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2017
March: Book Three
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Lewis

School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-The final installment in the celebrated graphic novel trilogy that documents C...More

2017
Radiant Child
Click to search this book in our catalog   Javaka Steptoe

School Library Journal Gr 1-5-Through a simple text and vivid mixed-media collage art, the author evokes the ...More

2017
The Sun Is Also a Star
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2017
As Brave As You
 Jason Reynolds
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2017
Freedom Over Me
 Ashley Bryan
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2017
Freedom in Congo Square
 Carole Boston Weatherford
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2017
In Plain Sight
Click to search this book in our catalog   C. J. Box
2016
Gone Crazy in Alabama
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rita Williams Garcia

Book list *Starred Review* Readers of One Crazy Summer (2010) and P.S. Be Eleven (2013) have spent quality ti...More

2016
Trombone Shorty
Click to search this book in our catalog   Troy Andrews
 
2016
Hoodoo
 Ronald L. Smith

Book list Smith's debut novel introduces readers to Hoodoo, a 12-year-old African American boy living in ...More

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2016
Voice of Freedom
 Carole Boston Weatherford
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2016
All American Boys
 Jason Reynolds
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2016
The Boy in the Black Suit
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jason Reynolds

School Library Journal Gr 7 Up-Matt's mother just died, and his dad isn't coping well, hanging out wi...More

2016
X: A Novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ilyasah Shabazz

Publishers Weekly This fictionalized account of the boy who became Malcolm X maintains a suspenseful, poetic ...More

2016
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlems Greatest Bookstore
Click to search this book in our catalog   Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
 
2016
Last Stop on Market Street
 Matt de la Pena

Publishers Weekly Like still waters, de la Peña (A Nation's Hope) and Robinson's (Gaston) story runs ...More

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2016
Last Stop on Market Street
 Matt de la Pena

Publishers Weekly Like still waters, de la Peña (A Nation's Hope) and Robinson's (Gaston) story runs ...More

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2015
Brown girl dreaming
 Jacqueline Woodson

Book list *Starred Review* What is this book about? In an appended author's note, Woodson says it best: m...More

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2015
Firebird
Click to search this book in our catalog   Christopher Myers

School Library Journal Gr 2-6-A poetic dialogue between an aspiring young dancer and the American Ballet Thea...More

2014
PS Be Eleven
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rita Williams Garcia

Book list *Starred Review* The Gaither sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are newly returned from a summer s...More

2014
Knock knock my dads dream for me
Click to search this book in our catalog   written by Daniel Beaty and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Publishers Weekly Beaty's spoken-word performance about a childhood lived in the shadow of incarceration...More

 
2013 (Author)
Hand in Hand Ten Black Men Who Changed America
 written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Publishers Weekly Ten influential black men-including Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall,...More

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2013 (Illustrator)
I, Too, Am America
 written by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Book list A celebration of Pullman porters is the focus of this new picture-book edition of Langston Hughes&#...More

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2012 (Author)
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
 Kadir Nelson

Publishers Weekly As in We Are the Ship, Nelson knits together the nation's proudest moments with its mo...More

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2012 (Illustrator)
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom
Click to search this book in our catalog   written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans

School Library Journal Gr 1-3-A stellar introduction to the Underground Railroad, narrated by a group of sla...More

2011 (Author)
One Crazy Summer
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rita Williams Garcia

Publishers Weekly Williams-Garcia (Jumped) evokes the close-knit bond between three sisters, and the fervor ...More

2011 (Illustrator)
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Click to search this book in our catalog   illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill

School Library Journal K-Gr 4-The life of an astonishingly prolific and skilled potter who lived and died a ...More

 
2010 (Author)
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
 Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Book list Nelson and Christie know the proper way to open a western with a showdown. Young readers first see ...More

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2010 (Illustrator)
My People
 illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., written by Langston Hughes

School Library Journal K Up-Smith's knack for pairing poetry and photography is well documented in books...More

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2009 (Author)
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
 words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreward by Hank Aaron.

Publishers Weekly In his first outing as author as well as illustrator, Nelson (Ellington Was Not a Street) ...More

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2009 (Illustrator)
The blacker the berry : poems
Click to search this book in our catalog   by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
2008 (Illustrator)
Let it Shine
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ashley Bryan

Publishers Weekly Bryan (Beautiful Blackbird) again proves himself a maestro with scissors (depicted on the e...More

2008 (Author)
Elijah of Buxton
Click to search this book in our catalog   Christopher Paul Curtis

Book list *Starred Review* After his mother rebukes him for screaming that hoop snakes have invaded Buxton, g...More

 
2007 (Author)
Copper Sun
 Sharon Draper

Book list Gr. 9-12. Best known for her contemporary African American characters, Draper's latest novel i...More

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2007 (Illustrator)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
 Carole Boston Weatherford

Book list Weatherford's handsome picture book about Harriet Tubman focuses mostly on Tubman's religio...More

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2006 (Author)
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
 Julius Lester

Book list Gr. 6-9. From his first book, To Be a Slave (1968), Lester has told the history of slavery through...More

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2006 (Illustrator)
Rosa
Click to search this book in our catalog   Nikki Giovanni

Book list Gr. 3-5. Far from the cliche of Rosa Parks as the tired little seamstress, this beautiful picture-b...More

2005 (Author)
Remember: The Journey to School Integration
Click to search this book in our catalog   Toni Morrison

Book list Gr. 5-12. The photos are electrifying. Beautifully reproduced in sepia prints, the archival images...More

2005 (Illustrator)
Ellington Was Not a Street
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ntozake Shange

Publishers Weekly At once personal and universal, Shange's poem, "Mood Indigo" (published in h...More

 
2004 (Author)
The First Part Last
 Angela Johnson

School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-In this lyrical novel, 16-year-old Bobby narrates his journey into teenage fat...More

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2004 (Illustrator)
Beautiful Blackbird
 Ashley Bryan

School Library Journal K-Gr 2-Because they haven't got a spot of black on their bodies, the colorful bir...More

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2003 (Author)
Bronx Masquerade
 Nikki Grimes

School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-A flowing, rhythmic portrait of the diversity and individuality of teen chara...More

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2003 (Illustrator)
Talkin About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
Click to search this book in our catalog   E.B. Lewis

School Library Journal Gr 3-8-This fresh contribution to the spate of relatively recent titles about Coleman...More

2002 (Author)
The Land
Click to search this book in our catalog   Mildred Taylor

School Library Journal Gr 7-10-In this prequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Dial, 1976), readers meet th...More

2002 (Illustrator)
Goin Someplace Special
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jerry Pinkney

Book list Ages 5-8. Tricia Ann excitedly gets her grandmother's permission to go out by herself to "...More

 
2001 (Author)
Miracles Boys
 Jacqueline Woodson

Publishers Weekly Once again, Woodson (If You Come Softly; From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun) reveals a keen ...More

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2001 (Illustrator)
Uptown
 Bryan Collier

Publishers Weekly "Collier's watercolor and collage artwork effectively blends a boy's idealis...More

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2000 (Author)
Bud, Not Buddy
 Christopher Paul Curtis

Publishers Weekly As in his Newbery Honor-winning debut, The Watsons Go to BirminghamÄ1963, Curtis draws on a...More

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2000 (Illustrator)
In the Time of the Drums
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kim L. Siegelson and Brian Pinkney

School Library Journal Gr 2-5-A Gullah story brought into beautiful focus by Pinkney's trademark scratchb...More

1999 (Author)
Heaven
Click to search this book in our catalog   Angela Johnson

School Library Journal Gr 6-9-What makes a person who she is? Is it her name, the people she lives with, or i...More

1999 (Illustrator)
I See the Rhythm
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1998 (Author)
Forged by Fire
 Sharon Draper

Book list Gr. 7^-10. Gerald Nickelby, a minor character in Tears of a Tiger (1994), emerges full-fledged and ...More

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1998 (Illustrator)
In Daddys Arms I Am Tall
 Javaka Steptoe

School Library Journal Gr 3 Up?This innovative, stunningly illustrated picture book celebrates the role of fa...More

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1997 (Author)
Slam
 Walter Dean Myers

Book list Gr. 8^-12. On the basketball court, 17-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris is in control. His dis...More

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1997 (Illustrator)
Minty
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jerry Pinkney

Book list Ages 5^-9. Set on the Maryland plantation where Harriet Tubman ("Minty" ) was raised a sl...More

1996 (Author)
Her Stories
Click to search this book in our catalog   Virginia Hamilton

Publishers Weekly Hamilton fans who have wondered what happened to Cammy Coleman after the death of her cousi...More

1996 (Illustrator)
The Middle Passage
Click to search this book in our catalog   Tom Feelings

Book list In his introduction, Feelings, known best for his children's book celebrating African creativit...More

 
1995 (Author)
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
 Patricia McKissack

Book list Gr. 4-6, with interest for older readers. This unusual book shows life on a Virginia plantation in ...More

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1995 (Illustrator)
The Creation
 James Ransome

Book list Ages 5-9. Illustrating Johnson's poem "The Creation," written in 1919, is not as easy...More

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