African American History

  • An African American cookbook: traditional and other favorite recipes. Phoebe Bailey. 641.592 BAI
  • African American quotations. Richard Newman. 810.8089 AFR
  • American patriots: the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm. Gail Buckley. 355.008 BUC
  • American uprising: the untold story of America’s largest slave revolt. Daniel Rasmussen. 973.0496 RAS
  • The art and history of Black memorabilia. Larry Vincent Buster. 790.132 BUS
  • The audacity of hope. Barack Obama. 320.973 OBA, Large Type 320.973 OBA, Spanish Lang. 320.973 OBA, CD 320.973 OBA
  • Back in the days: photographs. Jamel Shabazz. 973.927 SHA
  • Beyond glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a world on the brink. David Margolick. 796.83 MAR
  • The Black book. 973.0496 BLA
  • The Black history of the White House. Clarence Lusane. 975.3 LUS
  • The black list. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. 920 GRE
  • Black teachers on teaching. Michele Foster. 371.1 FOS
  • The breakthrough: politics and race in the age of Obama. Gwen Ifill. 328.73 IFI
  • Brothers in arms: the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s forgotten heroes. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anthony Walton. 940.5421 ABD
  • Capitol men: the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen. Philip Dray. 973.8 DRA
  • Carry me home: Birmingham, Alabama. Diane McWhorter. 976.1 MACW
  • Charging the net: a history of blacks in tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams sisters. Cecil Harris. 796.342 HAR
  • Chicken soup for the African American woman’s soul. 305.488 CHI
  • Children of fire: a history of African Americans. Thomas C. Holt. 973.0496 HOL
  • The chitlin’ circuit: and the road to rock ‘n’ roll. Preston Lauterbach. 781.64 LAU
  • The color of Christ: the Son of God and the saga of race in America. Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey. 232 BLU
  • Come hell or high water: Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster. Michael Eric Dyson. 363.3492 DYS
  • Come on, people: on the path from victims to victors. Bill Cosby, Alvin F. Poussaint. 155.84 COS
  • The confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the creation of the Bush legacy. Glenn Kessler. 973.931 KES
  • Cooking with grease: stirring the pots in American politics. Donna Brazile. 324.7 BRA
  • The cross and the lynching tree. James H. Cone. 277.3 CON
  • The day freedom died: the Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction. Charles Lane. 976.367 LAN
  • Disintegration: the splintering of Black America. Eugene Robinson. 305.896 ROB
  • Divided we fail: the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation. Sarah Garland. 379.263 GAR
  • Ebony and ivy: race, slavery, and the troubled history of America’s universities. Craig Steven Wilder. 378.73 WIL
  • Elder grace: the nobility of aging. Chester Higgins, Jr. 305.26 HIG
  • Family properties: race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America. Beryl Satter. 363.59 SAT
  • The fence: a police cover-up along Boston’s racial divide. Dick Lehr. 363.22 LEH
  • The fiery trial: Abraham Lincoln and American slavery. Eric Foner. 973.7092 FON
  • Fight on!: Mary Church Terrell’s battle for integration. Dennis Brindell Fradin. Y 323.092 FRA
  • Freedom by any means: con games, voodoo schemes, true love and lawsuits on the Underground Railroad. Betty DeRamus. 973.7115 DER
  • Freedom facts and firsts: 400 years of the African American civil rights experience. Y 323.1196 FRE
  • Freedom flyers: the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. J. Todd Moye. 940.5449 MOY
  • Freedom walkers: the story of the Montgomery bus boycott. Russell Freedman. Y 323.1196 FRE
  • Generations of captivity: a history of African-American slaves. Ira Berlin. 973.0496 BER
  • Ghettonation. Cora Daniels. 306.09 DAN
  • Gridiron gauntlet: the story of the men who integrated pro football, in their own words. Andy Piascik. 796.332 PIA
  • Growing up in slavery. Y 306.362 GRO
  • Half past autumn. Gordon Parks. 770.92 PAR
  • Hallelujah! the welcome table: a lifetime of memories with recipes. Maya Angelou. 641.597 ANG
  • Harlem is nowhere: a journey to the mecca of black America. Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts. 974.71 RHO
  • Harlem: the four hundred year history from Dutch village to capital of black America. Jonathan Gill. 974.71 GIL
  • The Hellfighters of Harlem. Bill Harris. 940.41 HAR
  • Hellhound on his trail: the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin. Hampton Sides. 364.1524 SID, CD 364.1524 SID
  • Hidden in plain view: the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad. Jacqueline Tobin. 746.46 TOB
  • High on the hog: a culinary journey from Africa to America. Jessica B. Harris. 641.5929 HAR
  • Hip hop world. Dalton Higgins. Y 782.4216 HIG
  • In search of our roots: how 19 extraordinary African Americans reclaimed their past. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 929.2 GAT 09
  • Indiana slave narratives. Ind. Coll. 977.2 IND
  • The interpreter. Alice Kaplan. 940.5403 KAP
  • Killing the messenger: a story of radical faith, racism’s backlash, and the assassination of a journalist. Thomas Peele. 364.1523 PEE
  • Life upon these shores: looking at African American history, 1513-2008. Henry Louis Gates. 973.0496 GAT
  • Lift every voice: the NAACP and the making of the Civil Rights Movement. Patricia Sullivan. 973.0496 SUL
  • The making of African America: the four great migrations. Ira Berlin. 973.0496 BER
  • Marching for freedom: walk together, children, and don’t you grow weary. Elizabeth Partridge. Y 323.1196 PAR
  • Medical apartheid. Harriet A. Washington. 174.28 HAR
  • Mine eyes have seen: bearing witness to the civil rights struggle. Bob Adelman. 323.1196 ADE
  • “Negro president”: Jefferson and the slave power. Garry Wills. 973.46 WIL
  • The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. Michelle Alexander. 364.973 ALE
  • New York burning: liberty, slavery, and conspiracy in eighteenth-century Manhattan. Jill Lepore. 974.71 LEP
  • Nobody turn me around: a people’s history of the 1963 March on Washington. Charles Euchner. 323.1196 EUC
  • Not in my family: AIDS in the African-American community. 362.1969 NOT
  • On my journey now: looking at African-American history through the spirituals. Nikki Giovanni. Y 782.25 GIO
  • Our town: a heartland lynching, a haunted town, and the hidden history of white America. Cynthia Carr. 977.269 CAR, Ind. Coll. 977.269 CAR
  • The pact: three young men make a promise and fulfill a dream. Sampson Davis. Y 610.92 DAV, CD 926
  • The past is never dead: the trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi’s struggle for redemption. Harry N. Maclean. 345.025 MACL
  • The persistence of the color line: racial politics and the Obama presidency. Randall Kennedy. 973.932 KEN
  • The race beat: the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation. Gene Roberts, Hank Klibanoff. 070.449 ROB
  • Redemption: the last battle of the Civil War. Nicholas Lemann. 976.206 LEM
  • Resilience: faith, focus, triumph. Alonzo Mourning. 796.323 MOU
  • The rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the golden age of basketball. John Taylor. 796.323 TAY
  • Rough crossings: Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution. Simon Schama. 973.31 SCH, CD
  • Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: the forgotten history of an American shrine. Scott Casper. 973.4 CAS
  • Simeon’s story: an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till. Simeon Wright. Y 364.1523 WRI
  • Six lessons for six sons. Joe Massengale. 650.1 MAS
  • Slavery by another name. Douglas A. Blackmon. 973.0496 BLA
  • The slaves’ war: the Civil War in the words of former slaves. Andrew Ward. 973.711 WAR
  • The soiling of Old Glory: the story of a photograph that shocked America. Louis P. Masur. 973.925 MAS
  • The soul of baseball. Joe Posnanski. 796.357 POS
  • Spies of Mississippi: the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement. Rick Bowers. Y 323.1196 BOW
  • Spreadin’ rhythm around: Black popular song-writers, 1880-1930. David A. Jasen. 782.4216 JAS
  • Standing on holy ground: a triumph over hate crime in the Deep South. Sandra E. Johnson. 975 JOH
  • Still I rise: a graphic history of African Americans. Roland Laird. Y 741.5 LAI
  • Sugar of the crop: my journey to find the children of slaves. Sana Butler. 305.896 BUT
  • Sundown towns: a hidden dimension of American racism. James W. Loewen. 305.8 LOE
  • The sweet hell inside: a family history. Edward Ball. 975.791 BAL
  • This far by faith: stories from the African American religious experience. Juan Williams. 200.97 WIL
  • To a young jazz musician: letters from the road. Wynton Marsalis. 781.65 MAR
  • A traveler’s guide to the civil rights movement. Jim Carrier. 917.5 CAR
  • The trial of the Scottsboro boys. David Aretha. Y 345.025 ARE
  • Triumph: the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics. Jeremy Schaap. 796.48 SCH
  • Turn away thy son: Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation. Elizabeth Jacoway. 379.263 JAC
  • The unlevel playing field: a documentary history of the African American experience in sport. 796.089 UNL
  • Wake up our souls: a celebration of Black American artists. Tonya Bolden. Y 704.0396 BOL
  • The warmth of other suns: the epic story of America’s great migration. Isabel Wilkerson. 973.0496 WIL
  • What color is a conservative?: my life and my politics. J.C. Watts, Jr. 328.73 WAT
  • Whatever it takes: Geoffrey Canada’s quest to change Harlem and America. Paul Tough. 362.57 TOU
  • The word: Black writers talk about the transformative power of reading and writing: interviews. 810.8 WOR
  • Yummy: the last days of a Southside Shorty. G. Neri. Graphic 305.896 NER

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR

  • Alice Walker: a life. Evelyn C. White. B Walker
  • And I haven’t had a bad day since: from the streets of Harlem to the halls of Congress. Charles B. Rangel. B Rangel
  • The autobiography of Medgar Evers. B Evers
  • Bad boy. Walter Dean Myers. Large Type B Myers
  • Barack and Michelle: portrait of an American marriage. Christopher Andersen. B Obama
  • The beautiful struggle: a father, two sons, and an unlikely road to manhood. Ta-Nehisi Coates. B Coates
  • Becoming Mr. October. Reggie Jackson. 796.357 JAC
  • Betty Shabazz. Russell J. Rickford. B Shabazz
  • Big man. Clarence Clemons. 782.4216 CLE
  • Billy Williams: my sweet-swinging lifetime with the Cubs. B Williams
  • Black maestro. Joe Drape. B Winkfield
  • Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero. Kate Larson. B Tubman
  • The bridge: the life and rise of Barack Obama. David Remnick. B Obama
  • Brother, I’m dying. Edwidge Danticat. B Danticat, CD B Danticat
  • The Bus. Jerome Bettis. B Bettis
  • Claudette Colvin. Phillip Hoose. Y 323.092 HOO
  • Colored people: a memoir. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. B Gates
  • Coltrane. Ben Ratliff. 781.65 RAT
  • Crossroads: the life and afterlife of blues legend Robert Johnson. Tom Graves. B Johnson
  • Dear senator: a daughter’s memoir. Essie Mae Washington-Williams. 973.9 WAS
  • Decoded. Jay-Z. 782.4216 JAY
  • Dr. J: the autobiography. Julius Erving. B Erving
  • Dream boogie: the triumph of Sam Cooke. Peter Guralnick. B Cooke
  • Duke: a life of Duke Ellington. Terry Teachout. B Ellington
  • Escape from slavery. Francis Bok. B Bok
  • Extraordinary, ordinary people: a memoir of family. Condoleezza Rice. B Rice
  • Finding fish. Antwone Fisher. B Fisher, Audio B Fisher
  • Firefighter. Herman Williams, Jr. B Williams
  • Fist, stick, knife, gun: a personal history of violence. Geoffrey Canada. Y 741.5 CAN
  • 5 Black Women, Inc.: 25 stories that gave birth to a company. Annette Y. Britton. Ind. Coll. B Britton
  • Frederick Douglass. Peter Burchard. B Douglass
  • Furious cool: Richard Pryor and the world that made him. David Henry, Joe Henry. B Pryor, CD B Pryor
  • George Washington Carver: a biography. Gary R. Kremer. B Carver
  • The grace of silence. Michele Norris. B Norris
  • Grace will lead me home. Robin Givens. B Givens
  • Harriet Tubman: a biography. James A. McGowan, William C. Kashatus. B Tubman
  • The Hemingses of Monticello: an American family. Annette Gordon-Reed. B Hemings, CD B Hemings
  • The house at Sugar Beach: in search of a lost African childhood. Helene Cooper. B Cooper
  • I am the new black. Tracy Morgan. B Morgan
  • Ice: a memoir of gangster life and redemption–from South Central to Hollywood. Ice-T. B Ice-T
  • An illuminated life: Belle da Costa Greene’s journey from prejudice to privilege. Heidi Ardizzone. B Greene
  • I’m still standing: from captive U.S. soldier to free citizen–my journey home. Shoshana Johnson. 956.7044 JOH
  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot. 616.0277 SKL, Y 616.0277 SKL, Large Type 616.0277 SKL
  • In black and white: the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. Wil Haygood. B Davis
  • In the place of justice: a story of punishment and deliverance. Wilbert Rideau. 365.6 RID
  • Joe Louis: hard times man. Randy Roberts. B Louis
  • Kansas City lightning: the rise and times of Charlie Parker. Stanley Crouch. B Parker
  • The last hero: a life of Henry Aaron. Howard Bryant. B Aaron
  • The last holiday: a memoir. Gil Scott-Heron. B Scott-Heron
  • The legs are the last to go. Diahann Carroll. B Carroll
  • Lost prophet: the life and times of Bayard Rustin. John D’Emilio. B Rustin
  • Love in black and white. William S. Cohen. B Cohen
  • Major: a black athlete, a white era, and the fight to be the world’s fastest human being. Todd Balf. B Taylor
  • Malcolm X. Andrew Helfer. Graphic B X
  • Malcolm X: a life of reinvention. Manning Marable. B X
  • March. Book one. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin. Graphic 342.73 LEW
  • Men we reaped: a memoir. Jesmyn Ward. B Ward
  • Mirror to America: the autobiography of John Hope Franklin. B Franklin
  • Miss Anne in Harlem: the white women of the Black Renaissance. Carla Kaplan. 700.92 KAP
  • My grandfather’s son. Clarence Thomas. B Thomas
  • My long trip home: a family memoir. Mark Whitaker. B Whitaker
  • No higher honor: a memoir of my years in Washington. Condoleezza Rice. B Rice
  • On our way to beautiful. Yolanda Young. B Young
  • One drop: my father’s hidden life– a story of race and family secrets. Bliss Broyard. B Broyard
  • The one: the life and music of James Brown. R.J. Smith. B Brown
  • Opening day: the story of Jackie Robinson’s first season. Jonathan Eig. B Robinson
  • Oprah: a biography. Kitty Kelley. B Winfrey, Spanish Lang. B Winfrey, CD B Winfrey
  • The other Wes Moore: one name two fates. Wes Moore. B Moore
  • Passing strange: a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color line. Martha A. Sandweiss. B King
  • A piece of cake. Cupcake Brown. B Brown
  • A place to be someone: growing up with Charles Gordone. Shirley Gordon Jackson. Ind Coll B Gordone
  • Pops: a life of Louis Armstrong. Terry Teachout. B Armstrong
  • Princess Noire: the tumultuous reign of Nina Simone. Nadine Cohodas. B Simone
  • The pursuit of happyness. Chris Gardner. B Gardner, CD B Gardner, DVD Drama P
  • Quiet strength. Tony Dungy. B Dungy, CD B Dungy
  • Raising fences: a black man’s love story. Michael Datcher. B Datcher
  • Ready for revolution. Stokely Carmichael. B Carmichael
  • Room full of mirrors. Charles R. Cross. B Hendrix
  • Secret daughter: a mixed-race daughter and the mother who gave her away. June Cross. B Cross
  • Sister of the solid rock: Edna Mae Barnes Martin and the East Side Christian Center. Wilma Rugh Taylor. Ind. Coll. B Martin
  • A slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. Elizabeth Dowling Taylor. B Jennings
  • Soldier: the life of Colin Powell. Karen DeYoung. B Powell
  • A song flung up to heaven. Maya Angelou. B Angelou, CD B Angelou
  • The soul of a butterfly: reflections on life’s journey. Muhammad Ali. B Ali, Large Type B Ali
  • The sound of freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America. Raymond Arsenault. B Anderson
  • Sweet thunder: the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson. Wil Haygood. B Robinson
  • Through it all: reflections on my life, my family, and my faith. Christine King Farris. B Farris
  • T.O. Terrell Owens. B Owens
  • To the mountaintop: my journey through the Civil Rights Movement: a New York Times book. Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Y 323.1196 HUN
  • Unforgivable blackness: the rise and fall of Jack Johnson. Geoffrey C. Ward. B Johnson, DVD B Johnson
  • Up from history: the life of Booker T. Washington. Robert J. Norrell. B Washington
  • Venus and Serena Williams: a biography. Jacqueline Edmondson. B Williams
  • What becomes of the brokenhearted: a memoir. E. Lynn Harris. B Harris
  • What I know for sure. Tavis Smiley. B Smiley
  • While the world watched: a Birmingham bombing survivor comes of age during the civil rights movement. Carolyn Maull McKinstry. B McKinstry
  • Willie Mays: the life, the legend. James S. Hirsch. B Mays
  • Wrapped in rainbows: the life of Zora Neale Hurston. Valerie Boyd. B Hurston

POETRY / LITERATURE

  • Angles of ascent: a Norton anthology of contemporary African American poetry. 811.008 ANG
  • Ardency: a chronicle of the Amistad rebels … Kevin Lowell Young. 811 YOU
  • Bicycles: love poems. Nikki Giovanni. 811 GIO
  • \blak\ \al-fe bet\: poems. Mitchell L.H. Douglas. 811 DOU
  • Celebrations: rituals of peace and prayer. Maya Angelou. 811 ANG, CD 811 ANG
  • The cross of redemption: uncollected writings. James Baldwin. 818 BAL
  • Eyes with winged thoughts: poetry & images. Gordon Parks. 811 PAR
  • For the Confederate dead. Kevin Young. 811 YOU
  • Making Callaloo: 25 years of Black literature. 810.8089 MAK
  • Morning haiku. Sonia Sanchez. 811 SAN
  • My people. Langston Hughes. Y 811 HUG
  • Native guard. Natasha Trethewey. 811 TRE
  • The 100 best African American poems. 811.008 ONE
  • One with others: a little book of her days. C.D. Wright. 811 WRI
  • The Oxford anthology of African-American poetry. 811.008 OXF
  • Slave moth. Thylias Moss. 811 MOS
  • Spirited minds: African American books for our sons and our brothers. 016.8108 SPI
  • Splay anthem. Nathaniel Mackey. 811 MACK
  • Teahouse of the almighty. Patricia Smith. 811 SMI
  • Vintage Hughes. Langston Hughes. 811 HUG
  • We are the ones we have been waiting for: inner light in a time of darkness. Alice Walker. 814 WAL
  • Writings. James Weldon Johnson. 818 JOH

FICTION

  • The African American West: a century of short stories. 808.83 AFR
  • Alibi. Teri Woods. Fic WOO
  • Always true to you in my fashion. Valerie Wilson Wesley. Fic WES
  • Be careful what you pray for. Kimberla Lawson Roby. Fic ROB
  • The best of everything. Kimberla Lawson Roby. Fic ROB
  • Big girls do cry. Carl Weber. Fic WEB
  • Blood on the leaves. Jeff Stetson. Fic STE
  • Bloodroot. Aaron Roy Even. Fic EVE
  • The buffalo soldier. Chris Bohjalian. Fic BOH
  • Butterscotch blues. Margaret Johnson-Hodge. Fic JOH
  • By the light of my father’s smile. Alice Walker. Fic WAL
  • The cheating curve. Paula T. Renfroe. Fic REN
  • The choir director. Carl Weber. Fic WEB
  • Cold Rock River. J. L. Miles. Fic MIL
  • The color purple. Alice Walker. Fic WAL, Y Fic WAL, DVD Drama C, VIDEO Drama
  • Cookie cutter. Sterling Anthony. Fic ANT
  • Dancing in the dark. Caryl Phillips. Fic PHI
  • Dark matter: a century of speculative fiction from the African diaspora. 808.83 DAR
  • The darkest child. Delores Phillips. Fic PHI
  • Daughter. Asha Bandele. Fic BAN
  • Daughters of the stone. Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. Fic LLA
  • Dead water. Barbara Hambly. Fic HAM
  • Death before dishonor: a 50 Cent and Nikki Turner original. 50 Cent, Nikki Turner. Fic FIF
  • Dirty to the grave. Karen Williams. Fic WIL
  • The dry grass of August. Anna Jean Mayhew. Fic MAY, Y Fic MAY
  • Everyday people. Stewart O’Nan. Fic ONA
  • Forever a hustler’s wife. Nikki Turner. Fic TUR
  • Friday nights at Honeybee’s. Andrea Smith. Fic SMI
  • Getting to happy. Terry McMillan. Fic MACM, Large Type Fic MACM, CD Fic MACM
  • Getting to the good part. Lolita Files. Fic FIL
  • Ghosts of Saint-Michel. Jake Lamar. Fic LAM
  • The girl who fell from the sky. Heidi W. Durrow. Fic DUR, CD Fic DUR
  • God’s gym. John Edgar Wideman. Fic WID
  • The good house. Tananarive Due. Fic DUE
  • Hard revolution. George Pelecanos. Fic PEL
  • He had it coming. Camika Spencer. Fic SPE
  • The help. Kathryn Stockett. Fic STO
  • Home across the road. Nancy Peacock. Fic PEA
  • House of light. Joyce Carol Thomas. Fic THO
  • I, Alex Cross. James Patterson. Fic PAT
  • I can’t wait on God. Albert French. Fic FRE
  • If I can’t have you. Mary B. Morrison. Fic MOR
  • In my bedroom. Donna Hill. Fic HIL
  • In my sister’s house. Donald Welch. Fic WEL
  • The interruption of everything. Terry McMillan. Fic MACM, Large Type Fic MACM, CD Fic MACM
  • It’s all about the moon when the sun ain’t shining. Ernest Hill. Fic HIL
  • Jump at the sun. Kim McLarin. Fic MACL
  • Juneteenth. Ralph Ellison. Fic ELL
  • Justice for none. Gene Hackman. Fic HAC
  • The kid. Sapphire. Fic SAP
  • A killing in this town. Olympia Vernon. Fic VER
  • The known world. Edward P. Jones. Fic JON, Spanish Lang. Fic JON, CD Fic JON
  • Lady Moses. Lucinda Roy. Fic ROY
  • The last days of Ptolemy Grey. Walter Mosley. Fic MOS, CD Fic MOS
  • Let that be the reason. Vickie M. Stringer. Fic STR
  • Life is short but wide. J. California Cooper. Fic COO
  • Like trees, walking. Ravi Howard. Fic HOW
  • Lita. Jervey Tervalon. Fic TER
  • Love, honor, and betray. Kimberla Lawson Roby.  Fic ROB
  • A love of my own. E. Lynn Harris. Fic HAR
  • The man in my basement. Walter Mosley. Fic MOS, Large Type Fic MOS
  • The man who cried I am. John A. Williams. Fic WIL
  • Manjani. Freedom Speaks Diaspora. Fic DIA
  • Married to the game. Chunichi. Fic CHU
  • The men of Brewster Place. Gloria Naylor. Fic NAY
  • A mercy. Toni Morrison. Fic MOR, CD Fic MOR
  • Mosquito. Gayl Jones. Fic JON
  • Mother of pearl. Melinda Haynes. Fic HAY
  • Mudbound. Hillary Jordan. Fic JOR
  • My fine lady. Yolanda Joe. Fic JOE
  • My Jim. Nancy Rawles. Fic RAW
  • Native son. Richard Wright. Fic WRI
  • Nikki Turner presents A woman’s work: Street Chronicles. Fic NIK
  • October suite. Maxine Clair. Fic CLA
  • Out of the night that covers me. Pat Cunningham Devoto. Fic DEV
  • The personal history of Rachel Dupree. Ann Weisgarber. Fic WEI
  • The professor’s daughter. Emily Raboteau. Fic RAB
  • Pym. Mat Johnson. Fic JOH
  • Railroaded! Whitfield Grant. Fic GRA
  • Recipe for love. Shamara Ray. Fic RAY
  • Red River. Lalita Tademy. Fic TAD
  • Resurrecting midnight. Eric Jerome Dickey. Fic DIC
  • The returned. Jason Mott. Fic MOT, Large Type Fic MOT
  • River Jordan. Augusta Trobaugh. Fic TRO
  • River season. Jim Black. Fic BLA
  • Sag Harbor. Colson Whitehead. Fic WHI
  • Salvage the bones. Jesmyn Ward. Fic WAR
  • Sapphire’s grave. Hilda Gurley-Highgate. Fic GUR
  • Seen it all and done the rest. Pearl Cleage. Fic CLE
  • Silver sparrow. Tayari Jones. Fic JON
  • Some sing, some cry. Ntozake Shange, Ifa Bayeza. Fic SHA
  • Someone knows my name. Lawrence Hill. Fic HIL
  • Somethin’ extra. Patty Rice. Fic RIC
  • Song yet sung. James McBride. Fic MACB, CD Fic MACB
  • Stand the storm. Breena Clarke. Fic CLA, CD Fic CLA
  • Street love: a Triple Crown anthology. Fic STR
  • Street soldier. Silhouettes. Fic SIL
  • Strivers Row. Kevin Baker. Fic BAK
  • Sweetsmoke. David Fuller. Large Type Fic FUL
  • The taste of salt. Martha Southgate. Fic SOU
  • Testimony. Felicia Mason. Fic MAS
  • Third girl from the left. Martha Southgate. Fic SOU
  • True to the game. Teri Woods. Fic WOO
  • True to the game II. Teri Woods. Fic WOO
  • True to the game III. Teri Woods. Fic WOO
  • Walk through darkness. David Anthony Durham. Fic DUR
  • The warmest December. Bernice L. McFadden. Fic MACF, Large Type Fic MACF
  • Washington and Caesar. Christian Cameron. Fic CAM
  • We are all welcome here. Elizabeth Berg. Fic BER
  • We look like men of war. William R. Forstchen. Fic FOR
  • What doesn’t kill you. Virginia DeBerry. Fic DEB
  • What’s a woman to do? Victor McGlothin. Fic MACG
  • Who asked you? Terry McMillan. Large Type Fic MACM
  • You know better. Tina McElroy Ansa. Fic ANS

MYSTERY

  • Black water rising. Attica Locke. Mystery LOC
  • Blackbird, farewell. Robert Greer. Mystery GRE
  • The blackbird papers. Ian Smith. Mystery SMI
  • Blanche passes go. Barbara Neely. Mystery NEE
  • Blonde faith. Walter Mosley. Mystery MOS
  • The blood red Indian Summer. David Handler. Mystery HAN
  • The cutting season. Attica Locke. Mystery LOC
  • A dark and deadly deception. Eleanor Taylor Bland. Mystery BLA
  • Drumsticks. Charlotte Carter. Mystery CAR
  • First of state. Robert Greer. Mystery GRE
  • Hidden in plain view. Blair S. Walker. Mystery WAL
  • In the night of the heat: a Tennyson Hardwick novel. Blair Underwood; Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes. Mystery UND
  • New England white. Stephen L. Carter. Mystery CAR
  • Of blood and sorrow: a Tamara Hayle mystery. Valerie Wilson Wesley. Mystery WES
  • Paradise interrupted. Penny Mickelbury. Mystery MIC
  • The shimmering blond sister. David Handler. Mystery HAN
  • The sour cherry surprise. David Handler. Mystery HAN
  • Strange bedfellows. Paula Woods. Mystery WOO
  • Yellow moon. Jewell Parker Rhodes. Mystery RHO

GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • Bayou. Jeremy Love. Graphic Fic LOV
  • Bluesman. Rob Vollmar. Graphic Fic VOL
  • Incognegro. Mat Johnson. Graphic Fic JOH
  • King. Ho Che Anderson. Graphic B King

RELIGIOUS FICTION

  • Abraham’s well. Sharon Ewell Foster. Rel. Fic FOS
  • Bring on the blessings. Beverly Jenkins. Rel. Fic JEN
  • Chosen. Patricia Haley. Rel. Fic HAL
  • Church folk. Michele Andrea Bowen. Rel. Fic BOW
  • Cover girls. T.D. Jakes. Rel. Fic JAK, Large Type Fic JAK
  • Destined. Patricia Haley. Rel. Fic HAL
  • Divas of Damascus Road. Michelle Stimpson. Rel. Fic STI
  • Divine match-up. Jacquelin Thomas. Rel. Fic THO
  • The ex files. Victoria Christopher Murray. Rel. Fic MUR
  • Fifteen years. Kendra Norman-Bellamy. Rel. Fic NOR
  • Forgiven. Vanessa Miller. Rel. Fic MIL
  • God only knows. Xavier Knight. Rel. Fic KNI
  • Holy rollers. ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Rel. Fic BIL
  • Last temptation. Michelle Stimpson. Rel. Fic STI
  • Like sheep gone astray. Leslie J. Sherrod. Rel. Fic SHE
  • Love tornado. Mable John. Rel. Fic JOH
  • Loving Cee Cee Johnson. Linda Leigh Hargrove. Rel. Fic HAR
  • More church folk. Michele Andrea Bowen. Rel. Fic BOW
  • Ray of hope. Vanessa Davis Griggs. Rel. Fic GRI
  • Saved and single. Sheila Copeland. Rel. Fic COP
  • Secrets and lies. Rhonda McKnight. Rel. Fic MACK
  • Sister Betty! God’s calling you, again. Pat G’Orge-Walker. Large Type Fic GOR
  • To Rome with love. Debra White Smith. Rel. Fic SMI, LT Fic SMI
  • The truth about love. Tia McCollors. Rel. Fic MACC
  • With friends like these. ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Rel. Fic BIL, Y Fic BIL
  • Wounded. Claudia Mair Burney. Rel. Fic BUR
  • Yesterday’s promise. Vanessa Miller. Rel. Fic MIL

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

  • After Tupac & D Foster. Jacqueline Woodson. Y Fic WOO
  • Amiri & Odette: a love story: a poem. Walter Dean Myers. Y Fic MYE
  • The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. M. T. Anderson. Y Fic AND
  • Black storm comin’. Diane Lee Wilson. Y Fic WIL
  • Black, white, other: in search of Nina Armstrong. Joan Steinau Lester. Y Fic LES
  • Born in sin. Evelyn Coleman. Y Fic COL
  • Brothers in arms (Bluford High). Paul Langan, Ben Alirez. Y Fic LAN
  • Caught up in the drama. ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Y Fic BIL
  • Chains. Laurie Halse Anderson. Y Fic AND, Y AUDIO CD AND
  • Chameleon. Charles R. Smith, Jr. Y Fic SMI
  • Cold as ice. L. Divine. Y Fic DIV
  • Conception. Kalisha Buckhanon. Y Fic BUC
  • Culture clash. L. Divine. Y Fic DIV
  • Dancer. Lorri Hewett. Y Fic HEW
  • Dark sons. Nikki Grimes. Y Fic GRI
  • Day of tears. Julius Lester. Y Fic LES
  • Dope sick. Walter Dean Myers. Y Fic MYE
  • Drama queens. ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Y Fic BIL
  • Flygirl. Sherri L. Smith. Y Fic SMI
  • Forge. Laurie Halse Anderson. Y Fic AND
  • 47. Walter Mosley. Y Fic MOS
  • Frederick Douglass: abolitionist and reformer. Rachael Phillips. Large Type Fic PHI
  • The freedom maze. Delia Sherman. Y Fic SHE
  • Friends ’til the end. ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Y Fic BIL
  • Fair-weather friends. ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Y Fic BIL
  • George Washington Carver: inventor and naturalist. Sam Wellman. Large Type Fic WEL
  • A girl named Mister. Nikki Grimes. Y Fic GRI
  • Good fortune. Noni Carter. Y Fic CAR
  • Harlem Hustle. Janet McDonald. Y Fic MACD
  • Hip-hop high school. Alan Lawrence Sitomer. Y Fic SIT
  • Holidaze. L. Divine. Y Fic DIV
  • Imani all mine. Connie Porter. Y Fic POR
  • Kendra. Coe Booth. Y Fic BOO
  • The legend of Buddy Bush. Shelia P. Moses. Large Type Fic MOS
  • A little piece of sky. Nicole Bailey-Williams. Y Fic BAI
  • Lockdown. Walter Dean Myers. Y Fic MYE
  • Mare’s war. Tanita S. Davis. Y Fic DAV
  • The meltdown. L. Divine. Y Fic DIV
  • Mr. Chickee’s funny money. Christopher Paul Curtis. Large Type Fic CUR
  • New boy. Julian Houston. Y Fic HOU
  • Next semester. Cecil R. Cross II. Y Fic CRO
  • November blues. Sharon M. Draper. Large Type Fic DRA
  • Numbering all the bones. Ann Rinaldi. Y Fic RIN
  • The other side of dark. Sarah Smith. Y Fic SMI
  • Pull. B.A. Binns. Y Fic BIN
  • Pushin’. L. Divine. Y Fic DIV
  • The rock and the river. Kekla Magoon. Y Fic MAG
  • Rucker Park setup. Paul Volponi. Y Fic VOL
  • Shooting star. Fredrick McKissack, Jr. Y Fic MACK
  • Small steps. Louis Sachar. Large Type Fic SAC
  • So, so hood. L. Divine. Y Fic DIV
  • A summer of Kings. Han Nolan. Y Fic NOL
  • Sweet, hereafter. Angela Johnson. Y Fic JOH
  • Time’s memory. Julius Lester. Large Type Fic LES
  • Trapped between the lash and the gun: a boy’s journey. Arvella Whitmore. Y Fic WHI
  • Unsigned Hype. Booker T. Mattison. Y Fic MAT
  • What goes around. Denene Millner. Y Fic MIL
  • When the black girl sings. Bil Wright. Y Fic WRI
  • You don’t even know me: stories and poems about boys. Sharon G. Flake. Y Fic FLA

DVDS & VIDEOS

  • Antwone Fisher. DVD Drama
  • ATL. DVD Drama A
  • Barack Obama. DVD B Obama
  • Been to the mountaintop. DVD 323.2296
  • Brother outsider:the life of Bayard Rustin. DVD B Rustin
  • Citizen King. VIDEO B King
  • Coach Carter. DVD Drama C
  • The Cosby show. DVD Comedy C
  • Desert bayou. DVD 363.3492
  • Dreamgirls. DVD Drama D
  • Ella Fitzgerald forever Ella. VIDEO B Fitzgerald
  • The Express. DVD Drama E
  • Fires in the mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and other identities. VIDEO Drama
  • Forgotten genius. DVD B Julian
  • Freedom song. DVD Drama F
  • Gettin’ grown. DVD Drama G
  • Gifted hands: the Ben Carson story. DVD B Carson
  • Glory road. DVD Drama G
  • Go tell it on the mountain. DVD Drama
  • Good hair. DVD 646.724
  • Gospel Hill. DVD Drama G
  • The great debaters. DVD Drama G
  • I can do bad all by myself. DVD Comedy I
  • In remembrance of Martin. DVD B King
  • The Jackie Robinson story. DVD Drama J
  • Jumping the broom. DVD Comedy J
  • King: man of peace in a time of war. DVD B King
  • Life support. DVD Drama L
  • The lottery. DVD 379.26
  • Madea’s big happy family. DVD Comedy M
  • A man named Pearl. DVD 712.092
  • Meeting David Wilson. DVD 305.896
  • More than a game. DVD 796.323
  • The Morgan lacrosse story. DVD 796.347
  • Murder in Mississippi. DVD Drama M
  • Neshoba: the price of freedom. DVD 364.1523
  • Passing glory. DVD Drama P, VIDEO Drama P
  • President Barack Obama: the man and his journey. DVD B Obama
  • Pride. DVD Drama P
  • Proud. DVD Drama P
  • A raisin in the sun. DVD Drama R
  • The Rosa Parks story. DVD 973.0496
  • The secret life of bees. DVD Drama S
  • Slavery and the making of America. DVD 973.0496
  • Stand: what do you stand for? DVD 305.896
  • The Temptations. DVD Drama T
  • Their eyes were watching God. DVD Drama T
  • Thurgood. DVD Drama T
  • The Tuskegee airmen. DVD Drama T
  • Unchained memories. DVD 973.0496
  • The untold story of Emmett Louis Till. DVD 364.1523
  • The Vernon Johns story. DVD Drama V
  • Whoopi Goldberg. DVD B Goldberg
  • With all deliberate speed. DVD 379.263

CDS

  • The best of Harry Belafonte’s the long road to freedom: an anthology of black music. Harry Belafonte. CD P COLL BHB B-62
  • Get on board! underground railroad & civil rights freedom songs. Kim & Reggie Harris. CD P HARR GOB H-98
  • Genuine Negro jig. Carolina Chocolate Drops. CD P CARO GNJ C-52
  • Shakin’ a tailfeatherCD ZM SHAK ST M-40, Cass. ZM SHAK ST M-40
  • Twenty-five. Sweet Honey in the Rock. CD MA SWEE TWE S-51

REFERENCE

PICTURE BOOKS

  • The bat boy & his violin. Gavin Curtis. Pic CUR
  • Be boy buzz. Bell Hooks. Pic HOO
  • Beauty, her basket. Sandra Belton. Pic BEL
  • Big Jabe. Jerdine Nolen. Pic NOL
  • Cassie’s word quilt. Faith Ringgold. Pic RIN
  • Coming on home soon. Jacqueline Woodson. Pic WOO
  • Dancing the Ring Shout! Kim L. Siegelson. Pic SIE
  • DeShawn days. Tony Medina. Pic MED
  • Do you know what I’ll do? Charlotte Zolotow. Pic ZOL
  • Faraway drums. Virginia Kroll. Pic KRO
  • Fishing day. Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pic PIN
  • Freedom on the menu: the Greensboro sit-ins. Carole Boston Weatherford. Pic WEA
  • Freedom Summer. Debbie Wiles. Pic WIL
  • Girls together. Sherley Anne Williams. Pic WIL
  • Goin’ someplace special. Patricia McKissack. Pic MACK
  • Going north. Janice N. Harrington. Pic HAR
  • Grandma’s hands. Dolores Johnson. Pic JOH
  • God bless the child. Billie Holiday. Pic HOL
  • Haircuts at Sleepy Sam’s. Michael R. Strickland. Pic STR
  • Hot city. Barbara Joosse. Pic JOO
  • Hot day on Abbott Avenue. Karen English. Pic ENG
  • I have heard of a land. Joyce Carol Thomas. Pic THO
  • Janna and the kings. Patricia Smith. Pic SMI
  • Jewels. Belinda Rochelle. Pic ROC
  • Joe-Joe’s first flight. Natasha Anastasia Tarpley. Pic TAR
  • Joe Louis, my champion. William Miller. Pic MIL
  • The Jump at the Sun treasury: an African American picture book collectionJ 810.8 JUM
  • Just like Josh Gibson. Angela Johnson. Pic JOH
  • Li’l Dan, the drummer boy: a Civil War story. Romare Bearden. Pic BEA
  • Little Cliff and the porch people. Clifton L. Taulbert. Pic TAU
  • Nappy hair. Carolivia Herron. Pic HER
  • No mirrors in my Nana’s house. Ysaye M. Barnwell. Pic BAR
  • On Mardi Gras day. Fatima Shaik. Pic SHA
  • Papa’s mark. Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert. Pic BAT
  • The patchwork path: a quilt map to freedom. Bettye Stroud. Pic STR
  • Pictures for Miss Josie. Sandra Belton. Pic BEL
  • Shades of black: a celebration of our children. Sandra L. Pinkney. Pic PIN
  • Skin again. Bell Hooks. Pic HOO
  • Sky sash so blue. Libby Hathorn. Pic HAT
  • A strawbeater’s thanksgiving. Irene Smalls. Pic SMA
  • Summer sun risin’. W. Nikola-Lisa. Pic NIK
  • Summertime from Porgy and Bess. George Gershwin. Pic GER
  • Sweet music in Harlem. Debbie A. Taylor. Pic TAY
  • Sweet potato pie. Kathleen D. Lindsey. Pic LIN
  • A sweet smell of roses. Angela Johnson. Pic JOH
  • Take it to the hoop, Magic Johnson. Quincy Troupe. Pic TRO
  • Thunder Rose. Jerdine Nolen. Pic NOL
  • Uptown. Bryan Collier. Pic COL
  • Virgie goes to school with us boys. Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard. Pic HOW
  • Why heaven is far away. Julius Lester. Pic LES

EASY READERS

  • Almost to freedom. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. E NEL
  • A band of angels: a story inspired by the Jubilee Singers. Deborah Hopkinson. E HOP
  • A bus of our own. Freddi Williams Evans. E EVA
  • Circle unbroken: the story of a basket and its people. Margot Theis Raven. E RAV
  • Civil War days. Ellen Weiss. E WEI
  • Faraway home. Jane Kurtz. E KUR
  • In the time of the drums. Kim L. Siegelson. E SIE
  • The Invisible Princess. Faith Ringgold. E RIN
  • Up the learning tree. Marcia Vaughan. E VAU

CHILDREN’S FICTION

  • Abraham’s battle: a novel of Gettysburg. Sara Harrell Banks. J BAN
  • Bud, not Buddy. Christopher Paul Curtis. J CUR
  • Color me dark: the diary of Nellie Lee Love, the great migration North. Patricia McKissack. J MACK
  • Double Dutch. Sharon M. Draper. J DRA
  • The dream bearer. Walter Dean Myers. J MYE
  • Flying free. Sharon Dennis Wyeth. J WYE
  • Forty acres and maybe a mule. Harriette Gillem Robinet. J ROB
  • Grandma’s general store: the Ark. Dorothy Carter. J CAR
  • Hush. Jacqueline Woodson. J WOO
  • Junebug and the Reverend. Alice Mead. J MEA
  • Missy Violet & me. Barbara Hathaway. J HAT
  • No laughter here. Rita Williams-Garcia. J WIL
  • Numbering all the bones. Ann Rinaldi. J RIN
  • The Old African. Julius Lester. J LES
  • One true friend. Joyce Hansen. J HAN
  • The red rose box. Brenda Woods. J WOO
  • Roll of thunder, hear my cry. Mildred D. Taylor. J Tay Newbery, J AUDIO CD, J AUDIO Cassette
  • Send one angel down. Virginia Frances Schwartz. J SCH
  • Some friend. Marie Bradby. J BRA
  • The starplace. Vicki Grove. J GRO
  • Storm warriors. Elisa Carbone. J CAR
  • Strawberry moon. Karen English. J ENG
  • Time pieces: the book of times. Virginia Hamilton. J HAM
  • Yankee girl. Mary Ann Rodman. J ROD

CHILDREN’S POETRY, LITERATURE, & FOLKTALES

  • Angel to angel: a mother’s gift of love. Walter Dean Myers. J 811 MYE
  • Bruh Rabbit and the tar baby girl. Virginia Hamilton. E 398.24 HAM
  • Carver: a life in poems. Marilyn Nelson. J 811 NEL
  • Come Sunday. Nikki Grimes. J 811 GRI
  • Ellington was not a street. Ntozake Shange. Pic SHA
  • For the love of the game: Michael Jordan and me. Eloise Greenfield. E 811 GRE
  • In daddy’s arms I am tall: African Americans celebrating fathersJ 811.008 IND
  • Isn’t my name magical?: sister and brother poems. James Berry. J 811 BER
  • Jump back, honey: the poems of Paul Laurence DunbarJ 811 DUN
  • Make a joyful sound: poems for children by African-American poetsJ 811.008 MAK
  • My man Blue: poems. Nikki Grimes. E 811 GRI
  • The other side: Shorter poems. Angela Johnson. J 811 JOH
  • A ring of tricksters: animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa. Virginia Hamilton. J 398.24 HAM
  • The secret of the stones: a folktale. Robert D. San Souci. J 398.21 SAN
  • Sure as sunrise: stories of Bruh Rabbit & his walkin’ talkin’ friends. Alice McGill. J 398.24 MACG
  • Sweet words so brave: the story of African American literature. Barbara K. Curry and James Michael Brodie. J 810.9 CUR
  • ‘Twas the night b’fore Christmas: an African-American versionJ 811 ROS
  • Uncle Remus: the complete tales. Julius Lester. J 398.24 LES
  • Wiley and the Hairy Man. Judy Sierra. J 398.21 SIE
  • Words with wings: a treasury of African-American poetry and artJ 811.008 WOR

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION

  • African American military heroes. Jim Haskins. J 923.5 HAS
  • African-Americans in the Old West. Tom McGowen. J 978 MACG
  • The Africans. Jen Green. J 973.04 GRE
  • All around town: the photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts. Dinah Johnson. J 779 JOH
  • The Amistad slave revolt and American abolition. Karen Zeinert. J 973.57 ZEI
  • Black hands, white sails: the story of African-American whalers. Patricia C. McKissack & Fredrick L. McKissack. J 693.2 MACK
  • The Black regiment of the American Revolution. Linda Crotta Brennan. J 973.34 BRE
  • Bound for glory: from the Great Migration to the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1930. Kerry Candaele. J 973.04 CAN
  • Breaking ground, breaking silence: the story of New York’s African burial ground. Joyce Hansen & Gary McGowan. J 305.56 HAN
  • Civil rights marches. Linda and Charles George. J 973.92 GEO
  • Civil War days: discover the past with exciting projects, games, activities, and recipes. David C. King. J 973.71 KIN
  • Coming together: celebrations for African American familiesJ 394.26 COL
  • Cooking. Angela Shelf Medearis and Michael R. Medearis. J 641.59 MED
  • Cracking the wall: the struggles of the Little Rock Nine. Eileen Lucas. J 379.263 LUC
  • Crafts that celebrate Black history. Kathy Ross. J 745.594 ROS
  • Dance. Angela Shelf Medearis and Michael R. Medearis. J 793.3 MED
  • A drawing in the sand: a story of African American art. Jerry Butler. J 704.03 BUT
  • The Dred Scott decision. Brendan January. J 342.73 JAN
  • The Fourteenth Amendment: equal protection under the law. David L. Hudson, Jr. J 342.73 HUD
  • Free at last!: stories and songs of Emancipation. Doreen Rappaport. J 305.896 RAP
  • Grandma Lois remembers: an African-American family story. Ann Morris. E 973.04 MOR
  • Hard labor: the first African Americans, 1619. Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack. J 973.2 MACK
  • Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad. Michael Martin. J 973.71 MAR
  • Hell Fighters: African American soldiers in World War I. Michael L. Cooper. J 940.3 COO
  • Hush songs: African American lullabies. Joyce Carol Thomas. J 781.5 THO
  • I have a dream. Martin Luther King, Jr. J 305.8 KIN
  • I see the rhythm. Toyomi Igus. J 780.89 IGU
  • In praise of our fathers and our mothers: a black family treasury by outstanding authors and artistsJ 306.85 INP
  • Into the land of freedom: African Americans in Reconstruction. Meg Greene. J 973.8 GRE
  • Let my people go: Bible stories told by a freeman of color to his daughter, Charlotte, in Charleston, South Carolina, 1806-16. Patricia & Fredrick McKissack. J 221.95 MACK
  • Lincoln, slavery, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Carin T. Ford. J 973.71 FOR
  • Music. Angela Shelf Medearis, Michael R. Medearis. J 780.89 MED
  • The school is not white!: a true story of the civil rights movement. Doreen Rappaport. J 379.263 RAP
  • A slave family. Bobbie Kalman. J 973.2 KAL
  • Welcome to Addy’s world, 1864: growing up during America’s Civil War. Susan Sinnott. J 973.71 SIN
  • York’s adventures with Lewis and Clark: an African-American’s part in the great expedition. Rhoda Blumberg. J 917.804 BLU

CHILDREN’S BIOGRAPHIES

  • Aunt Clara Brown: official pioneer. Linda Lowery. EB Brown
  • Benjamin Banneker. Melissa MaupinJB Banneker
  • Beyonce. Kathleen Tracy. JB Knowles
  • Blind Boone: piano prodigy. Madge Harrah. JB Boone
  • Can you imagine? Patricia McKissackJB McKissack
  • Catching the fire: Philip Simmons, blacksmith. Mary E. Lyons. JB Simmons
  • Charlie Sifford. Grant Britt. JB Sifford
  • Civil rights pioneer: a story about Mary Church Terrell. Gwenyth Swain. JB Terrell
  • Colin Powell. John Passaro. JB Powell
  • Condoleezza Rice: being the best. Mary Dodson Wade. JB Rice
  • Dave the potter: artist, poet, slave. Laban Carrick Hill. J 666.3 HIL
  • A day in the life of a colonial sailmaker. Laurie Krebs. EB Forten
  • Denzel Washington. Alex Simmons. JB Washington
  • The diary of Susie King Taylor, Civil War nurseJB Taylor
  • Donovan McNabb. Michael Bradley. JB McNabb
  • Duke Ellington: the piano prince and his orchestra. Andrea Davis Pinkney. EB Ellington
  • Five brilliant scientists. Lynda Jones. E 509 JON
  • Five famous writers. Lynda Jones. E 810.9 JON
  • Frederick Douglass. John Passaro. JB Douglass
  • A free Black girl before the Civil War: the diary of Charlotte Forten, 1854JB Forten
  • George Washington Carver: a photo biography. John Riley. EB Carver
  • Great African Americans in the arts. Carlotta Hacker. J 700.92 HAC
  • Harriet Tubman: the road to freedom. Catherine Clinton. JB Tubman
  • I was born a slave: the story of Harriet Jacobs. Jennifer Fleischner. JB Jacobs
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett: powerhouse with a pen. Catherine A. Welch. JB Wells-Barnett
  • If I only had a horn: young Louis Armstrong. Roxanne Orgill. EB Armstrong
  • I’ve seen the promised land: the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walter Dean Myers. EB King
  • Jackie Robinson: strong inside and outJB Robinson
  • James Baldwin. James Tackach. JB Baldwin
  • James Earl Jones. Judy L. Hasday. JB Jones
  • Knockin’ on wood: starring Peg Leg Bates. Lynne Barasch. EB Bates
  • Kobe Bryant. Michael Bradley. JB Bryant
  • Leon’s story. Leon Walter Tillage. JB Tillage
  • Major Taylor, champion cyclist. Lesa Cline-Ransome. EB Taylor
  • Marcus Garvey: Black nationalist. Peggy Caravantes. JB Garvey
  • Maritcha: a nineteenth-century American girl. Tonya Bolden. JB Lyons
  • Muhammad Ali, the man who could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Ntozake Shange. EB Ali
  • Native son: the story of Richard Wright. Joyce Hart. JB Wright
  • A picture book of Thurgood Marshall. David A. Adler. EB Marshall
  • Promises to keep: how Jackie Robinson changed America. Sharon Robinson. JB Robinson
  • Romare Bearden: collage of memories. Jan Greenberg. J 709.2 GRE
  • Rosa Parks. L.S. Summer. JB Parks
  • Satchel Paige. Lesa Cline-Ransome. JB Paige
  • Serena Williams. Michael Bradley. JB Williams
  • Sojourner Truth. Peter & Connie Roop. JB Truth
  • Story painter: the life of Jacob Lawrence. John Duggleby. JB Lawrence
  • A strong right arm: the story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson. Michelle Y. Green. JB Johnson
  • Talkin’ about Bessie: the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman. Nikki Grimes. JB Coleman
  • Talking with Tebe: Clementine Hunter, memory artistJB Hunter
  • Toni Morrison. Diane Patrick-Wexler. JB Morrison
  • Venus Williams. Michael Bradley. JB Williams
  • Vision of beauty: the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker. Kathryn Lasky. EB Walker
  • The voice that challenged a nation: Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights. Russell Freedman. JB Anderson
  • When Marian sang: the true recital of Marian Anderson: the voice of a century. Pam Muñoz Ryan. EB Anderson
  • With open hands: a story about Biddy Mason. Jeri Chase Ferris. JB Mason

CHILDREN’S VIDEOS

  • Brittany meets Harriet TubmanVIDEO Children
  • Our friend, MartinVIDEO Children
  • Selma, Lord, SelmaVIDEO Children S

INTERNET RESOURCES

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