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...

Chambers, Veronica.

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

Russell-Brown, Katheryn.

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

Berne, Emma Carlson.

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

Shaffer, Jody Jensen.

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

Shea, Nicole.

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

Mangal, Mélina.

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

Rappaport, Doreen.

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

Kanefield, Teri.

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

Nichols, Catherine.

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

Lucidon, Amanda.

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

Vander Hook, Sue.

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

Cline-Ransome.

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

Schmidt, Gary D.

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

Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel).

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

Buckley, James, Jr.

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

Bailey, Diane.

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

Lasky, Kathryn.

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

Wilkins, Ebony.

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

McKissack, Pat.

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

Calkhoven, Laurie.

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

Patrick, Denise Lewis.

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

Susienka, Kristen.

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

McKissack, Pat.

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

Flynn, Riley.

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

Easton, Emily.

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

Kennedy, Nancy B.

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

Hubbard, Crystal.

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

Herman, Gail.

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

Rappaport, Doreen.

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

Skinner, J. E.

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

Stout, Glenn.

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

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

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

Hancocks, Helen.

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

Orgill, Roxane.

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

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

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

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

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

Powell, Patricia Hruby.

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

Bolden, Tonya.

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

Wilson, Jamia.

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

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

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

McKissack, Pat.

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

Collins, Terry.

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

Bried, Erin.

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

Dray, Philip.

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