Teaching Materials

A Beautiful Ghetto

Book - Non-fiction. By Devin Allen. 2017. 124 pages. Black life in Baltimore before and after the police murder of Freddie Gray and the uprising it produced, documented through short essays, poetry, and stunning photographs.
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The Black History of the White House

Book - Non-fiction. By Clarence Lusane. 2010. The untold story of African Americans in the White House from the 18th century to the present, including the presidents who held people in bondage.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

Book - Non-fiction. By William Loren Katz. 2012. History book for ages 10 to adult that traces relations between Blacks and American Indians since the time of the conquest.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Bloody Lowndes

Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt

Book - Non-fiction. By Hasan Kwame Jeffries. 2010. History of the role that activists in Lowndes County played in spurring Black activists nationwide to fight for civil and human rights in new and more radical ways.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class
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Brother, I’m Dying

Book - Non-fiction. By Edwidge Danticat. 2008. A gripping autobiographical book, about one Haitian woman's experience as a young immigrant and her family's struggle to survive in the United States while fearing for those they left behind.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Immigration
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Caribbean Connections: The Dominican Republic

Book - Non-fiction and Fiction. Edited by Gallin, Glasser, Santana. 2005. 250 pages. Reader-friendly overview of the history, politics, and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Art & Music, Immigration, Latinx, Sports, US Foreign Policy, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Cause: Reconstruction America, 1863-1877

Book – Non-fiction. By Tonya Bolden. 2014. 138 pages. One of the few non-fiction texts on Reconstruction aimed at young readers, Cause is a strong alternative to the textbook treatment of the era.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Racism & Racial Identity
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