Book Lists for Kids: African American History

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Easy books

Shane Evans / E EVANS
We March

Margaret H. Mason / E MASON
These Hands

Andrea Davis Pinkney / E PINKNEY
Sit-In: How four friends stood up by sitting down

Faith Ringgold / E RINGGOLD
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

Children's Nonfiction

Ruth Winegarten / J 305.48 WINEGART
Brave Black Women: From slavery to the space shuttle

Martin Luther King, Jr. / J 305.896
I Have a Dream

Ann Bausum / J 323.092 BAUSUM
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement

Eileen Lucas / J 379.263 LUCAS
Cracking the Wall: The struggles of the Little Rock Nine

Jennifer Bryant / J 759.13 BRYANT
A Splash of Red: The life and art of Horace Pippin

James Haskins / J 792.808996 HASKINS
Black Dance in America: A history through its people

Andrea Davis Pinkney / J 920 PINKNEY
Hand In Hand: Ten black men who changed America

Tanya Lee Stone / J 940.5403 STONE
Courage has No Color: The true story of the Triple Nickles: America's first black paratroopers

Kadir Nelson / J 973.0496073 NELSON
Heart and Soul: The story of America and African Americans

Catherine Clinton / J 973.71150922 CLINTON
When Harriet Met Sojourner

Russell Freedman / J 973.70922 FREEDMAN
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The story behind an American friendship

Lillian Schlissel / J 978 SCHLISSE
Black Frontiers: A history of African American heroes in the Old West

William Loren Katz / J 978.00496 KATZ
Black Women of the Old West

Gina DeAngelis / J 978.00496073 DEANGELI
The Black Cowboys

Biographies

Look in the Biography section for the last name of the person you want the biography about.

J B CARVER
George Washington Carver

J B DOUGLASS
Frederick Douglass

J B DUBOIS
W.B. DuBois

J B KING
Martin Luther King, Jr.

J B MARSHALL
Thurgood Marshall

J B OWENS
Jesse Owens

J B POWELL
Colin Powell

J B ROBINSON
Jackie Robinson

J B TRUTH
Sojourner Truth

J B TUBMAN
Harriet Tubman

J B TURNER
Nat Turner

J B WINFREY
Oprah Winfrey