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Black History Month 2012 Select Bibliography
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Bates, Janet Costa. Seaside Dream. Lee & Low Books, 2010.
Cook, Michelle. Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change. Bloomsbury, 2008.
Gourley, Robbin. Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis. Clarion Books, 2008.
Turner-Denstaedt, Melanie. The Hat That Wore Clara B. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009.
Warwick, Dionne. Say a Little Prayer. Running Press Kids, 2008.


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Bond, Victoria. Zora and Me. Candlewick, 2010.
Williams-Garcia, Rita. One Crazy Summer. Amistad, 2010.


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Davis, Tanita. Mare's War. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.


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Gourse, Leslie. Sophisticated Ladies: The Great Women of Jazz. Illustrated by Martin French. Dutton, 2007.
Ingalls, Ann. The Little Piano Girl. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Kittenger, Jo. Rosa's Bus. Boyd's Mill Press, 2010.
Nelson, Marilyn. Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial Books, 2009.
Orgill, Roxanne. Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Candlewick, 2010.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Harcourt, 2000.
Slade, Suzanne. Climbing Lincoln's Steps: The African American Journey. Illustrated by Colin Bootman. Albert Whitman, 2010.
Stauffacher, Sue. Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson. Knopf, 2007.
Sullivan, Otha Richard. African American Women Scientists and Inventors (Black Stars). J. Wiley, 2001.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Becoming Billie Holiday. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Wordsong, 2008.


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Shange, Ntozake. Coretta Scott. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Amistad/Katherine Tegen Books, 2009.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Oprah: The Little Speaker. Marshall Cavendish, 2010
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Bednar, Chuck. Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist. (Transcending Race in America, Biographies of Biracial Achievers). Mason Crest Publishers, 2010.
Colbert, David. Michelle Obama: An American Story. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Collard, Sneed. Phillis Wheatley: She Loved Words. (American Heroes). Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2009.
Donaldsor, Madeline. Ruby Bridges. Lerner Publications, 2009.
Dray, Philip. Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist. Peachtree, 2008.
Egan, Jill. Maya Angelou: A Creative and Courageous Voice. (Life Portraits). Gareth Stevens, 2009.
Grimes, Nikki. Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Orchard Books, 2002.
Hobkirk, Lori. Madam C.J. Walker. (Journey to Freedom). Child's World, 2009.
Noose, Phillip M. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. Melanie Kroupa Books, 2009.
Hubbard-Brown, Janet. Condoleezza Rice. (Black Americans of Achievement). Chelsea House, 2008.
Jones, Amy Robin. Mary McLeod Bethune. (Journey to Freedom). Child's World, 2009.
Krohn, Katherine E. Madam C.J. Walker and New Cosmetics. Capstone/Graphic Library, 2006.
Krohn, Katherine E. Oprah Winfrey: Global Media Leader. (Lifeline Biographies). Twenty-First Century Books, 2008.
Meadows, James. Marian Anderson. (Journey to Freedom). Childs World, 2009.
Nardo, Don. Maya Angelou: Poet, Performer, Activist. (Signature Lives). Compass Point, 2009.
Parker-Rock, Michelle. Patricia and Fredrick McKisssack. (Authors Kids Love). Enslow Elementary, 2008.
Ransom, Candice F. Maggie L. Walker: Pioneering Banker and Community Leader. (Trailblazer Biography). Twenty-First Century Books, 2008.
Sapet, Kerrily. Rhythm and Folklore: The Story of Zora Neale Hurston. (World Writers). Morgan Reynolds Pub., 2008.
Schroeder, Alan. In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage. Lee & Low Books, 2009.
Schuman, Michael. Halle Berry: Beauty is Not Just Physical. Enslow, 2006. 
Snyder, Gail. Jennifer Hudson. Mason Crest, 2009.
Vernick, Audrey. She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story. Illustrated by Don Tate. HarperCollins, 2010.
Williams, Jean Kinney. Bridget "Biddy" Mason: From Slave to Businesswoman. Compass Point, 2005.
Wagner, Heather Lehr. Aretha Franklin: Singer. (Black Americans of Achievement). Chelsea House, 2010.


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