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    Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present

    Washington, Harriet A.

    A study of medical studies or experiements using black Americans as unwilling or unknowing subjects, including the Tuskegee syphilis study, grave-robbing for medical cadavers, and studies on prisoners unable to give informed consent.

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    Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? : and other conversations about race

    Tatum, Beverly Daniel, author.

    "The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America. "An unusually sensitive work about theracial barriers that still divide us in so many areas of life."-Jonathan Kozol"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.

    "For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till

    Wright, Simeon, 1942-

    "No modern tragedy has had a greater impact on race relations in America than the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy from Chicago whose body was battered beyond recognition and dumped in the Tallahatchie River while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in 1955. This grotesque crime became the catalyst for the civil rights movement. Simeon Wright saw and heard his cousin Emmett whistle at Caroline Bryant at a grocery store; he was sleeping in the same bed with him when her husband came in and took Emmett away; and he was at the sensational trial. Simeon's Story tells what it was like to grow up in Mississippi in the 1940s; paints a vivid portrait of Moses Wright, Simeon's father, a preacher who bravely testified against the killers; explains exactly what happened during Emmett's visit to Mississippi, clearing up a number of common misperceptions; and shows how the Wright family lived in fear after the trial, and how they endured the years afterward."--Amazon.com.

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    The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race

    "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most famous pieces: James Baldwin's 1962 "Letter to My Nephew," which was later published in his landmark book, The Fire Next Time. Addressing his fifteen-year-old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Baldwin wrote: "You know and I know, that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon." Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin's words ring as true as ever today. In response, she has gathered short essays, memoir, and a few essential poems to engage the question of race in the United States. And she has turned to some of her generation's most original thinkers and writers to give voice to their concerns. The Fire This Time is divided into three parts that shine a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestle with our current predicament, and envision a better future. Of the eighteen pieces, ten were written specifically for this volume. In the fifty-odd years since Baldwin's essay was published, entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress. But the idea that we are living in the post-Civil Rights era, that we are a "post-racial" society is an inaccurate and harmful reflection of a truth the country must confront. Baldwin's "fire next time" is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about. Contributors include Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Garnette Cadogan, Edwidge Danticat, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Mitchell S. Jackson, Honoree Jeffers, Kima Jones, Kiese Laymon, Daniel Jose Older, Emily Raboteau, Claudia Rankine, Clint Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Wendy S. Walters, Isabel Wilkerson, and Kevin Young"-- Provided by publisher.

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    A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riots of 1919

    Hartfield, Claire, author.

    "Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago."--Provided by publisher.

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    How to be black

    Thurston, Baratunde.

    Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black.

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    The great migration north, 1910-1970

    Harris, Laurie Lanzen.

    "Provides a comprehensive overview of the movement of millions of African Americans out of the South during the twentieth century, including the political, social, and economic factors that drove their migration. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.

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    The Black Panthers : portraits from an unfinished revolution

    "October 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. Photojournalist Bryan Shih, who has been interviewing and taking portraits of the surviving Panthers around the country for years, has partnered with Yohuru Williams, dean and history professor at Fairfield University, to deliver [this] celebration"--Provided by publisher.

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    We are not yet equal : understanding our racial divide

    Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.

    "This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with Jim Crow laws; the promise of new opportunities in the North during the Great Migration was limited when blacks were physically blocked from moving away from the South; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 led to laws that disenfranchised millions of African American voters and a War on Drugs that disproportionally targeted blacks; and the election of President Obama led to an outburst of violence including the death of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as well as the election of Donald Trump. This YA adaptation will be written in an approachable narrative style that provides teen readers with additional context to these historic moments, photographs and archival images, and additional backmatter and resources for teens"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The March against Fear

    Bausum, Ann, author.

    "Mississippi. 1966. On a hot June afternoon an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. A seemingly simple plan, but one teeming with risk. Just one day later Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside ambush. Within twenty-four hours, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and other civil rights leaders had taken up Meredith's cause, determined to overcome this violent act and complete Meredith's walk ... Bausum [examines] this crucial turning point of civil rights history, ... escorting you along the dusty Mississippi roads where heroic marchers endured violence, rage, and fear as they walked more than 200 miles"--Provided by publisher.

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    Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the Civil Rights movement

    Bowers, Rick, 1952-

    A compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era.

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    Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America

    Freedman, Russell, author.

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Freedman presents a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights.

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    Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

    Lowery, Lynda Blackmon, 1950-

    A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic Civil Rights events.

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    When the children marched : the Birmingham civil rights movement

    Mayer, Robert H., 1950-

    "Discusses the Birmingham civil rights movement, the great leaders of the movement, and the role of the children who helped fight for equal rights and to end segregation in Birmingham"--Provided by publisher.

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    Marching for freedom : walk together, children, and don't you grow weary

    Partridge, Elizabeth.

    This book recounts the three months of protest that took place before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to promote equal rights and help African-Americans earn the right to vote.

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    American uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revolt

    Rasmussen, Daniel, 1987-

    The author, a historian reveals the long forgotten history of America's largest slave uprising, the New Orleans slave revolt of 1811 that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history. In this narrative, he offers new insight into American expansionism, the path to Civil War, and the earliest grassroots push to overcome slavery. Five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and highly organized, this self made army challenged not only the economic system of plantation agriculture but also American expansion. Their march represented the largest act of armed resistance against slavery in the history of the United States. The work is the story of this elaborate plot, the rebel army's dramatic march on the city, and its shocking conclusion. No North American slave uprising, not Gabriel Prosser's, not Denmark Vesey's, not Nat Turner's, has rivaled the scale of this rebellion either in terms of the number of the slaves involved or the number who were killed. More than one hundred slaves were slaughtered by federal troops and French planters, who then sought to write the event out of history and prevent the spread of the slaves' revolutionary philosophy. With the Haitian revolution a recent memory and the War of 1812 looming on the horizon, the revolt had epic consequences for America. Through original research, the author offers a window into the young, expansionist country, illuminating the early history of New Orleans and providing new insight into the path to the Civil War and the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice and the hope of freedom.

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    Lynching and murder in the deep South

    Uschan, Michael V., 1948-

    African-American history is significant and integral to the larger history of the United States. Generously and intelligently illustrated with photographs, maps, charts and graphs.

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    African American folklore

    Currie, Stephen, 1960-

    Examines African American folklore in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the broad sweep of America's story.

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    Mules and men

    Hurston, Zora Neale.

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    Hidden human computers : the black women of NASA

    Edwards, Sue Bradford, author.

    Discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth.

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    I too sing America : the Harlem Renaissance at 100

    Haygood, Wil, author.

    The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of cultural blossoming that occurred in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem in the 1920-50s. Curated by Columbus native and highly acclaimed writer Wil Haygood, the exhibition includes work by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, Augusta Savage, and others who interpreted the lives of African Americans during this time. In addition, the exhibition includes unprinted photographs by James Van Der Zee obtained through the artist's estate and a private collection of vernacular photographs of African American life. A selection of books, sheet music, and print ephemera from this period further showcases the innovative and expansive cultural output produced in Harlem during this unforgettable epoch of American history. The exhibition explores the religious, political, and cultural activism of the period, everyday life, and the extraordinary individuals such as poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain Locke whose words and scholarship contributed to the development of this period so rich in art, music, and literature.

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    New kid

    Craft, Jerry, author, illustrator.

    "Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?"--Publisher's description.

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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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    I am Alfonso Jones

    Medina, Tony, author.

    The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he's killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store.

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    From ragtime to hip-hop : a century of Black American music

    Woog, Adam, 1953-

    Examines the diversity of Black American music.

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    On my journey now : looking at African-American history through the spirituals

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    "Giovanni tells the story of Africans in America through the words of 46 spirituals."--From source other than the Library of Congress

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    Blacks in film

    Lace, William W.

    Examines Blacks in film in context, so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the broad sweep of America's story.

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    Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology

    "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees themselves on the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all--regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability--have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. Contributors include Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and Barbara Smith (Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology). Whether it's learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club-turned-online community Well-Read Black Girl, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women's writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Beyond Katrina : a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Tretheway, Natasha D., 1966-

    A collection of essays, poems, and letters, chronicling the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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    Brown : poems

    Young, Kevin, 1970- author.

    "James Brown. John Brown's raid. Brown v. the Topeka Board of Ed.: [Young] meditates on all things 'brown' in this ... collection. Divided into 'Home Recordings' and 'Field Recordings,' Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black, Kansas boyhood to comment on our times"-- Provided by publisher.

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    A reader's guide to Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun

    Loos, Pamela.

    Focuses on major characters, in which their strengths, weaknesses, and roles in the drama are discussed. Other chapters discuss its plot, themes, and importance, as well as Hansberry's life, and other works by her.

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    The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights

    Sheinkin, Steve.

    On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is the story of the p rejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.

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    Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickels, America's first Black paratroopers

    Stone, Tanya Lee.

    Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the lens of the untold story of the Triple Nickles as they became America's first black paratroopers and fought a little-known World War II attack on the American West by the Japanese.

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    Trail of tears a Native American documentary collection

    Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their children and elders.

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    Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow

    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author.

    "This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today."--Provided by publisher.

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    Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow

    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author.

    "A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind"--Provided by publisher.

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    Legacy : treasures of Black history

    The Black experience and its impact on our nation's culture and character are illustrated in twelve chapters, from ancient Africa and the slave trade to such key eras as the Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance and the Jim Crow Era; and the modern Civil Rights and Black Power/Black Arts movements. The more than 150 historic items showcased here include documents, letters, images, and artifacts, many never before published. Readers will find 18th-century maps of Africa; the pincushion of Elizabeth Keckley, Mrs. Lincoln's seamstress; Depression-era images by Robert M. McNeil; and a Langston Hughes letter in which he first shares his famous poem I, Too, Sing America. Rare photographs include a unique daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass in profile and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, circa 1880. Prominent Black scholars and activists offer expert insights on the collection, on subjects ranging from traditional African societies to 21st-century art and politics.--From publisher description.

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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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    Dream a world anew : the African American experience and the shaping of America

    Discover the sweeping history of black America: the path from slavery to freedom; the on-going struggle to define and realize freedom; and the major social, political and economic changes since 1968. You'll learn how the African American story transcends a single community, and shapes all those who call themselves Americans.

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    And still I rise : black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology

    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author.

    A companion book to the PBS series examines black history from the passage of the Civil Rights Act to the election of Barack Obama and describes the contradictions in the modern African-American community.

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    Children of fire : a history of African Americans

    Holt, Thomas C. (Thomas Cleveland), 1942-

    Synopsis: Ordinary people don't experience history as it is taught by historians. They live across the convenient chronological divides we impose on the past. The same people who lived through the Civil War and the eradication of slavery also dealt with the hardships of Reconstruction, so why do we almost always treat them separately? In this groundbreaking new book, renowned historian Thomas C. Holt challenges this form to tell the story of generations of African Americans through the lived experience of the subjects themselves, with all of the nuances, ironies, contradictions, and complexities one might expect. Building on seminal books like John Hope Franklin's From Slavery to Freedom and many others, Holt captures the entire African American experience from the moment the first twenty African slaves were sold at Jamestown in 1619. Each chapter focuses on a generation of individuals who shaped the course of American history, hoping for a better life for their children but often confronting the ebb and flow of their civil rights and status within society. Many familiar faces grace these pages - Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, and Barack Obama - but also some overlooked ones. Figures like Anthony Johnson, a slave who bought his freedom in late seventeenth century Virginia and built a sizable plantation, only to have it stolen away from his children by an increasingly racist court system. Or Frank Moore, a WWI veteran and sharecropper who sued his landlord for unfair practices, but found himself charged with murder after fighting off an angry white posse. Taken together, their stories tell how African Americans fashioned a culture and identity amid the turmoil of four centuries of American history.

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    African American history for dummies

    Penrice, Ronda Racha.

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    Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution

    Blair, Margaret Whitman.

    Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.

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    The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration

    Wilkerson, Isabel.

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

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    Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights

    Levingston, Steven, author.

    An account of the contentious relationship between the thirty-fifth president and Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the tumultuous early years of the civil rights movement explores their influence on one another and the important decisions that were inspired by their rivalry.

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    Unpunished murder : Massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice

    Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947- author.

    "On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices would last for the next hundred years, and many continue to exist to this day. In this compelling and thoroughly researched volume for young readers, Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system"-- Provided by publisher.

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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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    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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    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

    Anderson, M. T.

    The adventure continues! Dr. Trefusis accompanies Octavian as he flees to Boston, which is occupied by British forces. When Lord Dunmore offers freedom to slaves in return for their service against the revolution, will Octavian be tempted to join?.

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    The pox party

    Anderson, M. T.

    Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies, but only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments.

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    The hate u give

    Thomas, Angie, author.

    Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does, or does not, say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

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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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    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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    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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    March. Book 2

    Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-

    A graphic novel trilogy based on the life of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis.

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    Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-

    A graphic novel trilogy based on the life of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis.

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    The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke

    Stewart, Jeffrey C., 1950- author.

    "A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. [The author] offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally"--Amazon.com.

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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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    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

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

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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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    El odio que das

    Thomas, Angie.

    "Starr es una chica de dieciséis años que vive entre dos mundos: el barrio pobre de gente negra donde nació, y su escuela situada en un elegante barrio residencial blanco. El difícil equilibrio entre ambos se hace añicos cuando ella es testigo de la muerte a tiros de su mejor amigo, Khalil, a manos de un policía. A partir de ese momento, todo lo que Starr diga acerca de la aterradora noche que cambió su vida podrá ser usado de excusa por unos y como arma por otros. Y lo peor de todo es que, tanto los de un lado como los de otro, la tienen en el punto de mira y amenazan con poner en riesgo su vida."--Oceanotravesia.mx.

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    Rebound

    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.

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    Swing

    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    "Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Ashes

    Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

    "As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Chains : seeds of America

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

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    Forge

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.

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    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

    Anderson, M. T.

    After escaping a death sentence in the summer of 1775, Octavian and his tutor find shelter but no safe harbor in British-occupied Boston and, persuaded by Lord Dunmore's proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join his counterrevolutionary Royal Ethiopian Regiment, Octavian and his friends soon find themselves engaged in naval raids on the Virginia coastline as the Revolutionary War breaks out in full force.

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    The Pox party

    Anderson, M. T.

    Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

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    Store bought baby

    Belton, Sandra.

    The death of Leah's beloved older brother, and her parents' reactions to the tragedy, raise questions for Leah about the meaning of family and about her place in her own.

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    Crossing Ebenezer Creek

    Bolden, Tonya, author.

    Freed from slavery, Mariah and her young brother Zeke join Sherman's march through Georgia, where Mariah meets a free black named Caleb and dares to imagine the possibility of true love, but hope can come at a cost.

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    Tyrell

    Booth, Coe.

    Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.

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    Black angels

    Brown, Linda Beatrice, 1939-

    Three Southern children, two black and one white, escape from their homes during the horrors of the Civil War and, after meeting in the woods, gradually come to rely on each other as they make their way slowly north, enduring hunger, fear, sickness, and constant danger, before arriving in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

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    The revolution of Birdie Randolph

    Colbert, Brandy, author.

    Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph's close bond with her parents is threatened by a family secret, and by hiding her relationship with Booker, who has been in juvenile detention.

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    Mare's war

    Davis, Tanita S.

    Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they're forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.

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    Copper sun

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.

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    The skin I'm in

    Flake, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like.

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    Not so pure and simple

    Giles, L. R. (Lamar R.), author.

    High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.

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    Spin

    Giles, L. R. (Lamar R.), author.

    "When DJ ParSec (Paris Secord), rising star of the local music scene, is found dead over her turntables, the two girls who found her, Kya (her pre-fame best friend) and Fuse (her current chief groupie) are torn between grief for Paris and hatred for each other--but when the lack of obvious suspects stalls the investigation, and the police seem to lose interest, despite pressure from social media and ParSec's loyal fans, the two girls unite, determined to find out who murdered their friend."--Publisher's description.

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    Pemba's song : a ghost story

    Hegamin, Tonya.

    As fifteen-year-old Pemba adjusts to leaving her Brooklyn, New York, home for small-town Connecticut, a Black history researcher helps her understand the paranormal experiences drawing her into the life of a mulatto girl who was once a slave in her house.

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    Dread nation : rise up

    Ireland, Justina, author.

    When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

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    I'm not dying with you tonight

    Jones, Kimberly (Kimberly Latrice), author.

    Told from two viewpoints, Atlanta high school seniors Lena and Campbell, one black, one white, must rely on each other to survive after a football rivalry escalates into a riot.

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    An American marriage

    Jones, Tayari, author.

    "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Hot girl

    Jordan, Dream.

    Kate, a fourteen-year-old Brooklyn girl and former gang member, risks losing her first good foster family when she adopts the risqué ways of her flirtatious new friend, Naleejah.

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    Let's talk about love

    Kann, Claire, author.

    In this young adult novel, Alice, afraid of explaining her asexuality, has given up on finding love, until love finds her.

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    The porcupine of truth

    Konigsberg, Bill, author.

    Seventeen-year-old Carson Smith is bored with Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who's run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.

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    Like no other

    LaMarche, Una, author.

    Though their relationship is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they possibly go? Just how much are they willing to give up?

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    Don't fail me now

    LaMarche, Una.

    Interracial half-siblings come together for the first time and embark on a cross-country road trip to confront their absentee father before he dies.

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    How it went down

    Magoon, Kekla, author.

    When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

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    The rock and the river

    Magoon, Kekla.

    In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.

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    Tight

    Maldonado, Torrey, author.

    After his quick-tempered father gets in a fight and is sent back to jail, sixth-grader Bryan, known for being quiet and thoughtful, snaps and follows new friend Mike into trouble.

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    The twelve tribes of Hattie

    Mathis, Ayana.

    The story of an African American family held together with a mother's grit and courage.

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    Indigo Summer

    McKayhan, Monica.

    When fifteen-year-old Indigo's perfect world falls apart she turns to her neighbor, sixteen-year-old Marcus Carter, for help but now that she has realized what a great guy he is, so does someone else.

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    A blade so black

    McKinney, L. L., author.

    "An ... urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland ... The first time the nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head--literally"-- Provided by publisher.

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    This way home

    Moore, Wes, 1978-, author.

    Elijah, seventeen, has always been sure of just one thing--basketball--and believes it will be his way out of West Baltimore, but when gang violence knocks him down, helping a veteran repair his rickety home helps Elijah see what really matters.

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    Home

    Morrison, Toni.

    "The story of a Korean war veteran on a quest to save his younger sister"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Darius & Twig

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    "Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Game

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.

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    Riot

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City.

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    Street love

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.

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    Sunrise over Fallujah

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.

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    No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    In this work of historical fiction, Nelson tells the story of a man with a passion for knowledge and of a bookstore whose influence has become legendary.

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    Out of darkness

    Pérez, Ashley Hope, author.

    Loosely based on a school explosion that took place in New London, Texas, in 1937, this is the story of two teenagers: Naomi, who's Mexican, and Wash, who's black, and their dealings with race, segregation, love, and the forces that destroy people.

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    Pic

    Pick-up game : a full day of full court

    A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.

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    Into white

    Pink, Randi, author.

    "LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn't know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were ... different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be anything but black. Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?"--Provided by publisher.

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    Pow

    Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case

    Powell, Patricia Hruby, 1951- author.

    Written in blank verse, this is the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

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    Boy21

    Quick, Matthew, 1973-

    Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.

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    All American boys

    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

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    The boy in the black suit

    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

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    When I was the greatest

    Reynolds, Jason.

    Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.

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    Hip-hop high school

    Sitomer, Alan Lawrence.

    Theresa Anderson is every kind of smart, but with the example of her super-achieving older brother towering above her, Theresa hasn't even been trying. How can a girl compete against the family favorite, especially when he's a certified local hero? Then she finds hip hop music, and Devon.

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    Flygirl

    Smith, Sherri L.

    During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

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    Dear Martin

    Stone, Nic, author.

    Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

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    Calling my name

    Tamani, Liara, author.

    "Taja Brown, growing up in a conservative and tightly knit African American family, battles family expectations to discover a sense of self and find her unique voice and purpose"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The hate u give

    Thomas, Angie, author.

    After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

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    The Final Four

    Volponi, Paul.

    Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

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    Rikers High

    Volponi, Paul.

    Arrested on a minor offense, a New York City teenager attends high school in the jail facility on Rikers Island, as he waits for his case to go to court.

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    Rucker Park setup

    Volponi, Paul.

    While playing in a crucial basketball game on the very court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his own part in that murder and decide whether to maintain his silence or tell J.R.'s father and the police what really happened.

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    Piecing me together

    Watson, Renée, author.

    Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

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    Becoming Billie Holiday

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse.

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    After Tupac and D Foster

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.

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    When the black girl sings

    Wright, Bil.

    Adopted by white parents and sent to an exclusive Connecticut girls' school where she is the only black student, fourteen-year-old Lahni Schuler feels like an outcast, particularly when her parents separate, but after attending a local church where she hears gospel music for the first time, she finds her voice.

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    MCK

    Let's clap, jump, sing, & shout; dance, spin, & turn it out! : games, songs, & stories from an African American childhood

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    "Here are classic games, songs, stories, and more, recalled from the author's own childhood in the American South and loveingly passed down to a new generation."--Trade bdg. dust jacket.

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    PRI

    When will I get in?

    Price, Sean.

    Examines segregation and civil rights, providing information about Jim Crow laws, the NAACP, Brown versus the Board of Education, school integration, protests, the Civil Rights Act, and prominent people from the era.

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    WAL

    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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    306.3
    JOR

    Slavery and resistance

    Jordan, Anne Devereaux.

    Describes the history of slavery in the Americas from the early colonial times to the end of the Civil War and Emancipation.

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    306.3
    WEA

    Freedom in Congo Square

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    "Chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square."--Provided by publisher.

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    322.4
    STA

    Bessie Smith and the night riders

    Stauffacher, Sue, 1961-

    African-American blues singer Bessie Smith single-handedly scares off Ku Klux Klan members who are trying to disrupt her show one hot July night in Concord, North Carolina.

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    323
    BAU

    Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours

    Bausum, Ann.

    Examines the link between the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing how the strike, the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and the labor protests all laid the foundations for what many consider to be King's greatest speech, given just days before he was killed, and how that speech and King's death influenced the end of the strike.

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    323
    FAR

    March on! : the day my brother Martin changed the world

    Farris, Christine King.

    Christine King Farris describes how her brother, Martin Luther King, Jr., prepared for his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C.

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    323
    JEF

    Medgar Evers and the NAACP

    Jeffrey, Gary.

    In graphic novel format, describes Medgar Evers' efforts to gain equal rights for African Americans in Missisippi, his work with the NAACP, and his assassination in 1963, which gave the Civil Rights Movement new momentum.

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    KIN

    I have a dream

    King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.

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    MAR

    Martin Luther King, Jr. : a King family tribute

    Contains recollections of Martin Luther King, Jr. from his family and friends as well as thoughts from grandnephews and nieces who never knew him.

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    323
    MIC

    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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    323
    MUL

    She stood for freedom : the untold story of a civil rights hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

    Mulholland, Loki.

    Biography of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland follows her from her childhood in 1950s Virginia through her high school and college years, when she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. She also participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961 and was arrested and imprisoned. Her life has been spent standing up for human rights.

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    323.092
    ADL

    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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    323.092
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    John Lewis in the lead : a story of the civil rights movement

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    "A biography of John Lewis, Georgia Congressman and one of the 'Big Six' civil rights leaders of the 1960s, focusing on his youth and culminating in the voter registration drives that sparked 'Bloody Sunday,' as hundreds of people walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Includes a note by Congressman Lewis and a timeline"--Provided by publisher.

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    323.092
    KEL

    Martin's dream day

    Kelley, Kitty.

    "Iconic photographs ... transport readers to the 1963 March on Washington, bringing that historic day vividly to life for a new generation"--Amazon.com.

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    323.1196
    BAS

    Seeds of freedom : the peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama

    Bass, Hester, 1956-

    Mention the Civil Rights era in Alabama, and most people recall images of terrible violence. But something different was happening in Huntsville. For the citizens of that city, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace.

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    323.1196
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    Birmingham Sunday

    Brimner, Larry Dane.

    Provides an account of the racially-motivated bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963, which resulted in the deaths of four children, and discusses how the tragedy spurred the passage of the landmark 1964 civil rights legislation.

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    323.1196
    FRE

    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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    PIN

    Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting down

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    "This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement."--Amazon.com.

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    RUB

    Freedom summer : the 1964 struggle for civil rights in Mississippi

    Rubin, Susan Goldman.

    Introduces the efforts of student volunteers who traveled to Mississippi in 1964 to encourage African Americans to exercise their right to vote, and dicusses the violent resistance they faced from supporters of segregation.

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    Child of the civil rights movement

    Shelton, Paula Young.

    Paula Young Shelton shares her memories of the civil rights movement and her involvement in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

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    323.1196
    SWA

    Riding to Washington

    Swain, Gwenyth, 1961-

    A young white girl rides the bus with her father to the March on Washington in 1963--at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would give his "I Have a Dream" speech--and comes to see that Dr. King's dream belongs not just to African-Americans but to all Americans.

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    328.73
    ASI

    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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    331.892
    DUN

    Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the Sanitation Strike of 1968

    Duncan, Alice Faye.

    "Recounts the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech to strikers the night before his assassination, and details the perseverance of strikers before and after his death"--OCLC.

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    GOO

    The first step : how one girl put segregation on trial

    Goodman, Susan E., 1952-

    Looks at how in 1847, a young African American girl named Sarah Roberts made history with her case of Roberts versus the City of Boston to outlaw segregated schools.

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    USC

    Lynching and murder in the deep South

    Uschan, Michael V., 1948-

    African-American history is significant and integral to the larger history of the United States. Generously and intelligently illustrated with photographs, maps, charts and graphs.

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    FIN

    Schools of hope : how Julius Rosenwald helped change African American education

    Finkelstein, Norman H.

    Describes how Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, helped financially support the building of more than 5,300 Southern schools for African American students in a period of twenty years.

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    STO

    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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    379.2
    TOU

    Little Rock girl 1957 : how a photograph changed the fight for integration

    Tougas, Shelley.

    Recounts the events surrounding the 1957 photograph taken by Will Counts that captured one of nine African-American students trying to enter an Arkansas high school while being taunted by an angry white mob and discusses how the photo brought the civil rights movement to the forefront of the nation's attention.

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    394.263
    NEL

    Juneteenth

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Describes Juneteenth, which commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when the slaves in Texas learned that they had been liberated.

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    Way up and over everything

    McGill, Alice.

    In this retelling of a folktale, five Africans escape the horrors of slavery by simply disappearing into thin air.

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    398.2
    THO

    The six fools

    Thomas, Joyce Carol.

    A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents.

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    SHE

    Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race

    Shetterly, Margot Lee.

    "Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as -human computers- used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country"--Amazon.com.

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    New kid

    Craft, Jerry.

    "Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his friends and staying true to himself?"--Provided by publisher.

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    RHO

    Jake makes a world : Jacob Lawrence, a young artist in Harlem

    Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa.

    Looks at the childhood of early twentieth-century African-American artist Jacob Lawrence in 1930s Harlem.

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    AWE

    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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    782.25
    BRY

    Let it shine : three favorite spirituals

    Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns.

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    GIO

    On my journey now : looking at African-American history through the spirituals

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    Nikki Giovanni celebrates the courage, strength and character of Africans in America through the inspirational words of the spirituals.

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    791.43
    LAC

    Blacks in film

    Lace, William W.

    Presents a discussion of African-Americans in film, covering stereotypes, "race movies," the evolution of available roles, movies such as "Carmen" and "A Raisin in the Sun," and the work of Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Spike Lee, and others who helped move beyond exploitative themes and characters.

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    SMO

    The story of the Negro leagues

    Smolka, Bo, 1965-

    Presents a history of the Negro Baseball League, discussing the hardships in traveling, racism, and the players.

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    811
    ALE

    Miss Crandall's school for young ladies & little misses of color : poems

    Alexander, Elizabeth, 1962-

    Poems tell the story of nineteenth-century teacher Prudence Crandall and the students she taught at her Canterbury, Connecticut, school for African-American girls before persecution forced its closing.

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    ALE

    The undefeated

    Alexander, Kwame.

    ". . . an ode to black American triumph and tribulation"--Provided by publisher.

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    811
    BRO

    Bronzeville boys and girls

    Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.

    A collection of illustrated poems that reflects the experiences and feelings of African American children living in big cities.

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    811
    BRY

    Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life

    Bryan, Ashley.

    "Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away"--Provided by publisher.

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    811
    FOR

    Young Cornrows callin out the moon : poem

    Forman, Ruth.

    A group of African-American children tell about the things around their brownstone apartments that are better to have than front and backyards.

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    811
    GRE

    The Great Migration : journey to the North

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Describes the journey of African Americans from their homes in the South to industrial cities in the North around the time of World War I, and includes paintings that depict the migration.

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    811
    GRI

    One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

    Grimes, Nikki.

    "In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using 'The Golden Shovel' poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well"-- Provided by publisher.

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    HUG

    I, too, am America

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Presents the poem of Langston Hughes in which highlights the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.

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    811
    HUG

    Langston Hughes

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems by noted African-American poet Langston Hughes, and contains a detailed introduction and biography, as well as brief notes accompanying each poem.

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    HUG

    My people

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Sepia toned photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. accompany Langston Hughes' classic poem "My People" and celebrate the glory, beauty, and soul of the African-American community.

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    HUG

    The negro speaks of rivers

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Watercolor illustrations by E.B. Lewis accompany Langston Hughes' classic poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."

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    JOH

    Black magic

    Johnson, Dinah.

    A young girl celebrates her African-American heritage by describing all the things black is.

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    MED

    Thirteen ways of looking at a black boy

    Medina, Tony.

    "[A collection of poems offering a] perspective of young men of color depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and . . . more"--OCLC.

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    Freedom's a-callin me

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Illustrations and text imagine what it was like for the men and women on the Underground Railroad.

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    SHA

    We troubled the waters : poems

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Presents illustrated poetry from African-American playwright and poet Ntozake Shange, in which she explores racism and racial discrimination in the United States.

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    SMI

    Keeping the night watch

    Smith, Hope Anita.

    A thirteen-year-old African American boy chronicles what happens to his family when his father, who temporarily left, returns home and they all must deal with their feelings of anger, hope, abandonment, and fear.

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    THO

    The blacker the berry : poems

    Thomas, Joyce Carol.

    A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

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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 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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    Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickels, America's first Black paratroopers

    Stone, Tanya Lee.

    Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the lens of the untold story of the Triple Nickles as they became America's first black paratroopers and fought a little-known World War II attack on the American West by the Japanese.

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    Africa : a look back

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Provides a history of African-American culture from the early transatlantic slave trade to the mid-nineteenth century through four slave narratives.

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    NEL

    Heart and soul : the story of America and African Americans

    Nelson, Kadir.

    Examines the history of the United States, focusing on events that influenced African-Americans and how they advanced liberty and justice in America.

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    SAN

    D is for drinking gourd : an African American alphabet

    Sanders, Nancy I.

    An illustrated, rhyming alphabet that names important people and events in African American history and culture, each with background information.

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    SMI

    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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    WOE

    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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    PIN

    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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    Traveling the freedom road : from slavery & the Civil War through Reconstruction

    Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-

    Collects accounts from slave narratives, journals, diaries, and other sources to provide a first-person perspective on the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

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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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    FRE

    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 : 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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    STR

    The Reconstruction era

    Stroud, Bettye, 1938-

    Traces the history of Reconstruction, from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to 1877, when federal troops were removed from the South.

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    Rebirth of a people

    Price, Sean.

    Examines the Harlem Renaissance, providing information about the people, religion, recreation, and art of the era, and introducing prominent figures of the movement.

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    SMI

    Brick by brick

    Smith, Charles R., 1969-

    Looks at the people who built the White House, including several slaves, who were able to buy their freedom after learning a trade through this work.

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    975.918
    TUR

    Fort Mose : and the story of the man who built the first free black settlement in Colonial America

    Turner, Glennette Tilley.

    Tells the story of Fort Mose, the first free African settlement to legally exist in what is now the United States, established in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1738, and includes over forty images, as well as notes on the uncovering of the fort.

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    ABD

    Sasquatch in the paint

    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-

    Eighth-grader Theo Rollins' growth spurt has Coach Mandrake trying to transform him into a basketball star, but training time is hurting the science club's chances of winning the "Aca-lympics," and being accused of stealing could mean Theo is off both teams.

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    ABD

    What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors

    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-

    While twins Ella and Herbie help the handyman Mr. Midal work on their new home, he tells them about such inventors as Granville Woods, Dr. Henry T. Sampson, and James West, giving them a new view of their heritage as African-Americans.

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    ALE

    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    AND

    Ashes

    Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

    "As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Chains : seeds of America

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

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    Forge

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.

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    APP

    Home of the brave

    Applegate, Katherine.

    Kek, a refugee from Sudan, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth-grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

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    SAC

    Small steps

    Sachar, Louis, 1954-

    Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along.

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    AARON

    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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    ALI

    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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    ALI

    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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    ANGELOU

    Who was Maya Angelou?

    Labrecque, Ellen.

    Introduces Maya Angelou, author and civil rights activist.

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    ANTHONY

    Carmelo Anthony

    MacRae, Sloan.

    Describes the life of Denver Nuggets' rookie Carmelo Anthony.

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    ARMSTRONG

    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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    ARMSTRONG

    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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    ARMSTRONG

    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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    BAKER

    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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    BAKER

    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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    BAR

    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 : 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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    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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    Ruby Bridges

    Donaldson, Madeline.

    Introduces students to the life and historical impact of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American student to attend William Frantz Public School in New Orleans, which caused a riot and brought the tensions between races to the forefront of American society.

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    BRYANT

    Dez Bryant

    Fishman, Jon M.

    A brief biography of professional football player Dez Bryant.

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    CARVER

    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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    CARVER

    Who was George Washington Carver?

    Gigliotti, Jim.

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

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    COLLINS

    Brave ballerina : the story of Janet Collins

    Meadows, Michelle.

    An illustrated biography of the life of ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Janet Collins.

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    COLVIN

    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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    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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    Gabby Douglas

    Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

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

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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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    Who was Frederick Douglass?

    Prince, April Jones.

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

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    DURANT

    Kevin Durant

    Anderson, Jameson.

    Profiles the life and career of professional basketball player 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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    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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    FITZGERALD

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel)

    A brief biography of African American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

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    GAR

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    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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    GROVES

    No small potatoes : Junius G. Groves and his kingdom in Kansas

    Bolden, Tonya.

    "The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a potato kingdom"--Provided by publisher.

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    HAMER

    Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    A collage-illustrated collection of free form poems describing the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

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    HENDRICKS

    The youngest marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist

    Levinson, Cynthia.

    Tells the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a nine-year-old civil rights activist, who marched and was jailed in order to rid Birmingham, Alabama of its segregation laws.

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    HOLIDAY

    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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    HURSTON

    Zora! : the life of Zora Neale Hurston

    Fradin, Judith Bloom.

    A biography of African American author Zora Neale Hurston.

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    JAMES

    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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    JOHNSON

    Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions

    Barton, Chris.

    A biography of Lonnie Johnson, an engineer at NASA who is best know for inventing the Super Soaker water gun.

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    JOHNSON

    Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson

    Johnson, Katherine G.

    The author shares her life excelling in math as a young girl and her eventual career as a NASA mathematician. Explores her work on the Apollo 11 mission.

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    KIN

    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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    KING

    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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    KING

    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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    KING

    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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    KING

    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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    KING

    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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    KING

    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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    LEW

    March. Book 2

    Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-

    A graphic novel trilogy based on the life of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis.

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    LEW

    March. Book 1

    Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-, author.

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    LOWE

    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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    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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    MAL

    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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    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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    MILLS

    Harlem's little blackbird

    Watson, Renee.

    Illustrations and text relate the life story of Florence Mills, touching on her family history, and describing her accomplishments as a singer during the Harlem Renaissance.

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    MUD

    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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    NORTHUP

    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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    OBAMA

    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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    OBAMA

    Who is Michelle Obama?

    Stine, Megan.

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

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    ONEAL

    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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    OWENS

    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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    PARKER

    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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    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 : 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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    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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    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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    Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    An illustrated biography of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States marshal, based on his ability to communicate with the Native Americans in the area that was to become Oklahoma.

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    REID

    Philip Reid saves the statue of freedom

    Lapham, Steven Sellers, author.

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    Django

    Christensen, Bonnie.

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

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    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

    Meltzer, Brad.

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

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    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 Rudolph

    Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel)

    An illustrated biography of Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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

    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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    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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    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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    Carter reads the newspaper

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    A picture book biography of Carter G. Woodson, the son of emancipated slaves who read the newspaper to his father every day, attended Harvard University, and was one of the first scholars to study African-American history.

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    End zone

    Barber, Tiki, 1975-

    Co-captains Tiki and Ronde Barber lead their junior high teammates to the Virginia state football championship.

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    Extra innings

    Barber, Tiki, 1975-

    "Tiki and Ronde have their sights set on a big diamond--a baseball diamond! Sure, they're experienced athletes, but they've never played baseball before. Do they have what it takes to make the team?"--Provided by publisher.

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    Kickoff!

    Barber, Tiki, 1975-

    Twelve-year-olds Tiki and Ronde tryout for the junior high footabll team and hope to not only get a spot but also to be a part of the starting lineup.

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    Brand-new school, brave new Ruby

    Barnes, Derrick D.

    Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is headed to a new school where her older brothers rule; however, Ruby has big plans to change that.

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    Trivia queen, 3rd grade supreme

    Barnes, Derrick D.

    When the Hope Road Academy holds its annual animal trivia contest, Ruby represents the third grade and competes against two of her older brothers.

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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 : 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.

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    The tallest tree

    Belton, Sandra.

    A group of young African-American children learn about Paul Robeson from one of the neighborhood elders, and decide to reclaim the town theater in order to celebrate Robeson's life.

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    Kinda like brothers

    Booth, Coe.

    "When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy"--OCLC.

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    Jefferson's sons : a founding father's secret children

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.

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    Hurricane Child

    Callender, Kacen.

    Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.

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    Finding Langston

    Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

    Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

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    Shadows on Society Hill : an Addy mystery

    Coleman, Evelyn, 1948-

    When her family moves to Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood in 1866, Addy, a former slave, discovers that her new home holds dangerous secrets--including one connected to the North Carolina plantation she escaped from only two years earlier. Includes an educational section on Reconstruction.

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    The journey of little Charlie

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    "When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him. Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing"--Provided by publisher.

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    The mighty Miss Malone

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Deza Malone, the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, accompanies her mother and older brother on a trip to find her father, an African American man who left to find work after the Great Depression hit. They end up in a Hooverville outside of Flint, Michigan, and her brother attempts to be a performer while Deza and her mother search for a home.

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    Mr. Chickee's messy mission

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Flint Future Detective Club members Steven Carter and his friends Russell and Richelle follow Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, into a mural to chase a demonic-looking gnome, only to find the mysterious Mr. Chickee on the other side.

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    The story of Jonas

    Dahlberg, Maurine F., 1951-

    In the mid-1800s, a slave boy dreams of escaping to freedom while on a journey from Missouri to the gold fields of Kansas Territory with his master's n'er-do-well son.

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    The birthday storm

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Sassy and her family go to Florida during summer vacation to visit Grammy for her birthday, and when the weather takes a turn for the worse, Sassy learns that love is more important than decorations and caterers.

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    The dazzle disaster dinner party

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Sassy's fancy dinner turns into a disaster, but with the help of the items in her handy sack and a little ingenuity, Sassy manages to make the meal memorable.

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    Little Sister is not my name!

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Nine-year-old Sassy Simone Sanford, known to her family members as "Little Sister," relies on her fashion sense and friends to help her solve any problems that come her way.

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    The silver secret

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Sassy, who cannot sing, wants to be in the school musical, but must first prove to her music teacher that she can make a positive difference in the program.

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    Stella by starlight

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.

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    Dragons in a bag

    Elliott, Zetta.

    In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.

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    It all comes down to this

    English, Karen.

    "In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Skateboard party

    English, Karen.

    "Richard can't wait to show off his skills at a friend's skateboard birthday party, but a note home from his teacher threatens to ruin his plans"--Provided by publisher.

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    Substitute trouble

    English, Karen.

    While Ms. Shelby-Ortiz is recovering from an injury, substitute Mr. Willow takes over Nikki and Deja's third-grade class with disastrous results.

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    Unstoppable Octobia May

    Flake, Sharon.

    In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.

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    Nobody's boy

    Fleischner, Jennifer.

    A fictional story featuring historical figures, in which George, a slave boy in 1850s St. Louis, gains his freedom with his mother, future White House dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly, and decides to use his liberty to help others escape.

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    Armstrong & Charlie

    Frank, Steven, 1963-

    "During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in the 1970s"--Provided by publisher.

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    Cleo Edison Oliver, playground millionaire

    Frazier, Sundee Tucker, 1968-

    Fifth-grader Cleo Edison Oliver is full of money-making ideas, and her fifth-grade Passion Project is no different--but things get more complicated when she has to keep her business running, be a good listener when her best friend needs her, and deal with the bully teasing her about being adopted at the same time.

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    Garvey's choice

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Preferring science and reading to the sports his father wants him to play, Garvey comforts himself with food and endures bullying before joining the school chorus, where he learns how to accept himself and bond with his father.

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    Halfway to perfect

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Dyamonde Daniels, having noticed a change in Damaris's eating habits, try to figure out a way to show Damaris that she is perfect just the way she is and should not let what other people say about people's weight negatively affect her.

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    Make way for Dyamonde Daniel

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.

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    Rich

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Free is excited about a local poetry contest because of its cash prize, but when he and Dyamonde befriend a classmate who is homeless and living in a shelter, they rethink what it means to be rich or poor.

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    The road to Paris

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.

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    Satch & me : a baseball card adventure

    Gutman, Dan.

    With his ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe takes Flip with him to find out whether Satchel Paige really was the fastest pitcher ever.

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    Midnight without a moon

    Jackson, Linda Williams.

    Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement.

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    Bird

    Johnson, Angela, 1961-

    Devastated by the loss of a second father, thirteen-year-old Bird follows her stepfather from Cleveland to Alabama in hopes of convincing him to come home, and along the way helps two boys cope with their difficulties.

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    The Parker inheritance

    Johnson, Varian.

    Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.

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    Leaving Gee's Bend

    Latham, Irene.

    Ludelphia Bennett, a determined, ten-year-old African American girl in 1932 Gee's Bend, Alabama, leaves home in an effort to find medical help for her sick mother, and she recounts her ensuing adventures in a quilt she is making.

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    The lions of Little Rock

    Levine, Kristin (Kristin Sims), 1974-

    Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families.

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    The rock and the river

    Magoon, Kekla.

    In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African-Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.

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    The season of Styx Malone

    Magoon, Kekla.

    "Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city"--Provided by publisher.

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    Secret Saturdays

    Maldonado, Torrey.

    Justin, a fatherless twelve-year-old in a dangerous neighborhood in New York, starts to worry about his friend Sean, who has started telling lies and getting into trouble at school, and when he suspects that the change in attitude is connected to mysterious trips Sean takes with his mother, he tries to get involved.

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    Away west

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In 1879, thirteen-year-old Everett Turner leaves a life of struggle on his family's farm and runs away to St. Louis, where he works in a livery stable before heading to the all-Black town of Nicodemus, Kansas.

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    A friendship for today

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Twelve-year-old Rosemary Patterson learns that she will be attending an all-white school in the fall; but when her best friend is diagnosed with polio, she must face the first day of school alone.

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    The home-run king

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Eleven-year-old Tank and his older brother Jimbo, who both love baseball, can't believe their good fortune when Josh Gibson, home-run king of the Homestead Grays, stays at their house during a series in Nashville.

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    Never forgotten

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A lyrical story-in-verse that details the experiences of an African boy who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.

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    Porch lies : tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Presents a collection of nine original tales drawn from African American oral tradition that blends history and legend with sly humor, creepy horror, villainous characters, and wild farce.

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    A song for Harlem

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In the summer of 1928, Lilly Belle Turner of Smyrna, Tennessee, participates in a young author's writing program, taught by Zora Neale Hurston and hosted by A'Lelia Walker in her Harlem teahouse at the height of the Harlem Renaissance.

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    A big day for baseball

    Osborne, Mary Pope.

    "Jack and Annie use the magic tree house to travel back in time to 1947 Brooklyn, New York, where they pretend to be batboys at Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves"--Provided by publisher.

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    A good night for ghosts / #42

    Osborne, Mary Pope.

    Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz.".

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    Jump into the sky

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    In 1945, thirteen-year-old Levi is sent to find the father he has not seen in three years, going from Chicago, to segregated North Carolina, and finally to Pendleton, Oregon,where he learns that his father's unit, the all-Black 555th paratrooper battalion, will never see combat but finally has a mission. Includes historical notes.

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    The seventh most important thing

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    "In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--Provided by publisher.

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    Bird in a box

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    In 1936, three children meet at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans in New York State, and while not all three are orphans, they are all dealing with grief and loss which together, along with the help of a sympathetic staff member and the boxing matches of Joe Louis, they manage to overcome. Includes author's notes.

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    January's sparrow

    Polacco, Patricia.

    After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation, traveling north through the Underground Railroad in search of freedom.

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    As brave as you

    Reynolds, Jason.

    "When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires -- literally."--Provided by publisher.

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    Lu

    Reynolds, Jason.

    "Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu's way--literally and not-so-literally--and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means"--Provided by publisher.

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    Patina

    Reynolds, Jason.

    "A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons"--Provided by publisher.

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    Bayou magic

    Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

    Visiting her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, ten-year-old Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only sibling to carry on the gift of her family's magical legacy.

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    Ghost boys

    Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

    "After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"--Provided by publisher.

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    Small steps

    Sachar, Louis, 1954-

    Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along.

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    Leaving Fletchville

    Schmidt, René.

    Leon, Winnie, and Sam, three African-American siblings who recently changed schools, receive help from an unlikely source--Brandon the school bully.

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    Zora and Me

    Bond, Victoria, 1979-

    A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

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    Hoodoo

    Smith, Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard), 1959-

    In 1930s Alabama, twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher is the only member of his family who seems unable to practice folk magic, but when a mysterious man called the Stranger puts the entire town at risk from his black magic, Hoodoo must learn to conjure to defeat him.

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    Keena Ford and the field trip mix-up

    Thomson, Melissa, 1979-

    Keena and her second-grade class go on a field trip to the United States Capitol where they meet a congressman; and Keena makes a big impression, which she documents in her new journal.

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    Keena Ford and the second-grade mix-up

    Thomson, Melissa, 1979-

    Second grader Kenna Ford tries to do the right thing, but always seems to make things worse, especially when it comes to a mixed up birthday.

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    Keena Ford and the secret journal mix-up

    Thomson, Melissa, 1979-

    When she accidentally leaves her journal in Tiffany's apartment, Keena is afraid that Tiffany will reveal all of her secrets.

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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! 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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    Piecing me together

    Watson, Renée, author.

    Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

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    Kizzy Ann Stamps

    Watts, Jeri Hanel, 1957-

    Kizzie Ann Stamps is nervous about starting at a new school that was just integrated, and wonders if she and her dog Shag will be allowed to compete in a herding competition because she is African-American.

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    Revolution

    Wiles, Deborah.

    "It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe"--From publisher's description.

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    Clayton Byrd goes underground

    Williams-Garcia, Rita.

    Clayton is forbidden by his mother from playing the blues after his grandfather dies and runs away to the subways to join a band.

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    One crazy summer

    Williams-Garcia, Rita.

    In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

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    P.S. be eleven

    Williams-Garcia, Rita.

    After spending the Summer of 1968 with their mother and the Black Panthers, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return home to Brooklyn with a new feeling of independence, but they discover their father has a new girlfriend, Uncle Darnell has come home from Vietnam a changed man, and Big Ma still expects Delphine to take care of everything. Feeling overwhelmed, Delphine writes to her mother, who reminds her to enjoy being eleven and not grow up too fast.

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    The blossoming universe of Violet Diamond

    Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.)

    "A biracial girl finally gets the chance to meet the African American side of her family"--Provided by publisher.

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    Zoe in wonderland

    Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.), author.

    "Introverted, daydream-prone Zoe is afraid her real life will never be as exciting as her imaginary one"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Feathers

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.

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    Harbor me

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    "When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--Provided by publisher.

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    Crow

    Wright, Barbara, 1951-

    Moses Thomas's summer vacation in 1898 does not go as planned, and while he deals with family problems and fickle friends, Moses comes to be more aware of the escalating tension between the African American and white communities of Wilmington, North Carolina.

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    Love like sky

    Youngblood, Leslie C.

    Eleven-year-old Georgie is still adjusting to leaving Atlanta for a small town, having a stepfather, and being unable to get close to her stepsister when her six-year-old sister, Peaches, suddenly becomes very ill.

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    Get a hit, Mo!

    Adler, David A.

    "Mo Jackson is excited for his baseball game, but Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field, again. Will Mo ever get a hit?"--Provided by publisher.

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    Kick it, Mo!

    Adler, David A.

    "When soccer season starts, Mo, who has been working hard to improve his kicking skills, wonders if he will ever get a chance to show his team what he can do"--OCLC.

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    Pass the ball, Mo!

    Adler, David A.

    "With the big game coming up, Mo Jackson, the shortest member of the basketball team, is determined to learn how to pass the ball in time to help his team win."--OCLC.

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    White water : inspired by a true story

    Bandy, Michael S.

    After tasting the warm, rusty water from the fountain designated for African Americans, a young boy questions why he cannot drink the cool, refreshing water from the "Whites Only" fountain. Based on a true experience co-author Michael S. Bandy had as a boy.

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    Crown : an ode to the fresh cut

    Barnes, Derrick D.

    Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

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    Knock knock : my dad's dream for me

    Beaty, Daniel.

    "A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The Hallelujah Flight

    Bildner, Phil.

    In 1932, James Banning, along with his co-pilot Thomas Allen, make history by becoming the first African Americans to fly across the United States, relying on the generosity of people they meet in the towns along the way who help keep their "flying jalopy" going.

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    Lucky beans

    Birtha, Becky, 1948-

    During the Great Depression, Marshall, an African American boy, uses lessons learned in arithmetic class and guidance from his mother to figure out how many beans are in a jar in order to win her a new sewing machine in a contest.

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    Ron's big mission

    Blue, Rose.

    Nine-year-old Ron, a frequent visitor to the Lake City Public Library in South Carolina in the 1950s, where he pores over books on airplanes and flight, makes his own quiet stand against segregation when he decides to apply for his own library card. Based on the life of astronaut Ron McNair.

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    Night running : how James escaped with the help of his faithful dog

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    A runaway slave makes a daring escape to freedom with the help of his faithful hunting dog, Zeus. Based on the true story of James Smith's journey from Virginia to Ohio in the mid-1800s.

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    Nappy

    Carney-Nunes, Charisse.

    An African-American mother styling her young daughter's hair teaches her to be proud of her heritage, showing her that she shares her "nappy" hair with strong African-American women who came before her, such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks.

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    Let the children march

    Clark-Robinson, Monica.

    Under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

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    Light in the darkness

    Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

    Risking a whipping if they are discovered, Rosa and her mama sneak away from their slave quarters during the night to a hidden location in a field where they learn to read and write in a pit school.

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    Firebird : ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the firebird

    Copeland, Misty.

    American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

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    Just as good : how Larry Doby changed America's game

    Crowe, Chris.

    An African American family in Cleveland, Ohio, listens on their new radio to the first game of the 1948 World Series, in which Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, won the game for the Cleveland Indians.

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    Last stop on Market Street

    de la Peña, Matt.

    A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

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    A dance like starlight : one ballerina's dream

    Dempsey, Kristy.

    A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.

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    The buffalo soldier

    Garland, Sherry.

    Realizing that his future lies in owning land, not just being free, a young man raised as a slave becomes a buffalo soldier--a member of an all-black cavalry regiment formed to protect white settlers from Indians, bandits, and outlaws, and that later fought in the Spanish American War. Includes historical note.

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    Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie : a story about Edna Lewis

    Gourley, Robbin.

    Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes five recipes and facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef.

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    When Gorilla goes walking

    Grimes, Nikki.

    In this story told in a series of rhyming poems, Gorilla the cat enjoys answering the telephone, eating soul food, and sharing mischievous adventures with her young owner.

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    The chicken-chasing queen of Lamar County

    Harrington, Janice N.

    A young farm girl tries to catch her favorite chicken, until she learns something about the hen that makes her change her ways.

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    Most loved in all the world

    Hegamin, Tonya.

    Even though Mama is an agent on the Underground Railroad, in order to help others she must remain a slave, but she teaches her daughter the value of freedom through a gift of love and sacrifice.

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    Grace at Christmas

    Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

    When her grandmother takes in a stranded family at Christmas, Grace is reluctant to share her favorite holiday with strangers, even though the visiting family includes a "real live ballerina."

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    Princess Grace

    Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

    Grace wants to participate in her community festival's princess float, but first she must decide what sort of a princess she wants to be--from an African princess in kente cloth robes to a floaty pink fairy tale princess.

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    Steamboat school : inspired by a true story : St. Louis, Missouri: 1847

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans.

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    In plain sight

    Jackson, Richard, 1935-

    "An ailing grandfather and his helpful granddaughter play a unique game of seek and find"-- Provided by publisher.

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    All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom

    Johnson, Angela, 1961-

    In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.

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    Lily Brown's paintings

    Johnson, Angela, 1961-

    When Lily Brown paints, she imagines all sorts of fantastic things in the scenes that she sees every day.

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    Angel City

    Johnston, Tony, 1942-

    Joseph, an old African-American man, finds a Mexican baby abandoned in a Dumpster and raises him in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood to know both African-American and Mexican American ways.

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    Henry's freedom box

    Levine, Ellen.

    A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

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    These hands

    Mason, Margaret H., 1954-

    An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note.

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    The escape of Oney Judge : Martha Washington's slave finds freedom

    McCully, Emily Arnold.

    Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman.

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    The all-I'll-ever-want Christmas doll

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    During the Depression, three young sisters get one baby doll for Christmas and must find a way to share.

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    Stitchin' and pullin' : a Gee's Bend quilt

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    As a young African American girl pieces her first quilt together, the history of her family, community, and the struggle for justice and freedom in Gee's Bend, Alabama unfolds.

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    Lola at the library

    McQuinn, Anna.

    Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat.

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    New shoes

    Meyer, Susan, 1960-

    "In this historical fiction picture book, Ella Mae and her cousin Charlotte, both African American, start their own shoe store when they learn that they cannot try on shoes at the shoe store"--Provided by publisher.

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    Across the alley

    Michelson, Richard.

    Jewish Abe's grandfather wants him to be a violinist while African-American Wille's father plans for him to be a great baseball pitcher, but it turns out that the two boys are more talented when they switch hobbies.

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    The quickest kid in Clarksville

    Miller, Pat Zietlow.

    Growing up in the segregated town of Clarksville, Tennessee, in the 1960s, Alta's family cannot afford to buy her new sneakers--but she still plans to attend the parade celebrating her hero Wilma Rudolph's three Olympic gold medals.

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    Don't touch my hair!

    Miller, Sharee (Illustrator)

    Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up. Includes author's note.

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    Looking like me

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.

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    The book itch : freedom, truth, & Harlem's greatest bookstore

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Relates the story of the National Memorial African Bookstore, founded in Harlem by Louis Michaux in 1939, as seen from the perspective of Louis Michaux Jr., who met famous men like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X while helping there.

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    Who will I be, Lord?

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    A young girl recalls the stories she has been told about the members of her family and wonders what kind of person she will become.

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    Boycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Uses the form of a blues song to share the story of the year-long bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, sparked by seamstress Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger in 1955, which resulted in a repeal of the Jim Crow segregation laws.

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    Peggony-Po : a whale of a tale

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Peggony-Po, carved out of wood by his father, a one-legged whaler, determines to catch the huge whale that ate his father's leg.

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    Belle, the last mule at Gee's Bend : a civil rights story

    Ramsey, Calvin A.

    In Gee's Bend, Alabama, Miz Pettway tells young Alex about the historic role her mule played in the struggle for civil rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes factual information about the community of Gee's Bend and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Ruth and The Green Book

    Ramsey, Calvin A.

    When Ruth and her parents take a motor trip from Chicago to Alabama to visit her grandma, they rely on a pamphlet called "The Negro Motorist Green Book" to find places that will serve them. Includes facts about "The Green Book.".

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    Night boat to freedom

    Raven, Margot Theis.

    At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from Kentucky to Ohio. Based on slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.

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    Back of the bus

    Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-

    From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.

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    The new girl-- and me

    Robbins, Jacqui.

    Two African-American girls named Shakeeta and Mia become friends when Shakeeta boasts that she has a pet iguana and Mia learns how to help Shakeeta "feel at home" even when she is in school.

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    ROB

    Jackie's gift

    Robinson, Sharon, 1950-

    When young Steve, who is Jewish, tells his new neighbor, Jackie Robinson, that his family does not have a Christmas tree, Jackie brings one to his neighbors, not knowing that they celebrate Hanukkah instead of Christmas.

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    ROB

    Testing the ice : a true story about Jackie Robinson

    Robinson, Sharon, 1950-

    As a testament to his courage, Jackie Robinson's daughter shares memories of him, from his baseball career to the day he tests the ice for her, her brothers, and their friends.

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    Under the same sun

    Robinson, Sharon, 1950-

    "It is Grandmother Bibi's eighty-fifth birthday, and when she travels to Tanzania from America to visit her son and grandchildren, they surprise her with a birthday safari. And while visiting an old African slave port, Jackie Robinson's seven African grandchildren discover how their family came to America"--Provided by publisher.

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    Pappy's handkerchief

    Scillian, Devin.

    Young Moses and his family sell everything they own and leave their Baltimore, Maryland, home in 1889 to join many other settlers in a race to claim land in the newly-opened territory of Oklahoma.

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    Charlotte and the quiet place

    Sosin, Deborah.

    "Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, overstimulating world. Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Freedom song : the story of Henry "Box" Brown

    Walker, Sally M.

    Henry Brown copes with slavery by singing, but after his wife and children are sold away he is left with only his freedom song, which gives him strength when friends put him in a box and mail him to a free state.

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    Champions on the bench : the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    Story based on the discrimination faced by the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA Little League All-Stars when the white teams refused to play them in the series tournament.

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    Freedom on the menu : the Greensboro sit-ins

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl.

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    Sugar Hill : Harlem's historic neighborhood

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    Rhyming text celebrates the Harlem neighborhood that successful African-Americans first called home during the 1920s. Includes brief biographies of jazz greats Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, and Miles Davis; artists Aaron Douglas and Faith Ringgold; entertainers Lena Horne and the Nicholas Brothers; writer Zora Neale Hurston; civil rights leader W. E. B. DuBois; and lawyer Thurgood Marshall.

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    When Louis Armstrong taught me scat

    Weinstein, Muriel Harris.

    After dancing to music on the radio before she goes to bed, a young girl learns how to sing scat when Louis Armstrong comes to her in a dream. Includes facts about Louis Armstrong and scat singing.

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    The listeners

    Whelan, Gloria.

    After a day of picking cotton in late 1860, Ella May, a young slave, joins her friends Bobby and Sue at their second job of listening outside the windows of their master's house for useful information.

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    Lillian's right to vote : a celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Winter, Jonah, 1962-

    As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote.

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    This is the rope : a story from the Great Migration

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.

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    Mirrors of privilege : making whiteness visible

    Features the up close and personal stories of white activists and their ongoing journeys of transformation. Participants will talk about being unconscious about their learned and internalized sense of white supremacy. They will share what was required and what actions they took to move through the common first stages of denial, defensiveness, guilt, fear and shame into making solid commitments towards ending racism. The video uses art, theatre, movement, photographs and music to amplify stories that share richly varied experiences and life processes informed by deep reflection and social justice action. The individuals' interviews will also be enhanced by historical sources, spoken word, photographs and video archives which will serve to address systemic racist oppression.

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    A place of rage

    Prominent black women comment upon experiences of Afro-American women, upon racial discrimination and its effects upon the American culture and make suggestions which they hope will improve the future. Includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960's.

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    Slavery by another name

    Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force.

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    A history of slavery in America

    This comprehensive program chronicles the institution of slavery in North America, beginning with the notorious "middle passage" through Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction. Expert interviews and archival photographs help to describe family life, religion, resistance to enslavement, the Abolitionist Movement and post-war difficulties of newly emancipated people, dispelling the myth that slavery was a passive state and highlighting the persistant struggle by African Americans to end it.

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    The Black Panthers vanguard of the revolution

    The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, its an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

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    African American lives

    A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.

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    Black America since MLK : and still I rise

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America, and our nation as a whole.

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    The barber of Birmingham foot soldier of the civil rights movement

    In the days before and after Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election, James Armstrong, an 85-year-old civil rights activist and "foot soldier," looks back on the early days of the movement.

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    The Black power mixtape 1967-1975 a documentary in 9 chapters

    THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them, the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television.

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    Separate but equal

    Based on the ground-breaking Brown vs. the Board of Education case in 1954; viewers follow a young Thurgood Marshall, the lawyer who argued the racially-charged lawsuit before the Supreme Court. When the black students of Clarendon County, South Carolina are denied their request for a single school bus, a bitter and courageous battle for justice and equality begins.

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    Tell them we are rising the story of historically black colleges and universities

    Black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. Examine the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity.

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    Freedom song

    Stirring account of the civil rights struggle in the early 1960s, based on first-hand recollections of veteran activists, burning with realism, commitment, and the urgency of the lives in crisis.

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    Lorraine Hansberry audio collection

    Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.

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    August Wilson : the ground on which I stand

    Explore the life and legacy of August Wilson, the playwright some call America's Shakespeare, who chronicled the twentieth-century black experience. Features James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, new dramatic readings, and rare footage.

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    Roots 30th anniversary ed

    Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

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    Roots 30th anniversary ed

    Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

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    Black in Latin America

    Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to discover the African influence on Latin America. He examines the shared legacy of colonialism and slavery in a region that imported ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. Gates finds that the influence of people of African descent has had a massive influence on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, despite sometimes being forgotten or ignored.

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    Black in Latin America

    Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to discover the African influence on Latin America. He examines the shared legacy of colonialism and slavery in a region that imported ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. Gates finds that the influence of people of African descent has had a massive influence on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, despite sometimes being forgotten or ignored.

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