1. Black History

A Picture Book Series

  1. A Picture Book of Martin Luther  King, Jr.
    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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  2. A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman
    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 1992 / Trade Paperback
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  3. A Picture Book of George Washington  Carver
    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 2000 / Trade Paperback
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  4. A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 1993 / Trade Paperback
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Beginning & Early Reader Biographies

  1. Step into Reading, Step 4: Escape  North! The Story of  Harriet Tubman
  2. I Am Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks, Jim Haskins
    Random House Inc / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True  Story
    Ruby Bridges
    Scholastic Trade / Trade Paperback
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  4. Jesse Owens
    Laurie Calkhoven
    Simon Spotlight / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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Who Is/Was...Series

  1. Who Was Harriet Tubman?
    Yona Zeldis McDonough
    Penguin Workshop / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Who Is Nelson Mandela?
    Meg Belviso, Pam Pollack
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Who Was Jackie Robinson?
    Gail Herman
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Who Is Muhammad Ali?
    Jim Buckley
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Childhood of Famous Black Americans

  1. Thurgood Marshall - eBookThis product is an eBook
    Montrew Dunham
    Aladdin / 2012 / ePub
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  2. Thurgood Marshall: Young Justice  (Childhood of Famous Americans)
    Montrew Dunham
    Aladdin / 1998 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Frederick Douglass
    George Edward Stanley
    Aladdin / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist  Hero - eBookThis product is an eBook
    George Edward Stanley
    Aladdin / 2008 / ePub
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Biographies

  1. Black History Heroes: Mae Jemison:  Shooting for the Stars: The First Black Woman in Space
    Chris Singleton & Ryan G. Van Cleave
    Bushel & Peck Books / 2024 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Carved in Ebony, young reader's ed.:  Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us
  3. Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy
    Andrea Davis Pinkney
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Trade Paperback
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  4. The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.:  A Biography Book for New Readers
    Christine Platt
    Rockridge Press / 2020 / Trade Paperback
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DVD Biographies

From the New York Times contributing opinion writer and award-winning author of Reading While Black, Esau McCaulley shares a riveting intergenerational account of his family’s search for home and hope.

For much of his life, Esau McCaulley was taught to see himself as an exception: someone who, through hard work, faith, and determination, overcame childhood poverty, anti-Black racism, and an absent father to earn a job as a university professor and a life in the middle class.

But that narrative was called into question one night, when McCaulley answered the phone and learned that his father—whose absence defined his upbringing—died in a car crash. McCaulley was being asked to deliver his father’s eulogy, to make sense of his complicated legacy in a country that only accepts Black men on the condition that they are exceptional, hardworking, perfect.  

The resulting effort sent McCaulley back through his family history, seeking to understand the community that shaped him. In these pages, we meet his great-grandmother Sophia, a tenant farmer born with the gift of prophecy who scraped together a life in Jim Crow Alabama; his mother, Laurie, who raised four kids alone in an era when single Black mothers were demonized as "welfare queens"; and a cast of family, friends, and neighbors who won small victories in a world built to swallow Black lives. With profound honesty and compassion, he raises questions that implicate us all: What does each person’s struggle to build a life teach us about what we owe each other? About what it means to be human? 

How Far to the Promised Land is a thrilling and tender epic about being Black in America. It’s a book that questions our too-simple narratives about poverty and upward mobility; a book in which the people normally written out of the American Dream are given voice.

Black History Biographies