Showing 1–9 of 9 titles
Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
The true story of Henry “Box” Brown, who shipped himself to freedom in a box, is told in 51 emotionally intense poems that have implications for the present day.
- Poetry, Biography
- John Newbery Medal 2021 (Honor Title), Notable Children's Books 2021
- All Ages
- ISBN: 9780763691561
Freedom in Congo SquareIn rhythmic text and exuberant illustrations, Weatherford and Christie tell the story of slaves who, after toiling all week, had one afternoon free to dance, sing, and play music in New Orleans' Congo Square.
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to FreedomNelson's dramatic renderings evoke the spiritual and physical journey of Harriet Tubman. Emotionally powerful images combined with poetically evocative text portray a strong woman who followed her star to an extraordinary destiny.
- Nonfiction, History, US History
- Randolph Caldecott Medal 2007 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780786851751
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a LibraryThe handsome biography of Afro-Puerto Rican Schomburg introduces his efforts to collect and correct the history of the contributions of “Africa's sons and daughters.”
- Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Biography
- Notable Children's Books 2018
- ISBN: 9780763680466
Standing in the Need of Prayer
This retelling of the classic spiritual incorporates struggles and triumphs of African American history and is presented in a careful, authentic, and dynamic way by the author. Accented throughout by deliberately selected background music, the text is elevated when the author sings at the conclusion of the book in a beautifully personal way.
- Fiction, History, Religion, Audiobook, African American
- Notable Children's Recordings 2023
- Middle, Younger
- ISBN: 9780593613702
Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual
Taking inspiration from the classic African American spiritual, this picture book rendition highlights moments in Black history and the resilience of the Black community.
- Fiction, History, Religion, African American
- Notable Children's Books 2023
- All Ages
- ISBN: 9780593306345
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
A powerful look into the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, one of the worst racial attacks in American history.
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights MovementThe inspirational singer and Civil Rights activist comes to life in 22 brief, first person, free verse poems that seamlessly incorporate Hamer's own words. The biography takes her from a sharecropping child to a community leader.
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee AirmenThis collection of free-verse poems offers an evocative portrait of the U.S.' first African American military pilots, who trained at the Tuskegee Institute during WWI.
- Nonfiction, History, US History, Poetry
- Notable Children's Books 2017
- ISBN: 9781481449380