Black History Month

Every February people in the United States and America remember important people and events in the history of African Americans. People learn about the enslavement of African Americans and what took place during the Civil Rights Movement. In addition they learn about the lives of famous African Americans such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and others. You can find features about other famous African Americans using the search feature on this website.

We Troubled the Waters

We Troubled the Waters

Ntozake Shange
Illustrator:  Rod Brown 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 to 10
HarperCollins, 2009   ISBN: 978-0061337352
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Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Shane W. Evans 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Schwartz & Wade, 2015   ISBN: 978-0385390286
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D Is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet

D Is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet

Nancy I. Sanders
Illustrator:  E.B. Lewis 
Poetry and nonfiction picture book
For ages 6 to 9
Sleeping Bear Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1585362936
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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Selina Alko
Illustrator:  Selina Alko , Sean Qualls 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Scholastic, 2015   ISBN: 978-0545478533
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28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World

Charles R. Smith Jr.
Illustrator:  Shane W. Evans 
Poetry and Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Roaring Brook Press, 2015   ISBN: 978-1596438200
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Ekua Holmes 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Candlewick, 2015   ISBN: 978-0763665319
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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Don Tate
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2015   ISBN: 978-1561458257
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A dance like starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream

A dance like starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream

Kristy Dempsey
Illustrator:  Floyd Cooper 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Penguin, 2015   ISBN: 978-0399252846
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The Amazing age of John Roy Lynch

The Amazing age of John Roy Lynch

Chris Barton
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Eerdmans, 2015   ISBN: 978-0802853790
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Howard Thurman's Great Hope

Howard Thurman's Great Hope

Kai Jackson Issa
Illustrator:  Arthur L. Dawson 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Lee & Low Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-1600608902
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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Karen Deans
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Holiday House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0823419708
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a century

Leontyne Price: Voice of a century

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Raul Colon 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2015 
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Heroes for Civil Rights

Heroes for Civil Rights

David A. Adler
Illustrator:  Bill Farnsworth 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
Holiday House, 2007   ISBN: 978-0823420087
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Voices from the march on Washington

Voices from the march on Washington

J. Patrick Lewis , George Ella Lyon
Poetry
For ages 11 and up
Boyds Mills Press, 2014   ISBN: 978-1620917855
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It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor started to Draw

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor started to Draw

Don Tate
Illustrator:  R. Gregory Christie 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Lee and Low Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-1600602603
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