a Story 

Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys

Angela Johnson

Just Like Josh Gibson

A Sweet Smell of Roses 

Wind Flyers 

Dolores Johnson

Now Let Me Fly: The Story of a Slave Family 

Seminole Diary: Remembrances of a Slave

Janice Liddell

Imani and the Flying Africans 

Kathleen D. Lindsey

Sweet Potato Pie

Amy Littlesugar

Freedom School, Yes! 

Tree of Hope 

Kelly Starling Lyons

Ellen’s Broom 

Tea Cakes for Tosh 

Hope’s Gift

One Million Men and Me 

Sharon Bell Mathis

The Hundred Penny Box 

Alice McGill

Way Up and Over Everything 

Patricia McKissack

Never Forgotten 

Goin’ Someplace Special

Ma Dear’s Aprons

Mirandy and Brother Wind

Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt

Angela Shelf Medearis & Michael Medearis

Daisy and the Doll 

Angela Shelf Medearis


Our People 

Calvin Miles

Calvin’s Christmas Wish

Margaree King Mitchell

Uncle Jed’s Barbershop

Granddaddy’s Gift 

When Grandmama Sings 

Shelia P. Moses

Sallie Gal and The Wall-a-kee Man

Three Swords for Granada

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore

Almost to Freedom

Jerdine Nolen

Big Jabe 

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Mim’s Christmas Jam

Fishing Day 

 Gloria Jean Pinkney

Back Home

Leontyne Price


Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Ruth and the Green Book

Belle, The Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story

Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach

Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky 

Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House 

Bonjour Lonnie

My Dream of Martin Luther King

If a Bus Could Talk 

Sharon Robinson

Jackie’s Gift

Belinda Rochelle

When Jo Louis Won the Title 


Ntozake Shange

Freedom’s a-Callin Me 

Elinor Batezat Sisulu

The Day Gogo Went to Vote: South Africa, 1994

Irene Smalls

Don’t Say Ain’t 

Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade: The Johnkankus 

A Strawbeater’s Thanksgiving

Ethel Footman Smothers

The Hard-Times Jar 

Auntee Edna 

Bettye Stroud

Down Home at Miss Dessa’s

The Leaving

The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom 

Natasha Tarpley

Joe-Joe’s First Flight 

Carole Boston Weatherford

Freedom on the Menu:  The Greensboro Sit-ins 

Valerie Wilson Wesley

Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story 

Cynthia G. Williams

Enid and the Church Fire (Our Neighborhood)

Enid and the Dangerous Discovery (Our Neighborhood)

Enid and the Homecoming (Our Neighborhood)

Enid and the Great Idea (Our Neighborhood)

Sherley Anne Williams

Working Cotton 

Jacqueline Woodson

This is the Rope 

The Other Side

Coming on Home Soon 

Show Way

Courtni C. Wright

Journey to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad