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2019 Black History Month Book List

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)

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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate, Illustrated by Don Tate


Trombone Shorty
by Troy Andrews, Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, Illustrated by Sean Qualls

Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson, Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter by Dianne Ochiltree


Jazz Age Josephine: Dancer, singer—who’s that, who? Why, that’s MISS Josephine Baker, to you! by Jonah Winter


What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld


She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick, Illustrated by Don Tate


The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend by Ann Ingalls

In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by Alan Schroeder, Illustrated by JaeMe Bereal


Bad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Brothers In Hope by Mary Williams, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie


Fly High!: The Story of Bessie Coleman by Louise Borden


Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges


A Weed Is a Flower : The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki, Illustrated by Aliki


Desmond and the Very Mean Word, A Story of Forgiveness by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams, A.G. Ford (illus.)


Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe


Firebird: written by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers.


JOSEPHINE: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker” illustrated by Christian Robinson written by Patricia Hruby Powell


Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix written by Gary Golio and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, illustrated by E. B. Lewis and written by Nikki Grimes

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