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Reference

REF    016.3058    K14

Rudine Sims Bishop, editor.  KALEIDOSCOPE : A MULTICULTURAL BOOKLIST FOR GRADES K-8.   

Celebrates cultural diversity with annotations of nearly 400 books published between 1990 and 1992.c1994.

 

REF    016.96 R192af    1992

Potter, Joan.  AFRICA ACCESS REVIEW OF K-12 MATERIALS. 

This guide to juvenile Africana (print and visual materials on Africa) contains approximately 200 reviews.  c1992.

 

REF    016.973    R186bl

Rand, Donna.  BLACK BOOKS GALORE!: GUIDE TO GREAT AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS.  c1998.

 

REF  813.54 K97yo

Kutenplon, Deborah.Young.   YOUNG ADULT FICTION BY AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS, 1968-1993. 

A critical and annotated  guide.c1996.

 

REF    920.0092    P867af

Potter, Joan. AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIRSTS: FAMOUS, LITTLE-KNOWN AND UNSUNG TRIUMPHS OF BLACKS IN AMERICA

Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-327) and index.c1994.

 

REF    973.0974    H794i

Hopkins, Lee Bennett.  IMPORTANT DATES IN AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY 

An indexed day-by-day guide to people, places, and current and historical events about Black America.c1969.

 

REF    973.0974    N393

Mortimer J. Adler, general editor.  THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN HISTORY. 

v. 1. Black Americans, 1928-1968.--v. 2. A taste of freedom, 1854-1927.--v. 3. Slaves and masters, 1567-1854.c1969.

 


 

Professional Reading

 

P.R.    372.21    B787lo

Bowman, Barbara T. editor.  LOVE TO READ: ESSAYS IN DEVELOPING AND ENHANCING EARLY LITERACY SKILLS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN. c2002.

 

P.R.    379.26    M66

David Johnson, editor.  MINORITIES AND GIRLS IN SCHOOL : EFFECTS ON ACHIEVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE. 

Each chapter represents an effort to communicate a vital area of scientific investigation to those in political life who could use that knowledge to formulate effective public policy.c1997.

 

P.R.   810.9   M382br

Martin, Michele H.  BROWN GOLD: MILESTONES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS, 1845-2002. c2004.

 

P.R.    973.0496    B627

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen, Editor.  BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESOURCE.  

CONTENTS: Art and architecture -- Arts and crafts -- Biography – Business and advertising, Cooking, Dance, Genealogy, etc.c1993.

 

P.R.    973.0496    E93af

Evert, Donna.  AFRICAN AMERICANS.  

This thematic unit includes literature selections, planning guides, overview of activities, writing ideas, bulletin board ideas, curriculum connections, group projects to foster cooperative learning, culminating activities, research topics and a bibliography. c1995.

   

P.R.    973.0496    M588pe

Metcalf, Doris Hunter.  PORTRAITS OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICANS.

"A Good Apple social studies activity book for grades 4-8."  Designed to promote and encourage the study of present-day heroes within the African American community. c1993.

 

P.R.    973.0496    M588po

Metcalf, Doris Hunter.  PORTRAITS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVERS.  A Good Apple social studies activity book for grades 4-8.c1995.

 

P.R.    973.71    K19in

Kashatus, William C.  IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM: TEACHING THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. c2005.

 

 


Juvenile & Young People NonFiction

YP    081    V889

Johnson, Venice. VOICES OF THE DREAM: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK. 

Quotations by notable African American women are accompanied by reproductions of paintings, drawings, and mixed-media art works by contemporary African American women artists. c1995

 

YP    158.1    J82i

Jordan, Michael.  I CAN'T ACCEPT NOT TRYING: MICHAEL JORDAN ON THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE. 

Deals with motivation, success and self-actualization. c1994.

 

J    301.4493    J12B

Jackson, Florence.  THE BLACK MAN IN AMERICA, 1791-1861.

Describes the conditions of slavery, the growing resistance to it, and the contributions to their country of free and enslaved black people in the United States from 1791 until the outbreak of the Civil War.c1971.

 

J    301.451    A721b

Arkin, David.  BLACK AND WHITE: A SONG THAT IS A STORY ABOUT FREEDOM TO GO TO SCHOOL TOGETHER.  

Illustrations of a simple song about civil rights and race relations, with unaccompanied melody. [1966].

 

YP    301.451    B872

Hawkins, Hugh. Editor.  BOOKER T. WASHINGTON AND HIS CRITICS: BLACK LEADERSHIP IN CRISIS.   

SERIES  Problems in American civilization.c1974.

 

J    301.451    C639b

Clifton, Lucille.  THE BLACK ABC'S.  

A poem for each letter of the alphabet introduces brief discussions of the contributions of black people to American history and culture.c1970.

 

YP    301.451    K53s

King, Martin Luther, Jr.,  STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM: THE MONTGOMERY STORY.  

Chronicles the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott sparked by Mrs. Rosa Park's refusal to give up her seat to a white male, describing the plans and problems of a nonviolent campaign, reprisals by the white community, and the eventual attainment of disintegrated city bus service.c1958.

 

J    301.4519    H435b

Heard, J. Norman.  THE BLACK FRONTIERSMEN; ADVENTURES OF NEGROES AMONG AMERICAN INDIANS, 1528-1918. 

Traces the adventures of ten Negroes who participated in the struggle between Indians and whites during the development of the American frontier.c1969.

   

YP    305.5    H249br

Hansen, Joyce.  BREAKING GROUND, BREAKING SILENCE: THE STORY OF NEW YORK'S AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND. 

Describes the discovery and study of the African burial site found in Manhattan in 1991, while excavating for a new building, and what it reveals about the lives of black people in Colonial times. c1998.

 

J      305.8     L642le

Lester, Julius.  LET'S TALK ABOUT RACE. 

The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's story. c2005.

 

YP    305.8     R783

London : Institute of Race Relations.  ROOTS OF RACISM. 

Covers the history of black-white relations from the vantage point of the black experience.  c1982.  

 

YP    305.896    G347li

George, Charles.  LIFE UNDER THE JIM CROW LAWS.  

Discusses the background and effects of the Jim Crow laws that were enacted after the Civil War to keep the races segregated. c2000.

 

YP    305.896    K53i

King, Martin Luther.  I HAVE A DREAM. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.  

Here in its entirely is one of the seminal speeches of the twentieth century. Coretta Scott King has written a timely forward, and fifteen Coretta Scott King Award and honor book artists have created beautiful, interpretive artwork. c1997.

 

YP    305.896    W233mi

Walter, Mildred Pitts.  MISSISSIPPI CHALLENGE.  

Describes the struggle for civil rights for the blacks in Mississippi, from the time of slavery to the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.c1992.

 

YP    305.896    W746af

Wilson, Anna.  AFRICAN AMERICANS STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY.  

Identifies discrimination and discusses the struggle of African Americans for equality in education, employment, and other areas of life.c1992.

 

YP    306    J77ou

Jones, LeAlan.  OUR AMERICA: LIFE AND DEATH ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO.   

Our America started out as two radio documentaries, 'Ghetto life 101' and 'Remorse: the 14 stories of Eric Morse'.c1997.

 

YP    306.362    R221no

Rappaport, Doreen.  NO MORE!: STORIES AND SONGS OF SLAVE RESISTANCE.

Songs, stories and poems about slavery and the struggle to maintain dignity and freedom. c2002.

 

YP    306.369    T462le

Thomas, Velma Maia.  LEST WE FORGET : THE PASSAGE FROM AFRICA TO SLAVERY AND EMANCIPATION.  

"A three-dimensional interactive book with photographs and documents from the Black Holocaust Exhibit."c1997.

 

J    322.4094    H314bl

Harris, Janet.  BLACK PRIDE; A PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE.  

Traces the history of black people in America and the struggles of such leaders as Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King to establish a racial identity and equal rights for Negroes as citizens of the United States.c1969.

 

YP    322.42    H351po

Haskins, James.  POWER TO THE PEOPLE : THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY.

Chronicles the history of the Black Panther Party, a radical political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, which promoted armed revolution against racist law enforcement authorities.c1997.

 

J     323     M996i

Myers, Walter Dean.  I'VE SEEN THE PROMISED LAND: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Pictures and easy-to-read test introduces the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. c2004.

 

YP     323.1     A577ma

Andryszewski, Tricia.  THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, 1963: GATHERING TO BE HEARD. 

Recounts the historical antecedents and events leading up to the March on Washington in 1963, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., and other prominent African American leaders in their quest for equal civil rights.

 

YP     323.1     B789we

Boyd, Herb.  WE SHALL OVERCOME.

Includes 2 sound discs.  In words, photos and on two audio CD's, witness the courageous and controversial stories that defined America's civil rights movement.c2004.

 

YP    323.1    B935fr

Bullard, Sara.  FREE AT LAST: A HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THOSE WHO DIED IN THE STRUGGLE.  

An illustrated history of the Civil Rights Movement, including a timeline and profiles of forty people who gave their lives in the movement.c1978.

 

YP    323.1    C582

Winters, Paul A., editor. THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. 

The fight for rights begins -- Litigation and political lobbying -- Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott --Nonviolence and racial justice -- Malcom X and Black nationalism -- Southern states sidestep desegregation orders -- Massive resistance by Southern states -- The Federal Government's litigation strategy -- Peaceful demonstrations and radical tactics -- The student sit-in campaign – Civil disobedience in Birmingham -- The march on Washington – Blacks question the multiracial movement -- Churches join the movement -- Freedom summer -- The ineffectiveness of nonviolence – From protest to politics -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- The end of the Civil Rights Coalition -- The Chicago Freedom Movement of 1966 -- The Anti-War movement -- The fight for rights continues -- Integration or anti-discrimination? --Equal economic opportunity -- Black voting in Mississippi. c2000.

 

YP    323.1    E57am v.1

Engelbert, Phillis. AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS: ALMANAC. 

v. 1. Africa Americans, Asian Americans . c1999.

 

YP    323.1    F512we

Finlayson, Reggie.  WE SHALL OVERCOME: THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

Uses the words of spirituals and other music of the time to frame a discussion of the civil rights movement in the United States, focusing on specific people, incidents and court cases. c2003.

 

YP    323.1    H351da

Haskins, James.  THE DAY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WAS SHOT: A PHOTO HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

Presents the history of the civil rights movement through pictures, newslpaper clippings, and text from colonial times to 1991, framed with the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. c1992.

 

YP    323.1    H351fr

Haskins, James.  THE FREEDOM RIDES: JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE.  

With documentary-like clarity, James Haskins contributes new insight into our understanding of how the Freedom Rides came to be and why they were so important to the civil rights struggle – and to all Americans.c1995.

 

YP   323.1    H351ma

Haskins, James.  THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON.

Discusses the people and events connected with the 1963 March on Washington, as well as the consequences of this well-known civil rights demonstrations. c2004.

 

YP    323.1    P888we

Powledge, Fred.  WE SHALL OVERCOME: HEROES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS.   

Examines the system of segregation that existed in the United States until the mid-twentieth century and discusses the civil rights movement that changed this system.c1993.

 

YP     323.1    T932ci

Turck, Mary.  CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT FOR KIDS: A HISTORY WITH 21 ACTIVITIES.

Describes the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans in the 1950s and 1960s and profiles important civil rights leaders. Includes suggested activities. c2000.

 

YP    323.34    A432bl

Allen, Zita.  BLACK WOMEN LEADERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.  (1900-1964)c1996.

 

J    323.4092    L917ma

Lowery, Linda.  MARTIN LUTHER KING.  

Briefly recounts the life of the black minister who devoted his life to civil rights and discusses the national holiday in his name: Martin Luther King Day celebrated on the third Monday of every January.c1987.

   

J    326.0973    L642t

Lester, Julius.  TO BE A SLAVE.  

A compilation selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.c1968.

 

YP    326.0973   W932ci

Worth, Richard.  CINQUE OF THE AMISTAD AND THE SLAVE TRADE IN WORLD HISTORY.

Traces the history of the case that called into question whether illegally imported Africans were slaves or freemen who had a right to kill for their freedom. c2001.

 

YP    326.00973    W932ci

Worth, Richard.  CINQUE OF THE AMISTAD AND THE SLAVE TRADE IN WORLD HISTORY.

Traces the history of the case that called into question whether illegaly imported Africans were slaves or freemen who had a right to kill for their freedom. c2001.

 

YP   342.73    M158to

McKissack, Pat.  TO ESTABLISH JUSTICE: CITIZENSHIP AND CONSTITUTION.

America was founded on the idea of liberty for all, but it has not always achieved that ideal.  To Establish Justice is an honest and powerful examination of the Supreme Court's role in legalizing--or negating--civil rights for various groups.  From the struggles of Native Americans at the country's birth to the African American civil rights movement of the 1960s, from the vote for women to the internment of the Japanese during World War II, To Establish Justice shows how the Supreme Court has paved the way for both justice and discrimination, and how this important arm of our government has impacted all of our lives. c2004.

 

YP    342.73    M468ci

Mayer, Robert H, editor. THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964.

Features primary and secondary source articles on civil rights. c2004.

 

YP     344.73     T118br

Tackach, Hames.  BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Provides a historical overview of the case that desegregated public education in the United States. c1998.

 

YP    364.15     C853

Crowe, Chris.  GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE EMMETT TILL CASE. 

Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till, in Mississippi in 1955. c2003.

 

YP    364.15    S571mu

Siegel, Beatrice.  MURDER ON THE HIGHWAY: THE VIOLA LIUZZO STORY.   

Presents the life of the civil rights worker who was murdered shortly after the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and discusses the rights of Afro-Americans living in the South prior to and following her death.c1993.

 

YP     379.263    B851th

Bridges, Ruby.  THROUGH MY EYES.  

Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six -year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960. c1999.

 

J    379.263    L933cr

Lucas, Eileen.  CRACKING THE WALL: THE STRUGGLES OF THE LITTLE ROCK NINE. 

A brief introduction to the nine African-American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.c1997.

 

J     379.263     M882re

Morrison, Toni.  REMEMBER: THE JOURNEY TO SCHOOL INTEGRATION.

Toni Morrison has collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegration.  These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms. Morrison's test--a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the ear. c2004.

 

YP    382.44    H351bo

Haskins, James.  BOUND FOR AMERICA: THE FORCED MIGRATION OF AFRICANS TO THE NEW WORLD. 

Discusses the European enslavement of Africans, including their capture, branding, conditions on slave ships, shipboard mutinies, and arrival in the Americas. c1999.

 

J    391    C545ke

Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton.  KENTE COLORS.   

A rhyming description of the kente cloth costumes of the Ashanti and Ewe people of Ghana and a portrayal of the symbolic colors and patterns.c1996.

 

J   393.2096    W317pr

Washington, Donna L. A PRIDE OF AFRICAN TALES.

A collection of African folktales originating in the storytelling tradition. c2004.

 

YP    394.2    H314ka

Harris, Jessica B.  A KWANZAA KEEPSAKE: CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY WITH NEW TRADITIONSAND FEASTS.  

Structured around the seven days of Kwanzaa and the virtues they represent, this festive book is full of stories, ceremonies, and, of course, wonderful food.c1995.

 

J    394.263    B816ju

Branch, Muriel Miller. JUNETEENTH: FREEDOM DAY.  

Discusses the origin and present-day celebration of Juneteenth, a holiday marking the day Texan slaves realized they were free.c1998.

 

J    394.263    J82ju

Jordan, Denise.  JUNETEENTH DAY.

Describes the holiday known as Juneteenth Day, which has roots in Texas and celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. c2003.

 

J    398.2    A113an

Aardema, Verna.  ANANSI DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE!: AN ASHANTI TALE.  

Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people.

 

YP    398.2    A258

Abrahams, Roger D.  editor.  AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKTALES: STORIES FROM BLACK TRADITIONS IN THE NEW WORLD.  

"Sources, annotations, and index of tales.c1997.

 

J     398.2     B951be

Bryan, Ashley.  BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD.

In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew." c2003.

 

J     398.2     C971an

Cummins, Pat.  ANANSE AND THE LIZARD: A WEST AFRICAN TALE.  Ananse the spider thinks he will marry the daughter of the village chief, but instead he is outsmarted by Lizard. c2002.

 

J    398.2    D536hu

Retold by Baba Wague Diakite. THE HUNTERMAN AND THE CROCODILE: A WEST AFRICAN FOLKTALE.  

Donso, a West African hunterman, learns the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing humans among, not above, all other living things.c1985.

 

J    398.2    F246yo

Farris, Pamela J.  YOUNG MOUSE AND ELEPHANT: AN EAST AFRICAN FOLKTALE.  

Young Mouse, sure he is the strongest animal on the African Savannah, goes in search of the elephant, to "break it apart and stomp it to bits."c1996.

 

J     398.2    H221br

Hamilston, Virginia.  BRUH RABBIT AND THE TAR BABY GIRL.

In this retelling, using Gullah speech, of a familiar story, the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox who has set out to trap him. c2003.

 

J     398.2    L679cr

Lexau, Joan M.  CROCODILE AND HEN: A BAKONGO FOLKTALE.

Crocodile is so confused by Hen calling him "brother" every time he gets ready to eat her that he finally goes searching for an explanation of how such a relationship can be. c2001.

 

J     398.2    M379cl

Martin, Francesca.  CLEVER TORTOISE: A TRADITIONAL AFRICAN TALE.

Clever Tortoise leads the other jungle animals in teaching bullying Elephant and Hippopotamus a lesson by tricking them into engaging in a tug-of-war with each other. c2000.

 

J    398.2    M726an

Mollel, Tololwa M. (Tololwa Marti)  ANANSE'S FEAST: AN ASHANTI TALE. 

Unwilling to share his feast, Ananse the spider tricks Akye the turtle so that he can eat all the food himself, but Akye finds a way to get even. c1997.

 

J    398.2    P343mr

Paye, Won-Ldy.  MRS. CHICKEN AND THE HUNGRY CROCODILE.

When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile should not eat her. c2003.

 

J    398.21    L642jo

Lester, Julius.  JOHN HENRY.   

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.c1994.

 

J    398.22    R788le

Rosales, Melodye.  LEOLA AND THE HONEYBEARS.  

An African American version of Goldilocks and the three bears. c1999. 

 

J    398.24    H221wh

Hamilton, Virginia.  WHEN BIRDS COULD TALK & BATS COULD SING.  

A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on those African American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War.c1996.

   

J    398.25    M158da

McKissack, Pat.  THE DARK-THIRTY: SOUTHERN TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL.  

A collection of ghost stories with African American themes designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half-hour before sunset when ghosts seem all too believable.c1992.

 

YP    639.28    M158bl

McKissack, Pat. BLACK HANDS, WHITE SAILS: THE STORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WHALERS. 

A history of African-American whalers between 1730 and 1880, describing their contributions to the whaling industry and their role in the abolitionist movement. c1999.

 

YP    641.5966    O84go

Osseo-Asare, Fran.  A GOOD SOUP ATTRACTS CHAIRS: A FIRST AFRICAN COOKBOOK FOR AMERICAN KIDS. 

Presents over thirty-five easy-to-follow recipes from the kitchens of West Africa and Ghana and instructions on how to throw an African party. c1993.

 

J    700.8    C536

Sullivan, Charles, Editor.  CHILDREN OF PROMISE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND ART FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.  

Poems, prose, photographs, and paintings explore the African-American experience as seen through art and literature by blacks or about black subjects.c1991.

   

YP    745.096    T279tr

Temko, Florence.  TRADITIONAL CRAFTS FROM AFRICA.  

This well-written, practical volume gives samples from many corners of the African Continent.c1996.

 

J    745.5096    D155af

D'Amato, Janet.  AFRICAN CRAFTS FOR YOU TO MAKE.  

Instructions for making replicas of household items, houses, musical instruments, ceremonial objects, clothing, and personal effects of various African tribes. Includes a brief explanation of the origin, use, and significance of each object.c1969.

 

J    759.13    L642fr

Lester, Julius.  FROM SLAVE SHIP TO FREEDOM ROAD.  

Presents a series of magnificent painting created by artist Rod Brown, portraying the story of slavery from its beginnings on the infamous ships of the Middle Passage to the enslaved Africans' and their descendants' centuries of subjugation and their final hard-won freedom.c1998.

 

YP     781.643    L642bl

Lester, Julius.  THE BLUES SINGERS: TEN WHO ROCKED THE WORLD.

Newbery Honor author Julius Lester introduces ten of the most beloved black blues singers. c2001.

 

J    782.25    A867al

Selected and illustrated by Ashley Bryan.  ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY: A CHILD'S FIRST BOOK OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUALS.  

A selection of twenty spirituals with piano accompaniment and guitar chords.  Includes "This Little Light of Mine," "He's got the whole world in His hands," and "Get on board."c1991.

 

YP     782.42    S587ju

Silverman, Jerry.  JUST LISTEN TO THIS SONG I'M SINGING:  AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH SONG. 

Uses the music and lyrics of thirteen African-American songs as a focal point for relating the history of the African-American experience and for telling American musical history.c1996.

 

J     782.421    J67li

Johnson, James Weldon.  LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING: A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE TO THE NEGRO NATIONAL ANTHEM.

Black-and-white photographs accompany this version of the song that has come to be considered the African American national anthem. c2000.

 

YP    810.8963    W898

Woodson, Jacqueline editor. A WAY OUT OF NO WAY : WRITING ABOUT GROWING UP BLACK IN AMERICA.  

A collection of stories and poems about coming of age written by Afro-American authors.c1996.

 

J    811    I11

Clinton, Catherine. I, TOO, SING AMERICA : THREE CENTURIES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY. 

A collection of poems by African-American writers, including Lucy Terry, Gwendolyn Bennett, and Alice Walker.c1998.

 

J    811.008    I35

Steptoe, Javaka. IN DADDY'S ARMS I AM TALL : AFRICAN AMERICANS CELEBRATING FATHERS

A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by  Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others.c1997.

 

YP     811.508    I1

I AM THE DARKER BROTHER An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans.c1997.

 

J    811.508    S722

Feelings, Tom.  SOUL LOOKS BACK IN WONDER.  

Artwork and poems by such writers as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Toure portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage.c1993.

 

YP   811.5082  B722a 1974

Bontemps, Arna Wendell.  AMERICAN NEGRO POETRY.  

Edited and with an introduction by Arna Bontemps.c1974.

 

J    811.52    H893dr

Hughes, Langston,  THE DREAM KEEPER AND OTHER POEMS. 

A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the black experience.c1932.

 

J    811.54    B915as

Bryan, Ashley.  ASHLEY BRYAN'S ABC OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY.  

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a line from a poem by different African American poets, describing an aspect of the black experience.c1997.

 

J    811.54    D272i

Dawes, Kwame Senu Neville.  I SAW YOUR FACE.

A poem and portraits of children illustrate the shared beauty and heritage of people of African descent living throughout the world. c2004.

 

J    811.54    F295S

Feelings, Tom.  SOMETHING ON MY MIND.  

Poems expressing the hopes, fears, joys, and sorrows of growing up. c1978.

 

J   811.54    G812fo

Greenfield, Eloise.  FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME: MICHAEL JORDAN AND ME.  

Two children discover the importance of determination and find inspiration in the life of Michael Jordan.c1997.

 

J    811.54     G812h

Greenfield, Eloise.  HONEY, I LOVE, AND OTHER LOVE POEMS.  

Titles include "I Look Pretty," "Fun," "Riding on the Train," "Harriet Tubman," and "By Myself."c1978.

 

J    811.54    G512sp

Giovanni, Nikki.  SPIN A SOFT BLACK SONG: POEMS FOR CHILDREN.

Thirty-five poems recount the feelings of Black children about their neighborhoods, American society, and themselves. c1971.

 

J    811.54    G862me

Grimes, Nikki. MEET DANITRA BROWN.  

Afro-American  children's  poetry.c1994.

 

J     811.54    M491lo

Medina, Tony.  LOVE TO LANGSTON.

A series of poems written from the point of view of the poet Langston Hughes, offering an overview of key events and themes in his life. c2002.

 

J    811.54    M996bl

Myers, Walter Dean.  BLUES JOURNEY.

Provides a history of the Blues, American's music, with its distinctive style that is recognized throughout the world.  c2003.

 

YP    811.54    M996br

Myers, Walter Dean.  BROWN ANGELS: AN ALBUM OF PICTURES AND VERSE. 

A collection of poems, accompanied by photographs, about African American children living around the turn of the century.c1993.

 

YP    811.54    N428fo

Nelson, Marily.  FORTUNE'S BONES: THE MANUMISSION REQUIEM.

Fortune was a slave who lived in Waterbury, Connecticut in the late 1700's.  He was married and the father of four children.  When Fortune died in 1798, his master, Dr. Porter, preserved his skeleton to further the study of anatomy. c2004.

 

J    811.54    S972ho

Swann, Brian.  THE HOUSE WITH NO DOOR: AFRICAN RIDDLE-POEMS.  

A collection of original poems created from riddles of various African tribes. c1998.

 

YP    811.54    W895lo

Woodson, Jacqueline.  LOCOMOTION.

In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about hs life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school. c2003.

 

YP    813.54    B972wa

Burshtein, Karen.  WALTER DEAN MYERS.

Discusses the life and work of the well-known author of award-winning young adult literature who grew up in Harlem as a foster child and struggled with his identity as an African American writer. c2004.

 

YP     917.8     B658yo

Blumberg, Rhoda.  YORK'S ADVENTURES WITH LEWIS AND CLARK: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN'S PART IN THE GREAT EXPEDITION.

Relates the adventures of York, a slave and "body-servant' to William Clark, who journeyed west with the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806. c2004.

 

YP    960.09    H249af

Hansen, Joyce.  AFRICAN PRINCESS: THE AMAZING LIVES OF AFRICA'S ROYAL WOMEN.

Here are fascinating stories of six of Africa's most remarkable royal women and the eras in which they lived. c2004.

 

YP    966.51    Z75ga

Zimmermann, Robert.  THE GAMBIA.  

SERIES Enchantment of the world.c1994.

 

YP    966.7    K86an

Koslow, Philip.  ANCIENT GHANA: THE LAND OF GOLD.  

Provides information on the history and people of the first great kingdom of West Africa, ancient Ghana.c1995..

 

YP     966.7    K86as

Koslow, Philip. ASANTE: THE GOLD COAST.  

Provides information on the history and people of the Kingdom of Asante.c1996.

 

YP    966.9    H288ni

Harmon, Daniel E.  NIGERIA.  

Photographs and text look at the past, development, and present culture of Nigeria and its inhabitants. c2001.

 

YP    967.57    T969hu

Twagilimana, Aimable.  HUTU AND TUTSI.  

Surveys the culture, history, and contemporary life of the two groups involved in the tragic civil war in Rwanda, the Hutu and the Tutsi. c1998.

 

J     967.571     K82rw

Koopmans, Andy.  RWANDA c2005.

 

YP    968    F532so

Fish, Bruce.  SOUTH AFRICA.  

Examines the past, development, inhabitants, and many cultural aspects of South Africa. c2000.

   

YP    973    H893

Hughes, Langston.  A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE NEGRO IN AMERICA.

All significant events and personalities in Negro history and life are fully treated and the social, political, artistic, and economic aspects of development are thoroughly examined.c1956.

 

YP     973.0496    B687te

Bolden, Tonya.  TELL ALL THE CHILDREN OUR STORY: MEMORIES AND MEMENTOS OF BEING YOUNG AND BLACK IN AMERICA.

This scrapbook, a witness of the black experience in miniature, speaks to all readers.  It brings to light how black children have worked and played, suffered and rejoiced, as well as covers a range of lifestyles, social classes, attitudes, and perceptions to portray children in ever-evolving states of being. c2001.

 

YP    973.0496    L665fr

Levine, Ellen.  FREEDOM'S CHILDREN: YOUNG CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TELL THEIR OWN STORIES. 

Southern blacks who were young and involved in the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s describe their experience.c1993.

 

YP    973.0496    M996no

Myers, Walter Dean.  NOW IS YOUR TIME!: THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.  

A history of the African-American struggle for freedom and equality, beginning with the capture of Africans in 1619, continuing through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and into contemporary times.c1991.

 

YP    973.096    A258

Editors of Time-Life.  PERSEVERANCE.

African Americans, voices of triumph series. c1993.

 

J    973.0974    F964b

Fulks, Bryan.  BLACK STRUGGLE: A HISTORY OF THE NEGRO IN AMERICA.  

Traces the history of black people in America from the arrival of the first slave ships to the civil rights movements of the 1960's.

   

YP    973.415    H351bl

Haskins, James.  BLACK, BLUE & GRAY : AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE CIVIL WAR.  

An historical account of the role of African-American soldiers in the Civil War.c1998.

 

YP    973.7   M158da

McKissack, Pat.  DAYS OF JUBILEE: THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES.

Uses slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders and other documents to chronicle the various stages leading to the emancipation of slaves in the United States. c2003.

 

YP    973.71    C 976li

Currie, Stephen.  LIFE OF A SLAVE ON A SOUTHERN PLANTATION.  

Details the living conditions of plantation slaves, examining house, field and artisan work; food and clothing; marriage; separation; resistance; leisure activities; and old age.c1995.

 

YP     973.71    F799bo

Fradin, Dennis B.  BOUND FOR THE NORTH STAR: TRUE STORIES OF FUGITIVE SLAVES.

Compelling accounts describe some of the horrors of slavery and serve as inspiring examples of how human beings, in their desire for liberty, can overcome seemingly insurmountable difficulties. c2000.

 

YP    973.71    H249fr

Hansen, Joyce.  FREEDOM ROADS: SEARCHING FOR THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.

Author carefully explores the ways historians use all kinds of evidence in unearthing the ways historians use all kinds of evidence in unearthing the history of the Underground Railroad. c2003.

 

YP    973.711    B576un

Bial, Raymond.  THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.  

In showing the actual places and artifacts, Bial brings a poignant immediacy to the desperate situations and hopes that empowered the Railroad more than a hundred years ago.c1995.

 

J     973.73    C641ho

Clinton, Catherine.  HOLD THE FLAG HIGH. 

Describes the Civil War battle of Morris Island, South Carolina, during which Sergeant William H. Carney became the first African American to earn a Congressional medal of Honor by preserving the flag. c2005.

 

YP    974.71    B687ma

Bolden, Tonya.  MARITCHA: A NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN GIRL.

A biography of a remarkable black girl growing up in the mid-1800's in Manhattan, NY. c2005.

 

J    978    R327bu

Reef, Catherine.  BUFFALO SOLDIERS.  

Recounts the deeds of the 9th and 10th Cavalry, comprised of African American soldiers who kept peace between Indians and settlers on the western frontier, fought in the Spanish-American War, and pursued the outlaw Pancho Villa through Mexico.c1993.

 

YP    978.0496    C877fo

Cox, Clinton.  THE FORGOTTEN HEROES: THE STORY OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS.   

Recounts the history of the 9th and 10th Cavalry regiments, comprised of African American soldiers recruited to open the West to settlers and whose deeds included escorting wagon trains, carrying mail, and fighting battles against Native Americans.c1993.  

 

YP     978.1    Z46tr

Zeinert, Karen.  TRAGIC PRELUDE: BLEEDING KANSAS.

Describes the conflict which would be called "Bleeding Kansas" for the shocking violence that occurred as citizens sparred for control to decide whether Kansas would become a slave state or free. c2001.

 

 


Textbooks

C1    FEA    A258    1995

Globe Fearon.  AFRICAN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHIES.

Series of multicultural biographies. c1995.

 

C1    MCP    V889    1994

VOICES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY.  

6 v. + 6 teaching companions. V. 1 Ancient Africa and the Atlantic slave trade v. 2 The Colonies.  v. 3. The American revolution.  v. 4. The 19th century and abolition .  [v. 5 The Civil War and Reconstruction.  v. 6 Civil rights.

 

C8    MCD    M137    1989

McDougal, Littell, c1989.  MCDOUGAL, LITTELL LITERATURE.  For grades 7-12.

 


Media -- NonFICTION

 

CDROM     960    A258

AFRICA INSPIRER. [electronic resource] Tom Snyder Productions, c1997.

Students travel throughout Africa collecting resources and visiting countries with specific geographic characteristics.  Students interpret maps, share key information and plan strategies.

 

TAPE    305.896    W689

Southern Regional Council. WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN?: AN AUDIO HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN FIVE SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES AND THE MUSIC OF THOSE TIMES. [sound recording] . [1998?] 

9 sound cassettes + 1 teacher's guide + 1 issue of Southern Changes Tape 1. Prologue - Our place, their place. Tape 2. Under color of law - Hey, hey, ho, ho, segregations got to go-Orangeburg. Tape 3. Cradle of theConfederacy - Walle and pray -The bus boycott.  Tape 4. My feet is tired –Rocking the cradle Little Rock, Arkansas - The Jim Crow years.  Tape 5. Nine for justice - Soldiers in school - The lost year. Tape 6. The 1960's -- American apartheid -Birth of the Jackson movement. Tape 7. The demonstrations – Freedom summer -Power and resistance. Tape 8. Prelude of a movemen- Atlanta student movement - Crow and molasses. Tape 9. The city too busy to hate -The rise of black political power. Epilogue.  

TAPE    808.85 G786

THE GREATEST SPEECHES OF ALL-TIME. [sound recording] (82 min.) Speechworks,  cp1997.

A compilation of sixteen speeches, chiefly by Americans, using recordings made of the speech at the time. Each speech prefaced by a brief introduction except tracks 14-16. Inaugural / John F. Kennedy (5:25)-- I have a dream / Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (3:41) -- The Watergate tapes / Richard M. Nixon (1:25) -- Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner / Harry S. Truman (8:51) -- Declaration of war / Franklin Delano Roosevelt (6:47) -- Democratic convention / Robert F. Kennedy (9:19)

 

VCR    301.41    M217

THE MAIDS: A DOCUMENTARY. [videorecording] (28 min) [Women Make Movies],c1985. 

Discusses the history of black women domestics in the United States utilizing still photographs and interviews.

 

VCR    301.45    N393

THE NEGRO SOLDIER. [videorecording] (49 min.) Republic Pictures Home Video, c1990. 

Traces the role of the Negro soldier in American history from 776 to 1944, and shows the accomplishments of Negro troops. Ring of steel (9 min.) glorifies the history and legacy of the American soldier.

 

VCR    305.8     F198

FAMILY ACROSS THE SEA. [videorecording] (56 min.) South Carolina ETV Network.c1991. 

Mainly in English, some in Gullah.  A delegation of Gullah people travels from the United States to Sierra Leone to trace the roots of their heritage.

 

VCR     305.8    P697

A PLACE AT THE TABLE: STRUGGLES FOR EQUALITY IN AMERICA. [videorecording] (40 min.) + 1 teacher's guide. Southern Poverty Law Center. c2000. 

The video explores how our nations has pursued--and is still pursuing--the dream of liberty and justice for all.   

 

VCR    305.8    Q5

A QUESTION OF COLOR [videorecording]  (58 min.) Executive producer, St. Clair Bourne, c1992. 

Examines the issue of color consciousness within the black community.  This film explores a caste system based on how closely skin color, hair texture and facial features conform to a European ideal. A variety of African Americans give their experiences and attitudes towards the question of color.

 

VCR    305.8    S524

THE SHADOW OF HATE: A HISTORY OF INTOLERANCE IN AMERICA. [videorecording] (40min).Teaching Tolerance ;  c1995. 

This documentary examines 4 centuries of United States history in order to understand the country's record of intolerance.

 

VCR    305.896    T583

A TIME FOR JUSTICE: AMERICA'S CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. [videorecording] (38 min) Teaching Tolerance, c1992.

Depicts the battle for civil rights, recalling the crises in Montgomery, Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma and reveals the heroism of the individuals involved.

 

VCR    305.896    G615

GOIN' BACK TO T-TOWN.   [videorecording] (58 min.).PBS Video, 1992.

Recalls the neighborhood life and the rise and decline of the all black community of Greenwood, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Traces the history of African Americans in Oklahoma from the period before the Civil War to the early twentieth century.

 

VCR    323.1    C582    2002

UNITES STATES HISTORY ORIGINS TO 2000. CIVIL RIGHTS [videorecording] (23 min.) Schlessinger Media, c2002.

Provides brief overview of the civil rights movement.

 

VCR     323.1    A512

AMERICA'S CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT [videorecording] (38 min.) + 1 teacher's guide. Montgomery, AL: Teaching tolerance, 2004.

This documentary depicts the battle for civil rights, recalling the crises in Montgomery, Little Rick, Birmingham and Selma and reveals the heroism of the individuals involved.

 

VCR     323.1     M634

MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH. [videorecording] (40 min.) + 1 teacher's guide. Teaching Toleracne, c2005.

The objectives of this film are political movements involve children as well as adults; and children of all ages have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

VCR    323.4    E97

EYES ON THE PRIZE. [videorecording] 6 videocassettes (60 min. each) PBS Home Video c1986.

v. 1. Awakenings, 1954-1956. v. 2. Fighting back, 1957-1962. 3. Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961. v. 4. No easy walk, 1961-1963. 5. Mississippi-- is this America, 1962-1964. v. 6. Bridge to freedom, 1965. America's civil rights, years 1954 to 1965.

 

VCR    326    T874

THE TRUTH ABOUT SLAVERY IN HISTORY. [videorecording] (26 min.) Educational Video Network,  c1996.

 

VCR    326.0973    A517

THE AMISTAD REVOLT: "All we want is make us free"   [videorecording] (33 min)  

Tells the story of the 1839 Amistad Revolt and the ensuing campaign to free the Africans jailed for murder and piracy.

 

VCR    370.19342    I61

INTOLERABLE BURDEN. [videorecording] (57 min.) First Run/Icarus Films, 2003.

Documentary film of how Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter enrolled the youngest eight of their thirteen children in the public schools of Drew, Mississippi in 1965, which were all white.  The Drew school board had initiated a "freedom of choice" plan to bring the district in compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but Blacks were not expected to choose all white schools.  The film examines the conditions of segregation prior to 1965, the hardships the family faced during desegregation, and the massive white resistance which led to re-segregation.

 

VCR    379.263   E71

THE ERNEST GREEN STORY. [videorecording] (101 min.) Disney Educational Productions. [1993?]

The true story of Ernest Green and eight other young black students who enrolled in an all-white school in 1957 and triumphed over the adversity and intolerance they encountered.

 

VCR    781.6    W668

WILD WOMEN DON'T HAVE THE BLUES. [videorecording] (58 min.) Calliope Film Resources, Inc. 

Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blues women as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, and others.

 

VCR    966     D219

DARK PASSAGES [videorecording]  (50 min.) PBS Video c1995.  

Employs a mixture of interviews, slave narratives, and dramatization. Tells the story of the impact of the Atlanticslave trade. Takes the viewer from the House of Slaves on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, to the village of Juffere on the Gambia River.

 

VCR    966.7    C536

GEORGINA WILLIAMS OF GHANA [videorecording]  (17 min.)  Rainbow Educational Media, c1995. 

Videocassette which acquaints students with the lifestyles ofchildren from Ghana by taking them through a typical day in the life of 9-year old Georgina Williams.  

 

VCR    973.0496    B627

BLACK HISTORY: lost, stolen, or strayed. [videorecording] (60 min)  Xenon Home Video, 1991.

Examines the manner in which American historians have tended to ignore, downplay, or improperly document several significant achievements by black Americans.

   

Created by Donna Wallach, February 2006.

  

                                                                     

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