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164395
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 F&P: S

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.


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

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury, 2018)

BTSB #: 924771 In Bindery

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.


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916713
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.


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634324
Brave ballerina : the story of Janet Collins [Who Did It First? Book]by Meadows, Michelle 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2019)

BTSB #: 634324 Available

Dewey: 792.802/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.3 LG Lexile: 570

Subjects: Collins, Janet,|d1917-2003 Ballet dancers - United States - Biography Ballerinas - United States - Biography African American dancers - Biography


Summary: A picture book tribute to Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House.


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463349
Carter reads the newspaper by Hopkinson, Deborah 

BTSB Prebound(Peachtree, 2019)

BTSB #: 463349 Available

Dewey: 973/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 4.5 LG Lexile: 810 F&P: P

Subjects: Woodson, Carter Godwin,|d1875-1950 African American historians - Biography Historians - United States


Summary: A picture book biography of Carter G. Woodson, father of Black History Month, and what prompted him to push for the recognition of Black History.


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222911
Claudette Colvin [She persisted (Philomel Books)]by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Philomel, 2021)

BTSB #: 222911 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 6.3 LG Lexile: 1170 NC F&P: S

Subjects: Colvin, Claudette,|d1939- African Americans - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography African American civil rights workers - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography African Americans - Segregation - Alabama - Montgomery - History Segregation in transportation - Alabama - Montgomery - History Montgomery (Ala.) - Biography Montgomery (Ala.) - Race relations - History|y20th century


Summary: Before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin made the same choice. She insisted on standing up-or in her case, sitting down-for what was right.


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823629
Computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon by Slade, Suzanne 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2019)

BTSB #: 823629 Available

Dewey: 510.92/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.3 LG Lexile: 760 F&P: Q

Subjects: Johnson, Katherine G United States.|bNational Aeronautics and Space Administration - Officials and employees - Biography African American women mathematicians - Biography Women mathematicians - United States - Biography Mathematicians - United States - Biography


Summary: The inspiring story of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, an African-American woman who made major contributions to the field of space exploration.


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384833
Dark was the night by Golio, Gary 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2020)

BTSB #: 384833 Available

Dewey: 781.643/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 4.2 LG Lexile: 1010 AD

Subjects: Johnson, Blind Willie Blues musicians - United States - Biography African American musicians - Biography Blind musicians - Biography


Summary: The story of Blind Willie Johnson--the legendary Texas musician whose song "Dark Was the Night" was included on the Voyager I space probe's Golden Record.


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973595
Defying Hitler : Jesse Owens' Olympic triumph [Graphic Library. Greatest Sports Moments]by Yomtov, Nelson 

BTSB Prebound(Capstone Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 973595 Available

Dewey: 796.4209/BAges: 7-10   
AR: 4.1 MG RC: 5.2 3-5 Lexile: 670 GN F&P: X

Subjects: Owens, Jesse,|d1913-1980 Olympic Games|n(11th :|d1936 : - Berlin, Germany) African American track and field athletes Biographical comic books, strips, etc


Summary: Tells the story of Jesse Owens' achievements at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany in defiance of Adolf Hitler and his racists views of white supremacy. In graphic novel format.


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811992
Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race by Shetterly, Margot Lee 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2018)

BTSB #: 811992 In Bindery

Dewey: 520.92/CAges: 6-8   
AR: 5.8 LG RC: 10.6 6-8 Lexile: 980

Subjects: United States.|bNational Aeronautics and Space Administration African American mathematicians - Biography African American women - Biography Space race


Summary: The inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space.


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636306
I am Jackie Robinson [Ordinary people change the world]by Meltzer, Brad 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015)

BTSB #: 636306 Available

Dewey: 796.357/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.4 LG Lexile: 610

Subjects: Robinson, Jackie,|d1919-1972 Baseball players African American baseball players Discrimination in sports Baseball


Summary: A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball.


718897
John Lewis [My Itty-Bitty Bio]by Pincus, Meeg 

BTSB Prebound(Cherry Lake, 2021)

BTSB #: 718897 In Bindery

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 4-7   
AR: 1.8 LG Lexile: 470

Subjects: Lewis, John,|d1940-2020 African American civil rights workers - Biography Civil rights workers - United States - Biography African Americans - Civil rights - History|y20th century United States - Race relations


Summary: Examines the life of civil rights activist John Lewis.


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951057
Jump at the sun : the true life tale of unstoppable storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Williams, Alicia 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 951057 Available

Dewey: 813/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 5.1 LG Lexile: 1030 AD

Subjects: Hurston, Zora Neale American novelists|y20th century - Biography African American novelists - Biography African American women - Southern States - Biography Folklorists - United States - Biography


Summary: Zora's mama always told her that if she wanted something, "to jump at de sun," because even though you might not land quite that high, at least you'd get off the ground. So Zora jumped from place to place, from the port of the general store where she listened to folktales, to Howard University, to Harlem. And everywhere she jumped, she shined sunlight on the tales most people hadn't been bothered to listen to until Zora.


739648
Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr [Big words]by Rappaport, Doreen 

BTSB Prebound(Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Paperbacks For Children, 2007)

BTSB #: 739648 Available

Dewey: 323/BAges: 5-10   
AR: 3.4 LG RC: 2.5 K-2 Lexile: 610 AD F&P: S

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


Summary: Focuses on the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.


959065
Place to land : Martin Luther King Jr. and the speech that inspired a nation by Wittenstein, Barry 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2019)

BTSB #: 959065 Available

Dewey: 323.092/NAges: 7-9   
AR: 5.6 MG Lexile: 990

Subjects: King, Martin Luther, - Jr.,|d1929-1968.|tI have a dream March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom|d(1963 : - Washington, D.C.) American speeches - Washington (D.C.) African Americans - Civil rights - History|y20th century Civil rights movements - United States - History|y20th century


Summary: The true story behind the writing of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.


924803
R-E-S-P-E-C-T : Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 924803 In Bindery

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4 MG Lexile: 830 AD

Subjects: Franklin, Aretha Soul musicians - United States - Biography African American singers - Biography Singers - United States - Biography


Summary: Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than three octaves. Her incredible talent and string of hit songs earned her the title "the Queen of Soul." This Queen was a multi-Grammy winner and the first female inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This portrait pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.


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205494
Shirley Chisholm is a verb! by Chambers, Veronica 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 205494 Available

Dewey: 328.73/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 5.1 LG F&P: R

Subjects: Chisholm, Shirley,|d1924-2005 - Biography United States.|bCongress.|bHouse - Biography African American women - Biography Legislators - United States - Biography Presidential candidates - United States - Biography Teachers - United States - Biography


Summary: A picture book biography celebrating the life and contributions of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States.


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823767
Swish! : the slam-dunking, alley-ooping, high-flying Harlem Globetrotters by Slade, Suzanne 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2020)

BTSB #: 823767 Available

Dewey: 796.323/CAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.7 LG F&P: P

Subjects: Harlem Globetrotters - History National Basketball Association - History African American basketball players - Biography Basketball players - United States - Biography Discrimination in sports - United States Basketball - United States - History


Summary: The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters--the team that changed basketball forever.


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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.


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924822
Unspeakable : the Tulsa Race Massacre by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Carolrhoda, 2021)

BTSB #: 924822 Available

Dewey: 976.6/NAges: 6-8   
AR: 5.8 MG Lexile: 1100

Subjects: Tulsa (Okla.), Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 African Americans - Violence against - Oklahoma - Tulsa - History|y20th century Race relations Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) - Race relations - History|y20th century Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) - History|y20th century Tulsa (Okla.) - Race relations - History|y20th century


Summary: Provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history.


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