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African American

At Spellbound we think it's important for people of all races and all ages to learn more about the harrowing history and inspiring accomplishments of African Americans, and to read fiction featuring characters of diverse races, genders, abiltities, and other identities. Here are some staff favorites featuring African Amercians. This list is a small sampling of titles for various ages. You can also use the search box at the top of the page to find more general results. Other keywords and phrases you might use to narrow your search: 

African Americans
African American Women
African American Men
History
Social Justice
Civil Rights
combine "African American" with any subject area of interest (science, history, art, medicine, fiction, etc.)

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Here are some titles we recommend adding to your collection this month or any month.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062742469
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763680466
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone Cover Image
By Alice Briere-Haquet, Bruno Liance (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580898270
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Published: Charlesbridge - November 28th, 2017

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song Cover Image
By Gary Golio, Charlotte Riley-Webb (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781467751230
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Published: Millbrook Press - January 1st, 2017

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481400701
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2017

If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
By Gwendolyn Hooks, Kelly Kennedy (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9780531230985
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Published: C. Press/F. Watts Trade - February 1st, 2017

Before She was Harriet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780823420476
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Published: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017

Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) Cover Image
By Thea Feldman, Alyssa Petersen (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9781534403406
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Spotlight - July 18th, 2017

The Underground Railroad (American Girl: Real Stories From My Time) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338148923
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 26th, 2017

Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present Cover Image
By Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781786031587
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - February 1st, 2018

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419725463
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328882127
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama's Inspiring and Historic Presidency Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780316514392
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 21st, 2017

The Quilts of Gee's Bend Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781419721311
Availability: Special Order
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2017

Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780802723680
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 2nd, 2018

Black History in Its Own Words Cover Image
By Ron Wimberly, Ron Wimberly (Artist)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534301535
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Published: Image Comics - February 14th, 2017

Now or Never!: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629793405
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Published: Calkins Creek - October 10th, 2017

The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781426326653
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: National Geographic Children's Books - January 3rd, 2017