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Rockwell, Anne F.

Summary: The true story of James Lafayette, a spy in the American Revolution. After America won its freedom, James returned to slavery. But James's fight for freedom wasn't over.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SPY

Buckley, James

Summary: African American educator, author, speaker, and advisor to presidents of the United States, Booker Taliaferro Washington was the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants during the late 1800s. As part of the last generation of leaders born into slavery, Booker believed that blacks could better progress in society through education and entrepreneurship, rather than trying to directly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 WAS

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WAS

Gregson, Susan R.

Summary: Examines the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American woman to publish a book, discussing her early life as a slave in Boston in the 1700s, the education and kind treatment she received from her owners, her experiences after being granted her freedom, and her later years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bridgestone Books 2002

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Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 KIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET KING

Slade, Suzanne.

Summary: Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

Summary: A biography of Elizabeth Coleman, who battled segregation, poverty, and gender discrimination in order to become the first licensed African-American female pilot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Coleman

Wilson, Jamia

Summary: "Join us on a journey across borders, through time and even through space to meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in a celebration of achievement. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. Discover how their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WIL

Bader, Bonnie

Summary: An introduction to the life Martin Luther King, Jr. Including how he organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and African American people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Jazynka, Kitson.

Summary: Introduces the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2012

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Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Harrison, Vashti

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Features female figures of black history, including abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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Hudson, Cheryl Willis

Summary: Profiles notable African American women in various fields from Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, and Ida B. Wells to Condoleeza Rice, Beyoncé, and the founders of Black Lives Matter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2020

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Harrison, Vashti

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Summary: Features female figures of black history, including pilot Bessie Coleman, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group 2018

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Summary: In graphic novel format, presents the life and achievements of the baseball player who became the first African American to play in the major leagues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Saddleback Educational Pub. 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 Robinson 2008

Summary: An illustrated introduction to the life of Harriet Tubman, who spoke out against slavery in the United States and saved hundreds of African Americans by leading them North on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB TUBMAN SKE

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Jump at the Sun Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 PIN

Barretta, Gene

Summary: When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own. Here, he rolled dirt between his fingers to check if plants needed more rain or sun. He protected roots through harsh winters, so plants could be reborn in the spring. He trimmed flowers, spread soil, studied life cycles. And it was in this very place that George’s love of nature sprouted into something...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAR

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 Carver 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921CAR

Gill, Joel Christian.

Summary: "Strange Fruit, Volume I, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentaryon nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fulcrum Publishing 2014

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Murphy, Frank

Summary: "A biography of Frederick Douglass covering his origins as slave and journey to becoming an abolitionist leader"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Jesse Owens, an African American track star who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, and dashed Hitler's hopes for an Aryan domination of the Games.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB OWENS ISR

Buckley, James

Summary: Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who became an Olympic legend and challenged Hitler's dream of Aryan superiority.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 OWE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET OWENS

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 DAV

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: Presents an illustrated biography of the man who spent his life pursuing his dream of equality and peace and was at the forefront of the civil rights movement until his assassination in 1968.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books For Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

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