High School:
All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

Middle School:
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California by Jerry Stanley
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Munoz Ryan
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond

Elementary School:
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman
Frog Scientist, The by Pamela S. Turner
Grandma’s Gift by Eric Velasquez
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio
Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner
Mary McLeod Bethune by Eloise Greenfield
My People by Langston Hughes
Negro Speaks of Rivers, The by Langson Hughes
Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack
Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children, The by Davida Adedjouma
Roots and Blues: A Celebration by Arnold Adoff
Underground by Shane W. Evans
Way a Door Closes, The by Hope Anita Smith
You Can Be a Friend by Lauren Dungy and Tony Dungy


Hair Love



A Wrinkle In Time

Jingle Jangle

Akeelah and the Bee

Bino and Fino (Animated Series)

Nella the Princess Knight (Animated Series)

Esme and Roy (Animated Series)

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Animated Series)

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

See you Yesterday

The Hate You Give

Fast Color

Hidden Figures

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

The Pursuit of Happyness

Black Panther

Loving (PG -13)

Beast of the Southern Wild (PG-13)

Madam C. J. Walker

Project Power


They’ve Gotta to Have Us (Series: History of Black Cinema)

The Watchmen (HBO Series)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Lovecraft Country (HBO Series)

Between the World and Me (HBO Feb 20)

Sylvie’s Love

I May Destroy You (HBO series)




Just Mercy

Get out


Pose (Series)

Sorry to Bother You




Queen Sugar (Series)

Small Axe (Series)