Kids' Books for Black History Month 2020
Come visit our Children's Department to shop our displays of kids' books for Black History Month! Scroll down to shop some of our titles.
An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.$16.99ISBN: 9780823439607Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Holiday House - August 14th, 2018
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
When eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.$17.99ISBN: 9781681198521Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 8th, 2019
Recipient of a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor
Winner of the 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
A NYPL Top Ten of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year$17.99ISBN: 9781534440838Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematici$8.99ISBN: 9780062662378Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2016
The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller!
This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.$9.95ISBN: 9781523507719Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Workman Publishing Company - April 2nd, 2019
Your Mission: Find Mary’s secret diary using spycraft stools to uncover hidden codes!
It’s a true story of bravery: Mary Bowser was an African American spy for the Union who worked as a maid in the mansion of Confederate Jefferson Davis.$5.99ISBN: 9781465474353Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: DK Children - January 8th, 2019
In this kids' biography, discover the amazing story of Martin Luther King Jr., whose powerful words and dreams for the future inspired the world.$5.99ISBN: 9781465485427Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: DK Children - October 1st, 2019
In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped free many slaves.$5.99ISBN: 9781465479129Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: DK Children - January 8th, 2019
In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and one of the subjects of the best-selling book and movie Hidden Figures.$17.99ISBN: 9781419731600Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - January 8th, 2019$19.99ISBN: 9780316436427Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Black Dog & Leventhal - January 2nd, 2018
A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history -- from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement --by award-winning author Jabari Asim.$17.99ISBN: 9780439425926Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Scholastic Inc. - February 1st, 2004A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter.
Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist.$17.95ISBN: 9781609808822Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Triangle Square - January 22nd, 2019
"It takes a man of peace to stop a war."$17.99ISBN: 9781624146909Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Page Street Kids - April 16th, 2019
Miles can’t sleep.
Taps his toes,
snaps his fingers,
can’t stop thinking of ways
to make music his own.$17.99ISBN: 9781534404755Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 8th, 2019
“A detail-rich picture book.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Straightforward and inviting.” —School Library Journal
From award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome and acclaimed illustrator Raúl Colón comes the sensitive, informative, and inspiring picture book biography of the remarkable mathematician Katherine Johnson, one o$18.99ISBN: 9781626728721Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Roaring Brook Press - September 25th, 2018
From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.$18.99ISBN: 9781481465618Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Beach Lane Books - September 25th, 2018
“When Barbara Jordan talked, we listened.” —Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton
Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice—and she knew how to use it!$18.95ISBN: 9781944903848Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Cameron - September 24th, 2019$17.99ISBN: 9781419736537Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - November 12th, 2019$17.99ISBN: 9781629799391Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Calkins Creek - January 7th, 2020
In 1854, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings, an African American schoolteacher, fought back when she was unjustly denied entry to a New York City streetcar, sparking the beginnings of the long struggle to gain equal rights on public transportation.$17.99ISBN: 9781481462891Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 14th, 2020
“A powerful story.” —The Horn Book
“A worthy addition to children’s biography collections.” —Booklist
“A solid treatment of an important but little-known figure, and it may prompt kids to think about the role and composition of a free press.” —BCCB
“Cline-Ransome tells [Ethel$16.99ISBN: 9781580898270Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Charlesbridge - November 28th, 2017
A stunning picture-book biography of the High Priestess of Soul and one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.