Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Black History Month National Portrait Gallery

Barretta, Gene

The inspirational story of George Washington Carver and his childhood secret garden is brought to l... More

Chambers, Veronica.

"A picture book biography celebrating the life and contributions of Shirley Chisholm, the firs... More

Russell-Brown, Katheryn.

"A picture biography of educator and politician Shirley Chisholm, who in 1968 was the first Bl... More

Berne, Emma Carlson.

Also available in Hoopla. Frederick Douglass abolitionist, writer, political activist, reformer has ... More

Shaffer, Jody Jensen.

Also available in Hoopla. How did Frederick Douglas escape from slavery? How did he make a differen... More

Shea, Nicole.

Also available in Hoopla. Frederick Douglass's life was so incredible that it took him three au... More

Mangal, Mélina.

Also available in Overdrive. Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American scientis... More

Rappaport, Doreen.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Illustrated by Bryan Collier Winner of the 2001 NY Times Bes... More

Kanefield, Teri.

Also available in Hoopla. "Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was a US Supreme Court Justice and imp... More

Nichols, Catherine.

Also available in Hoopla. A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career family... More

Lucidon, Amanda.

"A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama, coupled with personal re... More

Vander Hook, Sue.

Explores the life of former Secretary of State, Colin Powell. ... More


Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in ... More

Schmidt, Gary D.

Also available in Hoopla. A picture-book biography of Sojourner Truth, who "was born into slav... More

Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel).

Presents information about Harriet Tubman, from her childhood in slavery to brave escape to the Nor... More

Buckley, James, Jr.

African American educator, author, speaker, and advisor to presidents of the United States, Booker ... More

Bailey, Diane.

Presents the life and accomplishments of the activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, a... More

Lasky, Kathryn.

A biography of an African girl brought to New England as a slave in 1761 who became famous on both ... More

Wilkins, Ebony.

Also available in Hoopla. "Malcolm X is known as a leader of the civil rights movement. He fac... More

McKissack, Pat.

"Read about Mary McLeod Bethune's life. Discover how she started a school, and worked in ... More

Calkhoven, Laurie.

"A ready-to-read level 3 biography of Shirley Chisholm, who, in 1972 became the first African-... More

Patrick, Denise Lewis.

The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinar... More

Susienka, Kristen.

Also available in Hoopla. "Rosa Parks is best known as the woman who helped start the Montgome... More

McKissack, Pat.

"A simple biography about Madam CJ Walker for early readers"--Provided by publisher. ... More

Flynn, Riley.

"Simple text and photographs present the life of Booker T. Washington"-- ... More

Easton, Emily.

From Samuel Adams to the students from Parkland, march through history with the heroic revolutionar... More

Kennedy, Nancy B.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "A bold new collection showcasing the trailblazing ind... More

Hubbard, Crystal.

"A biography of African American tennis champion Arthur Ashe, a pioneering minority athlete kn... More

Herman, Gail.

An introduction to the life and career of baseball's Jackie Robinson. ... More

Rappaport, Doreen.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinso... More

Skinner, J. E.

Also available in Hoopla. Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often t... More

Stout, Glenn.

Mention the name Muhammad Ali and people the world over will know exactly who you're talking ... More

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who... More

Hancocks, Helen.

The inspiring, true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe... More

Orgill, Roxane.

Follows the beloved American jazz singer's rise to fame, describing the difficult historical a... More

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Also available in Hoopla. A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of &q... More

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

Also available in Hoopla. "Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in th... More

Powell, Patricia Hruby.

Also available in Overdrive. A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josep... More

Bolden, Tonya.

Here, ideal for African-American History Month, is a stunningly beautiful book consisting of po... More

Wilson, Jamia.

"Join us on a journey across borders, through time and even through space to meet 52 icons of ... More

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized... More

McKissack, Pat.

"A simple biography for early readers about Louis Armstrong's life"--Provided by pub... More

Collins, Terry.

Also available in Hoopla. "Describes the life of Louis Armstrong, focusing on his rise as a pop... More

Bried, Erin.

"...a collection of inspiring comics about twenty-five extraordinary women who made a racket, ... More

Dray, Philip.

Also available in Hoopla. Biography of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a journalist and teacher who wrote abo... More