AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE
Books for Younger Children
by Altman, Linda Jacobs
Nine-year-old Tamika uses photographs, school yearbooks, movie ticket stubs, and other mementos to try to restore the memory of her grandmother, who has Alzeheimer´s disease.
by Baicker, Karen
Supported by her family, an African American girl is self confident about what she can do and in turn supports a younger family member.
by Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn
After his son helps him learn to write his name, Samuel T. Blow goes to the courthouse in his Southern town to cast his ballot on the first election day ever on which African Americans were allowed to vote.
by Belton, Sandra
While visiting her grandmother in the Sea Islands, a young girl hears about her African heritage and learns to weave a sea grass basket.
by Bradby, Marie
Momma describes the special people and surroundings of her childhood, in a place where the edge of town met the countryside, in a time when all the children at school were brown.
by Bradby, Marie
Nine-year-old Booker works with his father and brother at the saltworks but dreams of the day when he´ll be able to read.
by Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton
A young Afro-American girl recalls the life story of her grandfather who performed in vaudeville and played piano for the silent movies.
by Coleman, Evelyn
Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi.
by England, Linda
A boy, "bursting with music" longs to play an instrument his family cannot afford. With a harmonica and the patience of an old blues musician, he´s soon playing his heart and soul for the world to hear.
by Frame, Jeron Ashford.
A young boy ponders a variety of emotions and how different members of his family experience them, from his own blues to his father's grays and his grandmother's yellows.
by Harrington, Janice N
An African American family becomes a new kind of pioneer Leaving behind Big Mama, loving relatives, and the familiar red soil and cotton fields of Alabama, Jessie and her family are going north to Nebraska. They are pioneers searching for a better life, one with decent schools and jobs. But traveling through the segregated South is difficult for an African American family in the 1960s. With most public places reserved for "whites only," where will they stop to get gas and food?
by Hoffman, Mary
Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.
by Morris, Ann
An African American grandmother explains what it was like growing up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama to her grandson who lives in their Queens, New York.
by Nolen, Jerdine
Momma Mary tells stories about a special young man who does wondrous things, especially for the slaves on the Plenty Plantation.
by Rand, Donna
This easy-to-use, illustrated reference features 400 new listings, plus reading plans for historical events, major holidays, and seasons for young black readers. With easy-to-find listings organized by age level and indexed by title, topic, author, and illustrator, and more.
by Ringgold, Faith
Dinner at Aunt Connie´s is even more special than usual when Melody meets not only her new adopted cousin but twelve inspiring African-American women, who step out of their portraits and join the family for dinner.
by Ringgold, Faith
A biography of the African American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama.
by Rochelle, Belinda
During Lea Mae´s annual summer visit her great-grandmother ´Ma Dear tells her wonderful stories about their family members and the past, stories that are jewels of African-American history.
by Sanders, Nancy I.
More than 70 hands-on activities, songs, and games that teach kids about the people, experiences, and events that shaped African-American history.
by Weatherford, Carole Boston
Cassandra and her family have moved to her parents´ hometown in Texas, but it doesn´t feel like home to Cassandra until she experiences Juneteenth, a Texas tradition celebrating the end of slavery.
by Williams-Garcia, Rita
As she tries to escape her mother´s efforts to "plait-a-plait" and "string-a-bead" her hair, a young girl imagines herself running away into a jungle.