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Black History Month Books

last modified on 02/04/2013

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Celebrate the African American individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the history of our country and the world.

Total: 22
Status: Public
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And Not Afraid to Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States

(Days of Jubilee)

Interest Level: Grades 5 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Dinner at Aunt Connie's House

by Faith Ringgold, illustrated by Faith Ringgold

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Resources: Yes

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Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography, Series

Resources: Yes

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Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography, Series

Resources: Yes

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Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 1.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography, Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King

Interest Level: Grades 2 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography, Series

Resources: Yes

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Jackie's Nine: Becoming Your Best Self

(Jackie's 9)

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Anthology

Resources: Yes

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Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Interest Level: Grades 1 - 4

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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My Dream of Martin Luther King

by Faith Ringgold, illustrated by Faith Ringgold

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Rosa Parks: My Story

(Rosa Parks)

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of a Movement

(Scholastic Biography)

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.9

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementoes of Being Young and Black in America

Interest Level: Grades 4 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 8.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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The Day Martin Luther King, Jr. was Shot: A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.8

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

Resources: Yes

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The Story of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition

by Robert Coles, illustrated by George Ford

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Through My Eyes

by Ruby Bridges, edited by Margo Lundell

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Autobiography and Biography

Resources: Yes

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