Knock Knock : My Dad's Dream for Me
"A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there"--
1 volume (unpaged) 2013
Easy Picture Book
I Too Am America
Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
1 v. (unpaged) 2012
Easy Nonfiction Book
"A stellar introduction to the Underground Railroad, narrated by a group of slaves. Readers experience the fugitives' escape, their long nighttime journey punctuated by meetings with friends and enemies, and their final glorious arrival in a place of freedom."--Amazon.com.
1 v. (unpaged) 2011
Easy Nonfiction Book
Hill, Laban Carrick
Dave the Potter : Artist Poet Slave
Biography of Dave, an extraordinary potter, poet and slave who lived in South Carolina in the 1800's.
1 v. (unpaged) 2010
Easy Nonfiction Book 921 D272 2010
Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
 p. 2009
Easy Nonfiction Book 811.52 H874
Thomas, Joyce Carol
The Blacker the Berry : Poems
A collection of poems, including Golden Goodness, Cranberry Red, and Biscuit Brown, celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.
1 v. 2008
Children's Nonfiction Book 811.54 T364
Bryan, Ashley, illustrator
Let it Shine : Three Favorite Spirituals
Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns: This Little Light of Mine; He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; When the Saints Go Marching In
1 v. (unpaged) 2007
Easy Nonfiction Book 782.25302 L
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
42 p. 2006
Easy Nonfiction Book 921 T793
1 v. 2005
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 P238
Ellington Was Not a Street
34 p. 2004
Easy Nonfiction Book 811.54 Sh18
In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his blackening brew.
1 v. 2003
Easy Nonfiction Book 398.20968 B
Talkin' 'bout Bess : the Story of Aviator Bessie Coleman
A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.
1 v. 2002
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 C6764
Goin' Someplace Special
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
1 v. 2001
Easy Picture Book MCKISSACK
A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River.
1 v. 2000
Easy Picture Book COLLIER
Siegelson, Kim L.
In the Time of the Drums
Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship.
1 v. 1999
Children's Fiction Book SIEGELSON
I See the Rhythm
Chronicles and captures poetically the history, mood, and movement of African American music. Includes timeline.
32 p. 1998
Children's Nonfiction Book 784.756 I
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall : African Americans Celebrating Fathers
A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers, by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others.
1 v. 1997
Children's Nonfiction Book 811.00803 St45
Minty : a Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.
1 v. 1996
Children's Fiction Book SCHROEDER
The Middle Passage : White Ship
1 v. 1995
Adult Nonfiction Book
Johnson, James Weldon
A poem based on the story of creation from the first book of the Bible.
1 v. 1994
Children's Nonfiction Book 811.52 J633