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Tracey Baptiste 

Jerry Spinelli (Who Wrote That) 

Al Gore (Conservation Heroes)

Rudine Sims Bishop

Presenting Walter Dean Myers

Bishop Daniel A. Payne: Great Black Leader

Sonia W. Black 

Bo Jackson 

Tonya Bolden 

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

Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty 

Up Close: W. E. B. Du Bois

George Washington Carver 

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

M.L.K.: Journey Of A King   

Kephra Burns 

Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali 

Geoffrey Canada

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence 

Charles W. Chesnutt

Frederick Douglass A Biography 

Clinton Cox 

Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown

Undying Glory: The Story of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment 

The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers

Come All You Brave Soldiers: Blacks in the Revolutionary War

Shirley Graham Dubois 

Julius K. Nyerere: Teacher of Africa 

DuBois: A Pictorial Biography

Gamal Abdel Nasser, Son of the Nile 

Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable: Founder of Chicago

Your Most Humble Servant: The Amazing Story of Benjamin Banneker 

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

Berry Gordy 

Movin’ Up  

Lorenz B. Graham 

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

The Story of Jesus 

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 

Between Two Fires: Black Soldiers in the Civil War 

James Haskins

Conjure Times: The History of Black Magicians in America 

Diary of a Harlem School Teacher 

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 

Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement 

Sugar Ray Leonard 

Hamp: An Autobiography 

Sports Great Magic Johnson 

James Van Derzee: The Picture Takin’ Man 

From Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 

The Life and Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Jesse Jackson: Civil Rights Activist 

Colin Powell: A Biography 

Doctor J.: A Biography of Julius Erving

The First Black Governor: Pinkney Benton Stewart Pinchback 

Thurgood Marshall: A Life for Justice 

Nat King Cole

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

George McGinnis: Basketball Superstar

KaaVonia Hinton 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Katura Hudson

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

Garnet Nelson Jackson 

Thurgood Marshall: Supreme Court Justice 

Benjamin Banneker: Scientist 

Martin Luther King Jr.: a Man of Peace 

Lynda Jones

Abe Lincoln

Denise M. Jordan 

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

Walter Dean Myers: Writer for Real Teens 

Julius Lester

On Writing for Children & Other People

Cookie Lommel 

Robert Church 

Russell Simmons 


James Oglethorpe 

Johnnie Cochran 

Kekla Magoon

Cesar Chavez: Crusader for Labor Rights

Abraham Lincoln 

Nelson Mandela: A Leader for Freedom

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues

Red-Tail Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II 

A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter 

Joseph D. McNair

Ralph Bunche 

Tony Medina

The President Looks Like Me & Other Poems 

Louise Meriwether

The Heart Man: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams 

Dharathula H. Millender 

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

Crispus Attucks: Black Leader of Colonial Patriots 

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

Robert H. Miller 

Reflections of a Black Cowboy: Cowboys 

Reflections of a Black Cowboy: Buffalo Soldiers

Reflections of a Black Cowboy: Mountain Men

Reflections of a Black Cowboy: Pioneers

Walter Dean Myers

Greatest: Muhammad Ali 

Bad Boy: A Memoir 

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary 

The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage 

Kadir Nelson

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball 

Marilyn Nelson

Carver: A Life in Poems 

Diane Patrick 

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 

Sequoyah: The Cherokee Who Captured Words 

Francis Scott Key: Poet and Patriot 

David, the Story of a King 

A Philip Randolph: Messenger for the Masses 

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America 

Gregory Reed 

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

Sharon Robinson 

Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America 

Jackie’s Nine: Jackie Robinson’s Values to Live By: Becoming Your Best Self

Jackie Robinson: American Hero

Charlemae Hill Rollins

Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes 

Charles R. Smith

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

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

Glenn L. Starks 

Thurgood Marshall: A Biography 

Garen Thomas

Yes We Can: A Biography of President Barack Obama

Darwin McBeth Walton

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

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Sink or Swim:  African-American Lifesavers of the Outer Banks  

Brenda Wilkinson

Jesse Jackson: Still Fighting for the Dream 

Sarah E. Wright 

Philip Randolph: Integration in the Workplace