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Author:
Veronica Lawlor
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.
Author:
Roxanne Orgill
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of Louis Armstrong as a boy and how he was sent to The Colored Waif's Home, where a music teacher discovers Louis' musical talent and gives him a cornet.
Author:
Toyomi Igus
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
An overview of jazz from its African origins through to hip-hop. Each two-page section includes a prose poem, a historical timeline, and a painting.
Author:
Vivien Owens
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
This fictional story tells of a young woman's encounter with American Civil Rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune and its impact on her life.
Author:
Joyce Carol Thomas
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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The story of a brave African-American woman in her pursuit of pioneering a home.
Author:
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated version of the famous speech by Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.
Author:
Angela Johnson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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This powerfully illustrated picture book looks at legendary engineer Casey Jones through the eyes of a fictional black child who toils in a cotton field near the railroad tracks.
Author:
Jim Haskins
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This brief autobiography introduces readers to Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott.
Author:
White Linda Arms
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This picture book biography introduces readers to Esther Morris, the driving force behind suffrage in Wyoming and the first woman to hold elected office in the United States.
Author:
Jerry Stanley
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Based on interviews and personal recollections, this book intertwines the experiences of Shi Nomura, a high school senior about to propose to his girlfriend, with the larger historical narrative of Japanese internment.
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