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Martin's Big Words (Hardcover)
Rappaport, Doreen
ThisCaldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

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Item No. 9780786807147
$18.99
Martin's Big Words (Paperback)
Rappaport, Doreen
ThisCaldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

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Item No. 9781423106357
$8.99
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation
Wittenstein, Barry
As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.

Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
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Item No. 9780823443314
$18.99
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
Ringgold, Faith
Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in "Tar Beach,"
soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train
full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can
climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie...
Item No. 9780517885437
$6.99
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Dream and You
Weatherford, Carole Boston

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall.

You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience.

Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole...

Item No. 9780802723680
$17.99
Black & White
Larry Dane Brimner
In the nineteen fifties and early sixties, Birmingham, Alabama, became known as Bombingham. At the center of this violent time in the fight for civil rights, and standing at opposite ends, were Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth agitated for...
Item No. 9781590787663
$16.95
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Michelson, Richard

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book

Brewster is excited about starting first grade . . . until Mama announces that he'll be attending Central--a school in the white part of town. Mama says they have art and...

Item No. 9780375833342
$16.99
Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County
Harrington, Janice N

Meet one smart chicken chaser. She can catch any chicken on her grandmother's farm except one - the elusive Miss Hen. In a hilarious battle of wits, the spirited narrator regales readers with her campaign to catch Miss Hen, but this chicken is fast as a mosquito buzzing and quick as a fleabite....

Item No. 9780374312510
$16.00
Claudette Colvin
Phillip M Hoose
“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give...
Item No. 9780374313227
$19.95
D is for Drinking Gourd
Sanders, Nancy
D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet showcases many of the remarkable achievements of and contributions from African Americans throughout history. Evocative watercolor paintings from Caldecott Honor-winning E. B. Lewis perfectly capture the spirit of each letter topics poem and...
Item No. 9781585362936
$17.95
Freedom Song
Sally M. Walker

Henry “Box” Brown’s ingenious escape from slavery is celebrated for its daring and originality. Throughout his life, Henry was fortified by music, family, and a dream of freedom. When he seemed to lose everything, he forged these elements into the song that sustained him through the careful...

Item No. 9780060583101
$17.99
I Have Heard Of A Land
Thomas, Joyce Carol

This "lyrical tribute to the pioneer spirit"* from an acclaimed author-artist team "is a powerful tribute to the African-American pioneers who participated in the Oklahoma land runs"** and was recognized as a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

In the late 1880s, signs went up...

Item No. 9780064436175
$6.99
I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Myers, Walter Dean

A stunning picture book biography of the civil rights icon from the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. Set against key moments of the civil rights movement, here is the story of the powerful, eloquent spiritual leader and his belief...

Item No. 9780062250025
$6.99
John Henry (Softcover)
Lester, Julius
Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney's warm, humorous retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad.

When John Henry was born the birds, bears, rabbits, and even a unicorn came to see him. He grew so fast, he burst right through the porch roof, and laughed so loud, he scared the sun!...

Item No. 9780140566222
$7.99
Juneteenth for Mazie
Cooper, Floyd
Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history. The day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.
Item No. 9781623701703
$15.95
Land of Big Dreamers
Neil Waldman
From the time Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" in 1776, equality has been important to our nation. Yet for much of our history, women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other groups faced unfair treatment. In each generation, brave people who shared Jefferson's dream have...
Item No. 9780822568100
$16.95
Marching for Freedom
Partridge, Elizabeth
An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author

Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama.

Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge leads you...

Item No. 9780670011896
$19.99
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
They were each born with the gift of gospel.

Martin's voice kept people in their seats, but also sent their praises soaring.
Mahalia's voice was brass-and-butter - strong and smooth at the same time.

With Martin's sermons and Mahalia's songs, folks were free to shout, to...

Item No. 9780316070133
$17.99
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love.

A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best...
Item No. 9780545702539
$19.99
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King, Martin Luther

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This picture book memoir, My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III, provides insight into one of history's most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son....

Item No. 9780060280758
$17.99
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
Turner, Ann

The remarkable true story of how former slave Isabella Baumfree transformed herself into the preacher and orator Sojourner Truth, an iconic figure of the abolitionist and women's rights movements.

Written in the fiery and eloquent voice of Sojourner Truth herself, My...

Item No. 9780060758981
$17.99
My Uncle Martin's Big Heart
Watkins, Angela Farris
A moving portrait of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. from his niece

My Uncle Martin's Big Heart is a story about love: love between a young girl and her uncle, and all the love she sees her uncle share--with his family members, with his church congregation, and with...

Item No. 9780810989757
$18.95
Night Running
Elisa Carbone
It's 1838, and James has made a secret plan to escape Master Graham’s farm–and slavery. James tells his dog Zeus he has to stay behind: he’s simply too noisy to bring along on a dangerous nighttime journey. But when two white men capture James soon after he runs, he’s grateful his faithful hunting...
Item No. 9780375822476
$16.99
Richard Wright and the Library Card
Miller, William

This is the true story of the renowned African American author Richard Wright and his determination to borrow books from the public library that turned him away because of his color.

As a young black man in the segregated South of the 1920s, Wright was hungry to explore new worlds...

Item No. 9781880000885
$7.95
Satchmo's Blues (paperback)
Schroeder, Alan
On hot summer nights in New Orleans, a boy named Louis Armstrong would peekunder the big swinging doors of Economy Hall and listen to the jazz band. Thebest night was Friday, when Bunk Johnson would blow his cornet till the rooftrembled. At moments like those, Louis could feel his toes tingle. He...
Item No. 9780440414728
$6.99