Text Sets on the Lives and Contributions of Under-Represented People in History

Educational Access
Appelt, K. , Schmitzer, J.C. (2001). Down Shin Cut Creek: The pack horse librarians of Kentucky. New York: Harper Collins.
Bolden, T. (2005). Maritcha: A nineteenth-century American girl. New York: Abrams. 
Goodman, S. (2016). The first step: How one girl put segregation on trial. Ill. by E.B. Lewis. New York: Bloomsbury.
Brown, M. (2011). Waiting for the biblioburro. Ill. by J. Parra. Berkley, CA: Tricycle Press.
Hanson, H. (2009). That book woman. Ill. by D. Small. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Jurmain, S. (2005). The forbidden schoolhouse: The true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers.
Pinkney, A. (2014). The red pencil. Ill. by S. Evans. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Rumford, J. (2010). Rain school. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers.
Tonatiuh, D. (2014). Separate is never equal: Sylvia Mendez and her family’s fight for desegregation. New York: Abrams Books for Children.
Winter, J. (2010). Biblioburro. New York: Beach Lane Books.
Winter, J. (2005). The librarian of Basra: A true story from Iraq. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers.
Winter, J. (2009). Nasreen’s secret school. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers.

Innovators and Inventors
Bolden, T. (2008). George Washington Carver. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Fern, Tracy. (2014). Dare the wind: The record-breaking voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud. Ill. by E.A. McCully. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.
Fleming, C. (2013). Papa’s Mechanical Fish. Ill. by B. Kulikov. New York: Margaret Ferguson Books.
Pinkney, A.D. (1994). Dear Benjamin Banneker. Ill. by B. Pinkney. Orlando, FL: Gulliver Books.
McCully, E.A. (2008). Manjiro: The boy who risked his life for two countries. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.
McCully, E.A. (2006). Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight became an inventor. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.
McCully, E.A. (2008). My heart glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the birth of American Sign Language. New York: Hyperion.

Revolutions
Aronson, M. (2005). The Real Revolution. New York: Clarion.
Blair, M. (2010). Liberty or death: The surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution. Washington, DC: National Geographic.
Fleming, C. (2014). The Family Romanov: Murder, rebellion, and the fall of Imperial Russia. New York: Random House.
Orwell, G. (1945/2004 ). Animal Farm. New York: Signet Classic. 
Roth, S., Abourya, K. (2012). Hands around the library: Protecting Egypt’s treasures.  New York: Dial.

Historical Mysteries
Aronson, M. (2010). If stones could speak: Unlocking the secrets of Stonehenge. Washington, DC: National Geographic.
Bolden, T. (2014). Searching for Sarah Rector: The richest black girl in America. New York: Abrams. 
Fleming, C. (2014). The family Romanov: Murder, rebellion, and the fall of Imperial Russia. New York: Random House.

Performance
Bolden, T. (2007). Take-Off: American all-girl bands during World War II. New York: Knopf.
Pinkney, A. D. (1993). Alvin Ailey. Ill. by B. Pinkney. New York: Hyperion Books for Children.
Pinkney, A. D. (1996). Bill Pickett: Rodeo-ridin’ cowboy. Ill. by B. Pinkney. New York: Gulliver Books.
Pinkey, A.D. (2013). Martin and Mahalia: His words, her song. Ill. by B. Pinkney. New York: Little, Brown Books. 
Pinkney, A. D. (2015). Rhythm Ride: A road trip through the Motown sound. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

New Lenses on Free and Enslaved African-Americans of the Late 18th-Mid 19th-Century  
Bolden, T. (2015). Capitol days: Michael Shiner’s journal and the growth of our nation’s capital. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Bolden, T. (2001). Tell all the children our story: Memories and momentos of being young and Black in America. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Hill, L. C. (2010). Dave the Potter. Ill. by B. Collier. Little, Brown and Company.
Huey, L. M. (2016). Forgotten bones: Uncovering a slave cemetery. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.
McCully, E. A. (2007). The escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington’s slave finds freedom. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.

Nelson, M. (2015). My Seneca village.  : namelos.

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