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Category: All Categories: Children's and Juvenile Books: African American Children's Books
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1.
Ferris, Jeri Illustrator: Illustrated by Karen Ritz  
Go Free or Die: A Story about Harrriet Tubman
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Publisher: Minneapolis 1988.
New with no dust jacket; New book with light edge wear from being on display. Lerner Publications Later Printing Paperback 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; This is a very readable biography of the woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom not only for herself, but through others through the Underground Railroad. For ages 9-13. Illustrated in black and white.; ISBN: 0876145047

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2.
Ferris, Jeri Illustrator: Illustrated by Karen Ritz  
Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth
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Publisher: Minneapolis 1988.
New with no dust jacket; New book with light edge wear from being on display. Lerner Publications Later Printing Paperback 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; Sojourner Truth was born a slave and never even knew her birthday. As a young woman, she decided she would seek her freedom, and with help from the Quakers she escaped. She then began to reunite her family and to help free other slaves. She became one of the most powerful speakers for the abolition movement. For ages 9-13. Illustrated in black and white.; ISBN: 0876145055

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3.
Graham, Lorenz  
RETURN TO SOUTH TOWN
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Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell New York 1976.
Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. Previous owner's name. ; 245 pages

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4.
Greenfield, Eloise Illustrator: Illustrated by Gil Ashby  
Rosa Parks
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Publisher: New York 1995.
New with no dust jacket Harpercollins Paperback 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 43 pages; Rosa parks is best known for not giving her seat on the bus to a white passenger and being arrested for it. The result was the Bus Boycott in Montgomery, which helped to launch the modern civil rights movement. This book is written for ages 7-10, reading level 2.8. Author note at back of book. Newly illustrated edition of book first published in 1973.; ISBN: 0064420256

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5.
Hopkinson, Deborah Illustrator: Illustrated by James Ransome  
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
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Publisher: New York 1995.
New with no dust jacket Random House Later Printing Paperback 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated pages; Clara, a slave and seamstress on Home Plantation, knows that the Underground Railroad can lead her to freedom. The only problem is, How to find it? By piecing together scraps of cloth with scraps of information gathered from the other slaves, she fashions a map so secret that even the master won't suspect.; ISBN: 0679874720

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6.
Johnson, Angela.  
JOSHUA BY THE SEA.

Publisher: Orchard Books [New York]. No date. (1994)..
4th printing. 10pp. Tall, square 24mo. Board book. Illustrated by Rhonda Mitchell. Fine (No defects). ISBN 0531068463.

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7.
Johnson, Angela.  
JOSHUA'S NIGHT WHISPERS.

Publisher: Orchard Books [New York]. No date. (1994)..
7th printing. 10pp. Tall, square 24mo. Board book. Illustrated by Rhonda Mitchell. Fine (No defects). ISBN 0531068471.

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8.
Johnson, Angela.  
MAMA BIRD, BABY BIRDS.

Publisher: Orchard Books [New York]. No date. (1994)..
5th printing. 10pp. Tall, square 24mo. Board book. Illustrated by Rhonda Mitchell. Fine (No defects). ISBN 053106848X.

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9.
Johnson, Angela.  
THE LEAVING MORNING.

Publisher: Scholastic Inc./ Orchard Books [New York]. 2004. (1992)..
8th printing. 32pp. sm4to. Glossy illustrated wraps. Illustrated by David Soman. On the leaving morning a child watches for the moving men & leaves lip marks on the window of the city apartment before departing for the new home. Fine (No defects). ISBN 0590603507.

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10.
Lester, Julius  
From Slave Ship to Freedom Road
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Publisher: New York 2000.
with no dust jacket; New book. Penguin Puffin Later Printing Paperback 4to 11" - 13" tall; 40 pages; Paintings by Rod Brown. The purpose of this book is to help people of all colors imagine what it was like to be a slave, how it felt to be suddenly jerked away from the world and culture you knew, packed into a ship for three months going you knew not where under conditions that were intolerable, and then landing in a new culture with a new language where you were forced to work for people who now owned you. Lester's purpose is not only to help us understand and feel the past, but also to help us understand what we, ourselves, might be capable of if we were in a culture that considered evil good. The bold paintings that illustrate this book are also meant to lead us into deeper understanding of the whole slave experience.; ISBN: 0140566694

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11.
Miller, Robert  
Reflections of a Black Cowboy

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs 1991.
Very Good with no dust jacket; New book with light damage from display, primarily to the corners, which have creases. Silver Burdett Press First Paperback Edition Paperback Pioneers; Vol. 3; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 102 pages; The author tells the hair-raising and often hilarious adventures of some of America's black cowboys: York (who became chief of the Crows), Ed Rose (who fought with Mike Fink), Alvin Coffey, Biddy Mason, and George Moore (Pony Express rider).; ISBN: 0382240863

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12.
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux Illustrator: Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins  
MAYFIELD CROSSING
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Publisher: G. P. Putnams New York 1993.
Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Edgewear. ; When the school in Mayfield Crossing is closed, the students are sent to larger schools, where the Black children encounter racial prejudice for the first time, and only baseball seems a possibility for drawing people together.; 88 pages

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13.
Ringgold, Faith  
If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
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Publisher: New York 1999.
Very Good; New, unread book with remainder mark on top edge. One or more corners may be bumped. Simon & Schuster Hardcover Remainder; Oblong 4to 10.25" - 13; Unpaginated pages; ISBN: 0689818920

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14.
Sanders, Nancy I.  
A Kid's Guide to African American History
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Publisher: Chicago 2000.
New with no dust jacket Chicago Review Press Paperback Oblong 8vo 8" to 9"; 242 pages; Contains more than 70 hands-on activities, songs, and games that teach children ages 6-11 about the people, experiences, and events that shaped African American History. Beginning with some African history and background information, the book covers the landing in Jamestown, the beginning of slavery in America, the slave trade in colonial America, the Revolutionary War, the free African society, life on a plantation, abolitionists, Pinkster Day, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, sharecropping, Juneteenth, black cowboys, Buffalo soldiers, Jim Crow, black scientists and inventors, African American music, the Civil Rights Movement, Kwanzaa, and much more.

Some of the hands-on activities are designing an African mask; potato stamp painting; making a bead necklace; making a 3-D picture of a merchant sailing ship; playing a game of marbles; writing an almanac; making a star-watching chart; recipes for food the slaves ate; reading Brer Rabbit and making up similar stories; telling and making up riddles; learning children's rhymes, songs and games; sewing a doll; making and playing models of musical instruments slaves made and used; uncoding spirituals; having an Election Day Parade and making an Election Cake; celebrating Pinkster Day with costumes, dancing, and games; making a candle such as Harriet Tubman used and a stick to carry personal items such as escaping slaves used; following the North Star; making a Native American apron; making a Congressional Medal of Honor; making paper doll replicas of he U.S. colored troops; making a Bible quilt; having an egg-cracking party and a taffy pull; celebrating Juneteenth with a special drink; designing a brand; making peanut butter; growing a sweet potato vine; making and playing a simple cornet; having a track-and-field day; and more.; ISBN: 1556526539

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15.
Sechrist, Darren  
Free at Last: How the Freeing of the Slaves Changed American History
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Publisher: 2009.
New with no dust jacket Crabtree Publishing Company Paperback Graphic America; 0.2 x 9.6 x 6.7 Inches; 32 pages; This book covers the history of African Americans from the Civil War until the present day. Topics covered include The Emancipation Proclamation, Abolition, Sharecropping, Civil Rights, Jim Crow Laws, the rise of the Klu Klux Klan, and the continuing hope for future improvement in racial relations Books in this series are intended for children ages 8-9, but I think they also would appeal to older reluctant readers. Each book also contains a time line, glossary, and index in the back, and these are written in upper case, white letters on black background. There are no colons between words and their definitions in the glossary. Instead the terms are in bold face and the definitions in regular type face. The graphic format will grab the attention of young people, and they will find themselves learning history they might not have thought of reading in another form.; ISBN: 0778742121

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16.
Shull, Jodie Illustrator: Illustrated by Ken Stetz  
Words of Promise: Story about James Weldon Johnson
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Publisher: Minneapolis 2006.
New with no dust jacket; New book with light edge wear from being on display. Millbrook (Lerner Publications) Later Printing Paperback 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; Although Johnson was talented and already more successful as a teacher, lawyer, diplomat and writer than most African Americans of his time could hope to be, he was increasingly disturbed by the way other blacks in America were being treated. From 1916 until the 1930s he traveled through the country speaking out for equal opportunities for black people. He became the first executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Today he is best known as a poet, statesman, and the author of the words to the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing." I remember him as the author of an anthem our choir used to sing when I was in high school from his book of sermons in verse, God's Trombones, which was set to music. For ages 9-13. Illustrated in black and white.; ISBN: 0822530899

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17.
Snow, Todd Illustrator: Illustrated by Melodee Strong  
You Are Friendly
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Publisher: 2007.
New with no dust jacket Maren Green Publishing First Edition Hardcover You are Important; 24mo 5" - 6" square; Unpaginated pages; This colorful board book illustrates in simple terms what it means to be friendly. Its characters demonstrate being gentle, generous, using good manners, helpfulness, and more. Characters are multi-racial. Unpaginated, but has around ten pages. For very young children.; ISBN: 9781934277096

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18.
Sterling, Dorothy  
Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman
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Publisher: New York 1954.
New with no dust jacket Scholastic Paperback 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 191 pages; Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and knew only hard work and hunger. Although it seemed impossible, she was determined to be free someday. She was courageous enough to make her dream come true and escaped to the North by the secret route known as the Underground Railroad. And then she constantly put her life at risk to bring more slaves to freedom. Grade 5 reading level.; ISBN: 0590436287

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19.
Swain, Gwenyth Illustrator: Illustrated by Larry Johnson  
A Hunger for Learning; A Story About Booker T. Washington
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Publisher: Minneapolis 2006.
New with no dust jacket; New book with light edge wear from being on display. Millbrook (Lerner Publications) Later Printing Paperback 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; Booker T. Washington had wanted to learn to read since he was a small boy, but as a slave he wasn't allowed to go to school. After the Civil War, when he was free, he convinced teachers at the Hampton Institute to let him work at their school in exchange for classes. He did so well that Hampton's principal recommended him to start a new school in Alabama. He and his students built Tuskegee Institute, which became one of the nation's most respected colleges for black students. He dedicated his life to education and was considered one of the most important African American leaders of his time. For ages 9-13. Illustrated in black and white.; ISBN: 0822530902

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20.
Taylor, Mildred D.  
Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Publisher: New York 1991.
with no dust jacket; New book. Penguin Later Printing Paperback 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 394 pages; For ages 10 and up.; ISBN: 0140348921

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21.
Weidt, Maryann N. Illustrator: Illustrated by Jeni Reeves  
Voice of Freedom: A Story about Frederick Douglass
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Publisher: Minneapolis 2001.
New with no dust jacket; New book with light edge wear from being on display. Millbrook (Lerner Publications) Later Printing Paperback 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; Douglass was born a slave in Maryland in 1818. When he was 20, he escaped and began life as a free man. He became a brilliant speaker who traveled widely, spreading his anti-slavery message as he shared his story. He wrote severa books and published a newspaper that promoted equal rights for both black people and women. He died in 1895. Illustrated in black and white. For ages 9-13.; ISBN: 1575055538

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22.
Winter, Jeanette Illustrator: Illustrated by Anita Lobel  
Follow the Drinking Gourd
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Publisher: New York 1992.
with no dust jacket; New book. Random House Knopf Later Printing Paperback tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; 48 pages; An old sailor named Peg Leg Joe wanted to help slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad. He would work for a slave owner and in the evenings he'd teach the slaves a song that would show them the way of escape -- "Follow the Drinking Gourd" -- the North Star. This is the story of one slave family who set out to find their freedom in Canada by following the "drinking gourd" with some help from those who made up the Underground Railroad. The complete song and its tune will be found at the back of the book.; ISBN: 0679819975

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