Black History Month

Young Adult books for Black History Month

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Paul Robeson : no one can silence me - Duberman, Martin B.,

Summary: "The life and legacy of vocal artist and civil rights icon Paul Robeson-one of the most important public figures in the twentieth century-adapted for young adults by the acclaimed Robeson...

Separate no more : the long road to Brown v. Board of Education - Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947-

Summary: An evocative chronicle of the battle that led to America's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling shares insights into the abuses of the "separate but equal" system and how such courageous...

Contents: Prologue: The end of a long wait -- Separate -- Land of Lincoln -- Resistance -- From the ashes of Springfield -- To the courts -- The red summer -- Passing the torch: The new Negro movement -- The...

The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Young Readers Edition - Theoharis, Jeanne,

Summary: "This definitive biography of Rosa Parks accessibly examines her six decades of activism, challenging young readers perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement."--

Contents: A (Shy) Rebel Is Born -- Following Rules and Breaking Some Too -- Introducing Raymond Parks: "The First Real Activist I Ever Met" -- The Newest Member of the NAACP -- Organizing in the Face of...

The awakening of Malcolm X - Shabazz, Ilyasah,

Summary: While in Charlestown Prison in the 1940s, young Malcolm Little reads all the books in the library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam, and emerges as Malcolm X.

Angel of Greenwood - Pink, Randi,

Summary: Randi Pink's The Angel of Greenwood is a historical YA novel that takes place during the Greenwood Massacre of 1921, in an area of Tulsa, OK, known as the "Black Wall Street." "Seventeen-year-old...

Harlem stomp! : a cultural history of the Harlem Renaissance - Hill, Laban Carrick,

Summary: Explores the literary, artistic, and intellectual creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and discusses the lives and work of Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other notable...

Freedom Summer for young people : the violent season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy - Watson, Bruce, 1953-

Summary: "In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black...

Contents: Before: Mississippi at a crossroads -- A risky bus ride -- The past is "not even past" -- Freedom Street -- Battleground for America -- "It is sure enough changing" -- The sickness and the scars --...

Daughters of jubilation - Corthron, Kara Lee,

Summary: In the Jim Crow South, white supremacy reigns and tensions are high. But Evalene Deschamps has other things to worry about. She has two little sisters to look after, an overworked single mother,...

Fights : one boy's triumph over violence - Gill, Joel Christian,

Summary: "Fights is the visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape of rough city streets and...

Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you - Reynolds, Jason,

Summary: "A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, adapted from the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning"--

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