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Meet Maya Angelou

By: Valerie Spain

Maya Angelou spent her childhood moving between two homes. She was often lonely, and when she was abused by her mother’s boyfriend, sensitive Maya felt guilty and more alone than ever. But with time...

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

By: Paula Young Shelton
illustrated by: Raul Colon

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important...

Satchmo's Blues

By: by Alan Schroeder
illustrated by: Floyd Cooper

On hot summer nights in New Orleans, a boy named Louis Armstrong would peek under the big swinging doors of Economy Hall and listen to the jazz band. The best night was Friday, when Bunk Johnson would...


Listen Children

By: Dorothy Strickland

Listen Children is an introduction to the world of black literature for all young people who are learning about values and  feelings.- Poems by Lucille Clifton,  Eloise Greenfield,...

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

By: Sherri L. Smith

Ana Shen has what her social studies teacher calls a “marvelously biracial, multicultural family” but what Ana simply calls a Chinese American father and an African American mother. And on...

Words By Heart

By: Ouida Sebestyen

Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her "Magic Mind," not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting...


Small Steps

By: Louis Sachar

SMALL STEPS is a contemporary young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Award–winning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation Holes, and...

Cezanne Pinto

By: Mary Stolz



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African American History

By: Paula Young Shelton
illustrated by: Raul Colon

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important...

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