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1 LAST WORD
By: nikki grimes | Published: January 2017

"One Last Word is the work of a master poet." --Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Crossover From the New York...

"One Last Word is the work of a master poet." --Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Crossover From the New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes an emotional, special new collection of poetry inspired by the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most exciting African-American illustrators. Inspired by the writers of the Harlem Renaissance, bestselling author Nikki Grimes uses "The Golden Shovel" poetic method to create wholly original poems based on the works of master poets like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Jean Toomer, and others who enriched history during this era. Each poem is paired with one-of-a-kind art from today's most exciting African American illustrators--including Pat Cummings, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, and many more--to create an emotional and thought-provoking book with timely themes for today's readers. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well. A 2017 New York Public Library Best Kids Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017, Middle Grade A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, Nonfiction

Theme: African Heritage, Diversity, Gr.7-12

  • ISBN
    9781619635548
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Poetry
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2 FRIENDS SUSAN ANTHONY & F DOUGLASS
By: dean robbins | Published: January 2016

Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass dicuss their efforts to win rights for women and African Americans. Some people had rights, while others had...

Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass dicuss their efforts to win rights for women and African Americans. Some people had rights, while others had none. Why shouldn't they have them, too? Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans. The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester, New York, which shows the two friends having tea. The text by award-winning writer Dean Robbins teaches about the fight for women's and African Americans' rights in an accessible, engaging manner for young children. Two Friends is beautifully illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, the husband-and-wife team whose The Case for Loving received three starred reviews! Two Friends includes back matter with photos of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.

Theme: African Heritage, Prejudice & Racism, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9780545399968
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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28 DAYS - MOMENTS IN BLACK HIST THAT
By: charles smith | Published: January 2015

"A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history"--

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781596438200
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    High School - Social Studies
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50 CENTS & A DREAM - YOUNG BOOKER T WASH
By: jabari asim | Published: December 2012

Booker dreamed of making friends with words, setting free the secrets that lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only...

Booker dreamed of making friends with words, setting free the secrets that lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker began a five-hundred-mile journey, mostly on foot, to Hampton Institute, taking his first of many steps towards a college degree. When he arrived, he had just fifty cents in his pocket and a dream about to come true. The young slave who once waited outside of the schoolhouse would one day become a legendary educator of freedmen. Award-winning artist Bryan Collier captures the hardship and the spirit of one of the most inspiring figures in American history, bringing to life Booker T. Washington's journey to learn, to read, and to realize a dream.

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780316086578
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of AFRICAN ICONS - 10 PEOPLE WHO SHAPED HI
AFRICAN ICONS - 10 PEOPLE WHO SHAPED HI
By: tracey baptiste | Published: September 2021

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781616209001
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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AFRICANS THOUGHT OF IT
By: bathseba opini | Published: February 2011

The ingenuity of African peoples from ancient times to today. Did you know that aloe vera -- now found in countless products, including sunscreens...

The ingenuity of African peoples from ancient times to today. Did you know that aloe vera -- now found in countless products, including sunscreens and soaps -- was first used by Africans? They ground it into powder and used it to treat burns and other skin conditions, and hunters used it to disguise their scent from animals. They also used the nutritious oil from the fruit of the oil palm tree in everything from cooking to medicines to wine. And the marimba, better known to us as the xylophone, is believed to have originated 700 years ago in Mali. Other unique African innovations include the technique of banana leaf art and using horns -- and hairdos! -- to communicate important messages. Africans Thought of It features descriptive photos and information-packed text that is divided into sections, including: Agriculture Food Medicine Music Architecture Games & Sports This fourth book in Annick's successful We Thought of It series takes readers on a fascinating journey across the world's second largest continent to discover how aspects of its culture have spread around the globe.

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781554512775
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Countries (including Life In)
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AFRICVILLE
By: shauntay grant | Published: September 2018

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...

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, the huge bonfires. Coming out of her reverie, she visits the present-day park and the sundial where her great- grandmother's name is carved in stone, and celebrates a summer day at the annual Africville Reunion/Festival.

Theme: Historical Fiction, African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781773060439
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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ALL DIFFERENT NOW
By: angela johnson | Published: May 2014

Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis. Through the eyes of...

Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis. Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South. Since then, the observance of June 19 as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. This stunning picture book includes notes from the author and illustrator, a timeline of important dates, and a glossary of relevant terms. Told in Angela Johnson’s signature melodic style and brought to life by E.B. Lewis’s striking paintings, All Different Now is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation’s history.

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780689873768
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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ASHES
By: laurie anderson | Published: October 2016

"As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With...

"As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"--

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781416961468
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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ASHES
By: laurie anderson | Published: August 2017

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist "Chains"...

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist "Chains" and continued with the acclaimed "Forge."

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781416961475
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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AWAKENING OF MALCOLM X
By: ilyasah shabazz | Published: January 2021

The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along...

The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author, Tiffany D. Jackson. Here is an intimate look at Malcolm X's young adult years. While this book chronologically follows X: A Novel, it can be read as a stand-alone historical novel that invites larger discussions on black power, prison reform, and civil rights.

Theme: #BlackLivesMatter, Prejudice & Racism, Anti Racism, African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780374313296
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    High School - Biography
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BACK OF THE BUS
By: aaron reynolds | Published: January 2010

It seems like any other winter day in Montgomery, Alabama. Mama and child are riding where they're supposed to--way in the back of the bus. The boy...

It seems like any other winter day in Montgomery, Alabama. Mama and child are riding where they're supposed to--way in the back of the bus. The boy passes the time by watching his marble roll up and down the aisle with the motion of the bus, until from way up front a big commotion breaks out. He can't see what's going on, but he can see the policeman arrive outside and he can see Mama's chin grow strong. "There you go, Rosa Parks," she says, "stirrin' up a nest of hornets. Tomorrow all this'll be forgot." But they both know differently. With childlike words and powerful illustrations, Aaron Reynolds and Coretta Scott King medalist Floyd Cooper recount Rosa Parks' act of defiance through the eyes of a child--who will never forget.

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780399250910
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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BARACK OBAMA
By: stephe white-thomson | Published: March 2021

Theme: African Heritage, #BlackLivesMatter

  • ISBN
    9781427127891
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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BE A KING
By: carole weatherford | Published: January 2018

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own...

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience. Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole Weatherford's poetic text encapsulates the moments that readers today can reenact in their own lives. 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.

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780802723680
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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BECAUSE CLAUDETTE
By: tracey baptiste | Published: January 2022

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780593326404
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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