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Lindbergh Elementary Flyers: Read Your Heart Out

Welcome to the Lindbergh Library Portal. It is a one stop shop for students, teachers, staff, families, and community members at Lindbergh Elementary School

Read Your Heart Out

Help Lindbergh celebrate Read your heart out day, Black History Month, and G2 (1:1 technology devices). 

Need ideas? See resources below. 


Want Mandy to come in your class and read or help students with technology, please let her know what time works and complete the survey.



Databases and Electronic Resources for Black History

All grades: Flocabulary (sign in) short videos in rap

Image result for flocabulary

Wisconsin Media Lab Find cost-free K-12 interactive websites, videos, eBooks, images and sound files.

3rd to 5th grade

Search for information on a person or place

Brief movies and activities

BrainPOP Homepage


Discover information on authors, illustrators, or books


K to 3rd grade: 

Read alouds and stories. Pair fiction with nonfiction.

Nonfiction and Biographies

Brief movies and activities





Recommended Books

Come by the School Library as we have many books to celebrate Black History month. Here are some recommended read alouds to celebrate Black History Month. Please preview before reading to your class.

Art, Authors, Illustrators, and Life:

Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson (illustrator and author) 4K to 1st

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave   by Laban Carrick Hill   gr.1 - 3

Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal gr 2/3/4

Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist: Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert gr 2 to 5

If you plant a seed by Kadir Nelson (illustrator and author) 4K to 5th

I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes and Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Lily Brown’s Paintings by Angela Johnson gr .4K to 1st

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete

My People by Langston Hughes

My Story, My Dance Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey by Lesa Cline-Ransome gr. 3 to 5th

Talking to Faith Ringgold  by Faith Ringgold  gr.2 - 5

Uptown by Bryan Collier

Visiting Langston by Willie Perdomo

Chapter Books: (more Book Talks instead of reading the whole book)

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

Hush by Jacqueline Woodson

One Crazy Summer by Rita Wiliams-Garcia

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Rose Box by Brenda Woods


Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr

Daring Escape of Ellen Craft by Cathy Moore   gr.1 - 3

Ellen Craft”s Escape from Slavery by Cathy Moore    gr. 3 - 5

Frederick Douglass by Margo McLoone    gr. 3 -6

Frederick Douglass: Voice of Freedom  by Kremena Spengler  gr 4 6

Great Migration to the North   by Eloise Greenfield   gr. 1 - 3

Harriet Tubman by Margo McLoone  gr. 3 - 6

I am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks    gr. 2 - 4

Maya Angelou by Sarah King   gr.3 - 5

Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David Adler  gr.2 - 4

Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David Adler   gr. 2 - 4

Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David Adler    gr. 2 -4

March by Charles R. Smith Jr

Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport gr. 3 - 5

Oprah Winfrey  by Steve Otfinoski  gr. 5 and up

This is the Rope: A Story of the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Only Passing Through: the Story of Sojourner Truth  by Anne Rockwell    gr. 4 - 6

Sojourner Truth by Margo McLoone gr.4 -6

Talkin” about Bessie: Story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman    by Nikki Grimes  gr. 3 - 5

Thurgood Marshall by Karen Bush Gibson   gr. 3 - 6

Underground by Shane W. Evans

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer...Civil Rights Movement  by Carole Boston Weatherford   gr.4 - 5

Inventors and Scientists

Ron's Big Mission by Rose Blue and Corinne J Naden

Woosh Lonie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton


Before John was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford

Charlie Parker played be bop by Chris Raschka  gr. K - 1

Dizzy by Jonah Winter     gr. K - 3

Duke Ellington: Jazz Composer   by Judy Monroe  gr.2 - 3

Ella Fitzgerald    by Andrea Davis Pinkney   gr.2 - 5

Jazz Age Josephine by Jonah Winter

Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillon

Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford    gr.3 - 5

Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend   by Elizabeth Raum    gr.3 - 5

Ray Charles   by Sharon Bell Mathis   gr. 3 - 5

Trombone Shorty by Troy "Trobone Shorty" Andrews

Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson 4K to 1st

When the Beat was Born DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill


Barack by Jonah Winter

Barack Obama Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes         gr. K - 3


Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream gr. 2 to 5

Gabby Douglas: Going for Gold by Tori Kosara  gr.1 - 3

Growing up Pedro by Matt Tavares

Jump from the Life of Michael Jordan by Floyd Cooper gr. 3 to 5th

Just Like Josh Gibson by Angela Johnson gr K to 2

LeBron James: I love Challenges! By Michael Sandler  gr .3 - 5

A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Pena and Kadir Nelson  gr. 1 - 3

Picture Book of Jackie Robinson by David Adler  gr. 2 - 4

Muhammad Ali : a Champion is Born by Gene Barretta     gr.  1 - 3

Muhammad Ali Champion of the World by Jonah Winter   gr. 1 - 3

She loved baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick,  gr. 2 to 5

Teammates by Peter Golenbock   gr. 1 - 4

Touch the Story Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina  gr. K - 3




Ashley Bryan’s ABC of African American Poetry by Ashley Bryan  gr. K - 4

The Blacker the Berry  by Joyce Carol Thomas   gr. 2 - 4

Brown Angels by Walter Dean Myers gr. 2 - 5

Daydreams  by Tom Feelings    gr. 1 - 5

Dream Keeper by Langston Hughes   gr. 4 -6

Families: Poems Celebrating the African Amer. Experience   by Dorothy Strickland   gr.  3 - 5

Freedom Over Me: Eleven slaves, lives and dreams…  by Ashley Bryan    gr. 3 - 6

Freedom’s a’Callin Me by Ntozake Shange  gr. 4 - 5

Harlem by Walter Dean Myers  gr. 5

Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield      gr. 2 - 6

If I Only had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong by Roxane Orgill   gr. K - 4

Jazz by Walter Dean Myers   gr. 2 - 5

Love to Langston   by Tony Medina  gr.  3 - 5

Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes   gr.1 - 4

My People  by Langston Hughes     gr. 1 -3

Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield      gr.1 - 4

Nathaniel Talking by Eloise Greenfield gr. 1 - 4

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes by David Roessel  gr. 3 -5



Picture Books:

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty gr ⅔

An Apple for Harriet Tubman by Glennette Tilley Turner gr.1 - 3

Banana Leaf Ball: How Play can change the world by Katie Smith Milway gr. 4/5

Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea Pinkney   gr.K - 3

City Shapes by Diana Murray gr. K-1

Dear Dragon by Josh Funk gr. K to 1st

Do Not Bring Your Dragon To the Library by Julie Gassman gr. 4K to 1st

Early Sunday Morning by Denene Millner gr 4K to 2

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo  gr. K - 2

Hula- Hoopin Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin gr. ⅔

Fishing Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney gr. 3 to 5th

Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke gr 4K to 1

I, Too, am American by Langston Hughes   gr.K - 2

In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson 4K/1st

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall gr. 4K to 1st

Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn g. 4K/K

Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer 4K to 1st

Marvelous Cornelius Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner  gr. 4K to 2nd grade

More-igami by Dori Kleber 4K to 1st

My Daddy: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   by Martin Luther King III   gr. K -3

My Kicks: A Sneaker Story by Susan Verde gr. 4K to 2/3

Nothing but Trouble: the Story of Althea Gibson     by Sue Stauffacher  gr 1-4

Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen’s closet by Ylleya Fields gr 4K to 1st

The Ring Bearer by Floyd Cooper gr. K-2

These Hands by Hope Lynne Price 4K/K

Who Will I be, Lord? By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson grades 2/3