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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Steptoe, Javaka (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2016. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, art, artists, Black history, city life, creativity, family life, individuality, Jean-Michel Basquiat, mental health, New York City, painting, street life
 
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A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

Adler, David A. (Author)
Byrd, Samuel (Illustrator)
Holiday House 1992. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, American history, Black history, courage, Harriet Tubman, overcoming adversity, resilience, slavery, Underground Railroad
 
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I Have a Dream

King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Author)
Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2012. 36 pages + 1 CD
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Black history, civil rights, equality, human rights, Martin Luther King Jr., speeches
 
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Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad

Edinger, Monica (Author)
Byrd, Robert (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 60 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, Black history, human rights, justice, resilience, slavery
 
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Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Author)
Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, civil rights, justice, Mahalia Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., segregation
 
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Coretta Scott

Shange, Ntozake (Author)
Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Black history, civil rights, Coretta Scott King, illustrations (oil paint), poetic language, women
 
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The Story of Ruby Bridges

Coles, Robert (Author)
Ford, George (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Black history, children’s rights, civil rights, forgiveness, racism, Ruby Bridges, school life
 
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Up Home

Grant, Shauntay (Author)
Tooke, Susan (Illustrator)
Nimbus 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Black history, Canadian culture, Canadian history, community, free verse, memories, Nova Scotia
 
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Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band

Rockwell, Anne (Author)
Bootman, Colin (Illustrator)
Lerner 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, jazz, music, musicians, orphans, World War I
 
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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (Author)
Obstfeld, Raymond (Author)
Ford, A.G. (Illustrator)
Boos, Ben (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, inventions, inventors, lift-the-flap books, narrative non-fiction
 
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Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad

Cole, Henry (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: American Civil War, Black history, courage, illustrations (monochrome), slavery, Underground Railroad, wordless book
 
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The Girl From the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

Kanefield, Teri (Author)
Abrams 2014. 56 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Barbara Rose Johns, Black history, children’s rights, civil rights, peaceful protests, school life, segregation
 
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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Jeffrey, Gary (Author)
Gareth Stevens 2013. 24 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, civil rights, determination, freedom, graphic novels, peaceful protests, Rosa Parks, social justice
 
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Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rappaport, Doreen (Author)
Collier, Bryan (Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2007. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, civil rights, freedom, Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Prize
 
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Night Boat to Freedom

Raven, Margot Theis (Author)
Lewis, E.B. (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2006. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, courage, families, freedom, hope, slavery
 
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