Nonfiction > Chapter/Middle > Poetry

Jaime Adoff 

Small Fry

John Agard

Half-Caste and Other Poems 

Einstein, the Girl Who Hated Math 

Elizabeth Alexander

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

Gwendolyn Brooks


Very Young Poets 


Children Coming Home 

Terri Bush 

The Voice of the Children (Poetry by Children) 

Alexis De Veaux 

Don’t Explain: A Story of Billie Holiday 

Shirley Graham Du Bois 

The Story of Phillis Wheatley: Poetess of the Revolution

Nikki Giovanni 

Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People 

Nikki Grimes 

Tai Chi Morning 

At Jerusalem’s Gate 

From a Child’s Heart

Portrait of Mary 

A Dime a Dozen

Out of the Dark: Nikki Grimes

James Haskins

The Life of Langston Hughes Always Movin’ On 

Katura Hudson 

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

Wade Hudson

The Pioneers (Poetry from the Masters)     

Phillis Wheatley: Poet 

Angela Johnson 

The Other Side, Shorter Poems 

June Jordan 

The Voice of the Children (Poetry by Children) 


For the Love of Life 

The Sun is On 

Rhythm and Dues 

Eric-Shabazz Larkin 

A Moose Boosh: A Few Choice Words About Food 

Julius Lester

Who I Am

Angela Shelf Medearis

Skin Deep and Other Teenage Reflections 

Tony Medina

The President Looks Like Me & Other Poems 

Walter Dean Myers


Blues Journey 

Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices 

Marilyn Nelson

Carver: A Life in Poems

Eugene Useni Perkins 

Poetry from the Masters: The Black Arts Movement

Charlemae Hill Rollins 

Famous American Negro Poets

Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes 

Charles R. Smith

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

Michael R. Strickland

African-American Poets 

Bettye Stroud 

The World’s Wide Open 

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Becoming Billie Holiday 

Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People 

Phillis Wheatley 

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. By Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley, of Boston, in New-England

Jacqueline Woodson

brown girl dreaming 

Benjamin Zephaniah 

Wicked World 

Schools’ Out

Funky Chicken

Talking Turkeys