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Tracey Baptiste 

Madeleine L’Engle (Who Wrote That) 

Jerry Spinelli (Who Wrote That

Stephenie Meyer 

Al Gore (Conservation Heroes) 

Sharon Creech (Who Wrote That) 

Rudine Sims Bishop 

Presenting Walter Dean Myers        

Bishop Daniel A. Payne: Great Black Leader

Sonia W. Black 

Mae Jemison 

Bo Jackson

Tonya Bolden 

Searching for Sarah Rector 

Up Close: W. E. B. Du Bois  

George Washington Carver 

M.L.K.: Journey Of A King 

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

Portraits of African American Heroes

And Not Afraid To Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women

The Book of African American Women: 150 Crusaders, Creators, and Uplifters 

Muriel Miller Branch 

Pennies to Dollars: The Story of Maggie Lena Walker 

A’Lelia Perry Bundles 

Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur 

Kephra Burns 

Black Stars in Orbit: NASA’s African American Astronauts 

Jerry Butler 

A Drawing in the Sand: A Story of African American Art 

Charles W. Chesnutt 

Frederick Douglass A Biography 

Evelyn Coleman

The Riches of Oseola McCarty

Clinton Cox 

Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown

African American Healers 

Alexis De Veaux 

Don’t Explain: A Story of Billie Holiday 

Derek T. Dingle

First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson 

Shirley Graham Dubois

Julius K. Nyerere: Teacher of Africa 

DuBois: A Pictorial Biography 

Gamal Abdel Nasser, Son of the Nile

Booker T. Washington: Educator of Hand, Head, and Heart 

The Story of Pocahontas

Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable: Founder of Chicago  

Your Most Humble Servant: The Amazing Story of Benjamin Banneker

The Story of Phillis Wheatley: Poetess of the Revolution 

There Once Was a Slave: The Heroic Story of Frederick Douglas 

Paul Robeson, Citizen of the World 

Dr. George Washington Carver: Scientist 

Veronica Freeman Ellis

Wynton Marsalis 

Joel Christian Gill 

Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, Volume 1

Lorenz B. Graham

John Brown’s Raid: A Picture History of the Attack on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia

The Story of Jesus 

Michelle Y. Green

A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson 

Eloise Greenfield

Rosa Parks

How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea 

Nikki Grimes

Malcolm X 

Virginia Hamilton 

Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave 

E. B. Du Bois: A Biography 

Paul Robeson: The Life and Times of a Free Black Man

Joyce Hansen 

Women of Hope: African-Americans Who Made a Difference 

Stephen & Sheila Jackson Hardy 

Extraordinary People of the Harlem Renaissance 

Extraordinary People Of The Civil Rights Movement 

Philip Shaw Hart 

Bessie Coleman 

Up in the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman

Flying Free: America’s First Black Aviators 

James Haskins

African Heroes 

Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation 

Black Stars of Civil War Times 

Space Challenger: The Story of Guion Bluford: An Authorized Biography 

Scott Joplin: The Man Who Made Ragtime 

The Story of Stevie Wonder 

Scatman: An Authorized Biography of Scatman Crothers 

Mabel Mercer: A Life 

Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement 

Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement 

Lena Horne 

Sugar Ray Leonard 

Corazon Aquino: Leader of the Philippines

Sports Great Magic Johnson 

Katherine Dunham 

From Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

African American Religious Leaders 

Fighting Shirley Chisholm

The Life and Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

African American Entrepreneurs

African American Military Heroes

Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put “Black” in American History 

Jesse Jackson: Civil Rights Activist 

Outward Dreams: Black Inventors and Their Inventions 

Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors

Black Stars of Colonial and Revolutionary Times

Colin Powell: A Biography 

Doctor J.: A Biography of Julius Erving 

Diana Ross; Star Supreme

Against All Opposition: Black Explorers in America 

The First Black Governor: Pinkney Benton Stewart Pinchback

Toni Morrison: Magic Of Words

Thurgood Marshall: A Life for Justice 

Nat King Cole

Winnie Mandela 

One More River to Cross: The Story of Twelve Black Americans 

Barbara Jordan 

Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam 

Adam Clayton Powell: Portrait of a Marching Black 

The Life of Langston Hughes Always Movin’ on 

Andrew Young, Man With a Mission 

Bill Cosby: America’s Most Famous Father 

Bob McAdoo 

Cecil Poole: A Life in the Law 

Distinguished African American Political and Governmental Leaders

George McGinnis: Basketball Superstar 

Rebecca O. Hayes 

Private Cathay’s Secret

KaaVonia Hinton 

Jacqueline Woodson 

Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy

Angela Johnson: Poetic Prose 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Katura Hudson

Langston’s Legacy: 101 Ways to Celebrate the Life and Work of Langston Hughes 

Wade Hudson

Five Bold Freedom Fighters    

Five Brave Explorers (Great Black Heroes) 

Five Notable Inventors (Great Black Heroes)

Book of Black Heroes: Scientists, Healers, and Inventors (Volume 3)

Jackie Robinson: Major League Hero 

Book of Black Heroes from A to Z: An Introduction to Important Black Achievers

Garnet Nelson Jackson 

Thurgood Marshall: Supreme Court Justice 

Selma Burke: Artist 

Maggie Walker: Business Leader 

Rosa Parks: Hero of Our Time

Phillis Wheatley: Poet

Benjamin Banneker: Scientist 

Martin Luther King Jr.: a Man of Peace 

Mae Jemison 

Find Where The Wind Goes: Moments From My Life

Lynda Jones 

Five Brilliant Scientists (Great Black Heroes) 

Five Famous Writers (Great Black Heroes)

Abe Lincoln 

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker: The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln 

Denise M. Jordan 

Susie King Taylor: Destined to Be Free 

Walter Dean Myers: A Biography of an Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author

Walter Dean Myers: Writer for Real Teens 

Julian Bond: Civil Rights Activist and Chairman of the NAACP 

Harlem Renaissance Artists

Errol Lloyd

Treetops True Stories: This Is Me! Mel B!

Cookie Lommel

Robert Church

Russell Simmons

Mary Church Terrell: Speaking Out for Civil Rights


Black Filmmakers

James Oglethorpe

Johnnie Cochran

Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur

Kekla Magoon

Cesar Chavez: Crusader for Labor Rights 

Abraham Lincoln 

Cedella Marley

The Boy from Nine Miles: The Early Life of Bob Marley 

Wynton Marsalis

Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

Young, Black, and Determined: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? 

Joseph D. McNair

Leontyne Price

Barbara Jordan: African American Politician (Journey to Freedom: The African American Library)

Ralph Bunche (Journey to Freedom: The African American Library)

Angela Shelf Medearis

Dare to Dream: Coretta Scott King and the Civil Rights Movement 

Louise Meriwether 

The Heart Man: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

Dharathula H. Millender

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Young Man with a Dream

Louis Armstrong: Young Music Maker (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Morgan Monceaux

Jazz: My Music, My People

Walter Dean Myers

Greatest: Muhammad Ali

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom

Marilyn Nelson

Miss Crandall’s School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

No Crystal Stair

Winifred Latimer Norman

Lewis Latimer

Diane Patrick

Coretta Scott King

Martin Luther King Jr

Lillie Patterson

Frederick Douglass

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace

Sure Hands – Strong Heart

Booker T. Washington Leader of His People

Oprah Winfrey: Talk Show Host and Actress

Coretta Scott King

Francis Scott Key: Poet and Patriot

David, the Story of a King

A Philip Randolph: Messenger for the Masses

Margaret W. Peters

Ebony Book of Black Achievement

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Peace Warriors

Let it Shine! Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

A.P. Porter

Jump at de Sun: The Story of Zora Neale Hurston 

Faith Ringgold

We Flew Over the Bridge: Memoirs of Faith Ringgold

Dorothy W. Robinson 

Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 

Sharon Robinson

Jackie Robinson: American Hero 

Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

Charlemae Hill Rollins

They Showed the Way: Forty American Negro Leaders

Famous American Negro Poets

Famous Negro Entertainers of Stage, Screen, and TV

Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes

Charles R. Smith

Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory): The Story of Muhammad Ali

Glenn L. Starks

Thurgood Marshall: A Biography

Ruth Ann Stewart

Portia: The Life of Portia Washington Pittman, the Daughter of Booker T.  Washington

Michael R. Strickland

African-American Poets

Otha Richard Sullivan

African American Millionaires

Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors

African American Inventors

Eleanora E. Tate

African American Musicians 

Christine Taylor-Butler

Booker T. Washington (Rookie Biography Series)

Thurgood Marshall

Garen Thomas

Yes We Can: A Biography of President Barack Obama 

Linda Trice

Charles Drew: Pioneer of Blood Plasma

Morrie Turner

Super Sistahs: Featuring The Accomplishments of African-American Women Past and Present

Glennette Tilley Turner

Take a Walk in Their Shoes: Biographies of 14 Outstanding African Americans

Follow in Their Footsteps 

Darwin McBeth Walton

Overcoming Challenges: The Life of Charles F. Bolden, Jr. 

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Becoming Billie Holiday 

Great African-American Lawyers: Raising the Bar of Freedom 

Brenda Wilkinson 

African American Women Writers

Jesse Jackson: Still Fighting for the Dream 

Sarah E. Wright 

A. Philip Randolph: Integration in the Workplace