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OLD - African-Americans: Honoring the Past

Recommended historical fiction for grades K-8. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Picture Books (JE)


Battle-Lavert Papa's Mark
Bearden Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story
Belton Pictures for Miss Josie
Birtha Grandmama's Pride
Blue Ron's Big Mission
Bradby More Than Anything Else
Dawes I Saw Your Face
Evans Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret
Harrington Going North
Homan The Tuskegee Airmen Story
Hopkinson Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Isadora Ben's Trumpet
Johnson A Sweet Smell of Roses
Johnson Just Like Josh Gibson
Johnson Wind Flyers
Lorbiecki Jackie's Bat
Lyons One Million Men and Me
McKissack Goin' Someplace Special
Michelson Happy Feet: The Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and Me
Miller Joe Louis, My Champion
Polacco Pink and Say
Ransom Liberty Street
Ringgold Tar Beach
Shange Ellington Was Not a Street
Shore This Is the Dream
Siegelson Dancing the Ring Shout!
Smalls Don't Say Ain't
Stauffacher Bessie Smith and the Night Riders
Stroud The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom
Swain Riding to Washington
Walter Alec's Primer
Weatherford Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Winter Follow the Drinking Gourd
Woodson The Other Side

Easy Readers (JE ER)


Ransom Rescue on the Outer Banks

Children’s Fiction (J)


Armstrong Sounder
Berleth Samuel's Choice
Burg A Thousand Never Evers
Curtis Bud, Not Buddy
Greenfield Easter Parade
Hamilton Drylongso
Hegamin Most Loved in All the World
Levine Henry's Freedom Box
Littlesugar Freedom School, Yes!
McKissack Abby Takes a Stand
McKissack Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North
Nelson Almost to Freedom
Porter Meet Addy: An American Girl
Rappaport Freedom Ship
Robinet Children of the Fire
Robinet Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
Siegelson Escape South
Tate The Minstrel's Melody
Taylor Mississippi Bridge
Taylor The Gold Cadillac
Weatherford Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins
Woodson Show Way

Junior High Fiction (Y)


Berry Ajeemah and His Son
Carbone Storm Warriors
Collier Jump Ship to Freedom
Collier War Comes to Willy Freeman
Curtis The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963    (See also J and J/p)
Lyons Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs
Myers The Glory Field
Paulsen Nightjohn
Rinaldi Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley
Rinaldi Wolf by the Ears
Robinet Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses
Taylor Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Taylor The Land
Walter Second Daughter: Story of a Slave Girl

Last Updated: 4/13