Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Recent African American and Caribbean Books for Children

Picture Books

Beaty, Daniel. (2013). Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
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.
Dempsey, Kristy. (2014). A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. New York: Philomel.
Engle, Margarita. (2014). Tiny Rabbit's Big Wish. Illustrated by David Walker. New York: Houghton Mifflin. (Afro-Cuban folktale).
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.
Powell, Patricia Hruby. (2014). Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Rogé. (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.
Skead, Rob. (2013). Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige Vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio. Illustrated byFloyd Cooper. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Picture Books.
Woodson, Jacqueline. (2013). This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration. Illustrated by James Ransome. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.

Novels in Verse

Burg, Ann E. (2013). Serafina'a Promise. New York: Scholastic.
Engle, Margarita. (2014). Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Grimes, Nikki. (2013). Words with Wings. Honesdale, PA: WordSong.

Novels/Historical Fiction 

Edinger, Monica. (2013). Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad.  Illustrated by Robert Byrd. Sommerville, MA: Candlewick Press. (True account)
Lamana, Julie T. (2014). Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Rhodes, Jewell Parker.  (2013). Sugar. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


Gill, Joel Christian. (2014). Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.
Rubin, Susan Goldman. (2014). Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. New York: Holiday House.

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