Black History + Black Joy
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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$16.95ISBN: 9781561458257Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$17.99ISBN: 9781442420083Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$18.99ISBN: 9780316229692Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780593206607Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780399168567Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.
$18.99ISBN: 9780374307042Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781338574852Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$16.99ISBN: 9780374307523Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$18.99ISBN: 9780823438730Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$6.99ISBN: 9780142408940Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781534462670Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$17.99ISBN: 9780525518778Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.$17.99ISBN: 9780439352437Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780375835278Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!
$17.99ISBN: 9780316475143Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780439472265Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780062742469Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!$19.99ISBN: 9780062971067Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!$17.99ISBN: 9780525553366Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$17.99ISBN: 9780316519007Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$19.95ISBN: 9781620149553Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.95ISBN: 9780884487975Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$17.99ISBN: 9780399166150Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$18.99ISBN: 9780545478533Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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, 2007For 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.$5.99ISBN: 9780448453309Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$9.99ISBN: 9780593173411Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$5.99ISBN: 9780448478630Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$5.99ISBN: 9780593115848Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!$5.99ISBN: 9780593115664Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!$7.99ISBN: 9781338282818Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9781481482226Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780593124529Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.95ISBN: 9780884488897Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tilbury House Publishers - January 19th, 2021
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.$17.99ISBN: 9781328940629Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$5.99ISBN: 9781465479129Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$5.99ISBN: 9781465485427Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$6.99ISBN: 9781534424845Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780593124079Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780593124550Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780593124437Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.