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Books for Black History Month

blackbooks.gifThe Middle Passage: White Ships, Black Cargo
An account of the brutal trip made by slaves from Africa to the Americas. Young Adult (Ages 12 and up, no page count listed).

The Sweet and Sour Animal Book
Twenty six poems by Langston Hughes give children lessons on the alphabet and the animal kingdom. Ages 4-8, 48 pages.

Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy
A true story about the most famous black rodeo performer. Ages 4-8, no page count listed.

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman
Athlete Wilma Rudolph overcomes polio to win three gold medals at the Olympics. Ages 9-12, 40 pages.

John Henry
The story of how folk hero John Henry and his sledgehammer raced a steam drill through a mountain. Ages 4-8, no page count listed.

Dream Makers, Dream Breakers: The World of Justice Thurgood Marshall
Journalist Carl Rowan gives a fascinating account of his 40 year friendship with the first black Supreme Court Justice. Anyone who is interested in black history must read this book. Young adult, no page count listed.

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