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Multcolib School Corps Picks African-American History Grades 5 - 8

Spies of Mississippi
Spies of Mississippi The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement By Bowers, Rick (Book - 2010 ) y 323.1196073 B7867s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

To the Mountaintop!
To the Mountaintop! My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement By Hunter-Gault, Charlayne (Book - 2012 ) j 070.92 H9455t 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Starting with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009 and working back to the early 1960s, Hunter-Gault covers many of the significant moments in the civil rights movement, including her own pivotal role in desegregating the University of Georgia.

The Slave Trade and the Middle Passage
The Slave Trade and the Middle Passage By Sharp, S. Pearl (Book - 2007 ) j 306.362 S531s 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Traces the history of the transatlantic slave trade and the development of slavery in the New World.

The Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage
The Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage By Altman, Susan (Book - 1997 ) R-j 973.0496 A468e 1997 In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:The Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage chonicles more than a millennium of history -- the rich and varied tapestry woven by Africans who remained on their ancestral continent, those who were forced to leave their homes, and their descendants who developed roots in a new land.

100 African Americans Who Changed American History
100 African Americans Who Changed American History By Beckner, Chrisanne (Book - 2005 ) j 920.009 B397o 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:This series presents Americans who have had a profound impact on the shape of American history, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

Liberty or Death
Liberty or Death The Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves Who Sided With the British During the American Revolution By Blair, Margaret Whitman (Book - 2010 ) j 973.346 B6355L 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.

Tell All the Children Our Story
Tell All the Children Our Story Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America By Bolden, Tonya (Book - 2001 ) j 973.0496 B687t 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tonya Bolden explores what it has meant to be young and black in America. From the first recorded birth of a black child in Jamestown, through the Revolution, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the fight for civil rights, right on up to our own time, Bolden brings to light how black children have worked and played, suffered and rejoiced.

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama Meet the First Lady By Brophy, David Bergen (Book - 2009 ) j B-Ob12b 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Follow the story of a hardworking girl growing up on the South Side of Chicago and how she has inspired our nation to believe in the American Dream that her life exemplifies.

African American Inventors
African American Inventors By Currie, Stephen (Book - 2010 ) j 500.8996 C9768a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Early Black inventors -- Mechanics and tinkerers -- The age of electricity -- Moving forward -- Into the future

Bound for the North Star
Bound for the North Star True Stories of Fugitive Slaves By Fradin, Dennis B. (Book - 2000 ) j 326 F799b 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:The stories of slaves who fled the South in search of freedom are some of the most riveting in American history. The fugitives usually left at night, with little or no food or money and only the light of the North Star to guide them. Gathered here are twelve stirring stories of escape.

Slave Young, Slave Long
Slave Young, Slave Long The American Slave Experience By Greene, Meg (Book - 1999 ) j 973.0496 G811s 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents a social and cultural history of the American slave experience with emphasis on day to day life rather than the larger political context.

Women of Hope
Women of Hope African Americans Who Made A Difference By Hansen, Joyce (Book - 1998 ) j 920.72 H249w 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Features photographs and biographies of thirteen African-American women, including Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, and Alice Walker.

Historic Speeches of African Americans
Historic Speeches of African Americans (Book - 1993 ) j 815.08 H673 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents speeches by various African American religious and political leaders from the days of slavery to the present, along with biographical information and historical background.

I See the Rhythm of Gospel
I See the Rhythm of Gospel By Igus, Toyomi (Book Plus CD - 2010 ) j 782.2540973 I249i 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Poetry, art, and music come together to tell the history of gospel music.

Black Pioneers
Black Pioneers An Untold Story By Katz, William Loren (Book - 1999 ) j 977.004 K19b 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:A biographical history of influential African American pioneers and freedom fighters in the Midwest, including Sara Jane Woodson, Peter Clark, and Dred Scott.

Barack Obama
Barack Obama By Krensky, Stephen (Book - 2010 ) j B-Ob11k 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the life of Barack Obama, including his childhood in the United States and abroad, careers as a community organizer and lawyer, and his election as the forty-four president in 2009.

We've Got A Job
We've Got A Job The 1963 Birmingham Children's March By Levinson, Cynthia (Book - 2012 ) j 323.1196073 L6658w 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

A Dream of Freedom
A Dream of Freedom The Civil Rights Movement From 1954 to 1968 By McWhorter, Diane (Book - 2004 ) j 323.1196 M177d 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this history of the modern Civil Rights movement, the author focuses on the monumental events that occurred between 1954 (the year of Brown v. the Board of Education) and 1968 (the year that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

They Came in Chains
They Came in Chains The Story of the Slave Ships By Meltzer, Milton (Book - 2000 ) j 326 M528t 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the history and practice of slavery, particularly the African slave trade--its origins, growth, and demise from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries.

Remember
Remember The Journey to School Integration By Morrison, Toni (Book - 2004 ) j 379.263 M882r 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Toni Morrison has collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms. Morrison"s text--a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the era of "separate but equal" schooling.

Jazz
Jazz By Myers, Walter Dean (Book - 2006 ) j 811.5 M996j 2006 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music.

Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans By Nelson, Kadir (Book - 2011 ) j 973.0496073 N4276h 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A simple introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama.

Juneteenth
Juneteenth By Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux (Book - 2006 ) j 394.263 N431j 2006 Holiday Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about how freedom came to the slaves in June 1865.

Miles to Go for Freedom
Miles to Go for Freedom Segregation & Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years By Osborne, Linda Barrett (Book - 2012 ) j 305.896073 O816m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Told through first-person accounts, Library of Congress records, and other primary sources, an overview of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts in Jim Crow America examines the period from various perspectives while explaining the impact of legal segregation and discrimination.

Traveling the Freedom Road
Traveling the Freedom Road From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction By Osborne, Linda Barrett (Book - 2009 ) j 973.7415 O81t 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation: Told through unforgettable first-person accounts from slave narratives, journals, diaries, and other sources--much of it never before published for young people--this book is an overview of the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1800 to 1877.

Slavery Time When I Was Chillun
Slavery Time When I Was Chillun (Book - 1997 ) j 973.0496 S631 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve oral histories of former slaves selected from the more than 2000 interviewed as part of the Slave Narratives of the Library of Congress for the Works Progress Administration in 1936.

The Great Black Migrations
The Great Black Migrations From the Rural South to the Urban North By Sonneborn, Liz (Book - 2010 ) j 973.0496073 S6991g 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In The Great Black Migrations: From the Rural South to the Urban North, learn how blacks have reshaped America while also reshaping their own lives.

Freedom Song
Freedom Song Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights By Turck, Mary (Book Plus CD - 2009 ) j 323.0973 T932f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Blending memorable music with a historical context, this exploration provides a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement by showing how certain songs served as its voice.

Freedom Song
Freedom Song Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights By Turck, Mary (eBook - 2009 )

Annotation:Blending memorable music with a historical context, this exploration provides a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement by showing how certain songs served as its voice.

Barack
Barack By Winter, Jonah (Book - 2008 ) j B-Ob11w 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.

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A collection of non-fiction materials about African-American History for students in grades 5 through 8. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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