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Read Your Heart Out!: 2 - 5

Books to support Read Your Heart Out day.

28 Days by Jake Miller

African American Poetry by Arnold Rampersad

Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march toward freedom by Richard Michelson

Barack Obama's Family Tree: roots of achievement by Amelie von Zumbusch

Beautiful Ballerina by Marilyn Nelson

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Blues Journey by Walter Dean Myers

The Book Itch by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Brown Angels: an album of pictures and verse by Walter Dean Myers

Building a New Land: African Americans in Colonial America

Can I Touch Your Hair? poems of race, mistakes and friendship

The Case for Loving by Selina Alko

Civil Rights Movement by Wendy Conklin

Coming Home: from the life of Langston Hughes by Floyd Cooper

Cracking the Wall: the struggles of the Little Rock Nine by Eileen Lucas

Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

Finding the Green Stone by alice Walker

Grandmama's Pride by Becky Birtha

The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner

Hammering for Freedom

Hank Aaron: brave in every way by Peter Golenbock

Heroes for Civil Rights by David A. Adler

Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems

Hoop Kings by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Hoop Queens by Charles R. Smith Jr.

I Am African American by Ruth Turk

In the Time of the Drums by Kim Siegelson

It Jes' Happened: when Bill Traylor started to draw

Jazz by Walter Dean Myers

A Kid's Guide to African American History by Nancy Sanders

Kwanzaa by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

Let the Children March

Life in the Time of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement by Terri DeGezelle

Little Leaders: bold women in black history

The Little Piano Girl: the story of Mary Lou Williams, jazz legend by Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald

Louis Armstrong: jazz legend by Terry Collins

Love to Langston by Tony Medina

Lucky Beans by Becky Birtha

Meet the Obamas: America's first family by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop

Michele Obama: first mom by Carole Boston Weatherford

A Place To Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the speech that inspired a nation

Porch Lies: tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters by Patricia McKissack

The President Looks Like Me and Other Poems by Tony Medina

The Price of Freedom: how one town stood up to slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin

Promises to Keep: how Jackie Robinson changed America by Sharon Robinson

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

Schomburg: the man who built a library

Sienna's Scrapbook: our African American heritage trip by Toni Trent Parker

Sit-In: how four friends stood up by sitting down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

The Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Tom Feelings

Stitchin' and Pullin': a Gee's Bend quilt by Patricia McKissack

Strong to the Hoop by John Coy

The Story of the Underground Railroad by R. Conrad Stein

Talkin' About Bessie: the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges

The Underground Railroad by Ann Heinrichs

When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan

White Socks Only by Evelyn Coleman

Women of Hope: African Americans who made a difference by Joyce Hansen

York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: an African American's part in the Great Expedition by Rhoda Blumberg