A Selection of Books to Celebrate Black History - all year long

A Selection of Children's Books to Celebrate Black History  - all year long. Captivating and educational, these books span from the youngest of readers to young adult. 

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Let the Children March Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544704527
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 2nd, 2018

★ "A powerful retrospective glimpse at a key event." —Kirkus, starred review

★ "Much of the text will provoke questions and important conversations between children and adult readers. The experiences of segregation are sensitively depicted...A highly readable historical account which deserves a place on picture book and nonfiction shelves alike.–School Library Journal, starred review

"This remarkable story remains relevant today as young readers think about their roles in the ongoing struggle for justice. Teachers who use this book might scaffold it with additional resources that teach about the intensive planning and organization that went into this and other activist campaigns." — Booklist
 


Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062742469
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Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316070164
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2010

Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans (America Handbooks, a Time for Kids Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683307761
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Published: Time for Kids Books - December 19th, 2017

Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060821180
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 1st, 2008

A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet Cover Image
By Kathryn Lasky, Paul Lee (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780763660918
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 11th, 2012

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington Cover Image
By Jabari Asim, Bryan Collier (Artist)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316086578
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 4th, 2012

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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452103143
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Published: Chronicle Books - January 14th, 2014

2014 LPB Pick


Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Cover Image
By Walter Dean Myers, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060277093
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Published: HarperCollins - January 24th, 2017

Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies: Ella Fitzgerald Cover Image
By Roxane Orgill, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780763664589
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 26th, 2012

28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World Cover Image
By Charles R. Smith, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596438200
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 13th, 2015

That Is My Dream!: A Picture Book of Langston Hughes's
By Langston Hughes, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399550171
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 3rd, 2017

Amistad: The Story of a Slave Ship (All Aboard Reading) Cover Image
By Patricia McKissack, Sanna Stanley (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780448439006
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Published: Penguin Young Readers Group - December 29th, 2005

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Chains (Seeds of America Trilogy) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416905868
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010

One of the best middle grade book I've ever read. Historical fiction at its finest - not just for kids, adults will love this series. 


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Stella by Starlight Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442494985
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Published: Atheneum Books - March 29th, 2016

Sharon M. Draper has done it again! 

Coretta Scott King Award winner Draper draws inspiration from her grandmother’s journal to tell the absorbing story of a young girl growing up in Depression-era, segregated North Carolina. One frightening night Stella and her brother Jojo witness a meeting of the Ku Klux Klan, practically in their own backyard. This meeting is the signal of trouble to come to the black community of Bumblebee. The townspeople must come together to find strength and protection to face the injustices all around them. This is an engrossing historical fiction novel with an amiable and humble heroine who does not recognize her own bravery or the power of her words. She provides inspiration not only to her fellow characters but also to readers who will relate to her and her situation. Storytelling at its finest.

School Library Journal, *STARRED REVIEW January 2015

Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW November 24, 2014

*'When a young girl gains confidence from her failures and strength from what her community dreads most, life delivers magic and hope. A tale of the Jim Crow South that's not sugar-coated but effective, with a trustworthy narrator who opens her heart and readers' eyes." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW


The Freedom Summer Murders Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338115895
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 25th, 2016

Day of Tears Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781423104094
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Published: Jump at the Sun - April 1st, 2007