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1619 project : born on the water by Hannah-Jones, Nikole 

BTSB Prebound(Kokila, 2021)

BTSB #: 922608 In Bindery

Dewey: 305.896/NAges: 5-8   

Subjects: African Americans Slavery Genealogy Grandmothers - Fiction United States - History

Summary: Stymied by her unfinished family tree assignment for school, a young girl seeks Grandma's counsel and learns about her African ancestors, the consequences of slavery, and the history of Black resistance in the United States.

22.28 *

Blues people : Negro music in white America by Baraka, Amiri 

Paperback(Harper Perennial, 2002)

BTSB #: 498472 Available

Dewey: 780/NAges: 14-18   

Subjects: African Americans - Music - History and criticism Blues (Music) - History and criticism Jazz - History and criticism African Americans

Summary: Illuminates the influence of African Americans on American music.

13.11 *

Call and response : the story of Black Lives Matter by Chambers, Veronica 

BTSB Prebound(Versify, 2021)

BTSB #: 205468 Available

Dewey: 323/NAges: 10-14   

Subjects: Black lives matter movement Civil rights movements African Americans Race relations

Summary: Tells the story of how a hashtag became a movement. It follows the activists and organizers on their journeys, examines some of the ways that progressive protests have been fundamental to American history, and shows how marches, rallies, and demonstrations can be vital tools for making meaningful change.

24.38 *

Capital days : Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital by Bolden, Tonya 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015)

BTSB #: 130482 Available

Dewey: 975.3/BAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 1140

Subjects: Shiner, Michael,|d1805-1880 African Americans Freedmen Slaves Washington (D.C.)

Summary: Tells the story of Washington, D.C., through the story of an African American man, Michael Shiner, who lived there from approximately 1805 to 1880 and who kept a journal, excerpts of which are interspersed throughout the heavily illustrated text.

22.96 *

Getting away with murder : the true story of the Emmett Till case by Crowe, Chris 

Paperback(Phyllis Fogelman Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 251489 Available

Dewey: 364.15/NAges: 12-16   
AR: 8.7 UG RC: 7.1 6-8 Lexile: 1210

Subjects: Till, Emmett,|d1941-1955 Lynching African Americans Racism Trials (Homicide)

Summary: Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955.

9.01 *

Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America by Pinkney, Andrea Davis 

BTSB Prebound(Disney/Jump at the Sun, 2012)

BTSB #: 718994 Available

Dewey: 973/CAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.5 MG

Subjects: African American men African Americans Social change - United States - History

Summary: Profiles ten notable African American men who worked for racial equality at different times in American history.

Have I ever told you Black Lives Matter by King, Shani Mahiri 

Publisher Edition(Tilbury House, 2021)

BTSB #: 518511 Available

Dewey: 305.8/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 1010 F&P: Y

Subjects: African Americans Achievement motivation Motivation (Psychology)

Summary: This book affirms that message repeatedly, tenderly, with cumulative power and pride. It honors Black culture and achievements in sports, music, art, literature, journalism, politics, law, science, medicine, social justice.

14.81 *

In the shadow of liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives by Davis, Kenneth C. 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2016)

BTSB #: 262831 Available

Dewey: 920.0092/CAges: 8-12   
AR: 8.2 MG RC: 10.6 9-12 Lexile: 1110

Subjects: Slaves African Americans Presidents - Relations with African Americans - History Slavery - United States - History United States - Race relations - History

Summary: An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents.

Lullaby (for a Black mother) by Hughes, Langston 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)

BTSB #: 470441 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 4-8   

Subjects: Infants Mother-child relationship African Americans Children's poetry

Summary: A beloved poem in picture-book form for the first time. A celebration of poetry and the love between mother and baby.

6.50 *

Martin Luther King Jr [DK Life Stories]by Calkhoven, Laurie 

BTSB Prebound(DK, 2019)

BTSB #: 354163 Available

Dewey: 323/BAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 960 F&P: W

Subjects: King, Martin Luther, - Jr.,|d1929-1968 African Americans Civil rights workers

Summary: The amazing story of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader whose powerful words and dreams for the future inspired the world.

Martin Luther King, Jr [Mi mini biografia]by Haldy, Emma E. 

BTSB PreboundSPANISH(Cherry Lake, 2019)

BTSB #: 411957 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 4-7   
Lexile: 210

Subjects: King, Martin Luther, - Jr.,|d1929-1968 African Americans Civil rights workers - United States - Biography African Americans - Civil rights - History|y20th century African Americans - United States - History|y20th century Nonviolence - United States - History|y20th century

Summary: A biography of the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. In Spanish.

22.96 *

No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller by Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux 

BTSB Prebound(Carolrhoda, 2012)

BTSB #: 670471 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-18   
AR: 5.5 MG RC: 5.5 9-12 Lexile: 850

Genres: General Fiction

Subjects: Michaux, Lewis H.,|d1885-1976 Bookstores African Americans Harlem (New York, N.Y.)

Summary: A documentary novel about Lewis Michaux, a literacy pioneer of the Civil Rights era.

21.56 *

Philip Reid saves the statue of freedom by Lapham, Steven Sellers 

BTSB Prebound(Sleeping Bear Press, 2014)

BTSB #: 542815 Available

Dewey: 973/NAges: 7-9   
AR: 4.5 LG

Subjects: Reid, Philip,|dapproximately 1820-1892 Crawford, Thomas,|d1813 or 1814-1857 Foundry workers African Americans

Summary: Based on the true story of a bronze statue placed atop the dome of the United States Capitol Building and a slave who was instrumental in putting it there in 1863.

6.50 *

Remember : the journey to school integration by Morrison, Toni 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin, 2004)

BTSB #: 660175 Available

Dewey: 379.2/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5 MG RC: 5.7 6-8 Lexile: 660

Subjects: School integration African Americans United States - Race relations

Summary: Archival photographs and storytelling bring the history of school desegregation to life.

Sing a song : how "Lift Every Voice and Sing" inspired generations by Lyons, Kelly Starling 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2019)

BTSB #: 591605 Available

Dewey: 782.25/NAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.6 LG Lexile: 680 F&P: M

Subjects: Johnson, James Weldon,|d1871-1938.|tLift every voice and sing Songs African Americans United States - History|y20th century

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow a family through five generations as each is inspired by the song written in 1900 to honor Abraham Lincoln. Includes author's note on the history of the song and its meaning in her family.

21.58 *

Streetcar to justice : how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York by Hearth, Amy Hill 

BTSB Prebound(Greenwillow Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 433345 Available

Dewey: 323/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 7.7 MG Lexile: 1120

Subjects: Cable cars (Streetcars) Segregation African Americans New York (N.Y.)

Summary: One hundred years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings Graham's refusal to leave a segregated streetcar started a major civil rights movement in New York City in July 1854.

22.98 *

Undefeated by Alexander, Kwame 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019)

BTSB #: 050946 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 4-7   
AR: 2.6 LG F&P: S

Subjects: African Americans Children's poetry

Summary: An ode to black American triumph and tribulation throughout history.

21.58 *

Yummy : the last days of a Southside Shorty by Neri, Greg 

Paperback(Lee & Low Books, 2011)

BTSB #: 670844 Available

Dewey: 305.896/BAges: 11-15   
AR: 3.4 UG RC: 4.4 6-8 Lexile: 510 GN

Subjects: Sandifer, Robert African Americans Gangs Chicago (Ill.)

Summary: A graphic novel based on the true story of an 11-year old African American gang member who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members.

13.90 *

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