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  1. Black Is a Rainbow Color

    Author: Angela Joy

    A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on. Red is a rainbow color. Green sits next to blue. Yellow, orange, violet, indigo, They are rainbow colors, too, but My color is black . . . And there’s no BLACK in rainbows. From the wheels of a bicycle to the robe on Thurgood Marshall's back, Black surrounds our lives. It is a color to simply describe some of our favorite things, but it also evokes a

    • Published on 2020
    • 40 pages


  2. A Child's Introduction to Jazz

    Author: Jabari Asim

    Welcome to jazz! Feel the music and rhythms of all the different styles of jazz, from swing and Dixieland to the blues and bebop, with this interactive introduction to the world’s coolest music. Author Jabari Asim will take you on the journey through the history of jazz as you discover the most important musicians and singers while hearing some really cool sounds. You’ll learn all about the roots of jazz in Africa and New Orleans and how the music traveled to different parts of the United S

    • Published on 2022
    • 96 pages


  3. African

    Author: Peter Tosh

    "African is a children's book featuring lyrics by Peter Tosh and illustrations by Jamaican artist Rachel Moss. The song "African" by Peter Tosh was originally released in 1977 on his second solo record, Equal Rights. He wrote the song during a time of civil unrest in Jamaica as a reminder to all black people that they were part of the same community. The album is considered one of the most influential reggae works of all time."--Provided by publisher.

    • Published on 2020
    • 32 pages


  4. The Jumbies

    Author: Tracey Baptiste

    Corinne La Mer claims she isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her to the edge of the trees. They couldn’t belong to a jumbie. Or could they? When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger at the market the very next day, she knows something extraordinary is about to

    • Published on 2016
    • 241 pages


  5. Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance

    Author: Jim Haskins, Eleanora E. Tate, Clinton Cox and Brenda Wilkinson

    Explains the history of the Harlem Renaissance through biographies of prominent African Americans living in the era, such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West.

    • Published on 2002
    • 128 pages


  6. African American Teachers

    Author: Clinton Cox and James Haskins

    Profiles African American educators, from colonial times to the present, and describes their struggles and accomplishments.

    • Published on 2000
    • 172 pages


  7. Black Stars of Civil War Times

    Author: James Haskins

    AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE Discover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. Here is what you want to know about the lives of brave black men and women during the Civil War and Reconstruction: dr. alexander t. augusta thomas "blind tom" greene bethune james bland senator blanche kelso bruce francis louis cardozo major martin robison delany frederick douglass sarah mapps douglass sergeant major christian a. fleetwood cha

    • Published on 2003
    • 132 pages


  8. Black Stars

    Author: Otha Richard Sullivan

    Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times Patricia Bath, M.D. Miriam E. Benjamin Ursula Burns Alexa Canady, M.D. Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D. Ellen F. Eglin Angela D. Ferguson, M.D. Sara E. Goode Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D. Dannellia Gladden Green, Ph.D. Bessie Blount Griffin Betty Wright Harris, Ph.D. Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson, Ph.D. Mae Jemison, M.D. Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Ph.D. Mary Kenner Reatha Clark King, Ph.D. A

    • Published on 2012
    • 160 pages


  9. African American Inventors

    Author: Otha Richard Sullivan

    Meet the black inventors who lived their dreams--from the early years to modern times Benjamin Banneker Andrew Jackson Beard George E. Carruthers, Ph.D. George Washington Carver Michael Croslin, Ph.D. David Nelson Crosthwait Jr. Charles Richard Drew, M.D. Meredith Gourdine, Ph.D. Claude Harvard Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Frederick McKinley Jones Percy Lavon Julian, Ph.D. Ernest Everett Just, Ph.D. Lewis Howard Latimer Jan Earnst Matzeliger Elijah McCoy Benjamin Montgomery John P. Moon Garrett Au

    • Published on 2011
    • 176 pages


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