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African American History

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
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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 through...

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
Schomburg: Man Who Built a Library
Weatherford, Carole Boston
In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children's literature's top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg's quest to correct history.

Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem...

Item No. 9780763680466
$16.99
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Woodson, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Winner of a Newbery Honor!


Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her...
Item No. 9780399237492
$17.99
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (paperback)
Hopkinson, Deborah
Illus. in full color. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a
reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running
away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground
Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she...
Item No. 9780679874720
$6.99
Sweet Music in Harlem
Debbie Taylor

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

C. J. needs to act fast. A photographer from Highnote magazine is on his way to photograph Uncle Click, a well-known jazz musician, but Uncle Click's signature hat is missing. Now it's up to C. J. to hunt down the hat in time for the photo shoot. Little does C. J. know that his whirlwind search...

Item No. 9781584301653
$16.95
The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Greenfield, Eloise

We were one family among the many thousands. Mama and Daddy leaving home, coming to the city, with their hopes and their courage, their dreams and their children, to make a better life.

In this beautiful collection of poems and collage artwork, award winners...

Item No. 9780061259210
$16.99
The Middle Passage
Tom Feelings

Alex Haley's Roots awakened many Americans to the cruelty of slavery. The Middle Passage focuses attention on the torturous journey which brought slaves from Africa to the Americas, allowing readers to bear witness to the sufferings of an entire people. 64 paintings.

Item No. 9780803718043
$75.00
Russell Freedman

"A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years." This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in this country....

Item No. 9780618159765
$18.00
The Women Who Caught the Babies
Greenfield, Eloise
The Women Who Caught the Babies highlights important aspects of the training and work of African-American midwives and the ways in which they have helped, and continue to help, so many families by "catching" their babies at birth. The blend of Eloise Greenfield's poetry and Daniel Minter's...
Item No. 9780997772074
$17.95
Tough Boy Sonatas
Crisler, Curtis
The darkness--and the goodness--in the lives of the young men of Gary, the armpit-city of Chicago, cries out in this poetry. The Chocolate City. Hell. The Land of Robbing Hoods. Gary, Indiana, has a number of names. It stands as a mother guarding her roach-like inhabitants, their crime, their greed...
Item No. 9781932425772
$19.95
Under the Quilt of Night
Deborah Hopkinson

When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night.
Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction...

Item No. 9780689822278
$17.95
Under the Quilt of Night (paperback)
Deborah Hopkinson

Award-winning duo Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome combine their talents once more for this sequel to the best-selling Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Traveling late one night, a runaway slave girl spies a quilt hanging outside a house. The quilt's center is a striking deep blue...

Item No. 9780689877001
$7.99
Underground
Shane W. Evans

One of School Library Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way...
Item No. 9781596435384
$16.99
Where Do We Go From Here
King, Martin Luther
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and...
Item No. 9780807000670
$16.00