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Black History
February is Black History Month, but these are great books all year round!
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I, too, am America / Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012.
12 of 12 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
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Little Rock girl 1957 : how a photograph changed the fight for integration / by Shelley Tougas.
Description: 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Publisher: Mankato, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2012.
9 of 12 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
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We march / Shane W. Evans.
Description: [32]p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Roaring Brook Press, 2012.
14 of 15 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: 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.
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Hope's gift / Kelly Starling Lyons ; illustrated by Don Tate.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.
3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: A runaway slave during the Civil War, Hope's father returns after the Emancipation Proclamation as a member of the U.S. Colored Troops.
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Underground / Shane W. Evans.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2011.
16 of 16 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: "A stellar introduction to the Underground Railroad, narrated by a group of slaves. Readers experience the fugitives' escape, their long nighttime journey punctuated by meetings with friends and enemies, and their final glorious arrival in a place of freedom."--Amazon.com.
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Ruth and the Green Book / Calvin Alexander Ramsey with Gwen Strauss ; illustrations by Floyd Cooper.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, c2010.
11 of 12 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: When Ruth and her parents take a motor trip from Chicago to Alabama to visit her grandma, they rely on a pamphlet called "The Negro Motorist Green Book" to find places that will serve them. Includes facts about "The Green Book."
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Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave / by Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Description: [42] p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown & Co., 2010.
18 of 20 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.
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Black Jack : the ballad of Jack Johnson / Charles R. Smith, Jr. ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
8 of 11 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: Art and poetry combine to tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion in the early part of the twentieth century.
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The Negro speaks of rivers / Langston Hughes ; with illustrations by E.B. Lewis.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 29 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Disney Jump at the Sun Books, c2009.
9 of 11 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: The famous poem, taken from The collected poems of Langston Hughes (c1994), illustrated with watercolors.
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My people / Langston Hughes ; photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.
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Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ginee seo books, 2009.
10 of 12 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
Summary: Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today. --publisher.
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