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    Extraordinary people of the Harlem Renaissance

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    Extraordinary people of the Harlem Renaissance

    Hardy, P. Stephen.

    Looks at the many artists, photographers, choreographers, musicians, composers, poets, writers, and other creative people who made Harlem such an amazing place in the 1920s and 1930s.

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    Strange fruit

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    Strange fruit

    Gill, Joel Christian.

    A collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall 'Major' Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first Black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.

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    The blues singers

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    Slave spirituals and the Jubilee Singers

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    Slave spirituals and the Jubilee Singers

    Cooper, Michael L., 1950-

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    Baseball and the color line

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    Baseball and the color line

    Gilbert, Thomas W.

    Traces the history of segregation in major league baseball, looks at the Negro Leagues, and recounts how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1946.

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    Roots

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    African Americans

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    African Americans : voices of triumph

    Surveys outstanding African-American men and women and describes their contributions in the fields of science, industry, religion, education, and politics.

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    In the shadow of liberty

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    In the shadow of liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives

    Davis, Kenneth C., author.

    "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"-- Provided by publisher.

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    African American history for dummies

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    African American history for dummies

    Penrice, Ronda Racha.

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    Black pioneers

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    Black pioneers : an untold story

    Katz, William Loren.

    A biographical history of influential African American pioneers and freedom fighters in the Midwest, including Sara Jane Woodson, Peter Clark, and Dred Scott.

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    Hurry freedom

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    Hurry freedom : African Americans in Gold Rush California

    Stanley, Jerry, 1941-

    Recounts the history of African Americans in California during the Gold Rush while focusing on the life and work of Mifflin Gibbs.

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    Roots

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    Roots [the saga of an American family]

    Haley, Alex.

    "A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendents' liberation"--The Internet Movie Database.

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    Roots

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    Roots [the saga of an American family]

    Haley, Alex.

    "A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendents' liberation"--The Internet Movie Database.

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    Arthur Ashe

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    Arthur Ashe : against the wind

    Collins, David R.

    Tells of the life and career of tennis player Arthur Ashe.

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    Josephine Baker

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    Josephine Baker

    Schroeder, Alan.

    Biography of the African-American singer and dancer who achieved fame in Paris in the 1920s and was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her work during World War II.

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    Count Basie

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    Count Basie

    Kliment, Bud.

    Examines the life and career of a famous twentieth-century jazz musician.

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    Angela Bassett

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    Angela Bassett

    Fitzgerald, Dawn.

    A photo-filled chronicle of the life and career of African-American actress Angela Bassett, including her childhood in Florida, her education at Yale University, and her success in such films as "What's Love Got to Do with It?" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."

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    Wake up our souls

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    Wake up our souls : a celebration of Black American artists

    Bolden, Tonya.

    Presents a history of African American visual arts and artists from the days of slavery to the present.

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    Long time gone

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    Long time gone

    Brent, William Lee, 1930-

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    Gwendolyn Brooks

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    Gwendolyn Brooks : poet from Chicago

    Rhynes, Martha E., 1929-

    Presents a biography of the African American poet who has received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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    One more valley, one more hill

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    One more valley, one more hill : the story of Aunt Clara Brown

    Lowery, Linda.

    Chronicles the life of the woman called Aunt Clara Brown, who was born into slavery and became a pioneer and entrepreneur, earning money to bring other former slaves to a new start in Colorado.

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    Unforgettable

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    Unforgettable the life and mystique of Nat King Cole

    Gourse, Leslie.

    Biography of the satiny voiced singer and jazz pianist who achieved many firsts for African-American entertainers.

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    Bill Cosby

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    Bill Cosby

    Herbert, Solomon J.

    Examines the life and show business career of Bill Cosby.

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    Frederick Douglass

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    Frederick Douglass

    McFeely, William S.

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    Frederick Douglass

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    Frederick Douglass

    McFeely, William S.

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    Paul Laurence Dunbar

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    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Gentry, Tony.

    Examines the life of the poet and novelist who battled racism and accepted the challenge of depicting the African-American experience in America.

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    Duke Ellington

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    Duke Ellington

    Frankl, Ron.

    Chronicles the life of internationally-acclaimed jazz musician Duke Ellington, from the Harlem Renaissance through his later years.

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    Julius Erving

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    Julius Erving

    Wilker, Josh.

    Biography of the basketball player known as Dr. J, who invented the art of playing basketball above the rim.

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    Ella Fitzgerald

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    Ella Fitzgerald

    Kliment, Bud.

    A biography of the American jazz vocalist who has had a successful singing career for fifty years.

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    Aretha Franklin

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    Aretha Franklin

    McAvoy, Jim.

    Text and photographs trace the life and musical career of Aretha Franklin up to 2001.

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    Dizzy Gillespie and the birth of bebop

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    Lena Horne

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    Lena Horne

    Palmer, Leslie.

    Describes the life and career achievements of the African-American singer.

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    To the mountaintop!

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    To the mountaintop! : my journey through the civil rights movement

    Hunter-Gault, Charlayne.

    The author describes her involvement in the civil rights movement and the way she felt at the inauguration of Barack Obama, featuring black-and-white photographs, articles from the "New York Times," and more.

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    Jesse

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    Vernon can read!

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    Vernon can read! : a memoir

    Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935-

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    Barbara Jordan

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    Barbara Jordan : politician

    Naden, Corinne J.

    Examines the life and career of the African-American woman from Texas who became a prominent political figure.

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    Panther baby

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    Joseph

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    M.L.K

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    M.L.K. : journey of a King

    Bolden, Tonya.

    Through period photographs and text introduces readers to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Martin Luther King, Jr

    Frady, Marshall.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Martin Luther King, Jr

    Jakoubek, Robert E.

    Examines the life of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader who helped African-Americans win many battles for equal rights.

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    King

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    Queen Latifah

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    Queen Latifah

    Bloom, Sarah R.

    Examines the life and achievements of Dana Owens, better known as Queen Latifah, discussing her accomplishments as a singer, actor, writer, and talk show host.

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    Hidden figures

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    Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space

    Lee Shetterly, Margot, author.

    Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.

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    Carl Lewis

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    Carl Lewis

    Klots, Steve.

    A biography of Carl Lewis who many think is the greatest track-and-field athlete of all time.

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    Malcolm X

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    Malcolm X

    Rummel, Jack.

    A biography of the Black Muslim who became a leader of a movement to unite black people throughout the world.

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    The autobiography of Malcolm X

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    The autobiography of Malcolm X

    X, Malcolm, 1925-1965.

    Completed shortly before his assassination in 1965, Malcolm X's autobiography depicts a child born into rage and despair, who turned to street-hustling and cocaine in the Harlem ghetto, followed by prison, where he converted to the Black Muslims and honed the energy and brilliance that made him one of the most important political figures of his time. It also charts the spiritual journey that took him beyond militancy and led to his murder.

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    Toni Morrison

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    Toni Morrison

    Century, Douglas.

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    Toni Morrison

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    Toni Morrison : telling a tale untold

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Examines the life and work of the successful novelist, who became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

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    Eddie Murphy

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    Eddie Murphy

    Wilburn, Deborah A.

    Discusses the professional and personal life of the well-known comedian.

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    Bad boy

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    Myers

    Bad boy : a memoir

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

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    Dreams from my father

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    Obama

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    Jesse Owens

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    Jesse Owens : an American life

    Baker, William J.

    Biography of the black American track and field star whose gold medals upset Hitler's plan for Aryan dominance in the 1936 Olympics.

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    Jesse Owens

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    Jesse Owens

    Gentry, Tony.

    A biography of the track and field star who won three gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympic Games.

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    Jesse

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    Jesse : the man who outran Hitler

    Owens, Jesse.

    Autobiography of the courageous runner who wrecked Hitler's plan for Aryan dominance of the 1936 Olympics by winning several track and field medals.

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    Colin Powell

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    Colin Powell : U.S. General and Secretary of State

    Flanagan, Alice K.

    Examines the life of Colin Powell, Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, discussing his early life and education, and following his illustrious career in the military and politics.

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    The misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

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    The misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

    Rae, Issa, author.

    "A collection of humorous essays on what it's like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and Black as cool ... [from] Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning ... series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Great time coming

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    Great time coming : the life of Jackie Robinson, from baseball to Birmingham

    Falkner, David.

    Biography of the African American ball player who broke the practice of racial exclusion in the major leagues.

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    Will Smith

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    Will Smith

    Stauffer, Stacey, 1973-

    A biography of rap artist and actor Will Smith, discussing his early success and his blockbuster movies, and sharing details of his personal life.

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    Parallel time

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    Staples

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    William Grant Still

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    William Grant Still : African-American composer

    Reef, Catherine.

    Traces the life of the African American classical composer.

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    Harriet Tubman

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    Harriet Tubman

    Taylor, Marian.

    Describes the life of the energetic abolitionist, including her origins as a slave in Maryland, her role as a "conductor" for the Underground Railroad, her service to the Union during the Civil War, and her role in establishing an old-age home for African-Americans.

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    Up from slavery

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    Up from slavery

    Washington, Booker T.

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    John Washington's Civil War

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    J.C. Watts

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    J.C. Watts

    Lutz, Norma Jean.

    Follows the life of J. C. Watts, who played professional football, served as a Baptist minister, and became the first Republican African-American to be elected to Congress from Oklahoma.

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    Phillis Wheatley

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    Phillis Wheatley

    Richmond, M. A. (Merle A.)

    Traces the life of the Black American poet who was born in Africa, brought over to New England as a slave, and published her first poem while still a teenager.

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    Venus Williams

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    Venus Williams

    Asirvatham, Sandy.

    A photo-filled chronicle of the life and career of African-American tennis star Venus Williams, from her childhood in the Watts section of Los Angeles to her Wimbledon win in 2001.

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    Oprah Winfrey

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    Oprah Winfrey

    Nicholson, Lois, 1949-

    The life and career of the African-American talk-show host who has become an entertainment giant is presented in text with accompanying photographs.

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    Brown girl dreaming

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    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

    Writer Jacqueline Woodson tells the story of her childhood in free verse.

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    Malcolm X

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    Malcolm X : a life of reinvention

    Marable, Manning, 1950-

    Draws on new research to trace the life of Malcolm X from his troubled youth through his involvement in the Nation of Islam, his activism in the world of Black Nationalism, and his assassination.

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    A change of heart

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    A change of heart

    Walsh, Alice, 1958-

    Describes the young adulthood of Phillip Lanier, an African-American soldier who escaped the danger and racism of segregated Georgia by joining the U.S. Navy and survived the sinking of the U.S.S. "Truxtun."

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    As good as anybody

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    As good as anybody : Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march towards freedom

    Michelson, Richard.

    Describes the experiences that influenced Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Joshua Heschels's civil rights activism and discusses the friendship between the two men.

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    Heroes for civil rights

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    Heroes for civil rights

    Adler, David A.

    A collection of brief, illustrated biographies that details the lives of civil rights figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr., the Little Rock Nine, and Fannie Lou Hamer.

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    Freedom walkers

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    Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott

    Freedman, Russell.

    Presents the story of the Montgomery bus boycott and the key persons and events that contributed to the year-long struggle for equal rights on Montgomery's city buses.

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    Slavery time when I was chillun

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    Slavery time when I was chillun

    Twelve oral histories of former slaves selected from the more than 2000 interviewed as part of the Slave Narratives of the Library of Congress for the Works Progress Administration in 1936.

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    Preaching to the chickens

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    Preaching to the chickens : the story of young John Lewis

    Asim, Jabari, 1962-

    "Give[s] readers a...glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis. John wants to be a preacher when he grows up--a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice. Includes an author's note about John Lewis, who grew up to be a member of the Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and demonstrator on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and is now a Georgia congressman"--Provided by publisher.

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    Students on strike

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    Students on strike : Jim Crow, civil rights, Brown, and me : a memoir

    Stokes, John A., 1931-

    John A. Stokes, one of the leaders of the student strike at R. R. Morton High School in 1951, describes the conditions in which he and his fellow classmates learned and provides an account of how they fought against segregation.

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    Great African Americans in the arts

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    Great African Americans in the arts

    Hacker, Carlotta.

    Profiles thirteen African-Americans from the fields of dance, stage, opera, classical music, photography, and painting.

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    A drawing in the sand

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    A drawing in the sand : the story of African American art

    Butler, Jerry, 1947-

    Describes Jerry Butler's development as an artist and his discovery of the long and beautiful tradition of African-American art that preceded him.

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    Going back home

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    Going back home : an artist returns to the South

    Igus, Toyomi.

    Narrative text describes the artist's paintings and their portrayal of the lives of her African-American relatives in the rural American South.

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    Awesome African-American rock and soul musicians

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    Awesome African-American rock and soul musicians

    Aretha, David.

    Presents short biographies of nine influential African American rock and soul musicians, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Prince, and others.

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    Teammates

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    Teammates

    Golenbock, Peter, 1946-

    Describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African-American player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese.

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    Black diamond

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    Black diamond : the story of the Negro baseball leagues

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Traces the history of baseball in the Negro Leagues and its great heroes, including Monte Irwin, Buck Leonard, and Cool Papa Bell.

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    Our children can soar

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    Our children can soar : a celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the pioneers of change

    Cook, Michelle.

    Illustrations and brief text introduce early readers to the achievements of prominent African-Americans throughout history, and features George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, and others.

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    Black stars of Civil War times

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    Black stars of Civil War times

    Profiles twenty-three important African-Americans from the Civil War period, including Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman.

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    Black stars of the Harlem Renaissance

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    Black stars of the Harlem Renaissance

    Profiles nineteen African-Americans who shaped the Harlem Renaissance, including W. E. B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, and Louis Armstrong.

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    African American healers

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    African American healers

    Cox, Clinton.

    Profiles over thirty notable African Americans in the health field, including Civil War nurse Susie King Taylor, Dr. Charles Drew, father of the blood bank, and young pioneering surgeon Ben Carson.

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    Black stars of Colonial and Revolutionary times

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    Black stars of Colonial and Revolutionary times

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Profiles nineteen important African-Americans from pre-colonial times to the mid-nineteenth century, including Estevanico, Phillis Wheatley, and Pierre Toussaint.

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    African American inventors

    Sullivan, Otha Richard, 1941-

    Profiles the lives of twenty-five African-American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.

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    African American women scientists and inventors

    Sullivan, Otha Richard, 1941-

    Profiles twenty-six female African-American scientists and inventors from throughout three hundred years of history.

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    African American musicians

    Tate, Eleanora E.

    Presents biographical profiles of African Americans, both legendary and less well-known, who have made significant contributions to music in the United States over the past 200 years.

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    African American women writers

    Wilkinson, Brenda Scott.

    Discusses the lives and work of such notable African American women authors as: Phillis Wheatley, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, and Terry McMillan.

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    Black and white airmen

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    Black and white airmen : their true history

    Fleischman, John, 1948-

    Presents the true story of two men--one African-American, the other white--who lived in the same Ohio neighborhood, went to the same school, joined the Army Air Corps in 1941, and finally became close friends nearly sixty years later.

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    African Americans who were first

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    African Americans who were first

    Potter, Joan.

    Provides brief biographical sketches of African-Americans who were the first of their race to accomplish a goal in a variety of fields, from medicine and politics to sports and entertainment.

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    28 days

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    28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world

    Smith, Charles R., Jr., 1969-

    "A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history"--Provided by publisher.

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    Answering the Cry For Freedom

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    Answering the Cry For Freedom : stories of African Americans and the American Revolution

    Woelfle, Gretchen, author.

    This engaging book provides a chance for young readers to learn about the death-defying attempts of black Americans to gain the inalienable rights promised in the Declaration of Independence.

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    Hand in hand

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    Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Offers insight into the lives of ten influential African American men from different times in the history of the United States.

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    An apple for Harriet Tubman

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    An apple for Harriet Tubman

    Turner, Glennette Tilley.

    Biography of a little slave girl whipped for eating an apple, who later grew up to become a famous "conductor" for the underground railroad.

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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass : the story behind an American friendship

    Freedman, Russell.

    Looks at the lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, including their friendship and their affect on Emancipation and the Civil War.

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    Lincoln and Douglass

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    Lincoln and Douglass : an American friendship

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    Describes the unusual friendship that existed between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War years.

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    Hank Aaron

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    Hank Aaron : brave in every way

    Golenbock, Peter, 1946-

    A biography of the Hall of Fame baseball player who broke Babe Ruth's career home run record.

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    Hank Aaron

    Poolos, Jamie.

    Examines the life of Hank Aaron, one of history's most celebrated baseball players, providing information on his childhood and family, introduction to the game, playing career, outside interests, and his role in breaking racial barriers in baseball and society, and including photographs, statistics, and a time line.

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    Ralph David Abernathy

    Reef, Catherine.

    Biography of civil rights worker Ralph David Abernathy, who, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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    Alvin Ailey

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    Alvin Ailey

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience.

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    Who is Muhammad Ali?

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    Who is Muhammad Ali?

    Buckley, James, Jr., 1963-

    "Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing"--OCLC.

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    Muhammad Ali

    Latimer, Clay, 1952-

    A brief biography of the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, describing his accomplishments as a fighter, as well as his impact on and contributions to society.

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    Twelve rounds to glory

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    Twelve rounds to glory : the story of Muhammad Ali

    Smith, Charles R., 1969-

    Rap-inspired verse and illustrations describe the life of Muhammed Ali, discussing his bouts, struggles with societal prejudice, Islamic faith, Olympic glory, and more.

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    Marian Anderson

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    Marian Anderson : a great singer

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Tells the story of the African-American singer who struggled against prejudice to become one of the great opera performers of the century.

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    When Marian sang

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    When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson ; the voice of a century

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.

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    Meet Maya Angelou

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    Meet Maya Angelou

    Spain, Valerie.

    An account of how Maya Angelou became an actress, a dancer, a TV producer, and a famous writer.

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    Who was Maya Angelou?

    Labrecque, Ellen.

    Introduces Maya Angelou, author and civil rights activist.

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    Maya Angelou : journey of the heart

    Pettit, Jayne.

    Traces the journey of this Afro-American woman from childhood through her life as an entertainer, civil rights activist, writer, poet, and university professor.

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    Carmelo Anthony

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    Carmelo Anthony

    MacRae, Sloan.

    Describes the life of Denver Nuggets' rookie Carmelo Anthony.

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    Who was Louis Armstrong?

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    Louis Armstrong : jazz legend

    Collins, Terry (Terry Lee)

    A brief biography, in graphic novel format, of jazz great Louis Armstrong, focusing on his rise as a pop-culture icon.

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    Louis Armstrong

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    Louis Armstrong

    Fahlenkamp-Merrell, Kindle.

    A biography of African-American jazz musician Louis Armstrong, discussing his childhood in New Orleans, his lifelong involvement with music, his family and marriages, and his professional career which earned him worldwide fame.

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    If I only had a horn

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    If I only had a horn : young Louis Armstrong

    Orgill, Roxane.

    Relates how the famous jazz trumpeter began his musical career, as a poor boy in New Orleans, by singing songs on street corners and playing a battered cornet in a marching band.

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    Louis Armstrong

    Orr, Tamra.

    Chronicles the life of American jazz performer and composer Louis Armstrong from his life as a young trumpet player in the bordellos of New Orleans, to his rise to become one of the most noted jazz performers of the twentieth century.

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    Born to swing

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    Born to swing : Lil Hardin Armstrong's life in jazz

    Rockliff, Mara.

    "[Tells] the story of 'Hot Miss Lil' Hardin Armstrong, legendary jazzpianist, composer, and bandleader--and a female pioneer on the music stage."--Amazon.

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    Arthur Ashe

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    Arthur Ashe

    Lazo, Caroline Evensen.

    Traces the tennis career of Arthur Ashe and describes the discrimination he faced as he worked to master "the white man's game."

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    Josephine

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    Josephine : the dazzling life of Josephine Baker

    Powell, Patricia Hruby, 1951-

    A portrait of the performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker.

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    Jazz Age Josephine

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    Jazz Age Josephine

    Winter, Jonah, 1962-

    Illustrations and text introduce children to the life and legacy of Josephine Baker, examining her accomplishments, and describing how she overcame her poor, segregated upbringing to find success as a performer.

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    Benjamin Banneker

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    Benjamin Banneker : American mathematician and astronomer

    Hinman, Bonnie.

    A biography of the eighteenth-century African American who taught himself mathematics and astronomy and helped survey what would become Washington, D.C.

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    Benjamin Banneker

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    Benjamin Banneker

    Maupin, Melissa, 1958-

    Describes the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Banneker in the fields of science and architecture, as well as his impact as one of the pioneers in promoting equality.

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    Dear Benjamin Banneker

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    Dear Benjamin Banneker

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Story of the correspondence between Benjamin Banneker, a free black man, who wrote to Thomas Jefferson to tell him how he felt about Jefferson owning slaves.

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    Teammates

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    Teammates

    Barber, Tiki, 1975-

    A story of teamwork and perserverance based on the childhoods of National Football League stars and twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber.

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    Between the lines

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    Between the lines : how Ernie Barnes went from the football field to the art gallery

    Wallace, Sandra Neil, author.

    Looks at the life and career of Ernie Barnes, a football star who became an influential painter.

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    Charles Barkley

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    Charles Barkley

    Dolan, Sean.

    A biography of the basketball superstar, from his childhood in Alabama through his years at Auburn University to his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Suns.

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    Count Basie

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    Count Basie

    Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

    Profiles the life and career of jazz musician Count Basie, covering his childhood, move to Kansas City, the Vaudeville circuit, the Count Basie orchestra, and more.

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    Romare Bearden

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    Romare Bearden : collage of memories

    Greenberg, Jan, 1942-

    Recounts the life of the twentieth-century African-American collage artist who used his southern childhood, New York City, jazz, and Paris to influence his bold and meaningful art.

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    Mary McLeod Bethune

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    Mary McLeod Bethune

    Jones, Amy Robin, 1958-

    A simple biography of the black educator who was instrumental in creating opportunities for blacks in education and government.

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    Barry Bonds

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    Barry Bonds

    Savage, Jeff.

    Examines the personal life and career of the San Francisco Giants baseball player who holds the record for most home runs in a season and is the first baseball player to win five MVP awards.

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    The story of Ruby Bridges

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    The story of Ruby Bridges

    Coles, Robert.

    For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

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    One more valley, one more hill

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    One more valley, one more hill : the story of Aunt Clara Brown

    Lowery, Linda.

    Chronicles the life of the woman called Aunt Clara Brown, who was born into slavery and became a pioneer and entrepreneur, earning money to bring other former slaves to a new start in Colorado.

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    Kobe Bryant

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    Kobe Bryant

    Bradley, Michael, 1962-

    Offers a brief overview of the life and career of NBA star Kobe Bryant.

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    Dez Bryant

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    Dez Bryant

    Fishman, Jon M.

    A brief biography of professional football player Dez Bryant.

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    On the court with-- Kobe Bryant

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    On the court with-- Kobe Bryant

    Stout, Glenn, 1958-

    Presents a profile of Kobe Bryant, one of the youngest basketball players in the National Basketball Association.

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    Ralph J. Bunche

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    Ralph J. Bunche : peacemaker

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Biography of the African-American statesman and diplomat who was one of the founders of the United Nations and who received the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking efforts.

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    Ralph Bunche

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    Ralph Bunche

    McNair, Joseph D.

    Offers a brief overview of the life and career of African-American politician Ralph Bunche.

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    Black stars in orbit

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    B
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    Black stars in orbit : NASA's African-American astronauts

    Burns, Khephra.

    Story of the first three African Americans to journey into space and the others who have followed them and taken their place in the forefront of space exploration and discovery.

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    Anthony Burns

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    B
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    Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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    George Washington Carver

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    George Washington Carver

    Bolden, Tonya.

    A biography of American botanical researcher and agronomy educator, George Washington Carver, whose work to promote alternative crops in the post-war South played a major role in revolutionizing Southern agriculture.

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    George Washington Carver

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    George Washington Carver

    Carey, Charles W.

    A biography of the man who was born a slave in Missouri and who overcame many hardships before going on to become a college professor known for his accomplishments in the field of agriculture.

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    Who was George Washington Carver?

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    Who was George Washington Carver?

    Gigliotti, Jim.

    A biography of agriculturist George Washington Carver, who invented peanut butter.

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    Wilt Chamberlain

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    Wilt Chamberlain

    Greenberger, Robert.

    Offers a brief introduction to the life and career of professional basketball player Wilt Chamberlain.

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    Fighting Shirley Chisholm

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    Fighting Shirley Chisholm

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    A biography of the first black congresswoman and the first black woman to run for the presidential nomination.

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    Fly high!

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    Fly high! : the story of Bessie Coleman

    Borden, Louise.

    Discusses the life of the determined African-American woman who went all the way to France in order to earn her pilot's license in 1921.

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    Talkin' about Bessie

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    Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.

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    Claudette Colvin

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    Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice

    Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-

    Presents an account of fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin, an African-American girl who refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks, and covers her role in a crucial civil rights case.

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    The daring escape of Ellen Craft

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    B
    CRA

    The daring escape of Ellen Craft

    Moore, Cathy.

    Tells the story of a slave couple, Ellen Craft and her husband William, who escaped slavery in 1848 when light-skinned Ellen disguised herself as a white man traveling north by boat and train with her servant, William.

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    Etched in clay

    J
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    DAVE

    Etched in clay : the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet

    Cheng, Andrea.

    A biography, written in verse, that explores the life of a South Carolina slave named Dave, who became skilled at turning pots and jars on a pottery wheel, reading, and writing, and went on to use these skills to speak out against slavery.

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    Miles Davis

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    Miles Davis : jazz master

    Dell, Pamela.

    A biography of Black jazz musician Miles Davis.

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    Master of mahogany

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    DAY

    Master of mahogany : Tom Day, free Black cabinetmaker

    Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

    Traces the life and accomplishments of this free black artisan, who created elegant furniture and woodwork during the era of slavery in the South.

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    Gabby Douglas

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    Gabby Douglas

    Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

    Biography of gymnast Gabby Douglas who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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    Frederick Douglass

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    B
    DOUGLASS

    Frederick Douglass : leader against slavery

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Simple text and illustrations describe the life and accomplishments of famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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    Frederick Douglass

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    DOUGLASS

    Frederick Douglass : the lion who wrote history

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

    A picture book that chronicles the life of African-American social reformer Frederick Douglass.

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    Frederick Douglass

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    DOUGLASS

    Frederick Douglass

    Passaro, John, 1953-

    Examines the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, as well as his impact on the civil rights movement.

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    Who was Frederick Douglass?

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    B
    DOUGLASS

    Who was Frederick Douglass?

    Prince, April Jones.

    An illustrated look at the life of African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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    Dr. Charles Drew

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    B
    DREW

    Dr. Charles Drew : medical pioneer

    Whitehurst, Susan.

    Provides a brief overview of the life and career of African-American doctor Charles Drew.

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    W.E.B. Du Bois

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    BOIS

    W.E.B. Du Bois

    Troy, Don.

    A brief biography of the African American educator and activist who helped found the NAACP and worked much of his life to gain equitable treatment for his people.

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    Kevin Durant

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    B
    DURANT

    Kevin Durant

    Anderson, Jameson.

    Profiles the life and career of professional basketball player Kevin Durant.

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    Kevin Durant

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    DURANT

    Kevin Durant

    Bankston, John, 1974-

    A brief biography of professional basketball player Kevin Durant.

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    Passenger on the Pearl

    J
    B
    EDM

    Passenger on the Pearl : the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery

    Conkling, Winifred.

    Narrative text, informative sidebars, photographs, and illustrations describe the attempt to escape slavery by Emily Edmonson and her family and the ramifications of it.

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    Duke Ellington

    J
    B
    ELLINGTON

    Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.

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    Duke Ellington

    J
    B
    ELLINGTON

    Duke Ellington

    Venezia, Mike.

    Traces the life of the internationally-acclaimed musician and composer who helped popularize jazz music.

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    Duke Ellington

    J
    B
    ELLINGTON

    Duke Ellington

    Woog, Adam, 1953-

    Discusses the life of African-American composer Duke Ellington and how his work has had a lasting impact on the music world.

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    Painting dreams

    J
    B
    EVANS

    Painting dreams : Minnie Evans, visionary artist

    Lyons, Mary E.

    A biography of the North Carolina painter whose art had its origins in her religious visions and the African traditions of her slave ancestors.

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    Charlotte Forten

    J
    B
    FORTEN

    Charlotte Forten : a Black teacher in the Civil War

    Burchard, Peter.

    Biography of Forten, a Philadelphian from a prominent black family, who was a teacher during the Civil War.

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    Marcus Garvey and the Back to Africa Movement

    J
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    GAR

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    Nothing but trouble

    J
    B
    GIBSON

    Nothing but trouble : the story of Althea Gibson

    Stauffacher, Sue, 1961-

    Explores the life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African-American woman to win the Wimbledon Cup.

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    Childtimes

    J
    B
    GRE

    Childtimes : a three-generation memoir

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Childhood memoirs of three black women--grandmother, mother, and daughter-who grew up between the 1880's and the 1950's.

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    W.C. Handy

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    B
    HANDY

    W.C. Handy : founder of the blues

    Summer, L. S., 1959-

    A biography of African-American bandleader and composer W. C. Handy, known as the "Father of the Blues," discussing his childhood as the son of religious parents, his early love for music,and his role in popularizing the blues.

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    7 African American scientists

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    HAY

    7 African American scientists

    Hayden, Robert C.

    Examines the lives and achievements of seven African-Americans who left their mark through scientific work, from Benjamin Banneker to Matthew Henson.

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    Matthew Henson and the North Pole Expedition

    J
    B
    HENSON

    Matthew Henson and the North Pole Expedition

    Gaines, Ann.

    A brief biography of the black explorer and seaman who, together with Robert E. Peary, discovered the North Pole in 1909.

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    Billie Holiday

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    Billie Holiday

    Rice, Earle.

    Provides an overview of the life and career of singer Billie Holiday, discussing her childhood, schooling, musical accomplishments, and personal life.

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    Langston Hughes

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    Langston Hughes : African-American poet

    Raatma, Lucia.

    Briefly introduces the life and accomplishments of Langston Hughes, an African American writer who shared his views on racism through his poetry and prose, as well as through poetry readings.

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    Zora!

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    Zora! : the life of Zora Neale Hurston

    Fradin, Judith Bloom.

    A biography of African American author Zora Neale Hurston.

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    Allen Iverson

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    Allen Iverson : never give up

    Torres, John Albert.

    Discusses the personal life and basketball career of the star guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, Allen Iverson.

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    Jesse Jackson

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    Jesse Jackson : civil rights activist

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Presents the life, accomplishments, and goals of the civil rights activist and politician Jesse Jackson, from his childhood in North Carolina through his years in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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    Jesse Jackson

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    Jesse Jackson

    Meadows, James, 1969-

    Discusses the life of Jesse Jackson, including his involvement in the civil rights movement, his presidential campaigns, and his role as freelance diplomat and world humanitarian.

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    Mahalia

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    Mahalia : a life in gospel music

    Orgill, Roxane.

    A biography of Mahalia Jackson, who helped to introduce gospel music to the world and inspired the civil rights workers of the 1960s.

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    I was born a slave

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    I was born a slave : the story of Harriet Jacobs

    Fleischner, Jennifer.

    Traces the life of a slave who suffered mistreatment from her master, spent years as a fugitive from slavery in North Carolina, and was eventually released to freedom with her children.

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    LeBron James

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    LeBron James

    Stewart, Mark.

    Presents a short biography of basketball great LeBron James, and chronicles his childhood, early interest in sports, and rise to stardom with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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    A strong right arm

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    A strong right arm : the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

    Green, Michelle Y.

    Tells the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, a woman who had to overcome the obstacles of gender and race to pursue her dream of playing baseball, and who finally got her chance when she and other African-American women were invited to play in the Negro Leagues after male players were allowed on major league teams.

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    Scott Joplin

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    Scott Joplin : the king of ragtime

    Sabir, C. Ogbu.

    Examines the life and accomplishments of the well-known ragtime pianist and composer, who wrote over 500 pieces of music, including a ballet and two operas.

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    Jump!

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    Jump! : from the life of Michael Jordan

    Cooper, Floyd.

    Presents a picture book based on the story of how basketball great Michael Jordan worked for years to become good enough to beat his toughest competitor--his older brother Larry--at hoops.

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    Michael Jordan

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    Michael Jordan : basketball player

    McGovern, Mike, 1954-

    Presents a short biography of basketball great, Michael Jordon and chronicles his career from the University of North Carolina and the 1982 NCAA Championship, his years with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, and his influence on the game and on his fans.

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    Barbara Jordan

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    Barbara Jordan : African American politician

    McNair, Joseph D.

    Traces the life and work of this African-American woman who was a respected politician, teacher, and spokeswoman for democracy.

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    On the court with-- Michael Jordan

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    On the court with-- Michael Jordan

    Stout, Glenn, 1958-

    Examines the life and basketball career of the high-scoring player with the Chicago Bulls, who made a brief attempt to play minor league baseball in 1994.

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    Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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    Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

    Bader, Bonnie, 1961-

    An illustrated biography introducing students to the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing his childhood, schooling, beliefs, role in the civil rights movement, and other related topics.

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    I've seen the promised land

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    I've seen the promised land : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Pictures and easy-to-read text introduce the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    Adler, David A.

    Tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, accomplishments in the civil rights movement, and his impact on American history.

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    My brother Martin

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    My brother Martin : a sister remembers growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

    Farris, Christine King.

    Looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. : a dream of hope

    Fleming, Alice Mulcahey, 1928-

    Profiles the life and challenges of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., that chronicles his childhood, early days in the struggle for equality, and the legacy he left behind.

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    Happy birthday, Martin Luther King

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    Happy birthday, Martin Luther King

    Marzollo, Jean.

    An introduction to the great civil rights leader.

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    I am Martin Luther King, Jr

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    I am Martin Luther King, Jr

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Meet Martin Luther King Jr

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    Meet Martin Luther King Jr

    Mis, Melody S.

    Explores Martin Luther King, Jr.'s leadership in the civil rights movement, discussing nonviolent protest against segregation, the "I have a dream" speech, the Chicago Freedom Movement, and other topics.

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    Dreams

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    Dreams : the story of Martin Luther King, Jr

    Murray, Peter, 1952 Sept. 29-

    A biography of the Baptist minister who spent much of his life pursuing his dream of equal treatment for fellow African Americans and for all people.

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    I am Martin Luther King, Jr

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    I am Martin Luther King, Jr

    Norwich, Grace.

    A biography of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., who worked for equal rights for African-Americans.

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    Martin's big words

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    Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    Rappaport, Doreen.

    Looks at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, explaining his work to bring about a peaceful end to segregation.

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    Coretta Scott

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    Coretta Scott

    Shange, Ntozake.

    An illustrated biography of Coretta Scott King, describing her childhood in the segregated South, her marriage to Martin Luther King, Jr., and her civil rights work.

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    The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

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    The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

    Stein, R. Conrad.

    Chronicles the events leading up to, and the immediate aftermath of, the murder of one of the best-known figures in the United States civil rights movement.

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    My Uncle Martin's big heart

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    My Uncle Martin's big heart

    Watkins, Angela Farris.

    A young girl introduces readers to her uncle, Martin Luther King Jr., describing what he does and family moments they have shared.

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    Story painter

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    Story painter : the life of Jacob Lawrence

    Duggleby, John.

    A biography of the African-American artist who grew up in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance and became one of the most renowned painters of the life of his people.

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    John Lewis

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    John Lewis : from Freedom Rider to Congressman

    Hill, Christine M.

    Chronicles the life of the man whose politics took him from civil rights worker in the South to serving as a United States Congressman.

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    Fancy party gowns

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    Fancy party gowns : the story of fashion designer Ann Cole Lowe

    Blumenthal, Deborah.

    "As soon as Ann Cole Lowe could walk, her momma and grandma taught her to sew. When her mom died, Ann continued sewing dresses. It wasn't easy, especially when she went to design school and had to learn alone, segregated from the rest of the class. But the work she did set her spirit soaring, as evidenced in the clothes she made. Rarely credited, Ann Cole Lowe became 'society's best kept secret. 'This ... picture book shines the spotlight on a figure who proved that with hard work and passion, any obstacles can be overcome"--Provided by publisher.

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    The amazing age of John Roy Lynch

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    LYNCH

    The amazing age of John Roy Lynch

    Barton, Chris.

    "A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress"--Provided by publisher.

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    Malcolm X

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    Malcolm X

    Crushshon, Theresa.

    Offers a brief overview of the life and teachings of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

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    A marked man

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    A marked man : the assassination of Malcolm X

    Doeden, Matt.

    Examines the life and death of Malcolm X and explores his impact on civil rights in the United States.

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    Thurgood Marshall

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    MARSHALL

    Thurgood Marshall

    Williams, Carla, 1965-

    A biography of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court, discussing his childhood and family, his college years and marriage, his career as a lawyer and Civil Rights champion, his appointment to the Court, and his legacy.

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    Osceola

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    Osceola : memories of a sharecropper's daughter

    Mays, Osceola, 1909-

    A sharecropper's daughter describes her childhood in Texas in the early years of the twentieth century.

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    You never heard of Willie Mays?!

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    MAYS

    You never heard of Willie Mays?!

    Winter, Jonah, 1962-

    A visual profile of baseball star Willie Mays, tracing his Birmingham childhood, achievements in the Negro Leagues, and fame as a center fielder for the Giants.

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    The real McCoy

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    The real McCoy : the life of an African-American inventor

    Towle, Wendy, 1963-

    A biography of the Canadian-born African-American who studied engineering in Scotland and patented over fifty inventions despite the obstacles he faced because of his race.

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    Muddy : The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

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    Muddy : The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

    Mahin, Michael James.

    An illustrated look at the life of American blues singer and guitarist, Muddy Waters.

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    Stolen into slavery

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    Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free Black man

    Fradin, Judith Bloom.

    Recounts the experiences of Solomon Northup, an African American man who was kidnapped into slavery and suffered through twelve years of bondage before being rescued from the Louisiana cotton plantation by friends from New York.

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    Celebrating first lady Michelle Obama in pictures

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    Celebrating first lady Michelle Obama in pictures

    Katirgis, Jane.

    A photographic profile of Michelle Obama, covering her life from childhood to the White House.

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    Who is Michelle Obama?

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    Who is Michelle Obama?

    Stine, Megan.

    A biography of First Lady of the United States and lawyer Michelle Obama.

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    Shaquille O'Neal

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    Shaquille O'Neal

    Bernstein, Ross.

    Tells the life story of basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, describing his childhood moving from army base to army base and his rise to stardom with the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers.

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    Who was Jesse Owens?

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    Who was Jesse Owens?

    Buckley, James, Jr., 1963-

    Describes the life of track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens, from his childhood in Alabama and his family's move to Cleveland to his athletic career which culminated in his winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.

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    Jesse Owens

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    Jesse Owens

    Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-

    Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and challenged Hitler's notion of Aryan superiority.

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    Satchel Paige

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    Satchel Paige

    Ransome, Lesa

    Examines the life of the legendary baseball player, who was the first African-American to pitch in a Major League World Series.

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    Charlie Parker

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    Charlie Parker

    Rice, Earle.

    Profiles the life and career of jazz musician, Charlie "the Bird" Parker from his birth in Kansas City, Kansas in 1920 to his death in 1955.

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    Rosa Parks

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    Rosa Parks

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    A biography of the black woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    I am Rosa Parks

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    I am Rosa Parks

    Meltzer, Brad.

    An illustrated overview of the life of Rosa Parks, focusing on her influence on civil rights.

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    Gordon Parks

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    PARKS

    Gordon Parks : no excuses

    Parr, Ann.

    Tells the life story of Gordon Parks, the first African-American photographer for "Life" magazine, discussing the pictures he took of poor families in the U.S. and abroad and describing the strength he took from a piece of advice his mother gave him when he was young.

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    Rosa Parks

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    Rosa Parks

    Summer, L. S., 1959-

    Examines the life and accomplishments of Rosa Parks, as well as her impact on the civil rights movement.

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    Walter Payton

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    PAYTON

    Walter Payton

    Woog, Adam, 1953-

    A biography of Walter Payton, a running back for the Chicago Bears, discussing his childhood, influences, and career path, and sharing details of his personal life and accomplishments off the field.

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    Scottie Pippen

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    Scottie Pippen

    McMane, Fred.

    Examines the life and basketball career of Scottie Pippen, a member of the 1992 Olympics "Dream Team" and one of the key players for the Chicago Bulls.

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    Reach higher

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    Reach higher

    Pippen, Scottie.

    The Chicago Bulls basketball star relates the story of his life, including both difficulties and triumphs, in order to encourage readers to persevere as they pursue their dreams.

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    Colin Powell

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    Colin Powell

    Passaro, John, 1953-

    Surveys the life and military accomplishments of Colin Powell, as well as his struggles with racial prejudice.

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    Leontyne Price

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    PRICE

    Leontyne Price

    McNair, Joseph D.

    Presents a biography of the African-American opera singer whose performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera in 1961 earned her a forty-two-minute standing ovation.

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    Leontyne Price

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    PRICE

    Leontyne Price : voice of a century

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    Looks at the life and career of African American soprano singer Leontyne Price.

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    Django

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    REINHARDT

    Django

    Christensen, Bonnie.

    An illustrated, rhythmic account of the life of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

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    Don't hold me back

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    REMBERT

    Don't hold me back : my life and art

    Rembert, Winfred.

    Through words and paintings, an artist tells about growing up on a cotton plantation in Cuthbert, Georgia, serving time in prison for his actions during a civil rights demonstration, and finding a purpose and direction in life.

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    Condoleezza Rice

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    Condoleezza Rice : U.S. Secretary of State

    Cunningham, Kevin, 1966-

    A biography of Condolezza Rice, national security advisor and later Secretary of State.

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    Talking to Faith Ringgold

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    Talking to Faith Ringgold

    Ringgold, Faith.

    An interactive biography of the African-American artist and children's book author, detailing her experiences, perspectives, and the inspiration for her art. At intervals in the text, the reader is asked related questions.

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    Jackie Robinson

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    ROBINSON

    Jackie Robinson : strong inside and out

    Presents a short biography on Jackie Robinson and discusses his early childhood in Georgia and California, college sports and days with the Kansas City Monarchs baseball league, and recruitment as the first African-American to play major league baseball.

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    Jackie Robinson

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    ROBINSON

    Jackie Robinson

    De Marco, Tony.

    A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play baseball in the major leagues, discussing his childhood and family, his athletic success in college, the racism he encountered in the Army, and his baseball career with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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    Who was Jackie Robinson?

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    ROBINSON

    Who was Jackie Robinson?

    Herman, Gail, 1959-

    A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in major league baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, discussing his family, college and military years, athletic abilities, career in the Negro Leagues, move to the majors, and activism on behalf of African-Americans.

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    I am Jackie Robinson

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    ROBINSON

    I am Jackie Robinson

    Meltzer, Brad.

    An illustrated look at the life and career of Jackie Robinson.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Promises to keep

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    ROBINSON

    Promises to keep : how Jackie Robinson changed America

    Robinson, Sharon, 1950-

    A biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues, as told by his daughter.

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    Jackie's nine

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    ROBINSON

    Jackie's nine : Jackie Robinson's values to live by : courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, persistence [sic], commitment, excellence

    Robinson, Sharon.

    Baseball hero Jackie Robinson's daughter discusses nine values that her father held dear, shares memories from her life and her father's that illustrate those values, and profiles individuals whom she considers heroes, including Christopher Reeve and Oprah Winfrey.

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    Derrick Rose

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    ROSE

    Derrick Rose

    Sandler, Michael, 1965-

    A short biography of Derrick Rose, discussing his childhood, amateur basketball experiences, and the highlights of his professional career with the NBA, and describing his charitable work.

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    Wilma unlimited

    J
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    RUDOLPH

    Wilma unlimited : how Wilma Rudolph became the world's fastest woman

    Krull, Kathleen.

    A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympic.

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    Bill Russell

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    RUSSELL

    Bill Russell

    Hayhurst, Chris.

    A biography of the Boston Celtics basketball player who became the first African American player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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    Bayard Rustin

    J
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    RUSTIN

    Bayard Rustin : behind the scenes of the civil rights movement

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    A biography of Bayard Rustin, a skillful organizer behind the scenes of the American civil rights movement whose ideas stongly influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Schomburg

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    SCHOMBURG

    Schomburg : the man who built a library

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    "Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and bring to light the achievements of people of African descent through the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world."--Amazon.

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    From slave to Civil War hero

    J
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    SMA

    From slave to Civil War hero : the life and times of Robert Smalls

    Cooper, Michael L.

    Tells of the experiences of Robert Smalls, the first slave to become a widely known Civil War hero.

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    Mary Carter Smith

    J
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    SMITH

    Mary Carter Smith : African-American storyteller

    Hajdusiewicz, Babs Bell, 1944-

    A biography of the African-American woman who gained fame as a storyteller and became "America's Mother Griot" or official storyteller of African stories.

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    Bessie Smith

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    SMITH

    Bessie Smith

    Tracy, Kathleen.

    Profiles the life and career of Blues singer Bessie Smith, covering her childhood, the challenges she faced due to racism, her personal life, and more.

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    My family shall be free!

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    STILL

    My family shall be free! : the life of Peter Still

    Fradin, Dennis B.

    Shares the story of Peter Still, a boy left behind in slavery when his mother decided to flee north with her baby daughters in 1806; discussing how he was able to purchase his freedom after forty years in bondage, and telling about his risky attempts to win freedom for his wife and children.

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    Piano starts here

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    TATUM

    Piano starts here : the young Art Tatum

    Parker, Robert Andrew.

    Explores early twentieth-century jazz pianist and virtuoso Art Tatum's passion and talent for playing the instrument, and includes illustrations and biographical information.

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    Fight on!

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    TERRELL

    Fight on! : Mary Church Terrell's battle for integration

    Fradin, Dennis B.

    Profiles the first black Washington, D.C. Board of Education member, who helped to found the NAACP and organized pickets and boycotts that led to the 1953 Supreme Court decision to integrate D.C. area restaurants.

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    Leon's story

    J
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    TILLAGE

    Leon's story

    Tillage, Leon, 1936-

    The son of a North Carolina sharecropper recalls the hard times faced by his family and other African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes that the civil rights movement helped bring about.

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    Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride

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    TRUTH

    Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Text and illustrations tell the life story and describe the work of African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth.

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    Only passing through

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    TRUTH

    Only passing through : the story of Sojourner Truth

    Rockwell, Anne F.

    An illustrated biography of nineteenth-century abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery and fought for the rights of African-Americans and women.

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    Sojourner Truth

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    Sojourner Truth

    Spinale, Laura, 1966-

    A biography of the former slave who dedicated her life to achieving equal rights for women and blacks.

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    Who was Harriet Tubman?

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    Who was Harriet Tubman?

    McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

    A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Before she was Harriet

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    Before she was Harriet

    Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

    "Moses, General Tubman, Minty, Araminta, the woman we know today as Harriet Tubman went by many names. Each represented one of her many roles as a spy, as a liberator, as a suffragist, and more."--Provided by publisher.

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    The underground abductor

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    The underground abductor

    Hale, Nathan, 1976-

    Relates, in graphic novel format, the story of Araminta Ross, who was born a slave in Delaware but eventually escaped north to freedom. Changing her name to Harriet Tubman, she became an "abductor" on the Underground Railroad, risking her life to help other slaves reach freedom.

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    I am Harriet Tubman

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    I am Harriet Tubman

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad"--Provided by publisher.

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    Minty

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    Minty : a story of young Harriet Tubman

    Schroeder, Alan.

    Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

    Troy, Don.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground railroad.

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    Nat Turner and the Virginia slave revolt

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    Nat Turner and the Virginia slave revolt

    Neshama, Rivvy.

    Examines the life of Nat Turner and the events leading up to the slave rebellion he led in 1831.

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    Dwyane Wade

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    Dwyane Wade

    Savage, Jeff, 1961-

    Tells the life story of basketball player Dwyane Wade, describing his childhood in Chicago and rise to stardom with the Miami Heat.

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    Madam C.J. Walker

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    Madam C.J. Walker

    Hobkirk, Lori.

    A biography of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women and became a great financial success.

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    Vision of beauty

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    Vision of beauty : the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A biography of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women, and became a great financial success.

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    Fifty cents and a dream

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    Fifty cents and a dream : young Booker T. Washington

    Asim, Jabari, 1962-

    An illustrated introduction to the life of Booker T. Washington that focuses on his hard work and determination to earn a college degree.

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    Booker T. Washington

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    Booker T. Washington

    Troy, Don.

    Describes the life of Booker T. Washington, his accomplishments as an educator, and his impact on the fight for equality.

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    A voice of her own

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    A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A biography of an African girl brought to New England as a slave in 1761 who became famous on both sides of the Atlantic as the first Black poet in America.

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    Phillis Wheatley

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    Phillis Wheatley : legendary African-American poet

    Salisbury, Cynthia.

    Follows the life of one of America's first black poets from her sale as a child slave on the Boston auction block to her death as an impoverished freedwoman in 1784.

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    Serena Williams

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    Serena Williams

    Bradley, Michael, 1962-

    Presents a short biography on tennis champion Serena Williams and chronicles her career on the national and international circuit.

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    Little leaders

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    Little leaders : bold women in black history

    Harrison, Vashti.

    Contains forty short biographies of notable African American women.

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    Young, gifted and black

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    Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present

    Wilson, Jamia, 1980-

    "This book brings together 52 iconic talents from the past and present and celebrates their inspirational achievements. Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams."--OCLC.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Langston Hughes

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    Langston Hughes : young Black poet

    Dunham, Montrew.

    Focuses on the early years of the well-known poet, Langston Hughes, whose writings reflect the everyday experiences of African-Americans.

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    Jackie Robinson

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    Jackie Robinson : young sports trailblazer

    Dunn, Herb.

    A biography emphasizing the childhood of the baseball legend who became the first African American to play Major League baseball.

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    Wilma Rudolph

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    Wilma Rudolph : Olympic runner

    Harper, Jo.

    A biography presented in story form discussing the formative years of Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals.

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    Harriet Tubman

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    Harriet Tubman : freedom's trailblazer

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    An account, presented in story form, which focuses on the formative years of the woman who led slaves to freedom in the North by using the Underground Railroad.

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    Sojourner Truth

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    Sojourner Truth : voice for freedom

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    Chronicles the life of African-American activist and former slave Sojourner Truth, focusing on her early years.

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    Crispus Attucks

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    Crispus Attucks : Black leader of colonial patriots

    Millender, Dharathula H.

    Focuses on the youth of the Massachusetts slave who, after joining the colonial patriots in their struggle for freedom, was the first man to die in the American Revolution.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. : young man with a dream

    Millender, Dharathula H.

    A biography, emphasizing the early years, of the civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

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    March on!

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    March on! the day my brother Martin changed the world : -- and more stories about African American history

    This entertaining and educational animated collection of award-winning stories celebrates African-American History.

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    March on!

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    March on! the day my brother Martin changed the world : -- and more stories about African American history

    This entertaining and educational animated collection of award-winning stories celebrates African-American History.

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    King

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    King : the photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

    Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948-

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    Coming home

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    Unchained memories

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    Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives

    When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.

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    Malcolm X

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    Malcolm X : his own story as it really happened

    Based on "Autobiography of Malcolm X", using newsreel footage, interviews, and other filmed sequences to tell the story of the fiery Black Muslim leader from boyhood to his assassination in 1965.

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    Citizen King

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    Citizen King

    "In exploring the last few years of his life, this ... American experience production traces King's efforts to recast himself by embracing causes beyond the civil rights movement, by becoming a champion of the poor and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Tapping into a rich archive of photographs and film footage and using diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts of fellow activists, friends, journalists, political leaders and law enforcement officials, this film brings fresh insights to King's impossible journey, his charismatic leadership and his truly remarkable impact."--Container.

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    In remembrance of Martin

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    In remembrance of Martin

    Personal comments from family members, friends, former classmates, and advisors are chronicled in this moving piece honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. Includes the "I have a dream" speech on the Lincoln Memorial and other memorable events.

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