Black Lives Matter

Overground railroad book cover

Overground railroad

Lesa Cline-Ransome

jE Cline-Ransome
Picture Books, Black History, Black Lives Matter

"A girl named Ruth Anne tells the story of her family's train journey from North Carolina to New York City as part of the Great Migration"--

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The youngest marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist book cover

The youngest marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist

Cynthia Levinson

jE Levinson
Picture Books, Black History, Black Lives Matter

Presents the life of nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks who became the youngest known child to be arrested for picketing against Birmingham segregation practices in 1963.

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That is my dream! : a picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream variation" book cover

That is my dream! : a picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream variation"

Langston Hughes

jE Hughes
Picture Books, Black Lives Matter

"Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares...An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different life--one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arms wide in the face of the sun"--

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Hey black child book cover

Hey black child

Useni Eugene Perkins

jE Perkins
Picture Books, Black Lives Matter

"A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dream big and achieve their goals"--

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Black is a rainbow color book cover

Black is a rainbow color

Angela Joy

jE Joy
Picture Books, Black Lives Matter

"A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on"--

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The roots of rap : 16 bars on the 4 pillars of hip-hop book cover

The roots of rap : 16 bars on the 4 pillars of hip-hop

Carole Boston Weatherford

jE Weatherford
Picture Books, Black Lives Matter, Black History

Presents the history of hip-hop including how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and breakdancing that formed around the art form.

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Crown : an ode to the fresh cut book cover

Crown : an ode to the fresh cut

Derrick D. Barnes

jE Barnes
Picture Books, Black Lives Matter

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

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