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Juvenile & Young People NonFiction

J    92    A398l

Lipsyte, Robert.  FREE TO BE  MUHAMMAD ALI.c1977.

 

J    92    A465pi

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  ALVIN AILEY.c1993.

 

J     92    A548mc

McKissack, Pat.  MARIAN ANDERSON: A GREAT SINGER. c2001.

 

J    92    A548ry

Ryan, Pam Munoz.  WHEN MARIAN SANG: THE TRUE RECITAL OF MARIAN ANDERSON: THE VOICE OF A CENTURY. c2002.

 

YP    92    A549fr

Freedman, Russell.  THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: MARIAN ANDERSON AND THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS. c2004.

 

YP    92    A584i

Angelou, Maya.  I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS.c1969.

 

YP    92    A584ki

King, Sarah E-  MAYA ANGELOU: GREETING THE MORNING.c1994.

 

J    92    A736c

Cornell, Jean Gay.  LOUIS ARMSTRONG, AMBASSADOR SATCHMO.c1972.

 

YP    92    B329fr

Fradin, Judith Bloom.  THE POWER OF ONE: DAISY BATES AND THE LITTLE ROCK NINE. c2004.

 

YP    92    B877la

Keep, Linda Lowery.  ONE MORE VALLEY, ONE MORE HILL: THE STORY OF AUNT CLARA BROWN. c2002.

 

J    92    C331a

Aliki.  A WEED IS A FLOWER: THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER.c1965.

 

YP    92    C331h

Holt, Rackham.  GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER, AN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY.c1943.

 

YP    92    C692ha

Hart, Philip S.  UP IN THE AIR: THE STORY OF BESSIE COLEMAN.c1996.

 

YP    92    D816

Bloom, Harold, ed.  W.E.B. DUBOIS. c2001.

 

J    92    E46pi

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  DUKE ELLINGTON: THE PIANO PRINCE AND HIS ORCHESTRA.c1998.

 

YP    92    E571si

Siegel, Beatrice.  MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: THE MAKING OF A CRUSADER.c1995.

 

J    92    E92ly

Lyons, Mary E.  PAINTING DREAMS. MINNIE EVANS, VISIONARY ARTIST.c1996.

 

J    92    F462mi

Miller, Robert H.  THE STORY OF STAGECOACH MARY FIELDS.c1995.

 

YP    92    H598ma

Marx, Christy.  GRACE HOPPER: THE FIRST WOMAN TO PROGRAM THE FIRST COMPUTER IN THE UNITED STATES. c2004.

 

J     92     H893bu

Burleigh, Robert.  LANGSTON'S TRAIN RIDE. c2004

 

YP     92     H893le

Leach, Laurie F.  LANGSTON HUGHES: A BIOGRAPHY. c2004.

 

YP    92    H893me

Meltzer, Milton.  LANGSTON HUGHES.c1968.

 

J    92    J13h

Halliburton, Warren J.  THE PICTURE LIFE OF JESSE JACKSON.c1972.

 

YP   92    J13ja

Jackson, Reggie.  REGGIE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY.c1984.

 

YP    92    J15go

GOURSE, LESLIE.  MAHALIA JACKSON: QUEEN OF GOSPEL.c1996.

 

YP    92    J659gr

Green, Michele Y.  A STRONG RIGHT ARM: THE STORY OF MAMIE "PEANUT" JOHNSON. c2002.

 

YP    92    J49al

Alagna, Magdalena.  MAE JEMISON: THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN SPACE. c2004.

 

YP    92    J67to

Tolbert-Rouchaleau, Jane.   JAMES WELDON JOHNSON.c1988.

 

J    92    J71ev

Everett, Gwen.  LI'L SIS AND UNCLE WILLIE: A STORY BASED ON THE LIFE AND PAINTINGS OF WILLIAM H. JOHNSON.c1991.

 

YP    92    J82pa

Patrick-Wexler, Diane.  BARBARA JORDAN.c1996.

 

YP    92    K41go

Goldstein, Margaret J.  JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE: SUPERWOMAN.c1994.

 

J    92    K52he

Henry, Sondra.  CORETTA SCOTT KING: KEEPER OF THE DREAM.c1992.

 

J    92    K53a

Adler, David A.  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: FREE AT LAST.c1986.

 

J    92    K53ha

Haskins, James.  I HAVE A DREAM : THE LIFE AND WORDS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.c1992.

 

J    92   K53p

Patterson, Lillie.  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., AND THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT.c1989.

 

YP  92  K53si

Siebold, Thomas.  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. c2000.

 

 J    92   M369ad

Adler, David A.  A PICTURE BOOK OF THURGOOD MARSHALL.c1997.

 

YP    92    M776a

Montejo, Esteban.  THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A RUNAWAY SLAVE.c1968.

 

YP    92    M882ce

Century, Douglas.  TONI MORRISON.c1994.

 

YP    92    M882ha

Haskins, James.  TONI MORRISON: THE MAGIC OF WORDS.  c2001.

 

YP    92    M996jo

Jordan, Denise. WALTER DEAN MYERS--WRITER FOR REAL TEENS.  c1999.

 

YP    92    P238fr

Frankl, Ron.  CHARLIE PARKER, MUSICIAN.c1993.

 

J    92    P252ad

Adler, David A.  A PICTURE BOOK OF ROSA PARKS.c1993.

 

YP    92    P252ha

Parks, Rosa.  ROSA PARKS: MY STORY.c1992.

 

J    92    P252ha

Parks, Rosa.  I AM ROSA PARKS.c1997.  

 

J     92     P252le

Levine, Michelle,  ROSA PARKS. c2005.

 

J    92    P252t

Turk, Midge.  GORDON PARKS.c1971

 

YP  92  P252vo

Parks, Gordon.  VOICES IN THE MIRROR: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.c1990.

 

J    92    R823ha

Haskins, James.  DIANA ROSS : STAR SUPREME.c1985.

 

YP    92    R971ha

Haskins, James.  BAYARD RUSTIN: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.c1997.

 

YP   92    S655ha

Hajdusiewicz, Babs Bell.  MARY CARTER SMITH, AFRICAN-AMERICAN STORYTELLER.c1995.

 

YP    92    S971sw

Swain, Gwenyth.  DRED AND HARRIET SCOTT: A FAMILY'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM. C2004.

 

YP    92    T179so

Somervill, Barbara A.  IDA TARBELL: PIONEER INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER. c2002.

 

YP    92    T325fr

Fradin, Dennis B.  FIGHT ON!: MARY CHURCH TERRELL'S BATTLE FOR INTEGRATION. c2003.

 

J    92    T574t

Tillage, Leon Walter.  LEON'S STORY. c1997.

 

J    92    T874ad

Adler, David A.  A PICTURE BOOK OF SOJOURNER TRUTH.c1994.

 

J    92    T874bu

Butler, Mary G.  SOJOURNER TRUTH: FROM SLAVE TO ACTIVIST FOR FREEDOM. c2003.

 

YP    92   T874mc

McKissack, Pat.  SOJOURNER TRUTH : AIN'T I A WOMAN?c1992.

 

YP    92    T885br

Bradford, Sarah H  HARRIET TUBMAN, THE MOSES OF HER PEOPLE.c1981.

   

YP    92    T885mc

McClard, Megan.  HARRIET TUBMAN: SLAVERY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.c1991.

 

YP    92   T885s

Schraff, Anne E.  HARRIET TUBMAN: MOSES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. c2001.

 

J     92    W184la

Lasky, Kathryn.  VISION OF BEAUTY: THE STORY OF SARAH BREEDLOVE WALKER.c2000.

 

YP    92    W454fr

Freedman, Suzanne.  IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT AND THE ANTILYNCHING CRUSADE.c1994.

 

J    92    W557r

Richmond, M. A.  PHILLIS WHEATLEY.c1988.

 

YP    92    W727st

Stewart, Mark.  VENUS & SERENA WILLIAMS : SISTERS IN ARMS. c2000.

 

YP     92    W898ha

Haskins, James.  CARTER G. WOODSON: THE MAN WHO PUT "BLACK" IN AMERICAN HISTORY. c2000.

 

YP    92    X1my

Myers, Walter Dean.  MALCOLM X: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY: A BIOGRAPHY.

 

J     92    X1my   1999

Myers, Walter Dean. MALCOLM X: A FIRE BURNING BRIGHTLY.  c2000.

 

J    920    J72s

Johnston, Johanna.  A SPECIAL BRAVERY.

Prose poems that highlight the accomplishments of fifteen American Negroes including Harriet Tubman, Ralph Bunche, Robert Smalls, and Mary McLeod-Bethune.c1967.

 

J    920    J77B

Jones, Hettie.  BIG STAR FALLIN' MAMA; FIVE WOMEN IN BLACK MUSIC.  

Portraits of five black women and the kind of music they sang during a period of social change. Includes Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson, Billie Holiday, and Aretha Franklin.c1974.

 

YP    920    S951af

Sullivan, Otha Richard.  AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS.  

Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.c1998.

 

J    920.0092    G812

Greenfield, Eloise.  CHILDTIMES:  A THREE-GENERATION MEMOIR.  

Childhood memoirs of three black women--grandmother, mother, and daughter-who grew up between the 1880's and the 1950's.c1979.

 

YP    920.0092    H415se

Hayden, Robert C.  7 AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS.  

Examines the lives and achievements of seven black Americans who left their mark through scientific work, from Benjamin Banneker to Shirley Jackson. c1992.c1992.

 

YP     920.72     P655le

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  LET IT SHINE : STORIES OF  BLACK WOMEN FREEDOM FIGHTERS.  

Tells the stories of ten African-American women freedom fighters. c2000.

 

YP    920.9325    H893f

Hughes, Langston, FAMOUS NEGRO HEROES OF AMERICA.  From the series of  famous biographies for young people.c1958.

 

YP    925     S951bl

Sullivan, Otha Richard.  AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS.

Part one: The Early Years.  Ellen F. Eglin, Sara E. Goode, Miriam E. Benjamin -- Part two: Into the New Century. Madae C.J. Walker, Annie Turnbo Malone, Roger Arliner Young Ph.D., Marjorie Steward Joyner Ph.D. -- Part three: Modern times. Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner and Milred Austin Smith, Bessie Blount Griffin, Jane Cooke Wright M.D., Evelyn Boyd Granville Ph.D., Jewel Plummer Cobb Ph.D., Angela D. Ferguson M.D., Reatha Clark King Ph.D., Betty Wright Harris Ph.D., Patricia Bath M.D., Valerie Thomas, Shirley Ann Jackson Ph.D., Alexa Canady M.D., Sharon J. Barnes, Mae Jemison M.D., Ursula Burns, Aprille Joy Ericsson Jackson Ph.D., Dannellia Gladden Green Ph.D., Chavonda J. Jacobs Young Ph.D.  c2002.

 

 


Textbooks

C1    FEA A258    1995    TE

Globe Fearon, c1995.  AFRICAN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHIES.  

SERIES  Multicultural biographies collection.

 


Media

VCR    92    H893

LANGSTON HUGHES: POET. [videorecording] ( 30 min.) Schlessinger Video Productions,c 1994. 

Provides biographical information about poet Langston Hughes, with comments by historians and other experts about his life, thoughts and contributions.

 

VCR    92    J13je

JESSE L. JACKSON. [videorecording] (55 min.) Johnson/Rudolph Video Productions, c 1989? 

Videocassette release of the 1988 speech by Jesse L. Jackson.

 

VCR    92    K53    1997

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: THE MAN AND THE DREAM.  [videorecording] (50 min.) A & E Home Video. c1997. A look at Martin Luther King, Jr. and his role in the civil rights movement.

 

VCR    92   T874

SOJOURNER TRUTH: "AIN'T I A WOMAN?" [videorecording] (27 min.)  Coronet/MTI Film and Video, c1989. In this dramatization, viewers learn about Sojourner Truth through her own words and the reflections of those who knew her including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Abraham Lincoln.

 

VCR    92    T885ha

HARRIET TUBMAN TELLS HER STORY. [videorecording] (20 min.) Society for Visual Education, c1993. Presents the life of Harriet Tubman, who escaped from slavery and became a well-known figure in the underground railroad.

 

VCR    92    W177m

ALICE WALKER. [videorecording]  (60 min) Lannan Foundation, c1989.

Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winning writer, reads poems and excerpts from her novels at the LosAngeles Theatre Center on Jan. 9, 1989. Journalist Evelyn White interviews Walker at her home in Mendocino County, Calif. On June 22, 1989.

 

VCR    92    X1

MALCOLM X : MAKE IT PLAIN. [videorecording] (150 min.) PBS Video c1994.

"This definitive biography weaves together interviews, archival footage, photographs, and an original score to portray the fascinating intellectual journey of a complex man whose ideas resonate today."

 

VCR    92    X1m

Malcolm X: El Hajj Malik El Shabazz.  [videorecording] (60 min.)  Media Basics Video c1992 

A documentary showing the life of Malcolm X, his leadership in the Black Muslim movement, and his influence on black Americans.

 

VCR    920.72    T532

THREE WHO BELIEVED IN FREEDOM.  [videorecording] (19 min.): Council on Interracial Books for Children ; c1992. Biographical narrative, interviews, news and archival films focusing on civil rights activities in the late 1950's of Ella Baker, Septima Clark, and Fannie Lou Hamer.

 

Created by Donna Wallach, February 2003; Updated February 2006.

  

                                                                     

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