Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.
Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life$17.99ISBN: 9781250137524Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 19th, 2018
The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.
You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?$7.99ISBN: 9780060562014Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Amistad - December 23rd, 2003
“A compelling account. A perfect blend of well-written text and well-executed illustrations.” (School Library Journal starred review)
Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, together with illustrator Leonard Jenkins, delivers a compelling portrayal of one of America's most influential Civil Rights figures.$17.99ISBN: 9780763691561Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020
In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.
What have I to fear?
My master broke every promise to me.
I lost my beloved wife and our dear children.$17.99ISBN: 9780062430151Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020
The inspirational story of George Washington Carver and his childhood secret garden is brought to life in this picture book biography by the author-illustrator team behind Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6.$12.99ISBN: 9781733176194Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Rebel Girls - November 12th, 2019
From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire.
Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work.$17.99ISBN: 9781681198507Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 7th, 2020
From acclaimed author and illustrator pairing comes a beautiful picture book biography about the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and how she fought for respect throughout her life.
Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, a legend. But before she became a star, she was a shy little girl with a voice so powerful it made people jump up, sway, and hum along.$7.99ISBN: 9781580895514Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Charlesbridge - December 3rd, 2019
Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War—seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America." One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection.$17.99ISBN: 9780544704527Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration2019
I couldn't play on the same playground as the white kids.
I couldn't go to their schools.
I couldn't drink from their water fountains.
There were so many things I couldn't do.
In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama,$17.99ISBN: 9781984831972Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018
Change takes courage. Introduce your young activist to America's most influential protesters in this lushly illustrated picture book. Stand beside contemporary groundbreakers like Colin Kaepernick and transgender teen Jazz Jennings, and march in the footsteps of historical revolutionaries such as Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.$17.99ISBN: 9780399168567Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book
Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis.
$8.99ISBN: 9781681524528Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Amicus Ink - August 20th, 2019
Get ready for eight new titles in our action-packed Pro Sports Biographies series. Featuring the skills and accomplishments of the best female and male athletes, these books are sure to be a slam-dunk among young sports fans. Accessible text and action photos of the stars bring the athlete's stories to life.