Black History Month: Middle Grade

Black History MonthHow are you sharing Black History Month with young readers?

Today, in celebration of Black History Month, we're sharing some of our favorite middle grade books about Black experiences, individuals, and issues.  Ideal for readers 10 through 12, these books are perfect for diversifying kids' reading experiences and starting conversations about race and identity.

We've put together a mix of fiction and nonfiction with a variety of subjects — so there's something for every young reader.  So find a great new book to share, and read Black stories year round!

Find more on the Black History Month homepage >>


 

Becoming Muhammad Ali Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316498166
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Published: jimmy patterson - October 5th, 2020

Before the Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

Bud, Not Buddy: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780312661052
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Published: Square Fish - December 21st, 2010

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062215932
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 8th, 2018

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

Rebound (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358494836
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Published: Clarion Books - May 4th, 2021

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow   Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338713657
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Published: Scholastic Focus - December 1st, 2020

Day of Tears Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423104094
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2007

Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593126356
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419737596
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328940629
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Published: Clarion Books - December 24th, 2019

Forever This Summer (Love Like Sky) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780759555204
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

Harbor Me Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525515142
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 21st, 2020

Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062662378
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Published: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2016

The Legacy of Jim Crow (True History) Cover Image
By Clarence A. Haynes, Jennifer Sabin (Created by), David Ikard (Introduction by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593385999
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 15th, 2022

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481438292
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 27th, 2020

Love Like Sky Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368019392
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

Peace, Locomotion Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142415122
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 8th, 2010

Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593381595
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524737115
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 7th, 2020

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440414124
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Published: Yearling - September 8th, 1997

When Winter Robeson Came Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524741587
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 11th, 2022