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

BTSB Prebound(Kokila, 2021)

BTSB #: 922608 Available

Dewey: 305.896/NAges: 5-9   
AR: 5 LG Lexile: 860

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.

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.

D is for drinking gourd : an African American alphabet by Sanders, Nancy I. 

Paperback New title.(Sleeping Bear Press, 2009)

BTSB #: 776729 Temp OS

Dewey: 973/NAges: 6-12   
AR: 7.7 MG

Subjects: African Americans Alphabet

Summary: Brief rhymes for each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by longer explanatory text, explore topics in African-American history including abolitionists, cowboys, Harlem Renaissance and Kwanzaa.

6.52 *

Everywhere beauty is Harlem : the vision of photographer Roy DeCarava by Golio, Gary 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2024)

BTSB #: 384831 Available

Dewey: 770/NAges: 7-10   
Lexile: 570

Subjects: DeCarava, Roy African Americans Photographers Harlem (New York, N.Y.)

Summary: Roy DeCarava is an unsung hero of Black history. Convinced that the lives of ordinary Black people deserved to be immortalized and documented in photos, Roy celebrated Black people through his art.

23.28 *

Excellence in STEM [Racial Justice In America: Excellence And Achievement]by Nichols, Hedreich 

BTSB Prebound(Cherry Lake, 2022)

BTSB #: 675895 Available

Dewey: 507.1/NAges: 10-12   
AR: 6.3 MG Lexile: 1040

Subjects: Discoveries in science African Americans Race discrimination

Summary: Students will learn about some of the inventions and discoveries Black men and women have made in the world of STEM. From Dr. Marie Maynard Daly to Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley, some of the many ways Black people have contributed to our country's science and technology are explored.

24.66 *

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 *

Proyecto 1619 : nacieron sobre el agua by Hannah-Jones, Nikole 

BTSB PreboundSPANISH(Kokila, 2023)

BTSB #: 418250 Available

Dewey: 305.896/NAges: 5-9   
Lexile: 790

Subjects: African Americans Slavery Genealogy Grandmothers - Fiction Spanish language - Reading materials 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. In Spanish.

23.28 *

Race against time : the untold story of Scipio Jones and the battle to save twelve innocent men by Wallace, Sandra Neil 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2021)

BTSB #: 916812 Available

Dewey: 305.8009/BAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 1120 F&P: Z

Subjects: Jones, Scipio Africanus,|d1863-1943 Trials (Homicide) African Americans Phillips County (Ark.)

Summary: Scipio Africanus Jones-a self-taught attorney who was born enslaved-leads a momentous series of court cases to save twelve Black men who'd been unjustly sentenced to death.

23.28 *

Recipes for change by Platt, Michael 

BTSB Prebound(Magic Cat Publishing, 2023)

BTSB #: 721049 Available

Dewey: 323.09/NAges: 7-10   
F&P: V

Subjects: Civil rights movements African Americans Food

Summary: From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Black Lives Matter movement, food has played a vital role in strengthening and shaping Black empowerment. Join food justice advocate and baker Michael Platt on a stunning visual journey as he retells moving and authentic accounts of twelve months in Black history. Featuring mouth-watering recipes and biographies of important figures, this book will inspire leaders of the future with real stories of trailblazers who helped to change the world.

23.28 *

She loved baseball : the Effa Manley story by Vernick, Audrey 

Paperback(Balzer + Bray, 2023)

BTSB #: 908574 Available

Dewey: 796.357/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.7 LG Lexile: 770 AD

Subjects: Manley, Effa,|d1897-1981 Newark Eagles (Baseball team) Women - Biography African Americans

Summary: The story of Effa Manley, the first woman to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

7.37 *

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.

22.58 *

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.

22.58 *

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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