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Queen & Slim

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman, are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police of...

The journey of Little Charlie —Curtis, Christopher Paul, author.

When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have sto...

Chains —Anderson, Laurie Halse.

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Barefoot : escape on the underground railroad —Edwards, Pamela Duncan.

In the forest, a group of animals help a runaway slave escape his pursuers.

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the sky —Ringgold, Faith.

With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother.

Glow —Forman, Ruth, author.

"This simple, playful, and elegant board book stars a young boy who joyfully celebrates his dark skin with a bright moon at the end of a perfect day."--Amazon.

Wood could —Stone, Tiffany, 1967- author.

"An imaginative girl in the forest knows that the piece of wood she finds could be a unicorn or a ship or a ladder. But Wood would rather be sleeping like a log"--Amazon.ca.

Roll of thunder, hear my cry —Taylor, Mildred D.

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

True legend —Lupica, Mike.

Fifteen-year-old Drew "True" Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but learns the consequences of fame through a former player, as well as through the man who expects to be his man...

Roll of thunder, hear my cry —Taylor, Mildred D.

A black family living in the South during the 1930's are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don't understand.

Black buck —Askaripour, Mateo, author.

"For fans of Sorry to Bother You and Wolf of Wall Street: a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young black man who accidentally impresses a CEO while serving his Starbucks order, catapulting him into the opportunit...

Punching the air —Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.

Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalat...

Shortcut —Crews, Donald.

Children taking a shortcut by walking along a railroad track find excitement and danger when a train approaches.

Your house will pay : a novel —Cha, Steph, author.

In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as its been since the unrest of the early 1990s. Protests and vigils are being staged all over the city. Its in this dangerous tinderbox tha...

Princess and the peas —Himes, Rachel, author, illustrator.

In this version of the classic story, Ma Sally of Charleston County, South Carolina, devises a contest for her son's admirers: cook up a dish of black-eyed peas that meets her exacting standards, and the winner can marry...

P.S. Be eleven —Williams-Garcia, Rita.

The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they grow up during the turbulent 1960s.

The patchwork quilt —Flournoy, Valerie, 1952-

Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life.

Roots

The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the...

You should see me in a crown —Johnson, Leah (Young adult author), author.

Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died; instead she ha...

The awkward Black man : stories —Mosley, Walter, author.

"Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accom...

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