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Elizabeth Alexander 

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

Tracey Baptiste 

Overcoming Prejudice      

Anna Pearl Barrett

Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom in Texas

Rudine Sims Bishop 

Bishop Daniel A. Payne: Great Black Leader 

Clarence N. Blake 

Quiz Book on Black America 

Tonya Bolden 

Capital Days: Michael Shiner’s Journal and the Growth of Our Nation’s Capital 

Searching for Sarah Rector 

Up Close: W. E. B. Du Bois

FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America, 1932 – 1939 

Take-Off: American All-Girl Bands During WWII 

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America

Cause: Reconstruction America, 1863 – 1877 

Muriel Miller Branch 

The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People

Pennies to Dollars: The Story of Maggie Lena Walker 

Juneteenth: Freedom Day 

A’Lelia Perry Bundles 

Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur

Terri Bush 

The Voice of the Children (Poetry by Children) 

Geoffrey Canada

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence 

Denise M. Cherry

Segregation and Integration: Growing Up in the South During Martin Luther King’s Civil Rights Movement 

Michel Chikwanine 

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War 

Chris Coleman 

School’s Out: 101 Fun Activities for Your Child

Evelyn Coleman 

The Riches of Oseola McCarty 

Clinton Cox 

Undying Glory: The Story of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment 

The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers

Edwidge Danticat 

Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490 

Sylviane Anna Diouf 

Growing Up in Slavery 

Anne Elizabeth Eskridge 

Slave Uprisings and Runaways: Fighting for Freedom and the Underground Railroad 

Joel Christian Gill 

Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, Volume 1

Eloise Greenfield 

Rosa Parks 

Virginia Hamilton 

E. B. Du Bois: A Biography 

Joyce Hansen 

Freedom Roads: Searching for the Underground Railroad

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground 

Stephen & Sheila Jackson Hardy

Extraordinary People of the Harlem Renaissance 

Extraordinary People Of The Civil Rights Movement 

Ayanna Hart 

Africans in America 

James Haskins

Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance 

Diary of a Harlem School Teacher

Building a New Land: African Americans in Colonial America

Get On Board 

Geography of Hope: Black Exodus 

Street Gangs: Yesterday and Today 

Out of the Darkness: The Story of Blacks Moving North 1890-1940 

Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement 

Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement 

The Harlem Renaissance 

African American Religious Leaders 

Fighting Shirley Chisholm

The Life and Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Jesse Jackson: Civil Rights Activist 

Power to the People: The Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party

Profiles in Black Power 

The First Black Governor: Pinkney Benton Stewart Pinchback 

The March on Washington 

The Creoles of Color of New Orleans 

Thurgood Marshall: A Life for Justice 

The Rise of Jim Crow 

Freedom Rides: Journey for Justice

From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures 

One Nation Under a Groove: Rap Music and Its Roots

Barbara Jordan 

Black Theater in America 

Following Freedom’s Star: The Story of the Underground Railroad 

Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam 

Adam Clayton Powell: Portrait of a Marching Black 

Andrew Young, Man With a Mission

Cecil Poole: A Life in the Law

Distinguished African American Political and Governmental Leaders

Double Dutch

KaaVonia Hinton

Desegregating America’s Schools

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 1954

Martin Luther King Jr.

The Story of the Underground Railroad

Wade Hudson

The Underground Railroad

Garnet Nelson Jackson

Thurgood Marshall: Supreme Court Justice

Maggie Walker: Business Leader

Rosa Parks: Hero of Our Time

Martin Luther King Jr.: a Man of Peace 

Angela Johnson

The Other Side, Shorter Poems

Gone From Home: Short Takes

Dolores Johnson

The Children’s Book of Kwanzaa: A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday 

The Harlem Renaissance

Hannibal B. Johnson

Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns in Oklahoma

Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District

Maurice K. Jones

Say It Loud/Story of Rap Music

Denise M. Jordan

Susie King Taylor: Destined to Be Free

Harlem Renaissance Artists

Julian Bond: Civil Rights Activist and Chairman of the NAACP

Deloris Jordan

Family First: Winning the Parenting Game

Gabrielle Jordan

The Making of A Young Entrepreneur: A Kid’s Guide to Developing the Mind-Set for Success

June Jordan

The Voice of the Children (Poetry by Children)

Julius Lester

Search for the New Land

Cookie Lommel

Mary Church Terrell: Speaking Out for Civil Rights

Johnnie Cochran

Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur

Kekla Magoon

Cesar Chavez: Crusader for Labor Rights 

Sex Education in Schools 

The Zebulon Pike Expedition 

Media Censorship 

Gun Control 

Abraham Lincoln 

The Salem Witch Trials 

The Welfare Debate  

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa 

A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter 

Days of Jubilee 

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? 

Joseph D. McNair 

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 

Seven Days Of Kwanzaa 

Dharathula H. Millender 

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

Morgan Monceaux 

My Heroes, My People: African Americans and Native Americans in the West 

Toni Morrison 

Remember: The Journey to School Integration

Walter Dean Myers


The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage 

Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices 

One More River to Cross: An African American Photograph Album

Kadir Nelson 

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball 

Marilyn Nelson

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

Abel O’Keragori 

Totems of the Kisii 

Vivian W. Owens 

The Mount Dorans: African American History Notes of a Florida Town

Rosa Parks 

Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today’s Youth

Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation

Rosa Parks: My Story

Diane Patrick

Coretta Scott King 

Martin Luther King Jr 

Lillie Patterson

Frederick Douglass 

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace

A Philip Randolph: Messenger for the Masses 

M LaVora Perry

A History of the Civil Rights Movement

Margaret W. Peters

Dayton’s African American Heritage: A Pictorial History 

Ann Petry 

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad 

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound 

Peace Warriors

Let it Shine! Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America 

A.P. Porter 

Kwanzaa (On My Own Holidays)

Gregory Reed 

Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders

Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today’s Youth

Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation

Belinda Rochelle 

Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights

Charlemae Hill Rollins 

They Showed the Way: Forty American Negro Leaders

Charles R. Smith

Winning Words: Sports Stories and Photographs

Stars in the Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934

Glenn L. Starks 

Thurgood Marshall: A Biography 

Linda Tarrant-Reid 

Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century 

Wanda Taylor 

Birchtown and the Black Loyalists 

Christine Taylor-Butler

Booker T. Washington (Rookie Biography Series) 

Joyce Carol Thomas 

Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision

Velma Maia Thomas

We Shall Not Be Moved 

Freedom’s Children: The Passage from Emancipation to the Great Migration 

Glennette Tilley Turner

The Underground Railroad in Illinois

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Great African-American Lawyers: Raising the Bar of Freedom 

Sarah E. Wright 

Philip Randolph: Integration in the Workplace 

Benjamin Zephaniah 

Wicked World 

Schools’ Out 

Funky Chicken