History and Activism

Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419748752
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 28th, 2021

A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors

Your story begins in Africa.
Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you.


The 1619 Project: Born on the Water By Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593307359
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Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.


Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor) Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593381595
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

In the stunning follow-up to The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth, award-winning Black authors and artists come together to create a moving anthology collection celebrating Black love, Black creativity, Black resistance, and Black life.


Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre By Carole Boston Weatherford, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541581203
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Author and Illustrator

A Caldecott Honor Book

A Sibert Honor Book

Longlisted for the National Book Award

A Kirkus Prize Finalist

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book


Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063056664
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 5th, 2021

A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. Winner, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.


Amistad: The Story of a Slave Ship (Step into Reading) By Patricia C. McKissack, Sanna Stanley (Illustrator) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593432761
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

An amazing chapter in American history is now available in Step into Reading, the premier leveled reader line.


The People Remember: A Kwanzaa Holiday Book for Kids By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062915641
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 28th, 2021

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book—a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. This lyrical, powerful tribute is sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise.


Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South By Wade Hudson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593126356
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

As the fight for equal rights continues, Defiant takes a critical look at the strides and struggles of the past in this revelatory and moving memoir about a young Black man growing up in the South during the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. For fans of It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime, Stamped, and Brown Girl Dreaming.


And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems By Erica Martin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593352526
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.


Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593449349
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Published: One World - February 1st, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party By Jetta Grace Martin, Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin Jr. Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646140930
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Published: Levine Querido - January 18th, 2022

★ "A passionate, honest, and intimate look into an important time in civil rights history."—Booklist (starred)

★ "Impeccable writing and stellar design make this title highly recommended."—School Library Journal (starred)


Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536214185
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Published: Candlewick - November 8th, 2021

A National Book Award Finalist
A Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book


When We Say Black Lives Matter By Maxine Beneba Clarke, Maxine Beneba Clarke (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536222388
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Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

In a powerful, poetic missive, award-winning author-illustrator Maxine Beneba Clarke celebrates the meaning behind the words Black Lives Matter.

Little one, when we say Black Lives Matter,
we’re saying Black people are wonderful-strong.
That we deserve to be treated with basic respect,


Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter By Veronica Chambers Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780358573418
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Published: Versify - August 17th, 2021

Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter is a broad and powerful exploration of the history of Black Lives Matter told through photographs, quotes, and informative text by New York Times bestselling authors Veronica Chambers and Jennifer Harlan.


Ain't Burned All the Bright By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

A Caldecott Honor winner!

Prepare yourself for something unlike anything: A smash-up of art and text for teens that viscerally captures what it is to be Black. In America. Right Now. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds.

Jason Reynolds and his best bud, Jason Griffin, had a mind-meld.


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day By Kathlyn J. Kirkwood, Steffi Walthall (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358387268
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Published: Versify - January 4th, 2022

This brilliant memoir-in-verse tells the moving story of how a nation learned to celebrate a hero. Through years of protests and petition, Kathlyn's story highlights the foot soldiers who fought to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday.


As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March toward Freedom By Richard Michelson, Raul Colón (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard Michelson, Raul Colón (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385753876
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Published: Dragonfly Books - December 24th, 2013

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it.


The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults) By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984894052
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Published: Ember - January 11th, 2022

Adapted from the adult memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me, this father-son story explores how boys become men, and quite specifically, how Ta-Nehisi Coates became Ta-Nehisi Coates.


Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky By Faith Ringgold Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780517885437
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Published: Dragonfly Books - December 12th, 1995

The main character of Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott Honor winner Tar Beach takes flight once again, encountering Harriet Tubman and learning about the Underground Railroad.


Black Is a Rainbow Color By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626726314
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020

A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.

Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but

My color is black . . .
And there’s no BLACK in rainbows.


Follow the Drinking Gourd By Jeanette Winter Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780679819974
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Published: Dragonfly Books - January 15th, 1992

Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions.


Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box By Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536205619
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Published: Candlewick - August 13th, 2019

Based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the civil rights–era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history.


Henry's Freedom Box By Ellen Levine, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellen Levine, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439777339
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2007

A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.

Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse.


I Have a Dream (Book & CD) By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780375858871
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - October 9th, 2012

Experience history with this picture book of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic speech, including an audio CD. This Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book will inspire young readers!


Let the Children March By Monica Clark-Robinson, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544704527
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Published: Clarion Books - January 2nd, 2018

This powerful picture book introduces young readers to a key event in the struggle for Civil Rights. Winner, Coretta Scott King Honor Award.


Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 By Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385390286
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - July 14th, 2015

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
 


Northbound: A Train Ride Out of Segregation By Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780763696504
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

On his first train ride, Michael meets a new friend from the “whites only” car—but finds they can hang together for only part of the trip—in the last story in a trilogy about the author’s life growing up in the segregated South.


The Other Side By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399231162
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 15th, 2001

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together.


Overground Railroad By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823438730
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Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

A window into a child's experience of the Great Migration from the award-winning creators of Before She Was Harriet and Finding Langston.


A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart By Zetta Elliott, Noa Denmon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Noa Denmon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374307417
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

Caldecott Honor Book
Today Show Best Book for the Holidays
ALA Notable Book for All Ages

ALSC Notable Children's Book
NCTE Notable Poetry Book

Evanston Public Library's Top 100 Great Book for Kids
Nerdy Award Winner for Single Poem Picture Book

Bank Street Best Books of the Year


A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story By Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419736858
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 7th, 2020

The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement

A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry.


Ruth and the Green Book By Gwen Strauss, Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780761352556
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 1st, 2010

The picture book inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film The Green Book


Show Way By Jacqueline Woodson, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399237492
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 8th, 2005

Winner of a Newbery Honor!


The Undefeated By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black


We March By Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250073259
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Published: Square Fish - January 12th, 2016

On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony.


The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist By Cynthia Levinson, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481400701
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2017

Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference.

Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else.

So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she sp


The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad (I Can Read Level 3) By F. N. Monjo, Fred Brenner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By F. N. Monjo, Fred Brenner (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440424
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Published: HarperCollins - September 7th, 1983

The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party—or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?


A Black Woman Did That By Malaika Adero, Chanté Timothy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Malaika Adero, Chanté Timothy (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781941367513
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Published: Downtown Bookworks - February 18th, 2020

A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring Black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better.

A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color.


The Civil Rights Movement (Blast Back!) By Nancy Ohlin, Roger Simó (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nancy Ohlin, Roger Simó (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781499804546
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Published: little bee books - December 12th, 2017

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Civil Rights Movement!

When people think about the Civil Rights Movement, things like segregation and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech may come to mind. But what was the movement all about, and what social changes did it bring?


Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box By Evette Dionne Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451481559
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle.

This Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book and National Book Award longlisted work tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement—when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.


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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights By Steve Sheinkin Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250073495
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Published: Square Fish - January 3rd, 2017

An astonishing World War II military story of civil rights from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin.

A National Book Award Finalist
A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year


What Was the Underground Railroad? (What Was?) By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, Lauren Mortimer (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448467122
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom.


Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World By Cheryl Willis Hudson, Erin K. Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645818
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Perfect for fans of Rad Women Worldwide, Women in Science, and Girls Think of Everything.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman By Nathan Hale Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419715365
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 21st, 2015

New York Times Bestselling Series!
“These books are, quite simply, brilliant. . . .


March: Book One By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller


March: Book Two By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603094009
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - January 20th, 2015

Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle.


March: Book Three By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.


African Town By Charles Waters, Irene Latham Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593322888
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

Chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, African Town is a powerful and stunning novel-in-verse.


Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon By Carla Killough McClafferty Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780823436972
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Published: Holiday House - December 18th, 2018

The untold story of the enslaved people of Mount Vernon, and the illuminating history that is still being discovered in George Washington's historic home today.


For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World By Michael W. Waters, Keisha Morris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael W. Waters, Keisha Morris (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781947888081
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Published: Flyaway Books - September 22nd, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice

A Top Ten Selection of the 2021 In the Margins Book Awards

A Texas Institute of Letters 2021 Finalist for Best Picture Book

A 2021 RCC Wilbur Award Winner


A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 By Claire Hartfield Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544785137
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Published: Clarion Books - January 2nd, 2018

This mesmerizing narrative nonfiction draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of an explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

Coretta Scott King Award winner * Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies


Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481456906
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 13th, 2016

Newbery Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book


Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a person with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

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Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 By Alice Faye Duncan, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781629797182
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Published: Calkins Creek - August 28th, 2018

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • Booklist Editors' Choice • Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book • Booklist Top 10 Diverse Books for Middle Grade or Older Readers • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books


Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534404908
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 15th, 2019

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of a Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Special Mention Honor Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pur


An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) By Paul Ortiz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
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Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights


How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


Black Heroes of the Wild West: Featuring Stagecoach Mary, Bass Reeves, and Bob Lemmons: A TOON Graphic By James Otis Smith, Kadir Nelson (Introduction by) Cover Image
By James Otis Smith, Kadir Nelson (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943145515
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Published: TOON Books - September 15th, 2020

NYPL'S TOP 10 BOOKS ​FOR KIDS


Exploring American history and finding diversity at its roots!