Nonfiction > Chapter/Middle > Performing Arts

Tonya Bolden 

Take-Off: American All-Girl Bands During WWII 

Lamont Clark

DJs: A Children’s Guide to the Origins of Hip Hop (The Five Elements of Hip Hop) (Volume 1) 

B-Boys: A Children’s Guide to the Origins of Hip Hop (The Five Elements of Hip Hop) (Volume 2) 

Graffiti: A Children’s Guide to the Origins of Hip Hop (Volume 3) 

MCs: A Children’s Guide to the Origins of Hip Hop (The Five Elements of Hip Hop) (Volume 4) 

Knowledge: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop: A Children’s Guide to the Origins of Hip Hop (The Five Elements of Hip Hop) (Volume 5)

Michaela DePrince 

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story

Alexis De Veaux 

Don’t Explain: A Story of Billie Holiday 

Shirley Graham DuBois

Paul Robeson, Citizen of the World 

Veronica Freeman Ellis

Wynton Marsalis

Berry Gordy 

Movin’ Up  

Virginia Hamilton 

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

James Haskins

One Love, One Heart: A History of Reggae

Black Dance in America: A History Through Its People 

The Story of Stevie Wonder 

Scatman: An Authorized Biography of Scatman Crothers 

Mabel Mercer: A Life 

Lena Horne 

Hamp: An Autobiography 

Black Music in America: A History Through Its People

One Love, One Heart: A History of Reggae

Diana Ross; Star Supreme 

Nat King Cole

One Nation Under a Groove: Rap Music and Its Roots

Black Theater in America 

Break Dancing 

Bill Cosby: America’s Most Famous Father 

Ella Jenkins 

This is Rhythm 

Charisse Jones & Unlocking the Truth 

Unlocking the Truth: Three Brooklyn Teens on Life, Friendship and Making the Band

Maurice K. Jones 

Spike Lee and the African American Filmmakers: A Choice of Colors

Say It Loud/Story of Rap Music

Denise M. Jordan

Harlem Renaissance Artists

Cookie Lommel

Russell Simmons

African American in Film and Television

Beck

History of Rap Music

Black Filmmakers

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

Marsalis on Music

Joseph D. McNair

Leontyne Price (Journey to Freedom: The African American Library)

Dharathula H. Millender

Louis Armstrong: Young Music Maker 

Marilyn Nelson

Sweethearts of Rhythm

Lillie Patterson

Oprah Winfrey: Talk Show Host and Actress

Eugene Useni Perkins

Poetry from the Masters: The Black Arts Movement

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

Charlemae Hill Rollins

Famous Negro Entertainers of Stage, Screen, and TV

Eleanora E. Tate

African American Musicians

Carole Boston Weatherford

Becoming Billie Holiday