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African Heritage Month
An Update from the Department of Library Services
The following picture books are available in the Professional Library to support African Heritage Month:
Aardema, Verna. Koi and the Kola Nuts: A Tale from Liberia. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, c1999.
Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Holiday House, c2003.
Aloian, Molly. Kwanzaa. Crabtree Publishing Co., c2008.
Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn. Papa’s Mark. Holiday House, c2003.
Bailey, Gerry. Martin Luther King Jr’s Microphone. Crabtree Publishing Co., c2008.
Barber, Tiki. Teammates. Simon and Shuster Books for Young Readers, c2006.
Barnes, Brynne. Colors of Me. Sleeping Bear Press., c2011. 
Benjamin, Floella. My Two Grannies. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, c2007.
Brill, Marlene Targ. Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad.  Millbrook Press. c1993.
Bryan, Ashley. Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, c1980.
Bryan, Ashley. The Night Has Ears. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, c1999.
Bryan, Ashley. Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals.  Athenaeum Books for Young Readers, c2007
Bryan, Ashley. Beautiful Blackbird. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. c2003.
Bull, Angela. Free at Last: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.  DK Publishing Inc., c2000.
Bunting, Eve. Smoky Night. Voyager Books Harcourt Inc., c1994.
Bynum, Eboni. Jamari’s Drum.  Publishers Group West, c2004.
Carbone, Elisa. Night Running: How James Escaped With The Help of His Faithful Dog. Alfred A. Knopf, c2008.
Coles, Robert. The Story of Ruby Bridges. Scholastic, c2004.
Cooke, Trish. So Much. Candlewick Press, c1994.
Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy. Random House, cc1999.
Curtis, Christopher. Elijah of Buxton. Scholastic Inc., 2007.
Deedy, Carmen Agra. 14 Cows for America. Peachtree Publishers, c2009.
Edwards, Pamela. Barefoot Escape on the Underground Railroad. HarperCollins; c1997.
Edwards, Pamela. Bus Ride That Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks. Houghton Mifflin, c2005.
Edwards, Roberta. Barack Obama: An American Story. Grosset & Dunlap, c2008.
Evans, Freddi Williams. A  Bus of Our Own. Albert Whitman & Company, c2001.
Fullerton, Alma. Community Soup. Pajama Press, c2013.
Gorrell, Gena. North Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad. Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, c1996.
Greenfield, Elizabeth. Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems. HarperCollins Publishers, c2003.
Greenwood, Barbara. The Last Safe House. Kids Can Press Ltd. c1998.
Grifalconi, Ann. The Village that Vanished. Puffin Books, c2002.
Grifalconi, Ann. Ain’t Nobody a Stranger to Me. Hyperion Books for Children, c2007.
Gourley, Robbin. Bring Me Some Apples & I’ll Make You a Pie. Clarion Books, c2009.
Grant, Shauntay. Up Home. Nimbus Publishing, c2008.
Grimes, Nikki. Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008.
Hamilton, Virginia. The People Could Fly: The Picture Book. Random House of Canada Limited: c2004.
Hamilton, Virginia. Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl. The Blue Sky Press, c2003.
Harrington, Janice N. Going North. New York, NY: Farar, Straus and Giroux, c2004.
Hegamin, Tonya. Most Loved In All The World. Houghton Mifflin, c2009.
Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace. Frances Lincoln, c1991.
Holiday, Billie. God Bless the Child. HarperCollins, c2004.
Hooks, Bell. Skin Again. Hyperion Books for Children, c2004.
Hopkinson, Deborah. Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., c1993.
Hopkinson, Deborah. Under the Quilt of Night. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2002.
Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Virgie Goes to School With Us Boys. Simon & Schuster Books, c2000.
Hughes, Langston. My People. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.
Johnson, Angela. Just Like Josh Gibson. Aladdin Paperbacks, c2004.
Johnson, Angela. Wind Flyers. Simon and Schuster, c2007.
Johnson, James Weldon. Lift Every Voice and Sing. HarperCollins, c2007.
Joose, Barbara. Papa, Do You Love Me? Chronicle Books, c2005.
Jordan, Deloris. Michael’s Golden Rules. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2007
Jordan, Deloris. Salt in His Shoes. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2000.
Katz, Karen. The Colors of Us. Henry Holt and Company, c1999.
Keens-Douglas, Richardo. Freedom Child of the Sea. U.S.A.Annick Press Ltd., c1995
Kennedy, Robert. Robert Smalls-The Boat Thief. 2008.
Kroll, Virginia. Masai and I. Aladdin Paperbacks, c1999.
Levine, Ellen. Henry’s Freedom Box. Scholastic Press, c2007.
Lyons, Mary E. Sorrow’s Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston. Maxwell MacMillan Int., c1993.
MacLeod, Elizabeth. George Washington Carver. Kids Can Press, c2007.
Malaspina, Ana. Finding Lincoln. Albert Whitman & Co., c2009
McBriar, Page. Beatrice’s Goat. Aladdin Paperbacks, c2004.
McGill, Alice. Way Up & Over Everything. 2008
McGowan, Michael. Sunday is for God. Schwartz & Wade Books, c2010.
McKissack, Patricia. Goin’ Someplace Special. Aladdin Paperbacks, c2009.
Meyers, Walter Dean. I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.  HarperCollins Publishers, c2004.
Miller, William. Richard Wright and the Library Card. Lee & Low Books Inc., c1997.
Miller, William. The Bus Ride. Lee & Low Books Inc., c1998.
Miller, William. Joe Louis, My Champion. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2004.
Miller, William. Rent Party Jazz. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2001.
Michelson, Richard. As Good As Anybody.Alfred A. Knopf, c2008.
Milord, Susan. Tales Alive! Ten Multicultural Folktales with Activities. Williamson Publishing, c1995.
Milway, Katie Smith. One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Difference. Kids Can Press, c2008.
Moyers, Suzanne. Won’t Take No For An Answer: The Story of Aviation Pioneer Bessie Coleman. Mondo Publishing, c2007.
Naidoo, Beverley. The Other Side of Truth. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., c2000.
Nelson, Vaunda. Almost to Freedom. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., c2003.
Nyoka, Gail. Mella & the N’Anga: An African Tale. Sumach Press, c2005
Perkyns, Dorothy. Last Days in Africville.Vancouver, BC: Beach Holme Publishing, c2003
Pinkney, Andrea. Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired the Nation. HarperCollins, c2008.
Pinkney, Andrea. Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down. Little, Brown, c2010.
Pinkney, Sandra L. Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children. Scholastic, c2000.
Price, Hope Lynne. These Hands. Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, c1999.
Polacco, Patricia. January’s Sparrow. Philomel Books, c2009.
Rappaport, Doreen. Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hyperion Books for Children, c2001.
Raven, Margot Theis. Circle Unbroken: The Story of a Basket and Its People.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2004.
Ringgold, Faith. Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky. Crown Publishers, Inc., c1992.
Ringgold, Faith. If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks. Aladdin Paperbacks, c2003.
Sadlier, Rosemary. The Kids Book of Black Canadian History. Toronto: Kids Can Press, c2003.
Sadu, Itah. Name Calling. Women’s Press, c1992.
Sadu, Itah. Please Clean Up Your Room. Scholastic Canada, c1993.
Shadd, Adrienne. The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto. Toronto, Ontario: Natural Heritage/Natural History Inc., c2002.
Shange, Ntozake. We Troubled the Waters: Poems. Amistad Collins, c2009.
Shange, Ntozake. Coretta Scott.Katherine Tegen Books, c2009.
Shelton, Paula Young.  Child of the Civil Rights Movement. Schwartz Wade Books, c2010.
Shore, Diane. This Is The Dream. HarperCollins, c2006.
Shoveller, Herb. Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well that Brought Them Together. Kids Can Press, c2006.
Schroeder, Alan. Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman. Puffin, c2000.
Stratton, Allan. Chandra’s Wars. Harper Trophy, c2008.
Stauffacher, Sue. Bessie Smith and the Night Riders. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2006.
Stroud, Betty. The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom. Canlewick Press, c2005.
Sturm, James. Satchel Paige-Striking Out Jim Crow. 2007
Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia. I Love My Hair. Little, Brown and Company, c1998
Tarpley, Natasha. Joe-Joe’s First Flight. Random House, c2003
Valitchka, James. I'm Not Brown I'm Human, James Valitchka. c2006.
Vaughan, Marcia. The Secret to Freedom. Lee & Low Books, c2001.
Walters, Eric. Alexandria of Africa. Doubleday Canada, c2008.
Whelan, Gloria. Friend on Freedom River. Canada; Sleeping Bear Press, c2004.
Whelan, Gloria. The Listeners. Sleeping Bear Press, c2009.
Wiles, Deborah. Freedom Summer.  Atheneum Books for Young Reader, c2001.
Winter, Jeanette. Follow The Drinking Gourd.  Alfred A. Knopf, c1998.
Winter, Jeanette. Angelina’s Island. Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., c2007
Winter, Jonah. Barack. HarperCollins Publishers, c2008.
Woodson, Jacqueline. Coming On Home Soon. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2004.  
Wright, Courtni C. Journey to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad. Holiday House, c1994.
Young Shelton, Paula. Child of the Civil Rights Movement. Schwartz & Wade Books, c2010.
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