Black History + Black Joy

Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475099
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Published: LB Kids - October 16th, 2018

This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.


Follow Your Dreams, Little One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316475150
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Published: LB Kids - September 29th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this board book edition of Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History.


Hey Black Child Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316360296
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Published: LB Kids - December 17th, 2019

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.

Hey black child,

Do you know who you are?

Who really are?Do you know you can be

What you want to be

If you try to be


I am Brave: A Little Book about Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984814241
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Published: Dial Books - September 10th, 2019

The littlest readers can learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.


I Like Myself! (board book) Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544641013
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselvesinside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters. At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful. . .and straight from the heart.


Homemade Love [Board Book] Cover Image
By Bell Hooks, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484799352
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Published: Jump At The Sun - November 14th, 2017

The world-renowned poet, cultural critic, feminist theorist, intellectual, and award-winning author, bell hooks, brings together with the resplendent artwork of Shane W. Evan, a beautiful board book perfect for little hands.

PRAISE FOR HOMEMADE LOVE


Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781561458257
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2015

Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate celebrates the first Black author in the South to be published in this first-ever picture book biography of George Moses Horton.

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award winner
Carter G. Woodson Book Award (Elementary) winner - National Council for the Social Studies


I, Too, Am America Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442420083
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.


I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And ea


Ambitious Girl Cover Image
By Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229692
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book from Meena Harris, New York Times-bestselling author of Kamala and Maya's Big Idea, which is based on a true story about her aunt, Vice President Kamala Harris, and her mother, Maya Harris.


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I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593206607
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Published: Flamingo Books - December 29th, 2020

Based on a viral video comes the story of one boy's positive energy and how a sunny outlook can turn everything around.


Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Cover Image
By Jabari Asim, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399168567
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis.
 


Runaway: The Daring Escape of Ona Judge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374307042
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 5th, 2021

Runaway is a powerful, lyrical OwnVoices picture book about the enslavement of Ona Judge and her self-emancipation from George Washington’s household.


All Because You Matter Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338574852
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Published: Orchard Books - October 6th, 2020

Instant New York Times bestseller!

A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.

The #1 Amazon Best Children's Book of


Brown Baby Lullaby Cover Image
By Tameka Fryer Brown, A. G. Ford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374307523
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford, Tameka Fryer Brown's Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby shower gift.


Overground Railroad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823438730
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Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

A window into a child's experience of the Great Migration from the award-winning creators of Before She Was Harriet and Finding Langston.


Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142408940
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Published: Puffin Books - December 27th, 2007

There were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, she realizes that things may soon change. This event sparks a movement throughout her town and region.


Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534462670
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris.

When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that w


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I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award!

An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut


I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.


Talkin' About Bessie: Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439352437
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Published: Orchard Books - November 1st, 2002

Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn't let that stop her.


Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters Cover Image
By Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375835278
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2010

Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that's made to be treasured!


Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


The Story of Ruby Bridges Cover Image
By Robert Coles, George Ford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780439472265
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2010

The inspirational true story of Ruby Bridges.

The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her.


Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062742469
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Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers! 


I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! 

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year*

A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers!


Hair Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525553366
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."
     - Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.


Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon Cover Image
By Kelly Lyons, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620149553
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Published: Lee & Low Books - January 14th, 2020

Jane Addams Book Award Finalist
2021 Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Title

You've seen the building. Now meet the man whose life went into it.


Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884487975
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

Coretta Scott King 2021 Honoree

A CBC Recommended Book • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Best Picture Book of 2020

Kirkus Starred Review

PW Starred Review

School Library Journal Starred Review


Firebird Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399166150
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014

In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.


The Case for Loving: Fight for Interracial Marriage: The Fight for Interracial Marriage Cover Image
By Sean Qualls (Illustrator), Selina Alko, Selina Alko (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545478533
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 27th, 2015

"I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about." -- Mildred Loving, June 12, 2007

For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v.


Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448453309
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 24th, 2009

As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.


Reach Higher: An Inspiring Photo Celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593173411
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Published: Yearling - December 8th, 2020

This visual celebration of Michelle Obama from an official White House photographer is perfect for young readers who want to know more about a beloved former First Lady.


Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448478630
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 15th, 2013

Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history.


She Persisted: Claudette Colvin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593115848
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Published: Philomel Books - February 2nd, 2021

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!


She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593115664
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Published: Philomel Books - January 5th, 2021

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!


Child of the Dream (Memoir of 1963) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338282818
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 1st, 2020

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.

In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns 13 the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration speech as governor of Alabama.


Kevin Durant (Real Sports Content Network Presents) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481482226
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Published: Aladdin - November 19th, 2019

Learn about NBA superstar Kevin Durant in this book in a nonfiction series about your favorite athletes’ childhoods and what (or who) helped them become the stars they are today!

He’s 6’ 9” with a wingspan of 7’ 5”, and everyone knows him as KD. He’s a two-time NBA champ, two-time Finals MVP, and four-time Scoring Champ.


Trailblazers: Simone Biles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593124529
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Bring history home with you and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of the most award-winning American gymnast. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.


Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter Cover Image
By Shani King, Jr Martin, Bobby C. (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884488897
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 19th, 2021

Booklist Star

A tender and powerful affirmation that Black lives have always mattered.

Black lives matter. That message would be self-evident in a just world, but in this world and this America, all children need to hear it again and again, and not just to hear it but to feel and know it.


The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328940629
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2019

A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of Americas greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPNs TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzlingportraits by Rob Ball.


DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson Cover Image
By Ebony Joy Wilkins, Charlotte Ager (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781465479129
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Published: DK Children - January 8th, 2019

In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and one of the subjects of the best-selling book and movie Hidden Figures.


DK Life Stories: Harriet Tubman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781465485427
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Published: DK Children - October 1st, 2019

In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped free many slaves.


Ida B. Wells: Discovering History's Heroes (Jeter Publishing) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534424845
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Published: Aladdin - August 27th, 2019

Jeter Publishing presents a brand-new series that celebrates men and women who altered the course of history but may not be as well-known as their counterparts.

Ida B.


Trailblazers: Harriet Tubman: A Journey to Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593124079
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Bring history home with you and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.


Trailblazers: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Fighting for Civil Rights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593124550
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2020

Bring history home and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of the civil rights leader whose peaceful fight for justice still motivates people today. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.


Trailblazers: Beyoncé: Queen of the Spotlight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593124437
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

Bring history home and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of one of the world's most famous singers. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.