Thursday, February 19, 2015

Celebrate Black History with 30 Children's Books

from Seed of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
Picture Books

Andrews, Troy. (2015). Trombone Shorty. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers. 
Bandy, Michael S.  & Eric Stein. (2015). Granddaddy's TurnIllustrated James Ransome. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.
Bass, Hester. (2015). Seed of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.
Benson, Kathleen. (2015). Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews. Illustrated by Benny Andrews. New York: Clarion.
Cline-Ransome, Lesa. (2015). Freedom's School.  Illustrated by James E. Ransome. New York: Jump at the Sun.
Cline-Ransome, Lesa. (2014). Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-white Jazz Band in History. Illustrated by James E. Ransome. New York: Holiday House.
Cooper, Floyd. (2015). Juneteenth for Mazie. North Mankato, MN: Capstone Young Readers.
Dempsey, Kristy. (2014). A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. New York: Philomel.
Derby, Sally. (2015). Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.
Engle, Margarita. (2014). Tiny Rabbit's Big Wish. Illustrated by David Walker. New York: Houghton Mifflin. (Afro-Cuban folktale).
Grimes, Nikki. (2015). Chasing Freedom: The Life and Journeys of  Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony. Inspired by Historical Facts.  Illustrated by Michele Wood. New York: Orchard Books.

Hughes, Langston. (2015). Sail AwayIllustrated by Ashley Bryan. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Johnson, Angela. (2014). All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. New York:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Nolan, Nina. (2015). Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens.  Illustrated by John Holyfield. New York:  Amistad.
Powell, Patricia Hruby. (2014). Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

Ringgold, Faith. (2015). Harlem Renaissance Party. New York:  Amistad.
RogĂ©. (2014). Haiti My Country: Poems by Haitian Schoolchildren. Markham, ON: Fifth House.
Shabazz, Ilyasah. (2014). Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. Illustrated by AG Ford. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Smith Charles R. (2015). 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
Turner, Ann. (2015). My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth. Illustrated by James Ransome. New York: Harper Collins.

Watkins, Angela Farris. (2014). Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs. Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. New York:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2015). Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White AmericaIllustrated by Jamey Christoph. Park Ridge, IL:  Albert Whitman & Company.

Winter, Jonah. (2015). Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. New York: Schwartz & Wade.

Longer Works

Bolden, Tonya. (2015). Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American GirlNew York: Abrams Books for Young Readers. 
Conkling, Winifred. (2015). Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery. New York: Algonquin Young Readers. 
Lovejoy, Sharon. (2014). Running Out of Night. New York: Delacorte Books for Young Readers.
Morpurgo, Michael. (2015). A Medal for Leroy. New York: Squarefish.
Rhodes, Jewell Parker. (2015). Bayou Magic. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Samuelsson Marcus. (2015). Make it Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life. New York: Delacorte Books for Young Readers.
Scattergood, Augusta. (2015). The Way to Stay in DestinyNew York: Scholastic.

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