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Freedom over Me : Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life
Author: Ashley Bryan
Child nonfiction book, e-book, and DVD. "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. Age: 9+
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Infinite Hope : A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace
Author: Ashley Bryan
Child nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Artist Ashley Bryan's experience as a Black soldier in the segregated army of WWII.” —Provided by publisher. Age: 9-11.
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Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice
Author: Veronica Chambers

Child nonfiction book. “A nonfiction collection of profiles of prominent activists for young readers." --Provided by publisher. Age: 10-13.

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Before She Was Harriet : The Story of Harriet Tubman
Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome

Child nonfiction book, e-book, print with audio book, audiobook on cd, e-audiobook, and e-video. A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. Age: 4-8.

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Some Kind Of Love: A Family Reunion In Poems
Author: Traci Dant

Child nonfiction book. Collection of poetry celebrating family. Age: 5-10.

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The Journey of York : The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Author: Hasan Davis

Child nonfiction book. Thomas Jefferson's Corps of Discovery included Captains Lewis and Clark and a crew of 28 men to chart a route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. All the crew but one volunteered for the mission. York, the enslaved man taken on the journey, did not choose to go. Slaves did not have choices. York's contributions to the expedition, however, were invaluable. The captains came to rely on York's judgement, determination, and peacemaking role with the American Indian nations they encountered. But as York's independence and status rose on the journey, the question remained what status he would carry once the expedition was over. Age: 9-12.

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March On! : The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World
Author: Christine King Farris
Child nonfiction book. “Christine King Farris recalls her brother, Martin Luther King, Jr., in this evocative picture book (Scholastic, 2008) focusing on the 1963 March on Washington where he gave his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.” —from School Library Journal. Age: 7-12.
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Rosa
Author: Nikki Giovanni
Child nonfiction book. The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Age: 6-10.
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Honey, I Love
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Child nonfiction. A young girl expresses what she loves about life. Age: 3-8.
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Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story
Author: Janet Halfmann

Child nonfiction book. Illustrated by Duane Smith.  “A biography of Robert Smalls who, during the Civil War, commandeered the Confederate ship Planter to carry his family and twelve other slaves to freedom, and went on to become a United States Congressman working toward African American advancement."--Provided by publisher. Age: 6-11.

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The People Could Fly : The Picture Book
Author: Virginia Hamilton
Child nonfiction picturebook, and e-book. In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away. Age: 8-12.
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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Author: Wade Hudson
Child nonfiction book. Presents fifty diverse creators that lend voice to young activists. Age: 8+
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Lullaby (for a Black Mother) : A Poem
Author: Langston Hughes
Child nonfiction book. The author's poem about a mother's love for her child is paired with color illustrations. Age: 2-5.
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My People
Author: Langston Hughes

Child nonfiction book. "Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today."--From publisher description. Age: 4-8.

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That is My Dream! : A Picture Book of Langston Hughes’s "Dream Variation"
Author: Langston Hughes

Child nonfiction book. “Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares...An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different life--one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arms wide in the face of the sun." --Provided by publisher. Age: 5-8.

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The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Author: Langston Hughes

Child nonfiction book. The famous poem, taken from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (c1994), illustrated with watercolors. Age: 5-8.

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Hidden figures : The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Child nonfiction book. 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 despite their groundbreaking successes. Age: 4-8.

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Hidden Figures : The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Child nonfiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd, e-audiobook. Young readers' edition. Hidden Figures recalls America's greatest adventure and NASA's groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world -- and whose lives show how out of one of America's most painful histories came one of its proudest moments. Age: 8-12.

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To Be a Slave
Author: Julius Lester
Child nonfiction book, and e-audiobook. A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century. Age: 10+
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The Youngest Marcher : The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
Author: Cynthia Levinson
Child nonfiction, and e-book. Presents the life of nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks who became the youngest known child to be arrested for picketing against Birmingham segregation practices in 1963. Age: 5-10.
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
Author: Linda Blackmon Lowery

Child nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. 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. Age: 12-17.

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Louis Armstrong: King of Jazz
Author: Pat McKissack
Child nonfiction book. “A simple biography for early readers about Louis Armstrong's life."--Provided by publisher. Age: 6-8.
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy
Author: Tony Medina
Child nonfiction book. Poetry. Age: 8+
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Black Women Who Dared
Author: Naomi M. Moyer
Child nonfiction book. "Black Women Who Dared is a children's picture book that colourfully illustrates a history within Canada worth exploring. Highlighting ten extraordinary individuals and groups such as a woman who owned Vancouver's first Black business to an international collective of healers providing basic health care. These biographies reveal rebels and risk takers who were dedicated to serving their dreams as well as serving their communities - stories surely to engage readers of any age or gender."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 9+
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Ashanti to Zulu : African Traditions
Author: Margaret Musgrove
Child nonfiction book. Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z. Age: 8-11.
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We Are America : A Tribute from the Heart
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Child nonfiction book. Examines the events and people that have shaped America, providing portraits of figures such as Chief Tecumseh, President Abraham Lincoln, and musician Jimi Hendrix, and featuring lyrical, free-verse poetic text. Age: 8-11.
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Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Child nonfiction book. This biography profiles the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in the area that was to become Oklahoma. Age: 8-12.
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Heart and Soul : The Story of America and African Americans
Author: Kadir Nelson
Child nonfiction book, and e-audiobook. A simple introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama. Includes a timeline. Age: 9-12.
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Cooper’s Lesson
Author: Sun Yung Shin
Child nonfiction book. Text in Korean and English. When Cooper, a biracial Korean-American boy, feels uncomfortable trying to speak Korean in Mr. Lee's grocery, his bad behavior eventually leads to a change in his attitude. Age: 3-10.
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28 Days : Moments in Black History That Changed the World
Author: Charles R. Smith
Child nonfiction book. A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history. Age: 4-10.
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Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Child nonfiction book. 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. Age: 6-9.
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Schomburg : The Man Who Built a Library
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Child nonfiction, e-audiobook, and video on DVD. Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art. Age: 9-12.

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Voice of Freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Child nonfiction book. Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer. Age: 10+
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Brown Girl Dreaming
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Child nonfiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd, and e-audiobook. In vivid poems that reflect the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, an award-winning author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South. Age: 10+
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Audiobooks
Booked
Author: Kwame Alexander
Child fiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd, and e-audiobook. Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Age: 10-15.
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The Crossover
Author: Kwame Alexander

Child fiction book, e-book, e-audiobook, and graphic novel. 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. Age: 10-15.

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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Author: Derrick D. Barnes
Child picture book, e-audiobook, and e-video. Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair. Age: 6-10.
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Infinite Hope : A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace
Author: Ashley Bryan
Child nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Artist Ashley Bryan's experience as a Black soldier in the segregated army of WWII.” —Provided by publisher. Age: 9-11.
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I Am Enough
Author: Grace Byers

Child picture book, and e-audiobook. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it. Age: 3-6.

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Hurricane Child
Author: Kheryn Callender

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. 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. Age: 8-12.

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