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Troy Andrews

Trombone Shorty 

Glenda Armand

Ira’s Shakespeare Dream

Jabari Asim 

Fifty Cents and a Dream  

Tonya Bolden 

The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali  

Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life’s Song 

Charisse Carney-Nunes

I Am Barack Obama 

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

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

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass  

Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History 

Floyd Cooper 

Jump!: From the Life of Michael Jordan 


Leo Dillon

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

Derek T. Dingle

First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson 

Christine King Farris 

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

Lorrine Alyce Garrison-Boyd

USS Mason: Brave Sailors Who Fought a War and Segregation

Jan Spivey Gilchrist 

Obama: The Day the World Danced 

Nikki Giovanni

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship 

Eloise Greenfield 

Paul Robeson 

Nikki Grimes 

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope 

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

Patricia Hinds

A Day in the Life of Morgan Freeman 

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

Angela Johnson 

Those Building Men 

Dinah Johnson 

All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts

Dolores Johnson

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

Bill T. Jones 

Dance! With Bill T. Jones 

Denise M. Jordan

Muhammad Ali: Meet the Champion


Sharon Bell Mathis

Ray Charles

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

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 

Tony Medina

Love to Langston

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 

Johnny Ray Moore 

Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Meet Martin Luther King Jr. 

Walter Dean Myers

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly

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


For the Love of Soccer!

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and his Orchestra

Bill Pickett, Rodeo Ridin’ Cowboy

Dear Benjamin Banneker

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America 

Alvin Ailey with Tylania Moore 

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

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

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

Faith Ringgold

Henry Ossawa Tanner: His Boyhood Dream Comes True 

Dorothy W. Robinson

Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

Sharon Robinson 

Testing the Ice: A True Story about Jackie Robinson

Ilyasah Shabazz

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

Ntozake Shange

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 

Hoop Kings

Don Tate

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw 

Gaylia Taylor

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

Quincy Troupe

Take It to the Hoop, Magic Johnson 

Alice Walker

Langston Hughes, American Poet

Carole Boston Weatherford

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

Obama: Only in America

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

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