Lists and Suggestions

List: Positive Change Makers

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong, author.

Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a...

Van Ness, Jonathan, author.

Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth...

Stewart, Jeffrey C., 1950- author.

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to ...

Reynolds, Toby, author.

Profiles thirty-six women who fought for freedom, and forged new paths to help change society, incl...

Carter, Stephen L., 1954- author.

She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of sl...

Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-

A portrait of Elizabethan England and how it contributed to the making of William Shakespeare discu...

Copeland, Misty.

As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Co...

Mortenson, Greg.

One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches o...

Giddings, Paula.

Traces the life and legacy of the nineteenth-century activist and pioneer, documenting her birth int...

Lewis, John, 1940-2020.

A first-hand account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his you...

Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010.

Dr. Height, the president of the National Council of Negro Women, recalls her childhood battles with...

Hesse, María, author, illustrator.

Introduces English-language readers to Kahlo's life, from her childhood and the accident that ...

Charles, Tami, author.

Serena Williams is the most decorated female tennis player of all time. She's been ranked #1 b...

Ramírez, Leonard G.

Overflowing with powerful testimonies of six female community activists who have lived and worked in...

Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989- author, illustrator.

Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists - from the 11th century to today - from the au...

Reston, James, Jr., 1941- author.

A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story of the ferocious "art war" that raged betw...

Ewing, Eve L., author.

“Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools.” That’s how Eve L. Ewing op...

Barnet, Andrea, author.

Change is sometimes sparked by unexpected figures--outsiders whose clarity of vision and strength o...

Reyburn, Susan, author.

In this compelling new book from the Library of Congress, where the Parks Collection is housed, the...

Lewis, David Levering., 1936-

A definitive biography of the African-American author and scholar chronicles DuBois's life from...