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African American History Through the Arts
http://cghs.dade.k12.fl.us/african-american/index.htm

Traditional African Art | Africans in European Art | Pre-Civil War Art | Images Since Reconstruction | The Twentieth Century
Faith Ringgold

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
Faith Ringgold (Author and illustrator)
Paperback |Illustrated | Published December 1995 | Crown Publishing Group | ISBN 0517885433

Lesson plan: http://www.umcs.maine.edu/~orono/collaborative/harriet.html

If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
Faith Ringgold (Author and illustrator)
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Illustrated | Published November 1999 | Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing | ISBN 0689818920
My Dream of Martin Luther King
Faith Ringgold (Author and illustrator)
Paperback | 32 Pages | Illustrated | Published December 1998 | Crown Publishing Group | ISBN 0517885778

For a complete listing of Faith Ringgold's books visit her I Can Fly website - http://www.faithringgold.com/


Jazz - A History of America's Music
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/

Jazz Kids
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/kids/

Books
African-American/Black History and Heritage
http://www.eyeontomorrow.com/embracingthechild/africanamerican.htm

A collection of books and links. Shades of Black - The Best Books on the Black Experience in Canada
by Nancy Sparks and Jane Thornley
http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/cmarchive/vol22no1/shadesofblack.html


Powerful African-American Images Revealed in Picture Books
Part One - A-L : http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/afro.html

Part Two - M-Z : http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/afro1.html


The Last Safe House: A Story of the Underground Railroad
by Barbara Greenwood and illustrated by Heather Collins, is published in hardcover and paperback by Kids Can Press, 85 River Rock Drive, Suite 202, Buffalo, NY.

Northern Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad
by Gena K. Gorrell with a foreward by Rosemary Brown, Delacorte Press, 1996.

Scholastic Books


Freedom Train - The Story of Harriet Tubman
Dorothy Sterling.

Harriet Tubman risked her life helping other slaves to freedom on the Underground Railway. Paperback.

Get on Board - The Story of the Underground Railroad
Jim Haskins.

This colourful history weaves together personal stories, historical material and letters of 'conductors' and 'stationmasters' who helped slaves to freedom. Paperback.

Taking Sides
Sylvia Gunnery.

Two girls meet and become friends in spite of the racial tension that spreads through the school. Paperback.

To Be a Slave
Julius Lester.

The humiliation and ostracism of slavery is described by black men and women who were once slaves themselves. Paperback.

True North
Kathryn Lasky.

Two girls risk their lives on the Underground Railroad and must keep on the right course--true north. Paperback.