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When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
by Pam Ryan
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Young readers are introduced to one of opera's most important singers, known for her historic 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial which drew an integrated crowd of over 75,000 in pre-Civil Rights America. Full color.... (read more)

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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
by Kareem Abdul-jabbar
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most famous and accomplished basketball players in U.S. history. Since retiring from the sport, he has committed himself to bringing history and social studies to young people and has written seven books, including the... (read more)

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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
by Raymond Bial
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Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly articulate photographs, examples of stations on the Railroad, along with images of the routes, lives, and hardships of both the passengers and conductors.... (read more)

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Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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"The Pinkneys (Hand in Hand) return with a vibrant, upbeat tribute to two prominent civil rights figures and friends, preacher Martin Luther King Jr. and singer Mahalia Jackson. Both used their powerful voices to stir people to action: 'Martin's sermons... (read more)

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Martin Luther King, JR.
Martin Luther King, JR.
by Robert E. Jakoubek
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- Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African Americans- Straightforward and objective writing- Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia- Essential for multicultural... (read more)

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Rosa
Rosa
by Nikki Giovanni
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A story of little ballerinas with big dreams. Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams dont always... (read more)

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I Have a Dream
I Have a Dream
by Martin Luther King
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Illustrated in full color by 15 Coretta Scott King Award and Honor-winning artists, this volume--the first illustrated edition of Dr. King's monumental speech given on August 28, 1963--is now available in a paperback edition.... (read more)

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I Have a Dream [With CD (Audio)]
I Have a Dream [With CD (Audio)]
by Martin Luther King Jr. and Kadir Nelson
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A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his... (read more)

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Ellington Was Not a Street
Ellington Was Not a Street
by Ntozake Shange and Kadir Nelson
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In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the majestic paintings of... (read more)

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Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace
Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace
by Linda Granfield
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The story of slavery, a man, and the worlds most beloved hymn. John Newton led a rich life. He was a God-fearing man and a successful seafaring trader; his cargo was a lucrative business, for his wares were human beings. In 1748, Newtons ship, the... (read more)

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The Pullman Porter
The Pullman Porter
by Vanita Oelschlager
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Children and adults under the age of 40 are forgetting about the Pullman Porter. They were very important figures in the history of American. This book will teach children and adults, who the porters were and why they were so important in our history... (read more)

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I Want to Be Free
I Want to Be Free
by Joseph Slate
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Before I die, I want to be free. But the Big Man says, ?You belong to me.? A runaway slave has broken the chains that bound him, but as he sets out for the land of the free, he still carries the weight of an iron ring around his ankle. As long as it... (read more)

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Five Brave Explorers (Great Black Heroes)
Five Brave Explorers (Great Black Heroes)
by Wade Hudson
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Follows five explorers: Mae Jemison, space traveler; Esteban, who discovered Arizona and New Mexico; James Beckwourth, who developed the American West; Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, founder of the city of Chicago; and Matthew Henson, the first African... (read more)

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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary
by Walter Dean Myers
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Few men in American history are as controversial as Malcolm X. In this provocative biography, Myers, winner of a Newbery Honor and four-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, presents a forthright portrait of a complex man whose life reflected the major... (read more)

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Growing Up in Slavery (07 Edition)
Growing Up in Slavery (07 Edition)
by Taylor
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Ten slaves—all under the age of 19—tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full-length autobiographies. These accounts, selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of... (read more)

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A Kid's Guide to African American History
A Kid's Guide to African American History
by Nancy Sanders
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What do all these people have in common: the first man to die in the American Revolution, a onetime chief of the Crow Nation, the inventors of peanut butter and the portable X-ray machine, and the first person to make a wooden clock in this... (read more)

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Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century
Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century
by Linda Tarrant Reid
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Discovering Black America offers readers an unprecedented account of more than 400 years of African American history set against a background of American and global events. The book begins with a black sailor aboard the Niña with Christopher... (read more)

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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
by Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson
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This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.... (read more)

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Martin Luther King, JR.: A Dream of Hope (Sterling Biographies)
Martin Luther King, JR.: A Dream of Hope (Sterling Biographies)
by Alice Fleming
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I have a dream. Those rousing words, spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr. at an historic civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., brought hope to those who listened: hope that in the future there might not be two Americas—one black and one white—... (read more)

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The Story of Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad (Dell Yearling Biography)
The Story of Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad (Dell Yearling Biography)
by Kate Mcmullan
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From the time she was a small child, Harriet Tubman was forced to work in the fields and was treated badly by her owner. Finally, leaving her family behind, she ran away to the North, where she became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad —... (read more)

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