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African-American History Booklist


Chapter Books and Folktales

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem What Color is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors
While twins Ella and Herbie help the handyman Mr. Mital work on their new home, he tells them about such inventors as Granville Woods, Dr. Henry T. Sampson, and James West, giving them a new view of their heritage as African-Americans.
2012 J ABDUL
Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains: Seeds of America
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
2008 J ANDER
Brewer, Carolinel Barack Obama: A Hip Hop Tale of King's Dream Come True
Inspired by the life of U. S. President Barack Obama.
2009 J BREWE
Curtis,Christopher Paul The Mighty Miss Malone
With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.
2012 J CURTI
Curtis,Christopher Paul The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963: A Novel
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
1995 J CURTI
Fox, Paula The Slave Dancer
Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
1973 J FOX
Hamilton, Virginia Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales
Collection of 19 folktales, legends, and true stories celebrating the heroic cunning, patience, and courage of African-American women and girls.
1995 J398.2 HAMIL
Hamilton, Virginia When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing: The Adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and Their Friends
A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on those African American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War.
1996 J398.24
Lester, Julius John Henry
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
1994 J398.21 LESTE
Lester, Julius The Tales of Uncle Remus
Retellings of the Afro-American tales about the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies. Published in 4 volumes.
1987-1994 J398.2 LESTE
Lyons, Mary Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs
A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842.
1992 J LYONS
McKissack, Patricia Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters
A collection of tales, told to the author by her grandparents, combines humor, legend, and horror and is based on early-20th-century African-American oral history.
2006 J MCKIS
McKissack, Patricia Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt
As a young African American girl pieces her first quilt together, the history of her family, community, and the struggle for justice and freedom in Gee's Bend, Alabama unfolds
2008 J MCKIS
McKissack, Patricia The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.
1992 J MCKIS
Parker, Toni Trent Sienna's Scrapbook: Our African-American Heritage Trip
A young girl's parents take her and her brother on a summer trip to visit the sites of African American history.
2005 J PARKE
San Souci, Robert The Faithful Friend
A retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in which two friends, Clement and Hippolyte, encounter love, zombies, and danger on the island of Martinique.
1995 J398.2 SANSO
Taylor, Mildred The Well: David's Story
In Mississippi in the early 1900s ten-year-old David Logan's family generously shares their well water with both white and black neighbors in an atmosphere of potential racial violence.
1995 J TAYLO
Yarbrough, Camille Cornrows
Explains how the hair style of cornrows, a symbol in Africa since ancient times, can today in this country symbolize the courage of outstanding African-Americans.
1979 J

Early Readers

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Gayle, Sharon Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train
Introduces Harriet Tubman, from her birth into slavery, through her daring escape to freedom in the north, to her tireless efforts during the Civil War to free other slave via the Underground Railroad.
2003 JB T79GA
Hopkinson, Deborah From Slave to Soldier
A boy who hates being a slave joins the Union Army to fight for freedom, and proves himself brave and capable of handling a mule team when the need arises.
2005 JER HOPKI
Merchant, Peter Sojourner Truth: Path to Glory
An introduction to the African American abolitionist.
2007 JB T777MER
O'Connor, Jim Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball
Over 40 years ago Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major-league baseball. Here's a dramatic recap of that event as well as a fascinating look at the little-known days of the Negro leagues--the barnstorming, the great teams, and the legendary players.
1989 JB R577OC
Patrick, Denise Lewis A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Relates an incident from the childhood of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., when his best friend's father said they could no longer play together because "colored and white can't mix."
2003 JB K585PATR

Non-Fiction

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Ball, Charles Charles Ball and American Slavery
"…the autobiography of a black slave in the United States. Separated from his mother and sisters at an auction sale, her describes his life as a slave, the exciting story of his escape, and his life as a free man…"--back cover.
1995 JB B20C
Barbour, Karen Mr. Williams
An African American describes what life was like for him as a young boy growing up in the small rural town of Arcadia, Louisiana, when Calvin Coolidge was president, children worked in the fields, and life was much simpler.
2005 JB W6731BA
Bolden, Tonya George Washington Carver
Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, the book traces Carvers life, discoveries, and legacy.
2008 JB C256B
Burleigh, Robert Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson, Against the Odds
It's September 1955, game one of the World Series, and Jackie Robinson is about to do the unbelievable -- steal home. Includes many interesting facts about Jackie Robinson's life. Picture book format.
2007 JB R577B
Cloud Tapper, Suzanne Voices from Slavery's Past
Contains compelling stories about slaves, slave owners, abolitionists, and the whole concept of how slavery affected America.
2004 J973.0496 CLOUD
Coles, Robert The Story of Ruby Bridges
For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.
1995 JB B76C
Douglass, Frederick Escape from Slavery
A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.
1994 JB D748DO
Edwards, Pamela Duncan The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks
"Take a ride through history in this unique retelling of what happened when one brave woman refused to stand up so the a white passenger could sit down."--inside front cover.
2005 JB P237ED
Giovanni, Nikki Rosa
The story of how Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama on Dec. 1, 1955, and of how her quiet determination helped to change American history.
2005 JB P237G
Halfmann, Janet Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story
A biography of Robert Smalls who, during the Civil War, commandeered the Confederate ship Planter to carry his family and twelve other slaves to freedom, and went on to become a United States Congressman working toward African American advancement.
2008 JB SM18HA
Halliburton, Warren J. The Fighting Red Tails: America's First Black Airmen
A history of the 332nd Fighter Group, an all-Black flying squadron which achieved recognition for its combat proficiency in World War II.
1978 J940.544
Hamilton, Virginia Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom
Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.
1993 J973.7 HAMIL
Haskins, James The Freedom Rides
Chronicles the struggle to overturn the laws of segregation that dealt with transportation: from Morgan vs. Commonwealth of Virginia to the Freedom Rides. These rides captured the attention of the nation and the world. By the end of the Freedom Rides, imp
1995 J323.1 HASKI
Hoose, Phillip Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Hoose tells the story of Claudette Colvin, an important but largely unknown figure in the Civil Rights movement, who at age 15 was arrested and jailed for not giving up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.
2009 JB C726H
Igus, Toyomi I See the Rhythm
Chronicles and captures poetically the history, mood, and movement of African American music.
1998 J780.89 IGUS
Keeler, Patricia Drumbeat in Our Feet
Informative passages and lyrical verse explore the history and rhythmic qualities of traditional African dance as performed long ago and today.
2006 J793.3196
Krull, Kathleen Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman
A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.
1996 JB R8355W
Lawrence, Jacob The Great Migration: An American Story
A series of paintings chronicles the journey of African Americans who, like the artist's family, left the rural South in the early twentieth century to find a better life in the industrial North.
1993 J759.13
Levine, Ellen …If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King
Focuses on the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Helps children learn what it was like to participate in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, stage a sit-in at a lunch counter, and more.
1990 J323.1
Malaspina, Ann Phillis Sings Out Freedom : the story of George Washington and Phillis Wheatley
Shares the story of the African American poet Phillis Wheatley who wrote a poem of encouragement for George Washington.
2010 J973.41 MALAS
Medina, Tony I and I: Bob Marley
"A biography in verse about the Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley, offering an overview of key events and themes in his life, including his biracial heritage, Rastafarian beliefs, and love of music. End notes on poems provide further biographical information."--Provided by publisher.
2009 JB M34I
McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter
A chronicle of the first black-controlled union, made up of Pullman porters, who after years of unfair labor practices staged a battle against a corporate giant resulting in a "David and Goliath" ending.
1989 J331.88
McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.
1994 J975.5 MCKIS
McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick Frederick Douglass: Leader Against Slavery
An easy-to-read biography of the famous abolitionist; part of the Great African Americans series.
2002 JB D748MA, 2002
McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick Hard Labor: The First African Americans, 1619
2004 J973.0496 MCKIS
Murcia, Rebecca Thatcher The Civil Rights Movement: A Movement that Changed America
In the 1960s, African Americans and their white supporters organized a movement that changed American society profoundly.
2005 J323.11 MURCI
Myers, Walter Dean Now is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom
A history of the African-American struggle for freedom and equality, beginning with the capture of Africans in 1619, continuing through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and into contemporary times.
1991 J973.04 MYERS
Nelson, Kadir Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans
An simple introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama.
2011 J973.0496 NELSO
Nelson, Kadir We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.
2008 J796.357 NELSO
Nelson, Marilyn Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World
A look at a 1940's all-female jazz band, that originated from a boarding school in Mississippi and found its way to the most famous ballrooms in the country, offering solace during the hard years of the war.
2009 J781.654 NELSO
Nelson, Scott Reynolds Ain't Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry
Nelson recounts his search for the facts of John Henry’s life. A lively, insightful introduction to how history is written.
2008 J973.0496
Osborne, Linda Barrettl Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery and the Civil War through Reconstruction
First-person accounts from slave narratives, journals, diaries, and other sources provide an overview of the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1800 to 1877.
2009 J973.7415 OSBOR
Parker, Robert Andrew Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum
The story of the young Art Tatum, who became one of the all-time greats of jazz piano.
2008 JB T189P
Partridge, Elizabethl Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
Recounts the three months of protest that took place before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to promote equal rights and help African-Americans earn the right to vote.
2009 J323.1196 PARTR
Pastan, Amy Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Photographic Story of a Life
A biography of the famous civil rights leader, complete with original photos, sidebars, and timelines.
2004 JB K585PAS
Pinkney, Andrea Davis Alvin Ailey
Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience.
1993 JB AI5PI
Pinkney, Andrea Davis Dear Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker was born free when most blacks were still enslaved. A self-taught mathematician and astronomer, he was the author of the first published almanac written by a black man. Throughout his life Bannecker was troubled that all blacks were not
1994 JB B226P
Pinkney, Andrea Davis Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride
Picture book biography of the 19th-century African-American abolitionist and reformer; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
2009 JB T777PI
Rappaport, Doreen Escape from Slavery
Five accounts of black slaves who managed to escape to freedom during the period preceding the Civil War.
1991 J973.04
Rappaport, Doreen Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A picture book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story.
2001 JB K585RA
Rappaport, Doreen The School is not White! A True Story of the Civil Rights Movement
The Carter family stuggles to integrate an all-white school in Drew, Mississippi, in 1965.
2005 J379.263
Ringgold, Faith If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
A picture-book biography of the African American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama.
1999 JB P237R
Ryan, Pam Munoz When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.
2002 JB AN243RY
Sanders, Nancy I. D is for Drinking Gourd
Using the alphabet to introduce its contents, this book introduces topics such as abolitionists, cowboys, Harlem Renaissance and Kwanzaa.
2007 J973.0496
Shange, Ntozake Coretta Scott
Picture-book biography of Coretta Scott King, illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
2009 JB K583SH
Smith, Charles R. Stars in the Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934
Come step back in time to see the best of the best Negro League players take each other on in this All-Star Game. This exhilarating play-by-play is a tour de force: a complete imagining of the radio broadcast of that thrilling game.
2012 J796.357 SMITH
Taylor, Yuval Growing Up in Slavery: Stories of Young Slaves as Told by Themselves
Ten African Americans--among them Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, as well as less well-known individuals--tell what it was like to be a child and teenager under slavery.
2005 J973.0496 GROWI
Thompson, Craig The ABC's of Black History: A Children's Guide
Rhyming presentation of short biographical sketches of important figures in black history, arranged alphabetically.
2004 J973.0496
Turner, Glennette Tilley Follow in Their Footsteps: Biographies of Ten Outstanding African Americans
Includes brief biographies about 10 famous African-Americans and a skit about each to be acted out.
1997 J920.073 TURNE
Weatherford, Carole Boston I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer
After decades of facing danger and defying the odds, he reached the North Pole and made history. At last, Henson had proved himself as an explorer--and as a man.
2008 JB H398WE

Picture Books

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Cline-Ransome, Lesa Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
The inspiring story of young Frederick Douglass's path to freedom through reading.
2012 JB D745CL
Cook, Michelle Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change
Part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational, this unique picture book takes the reader through the cumulative story of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, expanding the popular slogan beyond Matin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Barack Obama to include more key players in the struggle for equality.
2009 JE COOK
Crowe, Chris Just As Good : How Larry Doby Changed America's Game
An African American family in Cleveland, Ohio, listens on their new radio to the first game of the 1948 World Series, in which Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, won the game for the Cleveland Indians.
2012 JE CROWE
Evans, Shane W. Underground
"A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods…Where are they heading?"--front flap.
2011 JE EVANS
Evans, Shane W. We March
Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.
2012 JE EVANS
Faulkner, Matt A Taste of Colored Water
LuLu and Jelly are very excited to see the "colored" water they heard about in the city's water fountain, but are very surprised to learn what "colored" water actually means.
2008 JE FAULK
Gourley, Robbin Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie
The story of Edna Lewis, who became a famous chef at a time when female chefs were few and far between.
2009 JE GOURL
Greenfield, Eloise Africa Dream
A black child's dreams are filled with the images of the people and places of Africa.
1977 JE GREEN
Grifalconi, Ann Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me
Loosely based on the life of a former slave, this story recounts one family's experience of the Underground Railroad.
2007 JE GRIFA
Johnson, Angela Wind Flyers
A boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe. Introduces young readers to the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.
2007 JE JOHNS
Jump at the Sun Treasury: An African-American Picture Book Collection
Contents: These hands by Hope Lynne Price -- Can I pray with my eyes open? by Susan Taylor Brown -- Say Hey! a song of Willie Mays by Peter Mandel -- Big, spooky house by Donna Washington -- Granddaddy's street songs by Monalisa DeGross -- Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney -- Celebration! by Jane Resh Thomas.
2001 JE JUMP
Lyons, Kelly Starling Ellen's Broom
Ellen has always known that the broom hanging on her family's cabin wall is a special symbol of her parents' wedding during slave days, so she proudly carries it to the courthouse when the marriage becomes legal.
2012 JE LYONS
Marzollo, Jean Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King
An introduction to the great civil rights leader.
1993 JB K585MAR
McCully, Emily Arnold The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom
Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman.
2007 JE MCCUL
McKissack, Patricia Mirandy and Brother Wind
To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner.
1988 JE MCKIS
Mitchell, Margaree King When Grandmama Sings
An eight-year-old girl accompanies her grandmother on a singing tour of the segregated South, both of them knowing that Grandmama's songs have the power to bring people together.
2012 JE MITCH
Pinkney, Andrea Davis Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
Illustrations and rhythmic text recall the December, 1955, bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.
2008 JE PINKN
Ringgold, Faith Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother.
1992 JE RINGG
Ringgold, Faith Dinner at Aunt Connie's House
Dinner at Aunt Connie's is even more special than usual when Melody meets not only her new adopted cousin but twelve inspiring African-American women, who step out of their portraits and join the family for dinner.
1993 JE RINGG
Schroeder, Alan Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.
1996 JB T79SC
Walker, Sally M. Freedom Song: The Story of Henry "Box" Brown
Henry Brown copes with slavery by singing, but after his wife and children are sold away he is left with only his freedom song, which gives him strength when friends put him in a box and mail him to a free state.
2012 JE WALKE
Weatherford, Carole Boston Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
2006 JB T79WE
Whelan, Gloria The Listeners
After a day of picking cotton in late 1860, Ella May, a young slave, joins her friends Bobby and Sue at their second job of listening outside the windows of their master's house for useful information.
2009 JE WHELA

Poetry and Songbooks

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Clifton, Lucille Everett Anderson's Year
A poem for each month of the year reflects the major and minor events in the life of a young boy.
1974 J811 CLIFT
Climbing Jacob's Ladder Music: Heroes of the Bible in African-American Spirituals
An illustrated collection of black spirituals about Old Testament heroes. Musical score for voice and piano.
1991 M J782.25 CLIMB
Giovanni, Nikki Knoxville, Tennessee
Describes the joys of summer spent with family in Knoxville : eating vegetables right from the garden, going to church picnics, and walking in the mountains.
1994 J811 GIOVA
Grady, Cynthia I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery
A volume of evocative and moving poems considers the experiences of slaves in a variety of circumstances including a house slave, a mother who loses her daughter on the auction block, and a slave fleeing through the Underground Railroad. Illustrated by Michele Wood.
2012 J811.6 GRADY
Hughes, Langston The Block
A collection of thirteen of Langston Hughes poems on African American themes.
1995 J811.52 HUGHE
Hughes, Langston The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the black experience.
1932 J811 HUGHES
Johnson, James Weldon Lift Every Voice and Sing
An illustrated version of the song.
2007 J782.42 JOHNS
Myers, Walter Dean Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse
A collection of poems, accompanied by photographs, about African American children living around the turn of the century.
1993 J811 MYERS
Myers, Walter Dean Harlem: A Poem
A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem.
1997 J811 MYERS
Pass It On: African-American Poetry for Children
An illustrated collection of poetry by such Afro-American poets as Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, Eloise Greenfield, and Lucille Clifton.
1993 J811 PASS
Shange, Ntozake Freedom's A-Calling Me
A collection of poems brings to life the treacherous journey of the travelers on the Underground Railroad, in a universal story about the human need to be free.
2012 J811 SHANG
Shange, Ntozake We Troubled the Waters
A tribute to the many individuals who acted with courage for justice and change during the civil rights movement; illustrated by Rod Brown.
2009 J811 SHANG
Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art
Pairs twenty works of art by African-American artists with twenty poems by twenty African-American poets.
2001 J811.008 WORDS

Playaways, DVDs and Music CDs

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Adler, David A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass
A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century. Kit includes book and CD.
2005 KIT JB D748A
Ellington Was Not a Street
Many of the great figures in African-American history gathered in author's family home to talk and share ideas and even sing. DVD.
2005 DVD J811 ELLIN
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in the song "The Drinking Gourd". DVD.
2003 DVD J808.8 READI, PGM.96
Lucas, Eileen Cracking the Wall: The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine
A brief introduction to the nine African-American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. Kit includes book and CD.
2007 KIT J379.263 LUCAS
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - and Stories from the African Tradition
Rich in culture and history, the pride of the African-American tradition comes alive in these award-winning stories. These stories includes Martin's Big Words, John Henry, and Seven Candles For Kwanzaa. DVD.
2005 DVD J323.092 MARTI
Partridge, Elizabeth Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
March 7, 1965. The eerie silence was broken only by the sound of scuffling feet as marchers approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama...
2010 PLAYAWAY J323.1196 PARTR


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