What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors
While twins Ella and Herbie help the handyman Mr. Midal 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.
The case for loving : the fight for interracial marriage
A tribute to the brave example of the Loving family describes how they were arrested in mid-20th-century Virginia for violating laws against interracial marriage and argued their case all the way to the Supreme Court, prompting a landmark civil rights triumph.
Chains : seeds of America
When her former owner breaks his promise to set her free and ends up sending her to live with a cruel loyalist family at the start of the Revolutionary War, Isabel is heartbroken and so becomes determined to do whatever is necessary to win her freedom, including spying on her family to help the rebels win the war.
Preaching to the chickens
Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis. John wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait?
Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life
Drawing on original slave auction and plantation estate documents and inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the fiscal worth of all his "workers," a poignant tale that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences combines evocative imagery with poetic text that illuminates the human lives and dreams behind them.
The hero two doors down : based on the true story of friendship between a boy and a baseball legend
A tale based on a true story follows the experiences of a young Jewish boy in Brooklyn who befriends new neighbor and baseball icon Jackie Robinson before a well-intentioned mistake helps bridge disparate religious and cultural gaps.
Hidden figures [Young Readers' Edition] : The untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space
Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
Freedom on the menu : the Greensboro sit-ins
Having always lived a life where they couldn't drink from the white fountains or swim at the local pools, a group of four teens decide to fight the system in the segregated South of the 1960s by taking seats at a lunch counter and requesting to be served--just the same and equal as every white person in the establishment.
One crazy summer
In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
Lillian's right to vote : a celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
A 50th anniversary tribute to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 finds an elderly woman reflecting on her family's history, from the passage of the 15th Amendment through her participation in the protest march from Selma to Montgomery. .