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Multicultural Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir

Baseball's Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues

Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues

Andrea Williams
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2021
Brave. Black. First: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World

Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World

Cheryl Hudson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2020
Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM

Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in Stem

Tonya Bolden
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2020
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

Andrea Davis Pinkney
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2012
Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom

Whit Taylor
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2021
Kamala Harris: History-Making US Vice President

Kamala Harris: History-Making US Vice President

James Roland
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2021
Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers

Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers

Juliet Menéndez
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2021
Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box

Evette Dionne
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2020
Mighty Justice (Young Readers' Edition): The Untold Story of Civil Rights Trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Mighty Justice (Young Readers’ Edition): The Untold Story of Civil Rights Trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Katie McCabe, Jabari Asim
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2020
Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States

Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States

Sabrina Vourvoulias
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2020
the-rebellious-life-of-mrs-rosa-parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Jeanne Theoharis
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2013
Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls, 3: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 3

Joel Christian Gill
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2021
Young boy holding hands of parent in Japanese-American internment camp

They Called Us Enemy

George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2019
wonder-women-of-science

Wonder Women of Science: Twelve Geniuses Who Are Currently Rocking Science, Technology, and the World

Tiera Fletcher, Ginger Rue
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2021
Young person with floral crown

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto

George M. Johnson
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2020
attucks

Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

Phillip Hoose
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2018
Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults)

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2008
Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2021
Young woman holding cat near a war zone

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival

Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, Laura L. Sullivan
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2020
trevor noah

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)

Trevor Noah
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2019
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice

Bryan Stevenson
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2014
notes-from-a-young-black-chef

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2019
Legs of two boys playing soccer

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town (Young Readers Edition)

Warren St. John
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2012
She Represents

She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics … and the World

Caitlin Donohue
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2020
With a Star in My Hand

With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero

Margarita Engle
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Biography, Poetry
Published:
2020