Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going.
Frita, a young African-American girl, and Gabriel, a young white boy, share
a unique friendship in 1976 Georgia.
Takes a Stand by Patricia McKissack.
A grandmother tells her grandchildren about her role in the Civil Rights
Movement of the 1960s.
Music in Harlem by Debbie A. Taylor.
C.J., an aspiring clarinet player, and a host of famous 1950’s
Harlem musicians gather to take a photograph.
Special by Patricia McKissack.
A young girl must deal with racial segregation while trying to visit
her “special” place: the public library.
Old African by Julius Lester.
Based on legend, this story, with its powerful illustrations, relates
the horror of slavery and the dream of freedom seen through the mind
of an old African.
Bat by Marybeth Lorbiecki.
In 1947 when Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers, Joey, the bat
boy, overcomes his own prejudice to become friends with this baseball
for Dr. King by Angela Shelf Medearis.
Sheyann is allowed to join the march for civil rights in 1965 after singing
freedom songs at church.
A beautiful tribute to Rosa Parks and all those who supported her during
the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal
Precedent of Dred Scott by Sheila P. Moses.
Dred Scott spent 11 years trying to get the courts to recognize him as
a free slave. This is his story.
Violet & Me by Barbara Hathaway.
Eleven-year-old Viney learns about “catchin’ babies” and
a whole lot more during the early 1900s when she spends her summer working
for the Midwife.
of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester.
To pay off his gambling debts, Pierce Butler sells off his slaves in
the largest slave auction to take place in one day. The story is told
from varying perspectives and in dialogue.
Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange.
During the Harlem Renaissance famous people, including Duke Ellington,
visit a young girl’s home.
Slave to Soldier: Based on a True Civil War Story by Deborah
Johnny, a slave boy, runs away and joins the Union Army.
Feet: The Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and Me by Richard Michelson.
A boy nicknamed Happy Feet hears about the day he was born, the same
day the famous Savoy Ballroom opened.