Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Black History Month for Grades 4-6

Alexander, Kwame.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wre...

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the l...

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Also available in Overdrive. In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in B...

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Also available in Overdrive. With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest ...

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Also available in Overdrive. The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an Afr...

Draper, Sharon M.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear ...

Levine, Kristin

In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divide...

Moore, David Barclay.

Also available in Overdrive. Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother'...

Patterson, James.

Also available in Overdrive. A biographical novel tells the story of Cassius Clay, the determined b...

Reynolds, Jason.

Also available in Overdrive. "When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything...

Scattergood, Augusta.

Also available in Overdrive. In the summer of 1964 as she is about to turn twelve, Glory's tow...

Taylor, Mildred D.

Also available in Overdrive. A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930...

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oak...

Montclare, Brandon.

Lunella can't wait to study the Omni-Wave Projector she found, but when it's activated du...

Hegedus, Bethany.

"A biography of African American writer, performer, and activist Maya Angelou, who turned a ch...

Bridges, Ruby.

Also available in Overdrive. Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges--who, at the age of six, was the fi...

Hoose, Phillip M..

Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the fir...

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Also available in Hoopla. Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired b...

Grimes, Nikki.

"The first-ever picture book biography on Senator Kamala Harris"-- ...

Johnson, Katherine G.

"The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo...

Barton, Chris.

"A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan."--Provided...

Moss, Caroline.

In this imaginatively illustrated book from the Work It, Girl series, discover how Michelle became ...

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked. A...

Alko, Selina.

Presents quotes on civil rights from important and influential figures, including Queen Lili'u...

Dionne, Evette.

"For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-openi...

Bolden, Tonya.

Also available in Hoopla. "Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the black women who have...

Shetterly, Margot Lee.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributi...

Orgill, Roxane.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the Americ...

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Presents the history of hip-hop including, how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, t...

Copeland, Misty.

Also available in Overdrive. Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New Yo...

DePrince, Michaela.

"The memoir of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra...

Powell, Patricia Hruby.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advo...

Rappaport, Doreen.

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

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Also available in Overdrive. "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells th...

Alexander, Kwame.

Also available in Overdrive. "The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to...

Latham, Irene.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black...

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Also available in Hoopla. In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andre...

Reiss, Stephen.

"A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents 44 of America's greatest movers and...

Wilson, Jamia.

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

Harrison, Vashti.

Also available in Overdrive. Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti ...

Hudson, Cheryl Willis.

An illustrated biographical compilation of over fifty African American women from the 1700s through...

Sheinkin, Steve.

Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy se...

Asim, Jabari.

"Critically acclaimed writer Jabari Asim guides readers ages 9-12 through the history of Afric...

Smith, Charles R., Jr.

Also available in Overdrive. "A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutioniz...

Souza, Pete.

"Pete Souza served as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama's full ...