A selected list of children's non-fiction books about African American history and the African American experience.
28 days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World
Brown Girl Dreaming
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
Grades 1 -5
The story of interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving, who got married in Washington, D.C., and were arrested after they returned to Virginia, and took their legal case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life
Based on a real 1828 document appraising a home of a slaveholder and giving a monetary value for the 11 enslaved people. It pairs dramatic woodcut portraits of each individual with a poetic reimaging of their lives, struggles and aspirations.
Hey Black Child
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating
Let's Clap, Jump, Sing, & Shout; Dance, Spin, and Turn it Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories From an African American Childhood
Libba: the Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968
Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
Grades K - 3
Mary Walker, born into slavery in 1848, had to wait a long time before tackling the challenge of literacy. She was 116 years old when she was declared the oldest student in the nation. Proof positive that it is never too late to accomplish something amazing.