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Jabari Asim 

Fifty Cents and a Dream 

Tonya Bolden 

The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali

Kimberly Brown

Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls Who Changed the World

Veronica Chambers

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa 

Lesa Cline-Ransome 

My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey

Satchel Paige 

Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist

Young Pele: Soccer’s First Star

Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart 

Before There Was Mozart:  The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George 

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass 

Floyd Cooper 

Jump!: From the Life of Michael Jordan 


Leo Dillon

Jazz on A Saturday Night

Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles—Think of That

Eloise Greenfield

Paul Robeson 

Mary McLeod Bethune 

Nikki Grimes

Talkin’ About Bessie 

Joyce Hansen 

African Princess: The Amazing Lives of Africa’s Royal Women

James Haskins 

John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement 

Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali 

Crystal Hubbard

Game, Set, Match Champion Arthur Ashe

The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield 

Kai Jackson Issa 

Howard Thurman’s Great Hope

Dolores Johnson 

Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson

She Dared to Fly: Bessie Coleman

Denise M. Jordan 

Muhammad Ali: Meet the Champion

Deloris Jordan 

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream 

Lynn Joseph

Fly, Bessie, Fly 

Amy Littlesugar

Shake Rag

Sharon Bell Mathis

Ray Charles 

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

Mary McLeod Bethune: Woman of Courage 

Madam C. J. Walker: Inventor and Millionaire 

Marian Anderson: A Great Singer 

Frederick Douglass: Leader against Slavery 

Paul Robeson: A Voice for Change 

Booker T. Washington: African-American Leader 

Louis Armstrong: King of Jazz 

George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor

Jesse Owens: Legendary Track Star   

Carter G. Woodson: Black History Pioneer 

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace 

Ida B. Wells-Barnett: A Voice Against Violence 

Tony Medina 

I and I Bob Marley

Nanette Mellage 

Coming Home: A True Story of Josh Gibson, Baseball’s Greatest Home Run Hitter 

Louise Meriwether 

The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls

Don’t Ride the Bus on Monday: The Rosa Parks Story 

Johnny Ray Moore 

Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Meet Martin Luther King Jr. 

Walter Dean Myers

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly

Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told

Toussaint L’ouverture: The Fight for Haiti’s Freedom 

I’ve Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kadir Nelson

Nelson Mandela

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshall 

Lorenzo Pace

Frederick Douglass and the North Star 

Harriet Tubman and My Grandmother’s Quilts 

Marching with Martin 

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa 

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and his Orchestra 

Bill Pickett, Rodeo Ridin’ Cowboy 

Dear Benjamin Banneker 

Alvin Ailey with Tylania Moore 

Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, A Young Artist in Harlem

Faith Ringgold

Henry Ossawa Tanner: His Boyhood Dream Comes True

Katheryn Russell-Brown

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Ilyasah Shabazz

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X 

Ntozake Shange 

Coretta Scott 

Float Like a Butterfly: Muhammad Ali, the Man Who Could Float Like a Butterfly and Sting Like a Bee 

Charles R. Smith

Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson 

Don Tate

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw 

Gaylia Taylor

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

Joyce Carol Thomas

In the Land of Milk and Honey 

Quincy Troupe 

Little Stevie Wonder 

Take It to the Hoop, Magic Johnson 

Glennette Tilley Turner

An Apple for Harriet Tubman 

Alice Walker

Langston Hughes, American Poet

Mildred Pitts Walter

Alec’s Primer

Renee Watson

Harlem’s Little Blackbird

Carole Boston Weatherford

Oprah: The Little Speaker 

Obama: Only in America 

Michelle Obama: First Mom 

Before John Was a Jazz Giant:  A Song of John Coltrane 

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom 

Racing Against the Odds: The Story of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing’s African-American Champion

I, Matthew Henson 

Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics