The following titles for grades K–8 are
available in The Teacher Stores at Scholastic.com.
Contains: The Adventures of Spider, Anansi Does the
Impossible, The Bat Boy and His Violin, Bigmama's,
The Book of Black Heroes From A to Z, Boundless Grace,
Donavan's Word Jar, Duke Ellington, Fair
Ball!, Follow the Drinking Gourd, The Ghost
of Sifty Sifty Sam, Great Black Heroes: Five Great Inventors,
Little Bill: Hooray for the Dandelion Warriors, My
First Kwanzaa Book, Peter's Chair, Sam and the
Tigers, Teammates, Tell Me a Story, Mama,
These Hands, Through My Eyes
Eagles Guided Reading Set
by James Haskins (Grades 3–6)
Documenting the neglected history of black pioneers in American
aviation, a Coretta Scott King Award winner looks at African
Americans in aviation, from early aces forced to earn their wings
in Europe to the first female African-American astronaut.
Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Shot
by Jim Haskins (Grades 2–6)
With powerful photos and illustrations, this book is a stirring
look at the history of the fight for civil rights and the gains
made since the fateful day of King's death. American Bookseller
Pick of the Lists.
Ellington: The Piano Prince & His Orchestra Guided Reading
by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Grades 1–2 )
Hailed as the "King of Keys," most people called his
music jazz, but Duke Ellington said it was "the music of
Black Heroes: Five Notable Inventors
by Wade Hudson (Grades K–2)
Follow five inventors: Elijah "the real" McCoy, machinery
oiling equipment; Madame C.J. Walker, hair products for black
women; Granville Woods, electrical signal system for trains; Garrett
Morgan, gas masks and traffic signals; and Jan Matzeliger, shoe
by Walter Dean Myers (Grades 2–5)
Father and son celebrate a rich and vibrant neighborhood that
has been a historic center of African-American culture in New
York City. Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book,
ALA Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Notable Children's Books.
You Traveled on the Underground Railroad
by Ellen Levine (Grades 1–4)
The vast and complex network known as the Underground Railroad
helped thousands of slaves reach freedom. Told in a vivid question-and-answer
format, this text provides true stories of slaves who faced an
enormous number of dangers.
Journal of Biddy Owens
by Walter Dean Myers (Grades 4–8)
Journey to the days of segregated baseball. This story is told
through the eyes of a batboy thrilled to travel with his Negro
League team, yet disheartened by the racism he faces on the road.
An inspiring story where Biddy's realization that even if he
doesn't have the talent for Major League Baseball, he can help
fight for the rights of African Americans who do.
Read About... Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Courtney Baker (Grades K–3 )
Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up in the South and it was there
that he learned about racism. He became a leader and taught the
world about equality. Young readers will learn his story and why
we still celebrate this man and his dream today.
Picture Book of Frederick Douglass
by David A. Adler (Grades K–3 )
Great Americans are brought to life in this critically acclaimed
series. This book introduces young readers to Frederick Douglass
in a sensitive, accurate, and accessible portrayal. Following
the narrative is an author's note with further information, as
well as a chronology of important dates in Douglass' life.
Story of Ruby Bridges
by Robert Coles (Grades PreK–2)
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Coretta Scott King Award-winning
illustrator present the extraordinary true story of the first
African-American child to integrate a New Orleans school.
by Ruby Bridges (Grades 2–6)
In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old
black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob
of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the
civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step
of this pivotal event in history.
Parks: My Story
by Rosa Parks and Jim Haskins (Grades 2–6)
Written in her own straightforward and moving words, Rosa Parks'
compelling life story reveals her deliberate choices that led
to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. ALA Notable Children's
Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis (Grades 4–6)
Enter the hilarious world of the 10-year-old Kenny and his family,
the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Momma and Dad decide
its time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing
Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons head south to Birmingham, Alabama,
toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.