Celebrate Black History, Culture, and Experiences All Year

Champion empowering and inspiring stories about Black culture, experiences, and historical figures by adding these titles to your classroom or school library.

Picture Books & Early Readers

Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar
The Green Piano
Ice Cream Man
Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom
Hair to Share
Smart Sisters
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
The Faith of Elijah Cummings
Sweet Justice
Dream Street
Harlem's Little Blackbird
No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas
Born Ready
Shirley Chisholm Dared
Mae Makes a Way


Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers
Black Boy Joy
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Sum of Us (Adapted for Young Readers)
A Mighty Long Way (Adapted for Young Readers)
This Is Your Time
Brave. Black. First.
The Dark-Thirty
Take Back the Block

Young Adult

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman
This Is My America
Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir
Caste (Adapted for Young Adults)
Dreams from My Father (Adapted for Young Adults)
Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults)
The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults)
145th Street: Short Stories
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute
Dear Martin

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