Ill. by Chris Ewald
Read by Lisa Reneé Pitts
From Slavery to Inventor
Ingenuity can make all of your dreams come true.
Released July 16, 2019
Ill. by Gordon C. James
Read by Adam Lazarre-White
The fresh cut. That's where it all begins.
Starred Review "Themes of confidence-building, self-esteem, and joy of young black boys..." - School Library Journal
Released December 18, 2018
Ill. by Frank Morrison
Read by Janina Edwards
A powerful retelling of a pivotal Civil Rights Movement
Starred Review "Much of the text will provoke questions and important conversations between children and adult readers. The experiences of segregation are sensitively depicted...A highly readable historical account which deserves a place on picture book and nonfiction shelves alike." - School Library Journal
Released November 6, 2018
Ill. by James E. Ransome
Read by Mia Ellis
A lush biography of Harriet Tubman, illustrated by an award-winning artist.
A 2018 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Honor Book - Awards
Released February 16, 2018
Ill. by Eric Velasquez
Read by Ron Butler
Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.
"Lifelong bibliophile Arturo Schomburg would be pleased by Weatherford's prose-poem biography, which praises his passion for researching and collecting books, manuscripts, and other written materials relating black heritage and history...As with her previous book Voice of Freedom (2015), Weatherford illuminates a person well worth knowing. A rich book to add to all collections." - Booklist, Starred Review
Released December 12, 2017
By Ashley Bryan
Ill. by Ashley Bryan
Fierce paintings and expansive poetry provide a unique glimpse into the lives of slaves.
"Using a document from 1828 that lists the value of a U.S. landowner's 11 slaves, Bryan (Sail Away) creates distinct personalities and voices for each, painting their portraits and imagining their dreams...Bryan shows that the enslaved had secret lives of their own...echoing the sense of sacred memory. There are few first-person accounts of slaves, and these imagined words will strike a chord with even the youngest readers." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Released August 22, 2017