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P06447
28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world by Smith, Charles R. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2019)

BTSB #: P06447 Available

Dewey: 973/NAges: 4-10   


Subjects: African Americans - History African Americans - Biography Heroes - United States - Biography Successful people - United States - Biography


Summary: A look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history.


52.24 *

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423785
Ablaze with color : a story of painter Alma Thomas by Harvey, Jeanne Walker 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2022)

BTSB #: 423785 In Bindery

Dewey: 759/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.6 LG

Subjects: Thomas, Alma Women artists - Biography African Americans - Biography Abstract art


Summary: Tells the incredible true story of Alma Thomas, the first Black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York City and to have her work chosen for the White House collection.


718982
Alvin Ailey by Pinkney, Andrea Davis 

Paperback(Hyperion Books for Children, 1995)

BTSB #: 718982 Available

Dewey: 792.8/BAges: 6-8   
AR: 5.1 LG RC: 5.7 3-5 Lexile: 880 AD F&P: P

Subjects: Ailey, Alvin Dancers Choreography African Americans - Biography


Summary: Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience.


7.37 *

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971824
Amos Fortune, free man by Yates, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(Puffin Books, 2007)

BTSB #: 971824 Available

Dewey: 326.92/BAges: 12-16   
AR: 6.5 MG RC: 5.8 6-8 Lexile: 1090 F&P: V

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Fortune, Amos,|d1709 or 10-1801 Slavery African Americans - Biography


Summary: The life of the African prince who was brought to Massachusetts as a slave, and he bought his freedom at the age of sixty.


15.39 *

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971826
Amos Fortune, free man by Yates, Elizabeth 

Paperback(Puffin Books, 2007)

BTSB #: 971826 Available

Dewey: 326.92/BAges: 12-16   
AR: 6.5 MG RC: 5.8 6-8 Lexile: 1090 F&P: V

Subjects: Fortune, Amos,|d1709 or 10-1801 Slavery African Americans - Biography


Summary: The life of the African prince who was brought to Massachusetts as a slave, and he bought his freedom at the age of sixty.


6.55 *

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P01082
Amos Fortune, free man by Yates, Elizabeth 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2010)

BTSB #: P01082 Available

Dewey: 974.4/BAges: 10-13   


Subjects: Fortune, Amos,|d1709 or 10-1801 Slaves African Americans - Biography


Summary: The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty.


61.74 *

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282340
Ashe brothers : how Arthur and Johnnie changed tennis forever by Dodson, Judy Allen 

BTSB Prebound(Capstone Editions, 2023)

BTSB #: 282340 In Bindery

Dewey: 796.342/CAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 790

Subjects: Ashe, Arthur Ashe, Johnnie Brothers - United States - Biography African Americans - Biography Tennis players - United States - Biography


Summary: In 1968, Arthur Ashe climbed his way to the top of the tennis world in a time filled with racial tension and segregation. But his success didn't happen without help. Arthur's close relationship with his younger brother, Johnnie, was key to Arthur becoming the first Black man to break the color barrier in men's tennis. A layered story full of love, sibling rivalry, and unconditional support, The Ashe Brothers tells the little-known story behind Arthur's Grand Slam win.


22.78 *

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670343
Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal by Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux 

BTSB Prebound(Carolrhoda, 2009)

BTSB #: 670343 Available

Dewey: 363.28/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 5.6 3-5 Lexile: 860 F&P: T

Subjects: Reeves, Bass Law enforcement African Americans - Biography Outlaws


Summary: The story of a remarkable African American hero of the Old West.


924771
Be a King : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and you by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury, 2018)

BTSB #: 924771 Available

Dewey: 323.092/NAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.1 LG Lexile: 360

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


Summary: See a class of young students as they begin a school project inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn to follow his example, as he dealt with adversity and never lost hope that a future of equality and justice would soon be a reality. As times change, Dr. King's example remains, encouraging a new generation of children to take charge and change the world ... to be a King.


22.08 *

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222866
Before she was Harriet by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

Paperback(Holiday House, 2019)

BTSB #: 222866 Available

Dewey: 973.7115/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 4.5 LG Lexile: NP

Subjects: Tubman, Harriet,|d1820?-1913 Slaves African Americans - Biography African American women - Biography Underground Railroad


Summary: Poetry that celebrates the diverse accomplishments of Harriet Tubman as revealed by her many names.


7.37 *

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222880
Before she was Harriet by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2019)

BTSB #: 222880 Available

Dewey: 973.7115/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 4.5 LG Lexile: NP

Subjects: Tubman, Harriet,|d1820?-1913 Slaves African Americans - Biography African American women - Biography Underground Railroad


Summary: Poetry that celebrates the diverse accomplishments of Harriet Tubman as revealed by her many names.


827069
Bessie the motorcycle queen by Smith, Charles R. 

BTSB Prebound(Orchard Books, 2022)

BTSB #: 827069 Available

Dewey: 910/BAges: 6-8   
AR: 4.8 LG Lexile: NP

Subjects: Stringfield, Bessie,|d1911-1993 Women motorcyclists - United States - Biography Motorcyclists - United States - Biography African American women - Biography African Americans - Biography Rhyme


Summary: In 1929, 18-year-old Bessie Stringfield hopped on her motorcycle and headed out on an adventure, an unusual choice for a young Black woman at the time. Paying her way by winning motorcycle races, she criss-crossed the country through small towns, big cities, and wide open spaces. Bessie Stringfield was a figure who will inspire all children to pursue their dreams.


22.78 *

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511668
Black heroes : 51 inspiring people from Ancient Africa to modern-day U.S.A. : a black history book for kids by Norwood, Arlisha 

Paperback(Rockridge Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 511668 Temp OS

Dewey: 305.896/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 990

Subjects: African Americans - Biography Black people - Biography Heroes - Biography


Summary: Meet extraordinary black heroes throughout history.


12.29 *

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411948
Booker T. Washington [My Itty-Bitty Bio]by Haldy, Emma E. 

BTSB Prebound(Cherry Lake, 2017)

BTSB #: 411948 Available

Dewey: 370.92/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 1.5 LG Lexile: 410

Subjects: Washington, Booker T.,|d1856-1915 African Americans - Biography Educators


Summary: A biography of Booker T. Washington.


23.46 *

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469461
Chance the Rapper : independent master of hip-hop flow [Movers, Shakers, & History Makers]by Hudalla, Jamie 

BTSB Prebound(Capstone Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 469461 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 8-11   
AR: 5.1 MG Lexile: 760 F&P: W

Subjects: Chance the Rapper Rap musicians - United States - Biography Hip-hop artists - United States - Biography African Americans - Biography Chicago (Ill.)


Summary: Chance the Rapper rose to fame in the late 2000s. He collaborates with many other musicians and gives back to his home city, Chicago, Illinois. Learn more about Chance's life as a famous rapper!


25.16 *

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400417
Childtimes : a three-generation memoir by Greenfield, Eloise 

Paperback(HarperTrophy, 1979)

BTSB #: 400417 Available

Dewey: 920/CAges: 8-12   
AR: 5 MG RC: 5.6 9-12

Subjects: Jones, Pattie Ridley Little, Lessie Jones Greenfield, Eloise African Americans - Biography Parmele (N.C.) - Biography Washington (D.C.) - Biography


Summary: Childhood memoirs of three black women--grandmother, mother, and daughter--who grew up between the 1880's and the 1950's.


8.19 *

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502274
Choosing brave : how Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till sparked the Civil Rights movement by Joy, Angela 

BTSB Prebound(Roaring Brook Press, 2022)

BTSB #: 502274 Available

Dewey: 364/BAges: 6-10   
Lexile: 680

Subjects: Till-Mobley, Mamie,|d1921-2003 Till, Emmett,|d1941-1955 African Americans - Biography Civil rights workers - Biography Civil rights movements Lynching


Summary: A picture book biography of the mother of Emmett Till, and how she channeled grief over her son's death into a call to action for the civil rights movement.


23.48 *

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462697
Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice by Hoose, Phillip M. 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009)

BTSB #: 462697 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.8 MG RC: 7.1 6-8 Lexile: 1000 F&P: Z

Subjects: Colvin, Claudette,|d1939- African Americans - Biography Civil rights workers Segregation Montgomery (Ala.)


Summary: This fresh take on Montgomery's history-making bus protest introduces a brave teenager who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus.


6.25 *

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881429
Compton cowboys : and the fight to save their horse ranch by Thompson-Hernandez, Walter 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 881429 Available

Dewey: 978/CAges: 8-12   


Subjects: Horsemanship - Biography African Americans - Biography Ranches - California Compton (Calif.)


Summary: A true account about ten young black men and one woman from Compton, California, who found rescue and purpose through horseback riding.


21.38 *

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739759
Cosmobiography of Sun Ra : the sound of joy is enlightening by Raschka, Christopher 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2014)

BTSB #: 739759 Available

Dewey: 781/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 5.1 LG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 1000

Subjects: Sun Ra Sun Ra Arkestra Jazz musicians African Americans - Biography


Summary: A picture book biography celebrating a legend of the jazz world who played, sang, and danced for people all over the planet because he believed music is what holds us all together.


6.50 *

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