Nonfiction > Picture > Performing Arts

Troy Andrews

Trombone Shorty 

Glenda Armand

Ira’s Shakespeare Dream

Ysaye M. Barnwell

We Are One: Book and Musical 

Ashley Bryan  

Let it Shine

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

Lord Burgess

Caribbean Carnival: Songs of the West Indies 

Veronica Chambers

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa

Lesa Cline-Ransome 

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

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

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

Floyd Cooper


Donald Crews 


Nina Crews 

The Neighborhood Sing-Along 

Leo Dillon 

Jazz on A Saturday Night

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

Nikki Giovanni 

Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat 

Eloise Greenfield

Paul Robeson

Patricia Hinds

A Day in the Life of Morgan Freeman 

Cheryl Willis Hudson

Harlem Renaissance: Profiles in Creativity

How Sweet the Sound: African American Songs for Children 

Toyomi Igus

I See the Rhythm 

I See the Rhythm of Gospel 

Bill T. Jones 

Dance! With Bill T. Jones

Sharon Bell Mathis

Ray Charles 

Cheryl Warren Mattox 

Shake It to the One That You Love the Best: Play Songs and Lullabies from Black Musical Traditions 

Let’s Get the Rhythm of the Band: A Child’s Introduction to Music from African-American Culture with History and Song

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

Marian Anderson: A Great Singer

Paul Robeson: A Voice for Change 

Louis Armstrong: King of Jazz

Walter Dean Myers


Marilyn Nelson

Beautiful Ballerina

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa 

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and his Orchestra 

Alvin Ailey with Tylania Moore

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Katheryn Russell-Brown

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Charles R. Smith

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

Leotha Stanley

Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music in Song, Words, and Pictures

Quincy Troupe

Little Stevie Wonder 

Renee Watson

Harlem’s Little Blackbird 

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

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

The Sound That Jazz Makes