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Davida Adedjouma 

The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children 

John Agard 

The Calypso Alphabet 

Elizabeth Alexander 

Praise Song for the Day

Troy Andrews

Trombone Shorty 

Maya Angelou 

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem 

Ysaye M. Barnwell 

We Are One: Book and Musical 

Harry Belafonte

Island in the Sun 

Charles Bible 

Black Means… 

Tonya Bolden

Rock of Ages: A Tribute to the Black Church

Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan’s Puppets: Making Something from Everything

Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life’s Song 

Let it Shine 

All Night, All Day: A Child’s First Book of African-American Spirituals

Gwendolyn Brooks

Bronzeville Boys and Girls

Lord Burgess 

Caribbean Carnival: Songs of the West Indies

Charisse Carney-Nunes 

I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children 

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate 

My First Kwanzaa Book 


Biddy Mason: The Open Hand

Lucille Clifton

The Black B C’s 

Michelle Cook

Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change 

Nina Crews

The Neighborhood Sing-Along 

Alice Faye Duncan

The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Everyday People 

Karen English 

Speak to Me

Juwanda Ford 

K is for Kwanzaa 

Together for Kwanzaa 

Angela Freeman

Sankofa SuperHerus (Volume 1) 

Sankofa SuperHerus (Volume 2) 

Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Obama: The Day the World Danced 

My America

Eloise Greenfield 

Paul Robeson 

Mary McLeod Bethune 

Ella Grier

The Seven Days of Kwanzaa 

Nikki Grimes

C is for City 

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope 

Is It Far to Zanzibar?: Poems about Tanzania 

Monica Gunning

Not a Copper Penny in Me House

Patricia Hinds

What I Want to Be

Cheryl Willis Hudson

How Sweet the Sound: African American Songs for Children 

Toyomi Igus

I See the Rhythm 

I See the Rhythm of Gospel 

Synthia Saint James

The Gifts of Kwanzaa 

It’s Kwanzaa Time!: A Lift-the-Flap Story

Dinah Johnson

All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts 

Dolores Johnson

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

Hannibal B. Johnson 

Up from the Ashes: A Story about Community 

Jeanine Jones

Yes We Can! Yes We Did! 

Denise M. Jordan 


Juneteenth Day 

Now It’s Your Turn 

We Can Listen 

Your Fair Share 


June Jordan

Fannie Lou Hamer 

William Kamkwamba

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 

Jacob Lawrence

The Great Migration: An American Story 

Harriet and the Promised Land 

Spike & Tonya Lee Lewis 

Giant Steps to Change the World 

Julius Lester

Let’s Talk About Race 

Wynton Marsalis

Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure 

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

Mary McLeod Bethune: Woman of Courage 

Carter G. Woodson: Black History Pioneer

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace 

Ida B. Wells-Barnett: A Voice Against Violence 

Fredrick L. McKissack Jr.

Kwanzaa-Count and Celebrate! 

Louise Meriwether 

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

We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart

Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told 

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 


Let Freedom Sing! 

Barack Obama 

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

Isaac O. Olaleye

The Distant Talking Drum 

Ifeoma Onyefulu 

Ife’s First Haircut 

Here Comes Our Bride!: An African Wedding Story 

Ogbo: Sharing Life in an African Village 

Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down 

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song 

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride 

Boycott Blues 

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts 

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

Beah E. Richards

Keep Climbing, Girls 

Dorothy W. Robinson 

Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 

Hilda Robinson

Didn’t We Have Fun! 

Allison Samuels

Christmas Soul: African American Holiday Stories 

Ilyasah Shabazz 

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

Ntozake Shange 

Ellington Was Not a Street

I Live in Music

Paula Young Shelton

Child of the Civil Rights Movement 

Charles R. Smith

Brick by Brick

Diamond Life: Baseball Sights, Sounds, and Swings 

Perfect Harmony: A Musical Journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem 

Don Tate 

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw 

Clifton Taulbert

Little Cliff and the Porch People

Charles A. Taylor

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Gaylia Taylor

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

Dimitrea Tokunbo

The Sound Of Kwanzaa 

Tererai Trent

The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can 

Glennette Tilley Turner 

An Apple for Harriet Tubman

Desmond Tutu

Desmond and the Very Mean Word 

Eric Velasquez 

Grandma’s Records

Grandma’s Gift

Kathleen Wainwright

Summer in the City 

Alice Walker 

Why War Is Never A Good Idea 

Darwin McBeth Walton 


Donna L. Washington

The Story of Kwanzaa 

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement 

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America 

Oprah: The Little Speaker

Obama: Only in America 

Michelle Obama: First Mom 

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom 

Dear Mr. Rosenwald 

Champions on the Bench:  The 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars 

Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood

Princeville:  The 500-Year Flood 

Birmingham: 1963 

A Negro League Scrapbook 

Benjamin Zephaniah 

When I Grow Up