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BISAC Subject JUV011010

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

Allen Jay y el Ferrocarril Subterráneo (Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad)

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Allen Jay's family farm is a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen's parents give food and shelter to slaves escaping from the South. One day in 1842, Allen's father asks him to help a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 973.7'115

Come Morning

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Twelve-year-old Freedman and his father Nehemiah, a freed slave, make their living on a farm in Delaware during the 1850s. When Nehemiah is taken prisoner by slave-hunters in the Deep South… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Don't Call Me Grandma

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Great-grandmother Nell eats fish for breakfast, she doesn't hug or kiss, and she does NOT want to be called grandma. Her great-granddaughter isn't sure what to think about her. As she slowly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Ellen Craft's Escape from Slavery

Grade 2 - Grade 4

In the 1840s, runaway slaves faced many dangers. They were often caught and sometimes killed. Ellen Craft and her husband William knew the risks. And they decided to take a… Ellen and Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 920.009296073

Family

Kindergarten - Grade 4

In this heartwarming sequel to the highly acclaimed Hope, Aunt Poogee and Hope return with their delightful, multiculutural family for a special dinner at Aunt Poogee's farm. The whole… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Series

Bring to life important stories from U.S. history with the History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater. These books bring together illustrated picture books with reader's theater… Read More →

History's Kid Heroes

Series

History is brought to life using compelling stories in a visually contemporary way. Each History's Kid Heroes title brings historical fiction into the graphic novel format using strong… Read More →

Hope

Kindergarten - Grade 4

For the young girl in Hope, weekends at her great-aunt Poogee's are the best. Aunt Poogee makes incredible fried chicken, tells great stories, and knows lots of interesting people. But this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [E]

Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret

Kindergarten - Grade 3

In the early nineteenth century, enslaved Africans are not allowed to gather together in groups. For Simmy and his family, that means they must worship in secret. If they are caught, the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Live Oak Media eReadalong

Series

eReadalongs are eBooks integrated with the fully-produced, high-quality audio productions that distinguish Live Oak Media in the field of children's recordings. Read by the most prominent… Read More →

Looking Like Me

Kindergarten - Grade 3

When you look in a mirror, who do you see?… A boy? A girl? A son? A daughter? A runner? A dancer? Whoever and whatever you see―just put out your fist and give yourself an "I am" BAM! This ju Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

Grade 1 - Grade 4

"All men are born free and equal… Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone h Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 306.3'62092

Play Ball, Jackie!

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Batter up! It's Jackie Robinson's first game in the major leagues. April 15, 1947, is a big day for ten-year-old Matty Romano. His dad is taking him to see his favorite team--the Brooklyn… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Ruth and the Green Book

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [E]

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

Grade 2 - Grade 4

In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch--a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Little Rock Nine Stand Up for Their Rights

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Until 1957, two worlds existed in Little Rock, Arkansas: one for white Americans and another for African Americans. Whites and blacks went to separate schools, ate at separate restaurants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 379.2'630976773

The Prison-Ship Adventure of James Forten, Revolutionary War Captive

Grade 3 - Grade 5

Captured at sea . . . a young man must choose between his country and his… The Atlantic Ocean, 1781. James Forten is a free African American sailor on an American ship, the Royal Loui Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 973.3'71

The Steel Pan Man of Harlem

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Once upon a time in the city of Harlem, there was a terrible problem. Rats had taken over the city. They were everywhere―subways, restaurants, even people's homes! The mayor didn't know what… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Yo solo: Historia (On My Own History)

Series

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these histories engage readers’ interests and imaginations Read More →