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Read Your Heart Out!: K - 3

Books to support Read Your Heart Out day.

Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me by Ann Grifalconi

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never be Friends by Mary Ann Hoberman

As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck

Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry by Ashley Bryan

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and crab cakes later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds

Barack Obama: 44th U.S. President by Darlene Stille

Barack Obama: son of promise, child of hope by Nikki Grimes

The Bat Boy & His Violin by Gavin Curtis

Bigmama's by Donald Crews

Black Jack: the ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles Smith

Black Magic by Dinah Johnson

Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman

Brick by Brick by Charles Smith

Casey Jones's Fireman: the story of Sim Webb by Nancy Farmer

Cassie's Word Quilt by Faith Ringgold

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice Harrington

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton & Raul Colon

Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs

Come Sunday by Nikki Grimes

Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson

Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange

D is For Drinking Gourd: an African American alphabet by Nancy Sanders

Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Uhlberg

Dance by Bill T. Jones

Dave the Potter: artist, poet, slave by Laban Carrick Hill

Dear Mr. Rosenwald by Carole Boston Weatherford

Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the fight for Civil Rights by Jim Haskins

Do Like Kyla by Angela Johnson

Double Dutch and the Voodoo Shoes by Melodye Rosales

Duke Ellington: the piano prince and his orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons

Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange

Finding Lincoln by Ann Malaspina

First Pink Light by Eloise Greenfield

Fishing Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Follow the Drinking Gourd: an Underground Railroad story by Cari Meister

Freedom Song: the story of Henry "Box" Brown by Sally Walker

The Friendly Four by Eloise Greenfield

Giant Steps to Change the world by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Going Down Home With Daddy

Grandpa's Face by Eloise Greenfield

Hair for Mama by Kelly Tinkham

Hair, It's a Family Affair

Hair Love

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo

The Hat That Wore Clara B. by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt

Hidden Figures: the true story of four black women and the space race

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia McKissack

H.O.R.S.E. a game of basketball and imagination by Christopher Myers

Hush, Little Baby by Brian Pinkney

I Dream of Trains by Angela Johnson

I Used to be Famous

In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby

Jackie and Me: a very special friendship by Tania Grossinger

Jackie's Bat by Marybeth Lorbiecki

Jaden Smith by Joanne Mattern

Jambo Means Hello: Swahili alphabet book by Muriel Feelings

Jimi: sounds like a rainbow by Gary Golio

Jump! from the life of Michael Jordan by Floyd Cooper

Junteenth by Robin Nelson

Just Like Josh Gibson by Angela Johnson

Just the Two of Us by Will Smith

Kenya's Song by Linda Trice

Let Freedom Sing by Vanessa Newton

Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson

Light in the Darkness by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lily Brown's Paintings by Angela Johnson

Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers

Lottie Paris and the Best Place by Angela Johnson

Lottie Paris Lives Here by Angela Johnson

Lullaby (for a Black mother): a poem by Langston Hughes

Martin & Mahalia: his words, her song by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Martin Luther King Jr.: marching for equality by Stephanie Macceca

Masai and I by Virginia L. Kroll

Max Found Two Sticks by Brian J. Pinkney

Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff

Meet Miss Fancy

Michael's Golden Rules by Deloris Jordan

Michelle Obama by Lucia Raatma

A Million Fish...More or Less by Patricia McKissack

Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack

More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby

Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Hegamin

Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco

Muddy: the story of Blues legend Muddy Waters

Muhammad Ali: the people's champion by Walter Dean Myers

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete

My Brother Martin: a sister remembers growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III

My People by Langston Hughes

My Uncle Martin's Big Heart by Angela Farris Watkins

Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron

A Nation's Hope: the story of boxing legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Pena

The Night Has Ears: African proverbs by Ashley Bryan

Nightfeathers by Sundaira Morninghouse

Nobody Owns the Sky: the story of "brave Bessie" Coleman by Reeve Lindbergh

Odetta: the queen of folk by Stephen Alcorn

Oprah: the little speaker by Carole Boston Weatherford

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Our Children Can Soar: a celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the pioneers of change by Michelle Cook

Our Gracie Aunt by Jacqueline Woodson

Papa's Mark by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert

The Patchwork Path: a quilt map to freedom by Bettye Stroud

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson

Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison

Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia McKissack

Ron's Big Mission by Rose Blue

Seven Spools of Thread: a Kwanzaa story by Angela Shelf Medearis

Shades of Black: a celebration of our children by Sandra Pinkney

She Loved Baseball: the Effa Manley story by Audrey Vernick

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Sing a Song: how Lift Every Voice and Sing inspired generations

Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald by Roxane Orgill

Sojourner Truth by Elizabeth Dana Jaffe

Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney

A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks

A Splash of Red: the life and art of Horace Pippin by Jennifer Bryant

Steel Pan Man of Harlem by Colin Bootman

Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert San Souci

Sunday Outing by Gloria Jean Pinkney

A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson

Sweet, Sweet Memory by Jacqueline Woodson

Tanya's Reunion by Valerie Flournoy

Tar Beach by Faith Ringold

Tell Me a Story, Mama by Angela Johnson

This is the Dream by Diane Shore

This is the rope: a story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

To Be a Drum by Evelyn Coleman

Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell

The Undefeated

Under the Freedom Tree by Susan VanHecke

Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson

Uptown by Bryan Collier

Virgie Goes to School With Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson

We March by Shane Evans

What a Wonderful World by Geroge David Weiss and Bob Thiele

When Harriet Met Sojourner by Catherine Clinton

When I Am Old With You by Angela Johnson

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat by Muriel Harris Weinstein

Who Will I Be, Lord? by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Yo! Yes? by Christopher Raschka