Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Tom FeelingsDaydreamers by Tom FeelingsPlease, Baby, Please by Spike LeeMoja Means One by Muriel L. FeelingsRoberto Clemente by Jonah Winter
The Culturally Relevant Bookshelf
131 books — 27 voters
Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia PolaccoRechenka's Eggs by Patricia PolaccoThe Butterfly by Patricia PolaccoMy Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia PolaccoMrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco
Best of Patricia Polacco
58 books — 49 voters

A Call to Conscience by Martin Luther King Jr.At Canaan's Edge by Taylor BranchParting the Waters by Taylor BranchWhy We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.A Testament of Hope by Martin Luther King Jr.
Essential Reading For A King
60 books — 32 voters

Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckBreath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
books to read in one-sitting
331 books — 356 voters
The History of White People by Nell Irvin PainterLeaving Gee's Bend by Irene LathamThe Spirit Level by Richard G. WilkinsonRoot and Branch by Rawn James Jr.Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor
Can't Wait to Read That One
43 books — 47 voters

I Am the Darker Brother by Arnold AdoffEgo-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People by Nikki GiovanniListen Up! an Anthology of Spoken Word Poetry by Zoe Anglesey
YA Poetry
26 books — 8 voters
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo FreireTeach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe EsquithNothing's Impossible by Lorraine MonroeI Choose To Stay by Salome Thomas-ELLearning While Black by Janice E. Hale
books for teachers, educators
520 books — 492 voters

Shooter by Walter Dean MyersTyrell by Coe BoothMonster by Walter Dean MyersEmako Blue by Brenda WoodsBang! by Sharon G. Flake
Best Teen Books About Real Problems
2,387 books — 11,997 voters
Big Jabe by Jerdine NolenMama Miti by Donna Jo NapoliWe are the Ship by Kadir NelsonPlease, Baby, Please by Spike LeeHe's Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson
Best of Kadir Nelson
40 books — 29 voters

Oh, Freedom! by Casey KingBoycott Blues by Andrea Davis PinkneyRemember the Bridge by Carole Boston WeatherfordFreedom Riders by Ann BausumCivil Rights in the USA by Brendan January
Civil Rights Books for Children
55 books — 24 voters

Copper Sun by Sharon M. DraperEmako Blue by Brenda Woods47 by Walter MosleyDay of Tears by Julius LesterMiracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson
African American Books for Teens
231 books — 275 voters
I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia TarpleyNappy Hair by Carolivia HerronMufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John SteptoeKeep Climbing, Girls by Beah E. RichardsHappy to Be Nappy by bell hooks
Black Is Beautiful for Girls
11 books — 20 voters

Missouri's Black Heritage, Revised Edition by Lorenzo J. GreeneDiscovering African American St. Louis by John A. WrightThey Have No Rights by Dred ScottPoint from which creation begins by Benjamin LookerAt the Elbows of My Elders by Gail Milissa Grant
African American History in Missouri
26 books — 3 voters