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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement 

Elizabeth Alexander

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series  

Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 

Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier  

Arna Bontemps

Great Slave Narratives 

They Seek a City (revised as Anyplace but Here)  

Black Thunder: Gabriel’s Revolt: Virginia 1800  

The Harlem Renaissance Remembered 

Free at Last: the Life of Frederick Douglas      

Rebecca Carroll

Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America 

Shirley Chisholm

Unbought and Unbossed  

Freddi Williams Evans

Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans  

Christine King Farris

Through It All: Reflections on My Life, My Family, and My Faith 

Elton C. Fax

Garvey: The Story of a Pioneer Black Nationalist  

Sharon Flake

You Don’t Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys

James Haskins

The Cotton Club  

The Scottsboro Boys

Black Manifesto for Education  

The Long Struggle: The Story of American Labor 

Langston Hughes

The First Book of the Negroes  

The First Book of the West Indies 

First Book of Africa    

Fight for Freedom: The Story of the NAACP 

Dr. Curtis L. Ivery 

Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In 

Angela Johnson 

Gone From Home: Short Takes 

June Jordan

Soldier: A Poet’s Childhood 

Lynda Blackmon Lowery

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March 

Peter Magubane

Black Child  

Greg Neri

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty  

Clifton Taulbert

The Last Train North  

Watching Our Crops Come In 

Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored