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

BTSB Prebound(Roaring Brook Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 831016 In Bindery

Dewey: 973/NAges: 4-10   
AR: 6.6 LG Lexile: 1080 NC F&P: V

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

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

22.16 *

5 O'clock Band by Andrews, Troy 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 061755 Available

Dewey: 788.9/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.5 LG Lexile: 830 AD F&P: Q

Subjects: Andrews, Troy Jazz musicians

Summary: In this companion to Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a hometown tour of his beloved New Orleans.

21.46 *

Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball by Bryant, Jen 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 164395 Available

Dewey: 796.323/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.3 LG

Subjects: Baylor, Elgin Minneapolis Lakers (Basketball team) Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team) National Basketball Association African American basketball players - United States - Biography Segregation Race relations

Summary: A player in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, Elgin Baylor was known for his acrobatic style of moving and shooting, inspiring others to get creative with their game. But when hotels and restaurants were racially segregated on their road trips, Elgin and his teammates boycotted them until the entire NBA followed suit.

22.16 *

Africville by Grant, Shauntay 

BTSB Prebound(Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2018)

BTSB #: 393000 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-7   

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Blacks - Nova Scotia - Halifax - Social life and customs - Fiction Africville (Halifax, N.S.) - Social life and customs - Fiction Halifax (N.S.) - Social life and customs - Fiction

Summary: When a young girl visits the site of Africville, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the stories she's heard from her family come to mind. She imagines what the community was once like--the brightly painted houses nestled into the hillside, the field where boys played football, the pond where all the kids went rafting, the bountiful fishing, and the huge bonfires.

6.50 *

Alabama spitfire : the story of Harper Lee and to Kill a Mockingbird by Hegedus, Bethany 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2018)

BTSB #: 434056 Available

Dewey: 813/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.7 LG RC: 5.7 3-5 Lexile: 880

Subjects: Lee, Harper Lee, Harper American authors - Biography Alabama

Summary: The inspiring true story of Nelle Harper Lee, the girl who grew up to write To Kill A Mockingbird.

21.46 *

All of a sudden and forever : help and healing after the Oklahoma City bombing by Barton, Chris 

BTSB Prebound(Carolrhoda, 2020)

BTSB #: 095010 Available

Dewey: 363.325/NAges: 6-8   
Lexile: 800 AD

Subjects: Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995 Victims of terrorism - Oklahoma - Oklahoma City

Summary: On April 19, 1995, a man parked a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City with a bomb in it and he exploded it. This picture book commemorates what was lost and offers hope for the future.

19.36 *

Althea Gibson : the story of tennis' fleet-of-foot girl by Reid, Megan 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2020)

BTSB #: 744954 Available

Dewey: 796.342/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.4 LG

Subjects: Gibson, Althea,|d1927-2003 Tennis players - United States - Biography African American women tennis players - Biography

Summary: A picture book biography about Althea Gibson, the first black Grand Slam tennis champion at Wimbledon.

21.46 *

Anne Frank : the girl heard around the world by Marshall, Linda Elovitz 

BTSB Prebound(Orchard Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 605159 Available

Dewey: 940/BAges: 6-8   

Subjects: Frank, Anne,|d1929-1945 Jews Holocaust, 1939-1945 Hidden children (Holocaust) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Summary: An accessible picture book about Anne Frank and how she found her voice in a world determined to silence her.

22.16 *

Attack on Pearl Harbor [Ranger in time Volume: 12]by Messner, Kate 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 639761 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-10   
AR: 4.4 MG Lexile: 610

Genres: Adventure Fiction Historical Fiction Animals

Subjects: Golden retrievers - Fiction Dogs - Fiction Pearl Harbor (Oahu, Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 - Fiction Time travel - Fiction Rescues - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Hawaii - History|y1900-1959 - Fiction

Summary: This time Ranger, the time-travelling golden retriever, finds himself transported to the deck of the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941, where he rescues the young sailor Ben Hansen who is badly burned when the ship explodes--and there is a Japanese-American boy and girl in a rowboat who also need his help to find their father amid the chaos of the attack.

27.06 *

Barbed wire baseball by Moss, Marissa 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013)

BTSB #: 661608 Available

Dewey: 796.357/NAges: 6-10   
AR: 4.5 LG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800

Subjects: Baseball Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 World War, 1939-1945

Summary: A true story about baseball set in the Japanese internment camps of WWII.

Baseball saved us by Mochizuki, Ken 

BTSB Prebound(Lee & Low Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 650570 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-9   
Lexile: 550 AD F&P: O

Genres: Sports Multicultural

Subjects: Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction Japanese baseball - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction Baseball - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction

Summary: A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.

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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.

21.46 *

Beautiful shades of brown : the art of Laura Wheeler Waring by Churnin, Nancy 

BTSB Prebound(Creston Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 214834 Available

Dewey: 759.1/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 4.8 LG Lexile: 940 AD

Subjects: Waring, Laura Wheeler,|d1887-1948 African American artists - Biography

Summary: Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. So when she was offered a commission to paint portraits of accomplished African Americans, she jumped at the chance. Writers, singers, political activists, and thinkers all posed for her. Now her portraits hang in Washington, D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery.

18.31 *

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.

Behind the bookcase : Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the hiding place by Lowell, Barbara 

BTSB Prebound(Kar-Ben, 2020)

BTSB #: 589174 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 7-11   

Subjects: Gies, Miep,|d1909-2010 Frank, Anne,|d1929-1945 Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust - Netherlands - Amsterdam - Biography Jewish children in the Holocaust - Netherlands - Amsterdam Holocaust, 1939-1945 - Netherlands - Amsterdam

Summary: Miep Gies, who as a girl was a refugee during World War I, recognized that the world had once again become a dark place. Especially in danger were Jewish people during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, like her boss's family. This is the story of how Miep helped hide the Frank family.

21.46 *

Bell rang by Ransome, James 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2019)

BTSB #: 739504 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 1.8 LG RC: 2.2 K-2 Lexile: 360

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Slavery - Fiction Fugitive slaves - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Family life - Fiction

Summary: A slave family is distressed when they discover their son Ben has run away.

21.46 *

Benjamin Banneker [Pebble Books. Great African-Americans]by Martin, Isabel 

BTSB Prebound(Capstone Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 606136 Available

Dewey: 520.92/BAges: 4-7   
AR: 2.4 LG Lexile: 580

Subjects: Banneker, Benjamin,|d1731-1806 Astronomers African American scientists

Summary: Simple text and photographs present the life of Benjamin Banneker, a free African American astronomer, author, and inventor of the 1700s.

19.31 *

Bessie Coleman [My Itty-Bitty Bio]by Spiller, Sara 

BTSB Prebound(Cherry Lake, 2019)

BTSB #: 840059 Available

Dewey: 629.1309/BAges: 4-7   
AR: 1.5 LG Lexile: 380

Subjects: Coleman, Bessie,|d1896-1926 African American women air pilots - Biography Air pilots - United States - Biography

Summary: A biography of the life of the famous female aviator.

22.84 *

Between the lines : how Ernie Barnes went from the football field to the art gallery by Wallace, Sandra Neil 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 916713 Available

Dewey: 796.332/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4 LG RC: 3.8 3-5 Lexile: 660

Subjects: Barnes, Ernie,|d1938-2009 Football players - United States - Biography Painters - United States - Biography Football players as artists Civil rights movements - United States - History|y20th century African Americans - Civil rights - History|y20th century

Summary: The remarkable story of Ernest "Ernie" Barnes--a star NFL football player who wanted only one thing--to make art.

21.46 *

Big Papa and the time machine by Bernstrom, Daniel 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 115328 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.5 LG

Genres: Family Life Science Fiction

Subjects: Grandparent-grandchild relationship - Fiction Time travel - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Automobiles - Fiction

Summary: A grandfather and grandson travel through time in a beloved 1952 Ford, zipping in and out of African American historical time periods, to discover the true meaning of being brave.

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