Book List in Order: 11 titles

  • The final novel in the award-winning Finding Langston trilogy from Coretta Scott King Author Honoree and Scott O'Dell Award medalist Lesa Cline-Ransome.Clem can make anybody, even his grumpy older sisters, smile with his jokes. But when his family re...


  • Behind every bad boy is a story worth hearing and at least one chance for redemption. It's 1946 and Lymon, uprooted from his life in the Deep South and moved up North, needs that chance. Lymon's father is, for the time being, at Parchman F...


  • A window into a child's experience of the Great Migration from the award-winning creators of Before She Was Harriet and Finding Langston.As she climbs aboard the New York bound Silver Meteor train, Ruth Ellen embarks upon a journey toward a new life ...


  • In a debut historical novel about the Great Migration a boy discovers Chicago's postwar South Side and the poetry of Langston Hughes. When 11-year-old Langston's mother dies in 1946, he and his father leave rural Alabama for Chicago's brown belt ...


  • When Lizzie's parents are granted their freedom from slavery, Mama says its time for Lizzie and her brother Paul to go to a real school--a new one, built just for them. Lizzie can't wait. The scraps of learning she has picked up here and there have j...


  • "My father and I live for the sea. He is the captain of the Cuffee Whale Boat and today I am his First Mate." Whale-watching is a hugely popular pastime: at least 13 million people take whale-watching trips each year. But in the past, whaling ship...


  • Rosa and her mama go to school together -- in the dark of night, silently, afraid that any noise they hear is a patroller on the lookout for escaped slaves. Their school is literally a hole in the ground, where they and other slaves of all ages gathe...


  • The musical superstar of 18th-century France was Joseph Boulogne--a black man. This inspiring story tells how Joseph, the only child of a black slave and her white master, becomes "the most accomplished man in Europe." After traveling from his native...


  • Leroy "Satchel" Paige was the first African American to pitch in a Major League World Series, and the first Negro Leaguer to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Fans of all ages can relive the dream as they hear about Satch's talents, feisty ...






  • Against all odds, young Edson - Pele is a nickname - rose from a childhood of poverty in Brazil to international stardom as the world's greatest soccer player. Pele's talent and dedication, even as a young boy, is movingly conveyed and children will ...