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The True Story Behind Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

by Jennifer Armstrong & Albert Lorenz Aladdin (September 03, 2013)

Four score and seven years ago...

So begins one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States -- Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Given on a cold November day, it wasn't much of a...


Thurgood Marshall

by Montrew Dunham Aladdin (December 18, 2012)

The childhood of civil rights hero and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall comes to life in this engaging biography. Whenever Thurgood Marshall got into trouble at school, the principal would make him sit...


Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison, Robin Miles & Bahni Turpin Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of...


A Child's Introduction to African American History

by Jabari Asim & Dion Graham Hachette Book Group (January 02, 2018)

Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom and tells a fact-filled history of African Americans through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to...


Mama Africa!

by Kathryn Erskine & Charly Palmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 09, 2017)

Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid--a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa,...


Pelé

by Eddy Simon & Vincent Brascaglia First Second (October 23, 2017)

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as Pelé, grew up in poverty in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. He was too poor to afford a real soccer ball, so he played with a ball of newspaper tied...


Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni & Bryan Collier Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 30, 2005)

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She...


Pocket Bios: Muhammad Ali

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the famous professional boxer and activist Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali remains one of the most inspiring and celebrated sports figures today. A gold-medal...


Pocket Bios: Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (October 15, 2018)

Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement, is best known for his dedication to nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for...


Underground

by Shane W. Evans Roaring Brook Press (January 17, 2011)

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where...


Brave Ballerina

by Michelle Meadows & Ebony Glenn Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 07, 2019)

A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial...


My Daddy Rules the World

by Hope Anita Smith Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 15, 2017)

A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor--winning poet.

Who is your hero? Who's your best friend?

Who says he loves you again and again?

Daddy!

Told through the voice...


So Tall Within

by Gary D. Schmidt & Daniel Minter Roaring Brook Press (September 24, 2018)

From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind...


We March

by Shane W. Evans Roaring Brook Press (January 02, 2012)

On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington...


Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks, often referred to as both "the first lady of civil rights" and the mother of the freedom movement,...


Thurgood Marshall

by Teri Kanefield Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 20, 2020)

The story of the brilliant lawyer who successfully argued the case that ended legal racial segregation in America

 

When Thurgood Marshall--the great grandson of a slave--was born, African Americans were denied...


The Civil Rights Movement

by Nancy Ohlin & Roger Simó little bee books (January 28, 2020)

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Civil Rights Movement!

When people think about the Civil Rights Movement, things like segregation and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"...


Kevin Durant

by Real Sports Network Aladdin (November 19, 2019)

Learn about NBA superstar Kevin Durant in this book in a nonfiction series about your favorite athletes’ childhoods and what (or who) helped them become the stars they are today!

He’s 6’ 9” with a wingspan...


Sloane Stephens

by Craig Ellenport Aladdin (November 19, 2019)

Learn about tennis superstar Sloane Stephens in this book in a nonfiction series about your favorite athletes’ childhoods and what (or who) helped them become the stars they are today!

Sloane Stephens comes...


Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve & Robin Eller Simon & Schuster Audio (January 08, 2019)

“A brilliant work of US history.” --School Library Journal (starred review)

“Gripping.” --BCCB (starred review)

“Accessible…Necessary.” --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A School Library Journal...


Infinite Hope

by Ashley Bryan & Dion Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (October 15, 2019)

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award

Recipient of a Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Special Mention Honor Award

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

From celebrated author and illustrator...


Changing the Equation

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 02, 2020)

A celebratory and inspiring look at some of the most important black women in STEM

 

Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...


I, Too, Sing America

by Catherine Clinton, Ashley Bryan & Renee Joshua-Porter Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

Starting with Lucy Terry of the early eighteenth century and finishing with poet laureate Rita Dove, this inspiring anthology edited by Catherine Clinton captures the enormous talent and passion of black poets....


Little Legends

by Vashti Harrison, Cary Hite, J. D. Jackson & Kwesi Johnson Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 19, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history.

An important book for readers of all ages, this engagingly written volume brings to life...


A Computer Called Katherine

by Suzanne Slade, Veronica Miller Jamison & Jeanette Illidge Little, Brown Young Readers (November 19, 2019)

The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!

Katherine knew it...


Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow

by Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Dion Graham Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation. This is...


Martin Rising: Requiem for a King

by Andrea Davis Pinkney Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love. In a rich embroidery of visions, musical...


The Quilts of Gee's Bend

by Susan Goldman Rubin Abrams Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2017)

Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee’s Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. In the only photo-essay book about the quilts of Gee’s Bend for children, award-winning...


Pathfinders

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 02, 2017)

Over the centuries, untold numbers of black men and women in America have achieved great things against the odds. Pathfinders is a collective biography of sixteen diverse American men and women of African...


A Ride to Remember

by Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan & Floyd Cooper Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2020)

The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement

 

A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was...


Feed Your Mind

by Jen Bryant & Cannaday Chapman Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 11, 2019)

A celebration of August Wilson’s journey from a child in Pittsburgh to one of America’s greatest playwrights

 

August Wilson (1945–2005) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who had a particular...


Discovering Black America

by Linda Tarrant-Reid Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 14, 2018)

Discovering Black America offers readers an unprecedented account of more than 400 years of African American history set against a background of American and global events. The book begins with a black sailor...


Maritcha

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 16, 2015)

This Coretta Scott King Honor Book provides a much-needed window into a little-documented time in black history. The poignant story, based on the memoir of Maritcha Rémond Lyons, shows what it was like to be...


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews & Bryan Collier Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 13, 2015)

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner

Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice...


Capital Days

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 05, 2015)

Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804–1880) highlights a period of immense change...


Searching for Sarah Rector

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2014)

  Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as "the richest black girl in America.+? Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma,...


Kevin Durant

by Real Sports Network Aladdin (November 19, 2019)

Learn about NBA superstar Kevin Durant in this book in a nonfiction series about your favorite athletes’ childhoods and what (or who) helped them become the stars they are today!

He’s 6’ 9” with a wingspan...


Sloane Stephens

by Craig Ellenport Aladdin (November 19, 2019)

Learn about tennis superstar Sloane Stephens in this book in a nonfiction series about your favorite athletes’ childhoods and what (or who) helped them become the stars they are today!

Sloane Stephens comes...


The Golden Girls of Rio

by Nikkolas Smith Sky Pony (November 15, 2016)

The women athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics captivated the world: Simon Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time; Katie Ledecky, who shattered swimming records in multiple events; Michelle Carter,...


On the Field with ... Terrell Davis

by Matt Christopher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 19, 2009)

Superstar running back Terrell Davis helped his team, the Denver Broncos, to two consecutive Super Bowl titles, first in 1998, then again in 1999. He holds multiple records, including those for postseason rushing...


Flying Above Expectations

by Larry Simmons Jr. & Sehreen Shahzad Melanin Origins LLC (February 01, 2018)

Join Melanin Origins as we tell of the Tuskegee Airmen and a few of their accomplishments in flight and in moral character. Author Larry Simmons penned this story for children worldwide in hopes to awaken the...


Carver park

by Lynda Jones Mubarak & The Eminence System LYNDA JONES MUBARAK (December 05, 2017)

It would seem that growing up in segregated Waco, Texas in the 1950s would be filled with challenges and disappointments for any African-American child, but one little girl learned everything possible about...


The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America

by Judy Dodge Cummings & Sam Carbaugh Nomad Press (November 01, 2017)

Slavery or freedom? The question of whether to make the United States a slave country or to make all people free was the question that pitted the states against each other in a brutal battle. In The Civil War:...


Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man (Biography)

by Judy Fradin, Dennis Fradin & National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids (September 06, 2017)

The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana....


Arthur Ashe

by Paul Mantell & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (March 13, 2012)

A childhood biography of a groundbreaking African-American athlete.

Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) was the first African American man to win a major tennis tournament.

     He did not start out with a love of the...


Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

by Margot Lee Shetterly HarperCollins (November 29, 2016)

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller!

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians...


Stars in the Shadows

by Charles R. Smith Jr. & Frank Morrison Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 03, 2012)

Meet Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and other baseball heroes in this unique radio broadcast reenactment of a legendary All-Star Game, marking a pivotal time in sports history.

1934, Chicago. Come step back in time...


On the Field with ... Terrell Davis

by Matt Christopher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 18, 2009)

Superstar running back Terrell Davis helped his team, the Denver Broncos, to two consecutive Super Bowl titles, first in 1998, then again in 1999. He holds multiple records, including those for postseason rushing...


On the Court with...Venus and Serena Williams

by Matt Christopher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 18, 2009)

Serena and Venus Williams have captured the attention of the tennis crowd. This title contains photographs, their statistics and a list of career highlights for the sisters.


On the Court with ... Shaquille O'Neal

by Matt Christopher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 18, 2009)

Describes the life and career of the basketball superstar and center for the Los Angeles Lakers.