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Title

Genre

Lexile

Bolden, Tanya

Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America

NF

1130

Coleman, Robin

Say It Loud!: African-American audiences, Media, and identity

NF Essays

 

Crow, Chris

Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmitt Till Case

Mississippi Trial, 1955

NF

F

1210

870

Curtis, Christopher Paul

www.randomhouse.com/authors

Bud, Not Buddy

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

* Any title by this author

F

F

1000

950

Dove, Rita

On the Bus with Rosa Parks

* Any title by this author

Poetry

1030

Draper, Sharon

www.sharondraper.com

Battle of Jericho

Copper Sun

Darkness Before Dawn

Double Dutch

Forged by Fire

Romiette and Julio

Tears of a Tiger

We Beat the Streets

Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs (Series)

F

F

F

F

F

F

NF

NF

F

700

820

670

760

780

610

700

720-900

Feelings, Tom

The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo

NF

NP

Fisher, Antwoine

Finding Fish

NF

1080

Flake, Sharon G.

www.sharonflake.com

Begging for Change

Bang

Money Hungry

The Skin I’m In

Who Am I Without Him?

F

F

F

F

F

1060

590

650

670

650

Giovanni, Nikki

www.nikkigiovanni.com

Rosa

*Any title by this author

NF

900

       

Grimes, Nikki

The Bronx Masquerade

Dark Sons

F

670

Hamilton, Virginia

www.virginiahamilton.com  

Hamilton, Virginia

www.virginiahamilton.com  

Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

Bluish: A Novel

Cousins

The House of Dies Drear

Many Thousand Gone

M.C. Higgins the Great

The Mystery of Drear House

The People Could Fly

The Planet of Junior Brown

Second Cousins

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

W.E.B. Dubois

A White Romance

*Any title by this author

NF

F

F

F

NF

F

F

F

F

F

F

Bio

F

860

460

580

670

990

620

540

660

730

460

550

490

Johnson, Angela

www.aalbc.com/authors

First Part Last

Girls Speak Out: Finding Your True Self

I Dream of Trains

* Any title by this author

F

F

NF

790

790

1040

Lester, Julius

Day of Tears

HF

NP

Meyers, Walter Dean

www.harperchildrens.com

Autobiography of My Dead Brother

Bad Boy

Fallen Angels

Monster

Handbook for Boys

Scorpion

Somewhere in the Darkness

Shooter

Slam

Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

F

NF

F

F

F

F

NF

Bio

830

970

650

670

740

610

640

690

750

1050

Moses, Sheila

I, Dred Scott

The Legend of Buddy Bush

Return of Buddy Bush

NF

NF

NF

760

780

Nelson, Marilyn

A Wreath for Emmett Till

Poetry

NP

Pinkney, Andrea

Bill Pickett: Rodeo Ridin’ Cowboy

NF

AD1000

Ryan, Pam Munoz

When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson the voice of the Century

NF

780

Taylor, Mildred

www.randomhouse.com/authors

The Land

The Friendship

The Gold Cadillac

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Let the Circle be Unbroken

Mississippi Bridge

The Road to Memphis

Song of the Trees

The Well: David’s Story

* Any title by this author

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

750

650

920

850

810

670

710

760

Tillage, Leon

Leon’s Story

NF

970

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People

Poetry

NP

Woodson, Jacqueline

www.jacquelinewoodson.com

If You Come Softly

Miracle’s Boys

Locomotion

The Other Side

* Any title by this author

F

F

Poetry

F

570

660

NP

AD300