Picture Books By Topic: slavery

Grandmama’s Pride

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By: Becky Birtha
Illustrated by: Colin Bootman
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Description: Multi-cultural (Af.Am.) strong older role model, activism, human rights, racism, segregation Young African-American sisters visit their grandmother in 1950’s southern U.S. and encounter segregation. Along with many others Grandmama refuses to ride public buses in protest and they manage to effect change in the laws.
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It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

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By: Don Tate
Illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie
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Description: Picture book bio of the acclaimed American folk artist who only begins drawing at age 85.
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The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

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By: Don Tate
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Description: George Moses Horton taught himself to read while a slave and became the first African American to be published in the South. A is for Aging book review coming soon!
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Under the Same Sun

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By: Sharon Robinson
Illustrated by: A.G. Ford
Description: The daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson shares an inspirational story about her family. Auntie Sharon and Grandmother Bibi have come to visit the family in Tanzania -- all the way from America! They tell stories and fill gaps from the years spent apart, enjoy a breathtaking safari in Serengeti National Park, and learn about their ancestors at the ruins of an old slave port. (Descrip from publisher)
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